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Do you have clients in the public health and food safety industries?

Join NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) for a commercial food safety program featuring speakers from Target, Publix, Cargill, Danone and Nestlé. 

Participants will address emerging issues and evaluate, along with clients, auditors, and other relevant stakeholders, which action steps are required to address client’s needs. 
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Mark your calendar for PestWorld East, 10-11 April 2017 in Dubai. Hosted by NPMA along with Ecovar, this one-of-a-kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India. Click here for more information and to register online.
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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.

Click here to view the current issue.

Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at pestgazette@pestworld.org
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PestVets, with the support of FMC, is offering complimentary job listings on NPMA’s Career Center for any NPMA members who are looking to hire veterans. There are currently 780 job opportunities posted on the NPMA Career Center!

If you have any contacts within a veteran organization, please share this great hiring resource with them. Please contact Janay Rickwalder with any questions.
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Nisus Corp
Fireback's dual "spray & straw" applicator
Fireback’s new double-strike applicator targets both visible and hidden pests. The permanently attached hinged flip-up straw reaches listed pests hiding in cracks and crevices. Flip it down to expose the opening for a normal spray. Fireback kills on contact and provides a 3-month residual. Use it for 29 listed pests.
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Pest Pic of the Week



Honey Bees and Queen
 
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
View the image use policy.
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Anthem Pest Control LLC
Expert Pest Solutions
Pawnee Pest Management
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Allergy Technologies LLC
Get Started with Bed Bug Prevention!
Pest Management Professionals are discovering they can be both more efficient and effective with their bed bug work by incorporating ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners into their control and preventive strategies. PMPs are no longer passively encasing bed bugs, hoping they don’t escape; ActiveGuard® kills them 24/7 for two years.
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Heard from the Hill
NPMA Policy Staff recently reviewed the President’s preliminary 2018 budget proposal, specifically as it relates to funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As part of Mr. Trumps plan, the agency budget would be cut by 31%, reducing spending from the current level of $8.2 Billion to a proposed $5.7 billion. This would also reduce staffing from its current level of approximately 15,000 employees down to 12,000, a personnel level not seen at the agency since the mid-1980s.
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On March 14, Administrator Scott Pruitt signed an order further extending five rules an additional 60 days from the March 21st regulatory freeze, first issued by President Trump in January.  Included in the five rules is the Certification and Training rule, which was initially finalized under the Obama administration in January and scheduled to be effective on March 6th.  NPMA has worked closely with our members, industry allies, the EPA and state regulators since September 2015.  The additional time should lead to better coordination with state regulators. The Certification and Training rule will now be effective on May 22, 2017.
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NPMA has been working closely with representatives from the Pyrethroid Working Group (PWG) as these products undergo registration review. In December, NPMA hosted over 30 Federal and State Regulators at the headquarters office in Fairfax, VA to demonstrate how Pyrethroids are used by structural applicators to control numerous pests, including mosquitoes. Originally the comment period for Pyrethroids was intended to close earlier this year. As the Trump administration took office they put in place a general regulatory freeze and the docket on Pyrethroids was subsequently closed on January 30. NPMA anticipates the docket will be re-opened in the next several weeks and that EPA intends to provide an additional 60 days at that point to submit comments. Policy Staff are crafting comments on behalf of the association and will also supply members with talking points and templates that can be used to submit comments on behalf of your company. For more information on Pyrethroids contact us at publicpolicy@pestworld.org.
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Members Make Headlines
Gary Muldoon, President of Orkin Canada, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Reliable Pest Control. 
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Submit Your Award Nomination by June 1st
 
Help an ACE or BCE get the recognition they deserve. Nominate someone you think deserves recognition for their hard work and contributions to our profession - you can even nominate yourself! The nominations process is detailed here.  Learn more about the ESA Certification Programs here.
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Copesan Services, Inc., is pleased to announce its $11,660 contribution to two key charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry. 
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Weekly Headlines
The Washington Post
Some bedbugs are better climbers than others, and the bloodsuckers’ climbing prowess has practical implications.
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Sun Sentinel
Florida health officials reported a new locally acquired Zika infection in Miami-Dade County on Monday, as well as four new travel-related cases in South Florida.
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Fox LA
Public health officials are warning Southern California residents they could be seeing more insects this time of year due to a wet winter and warm spring time weather.
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Live Science
Cup-like traps that fit over a bedframe's legs have a slick inner surface that usually defeats tiny climbers. But when it comes to these traps, bloodsuckers from one bedbug species have a distinctly "hairy" advantage over their cousins, according to a new study.
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CNN
The next time you see a spider crawling around your house, look at the bright side. It's probably feasting on a bunch of other insects and providing you with free pest control.
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New Scientist
Getting sand in your mouth is an unpleasant experience – and plants seem to know it. Emerging evidence suggests that some plants cultivate a sandy taste to deter herbivores from eating them.
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For your Business
The Higher Standard
Reaching your next revenue milestone — whether that’s $250,000, $1 million or $50 million — requires aggressive growth and the ability to execute solid strategies. Paul Giannamore, managing director of The Potomac Company, who advises companies on how to increase their value, offered 10 tips to help you succeed.
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Leader Communicator
In times of change or uncertainty, organizations need leadership more than ever. That means the quality and amount of communications need to increase.
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LeadToday
If you’re like most leaders you’re always watching your team to determine how effective they are in their roles. That’s good leadership. But good leadership is not good enough if your goal is to grow your organization.
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McKinsey
Analysis of high-stakes transformations reveals a few pragmatic lessons that increase the odds of meeting the organization’s objectives.
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Inc.
Clear distinctions and characteristics to help you decide what your business needs at what stage.
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Switch and Shift
Appreciating differences is a key step to understanding other individuals we work with. If you feel this is an area in which you need to grow, there are some practical steps you can take.
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Chief Executive
The best organizations develop the strongest engagement by realizing that employees have the keys to their own motivation and self-management.
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Forbes
Even if you feel confident in your business's current techniques and strategies, you should keep an eye on what’s coming next so you can stay competitive and ahead of the rest. To keep your small business successful in 2017, here are five marketing tips to help you.
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Trending Articles
Fast Company
When you declare, "We have great, great people," you miss the better way to sell their greatness–and your own.
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NPMA members will be meeting with their elected officials today on Capitol Hill to convey four critical issues concerning the structural pest management industry.  

Modernize the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Position Paper | Talking Points
 
U.S. EPA Office of Pesticide Programs Funding Levels
Position Paper  |  Talking Points
 
Pesticides, NPDES Permits and Waters of the United States
Position Paper  |  Talking Points
 
Tax Reform: Promote Economic Growth / Enact a Lower Corporate Tax Rate
Position Paper  |  Talking Points

If you were unable to join us for Legislative Day this year, you can still make a difference by sending a letter to your legislators communicating your concerns. Click here for some tips on drafting a letter to your officials. If you have any questions, please contact NPMA’s Public Policy Team.
 
"Mosquitoes have killed more people than wars. 
Humanity is going to need you forever."
 
- Senator Marco Rubio
 
 
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Inc.
In this list, you'll note the first item is unique from the other nine. In a cultural or systemic context, it certainly is "horrible" and needs to stop. The rest point to an assortment of individual and team-leadership frightfulness that should make your hair stand up.
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Calendar of Events



Date Event Location
April 2-4 2017 Global Summit of Pest Management Services New York, NY
April 10-11 PestWorld East Dubai

July 19-21 Academy 2017 Scottsdale, AZ
October 24-27 PestWorld 2017 Baltimore, MD




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