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Wishing you and your families a wonderful holiday season, and a prosperous New Year in 2019!

The NPMA office will close Monday, December 24 and reopen at noon on Wednesday, December 26.

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If your company is considering applying for QualityPro accreditation in the New Year, you don’t want to miss the informational QualityPro webinar this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. EST. Allison Allen, BCE, Executive Director of QualityPro, will discuss the benefits of earning the national QualityPro credential, run through the application process and answer questions from attendees. Register here.

Join us at the 2019 Eastern Conference January 23-25 in Pocono Manor, PA. Earn recertification credits from the quality education sessions offered and network with over 300 pest management professionals in the exhibit hall. Credits have been applied for in CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, and VT. 

Register by January 2 to save!

 
  
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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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 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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Bugman Exterminating, Inc. of Glendale, AZ
Creepy Crawly Pest Control of Tempe, AZ
Eco Concepts Termite & Pest Control of West Hills, CA
Falcon Pest Control, LLC of Glendale, AZ
First Inspection Termite & Pest Management of Glendale, AZ
Guardian Termite and Pest Control of San Dimas, CA
Keillor's Pest Solutions of Paradise, CA
Sea to Sky Termite of San Diego, CA
The Fume Company of San Marcos, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA offers Cancer-only indemnity insurance through Transamerica Life Insurance company. Transamerica understands employees may face a lot of decisions to make regarding cancer treatment and the means to cover it financially. Transamerica makes it easy for you to help get your employees covered with guaranteed issue voluntary cancer insurance, which assists in coverage of out-of-pocket expenses associated with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. They offer flexible plan designs, enrollment options based on group size and guaranteed issue underwriting along with competitive commissions. Plus, no waiting periods, no lifetime maximums and no benefit reductions make it easy for an employer to transition to Transamerica from their existing carrier. Click here to learn more.

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Members Make Headlines
This conference is a joint effort put forth by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Nebraska State Pest Control Association with support and guidance from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Semarck Pest Control, Inc., a full-service company focusing on residential and commercial pest and termite control in Houston, Texas. 
NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
Weekly Headlines
Business Wire
When the temperature drops, cockroaches, ants, mice, rats and other common invaders look for a warm place that has easy access to food and water to nest during the winter – and homes are often where they hunker down.
The Washington Post
The nation’s capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild winters and a human population boom. 
Fox News
The smell of fresh pine, the fun of picking out the perfect tree with your family and the colorful decorations — but there is a potential downside: insects. These holiday staples can harbor certain insects such as mites and bark beetles.
PIX
Because some of the tiny pests have been found at New York City film venues in recent years, there’s a new city council bill that would require annual bedbug inspections at city movie theaters.
For your Business
Forbes
Leading a diverse team introduces diverse challenges. Leaders of diverse teams must learn to lead with authenticity, warts and all, if they want to get the most from their workforce.
Aspire Collaborative Services
If you want forward movement, why aren’t you asking questions that are focused on a positive future to move to? If you think about the last time that someone asked you something that made you stop, think and feel good about your answer, it may well have been a forward-focused question.
MIT Sloan Management Review
Clarity about how to communicate and what strategies to employ gives people a better chance of getting approval for their recommendations.
Lead Change Group
The best change leaders recognize the individual differences among their team members as they lead change. They approach each person based on his or her unique personality and preferences. This article offers suggestions for guiding common personality types through a change process.
Lolly Daskal
A better alternative is a frequent check-in,held monthly or weekly or at the end of each project, or on whatever time table works for your people, in which the employee answers six questions.
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Trending Articles
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.
BBC News
Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists.

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.

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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