NPMA recognizes the need for our members to have accurate information and resources as it relates to the Coronavirus. We have created a webpage on the NPMA website with important Coronavirus links, preparedness documents and commonly asked questions that we will be updating regularly - so save this webpage to your favorites for easy access. We are working to add more resources and will make every attempt to provide CDC recommended actions and updates as this continues to unfold. Please see below for the latest updates from NPMA.
NPMA Special Alert: Communication Guidelines
(3/17/2020 1:00pm ET)
NPMA Special Alert: Coronavirus & Essential Services
(3/17/2020 8:30am ET)
NPMA Special Alert: Congress & the Coronavirus
(3/16/2020 2:00pm ET)
The NPMA Staff will be working remotely during this pandemic. All services will continue to be provided to members and our team will be available during working hours via phone and email. Please click here for a full directory of staff contact information. We will weather this storm together.
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NPMA members visited the Hill last week to lobby their members of Congress on passing federal pesticide preemption and opposing The ILLICIT CASH Act. Since the Hill shut to visitors on Thursday, March 12, our visits were very timely. NPMA members met with over 70 members of the Senate and countless House members showing how strong and unified out industry is. Feedback from visits is still rolling in, but it appears that there is widespread Senatorial opposition to The ILLICIT CASH Act. A hearing is expected to be scheduled later this month (the coronavirus may impact that timing) and as soon as a date is announced, NPMA will be activating all members with a Voter Voice.
Massey Services is pleased to announce that Suzanne Graham, the company’s Director of Governmental Affairs, has been inducted as the new President of the Florida Pest Management Association.
There are many questions surrounding the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including how it’s spread. With warm weather approaching, there may be concerns about disease transmission from insects, but it’s important to note that coronavirus is not spread by vector pests.
A new study suggests that the Big Apple’s rats have in fact undergone genetic changes that make them well-suited to life in the concrete jungle—and susceptible to some of the same challenges that are facing humans
New York Upstate
There’s at least one unwanted consequence of Upstate New York’s warm winter: Disease-carrying ticks are out in force, hungry for the blood meal they didn’t get last fall.
The newly discovered treehopper species, now known as Kaikaia gaga, is one member of an incredibly diverse group of insects found on every continent except Antarctica.
Researchers in France have discovered a “very promising” possible solution in the fight against the deadly Asian hornet, which includes “talking to the insect in its own language” to lure it into traps.
The CEO of HackerOne, which features a community of over 600,000 people working remotely, offers tips for the best ways to set up remote workers to succeed.
Executives feel like they carry the weight of the world in a turbulent and complex environment.
While we strive to minimize the human suffering caused by coronavirus, it’s also important to reassess our organizational systems and explore better strategies for not only mitigating current and preventing future pandemics – but also for living and working more efficiently when we’re not dealing with an immediate crisis.
Looking to improve the accuracy, speed, and relevance of responses to customers, marketers, are selectively adopting more AI-based apps into their tech stacks in 2020.
You may pride yourself on multitasking, but that “skill” could be stopping you from getting more done.
Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa, and New York are frontrunners for the second consecutive year, and Atlanta joins the top five.
Changes in rodents’ DNA means they are now prone to similar health threats to humans, scientists discover.
A species of caterpillar may provide answers on how to best eradicate plastic waste, a 300 million ton per year problem.