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NPMA is excited to announce the launch of the newly redesigned NPMA Forms website, your go-to source for purchasing digital copies of the revised NPMA 33 WDI Inspection form. Completely redesigned from the ground up, this site offers a host of exciting new features and enhancements including:

  • Purchase digital forms in quantities of 50, 100, or as an annual UNLIMITED plan
  • New safe and secure online purchase options
  • Now, at no extra charge, every user can store digital forms online.
  • Add up to 5 users per account 
  • Advanced document tracking and editing options
  • Add your own digital signature
  • A comprehensive help section outlining all these features and more. 

The new digital forms site can be accessed through the same website as before, For questions on purchasing NPMA forms or the new NPMA forms website, contact Michael Bentley at Please direct all questions or concerns regarding the updated NPMA-33 form to Jim Fredericks at

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  • 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!
  • Hotel rooms are still available at the discounted rate. The Hyatt and Omni hotels have extended our discounted rates until the end of this week. Don’t miss out – book today!
  • Still need to register for PestWorld? It’s not too late, register now!

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.

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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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QualityPro accredited companies can 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.


Pest Pic of the Week


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

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New Members

Environ Pest Elimination, Inc. of Springfield, IL
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XP Pest Control Corp of Oceana, WV

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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
Join NPMA at 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.

View the program and register today!

Heard From the Hill

Over 30 CPCA members gathered together to defend their industry on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at their First Annual Sporting Clay Shoot to raise money for their Issues Defense Fund. It was an incredibly strong showing for both attendance and money-raised, as CPCA raised over $8,000! CPCA honored Rep. Leslie Herod, as CPCA’s Legislative Champion for 2019, who sponsored the recently passed bed bug bill – HB 1328 that was signed by Governor Polis and enacted into law in May of this year. Rep. Hugh McKean and Sen. Rob Woodward participated and engaged with CPCA members for the day. NPMA is really impressed with CPCA, as they are firing on all cylinders. CPCA is evidence of our industry not only surviving but thriving! Excellent job!

Last week, NPMA staff held discussions with DC public health advocates and organizations regarding drafting and passing a bed bug bill in the DC City Council. Our industry and these groups all agree that every individual deserves to live a life pest-free and that we must enact policies into law that protect public health. Legislation passed in both Connecticut and Colorado will serve as models, as these groups believe they are excellent pieces of legislation. NPMA will draft the legislation and engage in a stakeholder process to ensure that all appropriate entities are heard. We look forward to unveiling the legislation later this year. We will keep members apprised of developments.

Members Make Headlines
WSU Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Education program will be hosting an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Prep course and testing session. September- November 2019, online and at Puyallup, WA.
Ace Exterminating is pleased to announce they have won the prestigious Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Business Ethics for 2019.
Weekly Headlines
A Connecticut resident infected with Eastern equine encephalitis has died in the state's first fatality from the disease since 2013, health officials said.
NBC News
Decades of underinvestment and limited oversight could jeopardize housing for poor rural families, an investigation found.
New York Post
Ticks are becoming especially abundant in Long Island, according to a study published this month in the journal mBio.
CBS Philadelphia
New Jersey is among six states where people have been infected with a rare but deadly virus spread by mosquitoes. There are at least seven deaths as health investigations continue.
Out There Colorado
Bat bugs, often mistaken for beg bugs, develop in colonies of roosting bats, often living somewhere inside or near your home.
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In the business world anyone can be a leader in name and title. It’s the effectiveness of your leadership that is more important.
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Workplace burnout has gotten a lot of attention since the World Health Organization expanded its definition, but that doesn’t mean it’s now officially a diagnosable disease.
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Trending Articles
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.
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.
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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