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News From National

As 2018 comes to a close, we are looking to hear from you - our valued members - to see how we can enhance our communications and member services in 2019. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey, we will be choosing a survey participant at random to win a FREE registration for PestWorld 2019 in San Diego! We appreciate your feedback!

There is only one episode left in NPMA’s engaging virtual conference series: Working on Your Business, Not in It, and seats are limited! Register now for the final episode on Friday, 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.

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.


Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

Join NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) at the 2019 Wildlife Expo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The program combines training and education with networking opportunities and the chance to check out the newest technology and services in the Exhibit Hall. Whether you are a large company or a one-man shop, use this opportunity to grow this segment of your business by attending this unique meeting.

Register Today!
Registration rates increase January 16, 2019


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.

Crawlspace Depot
Crawl space safety
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: Every year I hear about the dangers surrounding Lyme disease and ticks. This year I started hearing about Powassan virus. Is this a new tick-borne virus that I should be concerned about?

Pest Pic of the Week


Halictid Bee

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members

Alias The Bugman, LLC of Tiffin, IA
Beyond Pest Control Inc. of Astoria, NY
Commercial Van Solutions of Lancaster, PA
Control de Plagas California of Mexico
Heath Pest Management, LLC of Kitty Hawk, NC
Lincoln County Exterminating of Fayetteville, TN
Profesionales en Servicios de Control y Manejo de Plagas, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Sadaf Al Jubail Establishment Maintenance & Cleaning of Saudi Arabia
Shortland Mexico, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Termitix, S.A. de C.V of Mexico
Voss Pest Control of Dubuque, IA
Western Control y Prevencion de Plagas, S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico

Member Benefit Highlight

The Winter 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

Azuga Inc.
Limited time Offer for NPMA members
Amped Up Productivity and ROI & Coffee on Us We value your time, so request a demo and we’ll treat you to a cup of coffee on Azuga. Fill out the form to get a demo and get a $10 Starbucks gift card. It’s that simple.
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NPMA Education and Events


Members Make Headlines
Revolution Pest Solutions is pleased to announce they received the 2018 Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. This award recognizes an employer’s effort to recruit, employ, and retain veterans.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators has wrapped up their fourth year of #ArrowCares, a social media campaign to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Professional Women in Pest Management of New England held their second training of 2018 on November 28 at Forshaw Inc.  Attendees came from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Stop School Pests, the IPM Institute of North America’s flagship online school Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training program will be changing its name to the Pest Defense for Healthy Schools to emphasize its dedication to creating healthy, safe spaces for students and school staff.
Weekly Headlines
The Hill
Google's parent company Alphabet Inc. is working to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases around the world, starting with Fresno, Calif.
A tick that can cause “massive infestations” is spreading across parts of the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns.
In Oregon, there's been a 20 percent climb in the rodent population in just the last three years, a local pest elimination expert said.
Larvae of the newly discovered species in Ecuador hijacks the spider to build a super-tough incubation chamber.
Brother Mobile Solutions
NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
For your Business
Fast Company
Leadership involves a long and ongoing process–one of which is knowing when to follow.

Michael Hyatt
There will never be a good time to have a tough conversation. But if you don’t handle them well, worse things can and often do result. Fortunately, you can learn from others better ways to have tough conversations. And three things seem to help more than others.

Leadership is less about “doing” something and more about “being” a certain way to drive a journey forward, to travel with—in service of a collective bigger goal.
Art Petty
We all need input, both positive and the other kind to help us grow and go. This need goes double for anyone in a management or leadership role, where sadly, feedback is as rare as a slow news day in our nation’s capital recently.
Well-crafted content has the ability to drive customers straight to your company door. Even further, niche content brings in specific clients who are already loyal to your vision or goal.
Trending Articles

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.

It may be colder outside, but that doesn’t stop pests from infiltrating your home. Even with the cold weather, spiders and fleas can still be a problem in your home.
Many scientists think that having a better understanding of the insect’s genome—the complete set of genetic material in an organism—could help to reduce infections.
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  Date Event Location
  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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