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The final webinar in the Back in Action series Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders takes place this Friday 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.

Webinar presented by Leila Haas, PHR | Sprague Pest Solutions

Avoiding conflict in the workplace can have costly consequences for organizations. Learning to lean into challenging discussions will only help you, your team and your company grow better. Whether your issue is between management and their teams, or peer to peer, this upcoming webinar on Friday, April 23 at 2pm ET will give you hands-on tools and ideas to help communication within your team. Register for FREE today!

 

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NPMA’s Pestology blog was created with the pest management professional in mind. The pest control industry is driven by science, but often the newest scientific discoveries are not easily digestible and not communicated to the end user (you!). With that in mind, NPMA’s three PhD entomologists on staff set off to read the latest pest management scientific articles and translate them into plain English for the non-scientist. Find not only the latest research, but a few pest control tips along the way in condensed articles.

Safety isn’t just an altruistic endeavor. There are direct costs associated with accidents and savings associated with implementing a safety program. Register today for the Industry Safety Summit on May 6-7 and hear from Linda Midyett, PestSure Association as she discusses the ROI of safety with specific recommendations and the value of those changes in protocol. Click here to view the program and register.

 
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As a result of continued consolidation and attrition, the United States structural pest control industry is now comprised of slightly more than 18,800 pest control firms.  In 2020, these firms generated an estimated $9.627 billion in total service revenue, a 2.9 percent increase from the $9.359 billion measured in 2019, according to the latest report A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry from Specialty Consultants, LLC. “Achieving nearly 3 percent revenue growth when total U.S. GDP declined -3.5% in 2020 is remarkable and it demonstrates the resilience of the professional pest control industry and its importance as an essential service,” said Rich Kalik, Partner. 

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions as we meet IN PERSON! 

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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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Aardvark Pest Control Services,Inc. of Aston, PA
Biotech Pest Management LLC of Moncks Corner, SC
Bug B8 Pest Control of Twin Falls, ID
Dead Pest Society, Inc of Kernersville, NC
Insect Detection Corp of Berkeley, CA
J & N Pest Control of Pacolet, SC
Jdl Home Inspections, LLC of Fort Pierce, FL
Kelly's Termite And Pest Control, LLC of Sumter, SC
Mosquito Squad of East Idaho of Rigby, ID
PacWest Exterminators of Buena Park, CA
Patriot Pest Management of Taylor, SC
Pest Guard Solutions of Greenville, SC
Sargent Pest Solutions of Mauldin, SC
Superior Pest Solutions, LLC of Simpsonville, SC

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Special Release: Uncovering the World of Counterfeit Pest Control with Michael Weyman, Deputy Director for Clemson’s Regulatory Services. Listen now.

Latest episode: A Recap Of New Research On Rodenticides, SARS-CoV-2 and Biting Flies, and Bed Bug Control with Special Guest Marillian Missiti. Listen now.

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NPMA Education and Events

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, Workforce Development 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.

 

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!

 

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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Modern Exterminating held employee spirit days throughout the pandemic to try to have some fun. They participated in community service events including delivering food for MIRCI on Thanksgiving, donating to MIRCI and walking a 5K for The Therapy Place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Larry Treleven joined Sprague Pest Solutions on April 1, 1971 as a service technician it wasn’t his first rodeo in the pest management industry. Treleven had tagged along with his dad, Bob, as a child and received an up close and personal look at an industry that became a lifelong endeavor.
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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
  June 15-17, 2021 Executive Leadership Forum Key Largo, FL
  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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