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NPMA's Back in Action series is a four-part training designed to prepare managers, office staff and technicians to hit the ground running in 2021. This comprehensive training series covers everything from productivity solutions and HR training to advanced pest control education. Sign up for one (or all) of these trainings and get ready to elevate your business and earn valuable CEU credits! Click here to register and to read the full session descriptions.

Back to Business - January 22, 2021 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Budgeting Basics: How to Fast Track a Budget
Paid Sick Leave and Handling Extended Absences Due to COVID
Maximizing Productivity of Customer Service Representatives and Office Staff

Back to Bugs: Rodents - February 29, 2021 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Keeping Roof Rats from Turning Your Rodent Control Efforts into a Circus
Optimizing Rodent Control for Commercial Accounts
Managing House Mice: America’s Most Common and Most Under-Appreciated Rodent Pest

Back to Bugs: Wood Destroying Organisms - March 26, 2021 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Carpenter Bees
Termites: Understanding the Past and Looking to the Future
Meet the (Wood Destroying) Beetles!

Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders - April 23, 2021 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET
Big Picture Pest Control for Small Fly Problems
Uncontrollable Ants... Or are They?
Beyond the Brown Recluse: Managing Nuisance Spiders in Homes


The New Year has arrived and NPMA would like to take this opportunity to remind our members that we are committed to protecting the privacy of your information. NPMA does not sell the information of our members, suppliers, or other contacts.

By now many of you may be aware of an organization that is soliciting NPMA members under the name “National Pest Maintenance Professional Association” or “NPMPA”.

The “National Pest Maintenance Professional Association” or “NPMPA” is not associated with NPMA in any way, and it is our belief that this entity/website is a fraudulent scam and a violation of NPMA’s federally registered trademark.

Additionally, there are fraudulent companies and organizations that may try to present themselves as official hotel partners of NPMA and offer you a potential room that might not be guaranteed or available.

Should you be solicited in any way for purchasing leads, hotel rooms, etc., please let us know. Unless a communication is directly received from NPMA, it is an attempt to misrepresent our association and is most likely fraudulent or spam. We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience these organizations have caused and want to ensure you that we are working to correct the issue and effectively represent, promote and advocate for the pest management industry.

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Start 2021 on the right foot and learn some great tips for your business from some of the top business courses provided during NPMA’s 2020 events! NPMA has created three bundles of sessions: Business Operations, Focus on Diversity, and Sourcing & Developing the Next Generation of Leaders from the  International Professional Women’s Leadership Forum,  PestWorld 2020, and the  CEO Forum.

Click here to check out the three training bundles!


NPMA Legislative Day will look different in 2021. DC is closed, but with a new Congress, we need your voices and can’t take a break because of a pandemic. We need you to talk to your Senators and Congressmen and tell them why we are an essential service and with all of the new Congress people we need to tell them WHY and HOW we are protectors of public health, food and property. And we have a path forward for you to do just that. 

Registration will be available soon. Mark your calendar for March 16-17 and make plans to join us!

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Sponsored by FMC, The PestVets Veteran of the Year Award was created to honor a Veteran who has helped strengthen the role of the pest management industry. They are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the industry and to the communities they serve. The criteria may include any of the following: the nominee’s leadership/involvement in community volunteer activities, the nominee’s contributions to the pest control industry, the nominee’s contributions to his/her company, and the nominee’s contributions to other Veterans. The minimum qualifications for a nomination must include: must be an honorably discharged (DD214) Veteran of the US Military and must be employed by an NPMA member company.

Deadline: Nominations are due January 15, 2021. If you have any questions regarding a nomination, please contact Jake Plevelich at or by phone at (703) 352-6762.

Pest Pic of the Week


Fruit Fly on Berries

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

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New Members

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Member Benefit Highlight

All NPMA members now have access to the year round NPMA mobile app - the latest way to stay informed, engage with our events and programs and connect with peers from around the globe. The NPMA mobile app makes the best benefits of membership available anytime, anywhere, right on your mobile device. The mobile app is available now for iOS and Android devices. Search “NPMA” in the App Store or Google Play Store to download, then log in using your NPMA member credentials.


Boost sales with the swipe of a card and give your customers a more convenient way to pay. The National Pest Management Association teamed up with Payroc this year to offer members Merchant Card Services and Financial Technology. With Payroc, your business is able to accept all major credit and debit cards nationwide, so you can cash in on each and every visit. And, with a custom-tailored plan and additional features like automated digital invoices, tracking and reporting, and eCommerce management, you'll feel confident that your business has all the tools it needs to succeed. Get started today!

NPMA Education and Events

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM ET | REGISTER

Hosted by: Julie Tesh-Clark, Customer Care/Community Outreach at Pest Management Systems, Inc.

This webinar provides guidance on what to do and—just as importantly—what not to do when interviewing candidates for positions within your company. Attendees will learn how to set up proper interviews that will result in hiring success in the future.

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
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  January 26, 2021 Interviews Do’s and Don’ts: How to Conduct Effective Interviews Webinar Virtual
  March 16-17, 2021 Legislative Day 2021 Virtual Event

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




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