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Come hear from a prominent guest speaker during the MGK “Headquarters on the Hill” on Tuesday, March 10, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST in Hart 216. Enjoy lunch with fellow Legislative Day attendees before you depart for your hill appointments. Each year, MGK sponsors this luncheon featuring a keynote speaker which concludes NPMA’s Legislative Day conference. Still need to register for Legislative Day? Click here to register today!
 
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Nominee submission deadline: March 15

Each year, NPMA works diligently to identify and recruit members to serve on our association’s standing committees and interest groups. In an effort to foster fresh ideas and allow all NPMA members to share their expertise, we are calling on you to nominate yourself or pass this survey along to an industry colleague to serve on an NPMA committee or interest group. Your involvement and leadership will help us chart a successful future for the association and the industry. Final decisions will be made by the end of May and communicated at the beginning of June in time for the committee cycle which begins July 1st.

 

  

Spring is waiting in the wings and talk is turning back to termites. Although more and more consumers are beginning to understand the threats these voracious pests pose, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), knows the importance of keeping consumers engaged in this important dialogue. During Termite Awareness Week, March 8th to 14th, 2020, PPMA is encouraging the industry to take part in the annual observance and use PPMA’s marketing materials to teach consumers about the importance of protecting against termites.

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New dehumidifier options for crawlspaces!
Crawlspace Depot now offers the Aprilaire model 1820 (70 pints/day) and 1850 (90 pints/day) dehumidifiers. Installers agree that Aprilaire is a solid brand backed by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. Aprilaire features a washable MERV 8 filter – a money-saving, sustainable option for installers offering an annual service with filter change.
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Service technicians are the backbone of any successful pest management firm. For customers, technicians are the standard-bearers for your company’s reputation and its commitment to quality service. They are also your company’s frontline defense against safety and regulatory violations.

Given the vital role of technicians, NPMA has a New Hire Training Program for Service Technicians. This state-of-the art training program is a comprehensive, nine-part course designed to prepare new structural pest control technicians for a career in pest management. Course completion typically takes eight hours and will provide an overview of integrated pest management, federal laws that govern the pest management industry in the U.S., product labels, pesticide application, important pest groups, basic pest control equipment and OSHA/safety practices.

Pest Pic of the Week


  

Yellow Sac Spider

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

 
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New Members

All Pest - Pest Control Inc. of Riverton, UT
Brady Total Pest Management of Oklahoma City, OK
Bug Express Pest Control of San Angelo, TX
GerMadic Pest Co. of Wichita, KS
Green In Grass of Killeen, TX
Green Pest Solutions of Topeka, KS
Mountain Empire Wildlife Control of Bristol, TN
SCOT-FREE Termite & Pest Control of Spring, TX
Termite King of Haslet, TX
Totten Pest Control, LLC of Manchester, TN
UglyBug Pest Control, LLC of Bridgewater, VA

Member Benefit Highlight
  

Save 10-85% on prescription costs with myRxMedSaver, a discount program available to NPMA members, their families and friends. Immediately begin saving on both brand-name and generic drugs by using the free app or discount card.

Download the app.

Please note, this link must be clicked from your cell phone, where it can direct you to either the Apple app store or the Google Play store. It cannot be accessed through your desktop.

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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
March 20, 2020, 2:00 PM EST | REGISTER
Panelists: Dennis Jenkins of ABC Home and Commercial Services and Richard Spencer of Arrow Exterminators
Most would agree that workplace safety should be a top priority for any business. But many companies struggle to find a balance between prioritizing safety among other business or technical topics necessary to keeping up with day-to-day operations. Discover how some business leaders have shifted their team’s approach to the “daily grind” to position safety as a pillar of their company’s workplace culture. Join panelists Dennis Jenkins of ABC Home and Commercial Services and Richard Spencer of Arrow Exterminators as they share successes, failures, and everything in between that helped them pave the way to a safer workplace. Led by moderator Jeff King, this debate-style webinar will navigate some common roadblocks and challenges that businesses face when trying to raise the bar on safety.
Heard From the Hill

Last week, Dr. Jim Fredericks, NPMA’s Vice President of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, was appointed to the U.S. EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC).  The PPDC is a Federal Advisory Committee that meets with EPA on a regular basis to discuss pesticide regulatory, policy, and program implementation issues. Membership on the PPDC is a two-year commitment, during which NPMA will represent the structural pest control industry and its perspectives on the committee. 

Members Make Headlines
For the first time ever, up to 11 travel awards are available to help defray costs associated with attending the National Conference in Entomology. If you are a student who wants to work in structural pest management in any capacity, this event is the place to meet your future colleagues, collaborators, and friends. The winning students will each receive $300 at the conference plus free registration. Deadline is February 17th, 2020.
Massey Services is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 to Opportunity Community Ability of Orlando. The donation will bring back the organization’s weekly dance and music therapy classes along with covering the costs for the spring and summer theater week. It will also help support the productions at the Running Man Theatre and the musical theatre troupe. 
The Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation is pleased to announce the donation of $100,000 to Grace Medical Home of Orlando, Florida. The foundation is under Massey Services.
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  February 11-12 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  March 8-10 Legislative Day Washington, DC
  July 14-16 Academy 2020 Orlando, FL
  July 23-25 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2020 Summer Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  October 13-16 PestWorld 2020 Nashville, TN
       

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

 

 

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