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.”
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!
Q: I had a customer with a significant Indian meal moth infestation in their kitchen. I am pretty confident that I located and removed all infested materials yet after a few days the moths appeared again; what’s happening?
Eastern Tent Caterpillar
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Advanced Pest Specialists, LLC of Saint Peters, MO
Bacon's Termite & Pest Control of Glenarm, IL
Best Kept Buildings of Washington, DC
Countryside Pest Control of Denver, PA
DeBishop's Pest Control of Southington, CT
Good Riddance Env. Pest Control
Jon's Certified Home Inspections, LLC of Hagerstown, IN
Lewis Pest Control of Chester, VA
LXS Pest Control of North Salem, NY
Pest Pros of Michigan, LLC of Kalamazoo, MI
PestCo, LLC of Killingworth, CT
Schmidt Pest Management of Anderson, SC
Skilled Pest Control of Pomona, NY
Texas A&M University of College Station, TX
Vector Stomp of Sycamore, IL
Zia Siddiqi Consulting, LLC of Snellville, GA
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 email@example.com.
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
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
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Advanced Control Techniques for Domestic and Peridomestic Cockroaches
Chad Gore, Entomologist/Market Technical Director, Rentokil North America
NPMA, along with the Pesticide Policy Coalition NPDES Workgroup, met recently with members of the senior Republican staff of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry to discuss possible Senate action on the NPDES legislation (S. 340). The content of this legislation is also included in the ACRE act which Chairman Barrasso of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hopefully introduce soon.
The workgroup is working two different approaches (Senate EPW Committee/ Acre Act or Senate Ag. Committee/Farm Bill) to push NPDES legislation to increase the likelihood of success. Senate staff were very interesting in there was supporting data associated with the costs and litigation that were originally predicted.
The workgroup provided a briefing on the ongoing litigation in Ohio and previous litigation in Idaho. These were described as examples of how local mosquito control districts have had to divert already limited public health funding to defend against frivolous lawsuits brought under the Clean Water Act. Information was also shared about an applicator who had to suspend spraying due to the threat of litigation (the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act allows private citizens to file a lawsuit against an applicator for which the applicator must bear the cost of a legal defense). This episode resulted in a woman contracting West Nile Virus to which she later succumbed.
Lastly, Committee staff were reminded that requiring a permit for application of pesticides that have already been fully reviewed and approved under FIFRA is a duplicative regulatory burden that imposes unnecessary costs and threatens public health but provides no measurable benefit to public health, water quality or environmental quality generally.
In an effort to provide data specific to structural pest control applicators to assist in demonstrating our use of products, NPMA is asking that you complete a short, 6 question survey as it relates to termite control. Please click here, to provide feedback that will help us advocate for and advance the industry. The survey will close on Friday, April 13.
VPMA is excited to release the application for the inaugural Leadership Enrichment Action Program (LEAP). This new and innovative learning opportunity will provide participants with a fresh take on leadership skills which can be put to immediate use in any size company, department or even in one’s personal life.
April is National Pest Management Month, an annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events, which recognizes the pest control industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, property and food from the diseases and dangers posed by pests.
In recent months, the Nevada County Department of Agriculture has made two detections of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug, which is an invasive species native to Eastern Asia.
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