NPMA ePestWorld

The September/October 2019 issue of PestWorld magazine is on the way. The magazine examines Legal Issues, with the following features:

Keys to an Effective Employee Handbook
Developing an effective employee handbook and updating it on a continual basis can avoid misunderstandings, frustration, unnecessary turnover and even lawsuits.

Avoiding Lawsuits
The risk of litigation is extremely high in the pest management world—here’s how you can steer clear of lawsuits and minimize damage in the unfortunate instance that you are sued.

EEOC Reports Rise in Sexual Harassment Charges Following #MeToo Movement
The momentum of the #MeToo movement has increased awareness of sexual harassment, contributing to a rise in the number of overall charges filed in 2018.

Playing It Safe
Workplace safety should be a top priority for pest management leaders—ensure your employees are kept safe through continual training and staying up-to-date on OSHA regulations.

Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace
Creating a drug-free workplace requires careful planning—it is of the utmost importance to be proactive in order to ensure that you are building a drug-free environment for your staff.

Pesticide Ban Bills Ditch Science for Politics
The chlorpyrifos ban bills are dangerous examples of congressional overreach, and should not be given serious consideration.

The issue also includes articles on Tips to Help Marketers Course-Correct Before It’s Too Late, QualityPro Celebrates 15 Years and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

Heard From the Hill
There are no great victories in life without adversity. Just a few weeks ago, it looked all but certain that second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) were going to be banned in California, AB 1788 was going to become law with Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature, and after four years of successfully fighting off a ban our industry was destined to lose one of the most essential tools for managing rodents—and then something changed. The relentless advocacy of our industry achieved the impossible on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Yesterday, AB 1788 was pulled from the Senate Appropriations Committee, (the last committee before it would head to the Senate floor and the Governor’s desk), effectively killed for this year, and placed into the suspense file to be taken-up in 2020.
NPMA lobbies on many issues before Congress: taxes, public health, endangered species… the list goes on. But only one issue is led every time by NPMA: pesticide preemption. The industry and our allies rallied around preemption during the 2018 Farm Bill, but due to political circumstances beyond our control it was not included in the final bill.
NPMA has not forgotten this key industry issue and spent the early part of last week conducting Hill visits with our 2018 champions to see what paths to passage might be possible over the next few years. We have revamped our one-pager and encourage you to take a look and talk with your members of Congress about this important issue. For questions, contact Ashley Amidon at
News From National
Connect. Inspire. Educate. PestWorld is bringing pest management professionals together to move our mission forward. Join us in San Diego, October 15-18. Early bird pricing ends September 1, register today!

NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
Crawlspace Depot

QualityPro accredited companies can currently earn the public health certification for their rodent and/or mosquito services. We have lots of options for our next offering but want to focus on the area most relevant to your company. Please take this brief survey to help us decide what’s next!

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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New Members

Advanced Pest and Weed of Albuqerque, NM
AllChemax, LLC of Window Rock, AZ
Apex Exterminating, Inc. of Lake Wylie, SC
Bio-Repellant Scientific Industries of Whittier, CA
Brasher's Termite Control of Parsons, TN
Prime Time Pest Control of Shellsburg, IA
Procor Pest Control of Wyoming, PA

Regions Pest, LLC of Frisco, TX

Pest Pic of the Week


Trap Jaw Ant

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Member Benefit Highlight

We are excited to announce that NPMA members now have the opportunity to take advantage of cost efficient MEC (minimum essential coverage) plans through the NPMA Health Exchange. NPMA employers have access to affordable, ACA compliant plans that will help them avoid IRS penalties and the offer creative healthcare benefits for their employees. These plans require no underwriting and there is more than one option to choose from.

For more information contact 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

NPMA is pleased to announce the 2019 Technology Summit, December 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Showcasing a mix of business management sessions and interactive breakout groups featuring up-and-coming information and digital technologies for the pest management industry. The conference will feature technology thought leaders and provide a forum for attendees to learn from each other about their technology experiences as well as the current technologies used to enhance daily practices within their pest management businesses.

Register Today!


Members Make Headlines
New Jersey Pest Management Association at its 72nd annual Clinic, Trade Show & Clambake recognized Ralph Citarella, Jr. as the Pest Management Professional of the Year.
At the 72nd annual New Jersey Pest Management Association Clinic, Trade Show & Clambake special recognition was given to Bernie Holst, Jr. for his dedication, leadership and promotion of NJPMA for over 40 years.
Lytx, Inc
Weekly Headlines
CBS News
Most people know how it feels to have some water left in your ear after a shower or a dip in the pool. But a Kansas City woman was horrified to learn that, in her case, that waterlogged feeling was actually caused by a venomous brown recluse spider lodged in her ear canal.
Fox News
A Massachusetts resident has contracted a rare but potentially deadly tick-borne illness, officials in the town of Maynard, where the patient lives, announced this week.
During recent months spotted lanternflies have invaded a few more counties in New Jersey.
Deseret News
NPMA recently identified Salt Lake City as one of 10 cities across the country under increased “vector pest pressure” — like mosquitoes and ticks — due to seasonal conditions.
Prairie dog burrows are being dusted with insecticide to stop the spread of the disease transmitted via fleas.
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
For your Business
Unfortunately, it's an almost impossible task to find a low-stress job. It's much more realistic to make lifestyle changes and adopt effective coping mechanisms.
The ability to lead a team of people toward a successful business outcome isn’t as easy as you’d think. Below are my top tips on how you can become a leader of leaders.
Chaos isn’t always bad – if your company’s making more and more money, that chaos is under control. In the middle of this chaos, you can get things done efficiently and move your company’s mission forward.
Here are three digital marketing trends, and how you can take advantage of these trends to get closer to your customers and increase your marketing campaigns’ chances of success.
McKinsey Quarterly
The need to shift mind-sets is the biggest block to successful transformations. The key lies in making the shift both individual and institutional—at the same time.
Trending Articles
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.
Fox News
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.
  Date Event Location
  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
  December 4-6 2019 Technology Summit Atlanta, GA

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