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T HE VOICE OF PEST CON TROL OPER ATORS OF CALIFOR NIA P C O C CONTENTS President’s Message 7 Activism, Member Participation Strengthen Association By Darrell Ennes, 2008-2009 President Looking Ahead 2009 March 27-28 Board of Directors Meeting Silverado Resort Napa Valley, CA Annual Member Meeting Silverado Resort Napa Valley, CA Legislative Days Hyatt Regency Sacramento, CA Leadership Conference Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe, CA PCOC 66th Annual Convention Maui Prince Hotel Makena, HI Board of Directors Meeting Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco, CA Board of Directors Meeting Hilton Palm Springs Resort Palm Springs, CA Martyn’s Corner 9 Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness … By Martyn B. Hopper, Executive Vice President FEATURES Under Attack! Assaults on state primacy laws pose threat to industry 10 By Michael Katz Drywood Termite Control Preliminary laboratory evaluation of chemical local treatments for drywood termites 14 By Dr. Vernard Lewis, University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Michael Rust, University of California, Riverside COLUMNS Insurance Claims, Complaints and Lawsuits Surviving the California Legal System 19 By Paul Lindsay Director, Jenkins Insurance Group PCOC Insurance Program State Capitol Report Is It Over Yet? 27 By Dominic DiMare Partner, DiMare, Van Vleck & Brown Capitol Scope The Budget Deficit and Us 31 By Curtis Good PCOC Legislative Chairman Index to Advertisers 33 Advertiser.com 34 See our new updated Web site at www.pcoc.org. March 28 April 21-22 May 29-30 June 18-20 Sept. 18-20 Dec. 10-11 PCOC The offi cial publication of Pest Control Operators of California 3031 Beacon Blvd. West Sacramento, CA 95691 (916) 372-4363 www.pcoc.org President Darrell Ennes President-Elect Lee A. Whitmore Treasurer Ron Suber Second Vice President Stephen R. Delk Third Vice President Scott Howell Secretary Travis Swope Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 Tel.: (800) 369-6220 or (352) 332-1252 Fax: (352) 331-3525 www.naylor.com Publisher Tracy Tompkins Editor Jeanie J. Clapp Project Manager: Rick Jablonski Sales Manager: Kelly Bowman Marketing Associate Heather Zimmerman Book Leader Shane Holt Advertising Representatives Shirley Lustan, Jacqueline McIllwain, Jamie Williams Layout and Pagination Naylor, LLC Advertising Art Elaine Connell PCOC is published four times a year by PEST CONTROL OPERATORS OF CALIFORNIA, INC. and mailed to every member of the association. This publication provides articles of interest to PCOC members and is not to be considered a publication of standards or regulations. Articles by individual authors do not necessarily reflect the decision-making process of PCOC with regard to advice or opinions on the merits of certain processes, procedures or equipment. Advertising is accepted at the discretion of PCOC staff and does not imply endorsement by PCOC or its officials. PUBLISHED MARCH 2009/CPC-Q0109/8180 © 2009 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher. PCOC / SPRING 2009 5 http://www.pcoc.org http://www.pcoc.org http://www.naylor.com http://www.pcoc.org http://www.naylor.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Spring 2009

PCOC- Spring 2009
President’s Message
Martyn’s Corner
Under Attack!
Drywood Termite Control
State Capitol Report
Capitol Scope
Index to Advertisers

PCOC - Spring 2009