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Join employment attorney Scott Hudson, Shareholder with the law firm of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe as he discusses the Top HR Topics for 2019. Relying on his extensive experience in the industry, we will discuss: the impact of #metoo on your business, pitfalls of improper background checks, real pro-employer changes from the DOL and courts, and five steps to reduce exposure to employment claims in 2019.

January 30 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER

Hosted by the NPMA Recruitment & Retention Committee

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Early Bird Deadline February 1
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On February 24-26, hundreds of pest management professionals will climb Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us. When we receive your registration, we will contact your U.S. Senators to request an appointment between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 26. We ask you to set up an appointment directly with your House member.  Remember, the sooner you register, the more likely you are to see your elected officials. 

 

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 speakers@pestworld.org. 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!

 
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Following an unusually warm start to winter, professionals are predicting an early termite season and the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) stands ready to shout about termites from the rooftop. PPMA, which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is asking for the industry to join in with their efforts to educate consumers on the importance of protecting against termites during Termite Awareness Week, March 10th-16th, 2019.
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Brown Widow Egg Sac

 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

Advanced Pest Control Ltd of United Kingdom
Artisan Brand Protection of Watsonville, CA
Bill's Exterminating Co. of Independence, KY
El Valle Pest Control, LLC of El Paso, TX
Guardian-Hygiene Limited of China
Hanover Bugbusters Discount Management of Hanover, PA
Katy Pest Control of Katy, TX
Nature's Balance Pest Control of Midway, UT
Oberoi Pest Control Private Limited of India
On The Mark Pest Control of Fond Du Lac, WI
Peak Pest Elimination of Riverside, CA
Saint Vrain Valley School District of Longmont, CO
Underground Pest Control Systems, LLC dba Rascal Eradicator of Brighton, CO

Invader Pest Management, Inc. of Glendale, AZ

Invader Pest Management, Inc. of Glendale, AZ

Member Benefit Highlight

David K Young Consulting in conjunction with NPMA is now able to offer an HR technology system that can assist you with all your Human Resources related items in a one stop shop platform.  The employer size can range from 2-40,000 and is available for use in all 50 states. Other vendors such as ADP, Paychex, Zenefits, etc., are compatible with the platform and there is centralized support available. This allows for easy on-line enrollment for open enrollment and new hires, along with optional integration with COBRA, FSA, HRA, HSA, and retirement plan partners. Also included with the onboarding options are EEOC, I-9's, W-4's, and more.  ACA tracking and reporting, along with time off requests, and asset tracking are also part of the many functions that are available.  For more information contact JerriLynn Cobb at jerrilynn@dkyoung.com.

NPMA Education and Events
  

Conference to be held April 9-10, 2019

PestWorld East is hosted by the National Pest Management Association along with Ecovar and under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center-Tadweer. This one of a kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India.

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Heard from the Hill
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) announced on the Senate floor last week that the president is open to a three-week stopgap measure to reopen the government and provide time for a broader border security deal as long as it includes some of his priorities, many people didn’t take him seriously. Yet the prolonged shutdown appears to have made the improbable possible; today President Trump announced that he would sign on to a 3-week funding package to re-open the government through February 15th. This re-opening of the government comes with the caveat that these three weeks are to be used to work out a compromise. If no compromise is reached, the President has stated he would be open to declaring a state of emergency and reapportioning already appropriated funds to build a wall. Learn more.

EPA’s acting administrator Andrew Wheeler was nominated to replace Scott Pruitt late last year. His confirmation hearing was held before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee last week, where he was questioned for several hours by both Democrats and Republicans on the committee. It is rumored that the full Senate will vote on his nomination on February 5th, hopefully confirming him. NPMA has signed on to a letter that voices support for Mr. Wheeler’s nomination and is backed by a wide variety of Ag groups.

Members Make Headlines
ChemTec Pest Control is proud to announce that it has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award (SSA) for the 6th year.
Enviro-Care Pest & Termite Control, is pleased to announce that they have acquired the pest control side of business from Mighty Bug Exterminators.
Gregory Pest Solutions is pleased to announce the merger of ARMS Pest Management Professionals a Charleston-based firm.
Weekly Headlines
Scientific American
Killing ticks and inoculating people has failed, so researchers try immunizing mice via vaccine-laced food.
CBS DFW
Called the emerald ash borer, they are tiny beetles capable of killing thousands of trees in a single city. The emerald ash borer has already found its way to Fort Worth, and now other cities are preparing for the inevitable.
USA Today
People are eating insects for fun, and we want to know why anyone would ever voluntarily put a bug in their mouth.
The Guardian
It is like a scene from a horror film. As a car drives along a quiet road at night, hundreds of rats scuttle across the tarmac.
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Fast Company
Falling back on expressions like, “Let’s think outside the box,” sends unintended messages about what kind of a boss you are.
LeadChange
At this time of year, we often find ourselves preparing for change – personal and business – based on our vision for the year ahead.
Let’s Grow Leaders
Show us a group of team leaders who share the same role, and we guarantee that the ones with the best results have mastered the art of the team huddle.
Chief Executive
Here are three strategic development traps that can cause your strategy (no matter how well intended) to fail.
Forbes
What can you do to re-wire yourself to be better at change, to be more capable and comfortable in a world of continuous transformation? Here are five approaches we've found helpful
Trending Articles
Fox News
A tick-covered carpet python was almost unrecognizable last week after a snake catcher rescued it from a pool in Coolangatta, Australia.

News Channel 5 Nashville
It's squirrel mating season. Okay, that may not mean much to you on face, but it is important. That's because this is the time of year they will be trying to get into your home to find a warm place to nest.

Smithsonian
The DeepSqueak software translates the high-pitched communication into sonograms, which can be analyzed to determine what mice and rats are saying

Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  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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