Submission deadline: July 31
Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized!
“I’d like to personally thank the PWIPM and NPMA for the opportunity to further my career in the field by granting me the funds to take my ACE-I exam. This grant allowed me the opportunity to fund the requirements to take my ACE-I and infinite support that encouraged me to achieve my goals. This has been a surreal experience and has helped me plant my feet as a solid and confident pest management professional.”
- Rachel Alexander, 2018 PWIPM Empowerment Grant Recipient
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 email@example.com.
NPMA actively works to positively impact our relationships with our sister organizations around the world, traveling and connecting with colleagues and friends while supporting the associations. Last week, NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf attended the British Pest Control Association’s (BPCA) PestEx in London and took the opportunity to catch up with Ian Andrew, Chief Executive of BPCA, Henry Mott, President of the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), as well as the suppliers that support the industry.
There are positions available in the pest management industry to fit almost any career goal. In addition, there are numerous scholarship opportunities available from NPMA, state associations and industry partners. NPMA launched a page summarizing the scholarships and monetary awards available, view the opportunities.
If you know of a scholarship opportunity that should be included, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
QualityPro, is now accepting applications from companies looking to certify their mosquito and rodent services through the new QualityPro Public Health certification program. QualityPro Public Health is designed to equip pest management companies with the resources they need to build science-based, effective and commercially-viable services that control pests of public health significance and a marketable brand to help advertise certified services. The certification also includes access to national exams and study resources that ensure that technicians have the demonstrated knowledge to perform those services with the highest level of professionalism and excellence.
QualityPro Public Health is available to all QualityPro accredited companies. If you are interested in the QualityPro Public Health certification, but are not yet QualityPro accredited, apply today! Complete the application and you will gain access to valuable resources for business professionalism. E-mail email@example.com to get started today.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
All-Over Pest Solutions of Harwood Heights, IL
Creature Control of Loveland, CO
Keller Pest Control, Inc. of Portage, MI
PPMA is excited to announce that they have developed a video tutorial and will host a webinar to tour the new platform for both current subscribers and those interested in learning more about the incredible resources on Mainframe. PPMA is so proud to offer this resource to you, and we hope you’ll join us on Tuesday, April 9 at 3:30 PM EST to learn more about the exciting updates we’ve released. Details to follow!
Friday, March 29 from 3:30 - 4:30pm EDT | REGISTER
In Episode One - Defining and Developing A Winning Company Culture, Phil Cooper of Terminix & Cooper Pest Solutions leads an informative debate between Kevin Lemasters of EnviroPest and Ashley Morrison of City Wide Exterminating on navigating the unpredictable waters of defining and establishing a company culture. Join in this candid conversation as these business leaders share their stories of overcoming everyday obstacles to lay the foundation for a lasting and successful culture.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
What the Frass!? Identifying Wood Destroying Organism Damage and Frass
Bill Kolbe, BCE, Wakolbe Consulting LLC, Warren, NJ
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Friend or Foe? Taking the Sting out of Wasp & Bee Control
Gerry Wegner, BCE, Varment Guard Environmental Services, Columbus, OH
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
When Customers Make You Crazy: Delusory Parasitosis
Nancy Hinkle, PhD, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Connecticut: Members of the Connecticut Pest Control Association (CTPCA) are doing everything they can to defend their livelihoods, as SB 76, a bill to repeal pesticide preemption in Connecticut is being considered by the Joint Committee on the Environment. CTPCA members met with their legislators on March 8th at the CTECH lobby day, sent a record-breaking 1,017 grassroots messages to lawmakers, and CTPCA members Anthony Giovanni and Emilio Polce testified at the public hearing on March 18th. There is expected to be an Environment Committee vote on Monday 3/25 on SB 76, and we encourage all CTPCA members to participate in the latest iteration of our grassroots campaign. Stay tuned.
NPMA staff attended a small business meeting at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this week focused on the new Waters of the United States rule. The EPA in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) held an informational and listening session for Associations representing small businesses. NPMA staff is working on comments to the docket, which closes on April 15th. If you or anyone from your company is interested in this issue and would like to discuss NPMA’s position on WOTUS please email Ashley Amidon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) recently released their 2017-2018 Annual Report – The Good Pest Manager.
A citywide integrated vector management effort found that placing mosquito traps known as autocidal gravid ovitraps at a density of three traps per home in the yards of most houses in a community could reduce the number of female adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes caught per trap to two to three per week.
Ticks are mostly just an annoyance when you're trying to enjoy the outdoors, but they can also be harmful to you and your pets.
A Florida man is on the lookout for a nutty squirrel who is being blamed for a series of attacks. The offending rodent has gone after four people, using its claws and teeth to injure his victims.
News of an impending “insectageddon”—a world either devoid of insects or plagued with pests—was broadcast far and wide by the media. There’s just one problem: Entomologists don’t buy it.
Spring has arrived, which means warm weather is on the way. But that brings bugs, and one pest control expert says the conditions are right to create a banner year for mosquitoes.
Here are two strategies to help you manage a confidence dip and be more confident in the moments when you’re not feeling self-assured.
The business buzzword ‘transparency’ is achievable. But, it’s a team effort, and you’ll have to get rid of closed-door meetings and upgrade your culture first.
At the individual level, there are number of actions you can take to amplify your presence within your organization and industry.
Here are four lessons that can help as you integrate values into action.
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A brawl between an eastern brown snake and a python over a juicy rat turned deadly last week — at least, for two parties involved.
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.
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.