The pest management industry is a people industry. It has been well over a year since the pandemic changed the way we do business, and NPMA is excited to host PestWorld 2021 in-person on November 2-5 in Las Vegas to provide the forum for our industry to celebrate as we reconnect with old friends and create new connections.
June 6-12, 2021 is Bed Bug Awareness Week, an annual designation recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events to remind consumers to remain alert for bed bugs while traveling. The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of NPMA, is observing this week by educating the public through various media relations and social media tactics on the signs of an infestation and the importance of working with a licensed pest control professional. Learn how you can help spread awareness here.
Thanks to the efforts of the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), Dr. Jim Fredericks, NPMA’s VP of Technical and Regulatory Affairs, made an appearance over the weekend on Good Morning America discussing how consumers can stay safe from common but dangerous pests.
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.
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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.
Blitz Exterminators, LLC of Macon, GA
Sequoia Pest Solutions of Bakersfield, CA
Fumigerbo of Guayaquil, Ecuador
Rotimax Integrated Services Limited of Nigeria
Taisho Quest Inc. of Tokyo, Japan
Boost sales with the swipe of a card and give your customers a more convenient way to pay. NPMA has teamed up with Payroc to offer members Merchant Card Services and Financial Technology. With Payroc, your business is able to accept all major credit and debit cards nationwide, so you can cash in on each and every visit. And, with a custom-tailored plan and additional features like automated digital invoices, tracking and reporting, and eCommerce management, you'll feel confident that your business has all the tools it needs to succeed!
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Dive deeper into the topics that are meaningful to you! The Academy Learning Labs sponsored by BASF give attendees an opportunity to share ideas and gain a new perspective on how to better manage their businesses or employees. This year’s topics include Dealing with Stress, Burnout and Mental Health Challenges, Virtual Workplace Management and Communication, How to Empower your Team to Self-Manage and MORE!
Early bird rates end June 18.
Save $50 on registration with our early bird registration pricing when you sign up by June 28 for the 2021 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference. Learn about the latest in technical research and reconnect with your peers in person at our exciting array of social functions, including the annual Beach Bash and a BBQ lunch to close out the event!
CEUs have been approved in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia. Click here to view recertification details.
Deadline: July 31
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. Click here and vote for the charity that will receive the 5k proceeds.
The Detia Degesch Group (DDG) based in Laudenbach, Germany has acquired Universal Fumigation Services Ltd. (UFS) effective May 31, 2021.
Hosted by the Cornell Department of Entomology and eCornell, attend this 3-week online course to gain the knowledge & resources necessary to design an effective vector surveillance program in your local jurisdiction. The next course begins July 7.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A massive cloud of cicadas was picked up late Monday morning over the metropolitan Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area — a swarm so thick it resembled a rainstorm on weather radar.
Good Morning America
The National Pest Management Association’s Chief Entomologist, Dr. Jim Fredericks, tells us what critters to look out for and how to protect ourselves so we can still get in some summer fun.
Seeing more ticks in Massachusetts as we approach the peak of tick season? You're not imagining it, according to CDC data.
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Michigan health officials reported the first confirmed human case of Sin Nombre hantavirus in the state, an illness spread by rodents, but not between individuals.
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After slipping to no. 3 in 2017, the Windy City has again overtaken Baltimore and Washington for the most bed-bug infestations.
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Indiana residents are always looking out for ticks this time of year because of Lyme disease concerns. But according to a report by FOX 59, experts say this year ticks are even more of a threat because of COVID-19.