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Join us at Academy 2021 on July 13-15 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona and hear from body language expert Janine Driver. During this session you will learn how to read emotions accurately to build rapport and trust; ask powerful questions to turn a situation around; use elite verbal and non-verbal success strategies; identify concealed emotions and decode micro-expressions & how to expose fibs in emails, Facebook, over the phone and in-person and always have the upper hand--professionally and personally!

View the program and register today!


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Pest control companies urged to help spread consumer awareness of the dangers associated with ticks 

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is excited to announce the launch of its newest project,, and is calling on the industry to help educate consumers about the health threats posed by ticks during its inaugural Tick Awareness Week—recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events—May 10-16, 2021. According to research recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human cases of Lyme disease are more common in the U.S. than previously thought at an estimated 476,000 per yeara staggering 44% increase compared to the previous annual estimate of roughly 329,000. As such, PPMA felt it imperative to create a one-stop-shop for all things tick-related, and will now serve as that crucial resource to educate and inform the public on the health risks associated with ticks and the steps they can take to protect against them. Learn more.

Check out the press release.

PestWorld magazine's May/June 2021 issue is on the way! The issue focuses on Upgrading Your Technology, with the following features:

Maximizing Your Tech Tools
By implementing the right technology for your company, you can improve overall efficiency and communicate effectively with clients.

The Evolution of Electronic Remote Monitoring
Electronic remote monitoring can create valuable opportunities—here's how pest control businesses can implement this revolutionary technology.

NPMA Program Promotes Industry as Excellent Career Choice
NPMA members in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to take advantage of their complimentary 60-day job posting on

Redefining the Role of Business Analytics in the Pest Control Industry
One of the most powerful tools a pest control business can use is analytics—through smarter insights, organizations can drive greater profitability.

The issue also includes articles on: Making the Most of Your Marketing Plan in a Virtual World, QualityPro: Now Fully Online, a Library Update on Cicadas and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

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Check out the latest BugBytes podcast about mapping out the rodenticide exposure pathway is a critical step in the prevention of non-target exposure. Hear what exciting research is taking us one step closer to solving this mystery with Dr. Niamh Quinn, Human-Wildlife Interactions Advisor for the University of California South Coast Research and Extension Center.


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



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

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Member Benefit Highlight

All NPMA members have access to the year round NPMA mobile app - the latest way to stay informed, engage with our events and programs and connect with peers from around the globe. The NPMA mobile app makes the best benefits of membership available anytime, anywhere, right on your mobile device. The mobile app is available now for iOS and Android devices. Search “NPMA” in the App Store or Google Play Store to download, then log in using your NPMA member credentials.

NPMA Education and Events

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on July 29-31. 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! View the program and recertification credit details.

Members Make Headlines

Rollins, Inc. employees participated in a variety of community activities including a Frontline cookout, prepared hygiene kits, food bank donations, and more.






Massey Services is pleased to announce that The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida recently presented the Massey family with the Tess Wise White Rose Award. This award is in recognition of the family’s contributions and commitments within the community through the Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation and Massey Services.
Terminix Service, Inc., is pleased to announce a $1 million gift to launch the Urban Entomology Initiative at Clemson University. This lead gift will be used to support research, education and training in urban entomology—the study of non-agricultural pests, focusing on solutions to pest problems in and around structures used by people.
Massey Services is pleased to announce that Jean Nowry, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was named one of Orlando Magazine’s 2021 Women of the Year.
Weekly Headlines
For the sixth consecutive year, Chicago has been named the rattiest city in America according to Orkin. To combat this issue, the Tree House Humane Society has placed over 1,000 feral cats onto Chicago streets since 2012.
Oxitec’s Aedes aegypti mosquitoes—which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved for use last year—are genetically modified to include a “self-limiting” gene that produces a fatal protein.
NBC Chicago
With Illinois officials urging residents to check themselves and loved ones for tick bites while outside, there's a way to track the insects throughout the state.
International Business Times
An invasive hornet species that is closely related to the so-called "murder hornet" has been spotted for the first time in Ireland. It has been found in a "private dwelling" in north Dublin.
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You can fix confidence drops by invoking the power of a single, very special technique.
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Leadership is contagious, whether leaders know it or not. If a leader’s standards slip, the standards of the organization follow.
Highly successful leaders are exceptional critical thinkers. Here are five ways to improve your approach to strategic problem-solving and decision-making.
Entrepreneurs can utilize marketing to influence their goals and optimize the value of their company.
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Practicing kindness by giving compliments and recognition has the power to transform our remote workplace.
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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.
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.
When you can accept these truths, you can create a culture of sustainable success.
Calendar of Events
  Date Event Location
  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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