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Take advantage of this last opportunity to earn credits in 2020 and learn the latest on bed bug research. For only $150 you will have access to the Global Bed Bug Summit virtual platform through December 31!

Hear from industry experts including Dr. Chow-Yang Lee of the University of California, Dr. Karen Vail of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Dini Miller of the Virginia Polytechnic and State University, and many others as they cover a wide variety of hot topics relating to bed bugs. Click here to view all the on-demand sessions available.

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

Click here to purchase and get access today!

 

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The Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) held its third annual council vote for the 2021 leadership. Each year, the Coalition selects a council of leaders from pest management associations worldwide. These leaders are chosen based on their service, passion and dedication for the industry.
 
  

Looking for an inexpensive marketing tool to reach your customers as winter approaches? The Winter issue of Pest Gazette will showcase how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

Pest Gazette is available in a print and digital format that is perfect for online marketing!

Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today!

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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.

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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Member Benefit Highlight
  

NPMA has designed informational leave-behind brochures that can effectively market the dangers of pests to your clients. These trifold brochures for ticks, termites and bed bugs detail what homeowners should look for regarding the dangers these pests pose and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. The brochures are fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.

NPMA Education and Events
EPISODE 1: BUDGETING BASICS: HOW TO FAST TRACK A BUDGET
January 13, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST | REGISTER
Panelists: Tony DeSimone President, You’re the Expert Now; Caitlin Justice, Financial Analyst, Blades of Green
Moderator: Audrey Hall, President, EcoServe Pest Services

Free budgeting template included for all attendees!

In pest control, a flashlight is one of the most basic but essential tools for the job. Trying to service an account without a flashlight can leave you feeling completely lost! Much like a flashlight, a financial budget is one of the most critical financial tools for running any business that is often forgotten because, quite frankly, there are just too many hats to wear! In episode one, get your very own downloadable budget template learn how to set it up from small business expert Tony DeSimone of “You’re the Expert Now.” Then, learn what makes a pest control budget unique and what key numbers to watch for with Caitlin Justice, Financial Analyst from Blades of Green on! Prepare yourself to walk into 2021 with your brightest business flashlight!

Limited seats are available for each episode, so sign up today!

 
WVPMA 2021 Winter Blitz January 12-13, 2021 Virtual Event
NCPMA PCT School January 25-28, 2021 Virtual Event
NSPCA Urban Pest Management Conference February 18-19, 2021 Virtual Event
UPMA 2021 Spring Conference February 25-26, 2021 Virtual Event
Heard From the Hill

The COVID-19 vaccine is on the cusp of approval and distribution. While the CDC and states are planning on vaccinating health care workers and high-risk individuals first, the next group is supposed to be essential workers, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security CISA document where structural pest control falls under 1. Food and Agriculture, and 2. Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services. 

The NPMA Public Policy Committee approved advocating for structural pest control workers to be vaccinated in the group immediately after health care workers, so our industry could continue to provide our essential services and minimize disruptions caused by COVID-19. The NPMA Public Policy Committee would also like to stress that they support voluntary vaccinations. This is not a mandate or an endorsement of requiring vaccines. NPMA sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on December 11, 2020, advocating for essential pest control workers to be prioritized to receive the vaccine.

To assist with this endeavor, we drafted a letter that state pest control associations may use if they choose to do so and send to their state's governor and other important officials that are making decisions on vaccination distribution. NPMA also has offered to launch grassroots campaigns for state pest control associations so they can advocate for a voluntary COVID-19 vaccine priority that way.
MDAR is pleased to announce the pesticide exam is now online and live! Their online exam announcement will provide some key details about the new system.
 
NEPMA Board members will test the process in the next month and will provide any updates/recommendations in upcoming newsletters.
 
Members Make Headlines

Thomas Pest Services owners Bill Clark and Sarah Thomas-Clark recently held a press conference at their office in Schenectady to announce that the local pest control company has been in business now for a decade!

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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  January 13, 2021 Budgeting Basics: How to Fast Track a Budget Webinar Virtual
  January 26, 2021 Interviews Do’s and Don’ts: How to Conduct Effective Interviews Webinar Virtual
       

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

 

 

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