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NPMA is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 87th annual PestWorld convention, taking place virtually on October 13-15.

PestWorld 2020 offers discounted registration pricing for attendees as well as even deeper markdowns for companies signing-up multiple staff. Additionally, those who register before September 26 have the advantage of saving up to $55 with early bird pricing. Attendee registration includes keynote sessions, exclusive access to over 60 educational sessions, 24/7 exhibit hall access, and a variety of networking opportunities.

So, mark your calendar and make plans to join your pest management community for the most important event of the year, and be among the industry leaders and influencers, helping to shape the future of pest management and the valuable role we play in public health and safety. View the full program and register online at



Galen Emanuele’s virtual keynote session this Thursday, 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

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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of NPMA, announced recently its “Hindsight” and “Reality Check” public service announcements have been awarded a Silver and Bronze Telly, respectively, in the Regional TV-Public Service and Social Responsibility category in the 41st Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks and production companies, including Dow Jones, Duplass Brothers Productions, Complex Networks, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, ESPN Films, RYOT, Vice+ and Vimeo. Read more.

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Pest Pic of the Week

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

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New Members

Boise Pest Control of Boise, ID
Certemy of Van Nuys, CA
High Desert Landscaping Tree and Lawn of Pocatello, ID
Pest X Pro of Lewistown, PA

Member Benefit Highlight

Certemy, a leading provider of compliance management software for field service companies, and NPMA, announced recently that NPMA members and QualityPro accredited companies can now receive a 30% discount on Certemy’s services. This month QualityPro, the industry credentialing program endorsed by NPMA went live with Certemy to automate QualityPro accreditation and certification programs for pest management companies nationwide. Learn more.

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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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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 put together a new COVID bill and rumors say it could see a vote in the next few weeks. Not yet introduced, NPMA staff got an early look at the text and has broken down how this can affect you and your businesses. Read the full article here.

In Memoriam

Rollins, Inc. recently announced the passing of R. Randall Rollins, the Company's Chairman of the Board who died peacefully, surrounded by family. Mr. Rollins was 88 years old. Long-standing Board Members Gary W. Rollins, Vice Chairman and Henry B. Tippie, Lead Director, will continue in their respective leadership roles until succession plans are announced. Read more.

Members Make Headlines

McCall Service is pleased to announce that J. Bryan Cooksey Jr. was recognized as the 2020 American Values Dinner Honoree.

This annual event hosted by the Boy Scouts of America North Florida Council recognizes the contributions of significant people to the organization. This year, McCall Service's Chairman Emeritus, J Bryan Cooksey Jr. was honored with that recognition.

Janet Thrasher has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Structural Pest Control Board of California.  Ms. Thrasher is president of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc., headquartered in Los Gatos, California. For over 40 years, Ms. Thrasher has been involved in the day to day operations of her customer service-oriented pest control business, while contributing to the pest control industry on local, state, and national levels.

The Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) is happy to share the great news that Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has appointed Charles T. Church, President of Getem Services, and a member of the VPMA Board of Directors to the Virginia Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VBACS).  Charlie moves into the Commercial Structural Pesticide Applicator seat vacated by Kevin Kordek, who served the maximum allowable time of 8 years on this Board. Learn more.

Weekly Headlines
A plan to release over 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022 received final approval from local authorities, against the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups.
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Health officials have confirmed a case of plague at South Lake Tahoe — the first in California in five years. El Dorado County officials said Monday that the California Department of Public Health notified them of the positive test of a local resident who is under medical care while recovering at home.
CBS Pittsburgh
The pest control industry is hopping right now as it tries to wrestle the COVID vacated spaces back from speaker mixer the four-footed furry pest.
Philadelphia is one of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest problems for the rest of summer, according to the National Pest Management Association.
After news about a dangerous hornet started to spread across the globe, some people in Oklahoma have been on the lookout for the large insects.
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To help companies prevent their messaging from missing the mark, here are four recommendations to effectively communicate with customers in a world forever changed by COVID-19.
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Real Leaders
Virtually every leader of any successful organization will tell you that collaboration lies at the center of what makes an organization successful. So why do so many leaders struggle to get their employees to collaborate?
While we may not be able to predict what's next (let alone even fully register what's happening right now), we do recognize what people want and need from their leaders in order to feel safe, supported, and steady.
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  July 9-October 8 Academy 2020 Virtual Event
  October 13-15 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 Virtual Event

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




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