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The Pest Management Foundation is a charitable organization affiliated NPMA and has funded urban entomology research projects and student scholarships at for more than 30 years. The Pest Management Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission and purpose is to advance the pest management industry through education, research, and training. This year, the Foundation awarded over $100,000 in funding for research projects at Auburn University, Fordham University, University of California, Riverside, and UC, Davis. Click here to learn more about the research that the Pest Management Foundation is helping to make possible.

We know that there are plenty of worthy causes that deserve your support, but very few will have the direct impact that a donation to the Pest Management Foundation has on structural pest control, public health, and the future of your business.

During this season of giving, please consider a gift to the Pest Management Foundation. Visit or click here to make your tax deductible gift now.

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Thousands of pest management professionals came together in Baltimore for PestWorld 2017 to enjoy three days of world-class educational sessions delivered by top academic and industry professionals. If you missed this year’s event or simply want to review your favorite classes, recordings of the 18 highest-rated educational sessions are available to purchase.

These recorded sessions are available to members for $199, and to non-members for $399. Act now and save 25% with the discount code: PWB2017. This coupon code will expire December 31, 2017. To access these proceedings, visit the training section of NPMA’s Resource Center and follow the steps below:

1. Visit:
2. Click “Purchase New Content”
3. Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
4. Click “Select Courses”
5. Enter your discount code (PWB2017) and click “Apply Voucher”
6. Click “Continue” to complete the purchase process and enjoy your training

Don’t delay! These recorded proceedings will only be accessible until March 31st, 2018.

The PowerPoint presentations for the remaining sessions are available to all PestWorld 2017 attendees at no charge.  You will receive your access code in a separate communication. 

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There is only one episode left in NPMA’s engaging virtual conference series: Hire Smart & Manage Easy, and seats are limited! For more information about this conference or to register for the final episode, see below.

On December 4th at 9:00am EST, Kurt Scherzinger of Scherzinger Pest Control, Ken Stieren of Arrow Exterminators, and Mark DeGeare of Forshaw Inc. join forces in the final episode, Keeping the Best, to share their formulas for successfully keeping employees of all generations engaged. Register now for this episode.

If you missed the first two episodes or wish to view them again, click here to view Episode One: Recruiting the Best and here to view Episode Two: Qualifying the Best.

Pest Pic of the Week


Eastern Tent Caterpillar on a Leaf

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

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Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services
New Members

Dynamic Pest Control LLC of Toms River, NJ
Ken X Pest Control of Chariton, IA
Sleep Tight Pest Control of Devon, PA
UltraPro Pest Protection of Paramus, NJ
Weedman of Central New Jersey of Millstone Township, NJ

JRB Pest & Sanitation of Carmichael, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

Winter is right around the corner and this issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.

Click here to view the current issue.

Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at

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NPMA Education and Events

Eastern Conference
Earn recertification credits, browse the exhibit hall, and network with over 300 pest management professionals from your region.
January 18-19
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, CT

Wildlife Expo
If you are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this add-on service, you will not want to miss this year's Wildlife Expo!
January 30 – February 1
Harrah’s New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Southern Conference
Hear from industry experts on the latest technical topics focused on pests in your region, while earning recertification credits!
February 5-7
Hilton Memphis, Memphis, TN

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Weekly Headlines

ABC 7 News
If you get a fresh Christmas tree, odds are you will be bringing as many as 25,000 bugs in with it.

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Alestle Live
When temperatures cool, critters that were perfectly happy outdoors begin looking for somewhere warm to spend the winter. They may decide your house is the perfect location — unless you take steps to keep them out.

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Business Insider
It's not like bugs can just turn on the heater, zip up a fluffy parka, or tuck in to a warm cup of cocoa to stay warm in the winter. The truth is that bugs have many different ways to make it through the winter alive.

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The Guardian
A Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores.

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US News & World Report
A tiny pest insect barely the size of a pinhead has been devastating Maine hemlock forests and forcing landowners to adapt to the pest's presence.

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