Episode 6 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!
The phrase “you are what you eat" really rings true for termites. After chewing through dyed cotton towels, they absorbed the dye color, turning blue and red!
Fall is right around the corner and this issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.
Pest Gazette is available in printed and digital format that is perfect for online marketing!
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Have you ever compared your neighbor’s lawn to your own? Making comparisons is human nature, and it can be an important driver for improvement. Benchmarking in business is a form of financial comparison. Lining up your monthly financials against an industry average can aid in critical decision making in your business to help steer growth and success. This is why the National Pest Management Association needs your help!
Participate in NPMA’s Financial Benchmarking Survey and contribute to a dataset that will shed light on the pest management industry’s latest operating ratios.
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.
Brown Widow Egg Sac
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Ales Eco Control de Plagas of Mexico
Ancec Elite, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Apoyos Integradores de Nvo. Laredo, S. de R. L. MI of Mexico
APSCONTROL, S.A.de C.V. of Mexico
Bee Smart Pest Control of East Hampton, CT
Bienestar, Manejo Integral de Plagas of Mexico
BL Diseno y Mantto. Empresarial, S.A. de C.L. of Mexico
Chase Control de Plagas of Mexico
Condor Control of Mexico
Optimum Pest Control, LLC of Washington, DC
Pacific Exterminator of Newbury, CA
Ventura Pest Control dba Pestcom Pest Management, LLC of Nampa, ID
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.
Threats to the structural pest management industry are more present than ever. With each passing year, the activists are more organized. Proposed pesticide bans continue to multiply in state legislatures. Occupational licensing reform, tax increases, and local governments regulating pesticides all have the potential to make or break your business. But the industry has never been more ready to tackle the challenges of today and tomorrow. In 2019, NPMA dominated at the state-level thanks to the cooperation, energy, and execution of our state pest control associations and State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPARs). Read the report.
NPMA is looking for your feedback on trade. Has your business seen impacts from the tariffs over the last two years? Are you concerned impacts may be felt in the future? Are any products or machinery you use covered by the tariffs? NPMA would like to get a sense of what impact (if any) trade issues are having on the pest management industry. Please send any feedback at Ashley Amidon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents in Illinois are being warned after ticks collected in the state tested positive for the Heartland virus, a rare illness that nearly always requires patients to be hospitalized.
One new study shows storms have a surprising evolutionary impact on spiders — producing a more aggressive population of arachnids.
Their burrows are being treated with insecticide to kill the fleas that spread the disease.
A south Reno resident contracted hantavirus, a sometimes-deadly disease typically spread by deer mice, the Washoe District Health Department reported Thursday.
If you live in South Florida, you can believe this. Miami made the top ten for cities with the worst mosquito problem.
Sometimes change is imposed by external forces – a regulatory change in our industry or technological disruption forces us to adapt – and other times we strive to achieve positive change in ourselves, others, or organizations we lead.
Let’s Grow Leaders
Whether it’s the empathy to see how a new system feels to your customers or employees or the ability to ask “What if?” and view your opportunities in a different way, moving beyond your limited perspective will help you have more influence and think more strategically.
News flash: Kryptonite exists. For leaders, it's hidden in two different forms.
Every new business stands to benefit from clearly stated goals and ethos.
Trust can only be given, and if it’s manipulated, you’ll end up losing it.
The Washington Post
Have you ever wondered how an insect no bigger than a pea is able to track you down?
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.
A 5-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, girl suffered from temporary paralysis following a tick bite, her family says.