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Submit your speaker recommendations by Monday, February 1

NPMA is looking for your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for PestWorld 2021. This year's event will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 2-5.

Please submit your speaker suggestions via email to Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. NPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions, click here for some suggestions. Thank you for your help and we will see you in Las Vegas!


Six participants from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership.

NPMA is proud to announce the selection of the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2021, continuing NPMA’s commitment to prepare rising stars for association leadership roles and develop successful ambassadors for our industry.

Click here to see who was selected for the Executive Leadership Program Class of 2021!



NPMA recognizes the need for our members to have accurate information as it relates to COVID-19. As businesses prepare to transition to post-pandemic life, we have compiled a comprehensive resource for employers surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Click here to view.


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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.



The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is deeply committed to its national Workforce Development Initiative to help highlight pest control as a viable and desirable industry with many job opportunities and career paths. Through the support and actions of our members, we will build a pipeline of qualified candidates to meet business demand. Through March 31, 2021 all NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board at

Members of the NPMA Founders Club, comprised of companies that have pledged a five-year monetary donation to the Workforce Development Initiative, will have the benefit of unlimited job postings throughout their five-year commitment as well as other exclusive opportunities on both the website and job board. Contact us at to learn more.

Check out the latest press release: Join an Industry with Promise: Professional Pest Control is Growing and Hiring.

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

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NPMA Education and Events
This training series is designed to prepare managers, office staff and technicians to hit the ground running in 2021. The second webinar Back to Bugs: Rodents takes place on February 26, with sessions sponsored by LiphaTech, Workwave and Bell Labs. This webinar will cover topics on roof rats, commercial accounts and managing house mice. Sign up for one more of these trainings and get ready to elevate your business and earn valuable CEU credits! Click here to register and learn more.

It’s your industry and your livelihood. So, make plans today to attend NPMA’s 2021 Legislative Day on March 16-17 and make your voice heard. Click here to register today. When we speak with one voice, we can get it done. Let’s show Congress what we’re made of – strength, spirit and commitment in our role as protectors of public health, food and property.


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!

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
IPCA 2021 Spring Conference March 11-12, 2021 Virtual Event
Heard From the Hill
As the Biden Administration begins to take shape, NPMA is determining how to best work with the Environmental Protection Agency to advocate for the pest management industry’s objectives to protect public health, food, properties from the harmful effects of pests. Initial reports indicate the Agency, under the guidance of President Biden’s nominee for EPA Administrator, Michael Regan, will focus on topics such as climate change, clean air and other issues that are not specifically impacting the structural pest control industry. The attached document from the Biden-Harris Transition team identifies the specific rules/actions that the Biden Administration will be targeting for review. Of the 48 EPA related issues listed, only NPDES, WOTUS and chlorpyrifos are of note to the industry. These are important pesticide policy issues, however these are not primary issues for NPMA. It should be understood that the list is not exhaustive and NPMA will continue to stay focused on what impacts the new administration may have on policies directly impacting the industry, as these will surely arise. 
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Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA) will be hosting its annual Interstate Pest Management Conference (IPMC) on January 27-29, 2021. The event will take place virtually and feature a variety of experts in the field.
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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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