NPMA ePestWorld
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Take advantage of early bird registration rates through Friday, September 25 and join NPMA for the first-ever virtual PestWorld! This virtual platform will give you the opportunity to make your convention schedule fit your needs from the comfort of your home or office. There will be a 24/7 interactive exhibit hall and cutting-edge education that will earn you valuable recertification credits, and you'll have a unique opportunity to engage with inspirational keynote speakers and participate in some unique networking opportunities!


See Who’s Exhibiting

Corteva Agriscience

Environmental Delivery Systems, Inc.


Critter Control

Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services

Insects Limited, Inc.

Diversified Sales & Marketing

FMC Professional Solutions


Douglas Products & Packaging

Forshaw Inc.


Earth Care Products

GBS Enterprises

J.T. Eaton Co., Inc.

Ecoforce Heat Systems

Gilbert Industries, Inc

Kness MFG. Co., Inc.


GreenTech Heat Solutions

Koenigs ProSource by Deluxe

Ensystex, Inc.

HY-C Company

Entomological Society of America

IGEBA Geraetebau GmBH

Liphatech, Inc.

Each week in ePestWorld we’ll highlight several exhibiting companies. Check out the full list of exhibitors!

As a member of the National Pest Management Association, you are encouraged to join us virtually on Wednesday, October 28 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. EST for our 87th Annual Membership Meeting. At this meeting, a vote will take place to adopt proposed changes to the association bylaws. It is important, if you are able, to attend this meeting virtually during the times listed above. Please click here to register in advance for this meeting. However, if you are unable to attend, you may submit a proxy vote online.

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Haven't had the chance to make it to virtual Academy yet? It's time to add some more tools to your superhero belt! There is one more opportunity this Thursday, September 24 to attend Academy Learning Labs.

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

The September/October 2020 issue is of PestWorld magazine now available! This issue looks at NPMA's COVID-19 Response, with the following features:

Crisis Communications
When the COVID-19 crisis began, NPMA quickly jumped into action and kept pest management businesses informed every step of the way.

Quick to Adapt: COVID-19 Success Stories
Pest management companies incorporated new procedures to keep employees and customers safe—learn how businesses evolved in the face of a global pandemic.

Advocating for the Industry
NPMA’s advocacy team worked with state and national lawmakers to ensure pest management was deemed essential, and continues to help members navigate legislative issues.

NPMA’s Efforts to Support Disinfection Services Offered By Member Companies
Some companies are turning obstacles into opportunities to help protect the health of their communities by delivering disinfection services.

Best Practices for Pest Control Fleet Managers
Fleet safety is imperative as the cost of fleet claims has risen steeply and research has shown that fleet crashes are a leading cause of expensive

The issue also includes articles on: How COVID-19 Has Changed Marketing Forever, Best Practices for Returning to the Office and more.

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

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Looking for an inexpensive marketing tool to reach your customers as the weather cools down? The Fall issue of Pest Gazette will showcase how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

Pest Gazette is available in a print and digital format that is perfect for online marketing! 

Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today!

Pest Pic of the Week



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

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New Members

Campos Control de Plagas Camposcpp, S.A. of Ecuador
Connor's Consulting, LLC of Arlington, VA
EnviroMAXX Pest Control of Henderson, NV
ISO Pest Control - Control de Plagas Pest Control, S.A. of Ecuador
Pritchard Industries, Inc. of Florham Park, NJ
Prohigiene Control de Plagas of Mexico
Rugby Pest Control of Saratoga Springs, UT
Uma Pest Control of Union, NJ

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.

Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!

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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

Join us virtually November 9-10, 2020 at the International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum. This conference features a great line up of inspiring speakers who will help shape and educate you on important topics & issues women face in the pest management industry. Check out the lineup of speakers below, and click here to view the full schedule. Register today!

Kristen Hadeed,
Student Maid Founder
Dr. Tracey Wilen,
Researcher & Author
Bonnie Marcus,
Women’s Success Coaching
Heard From the Hill
NPMA member companies continue to report challenges obtaining N95 respirators through normal supply chain methods.  NPMA staff has communicated these challenges to EPA and has sought guidance on alternative PPE when N95 masks are unavailable.  Currently, no exemption or relaxation of PPE label requirements have been made by EPA. The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators has develop a webpage to help provide information about PPE which can be accessed here. It should be noted that PPE that is more protective than that specified on the label is generally permissible as a substitute.
Members Make Headlines
Central Life Sciences is pleased to announce the hiring of Larry Motes to Director of Sales - East for its Zoëcon Professional Products division.
Weekly Headlines
NBC News
Eastern equine encephalitis is "one of the most dangerous mosquito-borne diseases in the United States," Michigan health officials said.
Yahoo News
Entomologist Lisa Poirier is excited. Poirier, an associate professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, is part of a team of researchers who have collected insect samples in and around Prince George, B.C. — and, by the looks of it, they have uncovered some creepy crawlers never documented before.
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Dry conditions across parts of the Northeast led to a dramatic drop in bitty biters like mosquitoes and ticks this summer, officials said. That’s leading to an anticipated reduction in bug-borne diseases.
Hurricane Sally is bringing floating islands of fire ants to parts of Florida as the Category 2 storm makes landfall along the Gulf Coast.
CBS Philly
Problems with trash collection earlier this year may be to blame for an uptick in pests in Philadelphia. Residents say rats are running rampant in some neighborhoods.
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For your Business
Oxford University Press
In these unusual times, we need flexible approaches to business strategy more than ever. The strategy plan provides a coherent set of guidance that directs how operational decisions and actions should deliver desired long-term outcomes.
Lead Today
Taking a well-considered risk helps you stand out from the crowd of “safers” that settle for the status quo. 
Engagement strategies create happier employees and stronger companies.
Hint: Over-reliance on screens has taken a toll on productivity and mental wellness.
Lolly Daskal
On the surface it makes sense: who wouldn’t want a leader who’s positive and encouraging compared to one who talks tough or is focused on outcomes rather than people? But wanting your leader to be your cheerleader is actually a big mistake.
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Ensuring your workers feel valued improves employee retention.
The Sacramento Bee
A bill that seeks to protect mountain lions and other wildlife from being poisoned by a popular form of pesticide awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.
"We were more than a bit surprised by what we discovered," said conservation officer Charlie Justus.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  July 9-October 8 Academy 2020 Virtual Event
  October 13-15 PestWorld 2020 Virtual Convention
  November 9-10 International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum Virtual Event
  December 1-3 Global Bed Bug Summit Virtual Event

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




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