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Are you ready to reconnect IN PERSON for the most anticipated event of 2021?! We are very excited to announce that the hotel block is now open for PestWorld 2021, taking place November 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here or call 855-788-6775 to reserve your room at the MGM Grand Hotel by Friday, October 8 to receive the group discount.


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At Legislative Day 2021, not only will you have the opportunity to meet your members of congress virtually and advocate for your industry, but you can also expect to hear from a variety of prominent speakers about our current political landscape. Click here to view the full schedule. 


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Pest control business owners and upper managers are encouraged to join us for NPMA’s latest virtual series, Adapt & Accelerate. On Thursday, February 25, Nick Holland, Raleigh Jenkins, and Mike Rottler will be discussing growth markets and anticipated bright spots in 2021, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Register today for either the full package which includes access to all four sessions, or sign up a-la-carte for the sessions that are most meaningful to you. Click here to view the schedule and registration options.


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. After the promo, prices will return to $29.99 for NPMA members and $34.99 for nonmembers. Purchase your copy today!

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Submit Your Photos and Videos By Feb. 25

Pest management professionals are naturally philanthropic in their efforts to protect the communities they serve, and we’ve heard many stories of how our members have positively impacted their local communities during the pandemic. NPMA is working on compiling an industry feel-good video to showcase during Legislative Day next month. If you have any videos or photos of your team giving back to the community over the past year we’d be happy to include them in this project. Please submit them to Rachel Dittman ( no later than February 25.


The Pest Management Foundation recently awarded five scholarships to university students pursuing advanced degrees in entomology. The Pest Management Foundation scholarship program, inaugurated in 2018, provides up to five $2,000 scholarships annually for outstanding students interested in urban entomology.

Click here to see the scholarship winners.

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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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New Members

Blackhawk Pest Control, LLC of Anoka, MN
Cache Pest Control of Logan, UT
Danny's Pest Control, LLC of Jacksonville, AL
Impact Pest Management of Saratoga Springs, UT
WarZone Pest Control of Piedmont, AL

Member Benefit Highlight

As more and more people learn about the job security, opportunity for advancement, training and education, benefits and earning potential – and most importantly, the role pest control professionals have in protecting people, food and property from pest-related threats – they will be moved to join us and start their own new and rewarding careers. Through March 31, 2021, all NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board at


NPMA has an informational termite brochure that can effectively market the dangers of termites to your clients. This trifold brochure details what homeowners should look for regarding termites, damage caused by termites, and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. This brochure is fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.

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 3 – Establishing A Company Culture | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 PM EST
Ashley Morrison, City Wide Exterminating, Locust, NC; Kyle Varona, Fahey Pest & Lawn Solutions, Sarasota, FL; Megan Thomas, Thomas Pest Services, Schenectady, NY
At what point does culture become important to a small pest management company? As soon as you hire your first employee! Culture is often seen as fluffy, time-consuming, and expensive but it does not have to be! In this third segment of the Small Business Toolbox Series, hear from culture experts and industry leaders, Megan Thomas of Thomas Pest Services in Albany, New York, and Kyle Varona of Fahey Pest and Lawn in Sarasota, Florida. Learn why culture matters from the first hire, how to quickly identify culture, and how to inexpensively make it part of everyday work life. From their experiences, Megan will share how Thomas Pest built a culture from scratch and how Kyle adjusted his culture as a third-generation leader. Click here to register.
CTPCA Train-a-Tech Workshop February 24, 2021 Virtual Event
UPMA 2021 Spring Conference February 25-26, 2021 Virtual Event
CPMA 2021 Pest Management Canada March 1-5, 2021 On-Demand
CPCA Spring Conference March 10-12, 2021 Virtual Event
IPCA 2021 Spring Conference March 11-12, 2021 Virtual Event
CTPCA Train-a-Tech Workshop March 17, 2021 Virtual Event
In Memoriam

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of William J. Spitz who served as President of the National Pest Management Association in 1971-72 and was inducted into the industry Hall of Fame in 2006. Spitz was a passionate business leader and mentor, and will be remembered for his great contributions to the pest management industry. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Bill & Joan Spitz Presidential Leadership Fund at Congregation Emanu El in Houston, Texas.

Click here for more information.


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Join the Washington State Pest Management Association for their upcoming March virtual workshops. Topics include Rodent Behavior and Rodenticides, Asian Giant Hornet Update and Application Economics.

Workshop One - Monday, March 1 9am-11am - virtual event

Workshop Two - Monday, March 15 8am-10am - virtual event

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Weekly Headlines
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The Gulf Coast tick, an arachnid known to carry an unpleasant pathogen, may be taking up residence in Illinois.
Using genetic and environmental data, research team maps landscape connectivity in mosquitoes that are known vectors for dengue, chikungunya and Zika.
Chicago Tribune
Chicagoans hoping that brutal cold and epic snowfall would wipe out the rat population in America’s “rattiest city” should know: Rats are much tougher than that.
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Let’s Grow Leaders
Most employees yearn for more meaningful performance feedback—and are just not getting enough.
With driving deadlines, back-to-back virtual meetings, and—let’s face it—the non-stop nature of our world at this moment, it’s easy to go an entire day without moving your body.
Fast Company
Spoiler alert: these games aren’t about manipulation but they will help you sharpen your thinking and work better with others.
From virtual water coolers to gift cards, business owners experiment with ways to stave off burnout as the crisis drags on.
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Success begins with a clear-eyed understanding of the trends that will define the years to come.
Trending Articles
One of the largest broods of periodical cicadas in the nation, Brood X will emerge this spring in 15 states.
Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl last night. In the process, he emphatically answered the most important question any leader has to address.
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Researchers have identified an unexpected reason the northeastern United States is home to far more cases of Lyme disease than anywhere else: lizards.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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
  November 2-5, 2021 PestWorld 2021 Las Vegas, NV

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






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