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Last Sunday, Dr. Mike Bentley, NPMA's staff entomologist, spoke to the Weather Channel during National Mosquito Day. Mike gave information on mosquitoes and the public health threat they pose.

Check out the videos here:

AMHQ Weekend on The Weather Channel (7/23/17, 8:20 a.m.)

Weekend Recharge on The Weather Channel (7/23/17, 10:20 a.m.)

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Nisus Corp

We could write an article on the awesomeness that was Academy last week, but – as they say – pictures speak louder than words! Congratulations to ALL of the attendees for their participation and complete commitment to the program.

Click here for a wrap up video.

Nisus Corp
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Fireback’s new double-strike applicator targets both visible and hidden pests. The permanently attached hinged flip-up straw reaches listed pests hiding in cracks and crevices. Flip it down to expose the opening for a normal spray. Fireback kills on contact and provides a 3-month residual. Use it for 29 listed pests.
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Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) grants can advance a career in the pest management industry or help to reduce the costs related to education. Grants are a minimum of $1,000 and include free registration and additional $1000 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld. Successful recipient(s) are notified by September 1 each year.

The deadline is August 1st – apply today!

For more information, click here.

Pest Pic of the Week


Brown Widow Egg Sac

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

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Burrtec Company Limitd.
New Members

The Entomological Society of America announced new ACEs and BCEs – the following earned their certification since Mid-June:

• Mr. Lorenzo Jackson Llamas, ACE, (Western Exterminators), Anaheim, CA USA. Certified on 6/20/2017
• Mr. Kenneth O. Howard, ACE, (Allgood Pest Solutions), Dublin, GA USA. Certified on 5/22/2017
• Mr. Steven Matthew Swope, ACE, (Presto X), Springfield, MO USA. Certified on 5/21/2017

• Dr. Jamel Sandidge, BCE, (Rockwell Labs LTD), Mc Louth, KS USA. Certified on 6/27/2017
• Mr. David Lawrence Bradt III, BCE, (Oklahoma State University), Stillwater, OK USA. Certified on 6/18/2017

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA offers an inexpensive marketing vehicle for you to market your company and your services. Pest Gazette is a quarterly promotional newsletter that can be personalized to include your company information, highlight seasonal pests and help educate your customers about what they can do the help you manage pest problems. Learn more here.

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Pest Management Professionals are discovering they can be both more efficient and effective with their bed bug work by incorporating ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners into their control and preventive strategies. PMPs are no longer passively encasing bed bugs, hoping they don’t escape; ActiveGuard® kills them 24/7 for two years.
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NPMA Education and Events

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
2:00 – 3:00pm EDT

Overwintering pests are an unrelated group of insects that enter homes in the fall to seek shelter against the cold. This webinar will discuss the biology of overwintering pests, including the brown marmorated stink bug, and describe research sponsored by the Pest Management Foundation that asked: how effective is exclusion at keeping overwintering pests out of structures?

In case you missed it – download our recent webinar on tick management!

Members Make Headlines

NPMA member Matt Eisenberg of Univar in Plainview, N.Y. recently suffered a stroke. Matt has been in the industry for many years, and is liked by his customers, always trying to help them in any way he can.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Matt – if you’d like to help, click here.

Weekly Headlines

USA Today
More than 44,000 people took their own lives in 2015. The paper's author, New Jersey-based psychiatrist Dr. Robert Bransfield, estimates that as many as 1,200 of those suicides — as well as more than 14,000 incidents of self-harm and 31,000 suicide attempts — may be attributed to Lyme and associated diseases each year.

CBS Miami
In the last week, there have been six additional cases of the Zika virus confirmed in the state, bringing the total to 113 in 2017. Of the tally, 85 cases were classified as “travel related” — meaning people were infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus elsewhere and brought it into the state.

Fox 21 News
Colorado is seeing an infestation of bed bugs, and one local exterminator says it’s due to the state’s growing population and Colorado’s popularity as a tourist destination.

CBS Chicago
After halting the use of dry ice to kill rats last winter, city officials said Chicago has been given the green light to start up again, and the Department of Streets and Sanitation also has started trying a new non-lethal method to fight Chicago’s rodent problem.

If you think you’ve seen more spiders this summer, you’re not wrong. They’re a lot more active this year, according to pest control experts.

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Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business

Having uncomfortable conversations at work is never easy, whether it’s with subordinates or co-workers. This is especially true for people who are afraid of conflict and would do anything possible to avoid it.

Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from your fellow entrepreneurs, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Here are a few of my favorite tips directly from the Small Business Council members past and present.

Jennifer Kahnweiler
Often introverted leaders exercise their quiet influence in ways that prompt new ways of thinking, challenge the status quo and inspire others to move forward. Here’s how some CEOs have borrowed from the introvert’s playbook to elevate their effectiveness.

When it comes to success in leadership, there has never been just one playbook. Some leaders are extroverts, natural mentors, and charismatic speakers; others prefer to lead by example and take a more hands-off approach. There is, however, one simple fact that leaders ignore at their peril: those who demonstrate high levels of "interpersonal warmth" have a better chance at long-term success.

Many small business owners miss or misunderstand the power of tax credits to build their businesses. Here are two common tax credits that many entrepreneurs simply don't know about that can save thousands of dollars.

Trending Articles
Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.

NBC News

For cities plagued with rat infestations, there is another weapon to help in the fight to freeze the vermin out: dry ice. With New York City inundated by thousands of complaints each year about the furry critters, the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved New York state's access to this solid form of carbon dioxide — typically used to preserve food — as a way to suffocate them inside their holes.

Tech Crunch

Verily, the life sciences arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitoes upon Fresno, California — and that’s a good thing!
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  Date Event Location
  July 27-29 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  October 24-27 PestWorld 2017 Baltimore, MD
  November 28-30 NPMA Technology Conference Salt Lake City, UT



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