As spam has become ever more sophisticated, it’s come to our attention that scammers are impersonating the leadership and staff of NPMA and the state pest control associations. Should you ever receive a request asking for money, help, or simply a phishing email in which they want you to respond (i.e., I’m hoping to hear from you soon or can you do me a favor), please ignore. All NPMA email correspondence will come from a “pestworld.org” address so anything that does not have that handle is likely to be fake.
Zach Devries Highlights Exciting Bed Bug and Cockroach Research
Episode 2 of NPMA’s BugBytes Podcast is now available at www.npmabugbytes.org or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! In this episode, discover exciting new research from one of the industries brightest new urban entomologists, Zach Devries, as he uncovers groundbreaking information impacting bed bug and German cockroach management.
Identifies top 10 U.S. cities with heightened vector pest pressure this summer
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer education and public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), released its new summer Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities that are at greater risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, focusing predominantly on tick and mosquito activity. PPMA is working to make the consumer connection between pest control and public health by calling attention to vector pests and their ability to transmit pathogens such as Lyme disease and West Nile virus to humans through their bites.
Episode 4 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!
Watch as 100,000 termites devour a canvas shoe, racing through the sneaker. If you suspect or spot a termite infestation in your home, run to the nearest phone to call for professional help.
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 60% discount. This edition of this form will remain valid until December 31, 2019.
To purchase the previous edition of the NPMA-33 form at a 60% discount, visit NPMA’s BugStore.
Honey Bee Worker Face
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Avian FlyAway, Inc. of Rockwall, TX
Bud's Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC of New Ulm, MN
Envision Pest & Termite of Peoria, AZ
New Mountain Innovation Int'l Pte Ltd of Old Lyme, CT
Pest Off Pest Control, LLC of Hurricane, UT
Southwest Exterminating of Nogales, AZ
Star City Pest Control & Wildlife of Roanoke, VA
Tornado Pest Control, LLC of San Antonio, TX
Green Kastle of Sesser, IL
The new NPMA Field Guide PRO app is available now for all android and iOS devices! Get it today for the low annual subscription of only $8.99, users get instant access to a library of advanced biology and control methods for over 200 different structural pests, with high-resolution photos and charts for confident identification and a detailed terms glossary.
New Features & Enhancements Include:
- Intuitive search function to quickly and easily find pests within the app
- A comprehensive pest identification key to help you identify your pest and develop the best control solution.
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. This webinar highlights the 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.
Click here to view the webinar.
September 10 at 2:00 PM EDT | REGISTER
Presented by Gerry Wegner, BCE, Varment Guard Environmental Services, Columbus, OH
Get the practical information you need to properly identify common wasps and bees in and around structures. This session taught by expert BCE Gerry Wegner will teach you when to pull out your insecticides or when it's best to leave these busy creatures alone.
On March 15, 2019, the DC Department of Health (DOH) proposed rodent control regulations that require hiring PMPs for treatment in certain situations. One provision requires that if there is a health code violation at commercial properties or apartment buildings due to a rodent infestation, then the property owner/management company must hire a PMP to treat for rodents and submit proof that a PMP was hired to manage the rodent infestation. Additionally, for all property owners, including single family residences are required to hire a PMP if there are rodent burrows present in the yard. NPMA supported this rule and is pleased that it became final on June 3, 2019. Please view NPMA’s comments here.
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 https://protectfumigation.com/ 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.
UNH Cooperative Extension will host a series of all-day trainings for those seeking a supervisory registration certificate from the NH Department of Agriculture: Division of Pesticide Control.
The New York Times
An unusually wet year is responsible for the biblical-seeming swarm of pallid-winged grasshoppers, according to entomologists.
A New York resident has died of Powassan virus, a rare disease spread by infected deer ticks, according to the Ulster County.
The Washington Post
Have you ever wondered how an insect no bigger than a pea is able to track you down?
Silverfish, spiders, and millipedes are a few of those bugs that may be seen indoors more often. The cause of this increase is the above-average amount of rainfall this season.
Swarms of bugs have infested parts of southern Utah, with residents in the city of St. George reporting large numbers of green stink bugs in particular, as well as gnats, false chinch bugs and other insects.
As long as you address it instead of ignoring it, self-doubt is something you can understand and manage. Here are six things to try when you need to get your groove back.
Strategy + Business
Strategic leadership is the ability to handle complex problems for which there is no obvious short-term solution, in which the stakes are high, and in which influencing others is essential.
The competition is getting high for these young folks, and they know it. For them, it's a case of who offers the most -- and not just in terms of monetary value.
Aspire Collaborative Services
A change of attitude may be all that you need to shift from frustration to freedom. Thus begins the journey of having an impact on your own well-being and those you lead.
In allowing us ready communication in the digital world, is the technology we rely on at work eroding our face-to-face collaboration skills?
Ticks use their saliva to create a “lake of blood” inside their hosts.
More leaders are understanding the power that comes with learning this behavior.
Scientists have uncovered intriguing new details about a bizarre "zombie fungus" that manipulates the behavior of the carpenter ants it infects—with gruesome results.