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The National Girls Collaborative Project works to bring together organizations from around the United States who are committed to supporting and encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This charity has been selected to receive the funds of the PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk, to be held October 26th, in conjunction with PestWorld 2018. To support the NGCP and register for the 5K, click here

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The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has released a new Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, including ticks and mosquitoes.

As vectors of disease, these pests are able to transmit pathogens such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus to humans through their bites, making awareness and prevention paramount to protecting public health.

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Just in time for back-to-school season, PPMA has released updates to its children’s website,, featuring improvements to its design and functionality, and new teaching materials. The educational website now boasts a revamped Critter Crafts section with downloadable instructions and new navigation and categorization of its learning materials by grade level. Brand new content has also been added to attract an audience of young learners, ages three to five for use in daycare, preschool and Pre-K programs, and at home.

Industry members are invited to share this ad-free, friendly children’s resource on their social media pages and with their communities. Mainframe subscribers also have access to a downloadable badge that they can add to their company website to proudly display their affiliation with promoting early childhood education and support of

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Q: I am having problems controlling silverfish in a residential account. The customer keeps complaining of silverfish in the master bathroom. I’ve treated the bathroom and looked around the exterior of the home but am not finding any evidence. What am I missing?

Pest Pic of the Week


Yellow Jacket

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

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New Members

Achieve Pest & Wildlife Solutions of Lincoln, RI
Brantley's Pest Control of Henderson, KY
Dar Mas Control SA De CV of Mexico
Harmony Pest Management of Albuquerque, NM
Nature-Cide of Canoga Park, CA
NPO "GARANT" of Russian Federation
Pacific View Marketing of Camarillo, CA
ProGreen Pest Managemnent Service, LLC of Quincy, MA
Rice Pest Control Company of Anniston, AL
Rumberger, Kirk, and Caldwell of Orlando, FL
Tabor Pest Services of Benton, IL

Hoffman's Exterminating Co., Inc. of Mantua, NJ
Harlow Pest & Sanitation Control Ltd. of Edmonton, AB Canada

Member Benefit Highlight

Save 10-85% on prescription costs with myRxMedSaver, a discount program available to NPMA members, their families and friends. Immediately begin saving on both brand-name and generic drugs by using the free app or discount card. Download the app.

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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
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NPMA Education and Events

Showcasing the latest research on bed bug control strategies, the NPMA Global Bed Bug Summit, to be held November 27-29 in Colorado, is a not-to-be-missed event for PMPs who offer bed bug services. Join us for a general session, presented by Dini Miller of Virginia Tech University and learn about the biggest breakthroughs that happened in bed bug research over the last couple of years, and gain insight that can be applied to your business today. 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

Weekly Headlines

USA Today
An exotic tick previously unknown to the United States is spreading across the eastern U.S. with sightings in eight states this summer.

Fox News
So-called "lager lout" wasps are attacking Britain after getting drunk drinking fermented fruit and leftover pub-garden cider, stinging anyone and everyone they can find, the Daily Mail reports.

CBS Boston
A rodent fell through a ceiling hole at Town Hall amid screams of town employees, who caught the critter when it landed in a waste basket.

The threat of Lyme disease has spread to all 50 states. Quest Diagnostics analyzed 6 million blood samples and found the tick-borne disease is now in 100 percent of the country.

The Telegraph
Scientists want to harness ‘gene-drive’ technology to render mosquitoes incapable of reproduction so that their populations crash.

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Harvard Business Review
Why is it that when a group of managers gets together for a strategic planning session they often emerge with a document that’s devoid of “strategy”, and often not even a plan?

As technology consumes our lives, nudging us to respond to Slack messages at midnight and email pings on weekends, the concept of “work-life balance” increasingly feels like a myth.

Fast Company
In my experience, new managers tend to make one crucial mistake–trying to do it all.

To achieve breakthrough results, business leaders need a winning culture that taps the creative brilliance of every person on their teams.

Great Leadership
These are the 10 traits that employees expect -- and I strongly believe that companies need -- from their leaders.

Trending Articles

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.

Fox News
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."

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.

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  Date Event Location
  October 23-26, 2018  PestWorld Orlando, FL
  November 27-29, 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, CO



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