PestWorld 2019 Has Convened in San Diego!
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Pest Management Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients
The Pest Management Foundation has awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five university students studying urban entomology at schools across the United States. The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program identifies and rewards the best and brightest minds in undergraduate and graduate programs across the nation, supporting the next generation of urban entomologists who will become part of our industry in the future.
The 2019 Pest Management Foundation Scholarship recipients are:
- Sudip Gaire, PhD Candidate, Purdue University
- Maria Gonzalez, PhD Candidate, North Carolina State University
- Allison Johnson, PhD Candidate, University of Georgia
- Joanne King, PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University
- Tarolyn Plumley, Undergraduate Student, University of Florida
Call for Industry Participation During PPMA’s 6th Annual Rodent Awareness Week, Oct. 20-26
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.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Welcome New Members
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NPMA’s Resource Center
NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.
Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!
Join us for 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!
Massey Services’ Suzanne Graham Inducted into Florida Home Builder’s Association Hall of Fame
Massey Services, is pleased to announce Suzanne Graham, the company’s Director of Government Affairs, has been inducted into the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) Hall of Fame.
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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.
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