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The application process will close at 11:59pm ET on November 22.

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) identifies and trains aspiring association leaders to establish a pipeline of engaged members that represents NPMA’s diverse membership.

Each year, NPMA selects 10 participants to go through a two-year curriculum with monthly meetings that prepares them for association leadership. NPMA pairs participants with mentors, sets up monthly conference calls with participants, and helps fund participation in industry events. Participants are expected to attend NPMA board meetings, participate in committees, take advantage of networking and learning activities, work with a mentor and be an ambassador for NPMA throughout the industry.

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There’s still time to register and join us next week at the inaugural Women’s Leadership Forum on November 9-10. We have a great lineup of inspiring speakers who will help shape and educate you on important topics & issues women face in the pest management industry. Along with multiple opportunities to connect with your peers through informal chats, moderated discussions, and even a yoga break!

View the full schedule and register today!


The NPMA Commercial Committee has been communicating regularly with several third-party certification bodies of commercial facilities for the adoption of remote monitoring language into their standards. This partnership and continued dialogue has been very effective, with the announcement of The Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI)’s recent release of their new standard (SQF Code Edition 9) with specific language on remote monitoring devices. You can find the new code here and refer to section 11.2.4 Pest Prevention for specific language on monitoring devices.

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“In pest management because we are a regulated industry, there are protocols and rules that have to be followed. Being former military, I think of regulations as second nature. I tend to thrive in that environment”.
-Amber Deutsch 
Pest Pic of the Week


Beetle Cockroach

 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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Member Benefit Highlight

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.

Did you know that Nissan offers an exclusive program for NPMA members looking to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti fleet vehicle? With this program, NPMA members can save up to $7,400 on a 2020 vehicle!

Learn more.

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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

Join us 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.

View the full program 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

Last week the EPA held a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC). The PPDC is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides input to the Office of Pesticide Programs on policy issues. NPMA is represented on the committee along with stakeholders from a wide variety of perspectives.

The meeting focused on the formation of four working groups – Pesticide Resistance Management, Emerging Agricultural Technologies, Farmworker and Clinician Training, and Emerging Pathogens workgroup. NPMA has requested representation on the Resistance Management workgroup and submitted additional experts for consideration. Additionally, EPA briefed the committee on its recent accomplishments, with specific focus on OPP’s COVID-19 response. View full details, including briefing documents and PowerPoint slides.

Members Make Headlines
Kim O’Connor, CIO at ServicePro, the US-based field service software provider, was named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders in SaaS by The Software Report.
Waynes recently recognized several team members at their October Town Hall Meeting. Waynes is incredibly fortunate to have a diverse team of servant-hearted people that serve our communities every day in a world-class way! We have some of the most talented women and men in the industry on our team paving the way for a better tomorrow! Thank you from everyone at Waynes for your outstanding commitment!
Weekly Headlines
CBS Pittsburgh
Without their usual food sources, pest control experts say the rodents are going into the suburbs to find food.
Our cool autumn weather is ushering in an unwanted and potentially dangerous pest: ticks. Experts say tick activity is on the rise, and so is a risk for tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.
The Modesto Bee
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a law giving California a potential boost in federal funding for its campaign to eradicate a giant swamp rodent that has made its way into Central Valley waterways, threatening the region’s irrigation network.
It turns out ogre-faced, net-casting spiders, already known for their large eyes and incredible night vision, have another weapon in their arsenal when it comes to catching food.
National Geographic
Discover a whole new side to invertebrates with these extraordinary photographs of life in miniature.
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For your Business
Texas CEO Magazine
Restarting the economy following the economic damage inflicted by the COVID-19 crisis is a huge challenge.
Chief Executive
We want leaders who speak to us directly, who are willing to tell us how things are going—even when they are not going well.
Harvard Business Review
One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.
The end of a workday can leave us feeling physically and mentally exhausted, even though we were likely wearing the most comfortable (and professionally accepted) outfit we own while in the coziness of our living space.
When a business is in crisis mode, seasoned leaders think twice before making big decisions about changing certain core aspects of a company.
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These five words are more important than 'please' and 'thank you.'
Avoiding these types of annoying or otherwise ineffective emails will not just make you easier to work with but also help you avoid costly mistakes down the road.
CBS Sacramento
A pandemic, a historic fire season and now disease-carrying mosquitoes that can spread the Zika virus. Mosquitos are becoming more than just a nuisance in the Arden-Arcade area.
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

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




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