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The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) identifies and trains aspiring association leaders to establish a pipeline of engaged members that represents NPMA’s diverse membership. The two-year curriculum involves professional development, association training, monthly mentoring and attendance at NPMA events.

Interested? A complete application includes a completed survey, video, and letters of recommendation, so start your application todayThe application process will close on December 8.

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Last month, the Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) held its second annual council vote for the 2020 leadership. Each year, the Coalition selects a council of leaders from pest management associations worldwide. These leaders are chosen based on their service, passion and dedication for the industry.

View the appointed GPMC 2020 council members.

Zach Devries Highlights Exciting Bed Bug and Cockroach Research

Episode 2 of NPMA’s BugBytes Podcast is now available at or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! In this episode, discover exciting new research from one of the industries brightest new urban entomologists, Zach Devries, as he uncovers groundbreaking information impacting bed bug and German cockroach management. 

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iSTRIKE gives you a jump on WDOs
iSTRIKE Insecticide Foam fills voids, galleries and holes and kills on contact. It also leaves a residual to continue protection. The convenient aerosol can comes with an applicator hose and narrow and wide tips. Keep one on your truck!
• wood boring beetles
• carpenter bees
• subterranean & drywood termites
• listed ants
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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!
Pest Pic of the Week


Stink Bug

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

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New Members

Bee Safe Services, Inc. of Dallas, TX
Miller Bee ZZZ & Pest Control of Odessa, TX
Pest Master Services of San Antonio, TX
Scimetrics, Ltd. Corp. of Wellington, CO
Top Turf Lawn & Pest Management of Charlotte, NC
Western Pest Control of Washington, UT

Member Benefit Highlight
These 2019 guidelines were developed with the NPMA Commercial Committee as a resource for pest management professionals that provide service to the retail food service industry. This guidance is comprised of three sections that all interact together – record-keeping, communication, and integrated pest management.
This guide will help develop a true partnership between the pest control operator and the restaurant or food service client to provide excellent service. 
NPMA Education and Events

Heard From the Hill
NPMA has partnered with National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and many other organizations in a coalition to oppose S. 2563, the Improving Laundering Laws and Increasing Comprehensive Information Tracking of Criminal Activity in Shell Holdings Act, known as The ILLICIT CASH Act. The bill allegedly focuses on catching enterprises but will actually have a chilling effect on many small businesses in the pest management industry and across the economy. 
On Thursday, November 7, 2019, the Utah Legislature’s Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force unveiled a draft bill that would reduce income and corporate taxes, however, it would offset those cuts by taxing various service industries, including pest control. The Utah Pest Management Association supports common-sense tax cuts; however, our industry believes that taxing pest control services should be off the table. Utah should not be increasing the cost of protecting public health and property. We urge all Utah members and industry friends to participate in our grassroots campaign advocating against the sales tax on pest control services! Lawmakers hope to pass this proposal in a December special session. We will keep members apprised of developments.
Members Make Headlines

The Professional Women in Pest Management of New England attended the New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA) Fall Training and Trade Show in Taunton, MA to spread awareness for their chapter and promote their upcoming Leadership Summit.

Weekly Headlines
There’s bugs, and then there’s extra bad bugs, and Utah is home to one of five invasive pests experts say is on the move and spreading its range, which could include your home.
Outbreak News Today
Officials with the Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department (SWNPHD) have confirmed a hantavirus case in the district, the first such case reported in six years.
Wisconsin Rapids Tribune
Wisconsin residents have reported heavy tick infestations, well beyond the insect's typical season of May to September.
West Virginians are being told to be on the lookout for an invasive insect.
CT Post
Teachers reported getting sick from mold and other environmental hazards, including rodent droppings, extreme heat and cold, dust, asbestos and more.
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A change leader has a critical role in determining the success of change programs undertaken by organizations. There are four elements that change leaders have to deliver to their people for change to be successful.
Thrive Global
With the growth of the multi-generational workforce, it's essential that leaders ensure all team members are motivated to deliver their best, but how do you motivate the more mature members of your team?
Here's what these brave men and women learned about risk-taking while serving our nation -- and how it helped inspire their businesses.
Common Sense Leadership
As leaders, we need to be aware that when we do not get right back to our people when they email or call, they feel disrespected.
Just because your team members prefer work differently doesn’t mean that your team can’t be harmonious and productive.
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  Date Event Location
  December 4-6 2019 Technology Summit Atlanta, GA
  January 15-17                Eastern Conference Atlantic City, NJ
  February 4-6 Wildlife Conference Las Vegas, NV
  February 11-12 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  March 8-10 Legislative Day Washington, DC

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.




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