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Learn About NPMA’s New Private Health Insurance Exchange
Thursday, October 12 – 1:00pm ET
Join us on Thursday, 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.

Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

Thursday, October 26 – 8:30AM
Session sponsored by Syngenta

Crisis management expert Commander Kirk Lippold takes his experiences from the military to the boardroom, as he reveals to attendee the lessons he learned while leading the crew aboard the USS Cole following a devastating terrorist attack. You will learn the key steps necessary to lead through crisis and maintain the effectiveness of your team. As he shares his leadership philosophy, Lippold outlines the importance of understanding the human factors during a crisis and how those factors are used to teach one’s own “crew” or team how to prepare for what’s ahead. He provides steps on how to react to contain and then control crises, assess progress in defining a new normal, and measure successes. Lippold’s leadership experience will arm you with a military-grade approach to prepare for and take action when crisis strikes--because it’s not a matter of if, but when.

Click here for more program details and to register for PestWorld 2017.

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Pest Pic of the Week


Jordan Leaf-Footed Bugs Mating

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members

ABBA Complete Pest Control, LLC of Minneapolis, MN
ABBS Pest Control of Oklahoma City, OK
Bug Commander, LLC of Charleston, SC
Eastland Pest Control of Lake City, SC
iPest Solutions of Waco, TX
Knox Pest Control of Easley, SC
Louisiana Pest Control Services, Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA
MicroSpring International, LLC of Lancaster, PA
Mosquito Joe - National Capital Region of Fairfax Station, VA
Simply Pest Control Solutions, LLC of Grand Rapids, MI

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA has partnered with Reference Services, Inc. to provide our valued members with the most accurate background screening services available. As an NPMA member, you’ll receive:
• Deeply discounted membership pricing
• The best criminal record data from the most sources
• Instant access to most reports
• 24/7 customer service from our real team members - no call centers
• A dedicated Compliance Team with 2 FCRA Advanced Certified Specialists
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NPMA Education and Events

Last week, NPMA kicked off the first of three webinars as part of the virtual conference series: Hire Smart & Manage Easy. In episode one, Recruiting the Best, business leaders Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Control and Tim Wong of M&M Environmental shared winning strategies for avoiding common pitfalls when recruiting new employees. If you missed this webinar or wish to view it again, click here.

There are only two episodes left in this engaging conference series, and seats are limited! For more information about this conference or to register for the final episodes, see below.

On November 7th at 9:00am EST, Jeff Dunn of Northwest Exterminating, Billy Tesh of Pest Management Systems Inc., and Jeremy Clark of Dugas Pest Control team up in episode two, Qualifying the Best, to deliver their successes and failures in qualifying the best candidates so your next hiring decisions are well informed. Register now for this episode.

On December 4th at 9:00am EST, Kurt Scherzinger of Scherzinger Pest Control, Ken Stieren of Arrow Exterminators, and Mark DeGeare of Forshaw Inc. join forces in the final episode, Keeping the Best, to share their formulas for successfully keeping employees of all generations engaged. Register now for this episode.

Wednesday, November 29 – 8AM
Session sponsored by ServicePro

When was the last time you focused on upgrading your ability to conceive and introduce new product, service, process and strategy ideas? Could it be that you are using yesterday’s methods to manage today’s complex marketplace challenges? Robert Tucker, President of The Innovation Resource, will take you and on a guided tour inside 23 “innovation vanguard” companies. You’ll discover cutting-edge methods for building innovation into a powerful source of growth, profits, and competitive advantage. You’ll learn unconventional approaches for turning innovation into a systematic, imbedded process, and be motivated to take action in your company.

Click here for more details and registration.

Members Make Headlines

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently held the company’s annual Premier Club weekend to celebrate their top performing sales professionals and managers. The award recipients and their guests were treated to a three-night stay at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida.

Stuart Aust, President and CEO of Bug Doctor, Inc. (Bug Doctor Nationwide/Bird Doctor Worldwide), is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Daniel Aust to Vice President of Sales.

On Thursday, September 28, NEPMA Gives volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea, MA. The afternoon entailed the group hanging out with the kids, helping with homework, playing games and ended with a good bug/bad bug presentation.

Weekly Headlines

CBS St. Louis
It’s that time of year when spiders, rodents and snakes are looking to ride out the winter as unwanted guests in your home.

A diet of human food waste is contributing to health problems in urban rodent environments, a new study suggests.
Local entomologists in Omaha say they are getting more calls, questions and complaints about minute pirate bugs than usual this fall.

Tiny mobile robots are learning to work with insects in the hope the creatures’ sensitive antennae and ability to squeeze into small spaces can be put to use serving humans.

The New York Times
A genetic analysis showed that a stick insect found on another island was the same species as one that had been wiped out by rats on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.

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For your Business

How can you create an environment for developing more effective leaders in your organization?

Fast Company
Even people who love their their jobs can find themselves in a rut. Here’s how to get out of it without quitting.

Here are simple steps to ensure your feedback has been received and will be put to good use as a learning tool.

Introverts are less likely to go for leadership roles as they often don’t think they will enjoy those jobs, new research finds.

What makes a leader truly exceptional is valuing his or her people. If you question whether your employees are truly valued, there are proven ways you can raise your own leadership bar.

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Trending Articles

National Geographic
In Washington, D.C., feral cats are being used to kill off an overwhelming rat population as part of the Rat Riddance program.

Researchers have reported that bedbugs are attracted to clothes that have been worn, and might be climbing into suitcases with dirty laundry.

Some companies feed on fear, even though their leaders either don’t recognize or refuse to see it. Here are three questions to ask to determine if your organization is ruled by fear.

Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  Oct. 24-27 PestWorld 2017 Baltimore, MD
  Nov. 28-30 NPMA Technology Conference Salt Lake City, UT
  Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018 Wildlife Expo 2018 New Orleans, LA



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