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Potential Impacts of the Recently Enacted Tax Code Overhaul on the Structural Pest Management Industry
Before the close of 2017, President Donald J. Trump and Congressional Republicans earned a colossal legislative victory. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), H.R.1, should provide pest management businesses with greater economic benefits and will hopefully return America’s economic growth rate to pre-recession levels. According to the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth Model, the TCJA will significantly lower marginal tax rates and the cost of capital, which would lead to a 1.7% increase in GDP over the long term, 1.5% higher wages, and an additional 339,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

From immediate full expensing of new equipment purchases valued up to $1 million to lowering the corporate and pass-through entity tax rates—the TCJA will no doubt benefit your bottom line and the growth of your business. NPMA’s document explores the provisions of the TCJA that will most likely affect the structural pest management industry and your businesses the most. Click here to view NPMA’s review of the new law.


Ten candidates from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership

NPMA today announced selection of the association’s Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2018 participants, continuing NPMA’s commitment to cultivating a representative pipeline of candidates for leadership opportunities within NPMA for years to come.

“The value NPMA brings to our memberships is directly correlated with the quality of diverse experiences and unique industry expertise that our members bring into the association’s leadership roles,” said NPMA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Stumpf. “The participants of the ELP’s 2018 class will play an important role in a broader plan to ensure our association maintains a pipeline of leadership candidates that are well-positioned to help our members successfully navigate an ever-evolving industry.”

The ten candidates of this class were selected through a rigorous application process, which vetted more than 30 applications. Applicants were selected based on broad criteria, which accounted for leadership potential, industry participation and commitment to professional development, among other factors.

Executive Leadership Program Class of 2018:
• Andrea Brubaker, Director, Business Development, Triple S Services (Manassas, VA)
• Mitch Taylor, President, Capital Pest Services, Inc. (Raleigh, NC)
• Lauren Thrasher, President, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal (San Diego, CA)
• Carl Braun, Co-Owner and Vice President, Quality Pest Control (Omaha, NE)
• Mark Davidson, Operations Manager, Pestech Pest Solutions (Ferndale, NY)
• Layne Salvant, VP, Operations, The Bug Man (Baton Rouge, LA)
• Galvin Murphy, VP, Marketing and Business Development, Yankee Pest Control (Malden, MA)
• Gavvin Strachan, Director of Operations, Struckum Commercial Pest Services (Nassau, Bahamas)
• Greg Schmidt, Owner/President, Pest Solutions, Inc. (Thornburg, VA)
• Robert McElwain, Operations Manager, American Pest Management (Olathe, KS)


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.

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NPMA is seeking your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2018. This year's event will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL on October 23-26.

Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. NPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions, click here for some suggestions. Thank you for your help and we will see you in Orlando!

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Learn More

NPMA recently released Pride and Professionalism, a professionally produced video created to help companies communicate the value of the pest management industry. The video highlights the role pest management plays in protecting public health by controlling pests that threaten human health, the food supply and the structural safety of homes and businesses. Viewers will also learn about the benefits of a career in pest management, along with industry’s projected economic growth and commitment to professionalism.

The video is available for immediate download and use in a variety of communication efforts including: client education, employee recruitment, staff orientation and business development. Click here for download instructions.

Pest Pic of the Week


European Starling

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

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New Members

Department of Veterans Affairs of Largo, FL
McKee Foods Corporation of Gentry, AR
Triple B Pest Solutions of Poteau, OK

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.

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 now!

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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

Join us February 6-7 in Memphis, TN to earn valuable recertification credits at the 2018 Southern Conference! Recertification credits have been applied for in the following states: AL, AR, GA, KY, MS, MO, NC, SC, TN and VA. Register early! Rates will increase after January 12.


Employees are the life-blood of any business. They can fuel production, improve customer satisfaction, and drive company growth. But, finding and keeping employees that positively impact your business can often feel like an uphill battle. Click the links below to view recordings of NPMA’s latest virtual conference series, Hire Smart & Manage Easy, to learn how to stop the cycle of high turnover and low employee retention, and start hiring employees that last.

Episode One: Recruiting the Best
Episode Two: Qualifying the Best
Episode Three: Keeping the Best

Members Make Headlines

The NC chapter of Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) will be holding a coat drive during NCPMA's PCT School January 22-25. If you are attending PCT School, please consider bringing your gently used coats for kids and adults. All coats will be donated to The Salvation Army in Raleigh, NC.

The British Pest Control Association is proud to announce that Ian Andrew has been appointed as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 February.

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Weekly Headlines

Yahoo Finance
Here’s a look at five pests and how they’ve evolved to withstand whatever Mother Nature may throw at them this winter.

The Baltimore Sun
Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin released its “Top 50 Bed Bug Cities” list Monday, and Baltimore came in at No. 1 for the second year in a row.

Bed bugs have infested the LA area, with more cases there than in New York.

Entomology Today
Researchers have identified a chemical that enhances capture of the brown marmorated stink bug in pheromone traps when combined with other existing known attractants.

CBS News
Washington is wielding its newest weapon in its never-ending war on rats: dry ice.

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Quartz at Work
An astounding number of managers report that the hardest part about talking to employees is just that: talking to them.

In recent years, it’s been more clear that relentless change is now the norm. Are you ready? Is your organization?

Here are the seven most important things small businesses need to succeed online.

Art Petty
The most effective leaders understand that daily discipline always trumps annual resolutions.

The Grossman Group
It’s important to have a strategy, but also to make sure everyone is on the same page in understanding the components of the strategy and how to implement it.

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Trending Articles

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

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

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

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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