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We hope to see you online, but if you aren’t able to join us this year, you can follow along and see what we’re up to by following us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.

If you’re joining us virtually this week, we would love to see your posts! Be sure to use the official PestWorld hashtag, #PestWorld2020.

You can still Purchase an Exhibit Hall Only Pass for 24/7 access to meet with our industry’s suppliers in an interactive virtual exhibit hall, learn about new products and discover the latest innovations for your business. With leading vendors showcasing the latest technologies, you are bound to discover solutions and partnerships that are perfect for your business.

This pass does not include access to general sessions, educational sessions or networking events. 

NPMA will present its annual industry awards program this Thursday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. EST in a virtual award ceremony during PestWorld 2020. Each year, several key awards are presented to NPMA members to showcase their outstanding contributions and accomplishments to the pest management industry.
“Our industry is passionate about making a difference in the lives of its’ customers, employees, and communities,” said Dominique Stumpf, CEO, NPMA. “This week during PestWorld 2020 we are proud to recognize several hardworking NPMA members who have played an important part in elevating our industry.”

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. - 5:00 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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The CEO Forum: Good to Great is designed to provide ideas and solutions for pest management leaders looking to catapult their business successes.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and premier sponsor BASF are excited to announce the launch of a new virtual event series, the CEO Forum: Good to Great. Pest Management business owners and upper managers will walk away from this informative series with new ideas and solutions to catapult their business successes.


The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) is working to educate consumers about the dangers and health threats associated with rats and mice during Rodent Awareness Week, this October 18-24, 2020.

PPMA will be dedicating all @PestWorld social media pages to sharing important rodent information, facts and prevention tips during Rodent Awareness Week. Pest control companies can help further the cause by focusing their social media content on rodents throughout the week as well and use the hashtag #RodentAwareness in all posts. This year, PPMA will also be unveiling a new and exciting consumer campaign to commemorate the week – so stay tuned for details!

NPMA’s Business Development Committee is developing resources aimed at helping small pest control businesses reach their full potential, and they want your help! Participate in this 2-question survey to help identify what topics you feel are important to help businesses grow, and what format you want those resources made available.

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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
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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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NPMA Education and Events

The International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum sponsored by Bayer, is a two day program that will take place November 9-10, 2020, virtually. This forum will provide a distinctive learning environment and offer interactive, industry-specific programming. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts and connect with leaders through a mixture of facilitated panels, guest speakers, open discussions, and networking. 

View the full schedule and register today!


Mark your calendars for December 2-3, 2020 for the virtual Global Bed Bug Summit, sponsored by BedBug Central. The Global Bed Bug Summit provides pest management professionals with the information they need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so they can not only eliminate bed bug issues, but also create an environment of trust between themselves and their customers. Click here to learn more.


October 27, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST | REGISTER
Hosted by: Julie Tesh-Clark, Customer Care/Community Outreach at Pest Management Systems, Inc.

This webinar provides guidance on what to do and—just as importantly—what not to do when interviewing candidates for positions within your company. Attendees will learn how to setup proper interviews that will result in hiring success in the future.

Members Make Headlines
Massey Services is proud to announce that in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, they will be utilizing a pink fertilizer in their lawn services.
Massey Services is proud to announce that in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, they will be utilizing a pink fertilizer in their lawn services. 
Weekly Headlines
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Stink bug season is here - and homeowners across Middle Tennessee aren't happy about it.
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Twenty-six more mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile virus this week in Los Angeles County, bringing to 264 the number of positive samples so far this year, vector control officials reported Friday.
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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) urges the public to take precautions against ticks in October and November, when the state typically experiences a second peak in adult deer tick activity.
A Mississauga neighborhood is battling a rat infestation that is so bad, residents and local politicians are calling on the Peel regional government for financial aid to get rid of the pests.
The Joro spider, traditionally found in China, Japan and Korea, measures up to five inches long and can catch a hummingbird in its web.
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In late March, COVID-19 sent business across the nation spiraling into a state of confusion and panic. Fortunately, NPMA quickly jumped into action and kept pest management businesses informed every step of the way.
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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.
Boston Herald
The city took up an ‘aggressive campaign’ against rats and their relatives.
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  October 13-15 PestWorld 2020 Virtual Convention
  October 13 – November 19 CEO Forum: Good to Great Virtual Series
  November 9-10 International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum Virtual Event
  December 2-3 Global Bed Bug Summit Virtual Event

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




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