PCOC - Spring 2020 - 5

CONTENTS

COMMENTARY

IN EVERY ISSUE

7 President's Message

26 NPMA Federal Update

A New Decade, A New Chance
to Get Involved

2020: A Busy Year for NPMA for
Federal and State Efforts

By Mike McKenzie

By Jake Plevelich and
Ashley Amidon, NPMA

9 EVP Message

28 Insurance

The Future of Pest Control

The Risks (and Costs) of Putting a Bad
Driver Behind the Wheel

By Chris Reardon

FEATURES

By Paul Lindsay, EPIC Insurance Brokers

32 State Capitol Report

10 The Benefits of Being a

Foresight is 2020

PCOC Member

By Dominic DiMare, Legislative Advocate

By Molly Schnepel

12 Details About the Future of

37 Marketing

Pest Control Expo
14 Surviving a Technology Conversion:
10 Tech Upgrade Tips for
Smooth Sailing

41 Firm Profile

By Amy Bell

20 Pesticide Research Must Stay

Do You Know Where Your Wesbite
Ranks Online?
By Alain Parcan, Market Hardware

42

Guardian Protection Force, Inc.
Index to Advertisers

Transparent and Independent
By Sébastien Sauvé

24 New Technology to Control Pests

with Precision-Guided Genetics
By Mario Aguilera

Visit our
online Pest Control
Affiliates Search at:
http://pcocvendors.
officialbuyersguide.net

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The Future of
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Board of Directors Meeting
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Academy
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PCOC - Spring 2020

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Spring 2020

President’s Message
EVP Message
The Benefits of Being a PCOC Member
Details About the Future of Pest Control Expo
Surviving a Technology Conversion: 10 Tech Upgrade Tips for Smooth Sailing
Pesticide Research Must Stay Transparent and Independent
New Technology to Control Pests with Precision-Guided Genetics
NPMA Federal Update
Insurance
State Capitol Report
Marketing
Firm Profile
Index to Advertisers
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Intro
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover1
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover2
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 4
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 5
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 6
PCOC - Spring 2020 - President’s Message
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 8
PCOC - Spring 2020 - EVP Message
PCOC - Spring 2020 - The Benefits of Being a PCOC Member
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 11
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Details About the Future of Pest Control Expo
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 13
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Surviving a Technology Conversion: 10 Tech Upgrade Tips for Smooth Sailing
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 15
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 16
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 17
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 18
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 19
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Pesticide Research Must Stay Transparent and Independent
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 21
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 22
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 23
PCOC - Spring 2020 - New Technology to Control Pests with Precision-Guided Genetics
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 25
PCOC - Spring 2020 - NPMA Federal Update
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 27
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Insurance
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 29
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 30
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 31
PCOC - Spring 2020 - State Capitol Report
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 33
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 34
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 35
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 36
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Marketing
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 38
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 39
PCOC - Spring 2020 - 40
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Firm Profile
PCOC - Spring 2020 - Index to Advertisers
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - cover4
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert1
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert2
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert3
PCOC - Spring 2020 - outsert4
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