Join us as we celebrate PestWorld 2020 in Nashville! You will have the tried-and-true experience of PestWorld - a mix of education, networking and research designed to complement your individual business model. We'll help you make the connections you want and find the answers you need to increase your profits.
Register today and take advantage of the early bird rates!
Rates will increase September 19.
NPMA is regularly monitoring federal and state health guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless prohibited by state or local actions, NPMA is moving forward with plans to host our Annual Convention this October. We will work with the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center to ensure that all appropriate measures are taken in accordance with CDC guidelines to promote a healthy and enjoyable face to face convention.
NPMA has released Discover NPMA: 2019 Annual Report. 2019 was a busy year for our industry with significant progress being made, and we could not have achieved all of this without the support and commitment of our incredible members and Strategic Partners.
Click here to view the 2019 Annual Report.
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!
Open to all leaders that serve on an Association Board
Join us every Tuesday throughout the month of July for the 2020 VIRTUAL Association Leadership Forum Webinar Series. This forum will give you an opportunity to network with your peers, learn tips and tricks from experts in the field on how to effectively provide board leadership and governance, how to recruit and retain members, and enhance state conferences and member benefits. Click here to view the schedule and register today!
Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Cannon Pest Control of Gloucester, NJ
Corvelli Services of Whippany, NJ
Del's Pest Control of Fredericktown, PA
Jersey Green Pest Control of Ventnor City, NJ
Melvin Wright Pest Control of Springfield, MO
Onsite Landscape Management of Millstone Township, NJ
Prevent Pest and Moisture of Lake Wyle, SC
Sho-Me Pest, LLC of Plato, MO
Sigma Pest Control, LLC of Fredericksburg, VA
Simply The Best Pest Control of Milford, NJ
New NPMA member benefit! Eliminate 100% of your credit card processing fees with Payroc, with no contracts and no termination fees. Reinvent your business and potentially save 60-90% on your usual monthly payment processing fees. Click here to start saving today!
Kick-off Academy 2020 with a bang! During the first session on July 9, attendees will get a feel for the new virtual format including a program overview, a review of the Academy Olympic events, a fun teambuilding activity in virtual breakout rooms, and a happy hour to get to know the friends whom you are about to this journey with.
Check out the full schedule and explore our new flexible registration options to choose your Academy experience.
Last week, the State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) met via video conference. The half day meeting included discussions on State Certification Plans and Pollinator Protection. Notable was a concern brought up during the regional reports section about Region 8 state’s concerns about preemption repeal, which has also been an important topic for NPMA and its allies over the past few years. Click here
for a complete agenda, copies of the regional reports and supplemental resource materials.
Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Chris Coons (Del.) and Jeanne Shaheen (N.H.) introduced The Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program (P4) Act earlier this week that would allow businesses with less than 100 employees who have suffered as a result of COVID-19 to take out a second PPP (or P4) loan. Qualifying borrowers must have 100 employees or less or be self-employed and must also be able to demonstrate a loss of more than 50% in gross receipts for a quarter in 2020 compared to a quarter in 2019. They must have exhausted (or be on pace to exhaust) their first PPP loan and certify they need the funding to support ongoing operations for covered expenses (payroll and rent/utilities/mortgage). Publicly traded companies would not be eligible, and a P4 loan must not exceed $2 million. The Small Business Administration (SBA) would provide priority to companies with ten employees or less. If passed, the deadline to apply for these P4 loans would be October 1, 2020, although the SBA would be empowered to extend that deadline. NPMA will continue to monitor this and other COVID-19 bills that could impact the industry. For questions on PPP loans or Congress, contact VP of Public Policy Ashley Amidon at email@example.com
Detroit Free Press
This spring, amid the stay home order during the coronavirus pandemic, the rodent ruination to engines has been exceptionally high in some places.
If it feels like some insects have been more plentiful this summer, you're right and we could get a break soon, an entomology expert said.
Scientists are concerned about this potentially deadly tick-borne disease, and there’s evidence that ticks in North Carolina are carrying it.
Last year's unexpected and alarming spike in cases may signal a threat again this summer.
The Post and Courier
Charleston’s rats, accustomed to a buffet of scraps from restaurant dumpsters on King, East Bay and Market streets, had few options during the nearly two months restaurants and hotels ground to a halt.
Harvard Business Review
The best way for leaders to move forward isn’t by making sweeping changes but rather by embracing a gradual, improvisational, quietly persistent approach to change.
Conflict at work, while unfortunate, is to be expected. And because conflict is inevitable, it’s best to prepare so that we can handle ourselves when disputes arise. Here are the five ways to approach conflict in the workplace.
If you are feeling stressed and agitated, you aren’t alone. Our lives are normally stressful enough, but the recent events often can make these feelings overwhelming.
Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
Marketing in the digital age has taken on a decidedly new form than the marketing tactics of the past.
Here are four tips for motivating employees as they continue to work from home or return to the office.
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.
The National Pest Management Association cautions travelers as recent hotel and lodging vacancies have emboldened bed bug populations.