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New this Year! NPMA 360° and NPMA BUGBYTES.

NPMA 360°
Access virtual reality training videos for free through the NPMA360 YouTube Channel. Subscribe today!

NPMA BUGBYTES
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!

 

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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!

 
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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?

Pest Pic of the Week


  

Blacklegged Deer Tick

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

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New 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

Member Benefit Highlight

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 jerrilynn@dkyoung.com.

NPMA Education and Events

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.

 
Members Make Headlines

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.

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Weekly Headlines

Newsweek
Scientists are warning that rising temperatures caused by climate change will turn cities worldwide into ideal rat breeding grounds.

Scientific American
How do blood type, exercise habits, and even pregnancy factor into whether or not mosquitoes find someone irresistible?

Science News
Real-life fights against zombie-makers offer plenty of tips for avoiding undeath. Just ask cockroaches, targets of the emerald jewel wasp.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A South Carolina courthouse has been evacuated after bedbugs were found there for the second time in just over two weeks.

Boston 25
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.

USA TODAY
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 your Business

Forbes
For me, it comes down to three things. Three things that can elevate your life, career and company.

Entrepreneur
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.

Inc.
Lots of leaders talk about what a great culture they have inside their organization. But do you really understand your culture?

Fast Company
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.

Forbes
Just being more efficient is not going to be enough to ensure survival, let alone a thriving future.

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AP News
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.

KALW
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.

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.

Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  November 27-29, 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, CO
  January 23-25  Eastern Conference Pocono Manor, PA   
  February 5-6 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  February 6-8  Wildlife Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  February 24-26 Legislative Day 2019 Washington, DC
  July 17-18 NPMA Academy Phoenix, AZ
  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
       

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.

 

 

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