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The most effective lobbyist is always a constituent; your voice will be the most important in the room. On February 24-26, hundreds of pest management professionals will head to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us. Legislative Day also features a full program including keynote addresses by renowned political speakers. Register today and join us in making a difference in our industry.

Pete Hegseth
CEO, Concerned Vets
of America & Senior Political
Analyst, Fox News

KT McFarland
Deputy National Security
Advisor to President
Donald J. Trump (2017)

 

Rick Santorum
2016 Presidential
Contender and
former U.S. Senator 

 

Sean Spicer
Former Whitehouse
Press Secretary
 

 

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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.

"The ELP has given me the opportunity to connect with some of the best and most passionate leaders in our industry. My mentor has been so invaluable to me. Through our meetings, he has encouraged me to push myself, develop company processes, and helped me to become a better and more confident leader overall. The ELP has also given me nine great friends and relationships within our industry that will go beyond our two years. We share, we connect, we problem-solve, and we grow with each other. Being chosen as a member of the ELP has been a rewarding experience, and it has given me so many amazing opportunities for professional growth."
- Ashley Morrison, City Wide Exterminating, 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.

 
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QualityPro is hosting a webinar for professional pest management companies interested in learning more about the industry’s only recognized and accepted credentialing program. Join QualityPro’s Executive Director, Allison Allen, BCE, on Thursday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST to find out about the process of earning the prestigious QualityPro credential and other service certifications. Click here to register.

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!

  

Q: I was told that some residual pest control products could cause ants to bud. What is budding, and why does it occur in ants? 

Pest Pic of the Week


  

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 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

4 Seasons Pest Management of Aurora, CO
Alias The Bugman, LLC of Tiffin, IA
Beyond Pest Control Inc. of Astoria, NY
Coastal Exterminating Inc. of Wilmington, NC
Commercial Van Solutions of Lancaster, PA
Falcon Pest Management of Conowingo, MD
Metrick Pest Control of Beaver, WV
Pest Assassins Exterminating, Inc. of Saint James, NY
Pointe Pest Control-OR, LLC of Albany, OR
Proteccion y Servicios de Control de Plagas, S.A. de C.V. of Bosnia And Herzegovina
Putnam Pest Control of W. Oneonta, NY
Sani Service LLC of United Arab Emirates
Voss Pest Control of Dubuque, IA
Warrior Pest Solutions of Mount Pleasant, MI

Burgess Pest Management of West Bridgewater, MA

McCall Service, Inc. of Jacksonville, FL

Member Benefit Highlight
  

With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.

NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

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NPMA Education and Events

Working on Your Business, Not In It – Episode 1: Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan
Audrey Hall, Eco Serve Pest Services; Michael Bullert, Big Time Pest Control, Kurt Scherzinger, Scherzinger Termite & Pest Control
Click here to view

Working on Your Business, Not In It – Episode 2: Bridging The Gap
Daniel S. Gordon, CPA, PCO Bookkeepers; Galvin Murphy, ACE, Yankee Pest Control; Donnie Shelton, Triangle Pest Control

Click here to view

Working on Your Business, Not In It - Episode 3: Learning to Let Go
Marl DeGeare, Forshaw; Erin Richardson, All-American Pest Control; Fred Wingate, Noosa Pest Management
Click here to view

Advanced Control Techniques for Domestic and Peridomestic Cockroaches
Chad Gore, Ph.D., Entomologist/Market Technical Director, Rentokil Steritech
Click here to view

If you missed any of the 2018 webinars click here, and stay tuned for the 2019 schedule!

      

Members Make Headlines
The newly established Bert Dodson Sr. Urban Entomology Enrichment Fund in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will enable researchers, faculty, and Virginia Cooperative Extension professionals to implement novel solutions to urban pest problems and to share that knowledge with students, pest management professionals, and citizens.
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Weekly Headlines
BBC News
Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists.
ABC News
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting the public about the Asian longhorned tick, a species of tick not normally found in the United States that is known for its ability to mass-reproduce.
Science Friday
Throughout 2018, vans will be releasing millions upon millions of male mosquitoes in three neighborhoods in Fresno and Clovis.

PRI
The pests can arrive on wooden pallets, burrowing into the wood. Pests also hide on plants that are imported.

For your Business

Germane Coaching & Consulting
Leadership experts, and top-level leaders themselves, acknowledge the importance of listening. Even so, too many senior executives I know don’t listen well enough, often enough and long enough. The question is, why?

Forbes
The three errors under the spotlight are all closely related, and also symptomatic of the same malaise that is all too common in organizations.

Thin Difference
Asking great questions is an art. Rather than simply trying to understand the principles that made them successful so we can implement them too, it requires a genuine interest in the other person’s story.
Psychology Today
Poorly conducted meetings have lingering negative aftereffects on organizational productivity.
Forbes
Your coach’s job is to hold up a mirror. These reflections include views on how you lead your team, partner with your stakeholders and your ability to add value at the enterprise level.
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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.

Time
A tick that can cause “massive infestations” is spreading across parts of the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns.
Smithsonian
Larvae of the newly discovered species in Ecuador hijacks the spider to build a super-tough incubation chamber.
Calendar of Events
       
  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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