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In times of crisis, an overabundance of news, opinions, facts and myths starts to circulate, leading to a heightened level of panic and uncertainty. 

“The amount of information people are receiving right now, whether fact or fiction, is enough to make anyone’s head spin,” said Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., chief entomologist for the NPMA. “At this time, there is currently no evidence to suggest that pests like mosquitoes and ticks can be implicated in the transmission of COVID-19. They are, however, able to transmit other serious diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease. With summer right around the corner and people spending more time outdoors than ever before, vigilant pest prevention efforts will be paramount to public safety.”

To help Americans decipher the true threats associated with pests, NPMA is breaking down the most common culprits of disease transmission and how to protect against them. Read more.

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Join Faith Oi from the University of Florida this Friday, April 17 at 4:00 PM EST as she talks through how a typical day in the life of two PMP’s can make a lasting impact on their community. Additionally, this session will dive deep into the biology and behavior of many structure infesting pests. Register today for the PMPs as Protectors of Public Health webinar.

Each webinar is one hour and costs $10 to attend as this series is an opportunity to get CEU credits without leaving your home or office. Credits have been approved in AK, AR, AZ, CO, DC, DE, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NM, OH, SC, TN, WA, WV, and WYClick here to view the full webinar series and credit details.

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Public health exams now available from QualityPro at ensure your staff are trained to a national level to manage public health pests. These exams can be used in your company’s training program and will help your company earn the prestigious QualityPro Public Health service certifications.

As National Pest Management Month 2020 continues, QualityPro would like to recognize the industry for the role it plays in protecting the public health. Now more than ever the public is turning to pest management personnel to protect safety and property, and now more than ever pest management companies must be equipped with the resources necessary to build science-based, effective, and commercially-viable services provided by technicians who have been trained to the highest industry standards.

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Check out the new BugBytes podcast Welcome to the Future: How Genetic Research is Reshaping Pest Control. Discover how scientists are using breakthroughs in genetic research to control some of the most challenging urban pests in this episode with guest Ed Vargo, Professor and Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University.

The podcast is available at or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! 

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NPMA Education and Events

We invite you to join us for the 2020 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions!

Register today and stay tuned for program information coming soon.

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Join us October 13-16 in Nashville, TN for PestWorld 2020! 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.

Book your room at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center today and take advantage of discounted rates!

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Humans aren’t the only ones fighting over the last morsels of food these days. For us, we’re duking it out at the grocery store in the bread aisle. But for New Jersey’s rodent population, it’s happening in the streets.

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The early spike in tick bites could be attributed to the mild winter, but also because people are taking breaks from quarantining at home, to go on walks and hikes outside.

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Spring brings beautiful flowers and plants back out, but it also brings bugs.

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Ticks are out. That reminder from the staff at the UMaine Tick lab. They say a warmer winter has allowed ticks to survive and be active earlier.

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