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.
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.
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, www.NPMAQualityPro.org. 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!
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 RecruitMilitary.com, giving you exposure to over 1.4 MILLION high-quality veteran job seekers.
Ready to fill your positions? Visit careers.npmapestworld.org today!
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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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Ax Pest Control of Chubbuck, ID
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are many upsides to using humor at work. But when you don’t use it appropriately, it can backfire.
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.
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.
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.