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Pest control business owners and upper managers are encouraged to join us virtually for this four-week conversational series that kicks-off NEXT WEEK. 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.

Week 1 Sponsored by Coalmarch

PestWorld 2021 will be held November 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. We look forward to gathering with our industry peers again and getting back to business as usual with a top-notch exhibit hall and our world-class educational sessions. Registration will open soon, in the meantime, help us spread the word on social media if you plan to join your peers in Vegas with the official hashtag #PestWorld2021.

Hotel room reservations will open in late February/early March – stay tuned for more details.

 

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NPMA is committed to protecting the privacy of your information and 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.

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.

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The National Pest Management Association shares everything the public should know to guard against the serious tickborne disease

According to new research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human cases of tickborne Lyme disease are more common in the U.S. than previously thought. Based on insurance records from 2010 to 2018, the CDC estimates that approximately 476,000 people were diagnosed with and treated for Lyme disease each year in the U.S., representing a staggering 44 percent increase compared to the previous annual estimate of about 329,000 people from 2005 to 2010. In the wake of this alarming uptick, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is reminding the public about the serious health threats posed by ticks and the safety precautions people should practice when spending time outdoors.

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The purpose of National Pesticide Safety Education Month is to reinforce core principles of safe pesticide use with many audiences and raise awareness of and support for the land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs (PSEPs).

The National Pesticide Safety Education Month webpage contains a quiz to check your knowledge of some basic pesticide safety principles and a self-assessment to review some of your own pesticide safety practices at home and at work. You can also view a sample of educational resources produced by land-grant university Pesticide Safety Education Programs and learn the importance of these programs. 

  

Congratulations to the following companies for earning national credentials:

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Elite Pest Solutions Inc. Peabody, MA

Olympia Pest Management Olympia, WA

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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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1st Response Pest Management, LLC of Powell, OH
Elite Pest and Termite Control, LLC of Pataskala, OH
GO Pest Solutions, LLC of Daphne, AL

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As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, employers will need to assess and/or develop a vaccination policy and plan. Watch this on-demand webinar from our endorsed insurance brokerage partner, PBC/Weisburger, a subsidiary of HUB International, where industry experts discuss what a vaccine program means for employers when it comes to employment law, compliance, employee well-being and education.

View the webinar.

NPMA Education and Events

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.

 
  
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.
  
EPISODE 2 – Training and Development | Tuesday, February 16th, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST

Having the right tools for the job can be the key difference between success and failure for any project.  The same can be said when it comes to running a business! Equipping yourself with the right tools and resources to maximize profitability and efficiency is critical to any organization hoping to achieve long-term success. Gain access to new financial tools and resources, learn effective solutions to growing your business, and network with industry peers in NPMA’s latest three-part webinar series tailored to small businesses. Click here to register!

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
CPCA Spring Conference March 10-12, 2021 Virtual Event
IPCA 2021 Spring Conference March 11-12, 2021 Virtual Event
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Pi Chi Omega is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in urban and industrial pest management.  A total of $11,000 will be awarded through 5 scholarships by May 30, 2021.
The creator of the Rhode Island landmark, the Big Blue Bug, which advertises a local pest control business on Interstate 95 in Providence, has died. The idea for the beloved termite came from Big Blue Bug founder Leonard Goldman, his son Stephan and “their outside advertising man” Cardono according to a 2012 Providence Journal column by Mark Patinkin.
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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 4, 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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