Professional pest control serves a critical role in society. We have a clearly defined vision of every home and business utilizing professional pest control services, and we spent much of the last year building on the foundational plans set forth in our strategic plan.
2017 was a busy year for our industry with significant progress being made. We welcomed more than 425 new member companies to our organization and initiated new programs and committees, including our new Resource Center, Health Insurance Exchange, and the NPMA Strategic Partnership Program.
Our public policy team worked to enact change and preserve our interests on regulation and legislation – both on the Hill and in local municipalities.
In 2017 alone, the number of QualityPro accredited companies grew by 10 percent, bringing the total number of companies recognized for meeting the standards of professionalism to more than 500.
We also continued to get our messages out to the consumer audiences through the work of the Professional Pest Management Alliance. In 2017, we’ve been everywhere – in magazines, newspapers, TV news programs, and across social media. We’ve driven more than 4.5 million consumers to PestWorld.org.
Each of our member companies will soon be receiving a copy of our 2017 Annual Report in the mail, you may also click here to view the digital version. I encourage you to check it out to see all that has been accomplished over the last year. Working in this industry is something we can, and should all be proud of – we could not have achieved all of this without YOU!
Thank you for your support, I truly believe the future is bright and the best is yet to come!
Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE
NPMA Chief Executive Officer
NPMA Staff Entomologist, Brittany Campbell, visited Cook’s Pest Control Company in Decatur, Alabama during the week of July 30th to attend their Commercial Training Academy. The week-long program is designed for every commercial technician employed by Cook’s to receive hands-on training for pest management techniques in a variety of commercial settings, including, restaurants, food manufacturing facilities, hospitals, offices, dorms, among many others. “Cook’s is an outstanding pest control company that fosters a great working environment for their employees with excellent training opportunities, Brittany said. “I learned a lot of valuable information about commercial pest control and fully believe Cook’s provides a great service to their customers and the community”.
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?
Subterranean Termite Between Fingers
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Rescue 1 Pest & Termite Control of Torrington, CT
Croom's Impact Pest Management of Blue Mound, KS
Doctor Sniffs of Brooklyn, NY
GreenLeaf Mosquito and Pest of Houston, TX
Mission Pest Management of Greenville, PA
US Biologic of Memphis, TN
Wagner Lawn Care of Augusta, KS
Core Value plans allow you to gain control of your health care expenses while providing quality benefits to your employees. This is made possible by combining the cost lowering qualities of self-funding with a referenced based pricing plan. Core Value gives you the simplicity and savings you’re looking for. Core Value is referenced based pricing, meaning it pays providers on a multiple of the Medicare reimbursement rate (or other derived equivalent), regardless of the billed amount. This can reduce the amount paid for your members’ claims- which would save money for both you and your group’s members.
To find out if you qualify for a Core Value Plan and to obtain further information contact JerriLynn Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 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. Click here for more information and to register.
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
The New York Times
For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries fearsome diseases.
A group of South American lizards, known as tegu lizards, have taken over parts of Florida and there is concern they could expand into the southwestern U.S. in what is being described as an "invasion."
Different fruit flies species can learn each other’s language to warn against parasitic wasps.
A new report by the apartment search service RentHop has named Chicago the “rat capital” of the country.
A man has shared the moment thousands of ants used their own bodies to create a massive rope-like bridge hanging from the edge of a rooftop to a nearby wasp nest.
New Jersey 101.5
An insect that is known to kill crops it infests has been spotted in at least two counties, and authorities are hoping a quarantine will help stop the bug from spreading further.
When YOU give others feedback, it’s brilliant, caring, and helpful. When THEY give you feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It’s interesting that your feedback is right, but their feedback is off base.
Lead Change Group
Engaging in conversation with someone who asks thoughtful questions with genuine curiosity is noticeable; perhaps because it is becoming rare. Where have all the questions gone?
One researcher explains why a paradoxical combination of narcissism and humility can be a powerful formula for leaders to succeed.
The Grossman Group
While there may not be an actual formula for active listening, there are steps you can take to become a better listener.
We can’t control difficult people. But, we can be a disarming person. It is possible to defuse tension in the most explosive of situations.
Multiple Air India passengers out of Newark International Airport complained about bed bugs crawling on their seats throughout the more than 15-hour flight.
Pest control company Orkin recently released its Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, compiled with data of the places where Orkin performed the most treatments for bed bugs from December of 2016 to November of 2017.
How do you know if your particular bite represents a high-risk case?