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On March 8-10, NPMA members will flood Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us. Join us in trumpeting the positive effect we have on public health and pushing for federal preemption. This is the time to make a difference and show Congress how important our issues are. Your voice as a constituent is what amplifies the work NPMA staff does year-round. Attending Legislative Day will give you an opportunity to hear the issues, talk face-to-face with your state and federal representatives, and advocate for our industry.
Before we kick-off Legislative Day join NPMA staff for an Open House cocktail reception at the NPMA headquarters in Fairfax, VA. Click here for more details.
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.
March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day. Around the globe, people will celebrate women leaders and the amazing social, economic, cultural and political achievements they have made and continue to make every day as well as the strong influence and impact they have on the world around us.
If you are planning on celebrating, please let PWIPM know at email@example.com and share with us on social media by tagging @NationalPestMgt and using the official hashtags #EachforEqual and #IWD2020 and we will feature you in an industry press release following the event. Learn more.
When is the best time to apply for #QualityPro? What steps are in the process? QualityPro will be holding a webinar this month to answer all your questions on the application process. We'll be highlighting the advice put forward by your peers and our #2019PestWorld panelists. If you missed the panel in California, this is a golden opportunity to learn from the experts what to expect during your QualityPro application process, and what the best practices are for getting through it.
Join us Thursday, February 13th, at 3:00 PM EST, Register today!
February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month, a reminder for everyone to review their pesticide safety practices. Everyone must focus on safety to protect themselves, others, and the environment, during pesticide transport, storage, application, and disposal. “There is no ‘downtime’ in the safe handling and use of pesticides," notes Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., Executive Director of Science Policy for the Weed Science Society of America.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Iron Mantis Pest Control of Mesa, AZ
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Rise Pest Control of Provo, UT
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Click here for program details and to apply for your certification number.
Join us February 11-12 in Memphis, Tennessee to earn recertification credits, browse the exhibit hall, and network with your peers at the 2020 Southern Conference!
Recertification credits have been approved in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Click here to view the detailed approved credits in each state.
Last week, EPA released Proposed Interim Decisions (PID) for five neonicotinoid insecticides that are widely used in the structural pest management industry. The insecticides included the active ingredients Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam – all of which are registered for structural pest control uses patterns. Of note in the PID are proposed label changes to limit drift and run-off and the cancellation of certain uses for turf pests. NPMA will be carefully reviewing the proposed decision and will provide meaningful comments to the Agency regarding the pest management industry’s recommendations.
Occupational licensing reform is a serious issue for the structural pest management industry. As both Democrats and Republicans aim to reduce barriers to entry for certain licensed occupations (ex. hairbraiders, barbers, social workers, etc.), pesticide applicators are often grouped into the discussion of deregulation. While deregulation might sound good, the ramifications of deregulating our industry are potentially disastrous. The EPA regional office could end-up regulating pesticide applicators in your state instead of your State Lead Agency (ex. DPR) because many of these bills potentially violate FIFRA and the applicator certification agreements with EPA, untrained individuals could be permitted to apply restricted use pesticides, and unscrupulous operators could pose harm to customers and the industry’s reputation. Tennessee and West Virginia are two states that have recently introduced bills to severely weaken licensed pesticide applicator laws.
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Pauline Jones Sameth, wife of Richard Sameth who served as President of NPMA in 1996-97.
Join professionals from academia (including students), industry, and government who specialize in structural pest control in Mobile, AL on May 17-20, 2020 for the National Conference on Urban Entomology (NCUE). Registration, the hotel block, call for papers, and an opportunity for travel awards are all available now.
The Aust Group is pleased to announce the most recent acquisition of their client, Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control Inc., located in Westwood, NJ to Excel Termite & Pest Control headquartered in River Edge, NJ.
Massey Services is pleased to announce the purchase of Ambush Termite & Pest Control of South Carolina.
Massey Services is pleased to announce the purchase of Resolve Pest Control of Baton Rouge, LA.
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