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The NPMA office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday beginning on Wednesday, November 21 at 2:00 PM through Friday, November 23.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) identifies and trains aspiring association leaders to establish a pipeline of engaged members that represents NPMA’s diverse membership. The two-year curriculum involves professional development, association training, monthly mentoring and attendance at NPMA events. 

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 (NPMA’s) Recruitment and Retention Committee held its first in-person meeting during PestWorld 2018 in Orlando, Florida. In an industry that is rapidly changing and growing, the recruitment and retention committee was founded to focus on attracting and retaining talent in pest management roles.

We invite you to join us for the 2019 Eastern Conference at the Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania. The conference will feature a mix of in-depth management sessions, and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry.

View the full program and register today!

Registration rates increase January 3, 2019

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Crawl space work poses special safety issues. The right equipment and PPE are critical. Proper lighting and eye protection are just a few precautions you should use. We offer LED lights, hinged knee pads, premium safety glasses and other tools to minimize risks when closing a crawl space.
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Q: I had a customer with a significant Indian meal moth infestation in their kitchen.  I am pretty confident that I located and removed all infested materials yet after a few days the moths appeared again; what’s happening?

Pest Pic of the Week


Immature Argiope aurantia

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

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New Members

All Seasons Pest Control of Topeka, KS
Apple Exterminating of Saint Louis, MO
Barnes Exterminating Company of Gray, TN
Calterpest of Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Cole Pest Control of Raytown, MO
Critters R Us of Craig, CO
Gus Lopez Pest Control of Springfield, MO
Independent Pest Control of Hanska, MN
Kaw Valley Exterminator of Wamego, KS
Ridgecrest Pest Control of Sylmar, CA
Rine Exterminating, Inc. of Liberal, KS
Slate Termite and Pest Control of Anaheim, CA
Urban Desert Pest Control, LLC of Phoenix, AZ
Vugteveen Lawn Service of Spirit Lake, IA

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA has partnered with Reference Services, Inc. to provide our valued members with the most accurate background screening services available. As an NPMA member, you’ll receive:
• Deeply discounted membership pricing
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• A dedicated Compliance Team with 2 FCRA Advanced Certified Specialists
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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!

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

Employees US-wide donate time and money to help those impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael.

The Aust Group, LLC - A Mergers & Acquisitions and Consulting Firm is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Aust as the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst. 

Weekly Headlines

On Wednesday, a congressional advisory committee sounded the alarm on Lyme and other emerging tick-related illnesses saying they have become "a serious and growing threat to public health."

Yorktown Daily Voice
A rather unconventional source has been determined as the cause of an outage that knocked out power to more than 12,500 upstate New York residents.

News 5 Cleveland
Thanksgiving is approaching and Cleveland has been gifted with a title that residents aren’t very thankful for: the city with the worst bed bug problems.

CBS Minnesota
There is a positive side to this extra cold November. The sharp temperature change is helping curb an invasion of insects, including, the brown marmorated stink bug.

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Let’s Grow Leaders
If you want to create better ideas positioned well, it’s worth the investment to teach your leaders well. Here are four ways to help your emerging leaders articulate their ideas.

How can we handle conflict more effectively, regardless of where we are on the seniority spectrum?

Thought Leaders
If our businesses are to be successful, we need to move from an era of command and control to a system of “leadership by consent.” Here are ten things great leaders do to make that shift.

Fast Company
Here are three steps to take to build self-awareness of how you’re feeling, and what’s tapping those emotions on the job.

Scott Cochrane
Like Emotional Intelligence, or Relational Intelligence, Leadership Intelligence is a nuanced level of discernment that enables a leader to effectively lead and build a team, and create a healthy, sustainable culture.

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Trending Articles

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

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

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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