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.
CEO, Concerned Vets
of America & Senior Political
Analyst, Fox News
Deputy National Security
Advisor to President
Donald J. Trump (2017)
former U.S. Senator
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.
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?
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA 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
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!
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!
Congress has reached a tentative agreement to push off the appropriations fight for two weeks. This will affect the Farm Bill, as the original December 7th appropriations deadline was considered the hard stop for any Farm Bill agreement. This additional time will give Congress time to formalize the Farm Bill and get it to the President’s desk, prior to any fights over border wall funding in the appropriations process.
While the full Farm Bill has not been released, NPMA understands that our priorities, particularly the pre-emption language in the House version, are unfortunately no longer included. We went into this process knowing that policy issues are rarely solved in a single Congress but generally a long slog through multiple years. In this spirit we will continue to promote the benefits of regulatory reform as we advocate on the Hill over the coming year.
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.
Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists.
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.
Throughout 2018, vans will be releasing millions upon millions of male mosquitoes in three neighborhoods in Fresno and Clovis.
The pests can arrive on wooden pallets, burrowing into the wood. Pests also hide on plants that are imported.
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?
The three errors under the spotlight are all closely related, and also symptomatic of the same malaise that is all too common in organizations.
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.
Poorly conducted meetings have lingering negative aftereffects on organizational productivity.
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.
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.
A tick that can cause “massive infestations” is spreading across parts of the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns.
Larvae of the newly discovered species in Ecuador hijacks the spider to build a super-tough incubation chamber.