The NPMA Board of Directors has ratified the candidates recommended by the NPMA Nominating Committee for the national offices of the Board of Directors. Click here to view the 2020-2021 Board of Directors Nominees. Write-in nominations are due by February 12 to: Dominique Stumpf, CEO, NPMA, 10460 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030. The Board of Directors election will be held this Spring, from March 15 to April 15, 2020 and, for the sixth year, NPMA is offering online voting. To ensure you have the opportunity to vote, please make sure we have your proper email on file with NPMA’s Membership Department. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to update your information.
Early Bird Deadline February 9
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On March 8-10, hundreds of pest management professionals will climb Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us. When we receive your registration, we will contact your U.S. Senators to request an appointment between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. We ask you to set up an appointment directly with your House member. Remember, the sooner you register, the more likely you are to see your elected officials.
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:
- Visit: npmatraining.org
- Click “Purchase New Content”
- Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
- Click “Select Courses”
- 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 email@example.com.
Zach Devries Highlights Exciting Bed Bug and Cockroach Research
Episode 2 of NPMA’s BugBytes Podcast is now available at www.npmabugbytes.org 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.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Florida Insect Control Group LLC of Gainesville, FL
Pure Pest of Valley Park, MO
Termite & Pest Police, LLC of Brick, NJ
Clay House Services, W.L.L. of Bahrain
Best At Pest Exterminating of Brooklyn, NY is now QualityPro accredited
Google local service ads reach local customers by placing 2-3 verified businesses at the top of the Google search. Top placement is earned through lead response time and online reviews. This new lead generation system is becoming available across the nation. SearchKings can guide your company through the process and is offering one free month to NPMA members and 2 free months to QualityPro accredited companies:
(SearchKings recorded webinar available at www.qualityprotools.org)
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.
This in depth, interactive program at the Southern 2020 Conference is designed with technicians in mind and will focus on skills used every day in the field.
The Hands-On Learning Program will be 3 one-hour long courses focused on some of the most important aspects of a technician’s daily routine. These courses are designed to be interactive to give technicians an up close and personal look at the skills they need to be successful. The registration fee includes access to Wednesday morning’s general session, all three hands-on training courses and lunch. Whether you are new to the industry or just getting a refresher, this is a program you don’t want to miss!
SPACE IS LIMITED, SO BE SURE TO SIGN UP EARLY!
NPMA, CPCA, and CO SPAR Kevin Lemasters are heavily preparing for a potential pesticide preemption repeal to be introduced in Colorado. With the Governor, Speaker of the House, and Senate Majority Leader all from Boulder, the government of Colorado has become “Boulderized.” The City of Boulder is pushing to repeal pesticide preemption along with the People and Pollinators Action Network, as both groups are close with key lawmakers in the State. Our industry has held several strategy sessions and discussions. Additionally, NPMA is participating in the RISE Preemption Workgroup and CPCA is participating in a Colorado coalition working to fight the bill. Our industry is doing everything we can to prevent a “Crazy-Quilt” of pesticide regulations that would jeopardize both public health and our industry.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new WOTUS rule last week. The regulation would replace the 2015 WOTUS rule, which was an Obama-era regulation that drastically expanded the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers reach over what is considered a Water of the United Stated (WOTUS). The EPA has more information here
and NPMA staff will be reviewing the rule for it’s impact on the industry.
TPCA is offering a CEU Workshop, Texas Women in Pest Management Seminar and holding a Board of Directors Meeting on February 14, 2020.
Massey Services is pleased to announce the promotions of three team members to regional managers in various Florida markets. Deidre Eidson has been promoted to the Villages Florida Region; Chris Chatham has been promoted to the Northwest FL Region; and Paul Giordano has been promoted to the East FL Region. All three team members have been with the company for over a decade.
While the warmer temperatures make the winter easier for humans to endure, that's not necessarily the case for your pets.
Machine learning and satellite comms are helping identify mosquitoes and their infection potential.
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The spotted lanternfly has made its way to West Virginia, according to a professor at West Virginia University.
As a leader, you’re charged with looking after all the employees on your team—the ones who are doing well and the ones who are struggling. Here are some steps to take when an employee is underperforming or experiencing problems at work.
Chief Learning Officer
The success of your business and the success of your people are inextricably linked. One cannot succeed without the other.
Burnout can cause you to fall behind in your work, miss deadlines and deliver subpar work. Here is how time management can help you avoid burnout.
Leadership & Learning with Kevin Eikenberry
As a leader, we can often bring a leadership perspective to a situation, but we can get lost in our own view too. Let’s talk about why perspective is so important, and why we must consciously work to build new and different perspectives so we can achieve better results.
We tend to focus on the bad, even in the face of a lot of positive things. So how do we eliminate or a least minimize the bad? The negative?
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.
Toxoplasma gondii can mess with all sorts of mice behaviors, a new study shows.
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.