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Academy 2020 shifts to a virtual interactive experience with flexible participation options

“Innovate. Collaborate. Motivate.” This has been the tagline for the National Pest Management Association’s annual Academy event, and as COVID-19 continues to change the way we connect with others, this tagline is more important than ever. As we innovate and adapt to the current conditions, NPMA and the premiere sponsor of Academy, Corteva, have decided to shift this year’s event to a completely virtual platform.

“After polling our past participants on their thoughts, it was clear that we had to proceed with hosting Academy 2020 in some format,” said Dominique Stumpf, NPMA CEO. “Academy has always been an important event where industry connections are made and leadership skills are gained, and we are excited to deliver the same experience virtually this year.”


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Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 PM EDT – FREE to Members

Join Dr. Terri Rebmann a board-certified infectious disease expert on properly disinfecting surfaces for COVID 19, as well as implementing safety protocols. During this webinar she 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!


Deadline: May 30

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 2020Click here to apply and view the criteria.

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iSTRIKE gives you a jump on WDOs
iSTRIKE Insecticide Foam fills voids, galleries and holes and kills on contact. It also leaves a residual to continue protection. The convenient aerosol can comes with an applicator hose and narrow and wide tips. Keep one on your truck!
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June 10, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Hear from top rodent experts during NPMA’s 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.

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

Pest Pic of the Week

Yellow Sac Spider

 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

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New Members

Bed Bug Xterminators, LLC of Waukesha, WI
Horne's Pest Control Co., Inc. of Martinez, GA
Natura Pest Management, LLC of Vancouver, WA
Plague Finish Exterminacion S.A. of Ecuador

Congratulations to the following company for earning national credentials: Tabor Pest Services of Benton, Illinois has earned QualityPro Accreditation.

Member Benefit Highlight

Did you know that members can save on every shipment through the NPMA Shipping Program?

Whether you need to ship a single envelope or a full truckload, PartnerShip® and NPMA help members ship smarter. Learn more and enroll today.

Heard From the Hill

The Assistance & Gratitude for Coronavirus Heroes in Agribusiness Who Are Invaluable to the Nation or The AG CHAIN Act would provide a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential employees in the food and agriculture industry, including pest control. This tax holiday would take place from February 15 through June 15, 2020, for workers making less than $75,000 annually. The Secretary of the Treasury would have the power to extend this period for up to 3 months. Workers covered are those who “support the sanitation and pest control of all human and animal food manufacturing processes and operations from wholesale to retail.” Please note, this would not include residential pest control or services to manufacturing and retail not involved in food.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released new information on forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The application for loan forgiveness can be found here. NPMA published information to clarify the confusion regarding which loans might need to be returned; the article here has more information.
Congress is also discussing changes to the PPP program. The first is allowing 501 c(6) organizations to apply for loans; under current rules they are not eligible. This would allow any small trade associations to apply for loans if they can demonstrate need. NPMA sent a letter to the Hill today supporting this change.

Weekly Headlines
The New York Times
“They’re simply turning on each other” after being deprived of food and waste generated by restaurants that have closed during the pandemic, an expert said.
Paleontologists in the state discovered a 151-million-year-old fossil of a giant bug called Morrisonnepa Jurassica, the Utah Department of Natural Resources wrote in a blog post.
NBC News
Scientists say farmers should be prepared for the invasion, with up to 1.5 million of the insects emerging per acre, as they can pose a danger to crops.
As warm weather sends people outdoors, some are encountering tenacious pests with no respect for social distance. Forget staying 6 feet apart: Ticks go for blood in the hardest-to-reach places on the human body.
Entomologists at Colorado State University say people in the Centennial state should expect “an abundance” of miller moths this year.
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Harvard Business School
Pandemic uncertainty doesn't have to spell doom. Happiness experts at Harvard Business School offer these research-based strategies for managing stress.
Do you have what it takes to refuse to fail? A turnaround mastermind shares his know-how.
Fast Company
Stressing for an overextended period can hurt the health of your mind and your business. Fortunately, research shows managing stress can be relatively easy.
There are just so many unknowns, and with that comes a lot of fear and anxiety. It’s during these challenging times that great leadership is so crucial.
Lolly Daskal
Here are some ways to protect your team from control freaks and turn controlling team members toward a leadership mindset.
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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.
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?
  Date Event Location
  July-October Academy 2020 Virtual Event
  October 13-16 PestWorld 2020 Nashville, TN
  November 8-10 International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum San Diego, CA

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