Plan to join us October 15-18 in San Diego, California as we celebrate PestWorld 2019!
Keynote speakers for PestWorld include Richard Montanez, who leads Multicultural Sales and Marketing across Pepsi North American divisions. He is recognized as the creator of the Flamin' Hot line of products, which have become a billion-dollar business and a cultural phenomenon, and Robert Richmond who is the author of the Culture Blueprint, a systematic guide to building a high-performance workplace. He also developed Xpill, a pill and process that helps people break through their own blocks and access the power of the unconscious mind.
Register today and ensure you take full advantage of the early bird discount rates.
Application Deadline: June 30
Presented by NPMA's Leadership Development Group, the NPMA Gives Award recognizes NPMA member companies that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of the community. As part of its mission, the Leadership Development Group is committed to honoring those companies that have made a real contribution to their community.
The winning company will be featured in the September/October issue of PestWorld magazine and recognized at Academy 2019 in Phoenix, AZ. Click here to view judging criteria and to submit your application.
As warm weather starts to move in across the country, several regions are now reporting an increase in mosquito and tick activity. A recent online research study conducted between January 2018 and May 2019 by Advanced Symbolics Inc. using a representative sample of 274,500 Americans revealed ticks and mosquitoes are becoming increasingly problematic across the country, each experiencing a spike of 11.4 percent and 9.4 percent, respectively, from just April to May 2019. With summer now right around the corner, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging the public to take preventative measures to protect against the health threats posed by these biting pests.
Wolf Spider with Spiderlings
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
1st Defense Pest Control, Inc. of Galax, VA
American Pest Management of Scottsdale, AZ
Debugged Pest Control Solutions of Van Buren, AR
Deft Pest Solutions, LLC of Colorado Springs, CO
Excel Outdoor Services, LLC of Indiana, PA
Extreme Termite & Pest Control of Pensacola, FL
Foothills Pest Control of Piedmont, SC
Ray's Spray Exterminators of Columbia, SC
T Jump, LLC dba Hometown Pest Control of Kill Devil Hills, NC
NPMA offers our members so much more than just medical coverage when it comes to benefits! It’s true that there is a level funded medical plan offering for 3 or more individuals that you can take advantage of through National General Benefits, but there is also dental and vision coverage available through Metlife. NPMA Members can take advantage of the Transamerica products such as guaranteed issue life insurance for members and family members, disability coverage, cancer care, hospital indemnity, and accident coverage. We can help you with health reimbursement accounts, flexible spending accounts, and health savings accounts. Additionally, there is a free phone application that members can download onto their smart phones and start taking advantage of prescription discounts through Myrxmedsaver. NPMA is constantly working to improve the benefits and services available to its members. If you have any questions, please reach out to JerriLynn Cobb at email@example.com for more information.
How to Find and Attract Diverse Employees | 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.
Massey Services is pleased to announce they have received three National Signature Awards from the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA). The company received first place in the following categories: Best-in-Show, Events & Workshops and Promoting Plan Participation categories.
The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), is collaborating with the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE), to offer training for the CORE pesticide application certification.
A large swarm of insects was recently captured on weather radar as they flew from the San Gabriel Mountains across southern California towards Mexico.
The longhorned tick was only recently discovered in North America. And now, for the first time, there's a record of a bite by the longhorned tick in the U.S.
NBC Los Angeles
Even though the city of Los Angeles has vowed to clean up heaps of uncollected garbage, there is evidence that the city's rodent population is exploding, and posing a serious public health risk.
The New York Times
Climate change is poised to increase the spread of dengue fever, which is common in parts of the world with warmer climates like Brazil and India, a new study warns.
As summer approaches, mass bed bug infestations become the norm for many. But according to research, cities Philadelphia, New York and Dallas Fort Worth will suffer the worst.
As you consider ways to end the year according to your plan and take meaningful steps to lay next year’s foundation, consider the following three points and their implementation.
The best managers help their employees set actionable goals, give constructive feedback, and practice compassionate directness.
Making decisions when leading a startup is a constant challenge.
The question that everyone always asks is a version of, “How do I get my micromanager boss to back off?” To answer that question, I’ll offer one thing you need to know and three steps you need to take.
Aspire Collaborative Services
The truly great leaders stand out in the minds and hearts of those they lead. The difference between a good and great leader is their character.
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 Padres' Sunday game at Petco Park was delayed for approximately 30 minutes when bees swarmed the field.
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.