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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

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Be sure to use the official PestWorld hashtag, #PestWorld2018, to be featured on the Twitter wall.


PPMA aims to educate consumers about the threats of rodents and importance of working with a professional

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to spread consumer awareness about the health and property threats posed by rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, October 21-27, 2018. Celebrating its fifth year, this annual, weeklong designation is recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and is heavily promoted by PPMA through a consumer media relations campaign and various social and digital initiatives.  


Q: We understand bats are beneficial critters, but we have been struggling for the past couple years with them coming into a customer’s attic. What can we do to prevent them from coming into our home?

Pest Pic of the Week


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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

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New Members

Layer One Industries, LLC of Carlisle, KY
Peace of Mind Pest Control of Anderson, IN
Tri County Pest Control, LLC of Cypress, TX
MYLVA S.A. of Spain
Proscape of Jordan

Critter Getters Inc. of Fruitland, MD
Bust-A-Bug, LLC of Virginia Beach, VA

Member Benefit Highlight

Did you know that through NPMA you can offer your employees, their spouses, and their dependent children life coverage with NO UNDERWRITING requirements?  There is no way to know what will happen tomorrow but there is a way to help protect families against the unexpected. Trans Select 20 is Transamerica’s term life product designed to meet life’s changes- today and tomorrow. With Trans Select 20 you can help secure your family’s future if something happens to you or your loved ones. The coverage guaranteed issue amount is up to $50,000 for employees. 

For more information on Trans Select 20, please contact JerriLynn Cobb at DK Young Consulting LLC. at

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NPMA Education and Events

Join us for the 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit, sponsored by BedBug Central, on November 27-29 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver Colorado. The conference will feature a mixture of in-depth management sessions and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry. The Global Bed Bug Summit is designed to provide you with the information you need from a technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customer. Click here for more information and to register.


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.

Weekly Headlines

The Weather Channel
The National Pest Management Association's biannual Bug Barometer predicts a spike in major pest population in the Lower 48 this fall and winter after erratic weather patterns and record-breaking rainfall.

Entomology Today
Tell your pesky stink bugs to bring all their friends to a party, with some of their favorite fruit provided—but at a cost: their lives.

Mental Floss
New York City, home to the subway pizza rat, is surprisingly not America’s most rodent-infested city. That dubious honor goes to Chicago, according to a new analysis spotted by Thrillist.

CBS Baltimore
With cool fall weather setting in, the pesky brown marmorated stink bug will try to set up winter quarters in your house, which one Maryland bug expert says looks just like a giant tree to the insect.

Daily Herald
Exposure to ticks and mosquitoes is the single greatest risk factor for emerging vector borne diseases, and the introduction of these vectors to new geographic areas has been a key contributing factor in the emergence of these diseases.

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For your Business

Understanding networking fundamentals can ensure you become a better networker. What exactly is networking? To network is to interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts.

According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, four types of leadership styles can help entrepreneurs fully harness the digital landscape that has reshaped business models and behaviors for the better.

Michael Hyatt
Like an inning or two of good relief pitching in baseball, coaching can do wonders for those willing to accept the help.

Promoting internal employees to leadership roles can work out better in the long haul than external hires. Here's how to get top employees excited to take on new challenges.

Instagram’s popularity is second only to Snapchat, and remains the preferred social network over Facebook and Twitter for teenagers in the U.S. due to its appealing visual nature and high user engagement.

Trending Articles

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

Fast Company
Burnout is prevalent, has a significant impact on the health, happiness, and productivity of employees, and is totally preventable.

Bangor Daily News
Norway rats are the dominant rat in Europe and throughout most of North America, and in Maine during the past few years, it seems as if their numbers have exploded.

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  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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