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NPMA has notified members about a so-called credentialing association named “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA.” That “association” is not affiliated with the National Pest Management Association (“NPMA”) in  any manner. The names “National Pest Management Professional Association” and “NPMPA” are likely intended to create confusion with NPMA, whose trademarked name is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and thereby mislead pest control companies and their customers in violation of trade mark law 15 U.S.C. §§1051 et seq. NPMA is exploring its legal options. Meanwhile, please let us know immediately if you are contacted by anyone claiming to represent the “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA,” or become aware of any pest control company using either of those phrases in its advertising.


NPMA is joining the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managers Association (FAOPMA), Chinese Pest Control Association (CPCA) and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) in support of World Pest Day on June 6. Join us in recognizing the vital role that pest control professionals play in protecting public health, food and property from pests. Pledge a Facebook post or tweet on June 6 through our Thunderclap campaign. Click here to show your support.

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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), today released the results of its 2018 Bugs Without Borders survey to educate consumers about bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 3-9. With 97 percent of U.S. pest professionals reporting they have treated for bed bugs in the past year, PPMA is leading the charge for public vigilance with the launch of various media relations and social media campaigns. Industry members are encouraged to join the cause by devoting their company social media pages to bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week and using the hashtag #BedBugWeek on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. The toolkit, available for download on, contains a customizable press release, suggested social media content, Bed Bug Awareness Week logos, high resolution photography, media training documents and a list of video content that can be directly embedded on a company’s website. For more information about PPMA and its marketing programs or to subscribe to Mainframe, please visit

All nominations must be received by August 31, 2018.

NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. 

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Q: I have a commercial customer with a large atrium inside the building.  I have collected multiple immature cockroaches that appear to be oriental cockroaches, but the adults I’ve seen have tan wings. The roaches seem to be living in the planters and mulched areas inside the atrium.  Any ideas what they are?

Pest Pic of the Week


Crane 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

Alford Wildlife and Pest Management of Fort Myers, FL
Antitermite Co., Ltd of Cambodia
Baxter Pest Management of Bronx, NY
Budget Pest Control & Maintenance of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Delta Pest Services of Gonzales, LA
Eastside Exterminators, Inc. of Woodinville, WA
Envirogreen Exterminators, Inc. of Lakeland, FL
Fox Pest Control – Long Island of Bay Shore, NY
Fumi Dorado SAS of Colombia
Harper Pest Control of Hewlett, NY
Landsman Exterminating Service of Yonkers, NY
Provident of Stevens Point, WI
Servicios de Fumigación RV de Liberia S.A of Costa Rica
Svcs, Inc. of Bayside, NY
Tradewinds Termite and Pest Control of Port Charlotte, FL

Alpha Home Pest Control of Kuna, ID

Member Benefit Highlight

With Memorial Day weekend over, summer has officially begun! Use the Summer issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and future customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.

Click here to view the current issue. Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at

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NPMA Education and Events

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. Click here for more details and registration. 


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.


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

In case you missed it, yesterday’s webinar is now available online
Preparing for the Unexpected: A Lesson Learned from the Tropical Bed Bug
Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., Staff Entomologist, National Pest Management Association
Click here to view

Members Make Headlines

Rentokil Steritech is pleased to announce that it has acquired Advanced Pest Management, located in Elkton, Maryland.

Enviro-Care Pest & Termite Control is pleased to announce that it has acquired Arco Pest Control, located in Garden Grove, California.

Weekly Headlines

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The rising number of insects is more than just an inconvenience. As bug bites increase, so does the possibility of contracting insect-borne diseases such as West Nile virus, Lyme disease and encephalitis, making the need for insect protection even more important.

CBS Pittsburgh
In Pittsburgh, pest control operators have reported that business is way up as compared to past years with rodents in general, rats mice.

A Placer County resident who recently died and tested positive for hantavirus, likely contracted the virus from rodents in a home in the Lake Tahoe area where the resident lived and worked, according to health officials.

If you talk to anyone who spends time outdoors, they'll likely tell you it's shaping up to be a bad year for ticks.

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Does your business have a reputation strategy? If you think that only large brands need to worry about their reputation, you're mistaken.

Harvard Business Review
Marketing and sales departments often set their strategies, and goals, separately from each other.

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USA Today
While advances in car construction can be beneficial to the environment, there can be consequences such as making your car more appealing to rodents.

The Times-Tribune
Penn State researchers think they might be able to solve, or at least control, the invasion of stink bugs — those shield-shaped invaders from the Far East that seemingly have become permanent residents in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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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