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NPMA President Chuck Tindol appointed a special membership task force to review and make recommendations to the association’s board regarding NPMA’s membership structure. "Every so often you have to take a look under the hood and see what needs fixing," said Tindol.  "Our intention is to conduct a comprehensive review that ensures that we have a transparent, fair, and sustainable membership structure."  

During the association’s P3 strategic planning meeting in May, industry leaders identified this as a high priority. The first task force meeting was held earlier this month at PestWorld, NPMA’s annual convention. The goal is to have recommendations to the association’s board by next fall. This will be an in-depth process and one that will be done with much deliberation and membership engagement over the next few years.

During PestWorld 2016, NPMA’s Leadership Development Group (LDG) hosted the LDG Gives Back program. With 15 participants, the group volunteered at Mary’s Place, a local homeless shelter for women and children.

During their visits to two of the downtown Seattle locations, the volunteers assisted in organizing donations, assembling furniture, cleaning and organizing the pantry and visiting with residents. The hard work was much appreciated by Mary’s Place and the volunteers left with a sense of accomplishment in being able to make a difference in the local community.
 
In addition, a new program, "PestWorld Gives Back", was created to collect donations from attendees to aid a local charity each year during PestWorld. This year, diapers and coloring books were collected for Mary’s Place and all donations were provided to the center at the conclusion of the conference. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated! To learn more about NPMA’s LDG, visit www.npmapestworld.org. Click here to learn more about NPMA’s LDG. 
 
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Your digital edition of PestWorld - November/December 2016 is available now!

PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, offers an in-depth look at industry trends. Regular columns include a look at innovative business practices in the industry, regulatory updates, and sales and marketing opportunities.

Additionally, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles - as well as exclusive online only content!
 

Attending the Global Bedbug Summit at the end of the month? Be sure to make your hotel reservations by November 7 to receive the discounted group rate! To make your hotel reservations at the JW Marriott, call 800-228-9290.

Still need to register for the Summit? Click here to register online and to view the full program of events. 

 

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Make plans to join NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) on February 4-6 in Memphis. This program provides the most current technical and business-related information to professionals who are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this valuable add-on service. Click here for more information. 

 
   
Available for $4.99 for both iOS and Android devices, the Field Guide App, powered by eNex, offers users an easy way to access information on over 200 different structural pests, with high resolution photos and charts for confident identification. Download yours today! Just visit the App Store or Google Play and search for "NPMA Mobile Field Guide."
 
Pest Pic of the Week


Sawtoothed Grain Beetle

As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
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Heard from the Hill
NPMA is pleased to release the 2016 Pest Management Standards for Food Processing and Handling Facilities. Since 2007, NPMA guidance on pest management in food facilities has been the cornerstone of NPMA’s commercial activities. These standards were last updated in 2013, and this 2016 version provides updates and improvements to better address changing regulatory requirements, new technologies, and better-integrated pest management practices. 
In September, national media outlets reported that several cities, specifically Chicago, have been using carbon dioxide (CO2)/dry ice to treat for rodent infestations, which NPMA understood to be in violation of the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).  NPMA reached out to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health to clarify our concerns. 
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Calendar of Events

Date
Nov. 30- Dec. 2
Jan. 18-20
Feb. 4-6
Feb. 7-8

Event
Global Bed Bug Summit
Eastern Conference
Wildlife Expo
Southern Conference

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

 

 

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