Academy 2019 brought together 200 emerging leaders in our industry for three days of topics focused on how to work on your business (not just in it)! The program culminated with the Academy Olympics, which provided a fun forum for attendees to network and build long lasting relationships with their peers to share in ideas and successes over the next 365 days and beyond. Check out our Facebook page to view photos from the event.
Congratulations to all the teams for their participation, the team spirit this year was contagious!
We hope to see you all at Academy 2020, to be held July 14-16 in Orlando.
Episode 2 of PPMA’s “Will They Eat It?” video series is now live on the @PestWorld Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as the “Will They Eat It?” hub!
In this week’s episode, watch the termites devour the cellulose-rich pages of a dictionary while leaving the cover intact. As they say, don’t judge a book by its cover!
Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) grants can advance a career in the pest management industry or help to reduce the costs related to education. Grants are a minimum of $1,000 and include free registration and additional $1000 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld. Successful recipient(s) are notified in September each year.
The deadline is July 31 – apply today!
Subterranean Termite Between Fingers
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Bunchy Termite & Pest, LLC of Skiatook, OK
Grupo Empresarial Marin Murillo of Costa Rica
With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.
NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.
Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!
August 1 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.
According to the New York Times, rat complaints have risen from 12,617 in 2014 to 17,353 last year. That's a 38% jump citywide — and comes even after Mayor Bill de Blasio allocated $32 million in 2017 to reduce the number of the rodents.
Pest control experts say insects and even rodents are going to be looking for a way to sneak into your home to cool down.
Bug bites are certainly a possible summer health hazard, but it’s not the only one, especially if you don’t know how to protect your body.
Scientists have almost eliminated a mosquito that carries diseases such as Zika in an experiment in China.
CBS Los Angeles
Pest control and public health experts are calling on California Gov. Gavin Newsom to declare a public health emergency over what they say is a sharp rise in the state’s rodent population.
Executive presence lends credibility to your actions and decisions and improves your professional image.
These are leadership lessons that transcend time and circumstance, which corporate executives and board members may well want to consider as they commemorate this great event.
Everyone can be a leader at their own level. These are the top five soft skills you should start practicing immediately.
We suggest there is a better team-building approach. It doesn’t involve bicycles or obstacle courses or whitewater rafting. It doesn’t even necessarily involve your whole team.
Meetings are indispensable, except when they are a complete waste of everyone's time.
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.
The Mercury News
A growing menace in the form of 15-pound swamp rodents is threatening Delta waterways, and the state is throwing money, hunting dogs and birth control at the invasive pests which have the potential to destroy crops and wetlands.
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