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Join us in Seattle on Thursday, October 20 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. for the NPMA Annual Membership Meeting during PestWorld 2016. All members are encouraged to attend!

Still need to register for PestWorld? It’s not too late, register now!
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Nisus Corp

Showcasing the latest research on bed bug control strategies, the NPMA Global Bed Bug Summit, to be held November 30-December 2 in Indianapolis, is a not-to-be-missed event for PMPs who offer bed bug services. Join us for a general session, sponsored by Allergy Technologies and presented by Rich Kalik of Specialty Consultants, LLC, and learn about the current state of the bed bug business and gain insight that can be applied to your business today.

Would you be interested in participating in a private health insurance exchange? Take our brief survey today!

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With almost 7,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.

NPMA’s new Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!
 

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Have a human resources problem? Question? Crisis? Do you simply need to brainstorm a problem or a particular employee situation? NPMA members can call, email or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. The comprehensive menu of services provided can be found here

Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here. To contact Sandy Seay, call 407-426-9484 or email sandy@seay.us
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Control Solutions, Inc.
New Members
New Members
1st Class Pest & Termite, LLC
ASG Pest Control
Bremer Pest Control
Coleman Services, Inc.
Environ Pest Elimination, Inc.
Hilton Toro
Lopez Pest Control
Miranda and Sons, LLC
Raven Termite & Pest Control
Tu Fumigador
Viper Pest Services, LLC
Now QualityPro Certified
AA Rid-All Termite & Pest
Control, Inc. of Bowling Green, KY
Aardvark Pest Management of
Philadelphia, PA
CSI Exterminators of Fresno, CA
Mitchell Pest Services of
Leesburg, VA
Pest Pros Unlimited of Chicago, IL



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Heard from the Hill
Last Wednesday, Congress avoided a government shutdown and passed a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through December 9, 2016. The CR includes $1.1 billion in funding to aid in combatting the Zika Virus. The Zika funding language is almost identical to the legislation that stalled in the Senate this summer but without certain riders that were labeled "poison pills."
The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee becomes the first proposed bee to be listed as endangered. NPMA has discussed the issue with the EPA and we will provide comprehensive guidance as additional information becomes available. Please note that this rule is not final, it is merely proposed and there is a 60-day comment period. After the comment period, an additional one-year waiting period is needed for a final determination by the Fish and Wildlife Service to officially list the species as endangered. 
Members Make Headlines
Home Paramount Pest Control Company is pleased to announce the purchase of Sherlock’s Termite and Pest Control, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia.  
Guardian Pest Solutions, Inc. recently announced a public open house to be held Friday, October 7th at their brand new headquarters in Superior, Wisconsin. The event celebrates Guardian’s 50th Anniversary and features the official ribbon cutting ceremony by the Superior Chamber of Commerce and offers public tours of the brand new office and warehouse.
An attorney for Terminix has asked the federal court to vacate the company's trial scheduled for Monday on charges stemming from the 2015 poisoning of a family visiting St. John.

The motion, filed by St. Croix attorney Kevin Rames, points out that federal prosecutors filed a motion last month to dismiss the criminal charges against Terminix International and Terminix International USVI.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators has kicked off the second year of #ArrowCares, a social media campaign to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The fundraising campaign will run through the month of October in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year Arrow made a $5000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation concluding the inaugural #ArrowCares campaign.
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
BASF
Trending Articles
It’s no secret that pest management business leaders have an exceptionally demanding job. As you juggle countless day-to-day duties and challenges, it can be easy to lose sight of the future—and your long-term business plans can quickly go off the rails. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, it may be time for a strategic plan update.
Budgeting. The mere mention of that word is enough to send chills down a pest management business leader’s spine. Most PMPs would wholeheartedly agree that financial management is certainly not the most exciting part of the job. However, effective budgeting is absolutely essential if you want your company to survive and thrive in today’s competitive business climate.
Last year, a number of major companies from Adobe to General Electric announced they were doing away with the annual performance review. Around that same time, new research showed that millennials—who became the largest share of the American workforce in 2015—didn’t like them.
Calendar of Events

Date
Oct. 18-21, 2016
Nov. 30- Dec. 2
Jan. 18-20
Feb. 4-6
Feb. 7-8

Event
PestWorld 2016
Global Bed Bug Summit
Eastern Conference
Wildlife Expo
Southern Conference

Location
Seattle, WA
Indianapolis, IN
Atlantic City, NJ
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN

 

 

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