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In conjunction with Legislative Day 2019, The Pest Management Foundation will be hosting a special gala reception and dinner in support of the program it funds on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM at The Newseum in Washington, DC. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP no later than Tuesday, January 15. Click here to learn more.

Sponsored by Rollins, Control Solutions, Inc., Copesan, MGK

PestVets Veteran of the Year award was created to honor a veteran who has helped strengthen the role of pest management. They are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the industry and to the communities they serve.

View the criteria and submit a nomination. Nominations are due by January 20, 2019. The recipient will be awarded at Legislative Day 2019 in Washington, DC.

If you have any questions regarding a nomination, please contact Jake Plevelich at

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Register for NPMA’s Technology Webinar! How to Better Communicate with Your Employees and Customers Using Technology on January 9, 2019 - 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 now!

Sponsored by the NPMA Technology Committee


The 2018 PestWorld 5K Fun Run/Walk was a huge success. We had 101 participants, and we earned $5,168 for the National Girls Collaborative Project!

“On behalf of the more than 36,000 youth-serving STEM organizations represented in the NGCP national network, we would like to thank you for your thoughtful contribution arising from your support at the 2018 annual meeting.  Your generosity helps sustain our commitment to connecting girl-serving STEM organizations with similar groups, community partners, corporations, and higher education. With help from supporters like you, we are able to provide the collaboration support, professional development, curriculum, and helpful evaluation and assessment techniques to programs working to increase girls’ interest in STEM. Your gift is already hard at work, supporting these vital services for girl-serving STEM organizations across the country.” – The National Girls Collaborative Project

Your favorite charity could be the beneficiary of the 5K at PestWorld 2019, click here to nominate them.

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PestWorld magazine's January/February 2019 issue is on the way!

This issue provides a  Legislative Update, including the following features:

Other articles discuss connecting pest control to public health, hiring regulations that every employer should know, and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!


Q: Late last fall I was treating a house for bed bugs and after 3 visits, I eliminated the infestation (to the best of my knowledge).  Fast-forward to March and that same house has a new (or recurring) infestation.  The thing is, this is a three-story house in Ohio with a finished attic and the recurrence is in an attic bedroom.  I checked out several of the bugs under a microscope and realized they are actually bat bugs!  I never thought to check originally because the initial infestation was huge and the bugs were only found on the first floor.  What’s going on here and how do I proceed?
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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

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Acclaimed Pest Control of Brea, CA
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All Guard Termite & Pest Control of Ventura, CA
Alliance Autogas of Swannanoa, NC
Beegone Pest Control of Sandy, UT
Bird Control Group of Lake Oswego, OR
Black Pest Prevention, Inc. of Charlotte, NC
Bluffton Pest Management of Bluffton, SC
Brett's Pest Control, Inc. of Chapin, SC
FDI Bioseguridad Urbana of Mexico
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Gak & Co. of Quakertown, PA
Knowles Pest Control of Sanford, NC
Lanes Professional Pest Elimination of Surfside Beach, SC
Res-Com Pest Solutions of Anderson, SC
Rise Pest Control of Provo, UT
Spencer Pest Control of Greenville, SC
Wall 2 Wall Inspections of Campbell, CA
When Nature Calls Pest Control, Inc. of Florissant, CO

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NPMA Education and Events

Join the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) at the 2019 Wildlife Expo. Featuring an educational program that will provide both technical and business-related information to professionals who are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this valuable add-on service. 

The program at the Wildlife Expo 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!


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 theUsing Pyrethroids Responsibly
Members Make Headlines
The new CEPA website has been completely redesigned to provide guests with an easier way to learn about who we are as well as what services and solutions we offer to our members.
Weekly Headlines

No one knows how long the partial government shutdown will last, but concerned Washington, D.C. citizens are confronting an unwitting consequence: an explosion of rats.

Travel Pulse
Experts are now warning of a new strain of the annoying reddish-brown insects that have grown resistant to insecticides such as DDT.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Officially known as the brown marmorated stink bug, the insect is a native of Asia and was first spotted in Wisconsin in 2010. It took the critter a few years to reproduce in enough numbers for many Wisconsinites to notice.

The red imported fire ant is one of the world’s most invasive species.

Public Health Ontario is mapping at-risk areas for Lyme disease in 2019 after a high number in 2017. Researchers are studying data to find out where ticks are and where they are spreading.

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Fast Company
Goal setting shouldn’t be a once-a-year event. Here are 5 tips for incorporating goal setting into your daily life.

The best way to ensure that the managers of today and tomorrow are adequately equipped with the confidence to lead their teams effectively is to provide ongoing learning and coaching opportunities.

Fast Company
Cut down on email, manage your calendar, find your focus. If these tools work for people at the top of their game, they might be worth a download.

Pay attention to any presence of these four myths and make guiding your people a more soul-enriching journey that they and you will want to continue well past your leadership term’s end.

The Washington Post
Need some motivation to kick off the new year at work by reading about how other inspiring leaders have shaped their careers or led complex teams? Here are 10 books to consider for your reading list in 2019.

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.
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.
There is a deep accountability that comes with leadership, and that accountability often comes with making hard choices.
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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