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National Pest Management Month, an annual observance recognized by  Chase’s Calendar of Events each April, highlights the professional pest control industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, property and food from the diseases and dangers posed by pests. And this year, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is calling attention to just how important pest control professionals are to our daily lives.

“Pest control professionals play a key role in today’s society, working year-round to protect our homes, families and businesses from the many threats associated with pests,” said Cindy Mannes, vice president of public affairs at NPMA. “While the tireless work these men and women perform should be recognized every day, National Pest Management Month is the perfect time of year to remind homeowners and business owners to be vigilant in pest-proofing their properties at the start of spring, and of the importance of working with a licensed pest control professional before an infestation gets out of hand.”

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In an effort to best gauge what the biggest challenges and opportunities are in our industry, the NPMA M2M committee conducted a survey to evaluate what types of existing benefits are being utilized most and how members interact with the association via print and electronic newsletters and through the website at www.npmapestworld.org. Results of this survey demonstrated that:

“The most important value of being a member of NPMA is the Networking. You are not alone in trying to run a pest control business. There are always resources available on nearly every topic. I have used NPMA as a resource for Technical Questions, Advertising Resources, Model Contracts, Human Resources, Training and more. I would not be able to do what I do without the support and resources of NPMA.”
-Mike Bullert, Big Time Pest Control

  
QualityPro is now accepting applications from accredited 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. 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. 
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U.S. regions that had increased rain & snow may see an influx of ticks this year. Stay safe and be aware of a new invasive species in the U.S.: the Asian Longhorned tick. Click here to learn more and protect yourself and customers.

Pest Pic of the Week


  

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 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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Member Benefit Highlight
  

Do you want to offer health coverage for your employees but can’t afford the cost or qualify?  A Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) is a perfect alternative! An HRA offers small employers, 50 employees or less, an innovative and cost-effective way to provider benefits to employees and their families. Learn more through the NPMA Exchange.

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NPMA Education and Events

Monday, April 22, 2019 4:00pm EDT | Register

In this upcoming webinar hosted by NPMA’s Technology Committee, attendees will learn how to improve their communication and engagement with their employees using a variety of technology tools. Don’t miss this webinar to hear how you can stay on top of new technologies!

Culture is King Webinar Series Now Available to View Online
Episode 1: Defining and Developing a Winning Company Culture
Episode 2: Executing a Company Culture that Lasts 

View All Upcoming NPMA Webinars

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As the global climate warms, it is more likely that some ticks will remain active through the warmer winters and can expand their habitats into new areas.
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The CDC will start monitoring the nation’s tick problem this year as well as the diseases that the pests might be carrying. The reason: to determine where Americans might stand a larger chance of acquiring a tick-borne illness.
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  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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