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Plan to join us October 23-26 in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate PestWorld 2018!

Every year, NPMA gathers thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe to offer opportunities for information sharing, provide access to the latest products, services, and technologies in the 100,000 square foot exhibit hall, and generate critical thinking in world-class educational sessions.

Keynote speakers for PestWorld include Yossi Ghinsberg, who knows survival like no one else, and he knows why it is important for businesses to learn and embed these survival principles, and Dennis Snow, who began his Disney career in 1979 as a front-line attractions operator. As he advanced through the company, Dennis managed various operating areas throughout the park, learning and applying the skills it takes to run a world-class, service-driven organization. 

Register today and ensure you take full advantage of the early bird discount rates.

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The Professional Pest Management Alliance, the consumer outreach arm of NPMA is pleased to announce another great media hit!

Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for NPMA, appeared on The Weather Channel’s AMHQ Weekend and The Weekend Recharge this past Sunday to discuss how the heat impacts pest pressure. He chatted with the anchors about mosquitoes, ticks and termites, and encouraged the public to contact a pest control professional to make sure their homes are pest-free.

You can view the segments here and here.

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Crawlspace Depot

We invite you to join us July 26-28 for the 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions, including a Beach Bash and a BBQ by the pool! Credits have been applied for in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Click here for more details and registration.

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Women of Excellence Award 
All nominations must be received by August 31, 2018.
NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. 

Young Entrepreneur Award 
All nominations must be received by August 29, 2018.
Do you know a young entrepreneur in the pest management industry? NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil-Steritech, recognizing young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. 

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More and more of our clients are becoming concerned about the brown widow spider. How toxic is their venom and what can we do to control them?

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Pest Pic of the Week


Brown Cockroach

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services
New Members

E. Ritter & Co. of Memphis, TN
Evolva of Lexington, KY
High Desert Wildlife & Pest Solutions of Middleton, ID
Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation of Tahlequah, OK
JL Pest Control of Plains, PA
Moving Right Along of Ozone Park, NY
Mr. Landscaper of Suffolk of Smithtown, NY
Natural Repellents, LLC of Denville, NJ
Northwest Crawl Space & Rodent Management Experts, Inc. of Spokane, WA
Perfect Pest Control, LLC of Muscatine, IA

Member Benefit Highlight

With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.

NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

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Amvac Chemical Corp.
Navigator SC termiticide/insecticide is a pre- and post-construction termite control product for professionals. Navigator SC is effective against a variety of subterranean termites, and protects the structure against future infestations. After termites pass through the treatment area, they transfer the non-repellent, active ingredient, fipronil, back to the nest. Navigator SC also protects against perimeter pests and invaders, including ants. Learn more at
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NPMA Education and Events

We invite you to join us for the 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit, sponsored by BedBug Central, on November 27-29 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver Colorado. The conference will feature a mixture of in-depth management sessions and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry. The Global Bed Bug Summit is designed to provide you with the information you need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customer. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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Monday, September 10, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Understanding the Disease Potential of Urban Rodents
Matt Frye, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Advanced Control Techniques for Domestic and Peridomestic Cockroaches
Chad Gore, Entomologist/Market Technical Director, Rentokil North America

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Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
Weekly Headlines

Entomology Today
A 17-year study that monitored for resistance among cat fleas to the insecticide imidacloprid finds no evidence of decreased susceptibility.

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Top Class Actions
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it will be sending refund checks to consumers who purchased bed bug treatment products claiming to contain cedar oil.

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Detroit Free Press
Even House Speaker Paul Ryan isn't immune from rodents chomping on his vehicle's engine wiring.

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An uncommon but potentially deadly disease is on the rise in the United States.

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Health officials are warning everyone about the parasite that will attack your face and cause some serious health problems.

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Austin American-Statesman
With temperatures hovering in the 100-degree range this week, many Central Texans have opted to stay indoors where the air conditioning is. So are scorpions.

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