NPMA recently released its bi-annual Bug Barometer, forecasting what pest pressure will look like across the U.S. this coming fall and winter. After analyzing recent weather patterns – from substantial flooding in some regions, to extreme heat in others – and considering pest biology, NPMA’s staff entomologists are expecting high pest pressure from the summer to persist.
“Ticks and mosquitoes will continue to thrive later into the fall due to ongoing heat and floods, while usual fall pests, like rodents, will also join them in stronger numbers,” said Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., the chief entomologist and vice president of technical and regulatory affairs for the NPMA. “The extended summer pest activity, combined with the high pressure expected from fall pests, will make the upcoming seasons particularly pest heavy. There’s also an added health concern given that ticks, mosquitoes and rodents are all capable of transmitting diseases to humans.”
Click here to check out the Bug Barometer’s forecast.
Tuesday, November 28 – 2:30pm
What would your day look like if you took the advice of all your nerdy friends and implemented the tech tools and apps they recommend to make your life easier? This fast-moving, laugh-filled session presented by Beth Z, Your Nerdy Best Friend, takes you hour-by-hour in the day of the life of a tech-savvy pest management professional. You’ll learn how a professional nerd solves a security crisis before 10 am; learns to make more of a lunch hour with an extra set of virtual hands, saves money on software before the staff meeting and brings the team together online before the day is done.
Click here for more details and registration.
Ant Mimic Spider
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Alaska Pest Management of Ketchikan, AK
Central Michigan University of Mount Pleasant, MI
Earthworm Pest & Wildlife Control, LLC of Vernon, CT
Happy Cornerz, LLC of Farmers Branch, TX
HomeShield Pest Control Inc. of Nashville, TN
MD Pest Management LLC of Gilbert, AZ
National Fit Testing Service offers you an easy economical way to achieve OSHA compliance. At your convenience, National Fit Testing Service's technicians come to your site and perform Qualitative or Quantitative fit testing of your employees in accordance with OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134.
Help protect your valued employees health and well-being as well as comply with OSHA regulations, by scheduling your respirator fit testing and training session. Contact Linda Lane for special NPMA member pricing today!
The State of Modern Flea Control
Wednesday, September 27 – 2:00pm ET
For such a tiny pest, fleas can create a huge problem for homeowners and PMPs. Learn about the latest advancements in flea control with this month’s technical webinar led by Dr. Michael Dryden: The State of Modern Flea Control. In this exciting and informative session, Dr. Dryden draws on his years of research and field expertise to discuss the past, present, and future of managing one of our most challenging pests.
Learn About NPMA’s New Private Health Insurance Exchange
Wednesday, October 12 – 1:00pm ET
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Join us on Wednesday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about NPMA’s new health insurance exchange program. Focused on providing small and mid-sized employers with health insurance benefit options previously only made available to larger employers, NPMA’s exchange offers several different programs – so that you can take advantage of the benefits that are most useful for you and your employees. Options include a self-funded medical plan, a health reimbursement arrangement, flexible spending accounts and guarantee issue products.
Episode One: Recruiting the Best
Presented by Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Control and Tim Wong of Rollins Inc.
Employees are the life-blood of any business. They can fuel production, improve customer satisfaction, and drive company growth. But, finding and keeping employees that positively impact your business can often feel like an uphill battle. Stop the cycle of high turnover and low employee retention, and start hiring employees that last with NPMA’s latest virtual conference series: Hire Smart & Manage Easy. In this engaging three-part series, industry icons come together to deliver an innovative approach to employee recruitment.
On October 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET, business leaders Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Control and Tim Wong of Rollins Inc. come together in episode one, Recruiting the Best, to share winning strategies for avoiding common pitfalls when recruiting new employees.
Limited seats are available for each episode, so sign up today!
American Vanguard Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary AMVAC Chemical Corporation will acquire OHP, Inc. OHP is a leading provider of technology based pesticide solutions specifically packaged and labeled for greenhouse and nursery production applications. Products are marketed utilizing a network of leading distribution partners throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The parties expect that the transaction will close on October 2, 2017.
Los Angeles Times
Public-health specialists petitioned a group called the Unicode Consortium to include a female mosquito — the only kind that bite humans and spread disease — in the next batch of emojis that will be available on smart phones next year.
Scientists and research studies agree that our ecosystem is being dismantled, partly because extinction rates for thousands of wildlife species have accelerated in the past decade – and insects constitute a majority of those species.
San Franciscans have steadily reported more rat sightings since 2012, and this year, around 848 calls were received from January through August.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A study by the CDC states that up to 75 percent of the contiguous United States may provide suitable conditions for several species of disease-spreading mosquitoes.
Yale Environment 360
Warming temperatures are fueling the expansion of pine and spruce beetle outbreaks across North America, Europe, and Siberia, ravaging tens of thousands of square miles of woodlands. Scientists warn that some forest ecosystems may never recover.
The Washington Post
According to a 2015 NPMA Survey, bedbugs have been spotted in many public places, such as on trains and airplanes, in movie theater seats, offices, schools, libraries – even restaurants.
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