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By now many of you may be aware of an organization that is soliciting NPMA members under the name “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA”.

The “National Pest Management Association®” is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and we therefore are entitled certain proprietary rights and protections under federal and state laws. Specifically, NPMA is entitled to restrict the use of the trademark, or a confusingly similar trademark, in connection with confusingly similar products or services.

The “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA” is not associated with NPMA in any way, and it is our belief that this entity/website is a fraudulent scam and a violation of NPMA’s federally registered trademark.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this issue has caused you but want to ensure you that we are working to correct the issue and effectively represent, promote and advocate for the pest management industry.

  

The Utah Pest Management Association is the first industry association dedicated exclusively to the growth and development of Utah’s pest management industry.

NPMA is pleased to welcome the formation of the Utah Pest Management Association (UPMA), the state’s first association dedicated exclusively to supporting Utah’s pest management professionals (PMPs) through training, education, professional development, public policy advocacy, and market growth.

“Utah’s pest management industry is comprised of 1,466 companies employing 5,873 registered technicians and countless support staff. Utah’s pest management industry plays a vital role in safeguarding public health, and protecting Utah’s businesses, while also generating jobs and bolstering our overall economy,” said Andrew Richardson, CEO of Edge Pest Control and president of UPMA. “The formation of UPMA will ensure that PMPs throughout our great state have access to world-class leadership and premier training resources that will help our industry operate with unmatched professionalism and unrivaled service.”

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Uniting the Globe to Protect Health Through Technology, Innovation and Public/Private Partnerships in Professional Pest Management 

The third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety, presented by NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), will be held June 4-6, 2018 at the Hotel Cascais Miragem in Portugal. Participants will address emerging issues and evaluate - with clients and other relevant stakeholders - which action steps are required to respond to these future needs. Click here to view the full program and register online.

 
  

Submission deadline: July 31

Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized! 

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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
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Member Benefit Highlight
  

Everyone deserves a better tomorrow and insuring against potential hardships is a great start! NPMA is providing a hospital indemnity plan to its employer groups to allow members to enroll and protect their families against unexpected hospital costs. Hospital indemnity insurance pays an amount for each day the insured is hospitalized, up to a specific maximum limit. Because the benefits are paid to the insured directly, the insured can use them to help pay for out-of-pocket expenses, such as deductibles and copay costs that would be hard to pay due to missed work. Hospital Select II features benefits for full-time, part-time, hourly, and seasonal workers. There is no coinsurance, copays, or waiting period or deductible.

For more information contact JerriLynn Cobb at DK Young Consulting at jerrilynn@dkyoung.com.

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NPMA Education and Events

Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Preparing for the Unexpected: A Lesson Learned from the Tropical Bed Bug
Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., Staff Entomologist, National Pest Management Association
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Monday, September 10, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Understanding the Disease Potential of Urban Rodents
Matt Frye, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University
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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Advanced Control Techniques for Domestic and Peridomestic Cockroaches
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  June 4-6, 2018  Global Summit of Pest Management Services Portugal
  July 18-20, 2018  Academy Palm Beach Gardens, FL
  July 26-28, 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference Wrightsville Beach, NC
  October 23-26, 2018  PestWorld Orlando, FL
       
 

 

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