Pesticide Regulation Announcements



CAPCA Letterhead

February 3, 2017


Ariana Zamora

(805) 704-3255




WHAT:              Santa Ana CAPCA ED Seminar

This seven-hour seminar will provide professional education for PCAs, QALs, QACs, CCAs, Private Applicators, Arborists and other license and certificate holders. 


Topics include: 

  • What's Biting You: Case Study of Mite Infestation, Orange County, CA
  • Electronic Reporting of Regulatory Forms
  • When and How to Treat Trees in the Urban Forest
  • DPR Regulations Update
  • Recent Tree Pests
  • Plant Growth Regulators in Turf
  • Invasive Weed Research
  • Ant Behavior and Control
  • Continuing Education & License Renewal Requirements 

Continuing Education Units offered:

  • Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)
  • Certified Crop Advisers (CCA)
  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)
  • Structural Pest Control Board
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
  • California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CCN Pro)

 WHO:              Presented by California Association of Pest 

                        Control Advisers (CAPCA)

WHEN:              Thursday, March 2, 2017

                         7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.


WHERE:            Santa Ana Elks Lodge #794

                        212 Elk Lane, Santa Ana, CA 92701


CONTACT:        Ariana Zamora

                       (805) 704-3255


Program & registration is available at





The California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA) is a non-profit, membership-based organization working to serve as the leader in the evolution of the pest management industry. CAPCA represents more than 75% of the California EPA licensed pest control advisers (PCAs) that provide pest management consultation for the production of food, fiber and ornamental industries. CAPCA is dedicated to the professional development and enhancement of our member's education and stewardship, which includes legislative, regulatory, continuing education and public outreach activities.


NEW WORKSHOP: Gopher IPM Workshop registration now open!


DPR School and Child Care IPM Team is excited to announce two dates for our **NEW** Gopher IPM Workshops in Hanford and Irvine!

These half-day workshops are a great networking opportunity for district employees who are responsible for
the maintenance of athletic fields, facilities, and grounds to learn gopher IPM concepts!

Trainers will provide an in-depth review of IPM principles with hands-on demonstrations and
tours of gopher problems around school buildings and grounds.

*** 4.0 Continuing Education “Other” hours available! Breakfast is provided! ***

Workshop Dates and Locations:    

April 13, 2017: Hanford West High School (Fresno County)

May 12, 2017: UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
                                           South Coast Research and Extension Center (Orange County)

Need more information? Check out the brochure:

Ready to Register? Click here:

Have questions? Drop us a line!

DPR School and Child Care IPM Team
California Department of Pesticide Regulation
1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015
Sacramento, CA 95812-4015

Making the grade on pest management!


In this issue, we take you inside Clark Pest Control's traveling Bug Zoo, which visits trade shows, home-and-garden events,and now schools as part of its community outreach efforts. Fred Speer, Clark's "zookeeper," shares how it works as well as the benefits to the company.

Our Federal Update provides news on Zika funding, the EPA Certification & Training final rule and NPMA's support of regulatory reform legislation. Our insurance column zeroes in on driver safety and what do when an accident does occur. Lastly, our State Capitol Report provides a look toward the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.

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By Sean Nealon, University of California, Riverside

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