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The numbers are in! NPMA reports that 3,700 pest management professionals navigated over 125,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing the products and services of over 200 companies during PestWorld 2017, held October 24-27 in Baltimore, Md. – making it the largest PestWorld in NPMA’s history!

Proving itself once again as the premier platform to conduct domestic and international business in the pest management industry, exhibitors and attendees alike reported PestWorld 2017 to be “the most cost-effective and efficient way to do business, shop for new products and services, and stay on the cutting edge of industry technology.”

With expert-led educational sessions, attendees discovered the latest business trends and earned valuable recertification credits. Highlights this year included Technicians’ Day the NPMA Thought Leader Program; and educational tracks on online marketing, integrated pest management, public health, food safety and wildlife control.

 

Join us for a webinar TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 8, at 1pm ET to learn all about the NPMA Health Insurance Exchange!

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.

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NPMA and Pest Control Technology magazine want to provide you with information that will help you and your company succeed. That is why we have asked Readex Research, an independent research company, to help us collect information regarding employee recruitment and retention practices in the pest control industry.

To show our appreciation for your time you may choose to enter a drawing for a chance to receive one of three $100 Visa gift cards once you have completed the survey. In addition, the survey results will be shared with you in an upcoming issue of Pest Control Technology.

To complete the online survey, please visit the following website address: http://www.readexsurvey.net/npma/survey.asp?10052JMT

Please be assured your answers will be kept confidential and reported only in aggregate with others. Thank you for participating in this important study!

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Donate $100 and join our starting defense!

Text NPMA to 243725 and donate to benefit NPMA’s Issues Defense Fund’s mission of defending and advancing the pest management industry in extraordinary circumstances through legislative, regulatory, and legal advocacy and action. Business, corporate, and personal credit cards are gladly accepted!

Pest Pic of the Week

 
      

Halictid Bee

 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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New Members

Alliance Environmental Group, Inc.
Berry and Yates Pest Control
Clancy Brothers Pest Control
Cornell University
Cyclone Pest Management
Eagleshield Pest Control
Fitzhugh Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
Genuine Pest Control
HomeTeam Pest Defense
IPM Specialist
Jerry McGuire Pest Control, LLC
Pestex Termite and Pest Control
Quality Pest Control, Inc.
Three Rivers Mosquito and Vector Control

Member Benefit Highlight
  

The November/December 2017 issue of PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, is now available! This issue focuses on Customer Management, and includes features on:

What Customers Want
Reaching Out to Millennials
New Strategies Yield New Customers

Other articles cover making the most of your Facebook presence, NPMA’s new Resource Center, the do’s and don’ts of customer relations, and more. 

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

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NPMA Education and Events

There is only one episode left in NPMA’s engaging virtual conference series: Hire Smart & Manage Easy, and seats are limited! For more information about this conference or to register for the final episode, see below.

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.

If you missed the first two episodes or wish to view them again, click here to view Episode One: Recruiting the Best and here to view Episode Two: Qualifying the Best.

Members Make Headlines

Pi Chi Omega (PCO), 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. PCO members, at their annual meeting on October 24th, voted to name a third scholarship - the Austin Frishman scholarship - to honor him for his vast contributions to the pest management industry.

NWCOA is presenting the NWCOA Certified Basic Wildlife Control Operators course in Connecticut on November 9th and 10th. This two-day certification course provides training to new and current WCOs that perform wildlife management services in or on residential and commercial properties.  Upon completion of this course and successful passing of a test, the WCO will become a NWCOA Certified Basic Wildlife Control Operator, receive a certificate of completion, and use of the logo. Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration by noon on Wednesday, November 8th is greatly appreciated!

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Weekly Headlines

Popular Science
The cooler temperatures of autumn may not be a cause for celebration if you prefer lounging on the beach to cuddling by the fire, but at least they provide a reprieve from summer’s most pernicious irritant – bugs.

Lifehacker
Thanks to this year’s heat waves and heavy rainfall, a lot of pests that usually go away come fall and winter will still be around looking for a home – your home.

The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s program will take a new approach by improving the collaboration between the Housing Authority, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Health.

Fox News
The Florida Department of Health on Friday confirmed the state’s first case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted.

National Geographic
The newfound katydids are also among the biggest, bulkiest insects on Earth, a new study says.

For your Business

PestWorld
The most successful pest control businesses have three things in common: They offer a smooth scheduling process, friendly, knowledgeable and thorough technicians, and effective products that get results.

Lead Change
As a leader, do you ever feel like your habits automatically engage to turn a new experience into an old pattern of response? If so, you might consider using a surprising approach to personal and professional development: learning from experience.

Thought Leaders LLC
Strategy execution is still a relatively new topic in business and leaders struggle how to do it. They face many execution challenges and the top one is communicating the strategy. If you understand the most common pitfalls in communication, hopefully you can avoid them.

Strategy + Business
Where innovation and entrepreneurship are required – and in particular where developing a solution requires drawing together diverse talents and perspectives to discover novel approaches – challenge-driven leadership tends to work well.

Forbes
Rather than befriending employees, leaders must make their expectations clear, even when it is uncomfortable.

Small Business Trends
If you are a small business owner reading this, here’s a hand-picked collection of tips to help small companies profit off of the internet.

Trending Articles

Scientific American
Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75% reduction in flying insects over the last 27 years..

The Washington Post
What has six legs, two antennae, four furry appendages sprouting from its backside — and a big chunk of the Internet freaked out? The world's most viral and terrifying moth.

Fox News
Within the last few years, doctors have discovered that bed bugs may also cause severe anemia, especially in certain high-risk groups.

Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  Nov. 28-30 NPMA Technology Conference Salt Lake City, UT
  Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018 Wildlife Expo 2018 New Orleans, LA
  January 18-19, 2018 Eastern Conference Mashantucket, CT
  February 5-7 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
       
 

 

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