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Nearly 400 individuals attended the annual NPMA Legislative Day event this week, designed to advocate for issues important to the pest management industry. The event began with riveting keynote speakers including Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman, Governor Howard Dean, Michael Gerson, David Wasserman and culminated with a special presentation by Pennsylvania Senator, Bob Casey and Wisconsin Senator, Ron Johnson.

The industry made almost 200 visits to the Hill, educating members on pesticide preemption and the Illicit Cash Act. The pest management industry is committed to building bipartisan relationships in Congress and positioning NPMA as the leading voice on any legislation that impacts protecting public health and property from pests.

There were two awards presented during the event, the FMC Legislative Day Award was presented to Suzanne Graham of Massey Services, Inc. based in Orlando, FL and Marie Horner of Arrow Exterminators or McLeansville, NC was named the 2019 NPMA PestVets Veteran of the Year!

We thank all those that spent time with us in Washington, D.C. last week and look forward to building on the great work accomplished by the many Senate and House visits that were made on behalf of the industry.    


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Join us May 13-15, 2020 at the International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum in San Diego, CA. This conference features a great line up of inspiring speakers who will help shape and educate you on important topics & issues women face in the pest management industry. Check out the lineup of speakers below, and click here to view the full schedule. Register by April 17 to save on your registration!

        Kristen Hadeed,
Student Maid Founder
  Dr. Tracey Wilen,
Researcher & Author
  Bonnie Marcus,
Women’s Success Coaching

The fourth Global Health & Food Safety Summit, originally planned for June 2020, has been postponed to June 2021 due to the potential impact of the Coronavirus. As the full risk of the Coronavirus is still unknown, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), and Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managers Association (FAOPMA) in conjunction with the Singapore Pest Management Association (SPMA) have decided to take this precaution in order to protect our members and attendees.

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Check out the new BugBytes podcast Welcome to the Future: How Genetic Research is Reshaping Pest Control. Discover how scientists are using breakthroughs in genetic research to control some of the most challenging urban pests in this episode with guest Ed Vargo, Professor and Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University.

The podcast is available at or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! 


Spring is right around the corner! Use the Spring issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and potential customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may invade their home as the warm weather starts to return.

Pest Gazette is available in a print and  digital format that is perfect for online marketing! 

Click here to start customizing your  Pest Gazette today.

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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Member Benefit Highlight
Every growing company needs to find, hire, train & retain employees. NPMA has created a workforce website that connects you to the tools and resources that can help your workforce grow. One of the many benefits on this website include job description templates to help your company develop job descriptions for your unique needs.

We encourage you to work with an HR professional to review the job descriptions you use. NPMA member companies may work with Seay Management Associates as part of the HR consulting member benefit.

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NPMA Education and Events

March 20, 2020, 2:00 PM ESTREGISTER
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.

Join us for the 2020 Industry Safety Summit at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld on June 25-26, 2020 in beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida!

This workshop-style meeting will bring safety experts together with companies of all sizes to talk safety in the pest management industry. Topics covered will include safe driving, pesticide safety, and tips on implementing a safety program in your business.


Stay tuned for program information coming soon!

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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. Eligible students are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college students interested in urban or industrial pest management.  Completed applications are due on March 15, 2020.
Thomas Pest Services owners Bill Clark and Sarah Thomas-Clark are please to announce a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, in honor of their five year old daughter, Riley.
Over 50 PMPs attended from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.  The class was taught by George Williams, ACE from Univar and the topic was “Being a Pest Management Professional”. 
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  Date Event Location
  May 13-15 International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum San Diego, CA
  June 25-26 Industry Safety Summit Orlando, FL
  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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