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New this Year! NPMA 360° and NPMA BUGBYTES.
Access virtual reality training videos for free through the NPMA360 YouTube Channel. Subscribe today!
Check out NPMA’s original podcast channel featuring engaging interviews with industry icons and researchers. Learn about the latest in science and technology impacting the pest management industry today!
PestWorld magazine's November/December 2018 issue is on the way!
This issue focuses on Customer Management, and includes the following features:
Other articles discuss working with local news media to publicize your business, public health certifications, a library update on the longhorned tick, and a wrap up of PestWorld 2018
Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!
To reserve your room at the Capital Hilton, call (202) 393-1000 by February 1, 2019 and mention “NPMA” to receive the group rate of $299 per night (single/double). After February 1, rooms and the group rate are subject to availability.
Stay tuned to LegislativeDay.NPMAPestWorld.org for more information coming soon!
Q: I have been battling a mouse infestation inside a pet food store for months and I don’t seem to be getting control. I think it’s because they are feeding on dog food that has been fortified with vitamin K and it’s counteracting the rodenticide bait I have been applying. What do you think?
Blacklegged Deer Tick
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Delta Five Systems of Raleigh, NC
New Era Pest Control of Solvang, CA
P Wilson Exterminating Company of Wilmington, DE
Queen Termite & Pest Control, Inc. of Big Bear City, CA
Real Pest Management of Mather, CA
Simpsonator of Crestline, CA
Smart Solutions of Roswell, GA
We are approaching a new year and the health exchange has been gaining momentum over the past 11 months. With that there have been some positive changes that have occurred that we can pass along to NPMA members. The fee associated with participation on the platform has changed from a per eligible participant fee, to only those that actually take some type of coverage and do participate in the coverage options. The saves the plan monthly for those members that chose not to take part in the benefits. The monthly fee has also been reduced as of January 1, 2019 from $6.00 per participant down to $1.25 per participant per month. We have an exciting new HR platform that we are rolling out to NPMA groups that allows for a multitude of new functionality. For more information contact JerriLynn Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is only one episode left in NPMA’s engaging virtual conference series: Working on Your Business, Not in It, and seats are limited! For more information about this webinar or to register for the final episode, see below.
On December 7 at 3:30 PM EST, Mark DeGeare of Forshaw Inc. moderates an informative debate between Erin Richardson of All-American Pest Control and Fred Wingate of Noosa Pest Management in the final episode, Learning to Let Go. They will discuss their winning strategies to overcoming the challenges of transitioning from a business owner to a business leader. Register now for this episode.
If you missed the first two episodes or wish to view them again, click here to view Episode One: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan and here to view Episode Two: Bridging the Gap.
With the House in play and Senators campaigning heavily to retain their seats, progress on the Farm Bill has crawled to a halt. Since Congress started their October recess period several weeks ago, discussions have been sporadic and the future of the farm bill – in content and timing – hinges on who takes the House in the elections. There are a number of scenarios that could see a Farm Bill finished in lame duck or even punted to next year, but regardless of timing or who controls the House, NPMA staff continues to advocate for inclusion of our priorities. Following meetings with both Democratic and Republican staff this week, NPMA continues to push how important these issues are to the industry. For more information contact Ashley Amidon at email@example.com.
Last week, EPA hosted the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee in Arlington, Virginia. The full meeting agenda and meeting materials can be accessed here.
EPA reported to the committee regarding the “soft roll out” of the Smart Label program to a limited number of registrants. This program is intended to help streamline the registration process and provide increased efficiencies for EPA regarding label development and product registration and will support future endeavors regarding web-distributed labelling in the future. To view the presentation, click here.
The meeting also included an update from the Public Health Working Group, on which NPMA is represented. This workgroup is developing recommendations for the full PPDC regarding the creation of an EPA Office of Pesticide Programs Emergency Response Plan for dealing with future emergencies, whether they be natural, man-made, or public health-related.
NPMA continues to be an active member of the PPDC, for a list of all PPDC members, click here.
To put essential product and application information at the fingertips of busy Pest Management Professionals (PMPs), Syngenta has introduced its new mobile app. Free for Apple® devices, the Syngenta Pest App can be used by PMPs, even if they’re on the road without an internet connection. The app will be available for Android™ devices before the end of the year.
Scientists are warning that rising temperatures caused by climate change will turn cities worldwide into ideal rat breeding grounds.
How do blood type, exercise habits, and even pregnancy factor into whether or not mosquitoes find someone irresistible?
Real-life fights against zombie-makers offer plenty of tips for avoiding undeath. Just ask cockroaches, targets of the emerald jewel wasp.
A South Carolina courthouse has been evacuated after bedbugs were found there for the second time in just over two weeks.
As if the already existing pesky little bugs weren't enough, a new species of tick has arrived in New England. After invading New York and New Jersey, the Asian longhorned tick has been found in Connecticut and New Hampshire.
Compounds derived from coconut oil have been found to repel some insects better than DEET, a synthetic chemical considered the "gold standard" of repellents, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture bulletin.
For me, it comes down to three things. Three things that can elevate your life, career and company.
Mobile devices are the next wave of marketing. By keeping a few critical issues in mind, you can enhance your brand and open up an important revenue channel.
Lots of leaders talk about what a great culture they have inside their organization. But do you really understand your culture?
It can be uncomfortable, but criticism can help you grow and develop your skills. Here’s how to learn from negative feedback instead of taking it personally.
Just being more efficient is not going to be enough to ensure survival, let alone a thriving future.
As children put on their costumes and prepare for trick-or-treating, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) would like to remind parents to take the proper precautions to keep their children protected from blood-sucking insects this Halloween.
One of the most immediate threats to California’s water and agriculture infrastructure may not be a future drought. It may not be the big twin tunnels project, either. Right now, it's a huge, 20-pound swamp rat with bright yellow teeth — nutria.
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.