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Submit your speaker recommendations by Monday, January 27.

NPMA is seeking your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2020. This year's event will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 13-16.

Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to 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 Nashville!

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Back by popular demand, NPMA will be hosting a Kid’s Program on March 9th within the larger Legislative Day program. Children will get a chance to explore some of the most iconic DC landmarks as well as a tour of the Capitol Building! If you are interested in having your child(ren) participate, please RSVP to Maria Mercado by January 15.

NPMA can only host this program based on confirmed commitments. Please RSVP as soon as possible. 

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Crawlspace Depot offers reinforced poly liners in different lengths and thicknesses that provide essential and effective vapor barriers against moisture wicking up from the ground. Our translucent wall liners wrap easily around walls and piers. Also check our fasteners and adhesives as well as economy and non-reinforced liners.
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Sponsored by FMC, The PestVets Veteran of the Year Award was created to honor a Veteran who has helped strengthen the role of the pest management industry. They are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the industry and to the communities they serve. The criteria may include any of the following: the nominee’s leadership/involvement in community volunteer activities, the nominee’s contributions to the pest control industry, the nominee’s contributions to his/her company, and the nominee’s contributions to other Veterans. The minimum qualifications for a nomination must include: must be an honorably discharged (DD214) Veteran of the US Military and must be employed by an NPMA member company.

Deadline: Nominations are due by February 20, 2020. The recipient will be awarded at Legislative Day 2020 in Washington, DC. If you have any questions regarding a nomination, please contact Jake Plevelich at or by phone at (703) 352-6762.

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Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA has designed new informational leave-behind brochures that can effectively market the dangers of pests to your clients. These trifold brochures for ticks, termites and bed bugs detail what homeowners should look for regarding the dangers these pests pose and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. The brochures are fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.

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How to attract Millennial Drivers – Recruitment Guide
Millennials account for more than one-third of the U.S. employee population and more are entering the workforce every day, making this generation the biggest opportunity for growth in fleets.
A successful driver recruitment strategy will attract a new pool of dynamic employees who are wholeheartedly engaged in the company. Here are five ideas on how to recruit millennial drivers:
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NPMA Education and Events

Register Today – rates increase after January 15!

Join the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) at the 2020 Wildlife Expo! The program at the Wildlife Expo combines training and education with networking opportunities and the chance to check out the latest technology and services in the Exhibit Hall. Whether you are a large company or a one-man shop, use this opportunity to grow this segment of your business by attending this unique meeting.

Recertification credits have been applied for in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA, WV, and WY.

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We invite you to join us on February 11-12 for the 2020 Southern Conference at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference will feature a mix of business and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry and a (New for 2020!) Hands-On Learning Program featuring 3 one-hour long courses focused on some of the most important aspects of a technician’s daily routine.

View the full program and register today!
Registration rates increase January 21

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Heard From the Hill
Impeachment: What’s going on? If anyone has ever watched a Law and Order episode where the detective interviews a group of crazy kids who’ve committed a crime and every one of them has different stories…. Yeah, sorting out what’s happening with impeachment is kind of like that. All the major players seem to have wildly divergent views on how and when this whole thing will go down, so I can only summarize what they’re saying. In the House, Pelosi is currently holding the articles of impeachment, and announced today she will release them next week. Some staffers have not ruled out another run for impeachment if new info comes to light, particularly given Bolton’s statement this week he is willing to testify before the Senate. Leadership hasn’t spoken publicly on the issue. In the Senate Schumer and McConnell have yet to agree on the rules for the trial and at this point it looks like McConnell will cobble together some sort of rules and get 51 senators to approve it and in the meantime has vowed to run regular business. The DNC has also said debate dates could change based on impeachment since so many sitting senators would be on the stage. In summation: we will probably have impeachment in the Senate at some point in Q1, using rules that have yet to be determined and resulting in a verdict that already is.

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Members Make Headlines
Industry professionals from as far north as New Jersey all the way down to Texas joined their resources together to save the home of a single mom and her children.

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WorkWave PestPac has been awarded Silver in this year’s Best in Biz Awards for Enterprise Product of the Year.

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Weekly Headlines


There's a tiny pest in the nation's capital: Bedbugs. Washington overtook Baltimore as the No. 1 "Bed Bug City," based on data compiled by pest control company Orkin.

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Temperature swings may be tough on our bodies, but it can also attract some unwelcome critters into your home.

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Fox 35

We aren’t the only ones enjoying a warmer than usual winter. Fire ants are too.  An unseasonably warm winter is keeping the insects active.

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Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing diseases in the northern hemisphere and this week’s announcement that pop star Justin Bieber had the diagnosis brought the tick-borne illness to the forefront of the news.

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Sun Sentinel

Two relatively new species of the voracious buggers are worse than ever this year. Pest control company phones are ringing off the hook now that swarming season is here.

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