NPMA recognizes the need for our members to have accurate information as it relates to the Coronavirus. The most accurate information is from the CDC. We have created a webpage on the NPMA website with important Coronavirus information that we will be updating regularly - so save this webpage to your favorites for easy access. We will make every attempt to provide CDC recommended actions and updates as this continues to unfold.
Click here for links, preparedness documents and commonly asked questions that you may wish to consider. While sharing this information with your employees, please note that the CDC currently states that statistics demonstrate the seasonal flu poses a far greater and more immediate threat to your employees’ health at this time than does Covid-19.
We are excited to announce that NPMA is hosting a groundbreaking new event, the International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum, sponsored by Bayer. This monumental program will be held May 13-15, 2020 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA and is designed to empower female leaders and their male counterparts, while inspiring our businesses. Click here to view registration and program information. Space is limited – register early to reserve your seat!
PestWorld 2020 will be held October 13-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. NPMA has secured a room block at the Gaylord. Make your reservations early as we expect the hotel to fill quickly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Beech Blight Aphid
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Deco Pest Control of Brooklyn, NY
Freedom Pest Control, LLC of Bronx, NY
Melton Pest Control, Inc. of Morrison, IL
Reesource Pest, Inc. of Boyds, MD
Rosenbloom Pest Control, Inc. of Baltimore, MD
Zen Capo, Inc. dba Pestmaster Services of Central New York of Fulton, NY
NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.
Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!
March 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST | REGISTER
Mike Weyman, PhD, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Royan Teter, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC; Jim Fredericks, PhD, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA
Counterfeit pesticides are illegal but oftentimes are extremely hard to spot because they are produced and packaged to look identical to legal products. However, the contents in the package are not accurate and may have less active ingredients than advertised or even have different ingredients that are cheaper or may be more toxic. It’s important to be aware of these products to keep customers and the environment safe. This session will cover the signs of counterfeit products and how you can help protect your company from potentially using these harmful products.
View the 2020 webinar schedule.
would ban ALL neonicotinoids in Rhode Island and even possession of neonics would be illegal under the proposed bill. Luckily, RI SPAR Ted Brayton represented NEPMA and testified before the RI House Environment and Natural Resources Committee in opposition to the bill. Mr. Brayton asserted: "This bill would make it harder to manage bed bugs in hotel rooms, cockroaches and flies in food processing facilities, grocery stores, and restaurants, mosquitoes, and ticks in backyards..." Thanks to Ted's excellent testimony and widespread opposition from other industry groups, the bill was held back by the Committee for further study! Read NEPMA's testimony here.
, a bill that limits heat treatments for bed bugs to commercial applicators only passed the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee by a 11-0 vote. Additionally, SB 1735
, passed the Senate Agriculture and Wildlife Committee to allow for the use of termite bait systems as a preconstruction treatment. Excellent job by OPMA and OK SPAR Roger Graham on their excellent work on these bills.
This one-day meeting will feature presentations from wildlife biologists, regulators and industry professionals. Participants will learn about high priority nuisance animals, newly emerging issues and regulations.
Massey Services, is pleased to announce the purchase of Insight Pest Solutions of South Florida.
More than 150 snakes have been removed from a den under a couple's home in Colorado in the past year.
Boston 25 News
It may seem too early to be worried about ticks, but it’s not. Ticks can live year-round in New England. And with the recent warm up, they’ve become active once again.
Mormon crickets, the grasshopper-like insects that pose threats to crops and drivers are hatching early this year in northern Nevada.
Los Angeles Times
A measure to help eradicate the invasive rodents called nutria has passed the U.S. House with the help of a large, stuffed specimen.
Leading With Trust
It doesn’t matter if it’s a sports team, a military team, a work team, or any other kind of team, the best teams have developed a high-level of trust among team members to the point that each individual knows they can count on each other to do their part.
Self-confidence is something that you learn to build up because the challenging world of business, and life in general, can deflate it. Here are 10 things you can do to build up your self-confidence.
We are living in an era of pervasive uncertainty: Stunningly improbable events are increasingly defining the world around us. Instead of trying to predict the future, we should focus on how to thrive under these new circumstances.
While these feelings are normal, they can become a serious distraction if they linger or intensify. Here’s how to get moving again.
It can be tough to realize that you may be making it harder for your team to complete tasks. Here are just nine examples of having the boss making it harder for the team to get stuff done.
Sometimes the beginning of the journey requires some tough questions you need to ask yourself to raise your own bar. Can you answer yes to any -- and hopefully all -- of these?
Rapid Start Leadership
‘No.’ It’s one of the shortest words in the English language, and possibly one of the most powerful. It’s also one of the hardest for many of us to say.
Bugs and insects follow temperatures, rather than the calendar when it comes to becoming more active after the winter. When temperatures reach above 50 degrees, that signals a lot of bugs—mistakenly—that spring is here. Locals have been spotting more bees, wasps, ladybugs and stink bugs.