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The Pest Management Foundation funds research into the practical pest control questions that impact pest management companies and how they control pests. Please consider making a donation to the Pest Management Foundation as part of #GivingTuesday by making a donation of $20.18 today, November 27.

By making a tax deductible donation of $20.18, you will help fund structural pest control research projects at Universities across the United States and help encourage the next generation of urban entomologists through scholarship programs. 

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For more information about the Pest Management Foundation, or to make a donation, visit or follow us on Facebook.

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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. 

"The ELP Program has really opened up my eyes into the inner workings of the NPMA. I've learned to be a better leader and connected with some of the industry's elite that have opened up their doors to me. The friendships I have made over the course of the year have proven to be some of the most valuable. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity extended to me by the NPMA to be part of this group." 

Jeff King, The Pest Rangers
ELP 2017

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


Winter is right around the corner and this issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.

Click here to view the current issue. Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at

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We invite you to join us for the 2019 Southern Conference at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. 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 12, 2019


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



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

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Member Benefit Highlight

Vision benefits help keep employees’ eyes healthy—but there’s more to them than meets the eye. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that good eye care can be a powerful way to prevent or diagnose overall health issues — like diabetes, hypertension, and more. Connecting the dots between vision and overall health can help employees see the full value of the benefits you offer.

Please contact JerriLynn Cobb at for more information on your vision benefits through Metlife available to all NPMA members.

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.

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  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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