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NPMA is excited to announce that on June 18-20 in Phoenix, Arizona we will be hosting our first annual Executive Leadership Forum, sponsored by BASF. The Forum will bring together the top leaders in the structural pest management industry who serve on the NPMA Board of Directors, PPMA Board of Directors, QualityPro Board of Directors, Pest Management Foundation Board of Trustees, P3 Steering Committee and our Super Committee, comprised of our 20 committee chairs. All participants of these groups should have recently received an invitation including logistical information. All NPMA members who are not involved in the before-mentioned groups are also welcome to join for a $150 registration fee. If you have any questions or require more information, please email Jillian Gardner. NPMA looks forward to this dynamic Forum, as we work collectively to ensure a bright and successful future for all pest management professionals.

Make plans to join NPMA for Academy 2018! The annual summer conference will be held July 18-20 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's leaders and emerging leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss! Click here to register and view the full schedule.

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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to educate consumers about bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 3-9, and we need your help!

Below is a link to a survey that's all about your work with bed bugs. We would really appreciate it if you could take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey, as your expert insight will be extremely valuable here. We're looking to compile this aggregated new data to share with the media, on social media, and through other marketing efforts, to help tell the important story of working with YOU — a licensed pest control professional for bed bug prevention and control.

Take the Survey

On behalf of the entire PPMA team, we thank you in advance for your assistance here, as it will not only help grow consumer awareness, but also help grow the market! 

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Given annually to recognize the contributions of an ACE in the field of structural pest management, winners are recognized at PestWorld and the ESA Annual Meeting (as well as getting complimentary registration to both). Click here to learn more and nominate a colleague who has earned their ACE, and is worth of this recognition.


Q: More and more of our clients are becoming concerned about the brown widow spider. How toxic is their venom and what can we do to control them?

Pest Pic of the Week


Hover Fly

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

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New Members

Accurate Pest Control of Mesa, AZ
Azuga, Inc. of San Jose, CA
Cimex Control LLC of Phoenix, AZ
CrossBonz Termite Pest & Moisture of Norfolk, VA
Eco-Logic Pest Control Systems, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL
J & G Termite & Structural Pest of Alexander, AR
Mosquito Shield of NEA or Manila, AR

Beach Pest Control Service of New York, NY

Prosite Pest Control of Ellensburg, WA

Prosite Pest Control of Ellensburg, WA

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA offers our members so much more than just medical coverage when it comes to benefits! It’s true that there is a level funded medical plan offering for 3 or more individuals that you can take advantage of through National General Benefits, but there is also dental and vision coverage available through Metlife. NPMA Members can take advantage of the Transamerica products such as guaranteed issue life insurance for members and family members, disability coverage, cancer care, hospital indemnity, and accident coverage. We can help you with health reimbursement accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts. Additionally, there is a free phone application that members can download onto their smart phones and start taking advantage of prescription discounts through Myrxmedsaver. NPMA is constantly working to improve the benefits and services available to its members. If you have any questions please reach out to JerriLynn Cobb at for more information. 

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Navigator SC termiticide/insecticide is a pre- and post-construction termite control product for professionals. Navigator SC is effective against a variety of subterranean termites, and protects the structure against future infestations. After termites pass through the treatment area, they transfer the non-repellent, active ingredient, fipronil, back to the nest. Navigator SC also protects against perimeter pests and invaders, including ants. Learn more at
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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

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


Start earning your credits online at NPMA’s Online Learning Center where you can access courses that qualify for most structural pest control categories. Earn credits on your schedule while gaining valuable training through state-of-the-art courses that can be accessed using any computer or mobile device. Click here to find out which courses qualify. Click here to start earning credits now! 

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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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