NPMA is excited to announce that Howard Kurtz of Fox News will be joining attendees at Legislative Day 2019 for the breakfast and keynote presentation sponsored by Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) on Tuesday, February 26 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Mr. Kurtz is a renowned speaker and political analyst who will provide insights into the latest issues taking place in Washington D.C. and offer prognostications about the 2020 election and beyond. Read more.
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PestWorld 2019 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. NPMA has secured room blocks at a few of the surrounding hotels. Make your reservations early at these prime locations,we expect the hotels to fill quickly.
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NPMA’s Recruitment & Retention Committee has developed an infographic on “The Employee Life Cycle” that is now available, click here to view or download. The infographic covers items for you to consider as you recruit, hire, on-board, develop, evaluate, engage and off-board employees.
Whether your company is just starting out or has been in business for generations, we strongly encourage you to join the movement to professionalize the industry by earning QualityPro accreditation for your company. Complete the application and you will gain access to valuable resources for business professionalism. Click here to learn more about becoming accredited.
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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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Cazadores Termite Company of Chula Vista, CA
Dav Termite & Pest, Inc. of National City, CA
Elevate Pest Control of Logan, UT
Greenwald Pest Defense of Magalia, CA
River Valley Pest Management of Bradley, IL
Saddleback Termite & Pest Control of Lake Forest, CA
The Pest Authority of Charlotte of Charlotte, NC
Have a human resources problem? Question? Crisis? Do you simply need to brainstorm a problem or a particular employee situation? NPMA members can call, email or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. The comprehensive menu of services provided can be found here.
Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here. To contact Sandy Seay, call 407-426-9484 or email email@example.com.
You can now earn nine credit hours for Hawaii through NPMA’s Online Learning Center! The NPMA online learning center houses a wide range of technical and business courses, with many of those courses available for credit in over 35 states. Hawaii is the latest state to approve NPMA’s exclusive technical courses for credit. To find out which online courses are approved for credit in each state, click here. Visit npmatraining.org to get started.
Thanks to the engagement from SPARs Ted Brayton, Mike Peaslee, NEPMA President Galvin Murphy, Jr., members Bill Siegel, Chris Pestana, and Chris Donaghy - our industry was well prepared to combat these bills that threaten our livelihoods. Working with NPMA, NEPMA submitted written testimony on HB 523 (IPM bill) and HB 646 (neonic & fipronil ban). Additionally, Galvin Murphy, Jr. and Chris Pestana knocked it out of the park with their oral testimony before the NH House Environment and Agriculture Committee on the bills. We expect both bills to die, as a result of our advocacy. Thanks to their dedication and hard work, our NH members can continue to protect public health and property without a hindrance. NH members also sent 82 messages to the NH Legislature as part of a grassroots campaign.
The Connecticut Pest Control Association (CTPCA) is stepping up and defending their livelihoods as they launched a grassroots campaign defending the industry on Sunday, February 12, 2019, to fight SB 76 - Pesticide Preemption Repeal, a bill that would create a "crazy quilt" of pesticide regulations. CTPCA members sent 285 grassroots messages to the Connecticut General Assembly in under 24 hours educating lawmakers that SB 76 would jeopardize public health and property. Instead of drafting a bill that would give local governments all powers of pesticide regulation, the Joint Committee on the Environment has decided to instead draft a bill that allows all local governments to designate pesticides as restricted-use among other potentially harmful provisions. The text has not been released. NPMA, CTPCA, and CT SPARs Emilio Polce, Anthony Giovanni, and Lance Trovato are heavily engaged and fighting the bill every step of the way. We encourage every CTPCA member to participate in this grassroots campaign and future efforts to defend the industry. Please contact Jake Plevelich if you would like to get involved or have any questions.
Gregory Pest Solutions is pleased to announce the merger of ARMS Pest Management Professionals a Charleston-based firm with the Gregory team.
The intense polar vortex that blanketed the Midwest and made its way to the East Coast with deadly subzero wind chills and snow may have had one benefit: killing off some bad bugs.
Detroit Metro Times
The Midwest, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley regions will likely experience an increased tick population this spring and summer, due to the effects of La Niña.
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officials this month called for an investigation into a vermin infestation at City Hall, after at least one city employee was diagnosed with typhus, a disease spread by rodents.
Discovered in a little-studied part of Angola, the arachnid ambushes its prey at night.
Swatting at mosquitoes is the last thought on most Central Floridians’ minds in the middle of February. But not for local biologists and government officials.
As a leader, just thinking about what’s not getting talked about should scare the daylights out of you. The conversations to genuinely worry about are the ones that aren’t taking place.
When we work and lead with values in mind we can reduce complexity, struggle and stress at work.
Let’s Grow Leaders
If your best performers are just not picking up the great idea you’re putting down, check to see if any of these issues are at play.
Harvard Business Review
Everybody loves feedback . . . as long as it’s positive. But most of us dislike negative feedback so much that we’ve even changed the name — it’s not negative, it’s constructive. Still, it’s an irreplaceably valuable gift.
Here are a few key trends that are sure to catch the eyes (and handles) of marketers in 2019.
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.
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.
Successful leadership is the product of several factors. Skill and education play a part, but one of the most important hallmarks of great leaders is the standards they uphold.