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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.


All women are invited to join the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) for a FREE professional development workshop on Tuesday, July 17 from 8:30AM - 5:00PM at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Attend this workshop to learn what wise women need to know (and sometimes just need to remember) for survival, success and significance, presented by Susan Hite, creator of Susan’s Train Your Brain Series™, featuring seven principles for personal growth and professional development.

This workshop will be held in conjunction with NPMA Academy, however you do not need to be registered for Academy in order to join us. Please click here to reserve your seat.

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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. 


There is still time to 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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Q: I was working in a school today and came across an insect on the strap of a white bookbag on a shelf of books. It looks kind of like a bed bug, with the same body shape but a lot lighter in color, and no one has complained of bites. I also found several small, hairy larvae in the same area. Any ideas on what it is?

Pest Pic of the Week


Plume Moth

 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services
New Members

Dead End Exterminating, LLC of Lenoir City, TN
Delta Strike Pest & Lawn Services, LLC of Morris, OK
Down East Pest Control of Bladenboro, NC
Gary’s Pest Control, Inc. of Dickeyville, WI
Last Call Pest Services, LLC of Tucker, GA
National Exterminating Co., Inc. of Newport News, VA
New York Exterminating, Inc. of Brooklyn, NY
South East Pest Control of Barbourville, KY
Today’s Pest Solutions, LLC of Folcroft, PA

Natural State Pest Control of Lowell, AR

Member Benefit Highlight

Health coverage is a focus for small employers as they look for innovative and cost-effective ways to provide benefits. A Health Reimbursement Arrangement, or HRA, is timely and can offer substantial flexibility for small business.

Offering a small employer HRA to employees allows them to use account dollars to pay their individual healthcare premiums and to reimburse any out-of-pocket cost they or their dependents may incur. In 2018 you as an employer can contribute up to $5,050 for an individual and $10,250 for a family. For employees to be eligible, they must have completed 90 days of service, be full-time employees over the age of 25, and residents of the U.S.  Participating employees must maintain minimum essential health coverage to realize the tax advantage of the HRA, or the funds could be included as taxable income during any lapse in coverage. HRA funding amounts are reported on W-2s, and a Form 1095B is required.

For more information, please contact JerriLynn Cobb at​.

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NPMA Education and Events

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

Members Make Headlines

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Knockout Pest & Termite LLC, a full-service company focusing on residential and commercial pest and termite control located in Baldwin and Mobile Counties in Alabama.

The Aust Group LLC - A Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm is proud to announce the appointment of Christopher Aust as the Chief Creative Officer (CCO).

Weekly Headlines

Dry ice has a variety of uses: preserving food, fueling a smoke machine and blast cleaning. And now a specific dry ice product can be used legally in New Hampshire for rodent killing purposes.

Click on Detroit
Brown recluse spiders are so rare in Michigan, a local pest control company is offering a reward for any evidence of them.

Experts say there's nothing like a scorching sun to boost the activity of creepy crawlies.

After a Texas woman was treated for multiple bug bites she believes came from kissing bugs, which are known to carry a deadly parasite, officials are warning people of the serious illness they can cause.

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Farnham Street
Incredibly successful people focus their time on just a few priorities and obsess over doing things right.

You must master multiple leadership styles to be an exceptional leader.

The Street
Being in leadership roles are far from easy. Here is some top guidance on how to be a successful leader from former Yum! Brands CEO David Novak.

Great Leadership
Today, the key step for being a true leader is active listening. Effective listening skills, make it possible to select leadership and those responsible for success.

Here are some TED talks that “package” what makes great leaders into concise, informative speeches.

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Trending Articles

USA Today
Another mosquito-borne virus, the Keystone virus, might pose a risk to people, specifically those in Florida.

Being bitten by a Lone Star tick can cause you to develop an allergy to red meat, even if it’s something you’ve eaten for your entire life.

Bright lights in certain areas may be driving the flying insect population down, ultimately resulting in changes in the natural ecosystem.

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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