Pest Perspectives - January/February 2013 - (Page 4)
from the editor’s desk
Emerging from the Chrysalis
is a publication of the
Florida Pest Management Association
FPMA launches new
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the new semi-monthly
magazine of the Florida Pest Management Association, Pest
In today’s mile-a-minute world, it’s easy for PMPs to get lost
in the current of customer retention strategies, ever-shifting
regulations and new technologies hitting the marketplace. As FPMA’s ofﬁcial
publication, Pest Perspectives is designed to be your resource for the topics most
important to the successful practice of pest management in Florida. In each issue,
you’ll ﬁnd research, tools and opinions from experts in the industry that will help
you cultivate a ﬂourishing operation.
This issue is themed “Emerging from the Chrysalis,” echoing the ongoing
evolution of FPMA. In addition to the recent re-branding of the association website,
www.ﬂpma.org, FPMA is launching new communication initiatives, including an
annual membership directory and the magazine you have in front of you. These
efforts are designed to strengthen existing FPMA programs and resources and to
better serve you, the members.
As we move into 2013, it’s time to reﬂect back on the past year and look forward
to what is on the horizon. Florida’s pest management industry lost some great
contributors in 2012, and on page 15 we take a moment to celebrate their lives.
Do regulations have your head spinning? On page 6, Sean Brantley helps you
make sense of the “alphabet soup” of agencies monitoring fumigation, and on
page 10 Bob Rosenberg outlines the recent updates to EPA’s labeling requirements
for rodenticides. Attorney Mark Ruff also reviews what you need to know to protect
yourself and your business from contract liability (see page 13).
Pest Perspectives is your magazine, and we welcome your contributions and
suggestions. For article guidelines and a complete editorial calendar for 2013, visit
http://ow.ly/geqpK. Or, feel free to contact me directly at email@example.com. I look
forward to hearing from you!
Send comments, suggestions and contributions
to Editor Erin Sevitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full manuscript submission guidelines are
available at http://ow.ly/geqpK.
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Allen Fugler, Jr.| Executive Vice President
Mandy Judd | Director of Member Services
Bob Rosenberg | NPMA
Sean Brantley | Emory Brantley & Sons
Termite and Pest Control, Inc.
Richard Rutigliano | PriMedia Inc.
Mark H. Ruff | The Law Ofﬁces of
Mark H. Ruff, P.A.
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Gainesville, FL 32607
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Tracy Tompkins | Publisher
Erin Sevitz | Editor
Kent Agramonte | Marketing
Troy Woodham | Project Manager
Shane Holt | Advertising Sales Director
Norbert Musial | Advertising Sales
Deb Churchill-Basso | Layout & Design
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Pest Perspectives is published six times a year by
the Florida Pest Management Association, Inc. and
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This publication provides articles of interest to
FPMA members and is not to be considered a
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pest Perspectives - January/February 2013
Emerging from the Chrysalis
A New Era in Member Communications
The Alphabet Soup of Fumigation
Navigating EPA-Mandated Rodenticide Labeling Language
Avoiding a Contract Liability Nightmare
Streamlined GI-BMP Training Options & Fertilizer Regulation in Brevard County
Web Presence Optimization: The New Key to Maximum Online Visibility
Pest Perspectives - January/February 2013