Submit your speaker recommendations by Monday, January 27.
NPMA is seeking your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2020. This year's event will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 13-16.
Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to email@example.com. Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. NPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions, click here for some suggestions. Thank you for your help and we will see you in Nashville!
NPMA Grassroots Campaigns: Learn how to Use VoterVoice Webinar
Please join the NPMA Public Policy Staff as we show you how to use VoterVoice, NPMA’s feature weapon for bolstering and defending the industry using grassroots campaigns. This quick, yet informative 30-minute webinar will show you how to defend your industry and bottom line using VoterVoice.
Click here to register for NPMA Grassroots Campaigns: Learn how to Use VoterVoice on Jan 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST.
Back by popular demand, NPMA will be hosting a Kid’s Program
on March 9th within the larger Legislative Day program
. Children will get a chance to explore some of the most iconic DC landmarks as well as a tour of the Capitol Building! If you are interested in having your child(ren) participate, please RSVP to Maria Mercado by January 15
NPMA can only host this program based on confirmed commitments. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
Submit a Nomination for the 2020 Veteran of the Year Award
Sponsored by FMC, The PestVets Veteran of the Year Award was created to honor a Veteran who has helped strengthen the role of the pest management industry. They are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the industry and to the communities they serve. The criteria may include any of the following: the nominee’s leadership/involvement in community volunteer activities, the nominee’s contributions to the pest control industry, the nominee’s contributions to his/her company, and the nominee’s contributions to other Veterans. The minimum qualifications for a nomination must include: must be an honorably discharged (DD214) Veteran of the US Military and must be employed by an NPMA member company.
Deadline: Nominations are due by February 20, 2020. The recipient will be awarded at Legislative Day 2020 in Washington, DC. If you have any questions regarding a nomination, please contact Jake Plevelich at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (703) 352-6762.
DC UPDATE: Impeachment, Presidential Power & the Race to the White House
Impeachment: What’s going on? If anyone has ever watched a Law and Order episode where the detective interviews a group of crazy kids who’ve committed a crime and every one of them has different stories…. Yeah, sorting out what’s happening with impeachment is kind of like that. All the major players seem to have wildly divergent views on how and when this whole thing will go down, so I can only summarize what they’re saying. In the House, Pelosi is currently holding the articles of impeachment, and announced today she will release them next week. Some staffers have not ruled out another run for impeachment if new info comes to light, particularly given Bolton’s statement this week he is willing to testify before the Senate. Leadership hasn’t spoken publicly on the issue. In the Senate Schumer and McConnell have yet to agree on the rules for the trial and at this point it looks like McConnell will cobble together some sort of rules and get 51 senators to approve it and in the meantime has vowed to run regular business. The DNC has also said debate dates could change based on impeachment since so many sitting senators would be on the stage. In summation: we will probably have impeachment in the Senate at some point in Q1, using rules that have yet to be determined and resulting in a verdict that already is.
Nebraska Bed Bug Bill Introduced
Senator Wayne (D) introduced LB 864
on 1/9/2020 which would require PMPs to inspect and treat for bed bugs when tenants experience them. This bill is largely based off of the Colorado bill HB 1328
that was enacted into law last year. Basically, the tenant gets bed bugs and the landlord must hire a PMP to inspect and treat for bed bugs in most circumstances. It is important to note that LB 864 only applies to cities of the Metropolitan Class, in which only Omaha is classified. NSPCA is working with the Senator and his office to see if there is any chance to expand the scope of the bill to additional parts of the state. At first glance, the bill is written this way for political feasibility. If passed, LB 864 would be a huge win for our industry as PMPs would be a private-sector solution to Omaha’s bed bug problem and help its over 450,000 residents. Great job by Nebraska Vice-SPAR Carl Braun and SPAR Travis Lucas getting this bill introduced.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Welcome New Members!
Issaquah Pest Control of Issaquah, WA
Marigold Pest Services of Murfreesboro, TN
Y-Not Pest Control and Service, Inc. of Gilbert, AZ
Informational Leave-Behind Brochures for Your Customers
NPMA has designed new informational leave-behind brochures that can effectively market the dangers of pests to your clients. These trifold brochures for ticks, termites and bed bugs detail what homeowners should look for regarding the dangers these pests pose and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. The brochures are fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.
Register Today – rates increase after January 15!
Join the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) at the 2020 Wildlife Expo! The program at the Wildlife Expo combines training and education with networking opportunities and the chance to check out the latest 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.
Recertification credits have been applied for in AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, VA, WA, WV, and WY.
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
Industry professionals from as far north as New Jersey all the way down to Texas joined their resources together to save the home of a single mom and her children.
WorkWave PestPac has been awarded Silver in this year’s Best in Biz Awards for Enterprise Product of the Year.
There's a tiny pest in the nation's capital: Bedbugs. Washington overtook Baltimore as the No. 1 "Bed Bug City," based on data compiled by pest control company Orkin.
Temperature swings may be tough on our bodies, but it can also attract some unwelcome critters into your home.
We aren’t the only ones enjoying a warmer than usual winter. Fire ants are too. An unseasonably warm winter is keeping the insects active.
Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing diseases in the northern hemisphere and this week’s announcement that pop star Justin Bieber had the diagnosis brought the tick-borne illness to the forefront of the news.
Two relatively new species of the voracious buggers are worse than ever this year. Pest control company phones are ringing off the hook now that swarming season is here.
Leaders need to understand what employees need, then constantly remake our programs so we break through the clutter and give employees great communication.
Let’s Grow Leaders
How do you lead when people don’t have to follow? As work becomes more complex and people develop more specialized knowledge and skills, cross-functional teams, ad-hoc teams, and temporary project teams are increasingly common.
It’s all about your “stress mindset.” The good news is, with a bit of effort, you can improve your reaction to daily stressors.
Blanchard Leader Chat
A new year is upon us. For many people, this time of year represents “out with the old, in with the new”—a new start or a new opportunity.
Entrepreneurs who put all their eggs in a single savings basket put themselves at risk.
The family says they left for a week for Christmas, and while they were gone a squirrel got inside their home and tore things apart.
A South African man was attempting to impress his new date with his pet goldfish, Cleo, only to be stunned when a giant nursery web spider snatched the unsuspecting fish out of its pond and carried it away.