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Ten participants from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership.

NPMA is proud to announce the selection of the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2019, continuing NPMA’s commitment to prepare rising stars for association leadership roles and develop successful ambassadors for our industry.

Click here to see who was selected for the Executive Leadership Program Class of 2019!

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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.

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Last month, the Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) held its opening council vote introducing nine new council members. In 2017, the GPMC was founded by pest management associations from around the world with the mission to act as a unified voice and promote the value of professional pest management, ensuring the protection of health, home and businesses.

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Asian Lady Beetle

 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

Advantage Pest Control of Schenectady, NY
Aruza Pest Control of Charoltte, NC
Cooper Pest Control, Inc. of Raleigh, NC
Elmore Pest & Mosquito of Pittsboro, NC
G Man Pest Control of Stormville, NY
Home Land Environmental of Rosedale, MD
Main Line Exterminating Co. of Newtown Square, PA
Pro-Star Pest Services of Lockport, NY
Skyhawk of Serry, NH
Trunorth Pest Control LLC of McDonough, GA

AZEX Pest Solutions of Prescott, AZ
Capital Pest Services, Inc. of Raleigh, NC

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!

NPMA Education and Events

While the government may be in the midst of a shutdown, as soon as the government is funded Congress will be focused on policy issues. Your attendance at Legislative Day will be key to influencing new members of Congress’s perception of the pest management industry.  Join us February 24-26th in Washington DC and hear from amazing speakers in our nation’s capital. View the program and register today to join us in making a difference in our industry.

 

On Thursday, January 24 at 2:00 p.m. EST, QualityPro is hosting a webinar for professional pest management companies interested in learning more about QualityPro Accreditation and the service certifications available to accredited companies. QualityPro’s Executive Director, Allison Allen, BCE, will discuss the process of earning the prestigious credentials. Register here.

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. Visit npmatraining.org to get started!

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Heard from the Hill
The shutdown has tipped over into the longest running in U.S history. While not all departments are affected, some of the most public facing ones are; Agriculture, Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, State, Transportation and Treasury. Over 800,000 workers are either furloughed or forced to work without pay as they are considered essential. Some agencies and organizations – like the Smithsonian institutions and the Environmental Protection Agency – were able to draw on pre-existing funding to stay operational through part of the shutdown, although that has run out. Other agencies have shuttled any remaining funding to services that cannot be disrupted to keep them operational as long as possible; for instance, USDA has indicated it will continue to pay SNAP through February and the Federal Judiciary has estimated it can pay employees through January 18th. Any of the agencies listed are not operational, meaning permits, regulations, even emails are going unaddressed.
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The Professional Women in Pest Management of New England held their first training of 2019 on January 8 at Big Blue Bug Solutions.
Rollins recently announced it has agreed to acquire Clark Pest Control of Stockton, located in Lodi, California.
Rose Pest Solutions, is pleased to announce it has relocated one of its many Ohio service centers to the Cincinnati area.
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In the past year, Baltimore had more treatments for bed bugs than any other city in the U.S., according to pest control company Orkin.
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To study prevalence of brown marmorated stink bug  in host trees, researchers led by Nicole Quinn at Virginia Tech used an eye bolt and pulley system so that the pheromone-baited traps could be raised or lowered along the height of the tree.
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Because southern Oregon is a rural area, rodents can be a big problem. One real estate agent, home inspector and rat exterminator agree a good majority of homes have evidence of rats or mice.
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Recent research focuses on using the power of mathematical modeling to inform mosquito control aimed at preventing the spread of Zika, dengue, chikungunya and other mosquito-borne infectious diseases.
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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 16-18 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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