Every household and business is protected by professional pest management services. With that vision, the Kansas Pest Control works to ensure every Kansan benefits from our industry and association, and every Pest Management Professional prospers.
The mission of the Kansas Pest Control Association, Inc. is to provide programs and services which assist its Members in achieving success in the operation of their businesses as protectors of the health, environment, and property of Kansans. To this end, we promote for rational regulations and means for progressive development and education.
The Kansas Pest Control Association is a statewide organization of pest control professionals with the following goals outlined in our mission:
Our Mission is your protection
Every household and business uses professional pest management services.
KPCA CODE OF ETHICS
NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (NPMA) MISSION
NPMA supports members in being professional, knowledgeable, and profitable through education, industry leadership, public policy advocacy, and growth of the market.
As a supporter and partner with NPMA, the Kansas Pest Control Association also adheres to these values and goals:
GOAL: CONSUMER CONNECTIONS
A growing number of consumers are actively seeking protection of their residences and businesses with pest management professionals
GOAL: MEMBER ENGAGEMENT
An increasing number of pest management companies are using NPMA benefits to improve the quality of their businesses
GOAL: PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP
NPMA and pest management professionals are the trusted source for protecting people, structures and land from pest-related health threats
GOAL: REGULATORS AND POLICY MAKERS
NPMA is increasing its influence in the development of balanced and proactive legislation and regulations.
1948 KPCA Founded
1950s Association works on most pressing issues of the time: low-ball pricing and fly-by-night operations. Leads the way in regulations that solve these problems.
1958 Annual Meeting with Kansas & Missouri. Bill J. Hawks, Ward Combs, and Fred New preside. Bob Russel was the keynote speaker on termite control.
1960 Begin official partnership with the NPCA, national association that would eventually become NPMA
1968 First workshops for realtors and pest control companies are held in Manhattan.
1970s Governor Robert F. Bennett signs the proclamation making the month of June “Pest Control Month”.
1975 KPCA hires its first lobbyist: Les Arvin
1979 KPCA adopts “Good Practice Procedures in Making Termite Inspections and Reports”.
1984 Vernon McKinzie, KPCA member, is elected President of NPCA
1986 Verifiable Training is officially adopted
1987 KPCA forms a relationship with the Kansas Association of Realtors.
1990s Kansas Legislative Day begins
1993 KPCA changes is name from Kansas Termite and Pest Control Association to Kansas Pest Control Association.
1994 Regulations are unified at the State level, preempting local regulations of pesticide use.
1994 First woman is elected President of KPCA: O. Carolyn Nelson of Schendel Pest Control, Great Bend.
1998 KPCA retains its first booth at the Kansas State Fair
2010 Longest serving Association Executive Director Hal Hudson retires.
2010 Spencer Duncan hired as the nex Executive Director of KPCA
2015 KPCA begins its Master Technician Program
2020 KPCA leads the effort to introduce online CEU training in Kansas.