The coronavirus is presenting challenges that few could envision a year ago. The pest management industry has stepped up into the front lines of protecting public health from pathogenic microbes by offering disinfection services. NPMA and QualityPro are leaders in providing standards and training for pest management professionals. NPMA is working to provide resources to the industry, but given the time-sensitive nature of the pandemic we have compiled a list of training resources relevant to disinfection from other well-known organizations. We applaud pest management professionals for adapting to the current pressing needs and encourage all companies to take the approach we use for pest management--a science-based approach to understanding microbes and their control.
Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 PM EDT
Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., RN, CIC, FAPIC, St. Louis University, College for Public Health and Social Justice
Are you considering disinfection services and also concerned about the health and safety of your technicians? This webinar will be led by a board-certified infectious disease expert on properly disinfecting surfaces for COVID 19, as well as implementing safety protocols. This session will address how to disinfect and sanitize surfaces appropriately from an infectious disease perspective. You will also learn about specific risks that pest management professionals may run into during routine work and how to protect employee’s health and safety in a variety of pest management positions.
Register today - Space is limited!
June 10 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Join the National Pest Management Association for a virtual rodent workshop examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rodent behavior, rodent control and the pest management opportunities that have become available as a result of the “new normal” that our society is now operating in.
Top rodent experts will address the hottest topics of the year related to rodents: What’s the public health link? Is rat behavior changing? Has human social-distancing behavior made it easier or harder to control rodents? This four-hour, online experience will answer all of these questions and more.
Earn credits! Continuing Education Credits have been approved in the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NJ, NM, SC, WA, WV, WY. Click here to view detailed credit information.
Register early – space is limited!
Virtual workshop sponsored by Earth Care Products, Liphatech, and SenesTech, Inc.
Submission deadline: July 31
Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized!
Deadline: July 31
The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) needs your help choosing a charity for this year’s annual 5k Fun Run/Walk at PestWorld 2020. Click here and vote for the charity that will receive the 5k proceeds.
Florida Carpenter Ants
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Ain Alkashaaf for Pest Control of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
AZ Pest Elimination of Tolleson, AZ
BBP Metro, Inc. dba Back Yard Bug Patrol of Fort Lauderdale, FL
Landlock Pest Control of Lightfoot, VA
Majestic Pest Control of Hicksville, NY
Mission Environmental, LLC of Corinth, TX
Perfect Pest Control Services, LLC of Keller, TX
Planet Pest Solutions of Oak Grove, MO
RLH Management of Francis, UT
Meet your match and help each other work through these uncertain times. With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.
Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!
House Democrats announced last week their next COVID relief bill titled The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES Act. Clocking in at about $3 trillion, it runs 1,815 pages (the summary alone is 90 pages). It will likely pass along partisan lines and then languish in the Senate, as Republicans have indicated they do not see a need to pass another stimulus bill right now. Click here
for a full breakdown of the bill and what it means for you and your business.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has updated guidance on May 13 related to “borrower need” under the Paycheck Protection Program; Small businesses now have clarity about how to determine need under the program. Click here
for more information.
May 29, 7:45 – 2:00 pm – The first of two webinars that will provide Virginia recertification credits in categories 7a, 7b, 8 and 60 will include a presentation on Residential Tick and Mosquito Management by Dave McCormick, Syngenta, A Comprehensive RPM Approach to Rodent Control by Trisha Shellenberger, Bell Labs, Successful Termite Inspections and Baiting by Jessi Allen, Corteva and Filth Flies, Nathan Narsh, Brandenburg.
Learn more or register at vpmaonline.com.
The keystone of Pi Chi Omega’s philanthropy is their scholarship program which aims to support full-time university students engaged in urban and industrial pest management studies. The objective of Pi Chi Omega’s scholarship program is to encourage and assist students to prepare for careers in pest management.
From the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) here are five actions for facility management as these pests have increased opportunity to gain access to buildings.
Huge, invasive “murder hornets” may be scary, but so are the typical native species of hornets, bees, mosquitoes, and ticks that cause disease and death in the US every year.
While there aren’t many downsides to spending time in your backyard, where you can sunbathe without judgment and sip on your favorite drink, there is one pesky problem the outdoors can pose — mosquitoes.
Despite what you read, in reality, the Murder Hornet – also known as the Asian Giant Hornet – isn't deadly to humans at all, unless you are one already allergic to bee stings, etc. So, if it's not the Murder Hornet, what are the insects that are actual killers, the bugs that are the cause of thousands of human deaths every year?
Before the so-called “Murder Hornets” were spotted in the Pacific Northwest, bee inspectors were looking for them in North Carolina.
Lead Change Group
To help leaders navigate this situation, I have identified 7 characteristics they need to embody to be successful. These form the acronym LEADERS.
The Eblin Group
From my vantage point of speaking with around a dozen leaders from different industries every week since the pandemic began, I’ve concluded that we’re at the end of Phase 1 and the beginning of Phase 2 of what it means to live and work in this new world.
Throughout your planning, many factors may shift and evolve. Remain focused on gathering up-to-date information and listening to your employees.
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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.
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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.