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PestWorld 2018 is in two weeks, will we see you there? You won’t want to miss the networking opportunities and special events we have planned. Still need to register? Click here to register online.

Swingin’ in the Swamp Golf Tournament     PWIPM 5K Fun Run/1-Mile Walk
Airboats & Wildlife Tour     Character Brunch with Special Disney Guests
Disney’s “Keys to the Kingdom” Tour     Discounted Disney Tickets
Kennedy Space Center Tour      



Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

We hope you're able to join us for the full conference, but if you are unable, we invite you to drive in for one day - Technicians' Day! Technicians' Day will be held on Wednesday, October 24 and is a special day designed to maximize your value and enhance your experience at PestWorld 2018 by offering comprehensive educational sessions focused on key areas of concern for all attendees from Florida.

Register Today!

Please note: one person from each company needs to have a full registration to PestWorld for employees to attend Technicians’ Day.

The committee will be hosting a series of webinars in 2019, PMP Spotlight on Technology, and we want to know which topic would be of the most interest to you. Please click here to participate in the survey and pick your top three choices.

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!
Learn More

Q: We are observing small brownish moths in a client’s home, but we can’t determine where they are coming from.  They are not Indian meal moths, at first we thought they were clothes moths, but we can’t find any damaged fabric.

Pest Pic of the Week


Group of Millipedes

 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

All Garden State Pest Control of Passaic, NJ
Bug Wranglers, LLC of Santaquin, UT
BullsEye K-9 Detection of Frisco, TX
Central Termite and Pest Control, LLC of Toms River, NJ
Epituer Pest Solutions, LLC of Knoxville, TN
F & W Pest Control of Wrentham, MA
Five Star Pest Control of Brooklyn, NY
Frank Frasco Home Inspections of Vernon, NJ
Kandil Group of Lebanon
Liberty Pest Management Services of Howell, NJ
Maple Leaf Lawn Care of Turnersville, NJ
New Wave Termite & Pest Control of Clarksville, AR
Nukem Pest Management of Forked River, NJ
Original 6, Inc. dba Mosquito Squad of East Brunswick, NJ
Pest Police CC of South Africa
Smartguard Pest Control of Park City, UT

Brothers Exterminating, LLC of Woodbury, NJ

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.

Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!

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

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 2: Bridging the Gap – November 1st at 3:30 PM EST
Click here to register!

EPISODE 3: Learning to Let Go – December 7, 2018
Registration information coming soon!

Limited seats are available for each episode, so sign up today!

Members Make Headlines

“(You) go in as a scientist and come out as an operational bug killer—an entomological assassin.” – Dr. Stan Cope

Weekly Headlines

The eastern U.S. experienced a particularly wet summer. Therefore, there have been reports of large mosquito populations.

Tick bites are still being reported in Oklahoma and doctors say the results can be serious.

NBC Chicago
A military research agency says its goal is to protect the nation's food supply from threats like drought, crop disease and bioterrorism by using insects to infect plants with viruses that protect against such dangers.

ABC News
The types of venomous spiders residing in Oregon have doubled. State officials confirm that a brown widow spider — usually found in South Africa, Florida and Southern California — has recently been found living in Oregon City, in the northwestern part of the state.

New York City is full of peculiar phenomena—rickety fire escapes; 100-year-old subway tunnels; air conditioners propped perilously into window frames—that can strike fear into the heart of even the toughest city denizen. But should they?

Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business

Let’s Grow Leaders
The next time an unexpected, frustrating setback happens to you or your team, ask yourself these questions.

John Mattone
Leaders may do heroic things, and heroes may lead others, but leaders and heroes are different in many key ways.

If leaders understand the importance of customer experience programs, why are they struggling so mightily to deliver the experiences their customers want?

McKinsey & Company
To build and lead an agile organization, it’s crucial that senior leaders develop new mind-sets and capabilities to transform themselves, their teams, and the organization.

Thin Difference
One of the things that makes leaders so valuable is that many of them are naturally gifted at recognizing when a change is needed. They aren’t as intimidated by change as the rest of us.

Sales Rabbit
SalesRabbit Field Sales App
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

Unusually large mosquitoes that hatched in the stagnant water left over from Hurricane Florence are swarming the Carolinas.

Science Daily
DEET, thought to be the most effective insect repellent available, may not be an insect repellent at all.

Over the past decade, scientists have been grappling with the worrying decline of bee populations. Sunflower plants could provide a solution, according to a study.

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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