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Our Mission...

Our mission is to foster the success of all diverse sectors of the pest management industry by:

  • Providing outstanding educational opportunities to pest management professionals,
  • Actively advocating for the industry’s interests in government, and
  • Promoting a greater understanding and acceptance of the industry as vital to the safety, health, and comfort of the public
Our Vision...

To be the premier voice for Idaho’s pest management industries with a primary goal of protecting the health, property, and general welfare of our clients

The IPMA offers joint membership with the NPMA. 

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January 2024

IPMA President’s Message

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.  Now that January is upon us it looks like winter is finally setting in.  Thank you to all who attended the Idaho Pest Expo last month at the Galaxy Event Center in Meridian and the Canyon Crest Event Center in Twin Falls.  Ben Miller put together an excellent lineup of speakers for everyone to enjoy and hopefully learn a few things in the process.  The attendance at each of the locations was excellent and we hope everyone felt it was well worth their time to attend. 

The Idaho Department of Ag has published the final document for the Administrative Rules Bulletin that will go in front of the legislature for vote in the upcoming months. The board has been involved in several meetings with our Idaho Department of Agriculture over this past year and offered our input with several rule changes that are being proposed and assisted with how that language reads. The Department of Ag has been very open to industry input throughout this entire process and we thank them for their acceptance of these proposals. These rules will directly affect all pesticide applicators, hopefully for the better.  Some of the rule changes involve pesticide credit requirements, re-organization of categories by merging/combining similar categories into one, changes to the Apprentice Program, and elimination of waiting period between tests.  In addition to the rule changes, they are also still in the process of producing training videos on the different urban categories for people to use as they’re studying to pass exams.  They were hoping to have the first few videos released already but that’s currently delayed due to several exams being compromised, which means they’re having to spend a significant amount of time rewriting those tests.  Hopefully we will see the first few videos this spring.

The IPMA Board is still monitoring the progression of the new EPA guidelines on the use of rodenticides.  The National Pest Management Association is fighting with the EPA on some of the verbiage and other issues at hand and once all that gets settled the EPA should release a final draft for us to review. More to come in the months ahead.

Lastly, I just want to thank everyone for choosing to be a member of this association.  Pesticide regulation is a huge focus for us and we’re lucky to live where we live, but we will forever face the challenges that go along with such a hotly contested industry.  We are surrounded by states that are regulating our industry to the max and Idaho will continue to be pressured to follow suit.  We, as a board, will continue to fight for the “common sense” approach to regulation and try to eliminate the over-reaches from our government.  We need your help, though. This is a strength in numbers association and the more people and businesses that belong, the stronger and louder our word becomes.  Please encourage any friends and colleagues that have not yet become a member to join our group.  It is a small price to pay to support such a great industry.


Pat Sherer

Sprague's Larry and Alfie Treleven Receive NPMA Pinnacle Award

Sprague Pest Solutions Co-Owners Larry and Alfie Treleven received NPMA's Pinnacle Award, honoring an individual who has contributed – not only to the success of the association – but to the industry over a lifetime or career.

TACOMA, Wash. – Sprague Pest Solutions announced Lawrence (“Larry”) Treleven and Alfred (“Alfie”) Treleven III, third-generation co-owners of Sprague, have been awarded the National Pest Management Association's (NPMA) Pinnacle Award. This award is NPMA's most coveted and prestigious accolade, honoring an individual who has contributed - not only to the success of the association - but to the industry over a lifetime or career.

Larry Treleven, a founding member of NPMA, has been a driving force in the pest management industry for decades. His achievements include the 1991 Crown Leadership award from PCT Magazine and presidency of NPMA in 1995. Larry received NPMA's State Policy Affairs Representative of the Year award and recently marked his 50th year in the pest control industry in 2021. He currently serves as an essential member of NPMA's Public Policy committee.

Alfie Treleven III, another key figure in the industry, has been recognized for his contributions as a founding member of NPMA's Pest Management Foundation, his 13-year tenure as chairman of Copesan services, leadership roles in Washington Pest Management Association (WSPMA) and his service on the NPMA Board of Directors and the Pest Management Foundation Board of Trustees in 2010. He is currently serving on the board of PestSure.

"This year, the Pinnacle Award is shared among two incredible industry leaders who happen to be leaders at Sprague. Larry and Alfie have played pivotal roles in shaping our company's legacy for a combined 90+ years and have made significant contributions to our industry. The NPMA Pinnacle Award is a testament to their leadership, innovation, enduring commitment, and passion for pest management" said President Sprague Ross Treleven.

As we enter the warmer part of the year with increased outdoor work activity, OSHA has launched a Falls and Heat Campaign to assist employers and employees in learning about the various ways and means to prevent falls and heat injuries. OSHA has developed and provided electronic products and resources for your use.

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The IPMA Scholarship Fund

IPMA has a scholarship fund that you can now directly contribute to. You can either add $10 to your membership renewal, or feel free to donate additional funds here on the IPMA website. You may also call Ann Bates, IPMA Executive Coordinator. 


Please encourage students to apply for the scholarship.

Association Updates

Read the IPMA's response to the 2-4D Issue Here.

Idaho Pollinator Protection Plan Draft

Understanding Your Applicators - How to Help Them Pass Their Exams

Ester Update - Rules for Lawmaking: Read More Here

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