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The Pest Management Foundation funds research into the practical pest control questions that impact pest management companies and how they control pests. Please consider making a donation to the Pest Management Foundation as part of #GivingTuesday by making a donation of $20.19 today, December 3.

By making a tax deductible donation of $20.19, you will help fund structural pest control research projects at Universities across the United States and help encourage the next generation of urban entomologists through scholarship programs. 

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For more information about the Pest Management Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.NPMAFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook.

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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. 

"The ELP has given me the opportunity to connect with some of the best and most passionate leaders in our industry. My mentor has been so invaluable to me. Through our meetings, he has encouraged me to push myself, develop company processes, and helped me to become a better and more confident leader overall. The ELP has also given me nine great friends and relationships within our industry that will go beyond our two years. We share, we connect, we problem-solve, and we grow with each other. Being chosen as a member of the ELP has been a rewarding experience, and it has given me so many amazing opportunities for professional growth." 

Ashley Morrison, City Wide Exterminating
ELP 2017

Interested? Click here to complete an application and here to learn more about the criteria. The application process will close on December 8.

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New dehumidifier options for crawlspaces!
Crawlspace Depot now offers the Aprilaire model 1820 (70 pints/day) and 1850 (90 pints/day) dehumidifiers. Installers agree that Aprilaire is a solid brand backed by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Aprilaire features a washable MERV 8 filter – a money-saving, sustainable option for installers offering an annual service with filter change.
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The NPMA Diversity Committee is trying to determine if there is a need in the pest control industry for Spanish product labels. Currently, few products have Spanish labels in addition to the EPA required English labels. Please complete this simple, three question survey on whether your company would, or would not, benefit from having both English and Spanish labels.

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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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Member Benefit Highlight
  

The NPMA Field Guide PRO app is available for all android and iOS devices for the low annual subscription of only $8.99! Users get instant access to a library of advanced biology and control methods for over 200 different structural pests, with high-resolution photos and charts for confident identification and a detailed terms glossary.

Features & Enhancements Include:

  • Backup and restore your custom notes and pest images so you always have access to your personalized field guide information.
  • 8 new pests including: European fire ant, kudzu bug, western conifer seed bug, tawny crazy ant, tropical bed bug, skunks, opossums, and raccoons!
NPMA Education and Events
We invite you to join us on February 11-12 for the 2020 Southern Conference at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference will feature a mix of business and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry and a (New for 2020!) Hands-On Learning Program featuring 3 one-hour long courses focused on some of the most important aspects of a technician’s daily routine.
 
View the full program and register today!
Registration rates increase January 21, 2020
 
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The newest PWIPM local network, PWIPM Pakistan, held its first interest meeting last week. They are excited to support each other and to hold training events to help bring NPMA resources to International Members.

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Introducing the Precision Delivery System® Featuring Doxem® Precise Dry Flowable Cockroach Bait. The PDS is designed to apply Doxem Precise bait consistently, accurately, and quickly. Capable of reaching up to 24” inches into voids, the PDS makes it possible for deep pockets of pests to be easily eliminated. The PDS featuring Doxem Precise delivers unparalleled efficacy, simplicity, and value per bait placement.
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Calendar of Events
       
  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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