Join NPMA for the first-ever virtual Academy! Academy will begin on July 9 and take place every other Thursday through October 8 for 8 weeks of programming, with events taking place every other Thursday from 3:00 pm EDT to 4:30 pm EDT. Each session will be approximately 90-minutes long and will include a variety of keynote presentations, interactive team building tasks, and Learning Lab breakouts focused on business management.
Check out the full schedule and explore our new flexible registration options to choose your Academy experience. We hope you are excited for an unforgettable experience with your peers!
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Hear from top rodent experts during NPMA’s timely 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, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WA, WV, and WY. Click here to view detailed credit information.
Register today – space is limited!
Virtual workshop sponsored by Bell Laboratories, Earth Care Products, Liphatech, and SenesTech, Inc.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 | 2:00pm EDT
The NPMA Recruitment & Retention committee has developed resources to help companies on-board and off-board employees. Join three HR experts on this webinar to go over the new resources at http://workforce.npmapestworld.org/ and discuss best practices and lessons-learned for the beginning and end of an employee’s time with your company.
Register today - All who register will receive a link to the NPMA On Demand recording.
Women of Excellence Award
NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by August 31, 2020.
Young Entrepreneur Award
Do you know a young entrepreneur in the pest management industry? NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil-Steritech, recognizing young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by August 31, 2020.
The NPMA Audit Scheme Quick Guide has become an indispensable resource for pest control operators performing services in third-party audited facilities. The new update lists the latest edition of standards from the primary audit programs that perform audits in food processing facilities in the US. Using this guide can help quickly guide companies on pest control practices required for specific programs so that these facilities can pass their third party audits.
Bedbug Twin Feeding
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Alteliza of Peru
Family Termite & Pest Control of Lanham, MD
Mosquito Squad Franchising, LLC of Macon, GA
Paupack Pest Control, LLC of Paupack, PA
Trojan Pest Control and Home of Phoenix, AZ
Willard's Pest Control Company of Kirkland, WA
Congratulations to the following companies for earning national credentials:
Elite Pest Solutions Inc. of Peabody, Massachusetts
NC Pest Control of Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Summer is just around the corner and with social distancing guidelines still in place, the digital Pest Gazette is a great marketing tool to educate your customers on the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season. Use the Summer issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and future customers how your company can help them control summer pests.
Pest Gazette is available in printed and digital format that is perfect for online marketing!
Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today!
The President signed the H.R. 7010 The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 into law last week. The bill previously passed the House and the Senate. The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act was introduced by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-3) and had a relatively easy passage in Congress given the bipartisan support in both houses. This bill makes two significant changes to the PPP loans. The first deals with how much of the money can be allocated to which types of expenses; currently 75% can be used on payroll and 25% towards rent, utilities and/or mortgage payments. Now businesses can use a 60/40 split, with 60% towards payroll and 40% to rent/utilities/mortgage payments. The second major change is it lengthens the time businesses have to use their loans. Currently loans must be used within 8 weeks; the bill extends to 24. While there are many other bills in both houses that would target COVID-19 programs and policies, it is unlikely that many of them will pass independent of a large package. For questions about Congress or PPP loans, contact NPMA's VP of Public Policy, Ashley Amidon, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an advisory statement
addressing concerns surrounding disinfectant products claiming to kill SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The advisory clarified that products making antimicrobial claims in general or specific claims regarding SARS-CoV-2 must submit detailed data to the Agency demonstrating that the product does not cause unreasonable adverse effects to human health or the environment and must be able to demonstrate efficacy against the targeted pathogen. The advisory notice was prompted by numerous complaints to the Agency about unregistered products being sold that are making false or misleading claims regarding SARS-CoV-2. The statement further advised that EPA is coordinating with the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal partners to bring the full force of the law against those selling or otherwise distributing violative products.
June 17, 2020, 7:45 am – 1:15 pm - Earn credits in 7A, 7B, 8 and 60 in VA, MD, WV & DC
With face-to-face meetings suspended, this live-streaming webinar event has been created to keep technicians trained and to provide an opportunity to obtain recertification credits prior to the new, extended August 29th VDACS certification renewal deadline.
Prep Course - June 18, 2020 and ACE Exam – June 19, 2020 Hilton Garden Inn, Lynchburg, VA
Attend this course to get your last-minute prep before testing the following day, or use this course to kick-start your self-study preparations for testing in the future!
Scientists have identified the world's oldest bug. The 425-million-year-old millipede fossil was found on the Scottish island of Kerrera and is older than any known fossil of an insect or arachnid, according to researchers at the University of Texas at Austin.
Tampa Bay Times
Residents are noticing rats in their homes in the time of the coronavirus — and seeing snakes and spiders, too. Rat aficionados say there’s a reason for that.
So many mayflies hatched at once near the Mississippi River Sunday night it was picked up on the National Weather Service’s radar.
Officials in Saginaw, Bay and Midland counties are reporting that they are seeing high levels of nuisance mosquitoes after the area was hit with heavy rain and flooding in late May, allowing the local population of the annoying insects to grow exponentially.
The National Pest Management Association cautions travelers as recent hotel and lodging vacancies have emboldened bed bug populations.
Four qualities—awareness, vulnerability, empathy and compassion—are critical for business leaders to care for people in crisis and set the stage for business recovery.
Pick the Brain
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 92 percent of people never reach their goals. Lack of motivation, fear, self-doubt and setting unattainable goals are among the hurdles that keep most of us from realizing our dreams.
Harvard Business Review
In a week that focused on “reopening the economy,” everyone has become keenly aware that there is more than one pandemic affecting U.S. lives and local economies.
Here are four tips for motivating employees as they continue to work from home or return to the office.
The “return to work” is more than re-activating the financial system. The health and safety of today’s workers must be at the forefront of this second phase of survivability.
There's a moral here for every entrepreneur who aspires to solve big problems.
Here are three helpful ways to keep your team productive and relaxed by emailing with consideration and timeliness. First off, follow inbox decorum rules yourself.
New York City is seeing fewer rodent complaints because of the coronavirus pandemic — and conducting about 80% less inspections despite warnings about ravenous rats.