History

Date Event
1948 KPCA Founded
1950s Main complaints about industry – low ball pricing and fly-by-night operations
1958 Annual meeting with Kansas & Missouri. Robert Schendel, Bill J. Hawks, Ward Combs and Fred New presided. Bob Russell was keynote speaker on termite control.
1960 Official affiliation with NPCA
1968 Workshops for realtors & pest control companies held in Manhattan
1970s Gov. Robert F. Bennett signed proclamation making the month of June Pest Control Month.
Discussions about banning Chlordane, Deldrin, Heptachlor and Aldrin
1975 KPCA hired lobbyist Les Arvin
1979 KPCA adopted “Good Practice Procedure in making Termite Inspections and Reports”
1984 Vernon McKinzie, KPCA member, elected NPCA President
1986 Verifiable training became a reality
1987 KPCA formed relationship with Kansas Association of Realtors
1990s Kansas Legislative Day began.
1994 Regulations unified under the State of Kansas’ regulations preempting local regulations on pesticide use
1993 Name changed from Kansas Termite and Pest Control Association to Kansas Pest Control Association, Inc.
Members traveled to USDA Forestry Service in Gulfport, MS to see termiticide testing.
1994 First woman elected President of KPCA – O. Carolyn Nelson of Schendel Pest Control, Great Bend.
1998 KPCA retained a booth at the Kansas State Fair