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NPMA members may nominate the names of qualified write-in candidates for the 2017-18 Board of Directors by following the procedures established in the NPMA Bylaws. Write-in nominations are due to NPMA no later than 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, February 28.
The Board of Directors election will be held this Spring, and all voting will be conducted online. To ensure you have the opportunity to vote, please make sure we have your proper email. Please take a moment to update and review your member profile at Click here for instructions on how to update your profile. 
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Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2017
The Pest Management Foundation, whose mission is to advance the pest management industry through research education and training, is pleased to announce the availability of funds for pest management industry-related research. The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2017.  Eligible entities include institutions of higher learning, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit businesses.
Suggested research topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•  Effects of exterior landscaping and habitat modification on perimeter pest populations
•  Perimeter pest control methodology
•  Effect of pesticide formulations on varied exterior landscaping substrates
•  Updated roof rat (Rattus rattus) distribution/range in North America
For more information see the full RFP here.
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Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

Join NPMA and hundreds of pest management professionals on March 12-14 and make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Nothing makes a bigger impression on your legislators than a visit from YOU. Click here to learn more. 

Treat Your Children to an Unforgettable Field Trip
Deadline to register for Kids Day: February 15
Treat your children to a field trip they won’t forget! Sign them up to participate in the Kids Legislative Day Program, where they will have the opportunity to see the new Pandas at the National Zoo, visit the Smithsonian’s American History Museum and check out the historical monuments. 
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HOUSTON WORKSHOP - February 27, 2017 - Houston, TX
WEST PALM BEACH WORKSHOP - March 1, 2017 - West Palm Beach, FL

In light of the recent concern about Zika and other mosquito-borne disease issues, NPMA is hosting two one-day workshops focused on public health pest control, with an emphasis on the structural pest management industry’s role in controlling mosquitoes that transmit disease-causing pathogens. These dual track meetings will feature a lineup of industry experts, federal and state government officials and public health professionals. Click here for more details and registration.
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Up to 20% energy savings with Bora-Foam.
Bora-Foam is the first termite-resistant expanded polystyrene insulation designed for basement and crawl space encapsulation. It’s an important component in preventing termites and moisture, and is proven to meet or exceed building codes. R-11 Bora-Foam can help can save up to 20% on energy costs as well.
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Members of NPMA can now save up to 85% on prescription costs using myRxMedSaver! This free discount prescription drug card provides NPMA members with discounts on prescription drugs at more than 65,000 participating pharmacies. Download the app to save 10%-85% immediately on the cost of both brand-name and generic drugs. 
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Pest Pic of the Week

European Hornet

As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at for use by NPMA members.
View the image use policy.

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UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members
Aspen Pest Control, Inc.
Exxel Termite Company
South Bay Termite
Tombstone Termite
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Northeast Pest Control of Albany, NY
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Northeast Pest Control of Albany, NY
Pest Express, Inc. of Centennial, CO
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Northeast Pest Control of Albany, NY
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Heard from the Hill
Last Wednesday, legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate (S. 340) and U.S. House of Representatives (H.R. 953) that would clarify that federal law does not require the redundant and unfairly burdensome NPDES permits for already regulated pesticide applications.  

NPDES permits are required when applicators make pesticide applications directly to 'waters of the U.S.' which is unnecessary based on the proper application directed from EPA approved labels on all pesticides.
Many of you have been part of the fight to pass this legislation over the past several years. In fact, it was one of our Legislative Day issues in 2016.  We are optimistic under this Congress and the Trump administration that we have our best chance of passing the NPDES fix.  There are still several hurdles to clear in Congress, and we need your assistance in urging legislators to pass this common sense legislation that benefits the structural pest management industry. Senator Crapo (R-ID) and Representative Gibbs (R-OH) remain our champions in both chambers for these bills, and we thank them for their leadership.

Please take a moment to submit the pre-drafted letter to your Senator and Representative and pass this link along to colleagues in the industry!
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Last week, Rick Keigwin was named Acting Director of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP).  Rick takes the position previously held by Jack Housenger, who retired last week after more than 40 years of service.  Rick brings with him more than 25 years of service with EPA, where he most recently served as Deputy Office Director for Programs at OPP. Prior to his position as Deputy Director, Rick served as Director of the Pesticide Re-Evaluation (PRD) and Biological and Economic Analysis (BEAD) Divisions and held management positions within the Registration Division (RD).  NPMA congratulates Rick on his leadership at EPA and looks forward to continuing to work closely with OPP in the future.
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Members Make Headlines
McCall Pest Control celebrated the grand opening of its new Technical Training Facility in Newberry, Fla. The first of its kind for McCall, the training facility will offer hands on education to all new and existing employees. The training will focus on pest management, termite control, and bedbug heat remediation. 
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Calendar of Events

Date Event Location

Feb. 27
Public Health Workshop
Houston, TX

March 1
Public Health Workshop
West Palm Beach, FL

March 12-14 Legislative Day Washington, DC
April 2-4 2017 Global Summit of Pest Management Services New York, NY
April 10-11 PestWorld East Dubai

July 19-21 Academy 2017 Scottsdale, AZ
October 24-27 PestWorld 2017 Baltimore, MD

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