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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.


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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:

Crawlspace Depot
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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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.
Pest Pic of the Week


Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New 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

Member Benefit Highlight

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 for more information.

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 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!

Members Make Headlines
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.
Weekly Headlines
Popular Mechanics
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 Observer
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.
Tick Management
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. 
NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
For your Business
Thrive Global
Giving constructive criticism doesn’t have to feel awkward or daunting, an expert explains.
Thought Leaders
Many leaders make easily preventable mistakes when launching major organizational change initiatives.
Lolly Daskal
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.
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
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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Trending Articles
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.
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.
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.
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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