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Make plans to join NPMA for Academy 2019! The annual summer conference will be held July 16-18 at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. If you attended Academy 2018 don't miss your chance to level up in 2019! If you haven't had the chance to attend in the past, Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of emerging pest management industry leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss!

Register today!

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The majority of pest professionals agree that bed bugs are the number one most difficult pest to control

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working on its annual campaign to educate consumers about the prevalence of bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 2-8, 2019. The designation is recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and is celebrated throughout the pest management industry. Through various media relations and social media tactics, PPMA will work to educate the public on the need for diligent bed bug prevention, the signs of an infestation and the importance of working with a licensed pest control professional to mitigate infestations.


Mark your calendar for June 6, 2019 for World Pest Day – a multinational event established to raise awareness among the public, government and media about the work that pest control professionals do on a daily basis to ensure public health and safety. NPMA joins the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managements Association (FAOPMA), Chinese Pest Control Association and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) in the worldwide celebration, recognizing the vital role pest control professionals have in protecting against threats posed by household pests.

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Crawl space safety
Crawl space work poses special safety issues. The right equipment and PPE are critical. Proper lighting and eye protection are just a few precautions you should use. We offer LED lights, hinged knee pads, premium safety glasses and other tools to minimize risks when closing a crawl space.
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Belonging in the Workplace: Implementing a Diverse, Inclusive Culture at Work
May 21 at 2:00 PM EDT | 
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!?

Pest Pic of the Week


Immature Argiope aurantia

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

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New Members

Advantage Pest Control of Plano, TX
Fox Pest Control of Portsmouth, VA
Pelican Pest Control, LLC of Prairieville, LA
Rambo Total Pest Control of Puyallup, WA
Tenpenny Pest Control of Ramsey, IL
Texas Bugs of Cypress, TX

Member Benefit Highlight

With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.

NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

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

NPMA’s newest online training course, Pest Management in Health Care Facilities, is now available in the NPMA Online Learning Center! This 1-hour course is designed to provide a thorough review of the processes and procedures for managing pests within healthcare facilities. provides an overview of the pest management challenges facing healthcare facilities, federal laws and facility regulations that govern pest management, the product label, important pest groups commonly encountered in healthcare facilities, and steps for developing an integrated pest management program. Click here to access this free training.


Have you heard of Google Guaranteed? Participating QualityPro companies can join QualityPro Executive Director Allison Allen and Lorne Sederoff from Search Kings for a webinar on Thursday, May 9 from 2-3 p.m. EST to learn more about a new opportunity from Google that can help you appear at the top of local Google search results. Click here to to register.

Members Make Headlines
Tony Massey, President of Massey Services, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jonathan Goetz as Regional Vice President over the company’s North Carolina, South Carolina, West Georgia and East Georgia regions.
A team of volunteers collaborated efforts to bring comfort and relief to the Salvation Army in Atlanta, Georgia.  P.E.S.T. Relief International, Ashley Furniture, CPCO of GA., and Sword of the Spirit Ministries International, brought in forces to create safe and sanitary sleeping spaces for shelter residents.
Weekly Headlines
A couple is suing Disney claiming they were exposed to bedbugs while staying at a Disney hotel.
Science Daily
The prevalence of the most abundant species of ticks found in Pennsylvania has shifted over the last century, according to scientists, who analyzed 117 years' worth of specimens and data submitted primarily by residents from around the state.
Charleston Gazette-Mail
According to the National Pest Management Association’s recently released biannual “Bug Barometer” forecast, those in the Ohio Valley and most of the country can expect an increase in tick and mosquito populations.
Some call them buffalo gnats others call them black flies, but most just call them annoying. While there's no real way to get rid of them we can rest easy knowing they won't be around all summer.
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Lead Change Group
To truly “seek to understand” someone, you have to slip into that person’s frame of reference. This includes understanding the person’s values, experience, knowledge, and emotion.
Fast Company
The bad news: Your audience remembers only about one-fifth of what they hear. The good news: There are ways to change that.
You brought them on board because of their success, intelligence and ideas, but these qualities can generate friction with their colleagues.
MIT Management
Toxic employees can affect turnover, productivity, and morale. And they can be harder to deal with than you may think.
Supporting learning strengthens employee engagement, which sustains your firm when economic uncertainty looms.
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Trending Articles
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.
A peaceful Saturday morning in Aledo was disturbed when a swarm of about 200,000 bees came swarming from the walls of a home.
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.
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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