New for 2019! The pest management industry has always been committed to giving back to the communities they serve. This year, we are excited to introduce our Day of Service event, offering attendees several ways to support those in need. Please make a commitment to join us for one or several of these opportunities during PestWorld 2019.
- PestWorld Gives Back – to support the local community
- PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk – to support Feeding America
- LNC Gives Back – to support the San Diego homeless population
- PestVets Gives Back – to perform up-keep on the USS Midway
The National Pest Management Association has developed a free online training course designed to provide instruction on completing the revised NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Inspection Report. This 30-minute course will review when and why to use the NPMA-33 report, recent revisions to the form, and how to properly complete this document. Visit: npmatraining.org to access the training.
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to educate consumers about the dangers and threats associated with rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, this October 20-26, 2019. A recent online research study conducted between January 2018 and July 2019 by Advanced Symbolics Inc. using a representative sample of 274,500 Americans revealed that rats are America’s biggest pest concern for health and home issues, and that rodents are spotted almost twice as often in bathrooms than in any other area in the home.
The Pest Management Foundation is looking for your help to identify research projects with the greatest positive impact on the pest management industry. Please complete a short 5-minute survey.
By participating in this survey, you will be helping to better focus industry research dollars toward projects that will positively impact your business, your technicians, and your clients. Please feel free to forward the link to others - the more data we collect, the better!
Squirrel on Tree
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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Paladin Pest Management of Carthage, TX
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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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It was an excellent annual meeting hosted by RISE this year at the Ritz Carlton in Marana, AZ. NPMA was incredibly pleased to participate. Of interest to public policy, our industry was represented on the RISE Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC) chaired by Steve Dorer of Syngenta. Steve did an incredible job Chairing the Committee and his leadership during his year as Chair has been very effective. The LAC committee highlighted threats to the pesticide industry, significant victories, and decided to take action on next steps to combat looming threats. In particular, RISE LAC accepted NPMA’s offer to form a preemption working group that will be hosted at NPMA’s office in the coming months prior to the start of the 2020 legislative sessions. Additional shout outs to Karen Reardon, Stephanie Binns, Chris Novak, Riley Titus, Kellie Bray, and all other CLA-RISE Staff that made us feel welcome. We look forward to continuing our relationship with our friends at CropLife America and RISE!
NPMA, in partnership with the Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC), visited several House representative offices, including Democratic Representatives Michael San Nicolas (Guam), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Abby Finkenauer (IA-01), Thomas Suozzi (NY-03) and Sean Casten (IL-06). The members were briefed on the importance of relying on EPA and scientific data to make pesticide decisions in accordance with the federal statute; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). All of the offices were receptive of the importance of pesticides to our industry to help us protect the integrity of structures and human health from harmful pests that transmit disease and contaminate food.
September 19: NWCOA Bat Standards Certified, Part 1
The NWCOA Bat Standards Certified Course (Part 1) covers bat biology. It also covers bat behavior, identification, and morphology. It provides service agreement language for bat removal and guano removal, seasonal restrictions, inspection techniques, equipment, safety, detailed exclusion techniques, job pricing, decontamination techniques, rabies, bat handling, updated white-nose syndrome information, and much more.
September 20-21: NWCOA Structural Bat Management Professional, Part 2
This two-day course includes one day of classroom style training that gives instruction on pricing, sales, liabilities and bat seal-up and guano removal contracts. The class will provide inspection instruction, as well as group practice in inspection. The first day will also include euthanasia and safety, PPE and decontamination protocols.
Click here for more details.
Delmar TimesSeveral ticks recently collected along the Lopez Canyon Trail in Sorrento Valley have tested positive for tularemia, a bacterial disease that can cause severe illness and even death
A sample of mosquitoes from Washington Township, New Jersey, tested positive for West Nile Virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), according to local officials.
Are you looking to move to a new location? If so, you might want to consider whether or not the city you're looking at has issues with pests such as roaches.
A family claims that they unknowingly ate food that was covered in bugs at Disney World. According to their lawsuit, the family became ill after eating the food and made several trips to the emergency room.
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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.
During recent months spotted lanternflies have invaded a few more counties in New Jersey.
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.