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We are aware there are questions about PestWorld 2020 slated for Nashville in October. We believe in our industry and our ability to survive and thrive, especially during difficult times. We understand the importance of events like PestWorld in bringing the industry together to create opportunities for advancement in education, business successes and networking, all of which make us stronger as an industry.

Currently, we are moving forward with PestWorld 2020 as planned. We as a nation are taking it one day at a time, NPMA is closely monitoring the situation and adapting as needed. The safety of our members is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to evaluate the health and safety of moving forward with an in-person meeting, and/or our options for moving the Annual Convention to a virtual format. We anticipate a decision to be made by August 1, 2020 regarding the format for this year’s Annual Convention. So for now, please mark your calendar for October 13-16 and plan to join us for PestWorld 2020 as we bring the industry back together. Registration and program information will be available soon, stay tuned!

 

Running Remotely: How to Maintain Effective Team Communication In The COVID-19 Era
Wednesday, May 13 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

In-person meetings and daily office interactions feel like a thing of the past in the new COVID-19 era as more and more employees transition to working from home. Changes such as these to daily routines create a major strain on businesses as companies and employees struggle to adapt to today’s “new normal.” In this engaging webinar, learn how business leaders Ashley Morrison of CityWide Exterminating and Daniele Collinson of Blades of Green Lawn Care and B.O.G. Pest Control have adapted to and embraced these communication hurdles to ensure their businesses continue moving forward during these turbulent times. Moderated by Audrey Hall of EcoServe Pest Services, this session will lay the groundwork for companies looking to establish an effective culture of communication in your business.

Limited seats are available for each episode, so sign up today!

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In this 5 minute video, learn three ways Ryan Avery, past NPMA Academy speaker, shares with NPMA how we can all go from A leader to THE leader during the COVID-19 pandemic!
 
 

Join Karen Vail from the University of Tennessee this Friday, May 8 at 4:00 PM EST as she discusses how altering the landscape and making other environmental modifications can result in a long-lasting decline in odorous house ant populations around a home. You’ll also learn when it’s suitable to use a hand lens and smartphone to identify ants and when it’s not by listening to the pest ant case studies presented. Register today for the Ant Control Through IPM webinar.

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, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, WA, WV, and WYClick here to view the full webinar series and full credit details.

 
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Directing Pest Control Operations from the Front Lines to Your Front Door with guest CAPT Eric Hoffman, Director of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board

Episode 4 of NPMA’s BugBytes Podcast is now available at www.npmabugbytes.org or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! In this episode, learn how pest management has shaped military history and how critical pest control operations are coordinated globally across the armed forces

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 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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Owyhee Environmental of Meridian, ID
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Thrive Pest Control of Murfreesboro, TN
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Member Benefit Highlight
  
NPMA has designed informational leave-behind brochures that can effectively market the dangers of pests to your clients. These trifold brochures for ticks, termites and bed bugs detail what homeowners should look for regarding the dangers these pests pose and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. The brochures are fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.
Heard From the Hill

First, the Senate decided that they would come back to DC the first week in May. The House immediately announced they would do the same. Speculation started building as both chambers laid out very different plans for what they would tackle in DC. Now the Democratic-controlled House has changed tack and announced they would not return next week, leaving the Republican-controlled Senate leading the legislative narrative. What happened, and what does this mean for legislation and oversight activities? Read the full article here.

NPMA has prepared a one-page reference document (available here) with pertinent information on all current COVID specific loan programs. The document breaks down exactly what you need to know about each program including where to apply and whether it is currently accepting applications.
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Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.
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Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites as a more active tick season near with warmer weather.
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The EPA on Friday granted permission for genetically engineered mosquitoes to be released into the Florida Keys and around Houston to see if they can help limit the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.
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There are reports of rats running much freer than usual in New York City, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city is going to have to take action.
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Across the country, many people are no longer commuting since the stay-at-home orders have been in place. While you've probably saved money not using much gas, those unused cars could be attracting a different issue.
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Trust is a vital requirement in any leadership endeavor. But the coronavirus pandemic has raised the stakes to historic levels. In these frightening circumstances, trust in our leaders has become the indispensable factor.
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A psychiatrist who’s also a professor of organizational behavior observes that times of crisis usually evoke familiar images of generals or endurance athletes. Instead, he argues, “a public health crisis is not a war or a race.” Here’s what it will take.
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In parts of some U.S. cities, starving rats have been taking to deserted streets amid the coronavirus lockdown. Some have even resorted to cannibalism in their desperate search for food.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has commanded a new way of life, and not just for people — even Chicago’s rat population has been affected.
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As the weather gets warmer and more people are heading outside, one local group is warning us to watch out for ticks – especially in light of Lyme Disease Awareness Month.
Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  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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