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Dear NPMA Members,

In this time of gratitude, we give thanks to you. We value your membership and the opportunity to serve you.

The NPMA office will be closed for the holiday beginning on Wednesday, November 22 at 1PM through Friday, November 24.

On behalf of all of us at NPMA, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
NPMA

What would your day look like if you took the advice of all your nerdy friends and implemented the tech tools and apps they recommend to make your life easier?

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.

 
  

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.

Interested? Click here to complete an application and here to learn more about the program. The application process will close on December 15.

Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot
  

Did you know QualityPro has a training specific for pest management professionals in a supervisor/manager role? Whether you’re a seasoned manager or stepping into the roll for the first time, you will learn from the QualityPro Manager Training. The interactive training is an animated course that can be taken any time on any device. Those who pass the course earn a certificate of completion.

Training topics include:
•  Managing peers
•  Supervisory responsibilities and the law
•  Interviewing potential employees
•  Coaching employees for success 

“Growth in our company depends upon great people—selected well, taught well, and coached well, while avoiding legal missteps. With this valuable resource from QualityPro, I can be sure that my management team is properly equipped and empowered in building and developing their teams for our mutual success,” says Russ Ives of Rose Pest Solutions.

The manager training is part of the set of valuable resources exclusively available to QualityPro accredited companies.

Access this training and more at www.npmatraining.org.

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Lighting doesn’t have to be an issue during crawl space work. This string of five indoor/outdoor LED lights produces 5000 lumens, uses just 55 watts total and has an LED life of 40,000 hours. Lights are spaced 10' apart on a 50' cord. Connect up to 10 sets. Work safely!
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Winter is right around the corner and this issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.

Click here to view the current issue.

Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at pestgazette@pestworld.org.

Pest Pic of the Week

 
      

Immature Argiope Aurantia

 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

Bee Gone Pest Control of South Portsmouth, KY
Bounty Hunter Pest Control of Croton, OH
Dynamic Pest Control LLC of Toms River, NJ
FlyFoe of Boston, MA
Global Pest Control of Brookshire, TX
Green Home Termite & Pest Control
Heming Pest Contol of Dubuque, IA
JM Specialty Consulting of Laurel, MS
Ken X Pest Control of Chariton, IA
Merlin's Pest Control of Cincinnati, OH
Sargent Pest Solutions of Mauldin, SC
UltraPro Pest Protection of Paramus, NJ
Weedman of Central New Jersey of Millstone Township, NJ
Wheat's Lawn & Custom Landscaping, Inc. of Vienna, VA

  

Congratulations to the newest ACE or BCE certified professionals, all of whom recently passed their exams.

Click here to learn who achieved this designation.

Member Benefit Highlight
  

Have you heard? The new 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. 

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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.

Are you involved in wildlife management or considering offering this add-on service? If so, you will not want to miss this year's Wildlife Expo!

Providing both technical and business-related educational sessions, the 2018 Wildlife Expo, hosted by NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), will take place January 30 - February 1 in New Orleans. Click here for more details and registration.

 
Members Make Headlines

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators has wrapped up their third year of #ArrowCares, a social media campaign to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The fundraising campaign ran through the month of October in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Arrow made a $5000 donation for the third consecutive year to the National Breast Cancer Foundation concluding the #ArrowCares campaign.

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Weekly Headlines

The Atlantic
The nation wants to eradicate all invasive mammal predators by 2050. Gene-editing technology could help—or it could trigger an ecological disaster of global proportions.

Mental Floss
Insects can make any home their own, so long as it contains cracks, doors, and windows for them to fly, wriggle, or hitchhike their way in. And it turns out that the creepy crawlers prefer your living room over your kitchen, according to a new study that was recently highlighted by The Verge.

Miami Herald
Florida health officials reported Miami-Dade’s first local case of Zika for 2017 on Friday, marking the state’s second case of mosquito-borne transmission of the virus this year.

Scientific American
Beetles may not look like superheroes, but they sure fly like them. Unlike other winged insects, beetles soar with their legs outstretched, a posture that helps them maneuver and turn, a new study finds.

Fox News
A new fungus, known as Ophiocordyceps unilteralis, has been turning ants into actual zombies, causing them to walk mindlessly, eat vegetation and hang from the edges of leaves and twigs. If that wasn't enough, the fungus takes over the ant's body, except for the brain, researchers say.

For your Business

Lead Change Group
When under stress, every leader has moments when they focus on the objectives of the task and minimize the people concerns. Here are five common ways leaders unintentionally crush the spirits of their employees.

Quartz at Work
CEOs of small but growing companies may feel pressure to speak to their employees with flair and vision. But a new study challenges this convention, suggesting the wisdom-from-upon-high approach isn’t the optimal choice for every leader.

Forbes
To truly harness your pool of talent, focus on leadership traits that often go unnoticed. Here are overlooked qualities that will make leaders easier to recognize.

Fast Company
When crawling back into bed isn’t an option, use these tips to turn your day around, pronto.

Inc.
Most people seem to think you have to simply be smart to have a successful business. While being smart helps, and a good brain can make decisions easier, two other body parts are far better indicators of whether you will make it. Here’s what matters more.

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

ScienceNews

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.
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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