Make plans to join us July 18-20 at Academy 2018 to hear keynote speaker Kristen Hadeed answer questions on how we create a culture that inspires loyalty and trust, so that when the going gets tough our people stick with us. She will share how she transformed her cleaning company after 75% of her workforce quit on the spot. Funny, bold and brutally honest, Kristen challenges traditional approaches to leadership and culture with a simple premise: The work that we do doesn’t matter; it’s how we make people feel while they’re doing that work that makes all the difference.
Haven't had a chance to attend Academy in the past? Check out the highlights from last year to see what you've been missing out on! Click here to view the full Academy 2018 schedule and to register online.
QualityPro, the only recognized and accepted credentialing authority of the professional pest management industry, has been named the recipient of a $7,500 Health Homes Workforce Development Mini-Grant through a contract between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). The grant will help fund the development of the new public health service certifications coming this fall. The certifications will provide accredited companies national recognition for controlling, reducing and eliminating vector pests, including mosquitoes and rodents. Click here to learn more.
As part of its mission, NPMA’s Leadership Development Group is committed to honoring those companies that have made a real contribution to their community. NPMA Gives is a business recognition program designed to showcase the charitable donations, programs and time contributed by our member companies to their communities.
We are soliciting nominations for the NPMA Gives Award to recognize an NPMA member company that has demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of their community. Such contributions are demonstrated through carrying out and/or participating in community service projects. These projects may be industry related (complimentary pest control for at risk environments, etc.), or non-industry related (walk/run, raising funds for the community, blood drives). The entry must demonstrate the company's consistency over a minimum of a three-year period. Nominations are due June 30, 2018 and will be awarded at NPMA’s Academy in July.
If you know of any companies that should receive this award, please complete the nomination form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Why is it often necessary to make multiple applications to eliminate a cat flea infestation?
Honey Bee Worker
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
2 Guys Termite, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA
Chrome Mosquito & Pest Control of Fruita, CO
Dave’s Pest Control of Eugene, OR
HMO Pest Control of Charlotte, NC
Solo Pest Management of Lake Forest, CA
Pro Pacific Pest Control of Escondido, CA
Flash Exterminating of Brooklyn, NY
D-Bug Pest Control of Latrobe, PA
NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.
Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!
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.
We invite you to join us for the 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit, sponsored by BedBug Central, on November 27-29 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver Colorado. The conference will feature a mixture of in-depth management sessions and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry. The Global Bed Bug Summit is designed to provide you with the information you need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customer. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
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
On Wednesday, June 13 the Senate Agriculture Committee passed their version of the Farm Bill out of Committee. The Senate’s version does not include any of NPMA’s regulatory reform objectives. Last Friday we were made aware that none of the FIFRA related regulatory reform provisions were included in the base text due to strong opposition from Ranking Member Stabenow.
After seeing the base text of the Senate’s Farm Bill without our regulatory reform language included we quickly identified Senator Perdue as our Champion to offer an amendment with our preemption language. We worked with Senator Perdue’s staff and Chairman Roberts staff over the weekend to have the amendment offered by Monday, June 11. We then continued outreach to Democrats on the Committee to gain support but unfortunately lost traction.
On Tuesday, June 12 and into Wednesday, June 13, Senate staff and members worked through the night to consider all the amendments that had been offered (100+). Around 3:30 a.m. an agreement was reached on a “managers amendment” which included all those amendments that were deemed “not controversial” and would be passed as a package. The preemption amendment was not included. Neither was the NPDES fix amendment (Offered by Senator Fischer), which we also assisted with putting forward.
On Wednesday, June 13, the Committee marked up and passed the Farm Bill out of Committee, and we anticipate a full Senate vote before the August recess, possibly as early as the last week in June. During the mark-up, Senator Perdue publicly withdrew our preemption amendment.
Last week NPMA met with the Federal Trade Commission to discuss the fraudulent activities of the illegal solicitation of the National Pest Maintenance Professional Association (“NPMPA”, formerly the “National Pest Management Professional Association”). We highlighted NPMPA’s infringement on NPMA’s registered trademark, and that their activities also constitutes false and misleading advertising, consumer fraud, trade disparagement, and other improper conduct.
NPMA will provide additional updates an information when they are available, in the meantime, please continue to forward all solicitations by this group to email@example.com. Additionally, if you or another company you know of has additional information or has paid any money to this fraudulent entity, please provide this information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For family company Maheu&Maheu, June not only signals the beginning of summer or the massive arrival of seasonal pests, but also marks the company’s 85th anniversary!
Bell Laboratories is pleased to announce that Patrick Lynch has been appointed to Vice President of Sales U.S. and Canada.
Flies and mosquitos are running rampant in the Russian city of Volgograd ahead of Monday's World Cup clash between England and Tunisia.
New York Post
Rats prefer the neighborhoods of Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant — and they really like to party in the summer, a new study shows.
The Washington Post
Cases of vector-borne disease have more than tripled in the United States since 2004, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with mosquitoes and ticks bearing most of the blame.
A new report says Florida residents took more preventative action against the Zika virus than non-Florida residents. But don’t celebrate just yet, Floridians -- the same study shows less than half of the state’s population actually did anything to protect themselves from the virus.
A federal government office in Fort Worth, Texas that helps people during disasters is dealing with a crisis itself – bed bugs.
Every company, no matter the industry, deals with difficult problems and issues each day. No industry or organization is free from the risk of a crisis. So what should corporate leaders do when something goes wrong?
Think about how you listen, whether you step up and how you handle the tension between confidence and humility.
As a leader, your mission is to develop and sustain a dynamite team that can achieve performance and deliver results yet unseen. Heavy pressure is upon you to bring brand new, unconventional ideas, which inspire your team to greatness.
From sabbaticals to paid honeymoons, here's a roundup of time-off policies to consider for your business.
Lead Change Group
It’s can be difficult to address your team when challenges arise. Here’s how to face that fear head-on to grow as a leader.
The Washington Post
Because of the increased rodent presence—and new biological tools—scientists have recently begun to address rat populations more scientifically.
The illness is still widely and falsely believed, even by doctors, to be easy to diagnose and readily treatable.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture’s chief apiary inspector David Westervelt, Hurricane Irma drastically compounded the state’s ongoing problem of honeybee colony loss.