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The Foundation hosted a special gala in support of the program it funds on Sunday, February 24 during Legislative Day. The event was a great success raising more than $100,000, with a surprise donation from Terminix made in honor of Norman Goldenberg on the occasion of his retirement. The Foundation thanks you for your support and commitment to help advance the pest management industry through education, research, and training. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Rollins, Terminix, Control Solutions, Copesan, MGK

   

The next Pest Management Foundation Gala will be held in conjunction with Legislative Day 2021. Stay tuned for more details.

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The March/April 2019 issue of PestWorld magazine is out now! This issue focuses on Developing a Strong Team, with the following features:

Recruiting and Retaining Employees
Finding and keeping the right people is of utmost importance—and NPMA’s new committee is  building resources to help do just that.

Next Gen Know-How
With recent changes in the workforce, it’s critical for pest management leaders to educate themselves about the goals, preferences and views of differing generations.

Promoting Diversity
A diverse workforce, including gender and age as well as race and ethnicity, can do far more than help prevent errors—it may prove to be a business advantage.

Other articles discuss the 5 Steps to Improve Crisis Preparedness, Hiring, Training and Retaining Talent, and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

  

PestWorld East conference addressing public health and food safety pest management issues to be held April 9-10, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

Register by March 13 to receive the early bird discount!

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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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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


  

Robber Fly

 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

1 Call Inspections of Livermore, CA
Absolute Pest Control of Vassar, KS
Armor Pest Defense of Blackfoot, ID
B & B Industrial Termite Control of Kingsport, TN
Barefoot Pest Control of California, MD
Bee Be Gone of Silver Spring, MD
Beegone Pest Control of Sandy, UT
Bug-U Pest Control of Hudson Falls, NY
Castle Rock Pest Control of Castle Rock, CO
Control Pest of Tennessee, Inc. of Memphis, TN
Fisher's Exterminating & Pest Control, Inc. of Dover, DE
Full Circle Pest Solutions of Windsor, CO
High Tech Inspections, Inc. of Salisbury, MD
JB Pest Control, Inc. of Staten Island, NY
Kaisy Ventures of Ghana
No Bull Bed Bug Control of Orem, UT
Pestmaster Services of Brandywine, MD
Pure Tech Pest Control Services of Steger, IL
Triangle Pest Services of Raleigh, NC
Truly Nolen Of The Triad of Asheboro, NC

Member Benefit Highlight
  

Does your company need a marketing boost that doesn’t break the budget? Consider using Mainframe, an online digital agency powered by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA). This exclusive subscription service enables companies to access comprehensive marketing materials to jumpstart or supplement existing marketing, public relations, social media and advertising efforts. Learn more.

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You’ve got pest control down to a science. You’ve mastered the tools and technology, but the job’s not over until the paperwork is done. With PocketJet 7 mobile printers, you have what it takes to eradicate printing problems in the field and combat those daily hordes of paper. Let Brother help you finish the job strong. Because at the end of the day, we’re crushing it.
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NPMA Education and Events

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER

Join in on this entertaining and informative session from Dr. Holly Davis, so you can separate the facts from fiction about spiders that are found indoors. This webinar will cover medically important spiders and the myths behind some of the venomous species you've heard about. Some species can be dangerous—their bites can cause necrosis of skin tissue in severe cases among other health issues. However, the attention and heat some spiders get may not all be warranted.

Members Make Headlines
Central Life Sciences welcomes Timothy Bennett and Kelly Deutsch to the sales team for its Vector division and Walker Mobley to the sales team for its Zoëcon Professional Products division. They all join as regional sales managers.
BedBug Central announced the hiring of Sarah Latyn as a new National Account Manager for the company.
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NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
Weekly Headlines
Quartz
To some, especially the average American, it might seem like a curse: All it takes is bite of a tiny tick to trigger an allergic reaction to steaks, burgers, and pork.
WTSP
The National Pest Management Association says the Tampa Bay area is one that's at the greatest risk of seeing more vector pests this winter. 
National Geographic
Wallace’s giant bee disappeared for more than a century. Now it’s back, and already being sold online by at least one collector.
U.S. News & World Report
Lincoln officials say librarians have been inspecting each item checked back into the eight library branches, committed to keeping out bedbugs.
NPR
Scientists have launched a major new phase in the testing of a controversial genetically modified organism: a mosquito designed to quickly spread a genetic mutation lethal to its own species, NPR has learned.
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For your Business
Forbes
Over the last few years, the business landscape has morphed, forcing companies and leaders to transform in many ways. Honesty, intelligence and empathy are required.
Harvard Business Review
Here’s a strategy that can be used by any executive to engage new hires, create healthy team dynamics and seamlessly transition to a new group culture.
Strategy + Business
Today’s employees want jobs that are intrinsically rewarding and that fit their values. And though the meaning of work is different for each person, companies that act now to address these demands will gain a lasting competitive advantage.

Entrepreneur
You'll do fine if you look at leadership as a responsibility and not as an ego trip.

Forbes
In an attempt to get people interested and motivated about their brands, even well-intentioned companies can sometimes accidentally annoy customers with their marketing efforts.
Trending Articles
Fox News
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.
National Geographic
Discovered in a little-studied part of Angola, the arachnid ambushes its prey at night.
Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  April 9-10 PestWorld East Abu Dhabi, UAE
  July 16-18 NPMA Academy Phoenix, AZ
  July 25-27 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2019 Summer Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
       

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.

 

 

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