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We could write an article on the awesomeness that was Academy last week, but – as they say – pictures speak louder than words! Check out our Facebook page to view photos from the event.

Congratulations to all of the teams for their participation, the team spirit this year was contagious!

We hope to see you all at Academy 2019, to be held July 17-19 in Phoenix.


Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

The NPMA Gives award is given annually to recognize member companies who contribute charitable donations, programs, and time to their communities. EnviroPest stood out this year for their service. They donated over $20,000 annually to local organizations, they provided bed bug heat treatments to families who couldn’t afford them, as well as instated an Annual Serve Day within their organization where they close the office for the day and take staff off-site to serve a local non-profit.

These donations and community service days epitomize the heart of NPMA Gives. Congratulations EnviroPest!


Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) grants can advance a career in the pest management industry or help to reduce the costs related to education. Grants are a minimum of $1,000 and include free registration and additional $1000 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld. Successful recipient(s) are notified in September each year.

The deadline is July 31 – apply today!

Nisus Corp
Stop wood decay in its tracks.
Jecta is a ready-to-use injectable borate gel used to reach places where other products can’t be applied effectively. It protects sealed, moisture-laden or inaccessible wood from termites and other wood destroying organisms. Jecta’s patented carrier system facilitates rapid penetration throughout wood of any moisture content.
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Why is it often necessary to make multiple applications to eliminate a cat flea infestation?

Pest Pic of the Week


Annual Cicada - Dorsal View

 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

Aliaga & Baluis S.A.C. of Lima, Peru
Beacon Pest Control of Ocean Shores, WA
Black Widow Pest Management of Fort Collins, CO
Gateway Pest Control of Georgetown, KY
Grace Pest Solutions of Franklin, KY
Specialized Pest Control & Lawn Care of Hyde Park, UT
State-Line Extermination of Portland, TN

Member Benefit Highlight

Have a human resources problem? Question? Crisis? Do you simply need to brainstorm a problem or a particular employee situation? NPMA members can call, email or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. The comprehensive menu of services provided can be found here.

Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here. To contact Sandy Seay, call 407-426-9484 or email

NPMA Education and Events

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

Amvac Chemical Corp.
Navigator SC termiticide/insecticide is a pre- and post-construction termite control product for professionals. Navigator SC is effective against a variety of subterranean termites, and protects the structure against future infestations. After termites pass through the treatment area, they transfer the non-repellent, active ingredient, fipronil, back to the nest. Navigator SC also protects against perimeter pests and invaders, including ants. Learn more at
Download Navigator label.
Heard from the Hill

The House voted by unanimous consent on Wednesday, July 18 to reject the Senate amendment and to request a conference with the Senate on a new farm bill. Members of both legislative chambers are looking to negotiate a compromise on legislation to authorize a number of farm, agricultural and food programs that are set to expire at the end of September. Lawmakers will also decide whether to include NPMA’s provision in the final version that passed the House (HR 2 - Section 9101), but not the Senate that would codify the exclusive role of State lead agencies, not political subdivisions, as pesticide co-regulators and to ensure that the expertise these agencies possess is both valued and integrated through their formal role in the development of pre-publication drafts of EPA regulatory proposals and regulations in final form. The House approved its version of the five-year farm bill in a 213-211 vote last month. The Senate also passed their version of the farm bill last month in an 86-11 vote. Bottom line: NPMA’s provision is in the House version, but not the Senate version. Our goal is to make it into the final conference report agreed upon by House and Senate conferees.

Speaker Paul Ryan named 29 Republicans as conferees, while Minority Leader Pelosi appointed 18 Democrats. A majority of the lawmakers (23) sit on the Agriculture Committee. The list includes Chairman Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and ranking member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.). Lawmakers from eight other panels also made the cut, including ones from Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Financial Services, Foreign Affairs and Natural Resources. Ultimately, the 23 Ag. Committee Members (13 R – 10 D) will be the lawmakers making the final decision on whether NPMA’s provision becomes law. The provision of greatest interest to NPMA regarding exclusive authority of state lead agencies in intrastate commerce is within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Agriculture Committee, therefore only the Members appointed from that Committee will consider our provision. Please find the list of Ag. Committee conferees below:

House Ag. Committee Members

Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) * Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.)
Glenn Thompson (R-PA)* Jim Costa (D-Calif.)
Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) David Scott (D-Ga.)
Frank Lucas (R-OK) * Tim Walz (D-Minn.)
Mike Rogers (R-AL) * Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio)
Austin Scott (R-GA) * Jim McGovern (D-Mass.)
Rick Crawford (R-AR) * Filemon Vela (D-Texas)
Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.)
Rodney Davis (R-IL) Ann Kuster (D-N.H.)
Ted Yoho (R-FL) * Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.)
David Rouzer (R-NC)   
Roger Marshall (R-KS) *  
Jodey Arrington (R-TX) *   
Members Make Headlines

The Virginia Pest Management Association is very excited to launch our very own Leadership Enrichment Action Program – otherwise known as VPMA LEAP! Modelled after the Georgia Pest Management Association’s (GPCA’s) Leadership program, the VPMA LEAP is a new and innovative 3-part program spanning many topics from personal and team leadership, to overall organizational leadership. The inaugural class of 20 students will meet for three sessions, once in November 2018 and two additional times in February and May of 2019. VPMA PMPs are given priority, but anyone interested in applying to the VPMA LEAP Program is welcome to do so by August 1, 2018. Click here for a brochure, or here for an application!

The Aust Group, LLC - A Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm launches their new firm led by CEO/President - Stuart Aust. On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, they made it official as they hosted a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the opening of their new office in Upper Saddle River. Joanne Minichetti, Mayor of Upper Saddle River was in attendance.

Weekly Headlines

Fox News
The Second City has been dubbed the "rat capital" of America according to apartment search service RentHop, which said Chicago had the highest amount of rat-related complaints of four major U.S. cities.

National Geographic
High temperatures make arctic wolf spiders ditch their favorite food, indirectly helping the environment.

The unusually warm weather has seen an influx in the number of pests, with the return of the heatwave now providing the perfect conditions for not only rodents such as rats and mice to thrive, but wasps too.

Multiple Air India passengers out of Newark International Airport complained about bed bugs crawling on their seats throughout the more than 15-hour flight.

New York Post
People with Type A blood are more likely to be bitten by ticks, a study has found.

Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
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Entomology Today
A 17-year study that monitored for resistance among cat fleas to the insecticide imidacloprid finds no evidence of decreased susceptibility.

Detroit Free Press
Even House Speaker Paul Ryan isn't immune from rodents chomping on his vehicle's engine wiring.

Health officials are warning everyone about the parasite that will attack your face and cause some serious health problems.

Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  July 26-28, 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference Wrightsville Beach, NC
  October 23-26, 2018  PestWorld Orlando, FL
  November 27-29, 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, CO



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