Industry Associations and Related Groups

The field of pest management is constantly changing as new pests emerge, new technologies become available and additional research provides insight into managing existing pest issues.  Associations and similar groups play a vital role in educating their membership of these changes while also providing a voice when policies are being considered and implemented.  These groups often serve as the means of promoting integrated pest management concepts as well as communicating regulatory updates to their members through training workshops, association newsletters and educational websites.  Their websites can also provide valuable information to consumers, students and educators searching for information related to pest management and pesticide safety.


Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals (VAFHP)
Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association (VCTGA)
Virginia Crop Production Association (VACPA)
Virginia Horticultural Foundation (VHF)
Virginia Mosquito Control Association (VMCA)
Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association (VNLA)
Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA)
Virginia Turfgrass Council (VTC)


Mid-Atlantic Mosquito Control Association (MAMCA)


American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA)
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)
CropLife America
National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA)
National Association for Moisture Management (NAMA)
National Pest Management Association, Inc (NPMA)
National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA)
Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS)
Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE)

Related Groups

These groups are primarily comprised of researchers and other members of academia involved in researching various pest management issues.
American Phytopathological Society (APS)
Entomological Society of America (ESA)
Southern Weed Science Society (SWSS)
Weed Science Society of America (WSSA)