NPMA has developed a Dogs of NPMA 2020 Calendar to give back to our four-legged friends, with proceeds going to a local charity that serves animals. Each month features one of NPMA's staff members and their furry loved ones. Stay organized and give to a good cause - visit us at PestWorld booth #647 or click here to purchase one of these great calendars!
NPMA’s Online Learning Center is the premier training center for pest management professionals looking to expand their knowledge of pest control as well as earn credits online. Advanced training topics include new hire training, an Associate Certified Entomologist exam prep course, OSHA training, ants, cockroaches, and much more! To learn more about the NPMA Online Learning Center, visit www.NPMATraining.org. ““The FORSHAW Team is excited to partner with NPMA to bring the pest management industry this state-of-the-art training tool that is in direct alignment with our company’s goal of providing added value and offering technology that supports our industry.” - Tom Forshaw IV, President, FORSHAW
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.
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.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Biogeneris of Costa Rica & Nicaragua of Costa Rica
Brewer Russel Exterminating of Glenpool, OK
Ecokil Argentina, SRL of Argentina
Moxie Pest Control of Arizona of Phoenix, AZ
Protection Termite of Glendale, AZ
Total Pest Solutions of Goodlettsville, TN
Vet Pest Control of Surprise, AZ
Wildlife Command Center of Garland, TX
Keep your clients informed of the danger’s ticks pose with this informative trifold brochure that can be personalized to include your company logo and contact information. Each pamphlet gives consumers a basic understanding of tick biology, identification information for commonly encountered ticks, and why it’s important to contact a pest control company for tick management.
Click here to start your customized order.
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) revised the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements and allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses/commissions towards meeting the salary level. The new thresholds account for growth in employee earnings since the thresholds were last updated in 2004.
NPMA is working with our state pest control associations as many states have enacted laws that protect medical or recreational marijuana users from sanctions in employment drug tests. The latest state association that we have teamed-up with is the New Mexico Pest Management Association (NMPMA) and NM SPAR Larry Wills, as SB 406
, signed into law earlier this year, erects hurdles for testing medical marijuana patients. However, there is an exemption for “Safety-Sensitive positions”, which is defined as, “a position in which performance by a person under the influence of drugs or alcohol would constitute an immediate or direct threat of injury or death to that person or another.” NMPMA and our member companies are deeply concerned that if commercial pesticide applicators, commercial pesticide operators, or individuals working under the supervision of a commercial pesticide applicator may endanger themselves or others when applying pesticides or driving under the influence of cannabis, regardless if it is for medical purposes. Therefore, NMPMA and our New Mexico structural pest control companies identify commercial pesticide applicators, operators, and individuals working under the supervision of commercial pesticide applicators as “safety-sensitive positions” pursuant to N.M. Stat. § 26-2B-3(Y). Please view our letter to the New Mexico Attorney General,
and we will keep members apprised of developments.
UPFDA invites you to join them at their events during PestWorld 2019. Learn about their plans for the Spring Conference and meet the new Executive Staff.
A fourth Michigan resident has died from what is considered to be one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne viruses in the nation: Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus.
Anaplasmosis and babesiosis cases are surging, while reported cases of Lyme disease are lower so far in 2019 than in previous years.
The Washington Post
Reporters got a surprise Tuesday when a mouse fell from the ceiling at the White House. The rodent fell onto the lap of NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander about 10:45 a.m., eventually seeking refuge amid a tangle of wires behind a shelf.
Some wild animals maintain sustainable populations only through the work of wildlife management agencies. Other species are managed to reduce or expand their ranges. Federal and state governments have a different plan for the spotted lanternfly. Eradication.
There are a lot of rodent and spider issues this time of year and often times, the problem is traced to what's been put right outside the front door.
You could be sabotaging your business without even realizing you’re doing it. And it starts in the same place you had the idea in the first place: your mind. Be mindful of these three pitfalls.
Let’s Grow Leaders
The resistance to change frustrates many leaders, but it doesn’t have to. In fact, the resistance you feel often means there’s an opportunity to create buy-in and ownership that will help you build a courageous culture.
Leaders who show up prepared differentiate themselves from those who don’t. How can you be that prepared leader even when your plate is overfull?
As a leadership expert, I help people negotiate these high-stakes situations frequently. These are the recurring issues I see.
Looking back I made so many mistakes, some needlessly so. If I could go back and give younger me advice, I'd share these six must dos:
The co-founder of Microsoft prescribes a principle that will raise every leader's bar.
Want to be a better leader? Then try improving your vocabulary – add some powerful phrases that will engage, motivate and inspire others.
Conversations about generational differences in the workplace remain challenging and too often infused with stereotypes.