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PestWorld 2019 is next week, and we don't want you to miss your chance to network with peers, explore the packed exhibit hall and attend world-class educational sessions. This year we also have great opportunities to give back to the local community during the PestWorld Day of Service.

View the program and register today!

 
  

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!

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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.

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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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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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 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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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

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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.

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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. AMVAC.com
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NPMA Education and Events

Join us for the 2019 Technology Summit December 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia for three days of tech-talk and tips on how to use new technologies to help streamline your business and communication.

Rates increase November 11.

View the program and register today!

 

Heard From the Hill
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.
Members Make Headlines

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.

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Weekly Headlines
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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.
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Anaplasmosis and babesiosis cases are surging, while reported cases of Lyme disease are lower so far in 2019 than in previous years.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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