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Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating wildfires in Northern California.

Click here to view several ways you can help.

Cooper Pest Control
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PestWorld 2017 is next week, will we see you there? You won’t want to miss the networking opportunities and special events we have planned. Still need to register? Click here to register online. At PestWorld, you will…

• Visit over 200 exhibitors in the exhibit hall.
• Earn recertification credits at over 60 educational sessions.
• Get out and experience the history, art and culture Baltimore has to offer during one of our optional tours
• B’Fit at PestWorld and join us for a PestSteps challenge and a 5K benefiting NPMA’s Issues Defense Fund.
• Network with PMPs at the In the Mix reception, Final Night Block Party, and more special events!

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PPMA aims to educate consumers about the diseases and dangers of rodents

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of NPMA, is working to spread consumer awareness about the health and property threats posed by rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, October 22-28, 2017. Now in its fourth year, this annual, weeklong designation is recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and is heavily promoted by PPMA in an effort to inform the public about the implications of having a rodent problem and to advocate the importance of hiring a licensed pest control professional to eliminate infestations. 


New Public Health Certification Coming Soon

Save 20% today. Call 703-352-6762 and apply for QualityPro ahead of PestWorld 2017 and receive the special show discount pricing. Offer valid through 10/20/2017.

Consumer research shows that 61 percent of respondents are more likely to hire a company that has earned certification from an industry organization versus one that has not. Consumers trust companies that demonstrate their commitment to quality by going above and beyond in their hiring practices and business operations. QualityPro offers the resources that can help companies to get that competitive edge.

QualityPro sets the standards of excellence for professional pest management companies and their employees through education, training and certification, providing consumers protection and confidence when selecting a nationally accredited company. More than 530 companies in the industry have earned the distinctive QualityPro accreditation by meeting 16 standards for professionalism in pest management. Many more are using the QualityPro hiring resources to transform their business practices in order to earn the QualityPro designation.

Pest Pic of the Week


Florida Carpenter Ant Worker

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

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New Members

8ch-Cee-Emm ForEntsics of Rockville, MD
All County Lawn Care Tree & Shrub, LLC of Mahwah, NJ
Anstar Products, LLC of Niles, IL
CDL's Pest Solutions of Killeen, TX
Comfort Pest Control of Comfort, TX
Empire Pest Solutions LLC of Conway, AR
Pest Recon of New York, NY

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA's new Health Care Exchange provides members with cost effective benefit solutions that make sense in today’s unpredictable marketplace.

We are focused on providing small and mid-sized employers with benefit options previously only made available to larger employers. Benefits offered include Self-Funded Medical Plans, HRA offerings, Consumer Directed Spending Accounts, Voluntary Insurance Products and more.

NPMA Education and Events

Register by November 6 to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Join us November 28-30 in Salt Lake City to learn about new technologies to enhance your business and keep you one step ahead of the competition. The conference will feature technology thought leaders and provide a forum for attendees to learn from each other about their digital technology experiences as well as the current technologies used to enhance daily practices within their pest management businesses. Click here for more details and registration.


NPMA recently 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.

Members Make Headlines

Pi Chi Omega, the national fraternity for pest control professionals, awards $9,000 in scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in urban and industrial pest management. Currently, two of the four annual scholarships pay tribute to our early founders and industry leaders; the Founders Endowment Scholarship and the John Osmun Scholarship. Pi Chi Omega is currently raising funds to create a perpetual scholarship in honor of Dr. Austin Frishman.

Weekly Headlines

Time Out Chicago
Chicago topped Orkin's list of the 50 Rattiest Cities in America for the third consecutive year due to the 39,000 rodent complaints the city responded to in 2017.

Yahoo Finance
There’s a chill in the air and nights are getting longer – signs another hair-raising Halloween is almost here. National Pest Management Association (NPMA) cautions that spooky pests are something else to beware of.

A couple from Manatee County were diagnosed with Zika after recently traveling to Cuba, according to the Florida Department of Health.

Press Herald
Maine officials say residents could see the invasive brown marmorated stink bug make their way inside homes this winter, and the insect now appears to be a permanent fixture in the state.

The Scientist
Resistance to insecticides produced by genetically modified crops is on the rise, according to a study published in Nature Biotechnology.

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Lead Change Group
Sometimes the best way to communicate is through listening, not talking. Here are specific ways to be a more effective listener in every conversation you have.

Aspire Collaborative Services
While knowing your strengths is a good thing, some strengths can be overused. Here are ways to ensure you don’t cross the line from a strength to something that will undermine your best intentions.

A six-year study revealed that high-performing teams need to be good at healthy debate, showing that conflict can be beneficial.

Every team has highs and lows – here are tips and tricks to raise your company up when you have a dip in morale.

How do you know if you are leadership material? Here are the top 10 signs from well-known experts.

Liphatech, Inc.
Stock up on FirstStrike®! It is offered in four distinct packages. Get a $20 rebate when you purchase two, plus $10 more on each additional FirstStrike package purchased from a Distributor between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15, 2017. With no limit on the number of rebates you can receive, your wallet will thank you – but rodents won’t.
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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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