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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 THIS THURSDAY with a highly anticipated session to prepare your business for post-pandemic life. 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.

 

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On March 16-17, NPMA members will meet with their members of Congress virtually– providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us.

Join us in trumpeting the positive effect we have on public health and pushing back against arbitrary pesticide regulations. Your voice as a constituent is what amplifies the work NPMA staff does year round. Attending Legislative Day will give you an opportunity to hear the issues, talk with your state and federal representatives, and make a difference.

Register by February 23 to save $25 on your Legislative Day registration!

 
  

The second edition to NPMA’s top-selling training handbook, The Service Technician’s Training Manual, is available now! This revised and expanded second edition is loaded with new content including updated pest biology and control information, the latest advances in pest control technology, a revised overview of federal regulations, new full-color images, a comprehensive Q&A section and much more!

To celebrate this special release, NPMA is offering the second edition for only $19.99 through February 26th or until copies are sold out. After the promo, prices will return to $29.99 for NPMA members and $34.99 for nonmembers. Purchase your copy today while supplies last!

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Thank you to our Workforce Development Founding Members for supporting NPMA's initiative so that we may continue to work towards our goal of building a sustainable pipeline of qualified candidates to help NPMA members meet business demand.
 
Click here to learn how you can get involved today.

Founding members: 

ABC Pest and Lawn (DFW)
ABC Pest and Lawn (Austin)
Abell Pest Control Inc. (Canada)  
Arrow Exterminators
Certus Pest, Inc.
Cooks Pest Control
Edge Pest Control
Lloyd Pest & Termite Control
Massey Services
McCauley Services

Plunkett’s Pest Control
Rentokil NA
Rollins, Inc.
Rose Pest Solutions (IL)
Rose Pest Solutions (MI)
Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions
Sprague Pest Solutions
Terminix Service (SC)
Terminix Triad (NC)

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.

Pest Pic of the Week

 



Red Imported Fire Ant Climbing on a Brush

 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

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Jerry's Pest Service of Yakima, WA
KIA Pest Control of Sauk Village, IL
Kirk Termite & Pest Control of Madison, MS
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Red Wing Chemical of Norton, KS
Smithereen Pest Management of Kansas City, KS
SWAT Pest Pros of Saint George, UT
Zunex Pest Control of Auburn, WA

Member Benefit Highlight
  

NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.

Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!

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.

  

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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New research and videos show how spiders in the Theridiidae family hoist up prey 50 times their size.
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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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