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News From National
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, including rodents and cockroaches, for the remainder of winter. As vectors of disease, these pests are able to transmit pathogens such as Salmonella and hantavirus to humans. They are also known to trigger allergy and asthma symptoms, especially in children, making awareness and prevention vital to protecting public health.

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NPMA's annual Legislative Day is right around the corner, taking place February 24-26, 2019 in Washington, DC. The Capital Hilton is now SOLD OUT.  Reservations may be made at the Hyatt Place, just across the street. To make your reservations at the Hyatt, please click here or call 1-888-492-8847 by February 15 and mention the group code "NPMA" to receive the discounted rate. After February 15, rooms and rates are subject to change.

Register for Legislative Day and view the full schedule of events.

 

SFC, SPFA and NPMA Align Efforts to Prevent Subterranean Termite Infestations

The American Chemistry Council’s Spray Foam Coalition (SFC), the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) announced last week a cooperative effort aimed at developing innovative solutions to help prevent subterranean termites from entering homes. Together, the three organizations will foster ideas that marry both the benefits of spray foam insulation, including overall thermal efficiency and energy savings, with the need for pest management companies to visually inspect crawl spaces for subterranean termites throughout the home. Learn more.

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Crawl space safety
Crawl space work poses special safety issues. The right equipment and PPE are critical. Proper lighting and eye protection are just a few precautions you should use. We offer LED lights, hinged knee pads, premium safety glasses and other tools to minimize risks when closing a crawl space.
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Is your company hiring in 2019? Don’t miss the informational QualityPro webinar February 21 at 2:00 p.m. EST. Join Allison Allen, BCE, Executive Director of QualityPro, to learn about the valuable hiring resources available through QualityPro. Join us and bring your questions! Click here to register.

Pest Pic of the Week


  

Female Black-legged Ticks

 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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Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA offers our members so much more than just medical coverage when it comes to benefits! It’s true that there is a level funded medical plan offering for 3 or more individuals that you can take advantage of through National General Benefits, but there is also dental and vision coverage available through Metlife. NPMA Members can take advantage of the Transamerica products such as guaranteed issue life insurance for members and family members, disability coverage, cancer care, hospital indemnity, and accident coverage. We can help you with health reimbursement accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts. Additionally, there is a free phone application that members can download onto their smart phones and start taking advantage of prescription discounts through Myrxmedsaver. NPMA is constantly working to improve the benefits and services available to its members. If you have any questions, please reach out to JerriLynn Cobb at jerrlynn@dkyoung.com for more information.

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NPMA Education and Events
  

Join us in Abu Dhabi for PestWorld East from April 9-10, 2019. 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. Click here for more information and to register. Registration rates increase March 14.

 

 

The NPMA Recruitment & Retention Committee recently kicked off the first of three webinars as part of the series focused on Human Resources. HR Hot Topics for 2019, employment attorney Scott Hudson, Shareholder with the law firm of Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe as he discusses 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. If you missed this webinar or wish to view it again, click here.

There are only two webinars left in this engaging series, and seats are limited!

Fundamentals of Employment & Labor Law | March 14 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Employee Onboarding | May 23 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER

Members Make Headlines
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of All Guard Pest Control in Chandler, AZ.
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An Oklahoma county courthouse was forced to close Monday after an attorney brought bed bugs into the building, authorities said.

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Los Angeles officials are potentially exploring ripping out all the carpet at City Hall amid reports of the building being overrun by rats and fleas as a typhus outbreak plagues the downtown area.

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A new project from the University of Washington aims to better decipher the squeaks and chirps of these rodents by using deep learning to more quickly and reliably analyze their chatter.

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There’s a new tick warning despite it being winter, thanks, in part, of this week’s taste of spring. It turns out ticks are pretty tough little bugs.

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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  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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