Over 100 top leaders in the structural pest management industry met last week in Phoenix, Arizona for a successful first annual Executive Leadership Forum, sponsored by our Strategic Partners. The group included individuals 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 Super Committee. The Forum allowed us to bring this group of professional leaders together to identify our key priorities that will allow us, as an association, to be in a proactive position to make an impact on the pest management industry. Thank you to all who joined us, we are thrilled to work closely with this group as we lay the groundwork for our year ahead.
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.
Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized!
We would like to announce the departure of Andrew Bray from NPMA as he has recently accepted the position of Vice President of Government Affairs with the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). Please join me in congratulating Andrew on this new and exciting opportunity as we thank him for his hard work and dedication to our industry over the past three years. Andrew’s last day will be Friday, June 29th.
We would also like to announce that Jake Plevelich has been promoted to Director of Public Policy. Jake has been a stalwart in the Public Policy department leading our SPAR program, implementing our grassroots program, supporting the PAC program, drafting and submitting countless federal and state comments and being an integral, thoughtful and fun member of the Public Policy Department. We know Jake will continue to be a tireless advocate for the industry and we are excited to see him continue to grow professionally.
NPMA has begun a job search as we seek to add a new individual to round out the Public Policy Department ahead of our 2018-19 membership year. We look forward to introducing this new individual to you in the near future.
Please join us again in congratulating Jake and Andrew on their new opportunities and thanking them for their services.
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?
Red Imported Fire Ant on Skin
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
BCPC Exterminating of Lebanon Junction, KY
Del Brantley’s Pest Control of Salem, KY
End-O-Pest Co. of Lexington, KY
Kidd Exterminating, LLC of Munfordville, KY
The Bug Man Pest Patrol of Henderson, KY
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Join NPMA July 18-20 at Academy 2018 to hear keynote speaker Kevin Brown share his philosophy on leadership. Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results. In this session, you will learn how to create an environment where people are inspired to be the best version of themselves and deliver world class performance to the people they serve. Click here to view the full Academy 2018 schedule and to register online.
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
Stuart Aust is pleased to announce the launch of The Aust Group, a Mergers & Acquisition and Consulting firm.
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