Over 300 Attendees and 34 Represented Countries Met to Further Education and Technology Advancing Pest Management Practices
The Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services in Cascais, Portugal has come to a successful conclusion with worldwide participation on important issues related to food safety and public health.
According to Dominique Stumpf, CEO of NPMA and a presenter of the event, “The development of modern pest management practices has resulted in significant public health benefits around the world. Maintaining public health is reliant on a properly functioning system of controlling pests that transmit pathogens to humans directly and through the food supply. The vast amount of sharing and education to further the cause of protecting public health, food and property that has been shared at this event is proof positive that when we all work together in the global community to share our knowledge, innovation and technology, we all benefit and further along the process of protecting the public from pests and pest related diseases.”
NPMA's Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil-Steritech, recognizes young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized? Nominate them by August 29! Recipient will be awarded at PestWorld 2018 in Orlando, Florida.
Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate.
Mentor Match is a unique online networking and career development tool that helps you find, connect and share experiences with both new and established professionals. The program takes advantage of NPMA’s network of more than 7,000 pest management professionals who are tackling or have mastered the career challenges that you may be facing. Best of all, our online platform makes meeting with your mentor convenient, even if they are across town, across the country, or across the globe.
Sign up here to find a mentor, become a mentor, or do both!
Q: I’ve been told that bed bug nymphs can survive without a blood meal by eating bits of dried skin particles found on mattresses, is this true?
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Akin Pest Control & Lawn Care of Comanche, TX
Gary’s Pest Control of Inner Grove Heights, MN
Get Lost Pest Control of Middleton, ID
Green Monster Pest & Weed of Mesa, AZ
Moore Pest Solutions of Vancouver, WA
ProForce Pest Control Charlotte, LLC of Charlotte, NC
Protec Pest Control Services, LLC of Boise, ID
Termio, LLC of Scottsdale, AZ
ValuePest.com of Myrtle Beach, SC
Triple S Termite & Pest Control, Inc. of Manassas, VA
Triple S Termite & Pest Control, Inc. of Manassas, VA
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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. 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
Last week leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee, Chairman Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Stabenow (D-MI), reached a bipartisan agreement on the Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill. The Senate’s Farm Bill does not expand the controversial work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program like the House version has. Unfortunately, the base text of the Senate’s Farm Bill does not include any of our proposed pesticide regulatory reform initiatives.
It is our understanding that anything related to “pesticides” or that would amend FIFRA was likely deemed too controversial to include in the base text. Throughout this process, we have been working hard to build bipartisan support to codify the exclusive role that state lead agencies have as the sole regulators of pesticides in their respective states. We have met with several Republican and Democratic Senators these past months to build this consensus. Last month we sent the following letter to Ranking Member Stabenow memorializing our conversation with her and her previous support when she was a State Senator in Michigan. We have also sent individual letters endorsed signed with constituent member logos to Senators Casey, Klobuchar, Donnelly and Smith. We continue to have strong support from Republican members of the Committee. We continue to believe that we do have bipartisan support for this important initiative for the pest management industry.
While it is unfortunate that our regulatory reform initiatives are not in the base text of the Senate’s Farm Bill, there remains opportunities to include this language via amendment or in Conference. The Senate Agriculture Committee will conduct a mark-up of the Farm Bill tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13th at 9:30, we are working closely with Senators on the Committee in preparation.
What is most important now is that we continue to keep the pressure on Senators on the Agriculture Committee and all members of the U.S. House of Representatives in anticipation of a June 22nd vote. Please continue to participate in any VoterVOICE we send out over the next several weeks, especially if you live in a state that is represented by a Senator on the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Last week NPMA Policy Staff participated in the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) Industry Relations Workgroup. The group debriefed on topics that were discussed during the State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) meeting that took place last Monday and Tuesday at EPA. Pertinent topics to structural pest management professionals included, updates on regulatory reform in the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill, current status of EPA’s “smart Label” initiative, progress of AAPCO’s 25b’s workgroup, and discussion of products ingredients disclosure. The next SFIREG and AAPCO workgroup meeting will take place the first week of December 2018.
Dr. Philip James Hamman, 86, passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Kerrville, Texas. Dr. Hamman served the pest management industry for many years, including working for the National Pest Control Association in Washington, DC where he provided technical support and educational programs throughout the United States.
Arizona Pest Squad, LLC won the 2018 Finalist Top 15 out of thousands in Phoenix, Arizona for the 2018 BBB Torch Award for Ethic's.
Bayer is pleased to announce it has acquired Monsanto.
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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.