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Register Today for NPMA’s free webinar, How to Better Communicate With Your Employees and Customers Using Technology, on January 9, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST.

Technology is here to stay…. so how can you use technology to better serve your customers and employees? This webinar will offer technology solutions designed to help drive more productive and meaningful communication between you and your employees. In addition, multiple technology tools are available to help you create a lasting relationship with your customers. Learn from three industry panelist on how they have incorporated technology into their internal and external communication strategies to create more engaged employees and more loyal customers. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Space is limited, so register early!

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Join us at the 2019 Southern Conference February 5-6 in Memphis, TN. Earn recertification credits from the quality education sessions offered and network with over 200 pest management professionals in the exhibit hall. Credits have been applied for in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV

Register by January 11 to save!


Help the NPMA Recruitment & Retention Committee better serve our industry by sharing your insight into employee retention.

National Pesticide Safety Education Month is the National Stakeholder Team’s newest initiative, designed to reinforce core principles of safe pesticide use with many audiences and raise awareness of and support for PSEPs. Any group with an interest in the safe use of pesticides is invited to participate, with appropriate messages targeted to private and commercial applicators, homeowners, growers, apartment dwellers, farmworkers, students, technicians, salespeople, shoppers, legislators, and other interested members of the general public. Preparations are now underway for the next National Pesticide Safety Education Month (February 2019), and official sponsors will again provide cash or non-cash contributions to PSEPs. 
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: How often should I re-apply a cockroach gel bait? 
Pest Pic of the Week


Stink Bug

 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

The NPMA Health Insurance Exchange partners with reputable insurance providers to offer members cost-effective benefit options that make sense in an increasingly unpredictable marketplace.

With a focus on flexibility, our Exchange does away with "all-or-nothing" packages and empowers members to select specific benefit offerings that best fit the size and requirements of their business. 

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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

NPMA’s newest online training course, Using Pyrethroids Responsibly for Effective Pest Management, is now available in the NPMA Online Learning Center and is approved for credit in most states! This 1-hour course was designed in collaboration with the Pyrethroid Working Group to train PMPs on the responsible application of pyrethroid insecticides to promote effective pest management while mitigating the risk of non-target exposure. This training provides an in-depth review of pyrethroid label restrictions and guidelines for use. Additionally, this course provides a general overview of pesticide classes, pesticide mode of action, and pesticide safety.

Access this free training in 5 easy steps:

  1. Visit:
  2. Click “Purchase New Content”
  3. Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
  4. Click “Select Courses”
  5. Click “Add” next to the Using Pyrethroids Responsibly


Weekly Headlines
In research funded by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), scientists have studied individual rat behavior using scent detection and RFID-technology, better known as micro-chipping.
CBS Baltimore
In the year following the launch of a program to eliminate rats from public housing complexes, Baltimore’s housing authority says the rat population is down 82 percent.
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Let’s Grow Leaders
Let’s be real: you can’t separate your personal feelings from your decision-making – nor should you.
There is a deep accountability that comes with leadership, and that accountability often comes with making hard choices.
Public Words
Communicating effectively is essential table-stakes for success in the business world today, as well as the public speaking world.
Your Thought Partner
Here are 7 quick tips to ensure you’re the best boss you can be while giving employees what they need.
Martech Advisor
As you prepare for 2019, here are five social media marketing trends that you must consider while creating your social campaigns.
Trending Articles
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 Magazine
A new study found that the ant can snap its mandibles at a speed of up to 200 miles per hour—5,000 times faster than the blink of an eye.
Boston 25 News
The spotted lantern fly has become a big problem for crops in some mid-Atlantic states, and now is making headlines for clinging to Christmas trees in those infested areas.
  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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