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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, March 4, Anthony Brown, Marnie Gray, Jason Payne, and AJ Treleven will be discussing building a more diverse workforce and customer base, 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.


NPMA is excited to host the industry’s first virtual fly-in! To help make sure that you get the most out of Legislative Day 2021, we invite you to attend our issues briefing on March 4th. NPMA staff will be giving an advanced look at our 2021 Legislative Day Issues, to help you prepare for your virtual hill visits on March 17.

Our issues are 1) education about the industry and our connection to public health, 2) priorities in future COVID packages as well as reminding policymakers that we are an essential industry, and 3) educating members on the problematic provisions of the PACTPA (Neguse/Udall) Bill from last Congress which is expected to be re-introduced. Click here to download the one-pagers. View the program and register today!


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March 8, 2021 is International Women’s Day. Around the globe, people will celebrate women leaders and the amazing social, economic, cultural and political achievements they have made and continue to make every day as well as the strong influence and impact they have on the world around us.

If you are planning on celebrating, please let PWIPM know at and share with us on social media by tagging @NationalPestMgt and using the official hashtags #ChooseToChallenge and #IWD2021 and we will feature you in an industry press release following the event. Learn more and download the social media templates at

Join us for virtually on May 6-7 for the 2021 Industry Safety Summit. This workshop-style meeting will bring safety experts together with companies of all sizes to talk safety in the pest management industry. Topics covered will include safe driving, pesticide safety, and tips on implementing a safety program in your business.

View the program and register today!

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PPMA encourages industry participation to help raise awareness of the essential role pest control plays in protecting public health

National Pest Management Month (NPMM) is an annual observance recognized by  Chase’s Calendar of Events each April and the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is encouraging the industry to get involved and celebrate. NPMM highlights the professional pest control industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from the threats posed by pests – a role that has become even more crucial amid the global pandemic.

Learn more.

Deadline: April 30

The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) needs your help choosing a charity for this year’s annual 5k Fun Run/Walk at PestWorld 2021. Proceeds from the PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit a charity nominated by you. Submit your nomination by April 30, 2020. The PWIPM Council will select three of the nominees and let the industry vote on the winner. 

The March/April 2021 issue of PestWorld magazine is out now! The issue gives tips on Developing Your Team, with the following features:

Staying Connected
If your team is operating virtually, reinforcing your company culture and remaining connected can be a challenge. Here are tips to keeping up a team atmosphere and ensuring your employees feel connected.

Women Are a Natural Fit in the Pest Management Industry
Female team members can enhance your team and round out your company’s skillset—here’s how to recruit and retain women to your organization.

Battling Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are a constant challenge for PMPs—this article looks into outside-the-box remediation techniques such as canine detection and chamber fumigation, as well as legal protections.

The issue also includes articles on: A Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Marketing PlanTeam Building in Unusual Times and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
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Mom and Pop Pest Control Services, LLC of Romeoville, IL
Optimum Pest Control of Whitestone, NY
Precision Pest & Home Services of Johns Island, SC
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United Pest Services, LLC of Center Moriches, NY

Member Benefit Highlight

Our friends at FedEx know that running a small business isn’t easy. You work hard to stay focused and keep moving forward — no matter what comes your way. That’s why they use their FedEx Small Business Grant Contest to award 12 inspiring, innovative businesses with prize packages totaling more than $250,000.

So, what does that mean for you? With a FedEx account, you can enter the contest and share what drives your business for a chance to win up to $50,000. But don’t delay! The entry deadline is March 9. Visit their FedEx Small Business Grant Contest to learn more.

Plus, if you sign up for the NPMA Shipping Program, you’ll receive exclusive discounts on FedEx® shipping. Enroll today.

NPMA Education and Events
Are you ready to reconnect IN PERSON for the most anticipated event of 2021?! Reserve your room today 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.
PCT and NPMA have teamed up again this year thanks to a sponsorship from BASF to gather data on the generational shift in the pest management industry. The survey collected data on topics such as retirement, mentoring, succession planning, employee development, training and more. Join us on Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM EST for a complimentary webinar and hear from PCT Magazine publisher Dan Moreland as he discusses how PMPs are managing multiple generations in the workplace and transitioning to the next generation of leadership.

This training series is designed to prepare managers, office staff and technicians to hit the ground running in 2021. The third webinar Back to Bugs: Wood Destroying Organisms takes place on March 26. This webinar will cover topics on carpenter bees, termites and wood destroying beetles. 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.

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
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Application Deadline: March 15, 2021

Pi Chi Omega awards 5 scholarships to students in the field of urban and industrial pest management - or some closely related field of study. Eligible students are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students interested in urban or industrial pest management. Previous recipients can reapply!
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The Aust Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of their client, Valence Pest Control dba Sun Pest Management to Senske Services.
Massey Services, is pleased to announce the promotion of Darlene Williams to the role of Regional Vice President, effective Feb. 1, 2020.
Weekly Headlines
Valdosta Times
The National Pest Management Association released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests for the remainder of winter and into spring.
Quad City Times
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.
Popular Science
Insects can get killed off by frigid temperatures, but some are hardier than others.
They latch onto clothes and luggage in search of human blood. But less travel during the Covid-19 pandemic has helped keep away these unwanted visitors: bed bugs.
Live Science
The Mediterranean recluse spider recently showed up in buildings at the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus, likely because of pandemic-related vacancies.
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For your Business
Let’s Grow Leaders
Last-minute fire drills, interruptions, and real emergencies can become a permanent way of life. Get your team back on track by planning ahead with these five steps.
Lolly Daskal
“What’s at the heart of every great team?” It’s a thought-provoking question with arguments to be made for a number of answers—but I didn’t have to think long about my response: the foundation for great teamwork is communication.
Five simple questions to evaluate where you stand as a leader.
Small Business Trends
For a small business, choosing the right email marketing services and tools can help you reach and connect with your target audience in a personalized way and increase sales at an affordable cost.
Fast Company
Your coworkers may very well be struggling with mental health issues, which is why pejorative language—like “he’s insane” or “she has daddy issues”—creates an unsafe work space.
Trending Articles
The extended freezing weather could impact some insect populations. But when it comes to household pests, there are other things to consider.
The Center Square
The Gulf Coast tick, an arachnid known to carry an unpleasant pathogen, may be taking up residence in Illinois.
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.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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
  May 6-7  Industry Safety Summit Virtual Event
  November 2-5, 2021 PestWorld 2021 Las Vegas, NV

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






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