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With the release of the newly revised version of the NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Form in July 2019, NPMA will be deeply discounting all remaining inventory of the previous edition of the NPMA-33 form at a 50% discount. The previous edition of this form will remain valid until December 31, 2019.

To purchase the previous edition of the NPMA-33 form at a 50% discount, visit NPMA’s BugStore.

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Termites are known for their voracious wood-based diets, but what happens when they encounter common items like shoes and bath towels? PPMA’s newest video project, “Will They Eat It?” will reveal just how destructive termites really are and show homeowners that these pests are capable of chewing through much more than just wood. The 6-part series premieres on Monday, July 8th on the PestWorld Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as the “Will They Eat It?” hub. We’ll also be releasing an exclusive toolkit of turnkey materials to help investors share the eye-opening results with their own followers and fans.

Get a sneak peek of our first episode, during which we’ll explore what these silent destroyers do when introduced to fast food.

The July/August 2019 issue of PestWorld magazine is now ready! This issue's theme is Growing Your Business, with the following features:

Growing Your Customer Base
Customer acquisition takes the right marketing methods, including the newest digital options as well as tried-and-true methods. Ensuring that yesterday’s customer acquisition strategies continue to work is paramount.

3 Case Studies: Managing A Business During Rapid Growth
What happens when a business’s growth occurs rapidly over a short period of time? Even when planned, rapid growth can be disruptive. Three company owners share their experiences and lessons learned.

Employee Training To Better Your Business
To train employees, utilize innovative training methods that inform employees while communicating and reinforcing your company culture—and use technology to make it easier to push out consistent and convenient messaging.

Residential Tick Management Practices
Ticks can be serious pests in and around homes and can transmit numerous pathogens that cause disease in humans and animals. Cooperation between both homeowners and pest management companies is essential.

Outdoor Cockroach Control: New Species And New Approaches
This article looks at a study to evaluate the efficacy of insecticidal baits as alternatives to liquid sprays for management of Turkestan and oriental cockroaches, focusing on sensitive sites.

The issue also includes articles on Tips to Strategically Growing Your Business, Utilizing Your Unique Qualifications to Grow Your Pest Management Business and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

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Have you ever compared your neighbor’s lawn to your own? Making comparisons is human nature, and it can be an important driver for improvement. Benchmarking in business is a form of financial comparison. Lining up your monthly financials against an industry average can aid in critical decision making in your business to help steer growth and success. This is why the National Pest Management Association needs your help!

Participate in NPMA’s Financial Benchmarking Survey and contribute to a dataset that will shed light on the pest management industry’s latest operating ratios.

  
Congratulations Natalie Sullivan for winning the first Professional Women in Pest Management scholarship!
 
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Subterranean Termites and Eggs in Wood

 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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NPMA Education and Events

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. The course will cover 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 training, only $20 for NPMA members.

Heard From the Hill

NPMA is working with stakeholders to ensure that the needs of the structural pest management industry are met when states submit revised Certification and Training plans to EPA. Due to the unique nature of structural pest management use patterns and emerging technologies, NPMA recommends that states, tribes, territories and federal agencies impacted by the revised rule engage with the structural pest management industry to ensure that certification plans submitted to EPA do not result in unintended burdens or negative consequences to industry and that practical and workable solutions are identified before the submission of certification plans to EPA for review and approval.  The structural pest management industry is a willing resource to help states better understand how our uses and treatment methods are significantly different from other applicators. Additionally, given the infrequent opportunities for rule revision and statutory amendments in most states, stakeholders input should be sought out and considered from both national (NPMA) and local (state pest management associations) levels to identify proactive changes that could increase consistency and efficiencies in the state regulatory process. Read NPMA Position Paper here.

The SMASH Act – one of NPMA’s issues during our 2019 Legislative Day – has been folded into the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) which was signed into law last week. The broad package covers many areas of public health, but NPMA was particularly invested in the Smash Act, as it requires consultation with the industry as part of a report of vector borne diseases spread by mosquitos. NPMA partnered with the Vector Based Disease Network (VBDN) to help support passage of the SMASH Act and by extension, PAHPA. NPMA is proud to support the betterment of public health, and looks forward to continuing to work with the VBDN and members of Congress on other public health issues.

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A New Mexico woman’s death marked the first hantavirus-related fatality in the state this year, health officials said, who are urging residents to be vigilant when opening up sheds, cabins and other buildings.
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Until recently, the Asian Longhorned tick’s home range was understood to be eastern China and Russia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and a few Pacific islands.
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Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses are becoming more common throughout Central New York. One congressional proposal, though, could help central New Yorkers understand the bugs in their own backyard.
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Residents in parts of Northern Ohio are battling a massive swarm of mayflies as thousands of the tiny insects blanketed the state this week.
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LA's world-famous Fashion District has become the city’s unofficial garbage can, anchored by a quickly expanding 12-ton mountain of trash that’s the result of months of illegal dumping, creating a massive public health nightmare.
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Employers are enhancing their employee benefits to recruit and retain highly qualified and high-potential employees in a competitive labor market—even as they balance those costs against the potential value to the organization.
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Consensus happens when divergent views are brought into the conversation with the outcome of shared goals.
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Companies spend big money on developing leaders, yet research shows that 50% to 60% of executives fail to achieve the strategy they were hired to execute within 18 months of taking the job.
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In the past month D.C. residents have called the city's 311 line about rats nearly 700 times. The neighborhood with the most calls? Northwest's Columbia Heights.
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Mosquito-borne diseases can be fatal, and some experts say a warming climate could make things worse.
Calendar of Events
       
  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
       

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