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If you are in the bed bug business, or thinking of adding on this service, you will NOT want to miss the 2020 Global Bed Bug Summit! What can you expect from this virtual conference? This is much more than a collection of webinars or Zoom meetings! From interactive discussions with industry experts, networking opportunities with like-minded peers, and 24/7 access to EXPO Central, attendees will walk away from this virtual experience with a greater understanding of the latest technology and research covering all-things bed bugs. Register today, prices will increase after November 15!


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Nisus Corp

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.

“The opportunities to participate in the "process", and committee participation has been invaluable. Our reading assignments, monthly conference calls with my class, as well as calls with my mentor have helped me grow professionally in areas, I didn't know I could! I would be remiss not to mention, my business has benefited as well! Most importantly, though, I feel better equipped to be a better ambassador for our industry and NPMA.  I look forward to many future opportunities to serve. I encourage anyone who is service-oriented and finds this appealing to apply. It is the best "MBA" experience I could have ever hoped for!"

Carl Braun, Quality Pest Control
ELP 2018

Nisus Corp®
Expand your business with bio-sanitation
Foam Fresh's beneficial microbial spores reduce organic debris and eliminate odors to help provide a safe and clean environment. Incorporate this bio-sanitation service into a regular pest management program for residential and commercial customers. Assess the current maintenance program, then provide follow-up instructions for continuing the use of bio-sanitation products.
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For a limited time, all NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board, which can be found at Members of the NPMA Founders Club, comprised of companies that have pledged a five-year monetary donation to the Workforce Development Initiative, will have the benefit of unlimited job postings throughout their five-year commitment as well as other exclusive opportunities on both the website and job board.

Join us on Thursday, November 19 for session 5 of the CEO Forum on Company Culture. Geared towards business owners and upper managers, this session will feature a keynote speaker Randy Gravitt and carefully selected industry speakers who will provide a vision to important conversations of perfecting company culture that will recruit, retain and engage employees.

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Pest Pic of the Week


Bald-faced Hornet

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

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Lobster Marketing Group
New Members

Calsar, Inc. dba David M. Parker Exterminating of Thomson, GA
Cogan House Pest Solutions of Trout Run, PA
Hygiene Professionals of India
Legacy Pest Management, Inc. of Smyrna, TN
No More Bites, LLC of Alexandria, VA

Member Benefit Highlight

In these uncertain times meeting and growing your professional knowledge can seem almost impossible but don't worry because NPMA has you covered! NPMA’s Mentor Match program is designed to help you find, connect, and share experiences with both new and established professionals from around the industry. With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, you won’t have to conquer a business challenge alone.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

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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

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.

UPMA Fall Conference November 12-13, 2020     Virtual Event
NEPMA PWIPM Webinar November 12, 2020   Webinar
IPCA Pest Academy 3-Credit Workshop     November 17, 2020   Virtual Event
NEPMA Wicked Hard Trivia Night  November 19, 2020  Virtual Event
CTPCA Train-a-Tech Workshop November 24, 2020   Virtual Event
CPCA Fall Conference December 1, 2020   Aurora, CO
NEPMA Annual Meeting December 2, 2020   Virtual Event
Heard From the Hill
Last week, EPA released a draft revision of its List of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance. EPA, CDC and USDA collaborated to update the list to incorporate significant changes regarding vector-borne diseases and related research and eliminate gaps or ambiguities in the current pests list. The draft Pesticide Registration Notice more precisely describes both the pests and expected public health impacts and adds several new pests (ex. brown dog tick) and public health impacts (ex. Zika fever and coronaviruses like SARS-CoV-2). Other pests have been renamed or grouped with similar species or removed altogether (ex. hobo spider). NPMA staff is reviewing the list and will likely comment on behalf of the industry before the January 3, 2021 deadline. For more information on the list, including the current and revised lists, click here.  
Weekly Headlines
San Antonio Express-News
Health officials from an Austin-area city confirmed last Friday that a mosquito trap sample from the area tested positive for West Nile virus.
NBC Miami
There’s a battle brewing in the Florida Keys. It involves blood suckers that are spreading disease. The fight to take them out is going down in a science lab.
Blankets of spider webs are being spotted across the state of Iowa, with people posting photos of trees and lawns draped thickly in strands of silk.
For the 6th year in a row, it captured the No. 1 spot for cities with the most rats.
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For your Business
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It’s more important than ever for leaders to be mindful of the need to adapt—not only to what’s happening in the moment but to a changing future. Here are some of the ways leaders should be adapting to the new reality.
Harvard Business Review
Occupying a leadership position is not the same thing as leading. To lead, you must be able to connect, motivate, and inspire a sense of ownership of shared objectives.
Most successful people use these decision making tricks without realizing it.
It’s natural to be drawn to those whose views and skills are harmonious with our own, but the danger is that when those are the only options, we’re caught in an echo chamber.
Business 2 Community
With nearly 4.57 billion people active internet users in April 2020, you can’t ignore the internet or fail to build your online presence in a manner that supports profits and growth, even if you don’t sell products online.
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Protect your crawl space — seal & dehumidify
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These five words are more important than 'please' and 'thank you.'
Harvard Business Review
One bad apple, the saying goes, can ruin the bunch. So, too, with employees.
National Geographic
Discover a whole new side to invertebrates with these extraordinary photographs of life in miniature.
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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