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Register today! Early bird rates extended through Friday, November 20!

If you are in the bed bug business, or thinking of adding on this service, you will NOT want to miss the virtual 2020 Global Bed Bug Summit on December 2-3. Hear from speaker Dini Miller, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic and State University on what to expect this year:

Help the industry by getting involved 
NPMA is reaching out to the industry in Georgia to encourage them to vote in the January 5th runoff that will determine control of the Senate. This election will determine what the Senate looks like for the next two years.
 
NPMA has already fought multiple bills this year like the Neguse bill, which would ban pesticides, totally dismantle preemption in all 50 states, and mandate that the EPA no longer incorporate the benefits of the products in risk determinations. This would be a huge blow to our industry. Activist groups will be pushing this bill, and others like it, so it is essential we elect members of Congress who understand how important our industry is to the protection of public health. It is easy to imagine this bill in an evenly split Senate, and others like it passing to President Biden’s desk.

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

The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) was created to find passionate, committed, and engaged individuals from all parts of the country who want to enhance NPMA and the membership experience while connecting with industry leaders.

During this program, ELP candidates will participate in a two-year planned curriculum that prepares them for association leadership.

NPMA will appoint PMPs from across the country to participate in the ELP. NPMA will fund your participation and travel to Academy and PestWorld, so that you can be part of our board meeting, share your experiences and take advantage of networking and learning activities.

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The National Pest Management Association is excited to announce that businesses can now complete and store digital 99a and 99b forms on the NPMA Forms Website Powered by ServSuite. The NPMA Forms Website is a state-of-the-art platform where businesses can fill, store, and access NPMA-33 WDI Inspection Reports from any desktop computer or mobile device. Now, with the addition of the 99a and 99b forms, the NPMA Forms Website is your one-stop-shop for all of your digital form needs. And, with a range of purchase options, the NPMA Forms site can meet the form needs for any business great or small.

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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The November/December 2020 issue of PestWorld magazine is on the way! This issue gives the latest on Customer Management, with the following features:

On the Safe Side
Amidst a pandemic, communicating safety procedures to both employees and clients is increasingly important. Here’s how other pest management companies have met the challenge.

It’s Time to Enhance Your Company’s Virtual Presence
The pandemic has accelerated customer demand for online service. Here’s how to make your company more visible and up your virtual tools to rise to the occasion.

Tips for Managing A Fleet During Civil Unrest
Civil unrest threatens the normal operation of both local businesses and national logistics companies, including pest control operators, who travel from one destination to another servicing clients.

Library Update: Using Electronic Monitoring for Integrated Pest Management
Electronic monitoring is a rapidly growing technology that allows pest management professionals to monitor a variety of pests.

The issue also includes articles on: NPMA's First Virtual PestWorld2021 Planning and the Importance of Flexibility When Preparing for the Year to ComeManaging Customers with QualityPro and more.

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

Pest Pic of the Week

 



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

 
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Fulmitodo Control de Plagas, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Fumidonoso, S.A. of Ecuador
Fumigaciones Casa of Mexico
Fumigaciones Omega of Mexico
Fumigaciones Sandoval of Mexico
Fumigaciones y Jardines Profesionales Fumijar-Pro, S.A. of Mexico
Fumimen Control de Plagas of Mexico
Pied Piper Pest Control of Garden City, NY

Member Benefit Highlight

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 Careers.PestControlJobs.com. 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.

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NPMA Education and Events

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM | REGISTER
Nancy Troyano, Ph.D., BCE, Rentokil North America, Reading, PA
Digital misinformation is becoming more prevalent with the widespread use of social media. At any given time, you may log onto Facebook or Twitter and see "the invasive kissing bug", "miracle ant cures", or “homemade insect repellent”. There is a lot of information to sort through and it’s tough to figure out what is accurate or misleading. In this day and age especially, we need to remain vigilant and educated on how to use social media responsibly for science and science communication. Learn how to determine what’s a tall tale and find reliable sources so that you can have accurate information to tell your customers the next time they come across an alarming, not-true story.

 
Make plans to join the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) on February 1-3 in Orlando, Florida for the 2021 Wildlife Expo. This program combines training and education with networking opportunities and the chance to check out the newest technology and services in the Exhibit Hall. Stay tuned for more information, coming soon!
 
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
President-elect Biden has started gearing up to tackle one of the largest public policy issues of 20/21: COVID. Cases continue to rise across the country, and it’s expected to rise further for the holidays. You can view his full website page on COVID here. Below is a broad summary of some actions he has indicated he would like to take. Read the full article here.
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In order to help keep the season merry and bright, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is urging homeowners to remember to check those trees, wreaths and garlands before bringing them into the home.
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State officials are asking freight carriers, warehouse workers and delivery drivers to be on the lookout for the spotted lanternfly after the insects were found dead on commercial shipments to separate areas of Michigan.
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  October 13 – November 19 CEO Forum: Good to Great Virtual Series
  December 2-3 Global Bed Bug Summit Virtual Event
  February 1-3, 2021 Wildlife Expo Orlando, FL
       

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

 

 

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