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At Legislative Day 2020, not only will you have the opportunity to meet your members of congress and advocate for your industry, but you can also expect to hear from a variety of prominent speakers about our current political landscape. Check out the lineup of speakers below, and click here to view the full schedule. Register by February 9 to save $25 on your Legislative Day registration!

Anna Palmer, Politico Playbook
Jake Sherman, Politico Playbook
Governor Howard Dean
Michael Gerson, Former White House Advisor
David Wasserman, Cook Political Report
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Nisus Corp

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 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!


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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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January 30, 2020, 4:00 PM EST | REGISTER
NPMA Members Earn Your Next FLORIDA Recertification Credit Free!

NPMA’s Dr. Brittany Campbell will provide a live 1-hour webinar on bed bug control that will qualify for one FLORIDA recertification credit in category 482 or 487. This webinar will be provided free to NPMA members. Non-members can still register for a fee of $20. A description of the class and instructions for registering are below.

There has been extensive research on controlling bed bugs since their resurgence in the early 2000s. But, despite advances in control technologies and techniques, bedbugs continue to pose a major challenge for pest control operators. This informative training will cover recent discoveries in bed bug biology and how to overcome some of the ubiquitous problems bed bugs pose - even for the trained professional.

Access this training in these easy steps:

  1. Visit:
  2. Click “Purchase New Content”
  3. Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
  4. Click “Select Courses”
  1. Click “Add” next to the Overcoming Bed Bug Control Challenges and follow on-screen instruction

You will receive one confirmation email from NPMA after completing checkout. A second confirmation email will be sent within 24 hours after your registration information has processed. For questions, contact Brittany Campbell at

Pest Pic of the Week


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

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New Members

Abracadabra Pest Solutions of Elkton, MD
Bullseye Pest Control of Wilson, NC
Home Fixer of Mechanicsville, MD
JD's Pest Control Lawn & Termite of Laredo, TX
Matar Group, LLC dba Matar Termite & Pest Control of Alexandria, VA
Meadowcraft Enterprises, Inc. of Gibsonia, PA
Pest Shield Inc. of Mt. Airy, MD

Member Benefit Highlight

Employees value health care, but providing healthcare coverage may have been difficult or expensive for small and medium-sized businesses in the past.

But no longer for you.

As an NPMA member, you can enjoy an exclusive-members-only competitive advantage: offering your employees and their families complete major medical coverage that complies with all aspects of the Affordable Care Act.

Your employees get the advantage of working with a business that offers them a prized benefit: ACA-compliant coverage that may cost them less than they could find on their own. 

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How to attract Millennial Drivers – Recruitment Guide
Millennials account for more than one-third of the U.S. employee population and more are entering the workforce every day, making this generation the biggest opportunity for growth in fleets.
A successful driver recruitment strategy will attract a new pool of dynamic employees who are wholeheartedly engaged in the company. Here are five ideas on how to recruit millennial drivers:
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NPMA Education and Events
This is your last chance to register for Thursday's webinar with Unique Background Solutions. QualityPro's Allison Allen will be sitting down with Unique Background Solutions' Michael Barnes to break down the differences between available types of criminal record searches and provide an accurate depiction of when and how to use the National Criminal Database records. If you're unable to attend Thursday at 2:00, a recording of the webinar will be made available after the webinar. Registration is available here.

Join us on February 11 - 12 in Memphis, Tennessee to earn valuable recertification credits at the 2020 Southern Conference! Recertification credits have been applied for in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV.

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

Heard From the Hill
SB 1735 was recently introduced in Oklahoma and reads, “Termite bait or baiting systems may be used as a treatment for structural pests prior to construction of a new structure.” This is a positive development for our industry and OK SPAR Roger Graham is heavily engaged.
S.272 proposes to transfer the oversight and administration of the Pesticide Advisory Council from the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets to the Department of Health. The bill would also amend the membership of the Pesticide Advisory Council. The aim of the bill seeks to reduce the use of pesticides and hopes that the Department of Health will meet this goal.
Members Make Headlines

At the Ohio Pest Management Association Winter Meeting Molly C. Patton-Marsh was elected President of the OPMA. She is only the second women to hold the position. She is the 3rd generation from her family to serve as President of the OPMA. John R. Patton 1972 and John S Patton 1986 both previously served as President.

The PWIPM of New England is proud to announce the 1st Annual Women of Excellence Award. The regional honor is open to women across the pest management industry – PMP’s, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession and their companies.
Pi Chi Omega now offers 5 scholarships to students in the field of urban and industrial pest management – or some closely related field of study. A generous donation from an anonymous donor has enabled the addition of a Norm Ehmann Scholarship in 2020!
Massey Services is pleased to announce the promotion of John Milton to Regional Vice President.
Weekly Headlines
The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report.
McCarr is just about like every other community in eastern Kentucky, but it has one thing that stands out -- rat traps everywhere.
Scientists at the University of California San Diego have genetically modified them to carry an antibody blocking them from carrying all 4 types of the virus.
New York City is among the nation's top 10 hotspots for bedbugs, a new study shows.
Science News
Toxoplasma gondii can mess with all sorts of mice behaviors, a new study shows.
For your Business
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In the Digital Age, there can be a tendency to declare old management principles obsolete—but CEOs can harness a million years of human evolution to bring clarity and order to planning.
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Getting back to basics and consolidating every type of correspondence on email may seem counterintuitive, but it’s a way to increase your effectiveness overall.
Improve your office's energy and productivity levels for 2020 with these 12 tips.
Leadership Now
If you’ve experienced a bad leader and a great leader, you know the difference between the two can be night and day. But how do we turn those feelings into real action to develop great, future-ready leaders?
Finding ways to stand out and signal quality and reliability is essential to thriving. Here are four key strategies to help succeed even when surrounded by tough competition.
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Apply Bait Like Never Before
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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Trending Articles
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.
Sun Sentinel
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.
Fox News
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.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  February 4-6 Wildlife Conference Las Vegas, NV
  February 11-12 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  March 8-10 Legislative Day Washington, DC
  July 14-16 Academy 2020 Orlando, FL
  October 13-16 PestWorld 2020 Nashville, TN

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




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