As spam has become ever more sophisticated, it’s come to our attention that scammers are impersonating the leadership and staff of NPMA and the state pest control associations. Should you ever receive a request asking for money, help, or simply a phishing email in which they want you to respond (i.e., I’m hoping to hear from you soon or can you do me a favor), please ignore.
A strong start to the newest Professional Women in Pest Management local network
A group of multi-dimensional women who work for, and alongside, pest management companies in Pakistan convened for the first official interest meeting of the Pakistan Professional Women in Pest Management (PPWIPM). The meeting was an astounding success having 42 attendees, it marked the strongest start of any local PWIPM network to date.
The Pest Management Foundation funds research into practical topics that impact pest management companies and the pests they control. Please consider making an end of the year gift to the Pest Management Foundation, any size donation will make a difference!
By making a tax deductible donation, 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.
For more information about the Pest Management Foundation, or to make a donation, visit www.NPMAFoundation.org or follow us on Facebook.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released a revised version of the NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Form this year. The revised NPMA-33 form is available for purchase as a hard copy through NPMA’s BugStore, or as a digital form on the newly redesigned forms website: www.npmaforms.com.
NPMA hosted a webinar highlighting the changes to the NPMA-33 form in August. If you missed the training course, you can view the recording on NPMA’s Online Learning Center to learn about the new and improved form. The previous edition of this form will become obsolete after December 31, 2019.
For questions on purchasing NPMA forms or the new NPMA forms website, contact Michael Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please direct all questions or concerns regarding the updated NPMA-33 form to Jim Fredericks at email@example.com.
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.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
All American Pest Control, LLC of Wanaque, NJ
Arabian Flash of Saudi Arabia
Fine Tune of Denton, TX
Rudling's Pest Control, Inc. of Tequesta, FL
WFB Cleaning Solutions, LLC of Washinton, DC
- Ford's Hometown Services of Worcester, MA is now QualityPro accredited.
- Paladin Pest Control of Colorado Springs, CO is now QualityPro accredited and offering QualityPro Schools and GreenPro certified services.
- Cypress Creek Pest Control, Inc. of Houston, TX is now offering QualityPro Food Safety certified services.
Did you know that NPMA has worked with Transamerica to be able to offer your employees a guaranteed issue (NO UNDERWRITING REQUIREMENT) TransDi benefit in the instance that they get sick or hurt and can’t work? TransDI Plus helps replace up to 60% of an employee’s salary up to $2000 if they are unable to work because of a total disability, and your employee’s can select the amount they want to purchase in $100 increments. Once an employee has satisfied the waiting period, their benefits will continue for as long as they are totally disabled up to the maximum period stated in the policy.
For more information please contact JerriLynn Cobb at DK Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) at the 2020 Wildlife Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The program
combines training and education with networking opportunities and the chance to check out the newest technology and services in the Exhibit Hall
. Whether you are a large company or a one-man shop, use this opportunity to grow this segment of your business by attending this unique meeting.
Registration rates increase January 16, 2020
December is often a slow time on Capitol Hill, as legislators leave for the Holidays and most legislation stalls. It’s a little different this year – not only are impeachment hearings happening most session days, but the government is not funded, the trade deal is still outstanding, and the defense authorization act has not yet been passed. With government funding expiring on December 20th, the rumor in the House is that there may be two small minibus bills (a minibus is several appropriations bills packaged together, as compared to an omnibus which is all appropriation bills packaged together). There have also been rumors that Trump will refuse to sign any bill until Homeland Security is passed (clearly tying his signature to money for the wall).
Formed at the RISE LAC meeting in Arizona back in August the RISE LAC Preemption Workgroup met at NPMA Headquarters in Fairfax, VA to discuss, strategize and prepare for proposed pesticide preemption roll backs in state legislatures. The workgroup will meet again in January. The following states that are of interest include:
- No Preemption: AK, HI, ME, MD, NV
- Proposed Repeals of Preemption: CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, MN, NY, and WI
- Legal Challenges and States of Interest: CA, MO, and OR
Massey Services is pleased to announce the promotion of Tami Swanson from Senior Director to Division Manager of the Multi-Family business.
To help protect your home from holiday hitchhikers, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is reminding homeowners to be vigilant about keeping pests out while decorating the tree this year.
The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report.
Nothing can get between New Yorkers and their morning coffee – and apparently, this even extends to the city's rat population.
Bed bugs were discovered at Whittier K-5 elementary school in Mt. Washington.
With the holiday season underway, people are pulling their decorations out of storage. If you start sneezing while decorating, it might not be the cold or the flu — it could be dust mites.
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Some people may be born with charisma, but it turns out managers can train themselves to become more compelling leaders.
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Seemingly innocent actions have the power to infuriate. Most often it’s a small oversight or lack of courtesy that turns into a full-blown conflict. Here are some similar behaviors I’ve encountered over the years.
Ronni Zehavi of Hibob explains how little things can make or break your annual performance review.
Transitioning from a family business to a business family can bring a lot of uncertainty.
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As temperatures cool down, your car could face a pricey threat caused by a culprit you might not expect.
The latter half of November was a strong two weeks for Philadelphia’s mice, which were involved in 70% of all restaurant and food facility closures.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the plague was first introduced in the U.S. in 1900 by rat-infested steamships. It is most common in the western U.S.