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Managers have a responsibility to send their team members home safe and sound at the end of the day. Hear from industry experts Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services and Richard Spencer, Arrow Exterminators at the first-ever virtual Industry Safety Summit as they discuss ‘Why Safety’ should be a motivating priority for your company. Having a comprehensive safety program is the foundation for caring for your customers and employees alike. Click here to view the program and register today!

 

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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. 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.

  

Discover the world of counterfeit pest control products in this interview with Michael Weyman, Deputy Director for Clemson’s Regulatory Services. Listen now.

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All nominations must be received by August 31, 2021.

NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. 

 
Pest Pic of the Week

 



Red Imported Fire Ants Attacking a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

 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

Alser Mexico
Cormago, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Esmack Cuatla, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Green Rodent Restoration, Inc. of Chatsworth, CA
Grupo Industrial El Milagro del Tropico, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Hunters Antibichos, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Insecta LB of Lebanon
Pestshield Pte Ltd of Singapore
Recon Pest Control of Herndon, VA
Rescom Services, LLC of Washington, GA
Smart Exclusion of Fairfield, CA
Soluciones Profesionales de Control of Mexico
Summit Pest Solutions, LLC of Fletcher, NC
Urban de Chiapas, S.A. de C.V. of Mexico
Vision Conservacion y Mantenimiento, S. de R.L. de C.V. of Mexico
Zancen Control de Plagas of Mexico

Member Benefit Highlight

Reaching new customers through PestWorld.org’s Find-A-Pro service provider just got easier! NPMA has recently updated this functionality so that your company administrator can add serviceable zip codes right in your npmapestworld.org account. Account admins can now log in and go to “manage my group” to add, edit or upload areas by zip code that your company services. Check out this quick video to learn more.

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

Members Make Headlines

What Sustainable Protocols and Strategies will you put into place to ensure continual growth and development for your business How will you build Meaningful B2B Relationships in this new hybrid in-person/virtual business world? And, when the pressure builds, which it will, do you have the Pressure Cooker Confidence that will enable you to press through when the going gets tough? Our line-up of speakers will provide the answers to all of these questions, and more! 

Click here to learn more and register.

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that threatens the health of trees, ornamentals and other high value crops in the United States. This webinar will discuss the environmental and economic devastation caused by this pest and present prevention and control strategies used by arborists that integrate cultural, biological and chemical controls.

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Massey Services is pleased to announce their donation of $150,000 to the Orlando Science Center. The donation supports the science center’s Unlock Science Campaign, which will create new exhibits and educational programs that provide high-quality STEM experiences for individuals in the Central Florida community.

Abell Pest Control Route Managers delivered donation cheques to Food Banks across Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Headlines
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We’re not the only ones taking advantage of these balmy spring temperatures. A certain seasonal insect is also making an early appearance.
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With more people working from home, pest control companies got more calls than usual last year as more bugs were noticed. And new seasonal pests are about to arrive.
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Last year, there was a lot of publicity surrounding the introduction of Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia) into the United States.
The Zebra
Are you noticing tiny ants around your Alexandria home? There is likely a reason they are sticking around.
Entomology Today
Mosquito phenology could answer important questions about relationships between climate, insect activity, and the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
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Researchers are seeing that the species of mosquito that spreads Zika virus is growing resistant to pesticides.
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.
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There’s been an explosion in mice and rats in Sacramento, and a new state law could be to blame.
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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