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Ten candidates from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership.

NPMA is proud to announce the selection of the association’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP) inaugural class of participants, marking an important strategic step toward cultivating a representative pipeline of candidates for leadership opportunities within NPMA for years to come.

The ten candidates of the ELP’s inaugural class were selected through a rigorous application process, which vetted more than 40 applications from across the country. Applicants were selected based on broad criteria, which accounted for leadership potential, industry participation and commitment to professional development, among other factors.

• Michael Bullert, President, Big Time Pest Control (Anderson, Calif.)
• David Flynn, Operations Manager, Burgess Pest Management (Bridgewater, Mass.)
• Audrey Hall, President, Eco Serve Pest Services (West Seneca, N.Y.)
• Daniel Hill, Service Supervisor, Dugas Pest Control (Baton Rouge, La.)
• Jeffrey King, President, The Pest Rangers (Hanover Township, Pa.)
• David Marshall, Co-Founder/President, Arizona Pest Squad, LLC (Tempe, Ariz.)
• Ashley Morrison, Director of Operations, City Wide Exterminating (Locust, N.C.)
• Bill Olesen, ACE, Chief Operating Officer, Chuck Sullivan Exterminators, Inc. (Olympia, Wash.)
• Emilio Polce, Owner, EcoChoice Termite and Pest Control, LLC (Coventry, Conn.)
• Kyle Varona, General Manager, Fahey Pest and Lawn Solutions (Sarasota, Fla.)
 
 
 
NPMA has been following an ongoing incident that occurred in Amarillo, Texas this weekend, resulting in the death of four people. News outlets are reporting that the deaths were the result of accidental poisoning by phosphine gas by the homeowner. NPMA has been in touch with EPA and has reached out to the Texas Department of Agriculture when we first learned of the incident. NPMA will be coordinating with the Texas Pest Control Association and will provide additional resources as they become available. 
 
Should you have questions at this point please contact us at publicpolicy@pestworld.org
 

Your digital edition of PestWorld – January/February 2017 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!
 
 
 
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Crawlspace Depot

Presented by Dr. Adam Dale, Department of Entomology & Nematology, University of Florida
Wednesday, January 11, 2:00 PM ET

In this webinar, Dr. Adam Dale will cover the fundamentals of integrated management of arthropod pests on turfgrass and ornamental landscape plants around the home. Many of the same principles apply to managing plant pests and structural pests. However, we have a poor understanding of how one may affect the other. Here, we will discuss these relationships and review recent research that may shed light on how we can address this grey area in pest management.



There are only 8 DAYS left to take advantage of early bird pricing, so register today! Prices will increase after January 11.

Join NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) on February 4-6 in Memphis for a one-of-a-kind program offering 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.
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As a benefit of membership, NPMA members have access to the OSHA Toolbox, a comprehensive website including resources for OSHA inspection, posting requirements, state plans, respiratory protection and injury and illness reporting.

To log on, visit www.qualityprotools.org and enter "osha" as both the username and password. 
 
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Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

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
4,403
Grassroots Messages Sent to Lawmakers in 2016

1,435
Grassroots Messages Sent to Congress to Pass Zika Funding

$1.1 Billion
Amount Appropriated for Zika Funding

Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina 
Top Three States for Grassroots Participation (THANK YOU!)

227 Bills in 35 States 
Out of 50 State Legislatures NPMA Has Tracked 

162 Bills in 27 States 
On Which NPMA Has Taken Action With Our State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPARs)

70%
Of State Legislatures Have Introduced Bills That Affect the Structural Pest Management Industry
Members Make Headlines
 
   
ABC Pest and Lawn Services is proud to announce that their field staff is 100% QualityPro certified. Additionally, ABC has received the 2016 Angie’s List Super Service Award for the 12th year in a row.
 
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Calendar of Events

Date
Jan. 18-20
Feb. 4-6
Feb. 7-8
Feb. 27
March 1
March 12-14

Event
Eastern Conference
Wildlife Expo
Southern Conference
Public Health Workshop
Public Health Workshop
Legislative Day

Location
Atlantic City, NJ
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
Houston, TX
West Palm Beach, FL
Washington, DC

 

 

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