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Registration is now open for NPMA’s 2021 Legislative Day! This event will look different than usual because the Hill is closed, but we have a new Congress to educate about our essential industry and we simply cannot miss out on this opportunity. NPMA will set up two virtual Senate visits and one House visit based on the address you provide at registration. And as always, our Public Policy team will ensure you are fully prepared for these meetings with a thorough training on industry issues and detailed messaging. It's extremely important for your industry and livelihood that you speak with your Senators and Congressmen on these issues. When we speak with one voice, we can make a significant impact. Click here to register and join us March 16-17 as we band together to show Congress what we're made of!


This four-part training is 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! The first webinar takes place on January 22, so secure your spot now! Click here to register and learn more.

Adapt. Pivot. Persevere. We've heard (and said) these words countless times over the past year. Our industry endured the challenges that came along with the pandemic in 2020, but now it's time to turn the page, recharge, and accelerate.
Pest control business owners and upper managers are encouraged to join us virtually for this four-week conversational series. With a new year of business ahead and a changing political and social landscape, learn from your peers and industry experts on how to not only thrive in 2021 but how to adapt and accelerate your business for greater success.
Click here to register and learn more.

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The time is now to address the long-standing need for skilled workers in professional pest control. When individual companies are unable to grow, the industry is unable to grow, so join the cause and be part of an exclusive group committed to ensuring the future health and success of the pest control industry for years to come. All NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board through March 31, 2021, which can be found at

Interested in getting more involved in the initiative? Contact us at to learn more about being a Founders Club member to receive special recognition and benefits including unlimited job postings throughout the five-year commitment.

Congratulations to NPMA's immediate past president, Chris Gorecki on being inducted into the Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA) Hall of Fame.  This award honors Chris’ dedication to his career in providing outstanding service in the pest management industry, along with working to advance the Georgia pest management industry.
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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 February 1, 2021. If you have any questions regarding a nomination, please contact Jake Plevelich at or by phone at (703) 352-6762.


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Congratulations to the Following Company for Earning National Credentials
Olympia Pest Management of Tumwater, WA is now QualityPro accredited.

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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

The consumer website funded 100% by PPMA contributors, garnered near 8 million unique consumer visitors in 2020! Reaching new customers through’s Find-A-Pro service provider just got easier! NPMA has recently updated this functionality so that your company administrator can add serviceable zip codes right in your account. Account admins can now log in and go to “manage my group” to add, edit or upload areas by zip code that your company services. Check out this quick video to learn more.

NPMA Education and Events

There is still time to access 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 ForumPestWorld 2020, and the CEO Forum.

Click here to check out the three training bundles!


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.

NCPMA PCT School January 25-28, 2021 Virtual Event
NSPCA Urban Pest Management Conference February 18-19, 2021 Virtual Event
CPMA 2021 Pest Management Canada February 22-23, 2021 Virtual Event
UPMA 2021 Spring Conference February 25-26, 2021 Virtual Event
Heard From the Hill
Last week, NPMA submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the recently published Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on the List of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance. The list, which the EPA is required by the law to maintain (Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act). EPA collaborated with CDC and USDA to develop updates to the list.  New pests, such as the brown dog tick were added, while others (hobo spider) were removed.  In addition to technical recommendations regarding scientific names, NPMA recommended that the EPA include the Asian cockroach (Blattella asahinai) to the list due to concerns regarding allergies and asthma.  Click here to read NPMA’s comments.
Members Make Headlines
The Aust Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of their client, Regent Pest Control Inc. of Union, NJ to Excel Pest Services headquartered in River Edge, NJ.
Varment Guard Wildlife Services of Columbus, OH is pleased to announce the acquisition of American Animal Control LLC (AAC), based in Syracuse, IN.
The International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) is to hold its first free-of-charge on-line webinar on 9 March 2021. The webinar will consist of a series of presentations by leading scientists on a range of stimulating urban pest topics, with an opportunity for a questions and answers session with the speakers.
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  January 22, 2021  Budgeting Basics: How to Fast Track a Budget    Webinar
  January 26, 2021 Interviews Do’s and Don’ts: How to Conduct Effective Interviews Webinar Webinar
  February 11, 2021 Preparing for Life After COVID Webinar
  February 18, 2021 What to Expect from the Next Administration – Policy Impacts on Your Company  Webinar
  February 25, 2021 Getting Ready for the Busy Season – Growth Markets and Anticipated Bright Spots in 2021 Webinar
  February 26, 2021 Back to Bugs: Rodents Webinar
  March 5, 2021 Embracing Diversity and Appealing to a Diversifying Customer Base Webinar
  March 16-17, 2021 Legislative Day 2021 Virtual Event
  March 26, 2021 Back to Bugs: Wood Destroying Organisms    Webinar
  April 23, 2021 Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders Webinar

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




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