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Available for download, the video helps communicate the value and importance of the pest management industry
NPMA is proud to announce the release of Pride and Professionalism 2017, a professionally produced video created to help companies communicate the value of the pest management industry.
"The work of our members and all pest management professionals affects the lives of millions, making people safer, healthier and happier," said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. "Although we see the impact of our work daily, many of the positive outcomes of pest management go unrecognized. This video will help companies convey the value of our industry and the essential nature of our work to a diverse group of audiences."

Simply visit the training section of NPMA’s Resource Center and follow the steps below:
1. Visit:
2. Click “Purchase New Content”
3. Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
4. Click “Select Courses”
5. Click “Add” next to the Pride and Professionalism Protectors of Public Health and Property course

Learn more.

Different voices can play an important role in accomplishing NPMA’s goals. The Executive Leadership Program was created to find passionate, committed, and engaged individuals from all parts of the country who want to enhance NPMA and the membership experience while connecting with industry leaders.
During this program, ELP candidates will participate in a two-year planned curriculum that prepares them for association leadership. NPMA will appoint PMPs from across the country to participate in the Executive Leadership Program. NPMA will fund your participation and travel to Academy and PestWorld, so that you can be part of our board meeting, share your experiences and take advantage of networking and learning activities. 
Interested? Click here to complete an application and here to learn more about the criteria. The application process will close on December 15.
Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

Click here to view last week's webinar 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. 

Click here to learn more.

Nisus Corp
Stop wood decay in its tracks.
Jecta is a ready-to-use injectable borate gel used to reach places where other products can’t be applied effectively. It protects sealed, moisture-laden or inaccessible wood from termites and other wood destroying organisms. Jecta’s patented carrier system facilitates rapid penetration throughout wood of any moisture content.
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There is still time to make plans to join us November 28-30 in Salt Lake City for three days of tech-talk and tips on how to use new technologies to help streamline your office processes and rev up your growth. Click here to view the full program and here to register.

Pest Pic of the Week


Cluster Fly

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services
New Members

Advanced Termite & Pest Control, LLC of Hardeeville, SC
Carnival Fumigation of Garden Grove, CA
Cornell University of St. Joseph, MI
Parks Pest Control of State College, PA
Pearl City Lawn & Pest Control of Muscatine, IA
Premium Termite and Pest Control of Lancaster, CA
Trintokil Limited of Florida, FL
UNIQUE Pest Management of Woodbridge, VA

Citron Hygiene of Billerica, MA
Pinnacle Solutions of Linwood, KS

Member Benefit Highlight
Last month we unveiled our all-new Resource Center, which we created to provide members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources.
If you haven’t taken time to explore the new Resource Center, here are a couple reasons why you should take a look right now:

Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources.

Build Your Content Library & Marketing Materials: NPMA’s customizable resources offer personalized promotional materials, newsletters, and other content featuring your company’s logo and contact information. We also offer dozens of pest management books, study guides, and other technical resources at member-exclusive prices. Explore our Customized Resources & Bookstore.

Manage and Protect Your Apple Devices at Work
Managing a mobile workforce requires a solution that provides consistent, reliable performance, all while allowing users to access the tools they need on their mobile devices. Jamf Now is a cloud-based solution for managing the iPads, iPhones and Macs in your workplace. It’s fast, accessible and affordable, so you can support your users without help from IT.
Create Your Free Account!
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.

Weekly Headlines
Lab-grown mosquitoes armed with bacterium Wolbachia pipientis could be the key to killing off insects that often transmit dangerous viruses such as Zika.
Researchers in the central Brazilian state of Sao Paulo now say that Zika may be more likely to produce a miscarriage than a baby with a smaller than normal head.
DNA evidence shows the insects survived what scientists thought was an extinction.
Grub Street
According to restaurant inspections sheets, 63 percent—or more than 15,000—of New York City restaurants have been cited at some point for rodents.
The Verge
More diverse communities of bugs set up camps in living rooms more than kitchens, a new study says.
On November 3, 2017, EPA registered a new mosquito biopesticide – ZAP Males® - that can reduce local populations of the type of mosquito (Aedes albopictus, or Asian Tiger Mosquitoes) that can spread numerous diseases of significant human health concern, including the Zika virus.
Brother Mobile Solutions
For your Business
What does this new group of homeowners mean to pest management companies, and why should they pay special attention to millennials?
While collaboration can yield unparalleled business results, too much can be overwhelming.
Seapoint Center
Make sure your meetings matter—the only good reason for a team to meet is to build and tap into collective wisdom.
Great Leadership
A clear set of key performance indicators helps everyone align their plans, decisions and actions.
Thin Difference
Here are some of the leadership qualities that great leaders share, leading to a rise in employee loyalty.
Here are some of the ways you might be overlooking potential on your team.
Trending Articles

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