Dive deeper into the topics that are meaningful to you and your business! Sponsored by BASF, the NPMA Learning Labs at Academy (July 16-18 in Phoenix, Arizona) give you an opportunity to share ideas and gain new perspective on how to better manage your business or employees.
These are interactive dialogues with other Academy attendees interested in the same topic. Sessions will be repeated on Wednesday and Thursday allowing attendees an opportunity to attend two different topics.
- Diversity – Sponsored by Target Specialty Products
- Recruitment and Retention
- Company Culture
- Customer Trends
- Sales Management
- Business Development
To learn more about these programs, click here. Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's current and future leaders in a fun, interactive environment.
Deadline is July 31, 2019
Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized!
Impress your customers and prove your company’s professionalism on a national level by earning the QualityPro accreditation. Apply today and gain valuable hiring
and training resources for your team.
Congratulations to the following companies for earning national credentials:
- E.S.T., Inc. of Goodlettsville, TN is now offering QualityPro Schools certified service
- American Pest Control, Inc. of Athens, GA is now offering QualityPro Schools certified service
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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.
Certus of Guilford, CT
Warrior Pest Solutions of Mount Pleasant, MI
NPMA has partnered with Reference Services, Inc. to provide our valued members with the most accurate background screening services available. As an NPMA member, you’ll receive:
• Deeply discounted membership pricing
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• 24/7 customer service from our real team members - no call centers
• A dedicated Compliance Team with 2 FCRA Advanced Certified Specialists
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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 Summer Conference Beach Bash & Volleyball Tournament, and a Beach BBQ!
Click here for more details and registration.
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.
FMC Professional Solutions, a business unit of FMC Corporation, has announced the launch of Scion™ insecticide with UVX™ technology.
Are you ready to test for your ACE? Do you want to start studying for ACE? Do you need recertification credits in VA, MD, WV, DC or NC before the end of June? VPMA will host the Jeffrey M. Johnson Memorial ACE Prep Course and Exam on June 25, 2019 in Richmond, VA. This course is approved in Virginia in categories 7a,7b, 8 and 60; and equivalent categories in NC, MD, WV and DC. Click here to register.
There are new concerns about previously rare types of tick-borne diseases being seen more frequently in the United States.
According to a study by Orkin, Oklahoma City is one of the top worst places for mosquitoes.
These tiny arachnids sport intense black patches that absorb a whopping 99.5 percent of light, enhancing nearby colors.
Hudson Valley One
The Department of Environmental Conservation recently announced a new six-legged peril to look out for: the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a most unwelcome immigrant from East Asia.
McDonald’s employees forcefully ejected a rowdy rat from the restaurant’s dining room using nothing but a cardboard box and a shovel.
While mentors are helpful, they can often be too formal or far-removed. Confiding in a network of friends could solve those problems.
Chief Learning Officer
Highly successful women leaders are able to balance empathy and inclusiveness with assertiveness, ambition and drive. Ideally, all leaders should strive to arm themselves with these traits.
Truly ‘tough’ leaders aren’t those who berate employees or manage through fear. Instead, they’re the leaders who truly face the toughest leadership challenges head-on.
Internal communication is a wide field that has the potential to solve many problems a company faces. And as it is so wide, it seems there are many different ways to approach it.
Growing a team is an important (and intimidating) step for a startup. And when money is tight, the pressure is on to get every hire right.
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.
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.