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Dear NPMA Members,

By now many of you may be aware of an organization that is soliciting NPMA members under the name “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA”. It’s been several months since they have solicited our industry but over the last week, we have heard from many members they are back at their attempts to “impersonate” NPMA by sending fake solicitations from an individual named Steven Miller.

NPMA is well aware of this group and their dishonest tactics. Over the last year we have learned that this group, which is allegedly headquartered on the island of Nevis, has targeted numerous service industries, including Realtors and HVAC. In an attempt to dissuade them from them sending unwanted and false solicitations to our members, we have sent multiple cease and desist letters to the organization and Steven Miller personally in addition to filing a formal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), in addition to state Attorney Generals (AGs).  

As a reminder, the “National Pest Management Association®” is a registered trademark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and we therefore are entitled to certain proprietary rights and protections under federal and state laws. Specifically, NPMA is entitled to restrict the use of the trademark, or a confusingly similar trademark, in connection with confusingly similar products or services.

The “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA” is not associated with NPMA in any way.

So that we can continue to build our case against this group, we do ask that if you are solicited, please forward us any correspondence so that we can in-turn pass this on. We apologize for the ongoing nuisance that these emails have caused and appreciate your assistance in helping us combat this group.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at 800.678.6722 or

Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

Submit your speaker recommendations by Friday, February 8.

NPMA is seeking your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2019. This year's event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California on October 15-18.

Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. NPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions, click here for some suggestions. Thank you for your help and we will see you in San Diego!


The NPMA Recruitment & Retention Committee’s mission is to help ensure continual industry growth and assist all NPMA members in attracting, developing and retaining top talent by sharing practices and resources to achieve success. The committee is launching a new webinar series focused on Human Resources. Register at the links below and you will receive reminders closer to the date and the recording will be available to view afterwards if you are not able to attend. Click here to view the recordings of all NPMA webinars.

  • HR Hot Topics for 2019 | January 30 at 2:00 PM EDT  | REGISTER
  • Fundamentals of Employment & Labor Law | March 14 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
  • Employee Onboarding | May 23 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER

If you have specific questions that our speakers can address in their presentation or recommendations for future webinar topics, please e-mail

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NPMA Education and Events

Join us February 5-6 in Memphis, Tennessee to earn recertification credits, browse the exhibit hall, and network with your peers at the at the 2019 Southern Conference.

Recertification credits have been applied for in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

View the full program and register today!


Is your company considering applying for QualityPro accreditation in 2019? Don’t miss the informational QualityPro webinar this Thursday at 2:00 p.m. EST. Join Allison Allen, BCE, Executive Director of QualityPro, to learn about the benefits of earning the national QualityPro credential and what the application process entails. There will also be time for a Q&A. Click here to register.

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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
  April 9-10 PestWorld East Abu Dhabi, UAE
  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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