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The NPMA Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to host PestWorld as a virtual convention.  This will include world class keynote speakers, educational sessions (CEUs) and the largest trade show in the industry. Dates for V-Pestworld will be remain October 13 through 16, 2020, as planned.

NPMA conducted significant market research, both qualitative and quantitative with all stakeholders including members, past attendees, speakers and suppliers.  Significant data points for consideration included the fact that Nashville recently reverted to a modified Phase 2 format, limiting group gatherings to a maximum of 25 people; the mayoral announcement that this phase would be in place for the foreseeable future; an infection rate for the Covid-19 virus trending higher in Nashville, self-quarantine imposed by states visiting Tennessee; travel bans and of course the health and safety concerns for all attendees.

Click here to read the full press release. The virtual program and online registration will be available soon. Stay tuned to www.PestWorld2020.org for the latest updates. We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you!

 
  

NPMA’s 25th Academy has had two SUPER successful virtual sessions so far!

Haven't had the chance to make it yet? It's time to add some more tools to your superhero belt! Join us this Thursday, July 30 for the first of three Academy Learning Lab opportunities, sponsored by BASF.

Each Learning Lab is ONLY $50 FOR NPMA MEMBERS! Click here to check out the lineup of topics and speakers.

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Where did the Asian giant hornet come from, has it become established in North America, and what threat could it pose to the US? Get answers to these and many more questions in the latest episode of NPMA’s BugBytes Podcast featuring famed hymenopterist, Dr. Lynn Kimsey, as she dispels myths and rumors about this interesting insect. Listen now at www.npmabugbytes.org or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

Dr. Niamh Quinn with the University of California Cooperative Extension, Orange County has created a website to collect data about the current range of roof rats.  The Southern California Urban Rodent Research Initiative (SCURRI) has multiple urban rodent projects including a project to better define the current distribution of roof rats.  If you are encountering roof rats, especially in areas that are outside the historical range of this pest, please consider visiting https://www.ucscurri.com/ratsurvey to provide data that will benefit the entire pest management industry.

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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! 

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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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Nissan presents NPMA members with an exclusive program that allows members to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle using incentives established by Nissan. This is another outstanding cost-saving benefit offered to you as a result of your affiliation with NPMA. All you need to do is visit the link below and follow a few simple steps to qualify for instant savings! These savings can result in up to $9,500 off on 2019 models.

Click here for program details and to apply for your certification number.

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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

The Senate Republicans have finally (finally!) dropped their initial volley in the battle for the next COVID package with the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act. Originally expected last Wednesday, the bill was released in 20+ individual documents over several hours this evening, with one unifying document still not available at the time of writing. Unfortunately, this release and bill do not appear very organized, and it probably speaks to the significant rewrites that allegedly occurred over the weekend.

This bill will see significant changes before passage if passage occurs. NPMA will continue updating membership on iterations of the legislation.

Click here to read the summary.

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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  July 9-October 8 Academy 2020 Virtual Event
  October 13-16 PestWorld 2020 Virtual Convention
  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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