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NPMA Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 and the Industry
NPMA has received many questions from members about small business loans, essential services designations and how to offer disinfection services. To help the industry cope with these constantly changing circumstances, NPMA has created an FAQ page on covering the most frequent questions we receive.

OSHA Update
OSHA has released Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic allowing for the extended use of respirators under certain conditions. 

EPA Update
EPA Administrator Wheeler Discusses Steps to Protect American Consumers from Fraudulent Coronavirus Disinfectant Claims


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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of NPMA, recognizes National Pest Management Month each April to encourage and educate homeowners and businesses about the essential role of professional pest control. Insects and rodents will not abide by social distancing measures, and home and business owners will need help in controlling infestations. PPMA will focus public outreach efforts this month, using tools such as media relations and social media campaigns, to reinforce the essential role of professional pest control and the value of working with a licensed pest control professional. Industry members are encouraged to respectfully devote their social media pages to National Pest Management Month using the hashtag #NPMM in all posts and interactions on social properties this April to join in the special observance.


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.

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Join NPMA for a 5-part technical webinar series 'Back to the Basics', each webinar is one hour and costs $10 to attend as this series is an opportunity to get CEU credits without leaving your home or office. Credits have been approved in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, DE, IA, ID, IN, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NM, OH, SC, TN, WA, WV, and WYClick here for full credit details on each state

Please note you will need to register for each webinar separately. 

Register Today!


Has your company contributed to the good of the community or assisted health care workers during this pandemic? Share your story and apply for the 2020 NPMA Gives Award before our May 30 deadline.

The winning company will be featured in the September/October issue of PestWorld magazine and recognized at Academy 2020 in Orlando, FL. Click here to apply and view the criteria.

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

With social distancing in place, your customers are spending more time online every day. Get your business in front of them and show them you are ready to help tackle the pests that may invade their homes and yards as the weather warms up. Customize your digital version of Pest Gazette today!

NPMA Education and Events

As of now, we are planning to proceed with our summer meetings, but we are obviously monitoring the situation and exploring contingency plans. NPMA very much hopes that we will get to see many of your smiling faces soon.

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.

Get your favorite superhero costume ready and join us July 14-16 at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, Florida for Academy 2020! If you haven't had the chance to attend in the past, Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of emerging industry leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss!

Check out the highlights from 2019, stay tuned for program updates and Register Today!

Members Make Headlines
Massey Services is pleased to announce Andrea Massey-Farrell, President of the Harvey & Carol Massey Foundation and Senior Vice President of Community Relations, has been selected by Orlando Magazine as one of their 2020 Women of the Year.   
Weekly Headlines
The New York Times
Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away.
The Hill
As urban rats face a growing food scarcity, we ask an expert what that could mean for your household.
Yahoo Finance
An experimental program led by Google parent Alphabet Inc. to wipe out disease-causing mosquitoes succeeded in nearly eliminating them from three test sites in California’s Central Valley.
The Guardian
Food safety agency’s decision could put mealworms, locusts and baby crickets on menus.
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For your Business
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Everyone in a leadership position experiences some degree of frustration from time to time—and for some, it’s nearly constant. So how do experienced leaders control their frustration? Chances are, they best leaders are using some of these techniques.
How to find the silver lining in this situation and put your business in the best possible position.
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Master the tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.
Let’s Grow Leaders
In this time of extraordinary uncertainty and change your team has learned to quickly adapt to do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are. The COVID-19 crisis has us all quickly adapting to new ways to serve our customers.
Fast Company
You can successfully preserve your sanity alongside running a business and maintaining bonds with loved ones.
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A guide to handling the mental and emotional side of coronavirus so you can be productive and thrive.
The Miami Herald
The coronavirus is spreading just in time for spring, which means growing numbers of mosquitoes and ticks will be violating our social distancing guidelines. Do we need to fear these blood-sucking pests will spread the virus?
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  Date Event Location
  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
  November 8-10 International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum San Diego, CA

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




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