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June 6, 2019 has been declared World Pest Day, a multinational event established to raise awareness among the public, government and media about the important role that the pest control industry plays in protecting health, food, property and the environment from pest health threats. Join pest control professionals across the world in recognition and celebration of the invaluable impact the industry has on our everyday lives and well-being. The Professional Pest Management Alliance has developed an exclusive toolkit of turnkey materials for PPMA Mainframe subscribers to use in their own publicity efforts on the international awareness day. The toolkit contains a customizable press release, Facebook and Twitter cover photos as well as profile frames, and suggested day-of social media content. PPMA members can access the toolkit here.

A special thanks to Orkin for their support of World Pest Day.

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Make plans to join us July 16-18 at Academy 2019 to hear keynote speaker Michelle Tillis Lederman answer questions on how you can become a leader who attracts and engages an eager, committed team. Expand your role, build loyalty, and close deals on relationships not price.  And when opportunities arise, be first in mind and someone they want to say ‘yes’ to!

Haven't had a chance to attend Academy in the past? Check out the highlights from last year to see what you've been missing out on! Click here to view the full Academy 2019 schedule and to register online. 

  

Earlier this year, QualityPro distributed its first ever Brand Guide to help accredited companies cobrand with QualityPro. Cobranding isn’t required, but it is one of the most impactful ways for you to maximize the value of your credentials!

Inside the Brand Guide you will find information about brand voice, logos and usage instructions, how to us certification logos and fonts and image advice. Make sure to download the QualityPro Brand Guide at QualityProTools.org to effectively communicate your credentials to current and prospective customers using a clear and consistent brand voice and images. 

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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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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! 

Deadline is July 31, 2019

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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New Members

D&L Pest Control of McCook, NE
Independent Pest Management LLC of Orchard, NE
Permite Inc. of Plattsmouth, NE
Poppe Enterprises of Hastings, NE
Red Termite of Omaha, NE
Romar Pest Control of Kearney, NE
Tree Frog Pest Solutions of Nanticoke, PA
Wolski Brothers Pest Control of Omaha, NE

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA offers our members so much more than just medical coverage when it comes to benefits! It’s true that there is a level funded medical plan offering for 3 or more individuals that you can take advantage of through National General Benefits, but there is also dental and vision coverage available through Metlife. NPMA Members can take advantage of the Transamerica products such as guaranteed issue life insurance for members and family members, disability coverage, cancer care, hospital indemnity, and accident coverage. We can help you with health reimbursement accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts. Additionally, there is a free phone application that members can download onto their smart phones and start taking advantage of prescription discounts through Myrxmedsaver. NPMA is constantly working to improve the benefits and services available to its members. If you have any questions, please reach out to JerriLynn Cobb at jerrlynn@dkyoung.com for more information. 

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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
  

We invite you to join us July 25-27 for the 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions, including a Beach Bash & Volleyball tournament and a Beach BBQ! Click here for more details and registration.

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!?

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Members Make Headlines
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce that Greg Rutherford has succeeded Deni Naumann as president of Terminix Commercial.
FMC Professional Solutions, a business unit of FMC Corporation, is pleased to announce it is offering a loyalty program for the professional pest management market.
Massey Services is pleased to announce another successful 2019 spring sales event. It provides customers the opportunity to save significant dollars off every annual service they purchase.
Rose Pest Solutions is pleased to announce the promotion of Adan Hernandez to district manager, overseeing the company’s Fort Wayne service area.
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Weekly Headlines
ABC News
A spoonful of sugar may help keep the fever medicine away, according to new research that has pinpointed a protein in disease-carrying mosquitoes that can curb their attraction to human blood.
Geek.com
It's lovebug season. Millions of pesky lovebugs swarm Florida, splattering on car hoods and windshields.
WRCB
For most Tennesseans, Lone Star and common dog ticks are the two people should watch out for.
Technology Networks
Research into an intricate toxin delivery system found in bacteria could overcome the problem of pesticide resistance in insects, and might even lead to new cancer treatments.
Science
The triangle weaver spider (Hyptiotes cavatus)—native to the United States and Canada—does something special: It creates a slingshot with its silk web to catapult itself forward and capture its prey.
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While there are a few exceptions, customers really only reach out to customer service when something unexpected happens: the order didn’t arrive when anticipated, a part is missing or the product is broken, or instructions aren’t clear.
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Online, founders and entrepreneurs should be themselves and authentically share a personal journey, complete with the mistakes and imperfections that make an otherwise unapproachable businessperson tangible and within reach.
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Navigating a career and a young family life can feel like juggling axes. To avoid the crippling stress many aspiring professionals face, you need to find ways to manage it effectively.

Forbes
If you wonder whether your own management style is conducive to success, consider the following eight leadership principles and then ask yourself how well you embody them.

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CONTROL MULTIPLE PESTS WITH NUVAN FROM AMVAC
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. AMVAC.com
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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
  December 4-6 2019 Technology Summit Atlanta, GA
       

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

 

 

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