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NPMA’s 25th Academy kicks-off virtual sessions THIS Thursday! There is still time to join us for this unique networking and leadership-building experience.

Can’t make it this week? Sign up A la Carte for next week’s motivational keynote presentation sponsored by Corteva, “The Bucket List Life”, featuring the adventurous Kenyon Salo.
 
 

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Make plans to join us for PestWorld 2020, October 13-16 in Nashville, Tennessee, to earn valuable recertification credits and hear from top industry experts including:

  • Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D., RMC Pest Management Consulting
  • Dini Miller, Ph.D., Virginia Tech
  • Faith Oi, Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Karen Vail, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • And many more!

Click here to view the full educational program.

 

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Check out what Artificial Intelligence can tell us about its impact on the pest control industry through online conversations. 
 
 

With ants being the number one nuisance pest in America, it’s safe to assume that almost everyone has spotted an ant on the kitchen counter and thought, “it’s just one, no problem!” Well, think again. NPMA recently released its latest video project chronicling the creation and excavation of a metal fire ant nest cast to show how these social pests live and work in large complex colonies, often right in our own backyards. This unique project offers a behind-the-scenes look at a colony that was once believed to house over 200,000 fire ants and demonstrates how just a few tiny ants can actually mean one large problem if not treated at the source — the nest. Read 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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The July/August 2020 issue is of PestWorld magazine is on the way! This issue examines Business Growth, with the following features:

Maximizing the Benefits of a Remote Workforce
During the COVID-19 pandemic, important lessons were learned in the transition from office-based to remote staffing that can be applied in future emergency situations—hear how others handled it.

To Sell or Not To Sell
While it may seem like a “no-brainer” to sell your business in a hot acquisition market, owners should think very carefully and explore all of their options before making this life-altering decision.

Innovation: Driving the Industry Forward
Key innovators drive the pest management industry forward. Strategic Partners Corteva Agriscience and FMC present new tech that will change the industry.

Coronavirus Cyber Crime Continues to Grow As Organizations Are Vulnerable
Cyber criminals have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic —find out how to safeguard your organization’s network during these especially vulnerable periods.

The issue also includes articles on: Understanding the Silica Rule in the Pest Control Workplace, Communicating in a World Changed by COVID-19, Utilizing QualityPro Tools for Business Growth, and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

  

Has your company contributed to the good of the community during this pandemic? Share your story and apply for the 2020 NPMA Gives Award by September 1.

The winning company will be featured in PestWorld magazine and recognized on stage at PestWorld 2020 in Nashville, TN. Click here to apply and view the criteria.

Pest Pic of the Week


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

 
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New Members

Absolute Extermination of Locust Grove, OK
Ark Pest Control & Prevention, LLC of Ruckersville, VA
EcoLiving Pest Solutions of Muncie, IN
I Q Pest Solutions, LLC of Emmaus, PA
Protect Your Nuts of Auberry, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

Did you know that as an NPMA member you have exclusive access to model service contracts?

Commercial Sanitation Contract
For companies performing sanitation services, NPMA suggests a contract that discloses details of the service including disclaimers and limitations. This agreement was created and provided to members in 2020. 

Fumigation Service Contract
For companies performing fumigation services, NPMA suggests a contract that discloses details of the service including disclaimers and limitations. This agreement was created and provided to members in 2019. 

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How Pest Control Companies Navigate Crises
What should a pest control company do in a moment of crisis? In this pest control crisis resource, Overit will arm you with the expert marketing strategies that you need to approach any unexpected situation and keep your revenue steady - and even grow it. Learn how to best utilize positive messaging, strategically targeted digital ads, television spots, and email campaigns from the pest control marketing experts here at Overit.
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  July 7 2020 Association Leadership Forum Virtual Event
  July 9-October 8 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
  December 1-3 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, CO
       

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

 

 

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