NPMA ePestWorld
News From National

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.

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Crawlspace Depot

NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2019.

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Target Specialty Products is the leading value-added provider of pest control and pest management solutions, committed to empowering and supporting professional women in the pest management industry with its annual sponsorship to the Women of Excellence Award.

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.

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Crawlspace Depot
Crawl space safety
Crawl space work poses special safety issues. The right equipment and PPE are critical. Proper lighting and eye protection are just a few precautions you should use. We offer LED lights, hinged knee pads, premium safety glasses and other tools to minimize risks when closing a crawl space.
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Episode 3 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!

Termites can take a big bite out of your wallet in more ways than one. In this week’s episode, Watch as 100,000 termites feast on cellulose-rich paper bills.



Going back to school isn’t so hard when the learning is fun!

Summer break always goes by in the blink of an eye, but during that time students can lose some of the knowledge they spent all year gaining. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to provide materials on its children’s website,, to help parents, teachers and kids avoid the summer slump and start off the school year on the right foot. Designed for students from Pre-K to 8th grade, offers a safe and fun educational environment with activities that make learning about insects and other animals an adventure.

Pest Pic of the Week


Blow Fly

 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

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New Members

ACME All Pest Exterminators, Co. of Lynchberg, TX
AJ Pest Control & Fumigation of Burlington, CO
Botsch Enterprises, LLC of Trenton, NJ
Complete Pest Management of Phoenix, AZ
Court House Pro Lawns, LLC of Cape May Court House, NJ
Jersey Shore Mosquito dba Mosquito Squad of Bayville, NJ
Lawn Doctor Lakewood Jackson of Asbury Park, NJ
MiteBuster Pest Control, LLC of Rochelle Park, NJ
O. C. E. Termite & Pest Control of Burlington, NJ
Pestek Pest Control Solutions of Midlothian, TX
Phoenix VIP Events, LLC of Tempe, AZ
SummaCon Consultants of Leawood, KS
The Pestinator, LLC of Rocky Ford, CO

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA has partnered with Transamerica Life Insurance Company to provide voluntary benefits for you and your employees.  Voluntary benefits are supplemental insurance policies that offer financial benefits to you and your family in case of an accident, a serious health event or an unexpected death that can throw your savings and retirement plans off-track.  These benefits can also help with deductibles, lost income due to missed work and other non-medical expenses.  Your cost for these benefits can be payroll-deducted on an after-tax basis.  You can get started by emailing JerriLynn Cobb at

Amvac Chemical Corp.
AMVAC’s NUVAN product line offers professional applicators convenience and economy for a wide range of pest control needs. The products – NUVAN Prostrips, NUVAN Prostrips+, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol, NUVAN Fog 5%, NUVAN Fog 4EC and NUVAN Fog 2EC – feature the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP), a non-residual insecticide that acts quickly on labeled pests including ants, bed bugs, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, earwigs, flies, mosquitoes, silverfish, spiders and wasps.
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NPMA Education and Events
Join us for the 1st official PestWorld Golf Classic on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Benefitting the Industry Issues Fund.

Click here for more information on golf tournament participation and sponsorships.

Heard From the Hill

More than 100 members of the House of Representatives—all Democrats—are sponsoring or co-sponsoring the so-called Ban Toxic Pesticides Act of 2019, H.R.230. This short bill would immediately ban all sale and use of chlorpyrifos, a highly beneficial insecticide long used in agricultural production and for certain other uses such as mosquito control and turf maintenance.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is considering new restrictions that will make it more difficult for the industry to provide structural fumigation.  The proposals being considered will discourage property owners from having apartments and homes fumigated, slow down real estate transactions, and add one to two additional days to the fumigation process in California.

The website was recently unveiled as a way to allow California pest management professionals a way to voice their concern by sending messages to educate their state Assemblyperson, State Senator and Val Dolcini, Interim Director of DPR.  If you live or work in California, we strongly encourage you to visit the new website and send a message to your government officials to help protect this vital tool for structural pest management. 

Members Make Headlines

The 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) will take place on June 29 - July 1, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The Conference will provide a diverse program that combines classical urban pest topics with new ideas and projects. The call for abstracts is now open, click here to submit your ideas. Submission deadline is September 16.

Weekly Headlines
Scientists have uncovered intriguing new details about a bizarre "zombie fungus" that manipulates the behavior of the carpenter ants it infects—with gruesome results.
The Atlantic
Ticks use their saliva to create a “lake of blood” inside their hosts.
The potentially fatal virus was discovered in mosquitoes on Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens, health officials say.
ABC News
Is repellent just not doing the trick to rid you of mosquitoes this summer? What about a different approach, like infecting the critters with bacteria topped up with a dose of radiation? It's a serious idea.
An invasive species may be more of a pest in our area than you think. We are talking about bedbugs and their presence in Vermont has grown since their sudden reappearance in 2005.
For your Business
Here are ten ways to set healthy boundaries at the office so you can work smarter, gain respect and increase your productivity.
Utilizing AI in your business marketing is more cost-effective and simpler to implement than you think.
Fast Company
Learning doesn’t end with school. But the same teacher-student structure applies when learning in later life.
Ad Age
In study of 6,000 campaigns, those that skimped on courage performed considerably less-well than those that swung for the fences
More leaders are understanding the power that comes with learning this behavior.
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Trending Articles
USA Today
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.
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.
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  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
  December 4-6 2019 Technology Summit Atlanta, GA

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