Committee 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.
Board election deadline: April 15
The NPMA Board of Director’s election went live on Friday, March 15 and will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on April 15, 2019. Email notification regarding the election was sent to NPMA members directly from the election software company, Intelliscan Inc. If you are a voting member of NPMA and did not receive your electronic ballot or have questions about the Board election, please contact Jillian Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend PestWorld East
to learn how technology, innovation and big data are transforming food safety and how to design an effective pest management program for commercial sites.
Join us April 9-10 in Abu Dhabi. Click here
for book your hotel and register.
On Tuesday, March 26 at 2:00 p.m. EST, QualityPro is hosting a webinar to go over ideas for using the QualityPro logo and marketing materials to help your company cobrand. Register here, even if you can’t make it, and we’ll send a recording.
NPMA is pleased to provide the pest management industry with valuable resources on implementing safety in the workplace. Check out the NPMA OSHA toolbox for information on ladder safety including an example ladder safety program that can be downloaded and tailored to fit your individual company needs. Additionally, NPMA has three short safety videos available on ladder inspections, ladder setup, and how to properly use a ladder. Share safety information throughout your company and social media outlets using the hashtag #NPMASafe.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
99 Pest Solutions, LLC of Spring, TX
AF X-Trim Services Inc. of Philippines
All Pest Solutions of Wylie, TX
All Pest Solutions, LLC of Metuchen, NJ
Alternative Resolution Pest Control of Peekskill, NY
Coastal Landscape and Environmental Group, LLC of Myrtle Beach, SC
Convectex Bed Bug Heaters of Prescott, AZ
Dynasty Pest, LLC of Midlothian, TX
Enviro Management Group, LLC of Pleasant Gap, PA
Scouts Pest Control of Jenkinsville, SC
Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) are just one of the many CDH plans available through the NPMA Health Care Exchange. FSAs reduce your employee’s taxable income by setting aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible healthcare expenses. Employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually towards their flexible spending account to be used towards medical and dental out of pocket expense. Another positive with FSA’s is that it covers all eligible dependents even if they are not covered under the employee’s primary health plan. Employees are provided with a benefits debit card that allows them to avoid out of pocket expenses, cumbersome paperwork and reimbursement delays. There is also online and mobile access to account information to allow employees to see real time account balances, file a claim for reimbursement by snapping a photo of the receipt, and check on claim status. For more information on how Flexible Spending accounts can benefit you and your employees, please contact JerriLynn Cobb at email@example.com.
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 | REGISTER
EPISODE 2: Executing A Company Culture That Lasts
Friday, April 5 from 3:30 - 4:30pm EST | REGISTER
The Utah Pest Management Association (UPMA) sent an impressive 614 grassroots messages to Utah lawmakers advocating against the sales tax on pest control services in HB 441. Additionally, long form written testimony was individually sent to all 104 lawmakers yesterday in a final push to kill the bill. Lawmakers decided to withdraw the bill last night and it is dead for this session! The efforts of UPMA are best illuminated by a local Utah news article: "Pressure on lawmakers to vote against the bill… had been increasing in recent days, much of it coming from business owners and professionals who would have to charge sales taxes on their services." Our industry is proud of UPMA and all of the great things that they’ve been able to accomplish in their roughly one year of existence that includes passing pesticide preemption, increasing professionalism by adding experience and education requirements for business licenses and defeating the sales tax on pest control services. Sending over 614 grassroots messages requires business owners, managerial level staff, technicians, support staff, and family members to be all-in on defending our beloved industry—and UPMA defended our industry with gusto. If your state has a sales tax issue that you would like to address, NPMA has a successful playbook and would love to join you in the fight.
Learn more about the NWCOA certified trainings being offered.
Southern California is all aflutter thanks to an annual migration of butterflies known as the painted lady.
NBC Dallas Ft. Worth
Tenants of a Dallas apartment complex say their homes are plagued, daily, by rats that even come out from the ceiling.
The number of Lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania continues to rise. So this year, the state is collecting ticks in every county in an effort to prevent the illness from spreading in the future.
Researchers have named four of six bald-legged spiders recently discovered in Colombia Stormtropis, after the Star Wars Stormtroopers soldiers, for their identical appearance and ability to camouflage.
Like other stiletto snakes, this new species can inject venom into prey without even opening its mouth.
In some parts of the world they are revered and protected; in other places they are captured and eaten for dinner. One thing is certain: They’re everywhere.
Let’s Grow Leaders
How do you build a high-performing, cohesive team when people are working on different schedules? Clarity is even more important as you get everyone working toward the same goals and it takes extra effort to build relationships with little face-time.
NPMA recently established a Recruitment and Retention Committee to offer resources and support
Mastering personal relationships that build trust and create a collaborative work environment is central to leadership effectiveness in the digital economy.
Becoming self-aware would mean a leader to cultivate a few characteristics such as mastering emotions, taking risks, and being patient and cultivating wisdom.
Here are four factors shaping the near future of marketing that you may have missed.
A brawl between an eastern brown snake and a python over a juicy rat turned deadly last week — at least, for two parties involved.
The spotted lanternfly, the invasive insect which infamously has flooded eastern Pennsylvania summers since 2014, has Delaware on edge.
Poor communication destroys team members’ confidence that what they hear is rational, relevant, or real. Correct these common communication mistakes to reengage your team.