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NPMA is pleased to announce the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Your Executive Committee will consist of the following Board members:

Chris Gorecki (Rollins, Atlanta, GA) will serve as President.
Scott Steckel (Plunkett’s Pest Control, Columbus, OH) will serve as President-Elect.
Justin McCauley (McCauley Service, Benton, AR) will serve as Treasurer.
Marillian Missiti (Buono Pest Control Co., Inc., Belmont, MA) will serve as Secretary.
Dennis Jenkins (ABC Home & Commercial Services, Lewisville, TX) will serve as Immediate Past President.

Click here to view the full list of your 2019-2020 Board members.
“NPMA is delighted to welcome our newly elected Board and Executive Committee,” says NPMA Chief Executive Officer Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE. “We are fortunate to have excellent leaders who will work together to encourage high levels of competence, knowledge and performance in the industry.”
Many thanks to outgoing Board members: Mr. J. Bryan Cooksey, III, 2018-2019 Immediate Past President; Mrs. Sarah Thomas-Clark, 2017-2019 Region #1 Director; Mr. Thomas Cantu, 2017-2019 Region #4 Director; Ms. Sandy Costa, 2017-2019 Region #5 Director; Ms. Faye Golden, 2017-2019 At-Large Member; Ms. Suzanne Graham, 2017-2019 At-Large Member; Mr. Dayton Hylton, 2017-2019 At-Large Member; Mr. Kevin Lemasters, 2017-2019 At-Large Member; Mr. Jason Payne, 2017-2019 At-Large Member; Mr. Darren Van Steenwyk , 2018-2019 At-Large Member; Mr. Billy Tesh, 2018-2019 Past President Representative; Mr. Scott Reasons, 2017-2019 Allied Director; Mr. James Shaffer, 2017-2019 Allied Director; Ms. Deni Naumann, 2018-2019 Associate Director; Mr. Galvin C. Murphy, 2018-2019 Associate Director; and Ms. Donna Giacalone, 2017-2019 UPFDA Representative; for their dedication and service to our industry.

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Nisus Corp

NPMA is soliciting nominations for the NPMA Gives Award to recognize an NPMA member company that has demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of their community. Such contributions are demonstrated through carrying out and/or participating in community service projects. These projects may be industry related (complimentary pest control for at risk environments, etc.), or non-industry related (walk/run, raising funds for the community, blood drives). The entry must demonstrate the company's consistency over a minimum of a three-year period. If you know of a company that should receive this award, please complete the nomination formAll nominations are due June 30, 2019 and will be awarded at NPMA’s Academy in July.

The May/June 2019 issue of PestWorld magazine is on the way! This is the Tech Issue, with the following features included:

Technology in the Field
Pest management pros show how using the latest tech—such as route optimization, electronic trap monitoring and more—can help improve efficiency, saving your company time and money.

Streamlining Work Processes and Enhancing Communications
Technology can provide seamless communication, quick access to information and time-saving processes that produce a more efficient, more successful company.

Web Savvy
Today’s websites need to present the right content in the most user-friendly way, with an attention-getting design— here’s how to ensure your website hits all the right notes.

The issue also includes articles on Distracted DrivingCustomer Referral ProgramsThe Importance of Consistent Branding and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

Nisus Corp
DominAnt Bait Station: Snap, Lock & Place!
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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QualityPro accreditation comes with invaluable benefits to help strengthen and grow your team including manager training. This course is a four-part animated training that covers the management and legal topics needed to be a great manager including managing peers, interviewing, employee injuries, and coaching strategies. Learn more.

Pest Pic of the Week


Halictid Bee

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members

Accurate Pest Control of San Antonio, TX
Ed's Pest and Wildlife Control, LLC of Langhorne, PA
Go Away Pest Control, LLC of Boerne, TX
Witten Pest Control of Adkins, TX

Planet Orange of San Jose, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

Have a human resources problem? Question? Crisis? Do you simply need to brainstorm a problem or a particular employee situation? NPMA members can call, email or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. The comprehensive menu of services provided can be found here.

Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here. To contact Sandy Seay, call 888-245-6272 or email

Brother Mobile Solutions
Boost Worker Productivity with Brother Mobile Solutions
You’ve got pest control down to a science. You’ve mastered the tools and technology, but the job’s not over until the paperwork is done. With PocketJet 7 mobile printers, you have what it takes to eradicate printing problems in the field and combat those daily hordes of paper. Let Brother help you finish the job strong. Because at the end of the day, we’re crushing it.
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NPMA Education and Events


May 21 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Dr. Florence Holland, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Dr. Florence Holland has over 13 years of experience in diversity and education. She is the Lead Manager of Inclusion, Pipeline, and Retention Programs with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and works with the accounting industry to create inclusive workplaces. She will present on her knowledge learned from leading these practices in the accounting industry and provide her secrets to success in building programs with tested research, analysis, and reporting. This presentation will leave you with plenty of ideas to implement into your business to help with professional development, retention, and to grow a better workplace environment!?

Members Make Headlines
Terminix Service, Inc. unveiled the new official Guinness World Records’ largest ant farm on April 27 at Discovery Place Science in celebration of the museum’s annual Arthropod Day.
Two great training courses are being presented by the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) in the May in the Mid-Atlantic region, the NWCOA Wildlife Control Operator Training course on May 17 & 18, 2019 and the NWCOA Certified Bird Management course on May 19th. All PMPs and WCOs are welcome to attend.
Have you been thinking about becoming an ACE? Attend the VPMA ACE Prep Course on June 25, 2019 at the UVA & Virginia Tech Center in Richmond Virginia!
Weekly Headlines

The Washington Post
The triatomine bug, also known as the notorious kissing bug, has been an obscure threat in the United States, with the highest density in Latin America and some Western states. But the insect has found new prominence in Delaware, where health officials recently confirmed their first run-in with a kissing bug

Fox 17
Bed bugs are one of the most common insects in homes across the nation, but are among the hardest to get rid of completely. If you think you can exterminate them on your own, you might want to think again.
The Texas Tribune
Workers in the William P. Hobby Building in downtown Austin have filed hundreds of reports of rats, roaches and other pests in recent years. Now, the state may sell the building.
According to NPMA’s entomologists, residual winter moisture coupled with wet forecasts ahead will cause pest populations to spike early in much of the continental U.S. this spring and summer.
A peaceful Saturday morning in Aledo was disturbed when a swarm of about 200,000 bees came swarming from the walls of a home.
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For your Business
Lolly Daskal
Here are 10 of the top signals that insecurity may be damaging your leadership. If any of these sound familiar, stop the behavior and work through the issues before major consequences result.
Strategy + Business
When things don’t go the way you expect them to, you can use practical strategies to better understand the situation and move forward with greater success.
Fast Company
What got you that first job might be the ability to keep your head down and work hard, but keeping your head down doesn’t help if you want to get promoted.
Empowering your employees to become leaders builds trust, eliminates the need for micromanagement and allows employees to feel a sense of ownership of their own work.
Asking staff to take on multiple responsibilities doesn't have to mean chaos. Here's how to keep the office calm, happy, and productive.
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Trending Articles
The Asian Longhorned Tick, which has the potential to carry diseases, was reported for the first time in the U.S. last year.
Turnarounds mean the hard work of change management, which is a daunting task.
Here are six unconventional initiatives companies can look to when creating initiatives to inspire motivation and happiness.
Amvac Chemical Corp.
AMVAC’s NUVAN product line offers professional applicators convenience and economy for a wide range of pest control needs. The products – NUVAN Prostrips, NUVAN Prostrips+, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol, NUVAN Fog 5%, NUVAN Fog 4EC and NUVAN Fog 2EC – feature the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP), a non-residual insecticide that acts quickly on labeled pests including ants, bed bugs, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, earwigs, flies, mosquitoes, silverfish, spiders and wasps.
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  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
  December 4-6 2019 Technology Summit Atlanta, GA

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.




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