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Last week, nearly 400 individuals attended the annual NPMA Legislative Day event, designed to advocate for issues important to the pest management industry. The week began with riveting keynote speakers including Rick Santorum, Sean Spicer, Pete Hegseth, and Howard Schultz, and culminated with a special presentation by Mississippi Senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith.

The industry made almost 200 visits to the Hill, educating members on tax, public health and permit reform issues. The pest management industry is committed to building bipartisan relationships in Congress and positioning NPMA as the leading voice on any legislation that impacts protecting public health and property from pests.

There were two awards presented during the event, the FMC Legislative Day Award was presented to Jim Steed of Neighborly Pest Management based in Roseville, CA and Dave Ramsey of Copesan Services was named the 2019 NPMA PestVets Veteran of the Year!

We thank all those that spent time with us in Washington, D.C. last week and look forward to building on the great work accomplished by the many Senate and House visits that were made on behalf of the industry.


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Following an unusually warm start to winter, professionals are predicting an early termite season and the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) stands ready to shout about termites from the rooftop. PPMA, which serves as the public outreach arm of NPMA, is asking for the industry to join in with their efforts to educate consumers on the importance of protecting against termites during Termite Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2019. Click here to download Termite Awareness Week social media graphics. A full termite toolkit is available to PPMA Mainframe investors, and can be used to promote to consumers the need to call a professional for termite control.


The Association of Pest Control Companies of Catalonia (ADEPAP) is hosting their annual Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum (BPCIF) on April 1-2 in Barcelona. Designed to gather pest management professionals who are seeking ideas to address industry challenges, this year’s conference will cover the latest technologies and ways to effectively implement them into your pest control business. NPMA President Dennis Jenkins will be a featured speaker at this event addressing his company’s success in digital transformation and innovation. Visit for more information.

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DominAnt Liquid Ant Bait attracts and kills all common household ants. The bait station is easy to use—just snap it open, lock the lid and place the station. Three staging portals allow hundreds of ants to easily access the station and move up and down feeding ramps.
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March 8, 2019 is International Women’s Day. Around the globe, people will celebrate women leaders and the amazing social, economic, cultural and political achievements they have made and continue to make every day as well as the strong influence and impact they have on the world around us.

If you are planning on celebrating, please let PWIPM know at and share with us on social media by tagging @NationalPestMgt and using the official hashtags #BalanceforBetter and #IWD2019 and we will feature you in an industry press release following the event. Learn more at

Pest Pic of the Week


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

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All States Lawn and Pest of Draper, UT
Anthem Pest Control of Duluth, GA
Fume Start of Fullerton, CA
Go Green! Pest Control Services of Andover, KS
Grupo Avanza Limpiezas SRL of Costa Rica
Holdfast Enviro Pest Solutions of Missoula, MT
Maximum Pest Management of Wichita, KS
MidWest Exterminators of Kansas, Inc. of Lawrence, KS
North Star Pest Control, Inc. of Leonard, MN
R4 Holdings dba Green Army of Dallas, TX
Sanitation and Pest Control Techniques (Sanitec) of Lebanon
Strike Force Pest Control, Inc. of Coarsegold, CA

Boundary Exterminare Corp of Massapequa, NY
Planet Orange of San Jose, CA

Bug Man Exterminating, Inc. of Roanoke, VA

Boundary Exterminare Corp of Massapequa, NY

Member Benefit Highlight

As an NPMA member you have access to hundreds of pest pictures to use for your organization’s commercial purposes. This gallery appears on under “Pest Pictures,” you must be logged in the access the photos.

NPMA pest images shall not be redistributed or exploited, in any manner, for non-promotional personal or corporate gain. Any use of NPMA’s pest image shall not explicitly or implicitly convey NPMA's endorsement of commercial goods or services.

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NPMA Education and Events

A positive company culture is the cornerstone to any successful business. It represents the vision and values of an enterprise that empowers employees to behave ethically and responsibly. But even a deep-rooted culture can suffer if processes are neglected or warning signs are missed. A negative company culture can promote unethical behaviors which can erode progress and growth, leading employees and businesses down a path of failure. Learn the secrets to fostering a winning culture and keeping your business on the track to success with NPMA’s two-part webinar series, Culture is King

EPISODE 1: Defining and Developing A Winning Company Culture
Friday, March 29 from 3:30 - 4:30pm EST |

EPISODE 2: Executing A Company Culture That Lasts
Friday, April 5 from 3:30 - 4:30pm EST |

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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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