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Get ready for a high-energy, virtual experience! Academy 2020 will take place virtually beginning July 9 and run every-other Thursday through October 8. 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. Learn more.


We miss seeing your smiling faces and look forward to bringing the industry back together for PestWorld 2020! Join your pest management peers October 13-16 in Nashville, TN for world-class educational opportunities, networking, and the latest and greatest products and services in the exhibit hall. We hope to see you there!


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This month QualityPro will be partnering with Seay Management Consultants, Inc. and Unique Background Solutions to present a discussion of how Covid-19 has changed the hiring process and office operations. If you have questions regarding the legal issues around background checking and virtual hiring, register today and join us Wednesday, June 24th at 3:00. Register today!

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. Learn more.

Young Entrepreneur Award
Presented by Rentokil North America, this award recognizes 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. Learn more.

PWIPM Professional Empowerment Grant
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. Learn more.

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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!
• wood boring beetles
• carpenter bees
• subterranean & drywood termites
• listed ants
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Pest Pic of the Week

Mexican Red-Kneed Tarantula

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

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Overit Media
New Members

Bug King Pest Solutions, LLC of Stroudsburg, PA
BugEX LLC of Rahway, NJ
General Exterminating of Mount Nebo, WV
Liberal Pest Control of Liberal, KS
Robertson Termite & Pest Control of Lyons, KS
The Home Inspector LLC of Prairie du Sac, WI

Member Benefit Highlight

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!

NPMA Education and Events

September 17, 2020  |  2:00-3:00pm EST  |  REGISTER
Presented by Niamh Quinn, PhD, University of California, Davis, CA

Rodenticides have been under heavy scrutiny in recent years, with high profile media reports implicating rodenticides in the poisoning of wildlife in California and other locations. In response, researchers have begun investigating different aspects of rodenticide use to better understand how wildlife are becoming exposed. Learn about the latest findings, what they mean for the industry, and what efforts every PMP should make to protect future rodenticide use in the U.S.

Webinar sponsored by Workwave

Heard From the Hill

Congress has indicated they will focus on their next COVID-19 Relief package in July, so NPMA has created a month-long campaign to spotlight COVID-19 bills our industry cares about. Each week we will be asking you to participate in a voter voice on a specific bill to raise awareness on Capitol Hill. NPMA will also be tweeting and sending a letter from Dominque Stumpf, NPMA’s CEO, to Congress outlining our concerns. This week’s campaign focuses on H.R. 7079, The Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit Act. H.R. 7079 would create a tax credit per business entity to help defray the unforeseen and increased cleaning costs associated with fighting the coronavirus. The credit would be temporary, capped, and used to help offset the costs of cleaning services, cleaning products and sanitary-related equipment. Qualified cleaning expenses also would include personal protective equipment, which is critical to protecting employees and the public. This bill would assist businesses that want to reopen safely and allow disinfectant services to remain financially feasible for struggling businesses.

We need you to reach out to your Representatives and encourage them to include H.R. 7097 H.R. 7079, The Clean Start: Back to Work Tax Credit Act in the next COVID relief package. Contact your member of Congress today by sending a Voter Voice.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released a warning to consumers regarding potential impacts of spray foam insulation on wood destroying organism contracts and pest management efforts.   In the release, Florida Agriculture Commissioner, Nikki Fried and FDACS warned that consumers should receive a termite inspection before installing spray foam insulation and have the spray foam installer communicate with their pest control company to determine if there is an installation option that acceptable to both parties.  FDACS’ communication also reminded consumers that renovations made to the structure that might impact the ability of a termite inspector to perform a visual inspection may void WDO contracts. Additionally the release warned that improperly installed spray foam insulation may create a conditions conducive to termite infestation. 

Members Make Headlines

The PWIPM of New England is exited to announce a July 8, 2020 webinar with Kait LeDonne.  The topic will be “Building a Resilient Personal Brand” and will be held from 3pm-4pm EST.  This webinar is open to everyone. Learn more.

Weekly Headlines
Capital Press
Video lottery revenues evaporated as Oregon’s bars and restaurants closed during the coronavirus outbreak, which means there’s now less money available for fighting weeds and pests.
Wicked Local Carver
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, many people are venturing into the great outdoors for fresh air, exercise, serenity – and the blood-sucking bugs that carry diseases.
Without a DNA sequencer, two Los Angeles entomologists relied on two of biology’s oldest tools: microscopes and lots of free time.
The Sumter Item
An invasive species of beetle discovered for the first time in South Carolina has state and federal officials conducting surveys in Charleston County to determine the extent of the insect's spread. 
NBC 5 Chicago
The destructive insect eats more than 250 species of trees and shrubs and is capable of stripping plants bare.
Target Specialty Products
For your Business
Four ways to make new employees feel welcome even if you aren't working in a traditional office setting.
Fast Company
An innovation strategist lays out 6 ways leaders can make their companies more agile and able to survive the current crisis—and beyond.
Social. Media. These two words have made you either jump for joy or curl up in a fetal position in your pajamas at the overwhelming nature of these platforms. 
Eblin Group
Like a lot of other white people, I’ve learned more about racism and its impact in the past two weeks than I have in the rest of my life combined. 
Let’s Grow Leaders
It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to “normal.” The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations. The racial equity movement sweeping the world underscores that “normal” wasn’t working. There’s no going back, but together, we can co-create a better future.
Trending Articles
Fast Company
Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
Winston-Salem Journal
Have you heard about the Bourbon virus? No, it’s not related to the coronavirus, but scientists are concerned about this potentially deadly tick-borne disease. And there’s evidence that ticks in North Carolina are carrying it.
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.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  July 2020 Association Leadership Forum Virtual Event
  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

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.




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