Activity in the U.S. House of Representatives concerning H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (the “Farm Bill”), is moving fast. House Leadership has indicated that they plan to bring the Farm Bill to the floor for a full vote tomorrow, May 16th. The Farm Bill includes key regulatory reform issues that will benefit the structural pest control industry, but the fight to pass this bill remains hyper-partisan.
It continues to be an uphill battle to secure 218 votes from exclusively Republican representatives, as disagreements over proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) could lead to a straight party line vote. It is imperative that we urge every Representative to vote for the Farm Bill!
What can you do?
This is the 5th grassroots message that we’ve sent elected officials in the U.S. House of representatives in the past month, but this one couldn't be more important. Please be sure to send this NEW message, expressing the urgency and need to pass the Farm Bill. In the last month we’ve sent 886 messages, let's do that again before tomorrow!
CLICK HERE TO SEND A FINAL MESSAGE, URGING A YES VOTE ON THE FARM BILL!
We invite you to join us July 26-28 for the 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions, including a Beach Bash and a BBQ by the pool! Click here for more details and registration.
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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.
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
Work crews in the Houston area continue to see bed bugs which appear to be growing resistant to chemicals and heat.
Orkin came out with its annual Top 50 Mosquito Cities list in the United States, which listed Atlanta as number one for the fifth year in a row.
While advances in car construction can be beneficial to the environment, there can be consequences such as making your car more appealing to rodents.
Video sent to NBC4 sister station WFLA captures the moment swarms of love bugs flew around a Sarasota home.
Answer-giving creates dependency. Guidance shows respect, builds confidence, and enables action.
Harvard Business Review
How do we fix a struggling workplace culture? Start by reviewing the behaviors, systems, and practices in place in your company.
Do you know the most overused word on the internet -- the one you should absolutely stop using?
Delivering bad news is difficult for both parties. It hurts. But, there is a right way to deliver rejection or to inform someone of their failures.
Do you have a natural bent for people and relationships? That's a good starting point.
Time Out New York
It’s been nearly three years since the now-infamous video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza down a set of subway stairs lit the internet on fire.
New York City, Boston and others are eager for a new weapon in the ancient war.