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The Global Bed Bug Summit is this week, December 2-3 on a state-of-the-art virtual format. We might not be traveling - but that doesn't mean bed bugs have stopped traveling! Take this opportunity to ensure your technicians are educated on the latest bed bug research before travel picks back up!

Enroll your team now, and they'll have access to all of the educational sessions on-demand through the end of December. This means they can earn MORE credits, at their leisure, from the safety of their own home or office.

CEUs are approved in many states, click here to view detailed information for your location.

View the full program and register today!


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.

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Nominee submission deadline: March 15

Each year, NPMA works diligently to identify and recruit members to serve on our association’s standing committees and interest groups. In an effort to foster fresh ideas and allow all NPMA members to share their expertise, we are calling on you to nominate yourself or pass this survey along to an industry colleague to serve on an NPMA committee or interest group. Your involvement and leadership will help us chart a successful future for the association and the industry. Final decisions will be made by the end of May and communicated at the beginning of June in time for the committee cycle which begins July 1st.

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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!

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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Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA members can now call, email, or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. View the comprehensive menu of services provided.

Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here

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.

NEPMA Annual Meeting December 2, 2020   Virtual Event
NEPMA WDI Recertification December 2, 2020   Virtual Event
WVPMA 2021 Winter Blitz January 12-13, 2021 TBD
NCPMA PCT School January 25-28, 2021 Virtual Event
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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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