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.
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.
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.
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.
Group of Millipedes
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA 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
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!
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
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EPISODE 3: Learning to Let Go – December 7, 2018
Registration information coming soon!
Limited seats are available for each episode, so sign up today!
Help NPMA by providing feedback on what the most important policy issues are to your business; fill out a short 5 question survey here. All responses are anonymous, and the data will be used as a topic of discussion for the Public Policy Committee meeting at Pestworld. If you have any questions, contact VP of Public Policy Ashley Amidon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“(You) go in as a scientist and come out as an operational bug killer—an entomological assassin.” – Dr. Stan Cope
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.
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.
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?
Let’s Grow Leaders
The next time an unexpected, frustrating setback happens to you or your team, ask yourself these questions.
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.
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.
Unusually large mosquitoes that hatched in the stagnant water left over from Hurricane Florence are swarming the Carolinas.
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.