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Different voices can play an important role in accomplishing NPMA’s goals. The Executive Leadership Program was created to find passionate, committed, and engaged individuals from all parts of the country who want to enhance NPMA and the membership experience while connecting with industry leaders.

During this program, ELP candidates will participate in a two-year planned curriculum that prepares them for association leadership. NPMA will appoint PMPs from across the country to participate in the Executive Leadership Program. NPMA will support your participation in and travel to industry events such as Legislative Day, Academy and PestWorld, so that you can be part of our board meeting, participate in committees, share your experiences and take advantage of networking and learning activities. 

Interested? Click here to complete an application and here to learn more about the criteria. The application process will close on December 16.

 

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The National Pest Management Association is pleased to announce record breaking attendance at PestWorld 2018! Over 4,000 pest management professionals from across the globe convened at PestWorld last month in Orlando, Florida, making this NPMA’s most well-attended annual conference since its’ inception in 1933.

  

New research uncovers key insights to improve rodent control and dispels classic cat myth

In groundbreaking new research funded by the National Pest Management Association’s Pest Management Foundation and with support from the Professional Pest Management Alliance, scientists studied individual rats to better understand rodent behavior using scent detection and RFID-technology, better known as micro-chipping. 

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NPMA is looking to hear from you! Over time, the interest in our Kids Program as part of Legislative Day has dwindled. We are looking to find out if you would be interested in bringing your child to Legislative Day 2019 from February 24-26, 2019 if NPMA hosted a Kid’s Day program as part of the event.
 
Let us know if you would like to participate in this program or not by filling out this survey.  

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Still need to register for the for the Global Bed Bug Summit? Click here.

Meet the authors of the brand new, highly anticipated book, Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs at a special book signing event during the Global Bed Bug Summit. Drs. Stephen Doggett, Dini Miller, and Chow Yang Lee will be signing copies and two copies will be raffled off on Wednesday Limited copies available.

 
  

Q: The tawny crazy ant, Nyla nderia fulva, is considered an extremely difficult ant to control and still gets misidentified. How can I tell if a customer has tawny crazy ants?

Pest Pic of the Week


  

Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle

 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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Anytime Pest Elimination, LLC of Baytown, TX
GLH Pest Control, LLC of Enfield. CT
Manzano Pest Management of Rio Rancho, NM
Mosquito Shield of West Chester, PA
Patriot Exterminating, LLC of Forked River, NJ
Pest Command Center of Imperial, MO
Phillips Lawn Care, Inc./ Green-A-Lawn of Hillsdale, NJ
South Jersey Pest of Clementon, NJ
Spring_Green Lawn Care of Rockford, IL
Sunset Pest Solutions, Inc. of East Greenville, PA
Technical Pest Control of York, PA
Thuan Loc Co. of Vietnam
What's Bugging You? Pest Services of North Wales, PA
White Knight Pest Control of Buda, TX

Member Benefit Highlight

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 jerrlynn@dkyoung.com for more information. 

NPMA Education and Events
2019 Eastern Conference January 23-25 Pocono Manor, PA
2019 Southern Conference      February 5-6 Memphis, TN
Wildlife Expo        February 6-8 Myrtle Beach, SC
Legislative Day February 24-26    Washington, DC

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

Rose Pest Solutions is pleased to announce it has been named as one of the Top Workplaces in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press for 2018.

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Weekly Headlines

Market Watch
Before homeowners rush to deck the halls, the National Pest Management Association says to proceed with care as décor could also bring uninvited pest guests into the home this holiday season.

KMOV4
Just the thought of bed bugs is enough to make most peoples’ skin crawl, but actually getting them in your house could be just as costly as it is uncomfortable; and cases are on the rise.

NBCDFW
The recent outbreak of cold weather will help reduce the mosquito population in North Texas, but it won't kill all of them.

Popular Science
The incidence of the disease has doubled in the United States since 1991, according to the EPA. And it’s about to get much worse, thanks to climate change.

The Guardian
Heatwaves severely damage the fertility of male beetles and consecutive hot spells leave them virtually sterilised, according to research.

WFAA
A woman said an ongoing rodent problem in her east Dallas apartment is causing sleepless nights and lots of frustration.

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Thought Leaders
More and more studies are showing that how we feel about our work impacts how we feel about ourselves, our personal and professional relationships, and our job performance.

Fast Company
When a candidate is really good but not the perfect fit right now, you should put a little extra thought into that rejection letter.

Forbes
Is your budget tight? A logical choice might be to view marketing as a variable expense. Just ask the marketing folks to do more for less. Don’t fall into that trap.

Inc.
Working with people that challenge you, and from whom you can learn, will make you a better leader.

Harvard Business Review
Peer-to-peer learning can be a powerful development tool that breaks through some common barriers to skill-building — and it has other benefits as well.

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

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

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.

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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