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Women of Excellence Award 
NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2019.

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Young Entrepreneur Award 
Do you know a young entrepreneur in the pest management industry? NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil-Steritech, recognizing young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2019.

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NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
Nisus Corp

Join pest control professionals around the world in recognition and celebration of the impact the industry has on our everyday lives and well-being on World Pest Day, June 6th. The Professional Pest Management Alliance has developed an exclusive toolkit of turnkey materials including suggested social media content and a customizable press release for PPMA Mainframe subscribers to use in their own publicity efforts on the international awareness day. PPMA members can access the toolkit here.


QualityPro is proud to announce the launch of their newly designed website, The new site features an updated look and feel, including the new QualityPro certification logos, a user-friendly design, easy to use navigation bar, and sleek featured company pages. Check it out and let us know what you think!

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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For a limited time only use the special promo code PESTVETS to earn $100 OFF a 30-day online job posting package in the NPMA Career Center!

Designed to provide your pest management company with maximum exposure to veteran talent, when you post a job in the NPMA Career Center, your job is also cross posted to various recruitment websites including, giving you exposure to over 1.4 MILLION high-quality veteran job seekers.

Ready to fill your positions? Visit today!

Pest Pic of the Week


Squirrel Holding Nut

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members

A2B Solutions, Inc. of Evans, CO
Ax Pest Control of Chubbuck, ID
Sojitex Ventures, Ltd. of Nigeria

Member Benefit Highlight

With Memorial Day weekend over, summer has officially begun! Use the Summer issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and future customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

Pest Gazette is available in printed and digital format that is perfect for online marketing! 

Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today!

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

Join us July 25-27 for the 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC for a quality educational program covering both management and technical topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic region. NPMA has requested recertification credits from FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, TN and VA. Additionally, you will not want to miss the array of social functions scheduled, including a beach bash and a beach BBQ! Click here for more details and registration.


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.

Members Make Headlines
We’re interested to hear your thoughts on female leadership – in particular, what do you feel are the biggest barriers or obstacles?

Although there are many barriers, there have never been more amazing women (and some awesome men too) fighting against them. I think it is an incredible time to be a woman in business and a woman in the pest control industry.
Weekly Headlines
Fox News
Pest control company Orkin released its Top 50 Mosquito Cities list, which ranks metro areas by the number of mosquito customers served from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019.
The Washington Post
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the number of tick-borne diseases is increasing at a record pace while the geographic range of ticks continues to expand.
The New York Times
Gentrifying neighborhoods are a key reason behind the vermin outbreak, which extends beyond New York — Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles are also confronting
Although they’re not native to South Mississippi, professionals told WLOX the Formosan termites are now expanding their territory further north and growing in numbers on the Coast.
UT News
University of Texas scientists are all in for the fight against crazy ants.
A fast food restaurant in Florida’s Palm Bay has been closed down by the state's Department of Health after shocking images were uploaded to social media showing an infestation of bugs and rodents—allegedly including cockroaches, rats and maggots.
For your Business
Today’s workforce is made up of five generations, and teams often have two, three, or four generations working together. This causes challenges, but also offers up an equal number of opportunities.
Skip Prichard
Leaders recognize that organizations are great because of the people working in them. Knowing that people make or break a company is one reason leaders are constantly trying to improve company culture.
Fast Company
There are many upsides to using humor at work. But when you don’t use it appropriately, it can backfire.
Art Petty
This pressure to achieve results at all costs forces many in leadership roles to cultivate an approach where teaching, and promoting the right behaviors and values all take a backseat to the urgent issues of the moment.
Estimate the attention span of your audience, then cut it in half. That's a good length for your presentation.
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Trending Articles
Alberta is the only part of the world with significant urban and rural populations that does not have a breeding rat problem. 
Maybe you think you're being polite, but everybody else thinks you're being a jerk.
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.
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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