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This information is provided to you as a courtesy from NPMA and does not constitute an official NPMA recommendation, policy or requirement.  It is provided solely to help you understand the complex world of emerging vaccination questions.
The pest management industry was declared an essential industry almost immediately during the pandemic; we have been working hard to keep Americans safe during a very uncertain time. With vaccinations now available to essential workers in almost every state, it is important for the industry to have the facts about vaccines. NPMA has prepared a resource guide to help guide your workplace and you in making the right decision about the vaccination.

Application Deadline: May 1

Presented by NPMA's Leadership Networking Community, the NPMA Gives Award recognizes NPMA member companies that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of the community. As part of its mission, the Leadership Networking Community is committed to honoring those companies that have made a real contribution to their community.

Such contributions are demonstrated through carrying out and/or participating in community service projects. These projects may be industry related (complimentary pest control for at risk environments, etc.), or non-industry related (walk/run, raising funds for the community, blood drives). The entry must demonstrate the company's consistency over a minimum of a three-year period.

The winning company will be featured in the September/October issue of PestWorld magazine and recognized at Academy 2021 in Tucson, AZ. Click here to view judging criteria and to submit your application.

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The Alliance is also gifting the programs to NPMA’s Workforce Development Initiative

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the consumer marketing and education arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), last week announced it has released two new versions of its customizable school presentations that bring pest control into K-8 and high school, technical and vocational classrooms. Perfect for virtual career days via Zoom or in-person instruction following school safety guidelines, the updated presentations feature new videos and content to make them more engaging with student audiences.

Learn more.


EPISODE 3 – Establishing A Company Culture | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 3:00-4:00 PM EDT 

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. Click here to register!

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Expand your business with bio-sanitation
Foam Fresh's beneficial microbial spores reduce organic debris and eliminate odors to help provide a safe and clean environment. Incorporate this bio-sanitation service into a regular pest management program for residential and commercial customers. Assess the current maintenance program, then provide follow-up instructions for continuing the use of bio-sanitation products.
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To work in this industry is to love this industry and NPMA is telling this story far and wide to attract more people to this trade. Together, we can increase overall pride and professionalism in the industry and attract a more committed and qualified workforce by showcasing the value of what pest management professionals do to protect people, food and property from pests and improve overall quality of life.

Through March 31, 2021 all NPMA member companies can post current job openings at no cost on the live job board at

Register today for the virtual 2021 Industry Safety Summit on May 6-7. 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.

Pest Pic of the Week



 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

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New Members

Dog Solutions Pest Control of Memphis, TN
For The People Pest Control of Fayetteville, NC
Hampton Pest Management of Quogue, NY
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IPM-Integrity Pest Management, LLC of Pavilion, NY
Kenny's Pest Control of Powell, TN

Member Benefit Highlight

Are past due accounts bugging your business? Has the economy put you in the unfortunate position of "bill collector" instead of service provider? As a benefit of membership, NPMA members have access to discounted collection services from A.R.M. Solutions.

A.R.M. Solutions delivers cost effective and diplomatic programs to maximize recovery rates, retain valued customers, and lower the overall cost of collecting on past due accounts. Click here for more information about this member benefit.

NPMA Education and Events

This training series is designed to prepare technicians to hit the ground running in 2021. The fourth webinar Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders takes place on April 23. This webinar will cover topics on small fly problems, uncontrollable ants and nuisance spiders. Sign up for this training and get ready to elevate your business and earn valuable CEU credits! Click here to register and 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.

Heard From the Hill
In January, EPA announced that it intended to codify product performance data requirements for products claiming efficacy against certain pests, including wood destroying insects, public health pests and certain invasive species.  Following a long delay, the Agency published the proposed rule to the Federal Register last week.  The proposal would officially incorporate the EPA’s Product Performance Guidelines into the registration requirement for these pest groups. NPMA is engaged with industry allies and regulators to represent the interests of the structural pest control industry on this issue. 
Members Make Headlines

McCall Service donated $8,925 to United Way Northeast Florida in their efforts to fund relief in the COVID-19 crisis.
As a family owned and operated company with over 90 years of service, McCall Service is deeply connected to their community and customers. Funds for the donation were raised as part of a promotion offered in April that provided a discount to customers for new annual services and a $25 donation to United Way.

The Virginia Pest Management Association is hosting two virtual events that qualify for recertification credits in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Washington DC and West Virginia in categories 7A, 7B, 8 and 60 (registered technician). If you need recertification credits before Virginia’s June 30th deadline sign up to attend a Webinar on either April 8th or May 4th. 

To register, click on the dates above or for more information click here!

Massey Services is pleased to announce that it has expanded its operations in Texas, Georgia and Florida through the opening of several new service centers in these states.
The Aust Group is pleased to announce the most recent acquisition of their client, Pest Solutions to Terminix (TMX).
Weekly Headlines
NBC News
After one of its worst wildfire seasons and a global pandemic, Australia is now facing its latest end-of-days challenge: a “monumental” plague of mice.
The Miami Herald
For the third year in a row, Miami tops the list of America’s cities with the most termites, according to Orkin’s report released this week.
Entomology Today
A new article published March 4 in the Journal of Medical Entomology describes how researchers evaluated whether mosquitoes and biting midges can serve as biological vectors for COVID-19.
CBS Sacramento
There’s been an explosion in mice and rats in Sacramento, and a new state law could be to blame.
The New York Times
Swarms of cicadas, part of a group called Brood X, are expected to appear in 18 states in the next few weeks, just in time to help orchestrate the soundtrack of summer.
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As a leader, are you helping, or are you unintentionally hurting the people you lead? Here are some ways you may be doing harm as you’re trying to help.
Fast Company
Did you know that 92% of people never actually achieve the goals they set out to meet? Understanding the psychology of why we psyche ourselves out can help you not be one of them.
Lead Today
Your life is made from the choices you make. Every big choice and every small choice determines the quality and even the length of your life.
Harvard Business Review
In order to succeed, you need to get two things right: You have to target a defensible market segment, and you have to create a business model that enables you to win against competitors who are going after your target segment.
While a multichannel strategy should embrace new channels to boost sales opportunities, marketers who deprioritize email should proceed with caution.
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Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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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