Wil-Kil Pest Control meets with federal lawmakers to discuss legislation affecting the pest control industry
Shane McCoy, Quality and Technical Training Director and Dale Bauerkemper, Vice President and General Manager for Wil-Kil Pest Control, the Upper Midwest’s quality leader in pest management, met with Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner in Washington D.C. to represent the pest management industry and discuss important issues, including Zika Virus, the Department of Labor’s Proposed Overtime Rule and NPDES Permits.
McCoy and Bauerkemper visited Capitol Hill during Legislative Day, an annual event coordinated by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) that brings together pest management professionals and their legislators to talk about critical industry related issues. Wil-Kil Pest Control is a member of NPMA, which represents the $7.4B pest management industry on legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal and state levels.
During the meeting with Congressman Sensenbrenner and Senator Ron Johnson’s staff, McCoy and Bauerkemper discussed the importance of educating the public on Zika-carrying mosquitoes and urged Congressional action to change the proposed overtime rule and to eliminate NPDES permits for lawful pesticide applications.
“Discussing issues face-to-face with federal lawmakers is the most effective form of advocacy because it is an opportunity for us to provide context to issues that affect the pest management industry in Wisconsin,” said McCoy. “This meeting allowed us a chance to begin an impactful dialogue and build relationships with our elected officials in Washington.”
Larry Bloechl, IPM Sales and Service Specialist at Wil-Kil Pest Control, was also present at Legislative Day as he was recognized at the event for being named the 2015 Residential Technician of the Year by Pest Control Technology (PCT) magazine.
About Wil-Kil Pest Control
Wil-Kil Pest Control, founded in 1924, is a regional pest management company that provides quality pest management for residential and commercial properties throughout the Upper Midwest – including Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, parts of Iowa, Chicagoland and all of Northern Illinois. Earning the reputation as the “Upper Midwest’s Quality Leader” in pest management, Wil-Kil utilizes the latest technologies and techniques of Integrated Pest Management methods while delivering customized programs with personalized service. Wil-Kil is an operating division of Copesan Services, Inc, with offices located in Sun Prairie, Menomonee Falls, Eau Claire and Appleton, Wis. For more information, please visit www.wil-kil.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.
About National Pest Management Association
National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property – reflected both in the continuing education of the pest control professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses. For more information, visit www.npmapestworld.org.