Join us at PestWorld 2018, October 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. Check out the packed exhibit hall featuring the latest and greatest products and services in the industry, connect with thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe, and don’t miss the world-class educational opportunities – with over 40 sessions offering CEUs!
Register today and take advantage of the early bird rates!
Rates will increase September 8.
Understanding the Disease Potential of Urban Rodents presented by Matt Frye, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University
Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
This presentation will review the role of rodents in current and historical disease outbreaks such as plague and Lyme disease, and the pathways that expose humans to rodent-borne pathogens. The session will conclude with a detailed look at how service technicians can reduce risks for customers, and personal protective measures that are needed on the job for safety and well-being. Click here to register.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new standards to help protect workers against exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Workers in the pest control industry may be exposed respirable crystalline silica during termite treatments that require drilling into concrete. To educate PMPs on the steps necessary to remain in compliance with this new standard, NPMA has developed a new online training course: OSHA’s Respirable Silica Standard Training. This 15-minute online training covers how exposure to respirable crystalline silica may occur when performing pest control work, avoidance measures that can be taken to limit exposure to workers, and what PMPs can do to comply with the new rule. This training is available to members for $4.99, and $9.99 to nonmembers. For additional information and resources, including an example of a written exposure control plan, visit NPMA’s OSHA toolbox.
Access this training in 5 easy steps:
1. Visit: npmatraining.org
2. Click “Purchase New Content”
3. Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
4. Click “Select Courses”
5. Click “Add” next to the OSHA’s Respirable Silica Standard Training
Q: Little beetles are coming out of a drop ceiling in a manufacturing firm’s administrative building that has been treated for rodent issues previously. Every morning they’re falling on to the office manager’s desk, keyboard, paperwork etc. Any ideas?
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Bug Buster Pest Control, Inc. of Placerville, CA
Castle Exterminators, LLC of Durham, NC
Craig Pest & Weed Control of Rio Rancho, NM
Davis Pest Control of Albuquerque, NM
DBR Services, LLC dba Envirotech Pest Services of Emmans, PA
G & B Pest Control, LLC of Alamogordo, NM
Green Light Termite & Pest, Inc. of West Sacramento, CA
Industrias LaFord, S.A. DE C.V. of El Salvador
La Cucaracha Pest Control Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA
Nottingham Pest Control of Brentwood, CA
Orion Pest Pros, Inc. of Maryville, TN
Plantation Pest Management of Memphis, TN
Polti North America - Cimex Eradicator of Los Angeles, CA
Red Shovel Landscape of Albuquerque, NM
Romero Pest Control of San Bernardino, CA
Story Termite & Pest of Atascadero, CA
Thorn Pest Solutions of Pleasant Grove, UT
Creepy Crawly Pest Control of Tempe, AZ
Pestmaster Service of Lanham, MD
Use the Fall 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.
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Advance the Pest Management Industry for Future Generations! Pass Along to a Friend!
Right now, 47 House and 9 Senate Conferees are negotiating the final version of the Farm Bill. As you know, the Farm Bill is the vehicle in which our industry has the opportunity to amend FIFRA, the law that governs pesticide use. Unlike any other point in recent history, this Farm Bill includes proactive language to advance the ability of pest management professionals to defend public health and property from unwanted pests. Specifically, the reforms that NPMA is advocating for:
• Codifies pesticide preemption at the state level, preventing localities from irresponsibly regulating the sale and use of pesticides and solidifying the ability of State Lead Agencies to regulate use of pesticides.
• Fixes the broken pesticide consultation process between FIFRA and the Endangered Species Act.
• Eliminates the need for unnecessary and redundant National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permits (NPDES).
NPMA's preferred regulatory reform language is in the House version of the bill, but not the Senate version. It is imperative that you make your voice heard to the Farm Bill conferees, so we can bolster the pest management industry for generations to come. Let's do this and secure regulatory reform language in the final version!
Click here to send a message to your elected officials, and please pass on to colleagues and friends of the pest management industry.
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