Nominee submission deadline: April 1
Each year, NPMA works diligently to identify and recruit members to serve on our association’s committees. In an effort to foster fresh ideas and allow all NPMA members to share their expertise, we are calling on you to nominate yourself or an industry colleague to serve on an NPMA committee. Your involvement and leadership will help us chart a successful future for the association and the industry. Please take a moment to view the list of NPMA committees and complete an application.
NPMA is working on the program for PestWorld 2019 in San Diego and we are seeking your input on whether we should host a post-convention trip this year and if yes, where would you want to see us go. Please complete a short survey HERE to share your thoughts with us.
If you’ve not participated in the past, this provides an opportunity to relax in a beautiful destination, enjoy an intimate networking opportunity with industry peers and industry leaders. As there’s a nominal registration fee to participate, it is a business expense. Thanks for your support of NPMA and we look forward to hearing from you!
Looking for an inexpensive marketing vehicle to promote your services as we head into the busy season? Pest Gazette is a quarterly promotional newsletter that is customized to include your company information, highlights seasonal pests and educates your customers about the importance of using your professional services to manage their pest problems. Pest Gazette is available in a printed format and also available in a NEW digital format that is perfect for online marketing! Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today!
On March 8, people around the globe celebrated women leaders during International Women’s Day, and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to have seen the pest management industry participate in this year’s initiative.
While there are women represented in all job roles across pest management businesses, they are an anomaly in our mostly male-dominated industry. NPMA strongly believes that sharing examples of successful women in pest management roles could inspire other women to join this changing industry and help close the gap. Click here to see a snapshot of the pest management companies who participated in celebrating #IWD2019.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Economy Pest Control, Inc. of Chicago, IL
Ikonik Pest Control of Midvale, UT
Jim's Termite & Pest Control of Scottown, OH
Natran Green Pest Control of Houston, TX
Pest Pups, LLC of Midlothian, TX
The Integrated Management For Public Health Services of Jordan
Total Pest Control, LLC of Plantsville, CT
Bug-U Pest Control of Hudson Falls, NY
360 Pest Control of Fleming Island, FL
Bug-U Pest Control of Hudson Falls, NY
The Bug Master of Temple, TX
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Debunking Spider Myths: Spider Facts Every PMP Should Know
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.
Fundamentals of Employment & Labor Law
March 14 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Greg Canning | Director of Operations for Economy Exterminators
This webinar will cover the principles of employment and labor law, as well as some of the specific laws with which employers need to be conversant. Knowledge of how these laws function can help form a successful approach to recruitment and retention by providing a framework for employers. The webinar will conclude with some action items/tips to help employers in their efforts of recruitment and retention.
President Trump has signed S. 483, the “Pesticide Registration Improvement Extension Act of 2018,” (PRIA) into law, bringing to an end a long period of uncertainty over the program's authorization. Originally included in the 2018 Farm Bill, it was unfortunately not included in the final bill, causing a lapse in the program. The House and the Senate have united to reauthorize this important program for its fourth iteration, which will include a new fee schedule.
Last week, NPMA staff participated in the American Association of Pesticide Control Officials Annual Meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. NPMA was represented on three panel discussions as part of the program. The first was Advancements in Pesticide Labeling: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, in which a panel from the industry talked about past successes and future direction for pesticide labeling. NPMA shared our experience working closely with ASPCRO and SFIREG to amend pyrethroid label language changes in 2013. In the second panel, titled New Technology and Unintended Consequences, NPMA described the current state of affairs with regard to spray foam insulation and termite inspections. Finally, on the third day of the conference, NPMA communicated about our concerns regarding the Regulation of E-commerce, with particular focus on the availability of restricted use pesticides to uncertified purchasers online. View the complete meeting agenda and presentations
On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida. This devastating category 4 storm was the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida Panhandle in recorded history.
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Pest control experts warned of a ‘plague’ of super rats immune from poison invading homes – and a distraught mum says attempts to kill the rodents have been fruitless.
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Data matters to every business. So it follows that every business needs a data strategy.
If you receive a PIP, then it seems your organization is truly interested in helping you improve. To help you turn the situation around, here are a few tips.
Bed bugs are more prevalent than many people realize. New research from the University of Pennsylvania highlights the importance of trying to eliminate infestations.
What if, instead of killing mosquitoes that carry malaria, we tried to kill the tiny malaria parasite inside the skeeters before they could pass it on to humans when they bit?
In Germany, firefighters worked to free the animal in a pinch with a manhole cover.