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Ashley Amidon joined the NPMA team last week as the VP of Public Policy. She comes from the Stone Sand and Gravel Association where she handled environmental policy with an emphasis on water and endangered species act issues. A native of Northern Virginia, she has a B.A. from George Mason University in History and International Affairs and an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Hull in the U.K. Prior to NSSGA, she worked at the International Wood Products Association and was a fundraiser for multiple members of Congress.

Join us at the 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit and hear from Dini Miller, a world leading expert on bed bugs. This session will provide the biggest breakthroughs that happened in bed bug research over the last couple of years and provide you with valuable, new information that you can use in your bed bug program. Click here for more information and to register.


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Crawlspace Depot

NPMA’s newest online training course, Using Pyrethroids Responsibly for Effective Pest Management, is now available in the NPMA Online Learning Center and is approved for credit in most states! This 1-hour course was designed in collaboration with the Pyrethroid Working Group to train PMPs on the responsible application of pyrethroid insecticides to promote effective pest management while mitigating the risk of non-target exposure.

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Q: I have been servicing a home in West Hollywood, California, and have been having an issue with ants underneath the front steps for months. The sprinklers have been heavily watering the outside lawn, and the ants seem to be in areas with a lot of water. Any advice on this ant issue?

Pest Pic of the Week


Field Cricket

 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

Advanced Tree & Shrub Care, Inc. of Fairview, TX
A-Pest-Pro, Inc. of Arlington, TX
At Home Pest Solutions of Mesquite, TX
Blue Beetle Termite & Pest Management of Kansas City, MO
Buckaroo Pest Protection of McKinney, TX
Commercial Property Maintenance, Inc. of Albuquerque, NM
Contractor Nation's School of Entrepreneurship of Seymour, CT
EntoSmart Pest Control Services, LLC of The Woodlands, TX
Fumigadora La Ceiba of Guatemala
Gayle Pest & Termite of Fort Worth, TX
Gibson Pest Control, Inc. of Skyland, NC
Greenforce Pest Solutions of Houston, TX
Gruene Pest Management, LLC of San Antonio, TX
Kalson Pest Control, LLC of Kingwood, TX
Mosquito Authority of Austin TX
Oak Hills Pest Control, Inc. of Boerne, TX
PPG Pest Control, LLC of Santa Fe, NM
Pro Defense Pest Control of San Antonio, TX
PT. Etos Suryanusa of Indonesia
R. B. Pest Solutions of Chicago, IL

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA offers our members so much more than just medical coverage when it comes to benefits! It’s true that there is a level funded medical plan offering for 3 or more individuals that you can take advantage of through National General Benefits, but there is also dental and vision coverage available through Metlife. NPMA Members can take advantage of the Transamerica products such as guaranteed issue life insurance for members and family members, disability coverage, cancer care, hospital indemnity, and accident coverage. We can help you with health reimbursement accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts. Additionally, there is a free phone application that members can download onto their smart phones and start taking advantage of prescription discounts through Myrxmedsaver. NPMA is constantly working to improve the benefits and services available to its members. If you have any questions, please reach out to JerriLynn Cobb at for more information. 

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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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Members Make Headlines

The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) is holding a wildlife control operator training event in Minneapolis, MN, September 21 - 24, 2018 that will include three training events.

Are you looking to receive a General Use Permit? Attend a General Use Pesticide Training session in New Hampshire this September or October. This educational program is designed to provide training so that pesticide applicators may obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take the state certification exam.

The nation’s premiere pest management fraternity has revealed it’s new, user-friendly website.

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the conclusion of another successful year of educating the next generation on the pest control industry through our summer internship program.

Weekly Headlines

New York Post
Animal control officials have removed more than 100 snakes and more than 400 rodents from a San Antonio home following concerns about the animals’ living conditions.

News 12
The New Jersey Health Department says the season for disease spreading ticks may be even longer because of the warm weather. New Jersey ranks in the top five states for tick-borne illnesses.

The Washington Post
Thieves made off with nearly 7,000 other insects, spiders and lizards — more than 80 percent of the institution’s collection.

Fox News
Some unexpected visitors have overstayed their welcome at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: rats.
The bugs become more noticeable in the fall, when they move from woods and farm fields to backyards, parks and other green space in search of food.

Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business

Aspire Collaborative Services
Your employees deserve to know the reasoning behind your decisions. Just making them and walking away isn’t the best practice.

Being trustworthy and selfless; truthful and compassionate – these are wonderful qualities. But not all leaders, including many of the most famous and successful, exhibit these qualities.

Art Petty
Curiosity leads to exploration, experimentation, and learning, yet too many managers construct walls and introduce impediments that suffocate curiosity out of the environment.

Before you can be an effective leader, you have to think like a great one. How you view things dramatically affects the action you take.

Scott Cochrane
How do you move people past their former glories and towards a fresh, exciting new vision? The most effective leaders I know handle this transition sensitively and masterfully with these 3 strategies.

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Trending Articles

NBC News
“One of the Facebook policy changes decreased my income from Facebook by 60 percent, overnight. No explanation," said one small business owner.

Inside Edition
A highly venomous spider is one of 7,000 living insects and arachnids stolen from the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion on Aug. 22.

US News & World Report
A high school in Tennessee that officials say closed this month due to a pest infestation is set to reopen.

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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