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Join us this week at the Industry Safety Summit on May 6-7. This workshop-style meeting will bring safety experts together with companies of all sizes to talk about safety in the pest management industry. Additional topics covered will include safe driving, pesticide safety, and tips on implementing a safety program in your business. Click here to view the program and register.


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Apply today and begin using the hiring resources and national exams to hire and train your team this busy season. The hiring resources alone are valued at over $10,000—and that doesn’t include the time you’ll save. The application period for accreditation is 6 months, but we’re happy to extend that as long as you are still working on it.  

QualityPro will be hosting a webinar-style info session tomorrow, May 5 at 3pm. We’ll explain the process for earning and maintaining accreditation, what the service certifications like GreenPro are all about, and how your company will benefit from earning the mark of excellence in pest management. A lot has changed in the last 12 months and we’re excited to give you the tour.

Can’t join tomorrow? I’ll send the video out to everyone who registers.

Register Now!

The Academy 2021 Olympic Games will be held on 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!

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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.

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

Accurate Pest Control of Schenectady, NY
Armor Pest Control of Nixa, MO
Bug Queen of Jamaica, NY
Bugs Bee Gone of Jamesville, NY
Ecology Exterminating Service Corp. of Brooklyn, NY
Extermicore Inc. of Nesconset, NY
Max Control of Egypt
McCauley Agricultural & Pest Service of Brentwood, CA
Mondloch Pest Control Inc of Edgerton, WI
Presto Pest Control, Inc. of San Jose, CA
Triton Termite & Pest Control Inc of Solana Beach, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

Have a human resources problem? Question? Crisis? Do you simply need to brainstorm a problem or a particular employee situation? NPMA members can call, email or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. The comprehensive menu of services provided can be found here.

Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here. To contact Sandy Seay, call 407-426-9484 or email

NPMA Education and Events

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! 

CEUs have been approved in Maryland and North Carolina, click here for details.

Are you ready to reconnect IN PERSON for the most anticipated event of 2021?! The hotel block is open for PestWorld 2021, taking place November 2-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here or call 855-788-6775 to reserve your room at the MGM Grand Hotel by Friday, October 8 to receive the group discount.

Registration will be coming very soon!

Heard From the Hill

Last year, EPA activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens policy to help minimize disruptions in the disinfectant supply chain by updating protocols, providing regulatory flexibility and providing pathways for expedited review of antimicrobial products. Currently more than 500 products are listed on EPA’s List N, for use against SAR-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. Based on recent guidance from CDC indicating that the risk of being infected with COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces is considered low, EPA is no longer prioritizing public health emergency requests or for new products intended for addressing surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2. EPA will no longer expedite new product registrations, emerging viral pathogen claims, SARS-CoV-2 claims, and electrostatic spraying directions for products intended to kill SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.

Members Make Headlines

Hometown Heroes is an initiative that our Colleagues in the U.S. and Canada participated in to give back to frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 108 teams and districts participated in the Hometown Heroes program, choosing organizations in their own communities to say thank you. The teams developed care packages, some of which included lunch for staff, and homemade cards from Colleagues' children. The teams impacted more than 8,100 people on the frontlines all across North America.  

Central Life Sciences is pleased to welcome Gary Wagner to the Zoёcon sales team in its Professional Pest Control division throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.  

American Vanguard Corporation is pleased to announce that AMVAC® Environmental Products is rebranding its businesses and will operate under the new brand name AMGUARD™ Environmental Technologies.

Weekly Headlines
To help us navigate the insects coming our way, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has released their bi-annual Bug Barometer. Here are their predictions for the types of bugs coming for homes and gardens in different parts of the country this summer.
Business Wire
The National Pest Management Association is educating homeowners on the pests to look out for this Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month.
News 12
State researchers say ticks may be extra active this year, including a few species new to Connecticut.
The Washington Post
A controversial project to release genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to battle the disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes started last week.
NBC San Diego
While this is the first detection of hantavirus in the region this year, the virus is not uncommon in San Diego County, officials said.
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For your Business
Real Leaders
Letting employees know they are thought of and cared for is more difficult when they work remotely, making it increasingly important that leaders make an effort to do so.
Leadership Now
The FBI’s Seven C’s of Excellence are worth considering in any context. Here’s how these values can relate to your business.
Fast Company
Rather than responding in ways that encourage employees to conclude that speaking up is fruitless, organizations must find ways to be a great deal more thoughtful about who gets promoted.
Kate Nasser
Here’s what you lose by expecting an immediate yes and what you gain from giving much more information up front.
When you can accept these truths, you can create a culture of sustainable success.
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Trending Articles
PestWorld Magazine
Bed bug infestations continue to be one of the greatest challenges for the pest management industry. Here's how PMPs have gotten creative in the fight against these prevalent pests.
Smithsonian Magazine
Researchers found as many ticks carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease in coastal areas as they did in woodlands.
Business Wire
The National Pest Management Association shares what Americans need to know if you live in one of the states affected by this natural wonder.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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 29-31, 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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