Join us as we celebrate PestWorld 2019 in San Diego!
Every year, NPMA gathers thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe to offer opportunities for information sharing, provide access to the latest products, services, and technologies in the 100,000 square foot exhibit hall, and generate critical thinking in world-class educational sessions.
Register today and take advantage of the early bird rates!
Rates will increase September 2.
According to findings from PPMA’s 2018 Bugs Without Borders survey released last year, the risk of bed bug infestations continues, with 97 percent of respondents reporting they treated for bed bugs the previous year. That number is significantly higher than 16 years ago, when only 25 percent of pest control professionals reported treating for bed bugs the year prior. What’s more, 62 percent of respondents surveyed believe bed bugs are the most difficult pests to control, highlighting the inefficacy of do-it-yourself methods and the importance of hiring qualified professionals. PPMA is encouraging industry members to join the cause with the launch of various media relations and social media campaigns, including devoting their company social media pages to bed bugs throughout the week and using the hashtag #BedBugWeek on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. PPMA Members can access the toolkit here.
It’s officially busy season! As you hire more employees and promote current staff, make to take advantage of all employee training offered by QualityPro. As employees advance at your organization and begin to supervise others, they must take the QualityPro Manager Training and pass the exam. The training will cover key manager skills including active listening and proper tone, balancing friendships and business relationships and how to interview and hire new employees. You can access the training at the Online Learning Center: NPMATraining.org.
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) board welcomes Ben Walker, President of Gregory Pest Solutions, Greenville, S.C., to its board of directors. The PPMA board of directors, comprised of representatives from various pest management companies, is committed to supporting PPMA’s mission of protecting public health, food and property and increasing consumer awareness of the value of professional pest control services.
Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Barrier Pest Control of Barboursville, WV
Chem-Tech Fumigation & Pest Control of Hooper, NE
Intelligent Inspections, LLC of Albuquerque, NM
Kleenol Nigeria Limited of Nigeria
Preventix Pest Control, LLC dba Pestmaster Services of Glen Allen, VA
What it is:
- A lower cost alternative to typical PPO Plans
- Freedom to go anywhere-No network restriction
- Dedicated service team to assist in finding low cost providers and answer any employee questions
- Free Teledoc- 24/7 access to U.S.-licensed doctors by phone or video
- All plan designs/deductibles available for less cost than a typical PPO plan
To find out if you qualify for a Core Value Plan and to obtain further information contact JerriLynn Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
May 30 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Leila Haas, PHR | Director of Human Resources for Sprague Pest Solutions
In today’s competitive market with ample job opportunities available to workers, it has become increasingly challenging not only obtain top talent -- but to retain it. Turnover is costly and effects the bottom line, impacting growth potential and overall success. In this session, we will examine critical points in the employee life cycle, learn strategies for successful employee retention, and gain insights into how you can develop and nurture employee engagement for long lasting retention.
June 4 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Bill Kolbe, BCE, Wakolbe Consulting LLC, Warren, NJ
Join Bill Kolbe, BCE on this webinar adventure that will help you determine which WDO you are dealing with. Can't find the culprit right away? Then be aware of the other signs of these pests by learning to identify both tell-tale damage and frass. You won't want to miss this informative, picture-filled presentation from an industry expert!
Massey Services is pleased to announce the opening of three new Service Centers – one in Raleigh, NC; one in Sandy Springs, GA; and one in Gainesville, GA.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators, is pleased to announce an internal promotion of Frank Roy to the company’s Executive Committee.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Tropical Pest Management, Inc. This transaction will provide Arrow the opportunity to expand its footprint in the ever-growing Florida market and serve both residential and commercial customers throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is proud to partner with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) to celebrate Mother’s Day in a unique way with the patients and families of Egleston.
A study published in Current Biology shows that bedbugs are nearly 100 million years old—nearly twice as old as bats which were previously thought to be the first carriers of bedbugs.
NBC Los Angeles
After reporting a LA's most notorious trash pile to the city's 311 services hotline, the I-Team was told it could take up to 90 days before it's cleaned up.
Charlotte ranked ninth, and Raleigh-Durham took the 10th spot among worst places in the United States for mosquitoes, the pest control company Orkin announced Monday on its website.
A new study of two tick-management methods that target ticks’ small mammal hosts shows one of them holds a clear edge in effectiveness—but it comes at a steeper price.
Alberta is the only part of the world with significant urban and rural populations that does not have a breeding rat problem.
Giving constructive criticism doesn’t have to feel awkward or daunting, an expert explains.
Many leaders make easily preventable mistakes when launching major organizational change initiatives.
Here are 10 significant signs that you might be leading from fear. If they sound familiar, you need to drastically change your leadership style.
Maybe you think you're being polite, but everybody else thinks you're being a jerk.
Leaders who listen to their workers can gain a fresh, invaluable perspective on their operations and management styles.
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.
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.
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.