NPMA gives you the power to view the schedule, events, speakers, and more right on your phone. The PestWorld 2018 mobile app is available for free on your Android, Apple or Windows devices. Once installed, you will have instant access to features such as:
• Full event schedule and customizable agenda
• Detailed info about keynote speakers
• Social sharing with other attendees
• Notifications of important updates
• And more!
Ready to get started? To download, search for "NPMA Events" in the iTunes store or Play store. Blackberry and Windows users may access the web version of the app by visiting the following link: npma.eventpedia.us.
As a member of NPMA, you are encouraged to join us in Orlando on Thursday, October 25 from 8:00-8:30 a.m. for the NPMA Annual Membership Meeting during PestWorld 2018. At this meeting, a vote will take place to adopt proposed changes to the association by-laws. It is important, if you are able, to attend this meeting in person. However, if you are unable to attend, you are welcome to submit a proxy vote online or via mail. If you have any questions in regard to the by-laws, please contact the By-laws Staff Committee Liaison, Allie Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Q: How do I get rid of ground-nesting wasps?
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
All Ohio Pest Control Company of Logan, OH
Bayer Pest Control of Verona, OH
Best Pest Control Inc. of Casper, WY
Elite Pest Services of Burbank, CA
Fisk Brothers Termite & Pest Control of Oklahoma City, OK
Fountain City Pest Control of Knoxville, TN
Landons Pest Control of Oklahoma City, OK
Mosquito Joe of Robbinsville-Jackson of Robbinsville, NJ
Mosquito Joe of Wayne of Riverdale, NJ
Mosquito Shield of Mountainside, NJ
Pinnacle Termite & Pest Control of Beverly, NJ
The Bug Bosses of Oklahoma City, OK
The Mosquito Authority of the Jersey Shore of Toms River, NJ
TRS Extermination of Middletown, OH
Brothers Exterminating, LLC of Woodbury, NJ
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 email@example.com for more information.
NPMA recently kicked off the first of three webinars as part of the virtual conference series: Working on Your Business, Not in It. In Episode one, Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan, business leaders Mike Bullert of Big Time Pest Control and Kurt Scherzinger of Scherzinger Termite & Pest Control shared critical aspects of a business plan, how to implement important tools including traction models, and how to identify and set realistic goals. If you missed this webinar or wish to view it again, click here.
There are only two episodes left in this engaging conference series, and seats are limited! For more information about this conference or to register for the final episodes, see below.
EPISODE 2: Bridging the Gap – November 1st at 3:30 PM EST
Click here to register!
Episode 2 picks up where episode one left off in an engaging follow-up discussion between business experts Galvin Murphy of Yankee Pest Control and Donnie Shelton of Triangle Pest Control. Moderated by industry icon Dan Gordon of PCO Bookkeepers, this session covers the critical steps to implementing a well-developed business plan.
EPISODE 3: Learning to Let Go – December 7, 2018
Registration information coming soon!
Mark DeGeare of Forshaw Inc. moderates the final informative debate of this series between Erin Richardson of All-American Pest Control and Fred Wingate of Noosa Pest Management as they discuss their winning strategies to overcoming the challenges of transitioning from a business owner to a business leader.
The fight over the 2015 Waters of the Unites States (WOTUS) rule continues. Legislatively, there is a withdrawal provision in the House version of the Farm Bill, but it is considered one of the poison pill provisions for the Democrats in both Houses, leaving its future cloudy. In the regulatory space, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted a notice of withdrawal for the 2015 rule, and it is uncertain when it will be finalized. The EPA is working on a new rule, and Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler indicated in early October the rule would be released in the next 30 days, putting release sometime around the election and Pestworld. The new rule is expected to be finalized in 2019. Under the Trump administration, the EPA has been more willing to cooperate with states and to hear from businesses – including NPMA – so the new rule is expected to be less of an overreach and more of a clarification. The 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule remains tied up in litigation. The nationwide stay has been lifted, leaving a patchwork of 22 states where the rule is now in effect. Multiple challenges seek to add additional states to the stay, and the future of the litigation is unclear, both on the procedure and the merits of the 2015 rule. The new rule will doubtless also immediately go into litigation, creating an unfortunate situation where this rule will be tied up in the courts for quite some time.
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.
Arrow Exterminators is proud to announce that Shay Runion, Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Professional Development, was awarded with the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s inaugural HR Hero Award.
This holiday season, Natural State Pest Control is sharing the gift of safety by giving away a free bed-bug treatment to a family in need in Northwest Arkansas.
Arrow Exterminators recently opened a new service center in Milton, GA to better serve the Milton community in Metro Atlanta’s fast-growing northern suburbs.
“With spiders, we usually see a peak population in the end of the summer into autumn,” said Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist at NPMA. “If we couple that with extremely rainy and warm weather … there are more flying insects,” like mosquitoes.
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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.
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?
If leaders understand the importance of customer experience programs, why are they struggling so mightily to deliver the experiences their customers want?