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!
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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, TickTalk.org, 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 year—a 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 TickTalk.org 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 TickTalk.org press release.
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.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
AAA Exterminating of Raleigh, NC
Better Way Pest Control of Hartselle, AL
West Coast Pest Control of Phoenix, AZ
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.
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.
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.
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.
These mud structures can get taller in wet areas—but they’re usually just holes in the ground.
You can fix confidence drops by invoking the power of a single, very special technique.
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.
Harvard Business Review
Practicing kindness by giving compliments and recognition has the power to transform our remote workplace.
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.