NPMA recently hosted a webinar
to announce our issues for Legislative Day 2017. This year, NPMA members will be conveying four critical issues to the legislators concerning the structural pest management industry.
1.) Eliminate unnecessary and burdensome NPDES permits.
2.) Modernize the Endangered Species Act to better protect species and maintain the availability of valuable pesticides to protect public health.
3.) Ensure adequate funding for EPA Office of Pesticide Programs to perform statutory mandated registration and review of pesticides.
4.) Lower corporate tax rates and allow these companies to reinvest in themselves and their employees.
NPMA will cover these issues in depth during the Monday afternoon issues briefing and the Public Policy committee meeting at Legislative Day
. We hope to see you there!
The second Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety, presented by NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), will be held April 3-4, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Participants will address emerging issues and evaluate - with clients and other relevant stakeholders - which action steps are required to respond to these future needs. Click here
for more details and registration.
NPMA is excited to announce that the Rodenticide Stewardship training course is now available for educational credits in nine states: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming. This new training course focuses on the responsible use of anticoagulant rodenticides.
Commensal rodents are among the most significant public health pests that transmit disease, contaminate foods and damage infrastructure. Second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) are an advanced and indispensable tool that require educated and trained professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to apply these products. In an effort to mitigate rodenticide exposure to non-target wildlife, several states have moved to limit the use of SGARs to professionals only, or to ban them entirely. To further our industry’s dedication to stewardship of rodenticides, NPMA has developed a two-part training course. This 60-minute course focuses on strategies and methods that will instill knowledge above and beyond state and federal educational requirements for the handling and application of rodenticides. Instructional topics include the importance of rodent management, commensal rodent biology and behavior, integrated rodent management, and the safe handling and application of anticoagulant rodenticides.
Spring is right around the corner and the Spring issue of Pest Gazette will help you give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.
The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.
Scientists are one step closer to predicting the non-native range of the tawny crazy ant, Nylanderia fulva
. Native to South America, this ant has invaded most southeastern US states where its large colonies have displaced native species and have become a major disturbance to homeowners.
Paper Wasp Life Stages
Bugging Out Termite & Pest Control
Lawn Dawg, Inc.
US Limited, LLC dba EJ's Pest Control
Eco-Max Environmental Services of Columbus, IN
Nature First Pest Control of Portland, Oregon
Eco-Max Environmental Services of Columbus, IN
John Bourgeois, NPMA member sand owner of East Texas Exterminating Company, recently passed away.
Despite this past weekend's chill, a freakishly warm February across much of the U.S. has caused flowers, trees and plants to bloom weeks early and also threatens to bring a whopper of an allergy season.
A new study sheds light on the acquisition and features of Zika virus in Canadian travelers, indicating it was as commonly confirmed as dengue in people returning from the Americas and the Caribbean but more severe than expected, according to a new study.
The number of critters scampering around the forest in the summer correlates to the Lyme cases the following summer, and explanation is simple: Mice are highly efficient transmitters of Lyme.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District is calling it the worst bed bug infestation it’s ever seen.
In the effort to control the invasive brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), agricultural and urban pest management professionals may have a new tool to add to collection: long-lasting insecticide nets.
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