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The past year was challenging for our industry, our nation, and the entire world. We navigated unchartered waters as the pandemic unfolded, and although there were many uncertainties, our industry remained steady and resilient. During this time, you stepped up for your communities when they needed it the most. YOU made a significant impact. YOU are essential. Thank you for your dedication to your communities and our amazing industry. Click here to see how our members have made an impact. To share your story to be included, please email Rachel Dittman with a brief overview of your philanthropic efforts and any accompanying photos or videos. And don’t forget to submit your entry for the NPMA Gives Award by May 1!

 


NPMA would like to thank all of our Legislative Day participants and sponsors for making this virtual meeting successful and impactful. Thank you for making your voice heard and educating the most important policymakers in our country about the pest control industry and why we are essential in protecting public health, food, and property.

View the Legislative Day Recap

Mark your calendars for Legislative Day 2022, March 13-15, back IN PERSON on the Hill in Washington, D.C.

 

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.

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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 Careers.PestControlJobs.com.

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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, 2021. The PWIPM Council will select three of the nominees and let the industry vote on the winner.

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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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Humane Wildlife Control, Inc. of Moss Landing, CA
Innovative Pest Solutions of Owensboro, KY
Nomo Pest Solutions of Orem, UT
Rozier Termite & Pest Control of Baskerville, VA

Member Benefit Highlight
  

Spring has sprung! Use the Spring issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and potential customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may invade their home as the warm weather starts to return.

Pest Gazette is available in the standard print format, or a digital format, which is perfect for online marketing! 

Click here to start customizing your Pest Gazette today.

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FREE CEU Approved Webinar: with MGK
Learn how to control the pest at the top of all PMPs list; the ant. This presentation will cover what all PMPs want to know long-term control, solution for hard to control ants, improved business efficiency, flexible labels and fewer restrictions, less risk to technician and how to reduce your call backs.
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NPMA Education and Events
  

This training series is designed to prepare 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 EDT 

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! Learn why culture matters from the first hire, how to quickly identify culture, and how to inexpensively make it part of everyday work life. Click here to register.

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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Bug Busters employees participated in the Georgia PestVets coat drive benefitting the Cherokee County Homeless Veterans program.

During the drive, Bug Busters contributed over 80 coats to the over 1,000 total that were donated from across the state.

 

Get your technicians in shape for the busy spring season! Send them to VPMA’s Spring Tech Training Camp on March 30th from 8:00 – 12:15. The agenda covers sprayer calibration, ticks, mosquitos, rodents and termite treatment calculations. Owners and managers can sharpen their skills too, access to management sessions from the State Technical Meeting and get full access to the exhibit hall from 12:15 – 2:00. Click here to register your PMP Team now!

Weekly Headlines
Business Wire
The National Pest Management Association’s Spring & Summer 2021 Bug Barometer® forecast calls for increased pest pressure across the entire U.S.
WGCU
Researchers are seeing that the species of mosquito that spreads Zika virus is growing resistant to pesticides.
WGME
Under snow and ice, disease-ridden ticks wait out the winter in Maine. Come spring, they emerge to roam the landscape, searching for their next host.
CNN
Record-breaking floods in southeastern Australia have caused a mass animal exodus to higher ground, with spiders in particular surging onto people's land and into their homes.
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Invasive insects from other parts of the world threaten the balance of New Jersey's ecosystem.
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Strengthening your company culture and onboarding practices will ensure your employees remain fully engaged while working remotely.
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Getting and staying focused can be a challenge in the best of times. But with everything going on in the world, concentrating can often feel down-right impossible.
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Here's a checklist of must-do's for company leaders. Use it daily.
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If you don’t have diversity, inclusion and equity embedded throughout your leadership assessment, you aren’t distinguishing the very best leaders.
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There is ample evidence that giving someone else a boost, whether giving compliments or expressing gratitude, has a mood-lifting effect and contributes to well-being.
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The Navy Times reports that sailors about the USS Connecticut attack submarine have complained of a bedbug infestation for the past years in the metal tube they call home.
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Scientists have identified a new species of mosquito in Florida -- it's called Aedes scapularis.
Science Alert
Starting sometime in April or May, depending on latitude, one of the largest broods of 17-year cicadas will emerge from underground in a dozen states, from New York west to Illinois and south into northern Georgia.
Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
       
  March 26, 2021 Back to Bugs: Wood Destroying Organisms    Webinar
  April 23, 2021 Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders Webinar
  May 6-7, 2021 Industry Safety Summit Virtual Event
  July 12-15, 2021 Academy 2021 Tucson, AZ
  July 30-August 1, 2021 Mid-Atlantic Conference 2021 Myrtle Beach, SC
  November 2-5, 2021 PestWorld 2021 Las Vegas, NV
       

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

 

 

 

 

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