With the release of the newly revised version of the NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Form this month, 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.
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.
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.
The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.
Click here to view the current issue. Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Armor Exterminating Company of North Augusta, SC
Bunchy Termite & Pest, LLC of Skiatook, OK
Canopy Pest Control of San Tan Valley, AZ
Horizon Pest Management, LLC of York, SC
Metro Pest Control Services, LLC of Coal Township, PA
Stokes Pest Control of North Augusta, SC
What Bugs Ya? Pest Services of Okemah, OK
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August 1st at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Jim Fredericks, PhD, BCE, National Pest Management Association
The NPMA-33 forms have undergone changes after 18 months of work by the NPMA WDO Committee and approval by the NPMA Board of Directors. The old forms will become obsolete December 31st, 2019 as the new form is adopted January 1st, 2020. This webinar will highlight notable changes on the revised NPMA-33 forms, including further clarification of recommendations for treatment, the elimination of extraneous inspection information, and additional flexibility in treatment recommendations. Anyone who regularly performs WDI inspections will want to attend this webinar to fully understand the changes on the form and guidelines for completing the forms.
The Supreme Court’s federal preemption jurisprudence long has been a puzzle. Most of the Court’s individual preemption decisions recite and apply what appear to be well-established principles. But from a broader perspective, attempting to piece together the Court’s ever-expanding preemption case law into a coherent whole is a continual challenge—especially when implied preemption is part of the picture. The Court’s decision in Virginia Uranium, Inc. v. Warren
, No. 16-1275 (S. Ct. June 17, 2019), renews that challenge and makes it even more formidable.
As part of NPMA Public Policy Strategic Plan approved earlier this year, NPMA has committed to providing resources for the industry to better advocate on our priorities in states and at the federal level. The first one pager has been released, and covers “How to Schedule A Hill Meeting”. Through this document, you can easily determine who represents you in Congress, and how to schedule a meeting with them or their staff, including email templates for visit requests. While many NPMA members have come to visit with their Representatives in DC for years, others are new, and NPMA wants to ensure than any member of the industry feels confident on the Hill. The next resource will cover how to do a meeting with a policymaker and will be released soon.
On October 1, CEPA will launch its Memorandum of Understanding on the professionalization of pest management during a conference at the Committee of the Regions. Participants, amongst them policy-makers, representatives from the retail, health and agri-food sector, will be invited to exchange views on how to ensure pest managers are recognized for the benefits they bring to society and the environment. Click here to learn more.
The Virginia woman who swatted a fly off her 77-year-old friend’s shoulder just moments before she collapsed and later died said she’s convinced it was a "Kissing Bug" that triggered her fatal reaction.
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NC State University
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A U.S. government agency is proposing using 1.5 tons of rat poison to limit the spread of an invasive rodent problem in the Farallon Islands, located 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco.
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A study published in Scientific Reports demonstrated how a common species of cockroach, the German cockroach otherwise known affectionately as Blattella germanica L., is becoming more and more resistant to different insecticides.