The Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) Announces Newly Appointed Executive Director, Kelly McLendon

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The Georgia Pest Control Association is proud to announce Kelly McLendon as their newly appointed Executive Director.

Kelly J. McLendon, CAE, and now Executive Director of the Georgia Pest Control Association, has over 20 years of experience in association management. Before coming to GPCA, she has worked for the Georgia Economic Developers Association, Georgia Pharmacy Association, and the International Flight Services Association. She has held a variety of positions within associations, but is proudest of her successful membership campaigns, continuing education programs and fundraising.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Georgia Pest Control Association is excited to have Kelly as our new Executive Director,” said GPCA President, Brantley Russell. “Her vast experience in the Association arena will bring GPCA an opportunity to not only build upon what our three past Executive Directors have done so well over the last 70 plus years, but also allow us to continue as the Premier Pest Control Association in Georgia and the United States!”

Newly appointed Executive Director, Kelly McLendon, commented, “I am looking forward to this new opportunity to serve the members of the Georgia Pest Control Association. I believe my experience in Association management will be an asset to the Board, and I am anticipating learning more about the pest control industry in the coming years.”

Kelly and her husband, Joel, have two wonderful girls named Sophia and Alice. They currently reside in Snellville, GA with their golden retriever, Robbie.

Bradly Jordan Obituary & Donation

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The information below was gathered from an interview from Fox5 News.

January 28, 2021

Our hearts go out to and mourn with both the family and Lawrenceville Pest Control in the recent loss of Bradly Jordan. Bradly was a technician for Lawrenceville Pest Control and was murdered on Thursday, January 28th while serving a Gwinnett County Apartment complex.

In an interview by phone, his family said Bradly Jordan was a gentle giant who loved hard. His wife said the 23-year-old called his mother, sisters, and brother every night, and now she finds herself widowed.

“He had many, many people who loved him and anyone who knows him would tell you he was a kind man who would give you the shirt off his back,” Jordan’s mother, Marie Jordan said.

“He didn’t meet a stranger,” his mother said.

“He talked to people about God and always turning your problems to God. Just focused on being happy. Just a happy person,” Jordan’s mother said.
Jordan met his wife during vacation bible school. Together they have a baby boy and were married just months ago.

“I just want people to know that Bradly had his whole life ahead of him he was taken away too soon,” his mother said.
Bradly would constantly talk about his faith and one of his customers bought him a new Bible. Please pray for healing for his wife and family during their time of grief and healing. Hearing about Bradly and his growing in his faith, I could hear him point his family and friends to a passage from his new Bible found in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”.

UPDATED 2/8/21

Thank you for your generous donations. GPCA raised nearly $7,500 that has been donated to the family for immediate needs

Douglas Products Issues Notice of Recommended Restrictions on Use of Vikane Fumigant in Attics Enclosed with Polyurethane Spray Foam Insulation (PSFI).

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The notice provides important information on the safe and effective use of Vikane that should be followed by all users and potential users of Vikane in all cases, without exception. The have also issued a Q & A Recommended Restriction on Use of Vikane fumigant to fumigate residences with attics enclosed with open – or closed – cell polyurethane spray foam insulation (PSFI) where the PSFI also covers access to attic air circulation vents. To read the publications please click below.

Vikane® Fumigant Notice

Vikane® Fumigant Q&As



New Guidance Document from the Georgia Department of Agriculture

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The Georgia Structural Pest Control Commission and Georgia Department of Agriculture have issued a guidance document to help pest management professionals comply with the Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act. This document does not include all regulatory requirements. Refer to the complete Rules of the Georgia Structural Pest Control Act for all rules and regulations.

Click here to read the document.

SPS: 18-05 Employee Registration
Issued 08-07-18

June 6, 2018 is World Pest Day

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Today marks the second World Pest Day!

World Pest Day was created to build awareness around the importance of pest control to protect food, homes, families, lives and businesses. The day begins in Portugal this year in conjunction with the Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety with support from CPCA, along with The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), FAOPMA (Australasia) and NPMA (USA).

Every day, pest control professionals are working to protect people and properties from the potential diseases and damage caused by pests. World Pest Day is an opportunity to reflect on the variety of pests that can affect us, and to help raise awareness of the possible health risks associated with pests such as rodents, mosquitoes and flies.