As we embark on this journey of re-opening business and calling our employees back to work, we realize that we’re going to have to do some things differently, certainly for the short haul, perhaps for the long run. Read More.
Wednesday, May 13 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT
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.
The inaugural Industry Safety Summit, originally planned for June 25-26 of this year, has been postponed to May 6-7, 2021 due to the potential impact of COVID-19. As the threat of Coronavirus continues to loom, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and QualityPro have decided to take this precaution in order to protect the health of our participants.
“NPMA’s mission statement and the tagline of this meeting is ‘Our Mission is Your Protection’, and during this time of uncertainty this statement couldn’t be more fitting,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Our highest priority is the health of our members, and we look forward to hosting a fantastic meeting next year alongside QualityPro in a safer environment.”
The May/June 2020 issue is of PestWorld magazine is now out! The magazine looks at new Technology, with the following features:
Eye in the Sky
As technology continues to transform the pest control industry, remote monitoring and imaging technology seem to be at the forefront of the revolution.
Artificial Intelligence for Pest Control
While only a handful of pest control companies are beginning to scratch the surface of artificial intelligence, many PMPs believe it could transform the way they do business.
Two of the NPMA Strategic Partners, Bayer Pest Management and Syngenta, discuss their technological innovations and where they see the pest management industry headed.
Insurers have recently cited ‘social inflation’ as a cause of increased liability-insurance claims, as there has been a greater tendency to sue insurers and for juries to hand out higher awards.
Whichever way you prefer to learn, NPMA has got you covered—audio, visual or interactive, take your pick and get smarter about pest management.
The issue also includes articles on the Tawny Crazy Ant, How Artificial Intelligence Can Bolster Your Marketing Efforts, Online Resources to Help Your Business and more.
Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!
Eastern Tent Caterpillar
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Al-joud Establishment For Pest Control of Jordan
Eco-Friendly Pest Solutions, LLC of Newtown Square, PA
Exim Fumigation, LLC of Ridgeville, SC
Modern Cleaning Technology, WLL of Qatar
Mozart Management of Pittsburgh, PA
Nixon Exterminating, Inc. of Gastonia, NC
Noble Pest Solutions of Hendersonville, NC
Pestchukker of Parkesburg, PA
Sumter Pest Management of Sumter, SC
T & G Pest Control of Boonville, IN
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.
Don’t Slack on Stinging Insect Management
Friday, May 15 at 4:00 PM EDT | Earn Credits | Only $10 - REGISTER
Jody Green, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Get the practical information you need to properly identify common wasps and bees in and around structures. This webinar will teach you when to pull out your insecticides or when it's best to leave these busy creatures alone. Additionally, the speaker will cover proper PPE for the management of a variety of stinging insects as well as stewardship of pollinators when controlling stinging insects.
A 100% refund for registration fees can be provided if a request is submitted by 4:00 PM EST on the day of the webinar. No refund will be provided for any requests submitted after 4:00 PM EST on the day of the event.
House Democrats are preparing to drop their own version of legislation with no input from the GOP, the White House is prepping another tax package, and EIDL loans have been drastically reduced in size and almost completely shuttered to applications. Read the full article here.
Last week, EPA made Proposed Interim Decisions
for several insecticides including a number of pyrethroids that are commonly used in the structural pest control industry including bifenthrin, cyfluthrin and beta-cyfluthrin, deltamethrin, esfenvalerate, permethrin, and phenothrin. Additionally, EPA released Draft Human Health and/or Ecological Risk Assessments for Several Rodenticides
including brodifacoum, bromadiolone, bromethalin, cholecalciferol, chlorophacinone, difenacoum, difethialone, diphacinone, and warfarin NPMA staff is currently reviewing the documents and will provide comments to the Agency by the July 6th deadline.
May 20, 7:45 – 4:00 pm – PMPS can earn this voluntary certification by attending a live-stream webinar taught by Bryan Vaughan, BCE & John Reid, VPMA WDI Chair to learn how to effectively conduct a WDI Inspection and how to accurately complete the NPMA-33 form. After passing an exam at the end of the course, attendees meeting prerequisites become a VPMA Certified WDI Inspector. This course also qualifies for recertification credits in Virginia categories 7b & 60 (applied for in MD, WV & DC). Learn more or register at vpmaonline.com
The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore exterminators say the city’s rats have moved from restaurants to homes as the coronavirus pandemic has cut down on food waste from eating establishments.
Reader wants to know how to tell friends that the treats she has been leaving at their doors were made with moth-infested flour.
U.S. News & World Report
As pandemic-related restrictions ease and people return to parks and other outdoor spaces, remember to protect yourself against another threat – ticks.
The Asian giant hornets found in Washington state that grabbed headlines last week aren't big killers of humans, although it does happen on rare occasions.
A new study that's been described as the largest and most comprehensive assessment to date of insect and arachnid populations suggests that while some might be in peril, an insect apocalypse isn't upon us quite yet.
Let’s Grow Leaders
You started the year with a clear vision and direction. You connected what to why. And had brilliant momentum. No one ever anticipated you would change your mind. Not about THAT. And now, THIS.
Marketing during these times requires sensitivity to what’s going on in people’s lives and the flexibility to keep up with swift and swooping changes.
COVID19 is a health crisis; an economic crisis; a social crisis; a political crisis; and a geopolitical crisis. How does one lead on a daily basis in an environment which is volatile, uncertain, and constantly changing?
Harvard Business School
Businesses are starting to plan their re-entry into the market, but how do they know what that market will look like?
Here are a few things leaders can do to increase the possibility of connecting which will make their communication efforts more effective, immediately.
The New York Times
Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.
In the moment after you've been introduced but before you begin to speak, anticipation builds. Here's how to use it to command a room.
Here are three recommendations of things you need to stop doing this week if you want to work a little less hard and, in the process, actually get more done.