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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to update your information.
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.
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.
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.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA 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
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 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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Garbage pickup in Milwaukee, delayed for days due to severe weather, has created major problems in their neighborhoods.
If you’re trying to get rats off an island without damaging the native animals or plants, what’s the best way to go about it? The answer is simple: Use drones that dispense rat poison.
Although the cold weather will have some impacts, it’s difficult to predict if it will affect the peskiest insects.
A new visual guide will help scientists identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, which transmits a fatal human disease in its native countries and threatens livestock in the United States.
It’s not our natural inclination to fully listen to what others have to say. Here are the things holding you back from really hearing what people are saying.
Whether you're a senior professional or an office newbie, here are 13 must-remember dos and don'ts of business email etiquette.
There are six negative behaviors that will thwart your success as a leader, and crush the potential of your employees.
All leaders must focus on customer needs, wants and desires to be successful. Here are a few suggestions on how leaders can integrate a customer-centric focus daily.
More data and working harder are not always the answer, particularly if you're trying to do everything yourself.
A tick-covered carpet python was almost unrecognizable last week after a snake catcher rescued it from a pool in Coolangatta, Australia.
Killing ticks and inoculating people has failed, so researchers try immunizing mice via vaccine-laced food.
Falling back on expressions like, “Let’s think outside the box,” sends unintended messages about what kind of a boss you are.