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NPMA has designed a new informational termite brochure that can effectively market the dangers of termites to your clients. This trifold brochure details what homeowners should look for regarding termites, damage caused by termites, and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. This brochure is fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.

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Crawlspace Depot

The PWIPM Charity 5k Fun Walk/Run is October 18, 2019 during the PestWorld Day of Service. That's 9 weeks away so it's a perfect time to start a couch to 5k training program. Join PWIPM on Strava and we'll cheer you on. 

Still need to register for PestWorld? Click here, rates increase 9/2/2019.

 

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.

  

Episode 5 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 cause damage out-of-sight and out-of-earshot. Watch as they chew through a pair of headphones with speed and ease.

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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The NPMA Recruitment & Retention Committee is planning its work for the year and wants to know what members need most.

Share your thoughts here: http://workforce.npmapestworld.org/recruit/tell-us-about-your-hr-needs/

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.

Pest Pic of the Week


  

Stink Bug

 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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New Members

Abbagreen Control de Plagas of Mexico
Blevins Pest Control of North Tazewell, VA
BugBros Pest Control of Tulsa, OK
Donna's Pest Control of Statesville, NC
Madni Fumigation Services of Pakistan
MAK Consulter SRL of Argentina
Mosquito Down IPM of Northport, AL
Patriot Pest Control of Romulus, MI
Standard Exterminating Co., Inc. of Clarksburg, WV
Strike Force of Las Vegas, NV
Vintage Pest Management of Peoria, AZ

Member Benefit Highlight
  

Encouraging healthy habits to employees isn't just beneficial for their own well-being. It can also help their business flourish. 

According to the University of Southern California, there are multiple benefits to having a health-conscious environment for employees. Some examples are: 

  • Fewer employee absences. 
  • You can save on health coverage costs.
  • Promotes overall employee satisfaction.
  • Higher potential job retention.
  • Improved work productivity. 

Please contact JerriLynn Cobb at jerrilynn@dkyoung.com if you have any questions on the benefits offered through the NPMA health exchange.

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Heard From the Hill
Last week a group of fifteen Democratic Senators sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler, asking the EPA to reverse its decision not to ban Chlorpyrifos. The letter outlines concern about children and farm workers and asks that the product be immediately removed from the marketplace.
Last week, NPMA working with the Missouri Pest Management Association sent a letter to the City of Webster Groves, MO and copied the Missouri Attorney General regarding how the City’s Pesticide Application Policy would be preempted—and thus, null, void, and of no effect—if it in any way compelled professional pesticide applicators to provide advance notice of pesticide applications, including, in the words of the Resolution,  a “brief description” of potential “effects” on children, adults, pets, and the environment, and “[b]rief instructions of precautions . . . to lessen or safeguard . . . against these effects.”  Neither federal nor State law imposes any such general notification requirement prior to application of pesticides, whose potential risks are scientifically assessed and mitigated primarily by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under FIFRA. Additionally, AMCA and their affiliates have sent their own letter echoing our industry’s concerns.
 
Members Make Headlines
The Aust Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of their client, HomePro Pest Control to Rollins, Inc.
Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, is proud to announce that the company has once again been recognized by the Orlando Sentinel as a Top Workplace in Central Florida.
Lytx, Inc
WorkWave
Weekly Headlines
The Sacramento Bee
For one activist group, cats and owls were the weapons of choice. Something needed to be done to kill the rats infesting the courtyard outside the California EPA building earlier this summer.
Fox News
A 5-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, girl suffered from temporary paralysis following a tick bite, her family says.
Boston
This annual analysis of rodent complaints yielded some surprising results.
Fox News
The first case of the potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus has been confirmed in a Massachusetts man, the state’s department of public health announced over the weekend.
K5 News
While these insects are not known to be in Washington, they are known to hitchhike and can be transported through lumber trade.
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For your Business
Entrepreneur
While many leaders are comfortable being responsible for multi-million-dollar budgets, the thought of handling an employee’s unpleasant emotional reaction can produce enough anxiety to keep such dialogue at bay.
Art Petty
If you’re an executive or top manager staring at a new group you’ve been assigned to lead and concluding you’ve got a lineup that looks destined for last place, it’s time to take action.
Strategy + Business
Companies should be as process-driven about disruptive ideas as they are about other aspects of business.
Fast Company
Most of us know that when we’re overworked, we should say no to extra work. But we say yes anyway.
Forbes
You don’t have to be a professionally trained to be powerfully empathic. Humans are social beings and our brains come wired for connection.
Trending Articles
The Atlantic
Ticks use their saliva to create a “lake of blood” inside their hosts.
The New York Times
An unusually wet year is responsible for the biblical-seeming swarm of pallid-winged grasshoppers, according to entomologists.
The Washington Post
Have you ever wondered how an insect no bigger than a pea is able to track you down?
Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
  December 4-6 2019 Technology Summit Atlanta, GA
       

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.

 

 

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