Times may be uncertain. But one thing remains true. The pest management industry is stronger when we come together – whether it’s online or offline. Your NPMA team is dedicated to developing a solid program that will offer attendees the best virtual experience possible with easy navigation, robust educational offerings and an interactive exhibit hall showcasing the latest technologies and solutions for your business. And don’t worry – we have exciting plans to bring Nashville to you with live music and entertainment throughout!
So, mark your calendars for October 13-16 and get ready to make new connections with your peers, get inspired with new ways to boost your business, and show your support for our strong, resilient industry. The virtual program and registration will be available very soon, stay tuned to www.PestWorld2020.org for the latest updates. We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you!
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Galen Emanuele’s virtual keynote session on August 27 from 3:00-4:30pm EST will blow the doors off the way you approach and drive culture, leadership, and feedback in your organization. Galen provides coaching and resources to help leaders define their unique Leadership DNA Code to increase self-awareness, skill sets, & effectiveness. Additionally, this session includes training on skillfully giving & receiving feedback, and you'll learn a simple model to establish a “Culture of Feedback” for consistent growth, inclusion, & accountability. Galen will also translate the complex and elusive idea of creating culture, and HOW to do it into a simple, step by step process to establish a clearly defined, intentional code of values and conduct that will change the game for you, your team, and your organization.
Keynote session sponsored by Syngenta
Deadline Extended to August 15!
Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) grants can advance a career in the pest management industry or help to reduce the costs related to education. Grants are a minimum of $1,000 and include a free pass to attend NPMA’s virtual PestWorld 2020
. Click here
for submission requirements and here
to learn about our past recipients. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized!
The Northeast Regional Center for Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (NEVBD) is working with experts, including NPMA, to develop a best management practices for tick control. Please take this anonymous, quick survey to help guide the efforts of providing tick resources to the pest control industry. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes. Please take a few moments to share feedback on your needs regarding tick management.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Adios Pest Control of San Antonio, TX
Ambush Exterminating of Laredo, TX
Cullen Pest Control of Fort Madison, IA
DRT Pest Control of Perry, GA
EvoFoam Pest Control, LLC of Georgetown, TX
Prewett Pest Control, LLC of Auburn, AL
Pro Chem Pest Management of Fayetteville, NC
Quality Home Services of Delaware Valley, Inc. of Ridley Park, PA
South Texas Pest Control, LLC of Edinburg, TX
Swat Team Pest And Lawn Control of Katy, TX
The Right Call of Haltom City, TX
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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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Last week, EPA released guidance providing information on how State Lead Agencies can make temporary modifications their Certification Plans during the public health emergency and still remain in compliance with the Federal Certification and Training Rule. Normally, substantial changes to certification plans must be approved by EPA, but this guidance provides details on conditions under which temporary changes will be pre-approved. Specifically, EPA cites the following changes as pre-approved by the agency for the remainder of the public health emergency:
- Relying upon training or testing conducted by or approved by another certifying authority for applicator certification or recertification;
- Offering remote (e.g., internet-based) testing or testing administered by a third party as long as the requirements of 40 CFR 171.103 related to exam administration and security are satisfied;
- Offering remote (e.g., internet-based) training rather than, or in addition to, face-to-face training for applicator certification or recertification;
- Extending the duration of the certification/recertification period so those with expiring certifications would still have a valid certification, so long as no certification extends beyond five years (per 40 CFR 171.107(a)); and
- Where existing state, tribal or federal agency requirements are more stringent than the requirements of 40 CFR part 171, any modification to make the state, tribal or federal agency certification program consistent with 40 CFR part 171, including:
- Suspending any or all certification requirements for applicators of general use pesticides (i.e., non-RUPs); and
- Allowing use of RUPs under the direct supervision of a certified applicator in accordance with 40 CFR 171.201.
NPMA has been working closely with state associations through the NPMA State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPAR) on certification and testing issues across the country. This guidance will help State Lead Agencies implement modifications to their programs that will ensure that our industry can continue to provide essential pest control services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moyer Indoor | Outdoor announces this year’s student scholarship recipients. Seven children pursuing their education received the scholarship reward. Since the program’s inception in 2008, over 60 awards have been given to children of employees continuing their education. The awards were presented to the recipients at Moyer Indoor | Outdoor by David Moyer, President; John Moyer, Chairman; and Lisa Futchko, HR Representative.
Bill Blasingame, Sr., owner of Blasingame Pest Management and past president of the National Pest Management Association and the Georgia Pest Control Association, celebrates 70 years in the pest control industry and his 96th birthday this month. Congratulations, Bill!
On Friday, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announced that the Asian longhorned tick has been found in Gallia County.
Health officials say mosquitoes tested in the area of Ashford Park in Chamblee, Brookhaven, and unincorporated DeKalb County have tested positive for West Nile virus.
"I think this is the worst summer experience that we've had," one exterminator said.
"Zombie cicadas" — under the influence of a parasitic fungus — have reemerged in West Virginia to infect their friends, and now scientists have a better understanding of how it happens.
A New Jersey resident’s security camera captured footage of a thief stealing pizza that had been left on the front porch. Also, the thief was a squirrel.
Cyber criminals have taken advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to breach an increasing number of corporate systems. Find out how to safeguard your organization’s network during these especially vulnerable periods.
Texas CEO Magazine
The pandemic has made some leadership mindsets more critical than ever for running successful organizations. Here are three powerful mindsets that will set successful CEOs apart in the post-COVID era.
Whether it’s purpose, values, vision, strategy, operating plan or budget, everyone should be pulling in the same direction.
Create a leadership mindset that encourages reflection, big-picture thinking and decisive plans of action.
Putting in face time with your team creates transparency, trust, and peace of mind.
The insects are an unlikely ally against the lone star tick.
Being a leader – in business and life - carries many burdens of command including the feeling of being pinned down when the best laid plans come under fire.
Cicadas are emerging in various parts of the United States after spending 17 years underground—and they may soon have to contend with killer wasps that are out to hunt them.