Join us in San Diego on Thursday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. for NPMA’s Annual Membership Meeting during PestWorld 2019. All members are encouraged to attend!
Still need to register for PestWorld? It’s not too late, register now!
Did you know you can update your user profile, connect with your state association, register for a meeting or online training, and see all your previous NPMA orders online? Now is a great time to log in to your member profile and ensure NPMA has the most accurate information. Click here and enter your email address and password to update your profile. If you don’t remember your password, click here to reset it. After you have logged in, visit the Member Center to update your contact information or review your membership details.
With Labor Day weekend over, fall has officially begun! Use the Fall issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and future customers how your company can help them control 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! Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today!
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Bug Man, Inc. of Thornton, CO
Bug Techs Pest Control of Richmond Hill, NY
Call the Guy Pest Control of Maricopa, AZ
Fumigadora Panama Express of Panama
K.O. Pest Control of Philadelphia, PA
Lee's Pest Control of Perryville, AR
Master Mosquito Control, LLC of East Hampstead, NH
My Exterminator, LLC of Woodbridge, VA
Perfect Pest Management of Shepherdsville, KY
Pest Assassins, LLC of North Attleboro, MA
Pest-Pro Services, Inc. of Texarkana, AR
Pro-Treat, LLC of Hobbs, NM
RX Environmental Services, LLC of Phoenix, AZ
Shaheen Services Private Limited of Pakistan
Stormin' Norman Pest and Termite Control, LLC of San Tan Valley, AZ
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Join us for our post-convention trip October 19–22 at the The Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos, All-Inclusive Resort. This resort offers everything you need to revitalize and thrive after a busy week! Whether you’re sipping a cocktail or laying in the sun, you will love Cabo San Lucas.
Click here to register for this trip.
We have redesigned our conference golf tournament to create an executive level experience for our attendees. The PestWorld Golf Classic will take place on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Torrey Pines Golf Course. Don’t miss your chance to play this iconic golf course that is host of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open Championship!
Click here for more information on golf tournament participation and sponsorships.
QualityPro released an alert earlier this summer on the marijuana policy and QualityPro standards. Many states for both medical and recreational marijuana are erecting hurdles for drug testing employees for marijuana. Most, if not all of these laws, have exemptions for various occupations, and our industry believes that structural pesticide applicators should qualify for those exemptions. However, we are in the process of working on this issue and discovered additional states that have amended their laws regarding employers testing for marijuana. These various states are supposed to issue guidance in the future to help us determine if our industry qualifies.
, an act to create a special commission to study the effects of rat poison on wildlife, was recently heard in the Joint Environment Committee on September 10th. The bill is spearheaded by activist/journalist Laura Kiesel, who has championed various environmental causes. It is also supported by Massachusetts Raptors Are the Solution (MASS RATS) and Poison Free Arlington MA. There are parallels and similarities regarding the same organizations and strategies that pushed the rodenticide ban in CA. In August/September of 2018, MASS RATS expressed a desire to ban rodenticides in MA through a ballot initiative; however, it appears that a study bill (HB 3714) has replaced banning rodenticides through a ballot initiative for the time being. NPMA, NEPMA, MA SPARs Ted Brayton and Bill Siegal, and NEPMA President Galvin Murphy, Jr. are heavily engaged and submitted written testimony. NEPMA expressed in their written testimony
that they opposed H. 3714 due to a lack of evidence that a problem exists that would prompt this bill, it deviates greatly from the scientific regulatory process, and is duplicative because our industry already employs IPM tactics and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) already have processes in place to evaluate pesticides to ensure that there is not adverse harm to human health and the environment.
The ME Dept of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is hosting a 2-day class at the University of Southern Maine in Portland, October 29-30, on recognition, prevention and control of rats and mice.
A type of mosquito known to spread illnesses such as Zika virus, yellow fever, dengue, and chikungunya have been found in a Nebraska county, health officials announced this week.
Even the best laid plans can go awry—and one public health initiative in Brazil is a case in point.
New York Post
A radar image shared Tuesday by the National Weather Service Cleveland pictured thousands of dragonflies swarming over Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
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No, spiders aren't going to colonize your house — though it may seem that way at the moment.
A new paper in The Journal of Urban Ecology, published by Oxford University Press, finds that rats can be baited to, or repelled from, locations using pheromones found in the scents of other rats.
As fall approaches, Michiganders have plenty of things to look forward to: changing leaves, football, Halloween, even the Pumpkin Spice Latte. But one thing we don’t want to think about is the upcoming invasion of bugs that have descended on our homes in recent years.
What makes for good mavericks in business? They typically leave their ego out of it and make contributions “based on sound principles, a moral compass and facts,” writes Scott Cowen in this opinion piece.
Part of being a leader is the ability to push and motivate your team in the right spots and situations, recognizing when that extra commitment and effort is needed.
Truly impactful leadership has a dual focus. It moves a team towards a goal while also tending to individual growth.
Liz Kislik Associates
People need personally tailored support to grow into their roles and to truly be and do their best. Some clients want business advice, some want mentoring, others want a sounding board.
These high-profile accounts demonstrate how to capitalize on your target audience.
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.
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.
This is an article about culture and leadership -- and about clichés that turn out to be true.