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National Pest Management Association

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On March 18-20, hundreds of pest management professionals will climb Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us.


There are significant battles emerging, in particular with preemption laws in several states and the revisions to the 2018 Farm Bill. Any changes to existing legislative and regulations have the possibility to significantly impact your pest management business. And we must ensure that lawmakers know us, hear us, and respond to us. Click here to register online and join us on Capitol Hill!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=482927&issueID=59061 to view the full article online.

 
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Start your new year off right by downloading NPMA’s Mobile Field Guide for only $4.99 before the introductory price expires on January 31! After that, the price will increase to $8.99.


The NPMA Mobile Field Guide is the most advanced pest management tool available on a smartphone or tablet, and is available on both android and iOS devices. This powerful tool gives you access to up-to-date information and high-resolution images for over 200 different structural pests. In addition, you can submit questions and images directly to NPMA experts for assistance, create individual notes, take photos, reference the glossary or browse saved files.


Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase this essential pest management tool before the $4.99 introductory price expires January 31. Download today!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=482928&issueID=59061 to view the full article online.

 
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Pest Pic of the Week


  

Hover Fly

 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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Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services
New Members

Agrim Pest Control of East Elmhurst, NY
Anderson Pest Control of Tampa, FL
Brick City Pest Control of Ocala, FL
Bugs By Brian of Melbourne Beach, FL
City of Albuquerque Solid Waste of Albuquerque, NM
Command Pest Control, Inc. of Pompano Beach, FL
Cragoe Pest Services Inc. of Moorpark, CA
Dave's Pest Control of Port Orange, FL
Deen Pest Control of East Elmhurst, NY
Drake Termite & Pest Control of Winter Park, FL
Heat Elite LLC of Tamaqua, PA
HP Pest Solutions of Glenarden, MD
Insecta Exterminating of Jacksonville, FL
Integrity Turf Solutions, LLC of Spring Hill, FL
Nextgen Pest Solutions of Tampa, FL
Nicomite Termite Control, Inc. of Monrovia, CA
Paladin Pest Control of Colorado Springs, CO
Paske Pest Control & Wildlife Solutions of Saint Louis, MO
Salt City Pest Elimination of Cicero, NY
Tri State Pest Control Service of Aberdeen, NJ

Member Benefit Highlight

Are past due accounts bugging your business? Has the economy put you in the unfortunate position of "bill collector" instead of service provider? As a benefit of membership, NPMA Members have access to discounted collection services from A.R.M. Solutions.


For over a decade, A.R.M. Solutions has delivered cost effective and diplomatic programs to maximize recovery rates, retain valued customers, and lower the overall cost of collecting on past due accounts. Click here for more information about this member benefit.

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NPMA Education and Events

The Southern Conference is just around the corner! To reserve your room at the Hilton Memphis, please call (901) 684-6664 by January 19, and mention “National Pest Management” to receive the group rate of $139 per night. After January 19, rooms and rates are subject to change.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=482932&issueID=59061 to view the full article online.

 

Submit your speaker recommendations by Friday, January 19.


NPMA is seeking your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2018. This year's event will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL on October 23-26.


Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to speakers@pestworld.org. Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. NPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions, click here for some suggestions. Thank you for your help and we will see you in Orlando!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=483037&issueID=59061 to view the full article online.

 
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Weekly Headlines

CNN
Scientists from the University of Oslo modeled the three transmission routes for the disease, and model outcomes suggest the spread of the plague was mainly attributable to human fleas and body lice.

Visit http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/16/health/black-death-plague-spread-by-humans-intl/index.html to view the full article online.

Records Online
The spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect, was found for the first time in New York State on Nov. 29, 2017.

Visit http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180113/invasive-insect-confirmed-in-new-york to view the full article online.

The New York Times
The “bomb cyclone” – the cold spell that froze much of the United States – didn’t affect bugs.

Visit https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/science/ticks-bedbugs-winter.html to view the full article online.

New York Daily News
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has hired a dog to sniff out moths, termites, beetles and other bugs that can maul masterpieces.

Visit http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/puppy-hired-sniff-pests-boston-art-museum-article-1.3758046 to view the full article online.

For your Business

The Muse
Here are some tips for upping your productivity and getting back in the work game.

Visit https://www.themuse.com/advice/get-back-on-track-asap-after-holidays to view the full article online.

Harvard Business Review
You can build a truer confidence by more intentionally focusing on cultivating many different parts of your leadership voice each day.

Visit https://hbr.org/2018/01/you-dont-just-need-one-leadership-voice-you-need-many to view the full article online.

The Grossman Group
Recognition can be a powerful tool – by specifically communicating a job well done, you can motivate employees and enhance team performance.

Visit http://www.yourthoughtpartner.com/blog/recognition-that-motivates-3-must-have-components to view the full article online.

Let’s Grow Leaders
When your people can’t unify in pursuit of a common, clearly established goal, remember to clarify results, and also relationships.

Visit http://letsgrowleaders.com/2018/01/09/why-your-team-wont-collaborate-and-what-to-do-about-it/ to view the full article online.

Forbes
The best leaders understand the not-so-subtle difference between leading and managing.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemaddock/2018/01/13/the-price-of-leadership/#1242346daa58 to view the full article online.

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SalesRabbit Field Sales App
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Trending Articles

CBS Pittsburgh
Entomologists from Penn State have developed a revolutionary bed bug prevention concoction.

Visit http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/11/20/new-bed-bug-prevention-method/ to view the full article online.

Yahoo Finance
Here’s a look at five pests and how they’ve evolved to withstand whatever Mother Nature may throw at them this winter.

Visit https://finance.yahoo.com/news/even-bomb-cyclone-not-enough-180400894.html to view the full article online.

CBS News
Washington is wielding its newest weapon in its never-ending war on rats: dry ice.

Visit https://www.cbsnews.com/news/washington-dc-dry-ice-rats/ to view the full article online.

Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018 Wildlife Expo 2018 New Orleans, LA
  January 18-19, 2018 Eastern Conference Mashantucket, CT
  February 5-7, 2018 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  March 18-20, 2018  Legislative Day 2018 Washington, DC