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Dear NPMA Members,

This year has looked very different, but NPMA’s mission to support our membership has remained in focus. In this time of gratitude, we give thanks to you. We value your membership and the opportunity to serve you.

The NPMA office will be closed for the holiday beginning on Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 PM ET through Friday, November 27.

On behalf of all of us at NPMA, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
NPMA

  
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.

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.

View the full program and register today!

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GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. If you are considering participating in GivingTuesday, or another form of end of year gift, please consider the Pest Management Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides university scholarships for the next generation of urban entomologists and funds practical pest control research at universities across the country.  Donations are fully tax deductible.  To make donation, visit our secure fundraising page.

 
  
On October 21st, the Pest Management Foundation’s governing board voted unanimously to appoint J. Bryan Cooksey III, McCall Service, Stacy O’Reilly, Plunkett’s Pest Control, and Billy Tesh Pest Management Services, Inc., to serve three year terms on the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees also voted to re-appoint Judy Dold of Rose Pest Solutions, and Alfie Treleven of Sprague Pest Solutions. Additionally, Mr. Treleven was reappointed to a two-year term as Treasurer of the Pest Management Foundation.
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NPMA’s Diversity Council hosted a virtual career panel with Tennessee State University (TSU), a Historically Black College and University located in Nashville. The event served as an opportunity for students to learn more about the pest management industry as well as the steps and experiences the panelists took to obtain positions within pest management. The program was the first event in a budding partnership with the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) organization.

Over 25 students joined the virtual conversation.  Panelists included Diversity Council Chair, Joel Nolasco - Nuborn Pest Control, Faye Golden – Cook’s Pest Control, Sheila Haddad -Bell Labs, and Marcus Johnson - Target Specialty Products.

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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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Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA 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.

NPMA Education and Events

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM | REGISTER
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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) and get ready to reconnect in-person with your peers at the 2021 Wildlife Expo on February 1-3 in Orlando, Florida. 

The Wildlife Expo educational program will provide both technical and business-related information to professionals who are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this valuable add-on service. The program also features networking opportunities and the chance to check out the newest technology and services in the Exhibit Hall. Whether you are a large company or a one-man shop, use this opportunity to grow this segment of your business by attending this unique meeting.

View the full program and register today!

 
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The VPMA Virtual State Technical Meeting registration is open!  Please join us for the full program including business management sessions and a full day of approved technical sessions including general pest, wood-destroying organisms, non-agricultural fumigation, vertebrate pest control, public health pest control and (7-A, 7-B, 7-C, 7-D, 8 and 60).  We’ve applied for credits in VA, MD, WV, DC and NC.  In addition to the education sessions, there is a full exhibit hall of the vendors and suppliers you want to see!  For more information or to register, please visit www.VAStateTechMeeting.com. #stm:virtualbutveryreal

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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  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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