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The Fred Neil Scholarship - Deadline Extended

Applications must be submitted by August 1st.

This scholarship is for members of MSPCA in good standing and their children. Winners will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to use towards their education.


The Value of MSPCA Membership

By Samantha (Sam) Forrest, MSPCA Vice President

Discover the difference between an ordinary pest control business and a Maryland State Pest Control associated business! In partnering with MSPCA, we will give you the tools of the trade whether it's aiding in the help of training your service professionals or saving money, all the way to finding new business opportunities to help you grow and take your business to the next level!


Renew Your MSPCA Dues Today!

The Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA) is focused on providing education and services for individuals and organizations in the pest control industry. MSPCA is your unique and valuable one-stop center for the tools, knowledge, and information you need to grow your business.


VIDEO: 2019 Last Chance Recertification Seminar

Over 100 pest control professionals gathered in Linthicum, MD for MSPCA’s Last Chance Recertification Seminar on May 29, 2019. The Seminar included educational sessions from industry experts, updates from the Maryland and DC Department of Agriculture, exhibitor displays and several opportunities to network with peers. Take a look at the video to see what you missed. The final Last Chance Recertification Seminar will take place in May 2020. 


Apply For The Fred Neil Scholarship

It's that time of the year! I wanted to remind you of this amazing opportunity, The Fred Neil Scholarship, exclusive to MSPCA members. This scholarship is for members of MSPCA in good standing and their children. We will award two winners a $500 scholarship to use towards their education.


MSPCA Savings4Members

MSPCA partnered with Savings4Members to provide you with access to cost savings programs to help you spend less time worrying about expenses; so you can focus on customers, sales, and running your business. Through Savings4Members you have access to various discounts with national vendors to help you buy and save on products and services you use every day.


University of MD Soil Judging Team

The MSPCA Board of Directors made a donation to the University of Maryland's soil judging team on behalf of the membership. The money will be used to fund the teams trip to participate in the National Soils Contest that will be hosted by California Polytechnic and State University in mid-April. Click here to read the full thank you letter. 


Download the 2018 Annual Report

Learn about the work of the Maryland State Pest Control Association in our annual reports on behalf of the pest control industry during 2018.


Baltimore City Unwittingly Creates Unlicensed Pest Control Competition

MSPCA battles City for 6 months. Results in a win for us.

By: Bruce Morgan
During the summer of 2018, Baltimore City initiated a “rental-housing licensing” program which included a requirement that all rental units be inspected, and reported on, by a MD. Licensed Home Inspector. The initial idea was to correct major safety issues, improve the rental housing stock and relieve the city of conducting so many rental code inspections. The burden of the inspection and compliance is placed upon the property owner. The city set a deadline of January 1, 2019, to have all 44,000 rentals inspected and reported on.


Central Life Sciences Welcomes Three New Members to the Zoëcon and Vector Sales Team

Strengthening its Presence in the Industry

Central Life Sciences welcomes Timothy Bennett and Kelly Deutsch to the sales team for its Vector division and Walker Mobley to the sales team for its Zoëcon Professional Products division. They all join as regional sales managers.


2019 Interstate Pest Management Conference

Register Today!

If you attend one industry event in 2019, make it the Interstate Pest Management Conference - IPMC. This premier event is designed to get you the credits you need in one day, covering more categories than ever before, including Turf and Ornamental categories.


December Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to the Maryland State Pest Control Association December Annual. This is an informal, fun meeting with colleagues in the Industry. Learn what you can expect in 2019... and how we can meet the challenges


CLOSER LOOK | E- Newsletter

October Issue


Nominations Are Now Open for the MSPCA Board

Are you interested in serving MSPCA and the pest management industry? Would you like to get more involved with the association in a leadership capacity? Then please submit MSPCA's Board of Directors Nomination Form for consideration by the MSPCA Nomination Committee. 


October Board Meeting & December Annual Meeting

The MSPCA Board of Directors met on Thursday, October 19, 2018, in Ellicott City, MD. The Board reviewed many items concerning the association including membership, upcoming events, the Fred Neil Scholarship and so much more.


2018 Fred Neil Scholarship Winner Announced

MSPCA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2018 Fred Neil Scholarship, Allyson Atkinson! Allyson was sponsored by Mark Trimmer of Atlantic Pest Control Inc. and currently attending West Virginia University to study Biology.


New Management Team

The Maryland State Pest Control Association has a new headquarters and staff team, based in Annapolis, MD. The new phone number is 410-940-6459 and fax is 410-263-1659.


Tell Us Your Thoughts On The New Website

The MSPCA Board and staff worked hard to bring its members a website that was both functional and visually attractive. Please take a few moments to let us know what you think about the updated website by taking this brief survey. 

Click here to get started 


Like Us on Facebook

MSPCA is now on Facebook!


New MSPCA Logo

The new logo reflects both the transformation of the organization and its vision for the future.


MSPCA is Proud to Announce the Launch of Our New Website

We’ve launched our new website and we’re excited to introduce you to our new look.


Fred Neil Scholarship Applications

This scholarship is available only to children or employees of eligible member firms.