Start training for the Academy 2021 Olympic Games and join us IN PERSON July 13-15 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona! If you haven't had the chance to attend in the past, Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of emerging industry leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss!
The Executive Leadership Forum will take place at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida from June 15-17. This forum brings together the top leaders in the structural pest management industry who serve on the 2021-2022 NPMA Board of Directors, PPMA Board of Directors, QualityPro Board of Directors, Pest Management Foundation Board of Trustees, P3 Steering Committee, and the Super Committee, comprised of NPMA’s 17 committee chairs. Participants of these groups are formally invited to attend this dynamic Forum, in addition to the members of NPMA’s Executive Leadership Program Class of 2020. All NPMA members who are not involved in the before-mentioned groups are also welcome to join by clicking on the link to register below.
Register today and contact Jillian Gardner to make your hotel arrangements by May 21.
A special thanks to our premier sponsor BASF and to all of NPMA’s Strategic Partners: BASF, Bayer, Corteva, and Syngenta, as their support enables us to engage with our association leaders in a focused environment.
A safety program is only as good as the people that practice it. Join us for the Industry Safety Summit on May 6-7 and hear from your industry peers as they discuss technician onboarding, and year-round company training. Following this presentation attendees will breakout into work groups to design/define their company's training program. Click here to view the program and register today!
Check out the latest episode of our BugBytes Podcast as we highlight the latest findings on rodenticides, biting flies and SARS-CoV-2, and bed bug control with special guest Marillian Missiti.
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.
All NPMA member companies will receive one free job posting a year on the live job board, which can be found at Careers.PestControlJobs.com.
All nominations must be received by August 31, 2021
NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil North America. This award recognizes young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate.
A female American cockroach with ootehca attached.
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Aardvark Pest Control Services, Inc. of Aston, PA
Ambiente Ecologico Corporativo SAC of Peru
A-Mobile Limited of Nigeria
Blue Ridge Pest Control, LLC of Bakersville, NC
Bugmizer Termite And Pest Inc of San Diego, CA
Butler's Pest Solutions of Burns, TN
Drews Pest Control of Sacramento, CA
Ensure Pest Control Services of United Arab Emirates
Grand Rapids Pest Control of Grand Rapids, MI
Pied Piper Pest Control, Inc. of Gretna, LA
Summit Pest Solutions, LLC of Fletcher, NC
Tidewater Pest Services, Inc. of Newport News, VA
The challenges your pest control business may face are constantly changing, creating a greater need for a comprehensive risk management plan. From property and casualty coverage to employee benefits plans and more, Weisburger has the right insurance solutions to cover your business. Coverages offered include: General Liability, Property, Workers’ Compensation, Inland Marine, Umbrella Excess, and Commercial Auto (state limitations).
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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.
McCauley technicians helped a local church pack Thanksgiving meals for the community and participated in the annual SKIPPY Peanut Butter Drive to benefit their community through the Arkansas Foodbank.
The New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA) is pleased to announce its 2021 Master Technician Program, which offers upgraded training and credentials for Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) in New York State. The Master Technician program supports, trains and develops the best professional individuals in the pest control industry who will abide by a strict rule of ethics. NYPMA follows a program of integrity including professionalism, responsibility, intelligence, development and education.
Massey Services is pleased to announce the Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation has made a $2 million commitment to the new Crummer School building that will be part of The Innovation Triangle.
Frank Meek, Rollins Technical Services Manager, recently received the International IPM Award of Excellence (IPM Practitioner – Non-Academic), for his outstanding work in developing and implementing novel IPM-based strategies of controlling pests in the urban environment. The 2021 International IPM Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made exceptional achievements in IPM adoption, implementation and sustainability.
Join students, researchers, and industry professionals to honor our award recipients and spend time networking in small groups around research & career topics.
Monday 5/24 2-5pm eastern: Welcome, Student Scholarship Presentations, Student Paper Competition
Tuesday 5/25 2-5pm eastern: Welcome, Arnold Mallis Memorial Award Lecture, Networking in Small Groups (self-selected around topics with the ability to move between groups)
The mosquitoes have once again arrived and want to make your home their home. Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association, explains, “Mosquitoes don’t bite out of self-defense. When they bite, they are looking for their next blood meal.”
The New York Post
Complaints about rodents in the Big Apple have surged to their highest level in at least a decade as life slowly returns to normal with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The February freeze may still be felt in areas of the East Texas eco-system, particularly insects.
In Wisconsin, during the past two years, snow was the talk of April, but in 2021, there may be something else sticking to your windshield. Mosquitoes are making an early appearance this year due to unseasonably warm weather.
Springtime is a great time for business owners to evaluate and freshen up their marketing strategies.
Liz Kislik Associates
Although most of the risks and burdens of Covid-19 are still with us, now is the time to plan for growth rather than merely continuing to hang on.
Here are some of the ways the best leaders maintain a clear view on their own roles and responsibilities and avoid doing everyone else’s job.
The future will bring even more unpredictable change at a breakneck pace, so leaders must prepare to face vexing challenges in the coming years.
There is a limit to empathy’s effectiveness in feedback situations. Too much empathy can get in the way of the other person’s ability to understand what you really would like them to do.
There’s been an explosion in mice and rats in Sacramento, and a new state law could be to blame.
Here are eight intriguing commonalities that lead to personal, societal, and business successes.
Mosquito phenology could answer important questions about relationships between climate, insect activity, and the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
||April 23, 2021
||Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders
||May 6-7, 2021
||Industry Safety Summit
||June 15-17, 2021
||Executive Leadership Forum
||Key Largo, FL
||July 12-15, 2021
||July 30-August 1, 2021
||Mid-Atlantic Conference 2021
||Myrtle Beach, SC
||November 2-5, 2021
||Las Vegas, NV