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As business owners, we want to provide a safe and rewarding workplace for our employees, but what does that look like and what does it require each of us to do?

Our environment continues to change politically, racially, economically and in terms of gender acceptance. How can you ensure your business promotes a sense of equality for everyone?

On January 10, at 1:00 PM ET, Sylvia James of Winston and Strawn LLP will share her insight on unconscious bias in the workplace and delve into the question - Does unconscious bias impact the bottom line of your business and employee engagement?

Register for the webinar today!

Please note, this webinar will not be recorded.


The January/February 2018 issue of  PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, is now available! This issue focuses on Legislative Issues, and includes features on:

Farm Bill 101
Gearing Up for Legislative Day
Preemption 101
Two Prerequisites to Managing Small Business Growth

Other articles cover safety, updating your website, health insurance, and more. 

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

Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

Join us January 17-19 in Mashantucket, CT to earn recertification credits, browse the exhibit hall, and network with your peers at the 2018 Eastern Conference! To make your hotel reservations, please click here and use group code “NPMA” to receive the group rate of $129.00 per night. After today, January 2, rooms and rates are subject to change.



Crawlspace Depot
LEDs Light Up Your Crawl Spaces
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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The NPMA Mobile Field Guide is available on iOS and Android devices via the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Buy it now at the low price of $4.99 for a limited time!

The Mobile Field Guide offers users an easy way to access information on over 200 different structural pests, with high resolution photos and charts for confident identification. PMPs will also be able to send an email directly to NPMA experts about a certain pest, create individual notes, take photos, reference the glossary or browse saved files. Click here to learn more.

Pest Pic of the Week


Formosan Termite Workers

 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

Aborta-Bug Pest Control of San Dimas, CA
East Coast Pest Control of Raleigh, NC
Expert Pest Control of Burlington, NJ
Mite Busters of Untion City, NJ
Responsible Pest Control, Inc. of Mesa, AZ

Member Benefit Highlight

The Winter 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

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.
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NPMA Education and Events

Register by January 5 to SAVE $50

Join us January 30 - February 1 in New Orleans for the largest tradeshow dedicated to wildlife and nuisance bird management! The 2018 Wildlife Expo, hosted by NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), also provides professional training and certification for those involved in wildlife management. Click here for more details and registration.

Weekly Headlines

CBS North Carolina
When the weather gets cold, squirrels start invading people’s homes, and the result can be damage.

The Washington Post
The Zika virus is still a hot topic among scientists — and for good reasons.

EMS workers in South Carolina have seen an increase in bedbug infestations.

Mental Floss
Here are five thought-to-be-extinct species that were rediscovered in 2017.

Brother Mobile Solutions
For your Business

The New York Times
While our culture reveres self-confidence, a better approach to success and personal development may be self-compassion.

Now is the perfect time to reflect on mistakes made in the past and how to fix them going forward.

Leadership Now
Leaders are remembered for accomplishments and not promises – here’s now to master putting ideas in place.

Let’s Grow Leaders
If you’re an individual looking to improve or a manager trying to improve your team work to build and reinforce these five critical behaviors.

The Washington Post
These books providing leadership lessons, in-depth career advice or ideas for improving the way we work are a great way to start the new year.

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SalesRabbit Field Sales App
SalesRabbit optimizes every aspect of your sales and management process. Track leads, manage areas, collect data, and beat sales benchmarks with a field-proven approach
Perfect for field sales, canvassing, or door-to-door sales teams.
Trending Articles

If your ego doesn't get in the way, any one of these 10 phrases is a great way to build trust at work.

CBS Pittsburgh
Entomologists from Penn State have developed a revolutionary bed bug prevention concoction.

Some mechanics theorize that rats are targeting newer hybrid model cars due to the soy-based insulation on the wires.

Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018 Wildlife Expo 2018 New Orleans, LA
  January 18-19, 2018 Eastern Conference Mashantucket, CT
  February 5-7, 2018 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  March 18-20, 2018  Legislative Day 2018 Washington, DC 



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