PestWorld is guaranteed to provide you with valuable educational sessions and enhance your network of pest management professionals, but there are also some great causes you can support while at PestWorld this year. Don’t miss these special events:
LDG Gives Back – Volunteers will help at a local preschool and give back to the community through reading to the kids and maintenance projects at the property. Sponsored by Corteva
PWIPM 5K - 5k Fun Run/Walk benefitting the National Girls Collaborative Project. Sponsored by Arrow Exterminators, Bell Laboratories, Douglas Products, Gardex, PestWest, Rockwell Labs Ltd.,and ServicePro
Golf Tournament - Spend some time on the links supporting NPMA’s Issues Defense Fund.
Starting a pest control company isn’t easy. It takes time, hard work, and the drive to turn a vision into a thriving business. But, once you’ve launched your start-up, where do you go from there? When is it time to start hiring? How far out should you be forecasting revenue and expenses? Is there a right and a wrong way to develop and implement a business plan? Take control of business’s growth and success with NPMA’s three-part virtual conference series: Working on Your Business, Not in It.
EPISODE 1: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan - October 9th at 2:30 PM EST
Click here to register!
EPISODE 2: Bridging the Gap – Scheduled November 2018
EPISODE 3: Learning to Let Go – Scheduled December 2018
Q: I have had a hard time getting control of German cockroaches in a new account. I have tried bait, but they don’t seem to be eating it. Could the cockroaches be bait-averse?
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
A Extreme Services of Albuquerque, NM
American Pest Control, LLC of Martinsburg, WV
Blease Exterminating of Moultrie, GA
Bug-N-Out Pest Control, LLC of Deer Park, TX
Carolina Exterminating, LLC of Charleston, SC
Infinite Pest Solutions of Fort Myers, FL
Lang's Pest Control of Malvern, PA
Lanyap Pest Control of Pearland, TX
Monocacy Pest Control of New Market, MD
Morton's Pest Control, Inc. of New Market, AL
Netzero Tools of Chatsworth, CA
Super Empire Public Health Pests Control Services LLC of Dubai
With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.
NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.
Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!
Last week, NPMA staff met with the offices of Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) to educate staff about the importance of passing a farm bill that includes NPMA priorities. These meetings are part of a larger educational push with Senate Democrats to present a balanced view on the pesticide provisions within the House version of the Farm Bill. Early rumors indicate an extension is likely, but it is up in the air whether the extension will run through the lame duck session in November, or until the new Congress is seated in 2019. If extended at all and Democrats take the House, expect that this Farm Bill will not pass, and the Democrats will create a new bill next year more in line with their priorities. If extended and the Republicans continue to control the House, the bill is more likely to pass in November. NPMA staff also attended fundraisers for and spoke about the importance of our Farm Bill issues to Senator David Perdue (R-GA), Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI-1), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), Rep Andy Harris (R-MD-1) and the Blue Dogs Coalition.
NPMA's VP of Public Policy, Ashley Amidon, addressed key Senate Republican staffers last week in a briefing on WOTUS organized by the Waters Advocacy Coalition. The briefing will bring staff up to date with the status of the Waters of The United States rule and the pending litigation; currently going into effect in 23 states, multiple lawsuits are chipping away at the number, bringing us closer to a nationwide stay. The EPA’s new rule is expected in early October and is widely expected to immediately go to litigation. Questions on WOTUS? Contact Ashley Amidon at email@example.com.
Arrow Exterminators recently awarded Molly Herring with the second annual E. Raymond Crim, III scholarship. The $5,000 scholarship was created to honor Crim’s 44-year career in the pest control industry and his service to the military.
PermaTreat Pest Control Chief Executive Officer Joe Wilson and his wife, Mary, have created a $1 million endowment at Virginia Tech to support research into the bugs his company battles.
The recent rainfall in Houston, Texas, has caused many residents to see an influx in mosquitoes -- some of which are reportedly the size of a quarter.
NBC Los Angeles
Model Sabrina Jales St. Pierrel is suing the Palm Desert Embassy Suites by Hilton after she says a stay there in 2016 left her with more than 90 bed bug bites
The water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Especially when the weather is hot and sunny. It's a combination that's led to a wave of mosquitoes in West Michigan.
A woman in Paulding County, Ga., says dozens of venomous brown recluse spiders have invaded her home and she doesn’t know how to get rid of them.
Failing to turn your intentions, or plans, into actions means you are living in what experts call the Intention-Action Gap. This gap occurs when you have great intentions about making a change in your life, yet you fail to do what it takes to make that change.
Harvard Business Review
Many organizations view learning as something extra, something to fit in on top of the regular work. But to create a culture that encourages employee growth, managers need to make learning an expectation — not an option.
Many companies confuse purpose programs with corporate responsibility. Here’s how to craft an authentic and effective purpose statement.
Let’s Grow Leaders
If you want great results, you’ve got to figure out what works, be sure everyone knows it, and get them to do that too – but most large teams haven’t figured out how to effectively share best practices.
The fundamental driver of entrepreneurship is the exploitation of an opportunity in the marketplace that is seen by the entrepreneur.
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.
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.