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The first webinar in our Back in Action series is this Friday! Is your team signed up? This 3 hour training led by industry business leaders covers everything from how to handle extended absences due to COVID-19, budget development and management, and productivity enhancement strategies. Click here to register and learn more.
 

At Legislative Day 2021, not only will you have the opportunity to virtually meet your members of congress and advocate for your industry, but you can also expect to hear from a variety of prominent speakers about our current political landscape. Check out the speakers below, and click here to view the full schedule. Register by February 23 to save $25 on your Legislative Day registration!

Democratic Presidential Candidate for the 2020 Election
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014-2017)
Mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009-2014)

U.S. Senator (R-AZ) (2013-2018)
U.S. Congressman (R-AZ) (2001-2013)
New York Times Bestselling Author of "Conscience of a Conservative"
Contributor, CBS News

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Pest control business owners and upper managers are encouraged to join us virtually for this four-week conversational series. The topics covered in this series will play an important role in the year ahead for your business and the 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 Professional Pest Management Alliance is encouraging members to spread awareness about this destructive pest during Termite Awareness Week

As much of the nation waits patiently for the arrival of spring, the pest control industry is readying itself for termite season. To help prepare consumers as well, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to educate homeowners during Termite Awareness Week, March 7-13, 2021. This annual designation is recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events and serves as a crucial reminder to homeowners about the property risks and costly damage associated with termites.

Pest Pic of the Week

 



Cercopidae Froghopper

 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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New Members

PestGuard, LLC of Tennant, IA
Tulsa Mosquito Control of Tulsa, OK
Empresa de Saneamiento Ambiental (ESAM) of Chile
Fumigacion y Soluciones, S.A. of Ecuador

Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA members can 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

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 General Membership Meeting February 22, 2021 Virtual Meeting
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 EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs regarding the Lambda-Cyhalothrin and Gamma-Cyhalothrin Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision. NPMA’s comments focused on clarifying the underlying structural pest control use assumptions that resulted in the risk assessments for human health and ecological risks.  Specific uses are proposed to be eliminated from label directions and additional PPE is proposed for certain applications.  In addition to our comments NPMA has reached out directly to EPA to learn how we can better educate or provide data regarding the maximum daily exposure values that EPA uses for their decision-making process.  To read NPMA’s comments, click here.
Rep. Porter of Indiana and Member of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus introduced HB 1415 which is a bed bug bill that outlines duties and responsibilities for landlords, tenants, and PMPs. In most circumstances, PMPs must be hired to inspect and treat for bed bugs. NPMA joined the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Corporate Round Table and Rep. Herod of Colorado introduced her bed bug law at the Annual Legislative Conference in December, where it earned the NBCSL’s endorsement of model legislation. This is the first bill introduced after NBCSL endorsed Rep. Herod’s bed bug law. We look forward to working with Rep. Porter and having more bills introduced by Black Caucus members in states across the country.
In Memoriam

Douglas R. MacPherson, former President of the National Pest Management Association (1979-80) and owner of Dugas Pest Control from 1973 to 2003, passed away on January 14, of complications from COVID-19. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Baton Rouge or the Pest Management Foundation.

Click here for more information.

 

 

Members Make Headlines

Although it was created by the PWIPM leaders in the gulf states, ALL are welcome!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the first ever Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Gulf States Networking Event on Wednesday January 27, 2021 12-1:30pm eastern! This virtual event will include a keynote address “Start With One,” small group discussion, and—of course—networking with each other in the Remo platform! 

RSVP & Register by January 22

Massey Services is pleased to announce that the Orlando Business Journal selected Andrea Massey-Farrell, President of the Harvey & Carol Massey Foundation and Senior Vice President of Community Relations at Massey Services, as one of their 2021 Women Who Mean Business honorees.

Weekly Headlines
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About 95% of insect species worldwide can fly. The question of what environmental pressures determine whether or not an insect species evolves to have wings has long fascinated scientists.
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Love is in the air at the Bronx Zoo, kind of. The Bronx Zoo has kicked off its annual "Name-a-Roach" event, now in its 10th year.
Daily Herald
Monitor houseplants for insect problems that often occur when plants become stressed.
Science Times
Fleas have been involved in epidemics and plagues throughout the world's history. It is a parasite for both pets and humans.
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Even smart, committed leaders have blind spots, and you may be needlessly frustrating and irritating people with unthinking behavior and attitudes.
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To better organize for a post-pandemic future, leaders should embrace nine imperatives that collectively explain “who we are” as an organization, “how we operate,” and “how we grow.”
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Healthy mental habits are what will get you through the tough days.
CNBC
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is more than a day of celebration of the civil rights leader. King’s words are as powerful today as when he first said them.
Fast Company
It’s still important to set goals, but you likely need to think differently about timeframe—and significance.
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  January 22, 2021  Back in Action: Back to Business 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 Virtual Event
  February 18, 2021 What to Expect from the Next Administration – Policy Impacts on Your Company  Virtual Event
  February 25, 2021 Getting Ready for the Busy Season – Growth Markets and Anticipated Bright Spots in 2021 Virtual Event
  February 26, 2021 Back to Bugs: Rodents Webinar
  March 5, 2021 Embracing Diversity and Appealing to a Diversifying Customer Base Virtual Event
  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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