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Cooper Pest Control
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The NPMA Health Insurance Exchange partners with reputable insurance providers to offer members cost-effective benefit options that make sense in an increasingly unpredictable marketplace.

With a focus on flexibility, our Exchange does away with "all-or-nothing" packages and empowers members to select specific benefit offerings that best fit the size and requirements of their business. The Exchange will activate during the 2018 open enrollment period and will be available to all NPMA members and their employees.

Click here to learn more.


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. 

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Pest Pic of the Week


Aedes Aegypti Larvae in Water

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members

Air Vent, Inc./Temp-Vent Corp.
Bens Bugs Be Gone
Best Pest Control Corp.
Bowman Termite & Pest Management, LLC
Bug Gurus
Discreet Bedbug Inspections
EZ Pest Elimination
Go Green Pest Control
Green Pest Defense
H2 Environmental Pest Management
Harpoon Pest Solutions
Intermountain Tree Service
IPM Pest Control
Jay Exterminating Service, Inc.
Merritt Pest Control
Mosquito Joe  of N. Indianapolis
Northeastern Environmental Services
Pest Shield Corp.
Pro-Tect Pest Control
Royal Exterminating Co.
Scientific Exterminating Services Corp.
Shipley Pest Solutions
Southern Tier Professional Pest Control
Superior Exterminating Company

Member Benefit Highlight

Members of NPMA can now save up to 85% on prescription costs using myRxMedSaver! This free discount prescription drug card provides NPMA members with discounts on prescription drugs at more than 65,000 participating pharmacies. Download the app to save 10%-85% immediately on the cost of both brand-name and generic drugs.

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.

Weekly Headlines

Entomology Today
Why, exactly, are ticks so good at the bad stuff they do, and why are we humans having such a tough time fighting back?

Indy Star
They are smaller than mosquitoes by a lot, but their bite can be just as annoying. And this fall, it seems, these little critters are more numerous than ever.

Union Leader
Western conifer seed bugs are finding their way into N.H. homes before winter.

Contagion Live
On October 12, 2017, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) confirmed a case of locally-transmitted Zika virus in the state.

Cooler temperatures will attract fall pests inside your home. Pest control workers say it's not too late to get your home sprayed, but do it before it's too late.

Brother Mobile Solutions
For your Business

The hard, unforgiving truth is that leadership requires sacrifice. It’s painful, costly, and often thankless. I think it’s time that we as a society remind ourselves of what leadership is all about.

Small Business Trends
Small businesses are making a lot of mistakes that could have a major impact on their team members and bottom line.

The Washington Post
A new report in the Harvard Business Review indicates that a possible reason women don’t hold top jobs in corporate America: the lack of leadership training and development programs.

As we’ve studied the habits, nature, and lifestyles of successful leaders, the biggest cursor to great leadership boils down to is their personality.

Fast Company
No matter what the specific issue is, it’s your problem to fix. Here’s what to do about your office miscommunications.

Trending Articles

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

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.

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  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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