Women of Excellence Award
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. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 29, 2017.
Young Entrepreneur Award
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. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 29, 2017.
Congratulations to the newest ACE or BCE certified professionals, all of whom recently passed their exams.
Click here to learn who achieved this designation.
Subterranean Termite Workers, Soldiers and Alate
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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Alamo Pest Management LLC
Amity Pest Control, LLC
Apex Environmental Solutions
Cimex Pest Solutions
Cramer Pest Control
E & K Pest Control
Eco Friends Pest Control, Inc.
Ellsworth Pest Control, LLC
Green Flag Services, LLC
Hyer Pest Solutions
IL Pest Pro, Inc.
Innovative Pest Management, LLC
IPM in Housing Communities, LLC
Kerin Solutions, LLC
Lee Pest Control
Michael Brown Construction
Minn-Kota Pest Control Services, Inc.
Patterson Pest Patrol, LLC
Rapid Response Pest Management
Right Choice Pest Control
Solo Pest Control
Warner's Outdoor Solutions
Fikes Pest Control of Kent, WA
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.
A.R.M. Solutions delivers 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.
Don’t miss the next presentation of NPMA’s technical webinar series live on Wednesday, August 30th at 2:00pm EST – Fly Management in the 21st Century.
So many pest fly species, so little time to talk about all them! In this webinar, Judy Black, Rentokil Steritech’s Vice President of Technical Services, discusses what actions our industry can take to prevent both large and small flies from becoming issues in our client’s facilities. While the primary focus of this webinar will be on commercial properties, this session will also highlight flies as pests of residences, and will conclude with a candid look into what the future of fly control might look like 5 or 10 years from now.
To register for this webinar, click here.
To view other NPMA OnDemand webinars, please click here.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently held the company’s annual Fiscal Year Kickoff meeting at The Grand Hyatt in Atlanta, Georgia. With 300 team members in attendance, the two-day event celebrated achievements from the prior fiscal year including a record-breaking milestone of achieving double digit revenue growth for the seventh year in a row. The meeting also focused on a strong start to the 2017-2018 fiscal year and introduced the internal fiscal year “Culture Worth Protecting” theme.
Burgers and meatballs made from insects will hit grocery shelves Monday at the Coop supermarket chain. It marks the first wide distribution of bug bites in Europe.
Most people think of fire ants as a mere annoyance, another persistent pest that's an inescapable part of living in the South. But it wasn't always so. The fire ants that terrorize us today are not native to this area, and they can cause real damage too.
Public Opinion Online
Pennsylvania led the nation in 2015 with 7,351 cases of Lyme disease. New Jersey was second with 3,932 cases.
If you feel like you're seeing more rats compared to the usual summer—or at least speaking up about them more—you might be on to something. Rodent complaints for the early part of the summer have increased about 9 percent from the same time last year.
Birth defects caused by the Zika virus can occur at any point during pregnancy, but scientists now know that the dangers of contracting Zika are especially heightened during the first trimester.
Big and small, South Louisiana copes with an invasion of species that nature never meant to be here, often something that hitchhiked on a ship or that man intentionally released.
A white-letter hairstreak was seen feeding in a field in Berwickshire, Scotland earlier in August, according to The Guardian.
Tough feedback is difficult to deliver so leaders avoid doing so. That leads to negative dynamics for the person who needs the feedback, for the leader, and for the company. Overcome your fear of delivering tough feedback with a few simple techniques.
Leading with Trust
Uncertainty is scary. The unknown is scary. Leaders will always face uncertainty and the future will always be unknown.
Summer might not be the best time to pull off a major habit change, but you can use the final weeks of the season to hit the ground running come September.
In my years of leadership consulting, I've learned that most of what makes outstanding leaders outstanding lies not in the things they do but who they are when they take action. Here are seven of the most important.
One of the keys to business success is looking after the small things, but it's not just a case of one and done. That's why it's important to keep doing the small tasks that help your business to grow, day in and day out. Here are some good business habits that will help any enterprise be more successful.
Fleas in two Arizona counties are carrying bubonic plague, an infectious disease that took the lives of millions of people in the Middle Ages, according to news reports. So far there have been no reported illness and deaths.
The Salt Lake Tribune
A few years after making its first known appearance in Utah, the invasive elm seed bug is showing up in homes across the state.
As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, Penn State researchers have found a potential solution to those unwanted guests that can turn a relaxing vacation into a skin-crawling nightmare.