Attending Academy 2019 next month? Be sure to make your hotel reservations by June 26 to receive the discounted group rate! To make your hotel reservations at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, click here or call 602-225-0100.
Still need to register for Academy? Click here to register online and to view the full program of events.
Deadline: July 31
The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) needs your help choosing a charity for this year’s annual 5k Fun Run/Walk at PestWorld 2019. Click here and vote for the charity that will receive the 5k proceeds.
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.
- Aruza Pest Control of Charlotte, NC is now QualityPro accredited and offering GreenPro certified service.
- ChemTec Pest Control of Lubbock, TX is now QualityPro accredited and offering QualityPro Schools and QualityPro Food Safety certified services.
- Hollenbeck Pest Control of New Windsor, NY is offering QualityPro Schools certified service.
- KenMORE Pest Control & Termite Services of Forestville, MD is now QualityPro accredited.
- McDonald Pest Control of Largo, FL is now QualityPro accredited.
- ProServ Pest Management of North Highlands, CA is now QualityPro accredited and offering GreenPro certified service.
Learn more about QualityPro at www.npmaqualitypro.org
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Bug Commander Pest Control, LLC of Frisco, TX
Enter.Net, Inc. of Allentown, PA
Hybird Pest Control, LLC of Owasso, OK
Paradise Pest Control of Waddell, AZ
Red Zone Pest Defense of Surprise, AZ
The Hollywood Bug Guys of Mesa, AZ
Google local service ads reach local customers by placing 2-3 verified businesses at the top of the Google search. Top placement is earned through lead response time and online reviews. This new lead generation system is becoming available across the nation. SearchKings can guide your company through the process and is offering one free month to NPMA members and 2 free months to QualityPro accredited companies:
(SearchKings recorded webinar available at www.qualityprotools.org)
June 12 at 1:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Jason Payne, Payne Pest Management,
This webinar will cover where to find diverse candidates and how to attract them to your company. Learn the story of how Payne Pest Management supports veterans and provides services to military housing as a small part of their diversity program. You will get real-life knowledge from a company that has a culture and model to promote diversity.
View all NPMA upcoming webinars.
NPMA’s newest online training course, Pest Management in Health Care Facilities, is now available in the NPMA Online Learning Center! This 1-hour course is designed to provide a thorough review of the processes and procedures for managing pests within healthcare facilities. provides an overview of the pest management challenges facing healthcare facilities, federal laws and facility regulations that govern pest management, the product label, important pest groups commonly encountered in healthcare facilities, and steps for developing an integrated pest management program. Click here to access this free training.
Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, are pleased to announce the purchase of Venture Pest Control of Charlotte.
The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) announced today the launching of a strategic search for a new management team, after a nearly 6-year tenure with Cooper Coron and Associates (CCA) as their association management company.
Terminix released its annual ranking of “Top 50 Bed Bug-Infested Cities” in the country ahead of summer vacation season and Beg Bug Awareness Week. Philadelphia reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the 2019 list, which it also held back in 2014.
The Washington Post
On Memorial Day—more than a week after the bite—the toddler was diagnosed with a very rare tick-borne illness, Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
The Padres' Sunday game at Petco Park was delayed for approximately 30 minutes when bees swarmed the field.
In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes.
Los Angeles Times
When faced with complaints earlier this year from city workers about rats infesting L.A. City Hall, most city officials said little about whether the problem was connected to several homeless camps right outside. But a newly uncovered report from a pest control company hired by the city has raised fresh questions.
Here are common stumbling blocks that can trip up the most business-savvy leaders and CEOs.
Does your company rely on “working managers” who simultaneously do the job they supervise? Many companies do, without being aware of the downsides.
If you stop treating procrastination like a time-management issue, it becomes easier to manage.
Let’s Grow Leaders
To lead your team to something new, you’ve got to go there first. And when you do, amazing things happen.
Teamwork is happening virtually more and more. Team building should be virtual as well.
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.
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.