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Young Entrepreneur Award 
Do you know a young entrepreneur in the pest management industry? NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil-Steritech, recognizing young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 29, 2018.

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Women of Excellence Award 
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. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 31, 2018.

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Only two weeks left to take advantage of the early bird registration, so register now! Rates will increase September 8.

Join us October 23-26 in Orlando, Florida for education, networking, and research designed to complement your individual business model. At PestWorld 2018 you will make connections and find the answers you need to increase your profits. We hope to see you there!

Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

Fall is right around the corner and this issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of 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

Crawlspace Depot
LEDs Light Up Your Crawl Spaces
Lighting doesn’t have to be an issue during crawl space work. This string of five indoor/outdoor LED lights produces 5000 lumens, uses just 55 watts total and has an LED life of 40,000 hours. Lights are spaced 10' apart on a 50' cord. Connect up to 10 sets. Work safely!
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Q: I am new to the pest control industry and am looking for advice on what tools or equipment I should have when performing a termite inspection.

Pest Pic of the Week


Florida Carpenter Ants

 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

ADM Milling of Overland Park, KS
Ambicol Services S.A.S., of Colombia
Arbest Pest Control, Inc., of Streator, IL
Bug Off Jamaica Limited of Jamaica
Continual Growth of Albuquerque, NM
Desert Oasis Pest Control of Las Cruces, NM
Indiana Bed Bug Assassins of Shelbyville, IN
My Bug Guy of Albuquerque, NM
Rocky's Pest Control of Roscoe, IL
Safeway Pest Control, Inc., of Linfield, PA
Stampede pest Control of Minden, NV
Track, Ltda., of Uruguay
Worldwide Exterminating Services of Bayamon, PR

Member Benefit Highlight

National Fit Testing Service offers you an easy economical way to achieve OSHA compliance. At your convenience, National Fit Testing Service's technicians come to your site and perform Qualitative or Quantitative fit testing of your employees in accordance with OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134. 

Help protect your valued employee’s health and well-being as well as comply with OSHA regulations, by scheduling your respirator fit testing and training session. Contact Linda Lane for special NPMA member pricing today! 

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.
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

Weekly Headlines

ABC News
A rare parasitic disease that can lead to heart failure or stroke may be more common in the United States than many medical providers realize, with an estimated 300,000 people affected.

NBC Los Angeles
The giant water bugs can catch and eat an animal 50 times its size, researchers say.

Fast Company
As bees continue to face a long list of challenges to their survival, perhaps giving them some helpful bacteria could help prevent their collapse.

Fox News
A North Dakota woman has died from hantavirus after possibly coming into contact with rodent droppings or urine. The woman, who was not identified by name or age in a news release, was living in the northeast portion of North Dakota.

Some people experience what is referred to as “skeeter syndrome” which is caused by the protein in the mosquito’s saliva, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
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Promoting your business to your customers requires an aggressive budget – unless, of course, you look to free platforms to gain some exposure.

There are several books out there that’ll help you understand what leadership means, what it’s all about, what defines it, and how you can develop your leadership skills. However, the unfortunate reality is that the true meaning of leadership still eludes us.

There are enough rules to worry about at work; we shouldn't have to sweat the unwritten ones, too. But if left unaddressed, they'll tank the culture.

Here's how to form lasting connections that can help grow your business in the modern age.

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SalesRabbit optimizes every aspect of your sales and management process. Track leads, manage areas, collect data, and beat sales benchmarks with a field-proven approach
Perfect for field sales, canvassing, or door-to-door sales teams.
Trending Articles

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.

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.

NBC News
The brown dog tick is more likely to bite people and spread the often fatal bacterial infection, experts say.

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

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.




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