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I hope this finds you, your family, and your business safe and healthy.

As we continue to navigate this pandemic together I want to personally thank you for your commitment to NPMA.  Serving all of you is our number one priority, most recently insuring that your business was classified as an essential service in every state, allowing you to provide services to protect the public’s health, food and property.

The PestWorld convention and success thereof is critical to your business as well as the health of your association. In light of the existing public health crisis as it exists today, we want to hear from you. Your voice is very important to us.

To date, NPMA is planning to host the PestWorld convention October 13-16 in Nashville, TN, as directed in late June by your NPMA Board of Directors. With that said, we are closely monitoring this public health crisis, including phases in opening and closing states, quarantines and other pertinent data, both in Nashville and across the country. Our ongoing communications with the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center provide us regular updates on how to host the safest convention possible under strict and ever evolving state and city ordinances. 

To supplement our presumed reduction in attendance, specifically international delegates, we are complementing the face to face convention with a virtual component that will be hosted 2 weeks after PestWorld concludes.

As part of the virtual program, all attendees that register for PestWorld (LIVE) will receive a complimentary online pass, where they can watch presentations they weren’t able to attend, spend more time in the exhibit hall and expand their networking opportunities with industry colleagues.

Your voice matters.  Please take this short survey to help guide us in decisions moving forward with your PestWorld convention.

Your voice is important to us, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at NPMA.

Dominique Stumpf, CEO
Alexis Wirtz, Senior VP of Meetings

Stay well!

 

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It’s not too late! Secure your spot and join us this Thursday at 3pm EST for our first virtual Academy Keynote Session as Kenyon Salo tells his inspiring story and guides us to create powerful experiences.

Keynote session sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

 

 

  

PWIPM needs your help choosing a charity for this year’s annual 5k Fun Run/Walk at PestWorld 2020.

Click here for more information and to vote for the charity that will receive the 5k proceeds.

The survey closes on July 31, 2020.

 

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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. 
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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.

Pest Pic of the Week


Two Bed Bugs and One Egg

 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 Services Group, Inc. of West Grove, PA
Cadet Pest Control of Saint Louis, MO
Davenport Environmental of Raleigh, NC
M & B Termite and Pest Control, LLC of Morrilton, AR
Suterra, LLC of Bend, OR
Vinx Pest Control of North Charleston, SC

Member Benefit Highlight
The PestWorld.org consumer website funded 100% by PPMA contributors, garnered over 8 million unique consumer visitors in 2019! Reaching new customers through PestWorld.org’s Find-A-Pro service provider just got easier! NPMA has recently updated this functionality so that your company administrator can add serviceable zip codes right in your npmapestworld.org account. Account admins can now log in and go to “manage my group” to add, edit or upload areas by zip code that your company services. Check out this quick video to learn more.

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

General Household Pest Control Contract
For companies performing general household pest control 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.

Bed Bug Sample Contract
For companies performing bed bug control services, NPMA suggests a contract that discloses details of the service including disclaimers and limitations. This agreement was updated in 2019.

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NPMA Education and Events

September 17, 2020  |  2:00-3:00pm EST  |  REGISTER
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.

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Heard From the Hill

Congress is closing in on another COVID-19 stimulus bill in late July, and NPMA wanted to take advantage of the weeks leading up the bill formation. We created a campaign during June to focus on one COVID related bill every week; NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf sent a letter to Congressional leadership, NPMA tweeted, and members were encouraged to send messages via Voter Voice. Our results were great!

Supporting Tax Credits for the industry in The AG CHAIN Act: 345 messages

Supporting Disinfectant Tax Credits in The CLEAN START Act: 82 messages

Opposing the removal of Small Business Exemptions in The HEROES Act: 274 messages

NPMA members sent 701 messages to Congress in June on these three issues, highlighting the important of all in the next COVID-19 bill. Discussions are happening now, and the timeframe floating around the hill is between the 20th of July and the end of the month. It will likely be at the later end of that time frame. The Republicans have indicated the bill will be around 1 trillion, but Democrats have said that is too low. Items being floated include additional direct payments, liability, extension of moratorium on evictions, unemployment insurance and a host of other items. NPMA will continue to push for these three as well as a bill extending PPP eligibility to 501c6 organizations.

Members Make Headlines

On August 1, Specialty Consultants, LLC, a market research firm dedicated to serving the structural pest control industry, will celebrate their 20th year in business.

Weekly Headlines
Forbes
New York City rats, famished by restaurant closures and emboldened by starvation, are plaguing outdoor diners as business owners call on the city to address the rodent problem.
Fox 5
A Colorado woman said she has found dozens of snakes slithering into her apartment following building renovations.
ABC 13
Public health officials have announced that a squirrel in Colorado has tested positive for the bubonic plague.
Delaware Online
An invasive species known as the spotted lanternfly has established itself in Odessa, forcing state officials to expand a quarantine that began in February 2019.
Miami Herald
Itchy scalp isn’t a common coronavirus symptom, but more people are experiencing it during the pandemic because of an unexpected visitor: lice.
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Important lessons were learned during the transition from office-based to remote staffing that can be applied in future emergency situations.
Chief Executive
What concrete steps can CEOs take around value-based and team-oriented leadership? Below, examples of both short- and long-term actions that will enable better outcomes in this crisis.
Shine
The feeling of perfectionism in people—the state of refusing to accept anything other than perfect—is on the rise.
Forbes
While you might think multitasking is the ticket to more productivity, experts disagree. They say juggling emails, phone calls and text messages actually inhibits your ability to focus and produce.
Liz Kislik
We’re more likely to be successful in the long-term if we reflect, deliberate and experiment. Here are some basic steps to avoid kneejerk or habit-driven decisions.
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Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  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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