NPMA ePestWorld
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If you weren’t able to join us for the week of PestWorld you can still get access to the virtual platform at the deeply discounted rate of $299 per attendee! This is an outstanding opportunity to access the PestWorld virtual platform including entry to the exhibit hall beginning today through October 31, 2020 and the ability to watch over 60 on-demand educational sessions for credit through December 31, 2020!


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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Thank you for your continued support of NPMA and your commitment to our industry. We are excited to announce the option for online membership renewal for many of our joint association partners. Click here to renew online. Please know that we are here to help you make the most of your membership. To learn more about your benefits or to check on your membership status, please contact us at or 800-678-6722.

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) 5K fundraiser and although we can't all be together in person, this year's 5K will be one of the most memorable! The charity that the industry selected this year is our own Pest Management Foundation. Participants have until October 31 to complete a 5K and upload it to the race website. Most importantly, you'll be helping a great cause and will be sent a cool pest-y medal and join others on social media via the #PWIPM5K hashtag.

Anyone can participate, so sign up your friends, family, and neighbors! Click here to sign up for the virtual PWIPM 5K.

Thank You to Our 5K Sponsors!
Arrow Exterminators, Bell Laboratories, Inc., Douglas Products, Gardex Chemicals Ltd., Rockwell Labs Ltd., ServicePro, WorkWave, BASF, Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, FMC Corporation, Syngenta US

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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.

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

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Emsemul, S.A. of Mexico
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Horizon Pest Solutions of New Cambria, KS
Jim Morgan Pest Control of Wichita, KS
M & M Pest Control and Lawn Service, LLC of Burlington, KS
On-It Pest Solutions of Nixa, MO
Pas Services of India
Queen Bee's Pest Solutions of Montoe, NC

Member Benefit Highlight

Download the new NPMA app to access all of your membership benefits right through your phone! Stay up-to-date with NPMA news, collaborate easier in MyNPMA, register for and navigate events, and message with other members all in one place! Ready to get started? Search “NPMA” in the App Store or Google Play Store to download, then log in using your NPMA member credentials.


NPMA’s Online Learning Center powered by FORSHAW offers exclusive access to training courses that cover everything from technical education to business development. In addition, many of these courses can earn you state recertification credits! Click here to view the list of available courses.

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Help us improve pest control software!
Take a brief, 5-minute survey to tell us about your experience using software to manage jobs or schedule appointments! Help us improve software used by pest pros and, as a "thank you" for your time, we'll enter you in a drawing for three $200 Amazon gift cards.
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NPMA Education and Events

NPMA is excited to have Bonnie Marcus, Coach, Speaker, Forbes Contributor, Author of Politics of Promotion and Host of Badass Women Podcast as a keynote speaker at the Women’s Leadership Forum on November 9-10, 2020. Bonnie will address why the workplace today is a complex and competitive environment that is especially challenging for ambitious women.

This program also includes sessions led by your industry peers and many opportunities to connect with each other, during coffee chats and roundtable networking events.

View the full schedule and register today!


Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET | REGISTER
Presented by the Recruitment and Retention Committee

Recruiting is a proactive approach to finding employees to work for your company, which means the company should always be looking for new talent and have a bench of potential employees for when an opening arises at your business. Recruiting is really about selling your business and the benefits of working for you and the pest control industry. Join this webinar with three recruiting pros to learn about recruiting avenues and resources available to you.

NEPMA Fall Training November 2-4, 2020   Virtual Event
UPMA Fall Conference November 12-13, 2020     Virtual Event
IPCA Pest Academy 3-Credit Workshop     November 17, 2020   Virtual Event
CTPCA Train-a-Tech Workshop November 24, 2020   Virtual Event
CPCA Fall Conference December 1, 2020   Aurora, CO
Heard From the Hill

All pesticides that will be sold or distributed in the United States must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) according to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (“FIFRA”). The registration process involves an evaluation of the required forms, proposed labeling, technical and scientific data, and a statement of how the registrant will comply with any data compensation requirements. Read more here.

In Memoriam

Dean May, board certified entomologist and sales manager for AMVAC Environmental Products, passed away suddenly on September 18, 2020 on a fishing trip in Colorado.

Click here for more information.

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Jim Fredericks, who’s the chief entomologist at the National Pest Management Association, said anytime there’s a high density area of people living in close quarters there’s going to be a lot of garbage, which is the main food source for rats.
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With fewer visitors on the Las Vegas Strip and less food waste to go around, experts say rodents are making their way into valley neighborhoods instead.
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Trash is piling up around Los Angeles, and homeless activists, business owners, and residents are frustrated about what the city is or isn’t doing to change it.
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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



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