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The NPMA Board of Directors has ratified the candidates recommended by the NPMA Nominating Committee for the national offices of the Board of Directors. Click here to view the 2019-2020 Board of Directors Nominees. Write-in nominations are due by February 26 to: Dominique Stumpf, CEO, NPMA, 10460 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. The Board of Directors election will be held this Spring, and, for the fifth year, NPMA is offering online voting. To ensure you have the opportunity to vote, please make sure we have your proper email on file with NPMA’s Membership Department. Contact if you need to update your information.

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U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) will speak during the 32nd annual Legislative Day conference in Washington, D.C. Senator Hyde-Smith is scheduled to speak as part of the MGK “Headquarters on the Hill” on Tuesday, February 26, from Noon to 3:00 PM EST. Each year, MGK sponsors this luncheon featuring a keynote speaker which concludes NPMA’s Legislative Day conference.

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QualityPro can help you hire your next employee. On Thursday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST, QualityPro is hosting a webinar to go over the resources available like template employment applications and more. Register today.

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The Technology committee will be hosting a series of webinars this year, PMP Spotlight on Technology, and we want to know which topic would be of the most interest to you. Please click here to participate in the survey and pick your top three choices.

Pest Pic of the Week


Pentatomid Face

 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

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New Members

Behm's Pest Control of Pekin, IL
Cumberland Exterminating, LLC of Crossville, TN
Ennis Exterminating of Brooks, GA
Full Scope Pest Control of Cleveland, TX
Guardian-Hygiene Limited of China
ProServ Pest Management of North Highlands, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.

Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!

NPMA Education and Events

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!


Join us in Abu Dhabi for PestWorld East from April 9-10, 2019. 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
Government funding was restored last Friday for a limited time; the government will remain open - and most importantly, funded – through February 15th. Over the next few weeks a select bipartisan and bicameral group is responsible for hammering out a compromise that will provide long term stability in government funding and some sort of border wall deal.  This conference committee has nine Democrats and eight Republicans.

NPMA joined over 90 members of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW) last week in filing comments to a proposed regulation put forth by the National Labor Relations Board (NRLB). Under the proposal the Board would return to the traditional joint-employer standard under the National Labor Relations Act, ensuring that two or more entities can only be joint-employers over the same group of employees if they exercise direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment for those employees. The proposal would therefore reverse the Obama-era Browning-Ferris Industries decision issued by the Board in 2015. In CDW’s comments the Board was urged to adopt the Proposed Rule but with additional clarifying definitions that would enhance predictability and stability of the rule’s application and outline essential terms and conditions of employment that allow for meaningful collective bargaining. A copy of the comments is available here.

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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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