Each year, NPMA works diligently to identify and recruit members to serve on our association’s committees. In an effort to foster fresh ideas and allow all NPMA members to share their expertise, we are calling on you to nominate yourself or an industry colleague to serve on an NPMA committee. Your involvement and leadership will help us chart a successful future for the association and the industry. Please take a moment to click on the links below to view the list of NPMA committees and complete an application.
Please note: The majority of NPMA committees meet face-to-face at least twice per year in conjunction with Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. and PestWorld (2017 will be held in Baltimore, MD). Committee Conference calls are scheduled as needed but don’t typically exceed once per month. Additionally, the incoming NPMA President makes final appointments of individuals to all NPMA committees.
to nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on an NPMA committee.
The Global Summit of Public Health and Food Safety is less than a week away - and we don't want you to miss out. REGISTER TODAY!
Join 200 of your peers from the U.S., Europe, South Africa, Asia and Latin America, for a commercial food safety program hosted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).
Of the many issues our industry faces, food safety is the one that stands out globally, particularly under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), where we are all under strict international standards where harmonization is occurring at a rapid pace.
Major third party auditors will be attending this conference, which provides a great opportunity for us to maintain their confidence in our industry practices and products and to demonstrate how our role is vital to the success of their food facilities.
We hope you will join us to discuss emerging issues and evaluate which action steps are required to address client’s needs.
The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA)
, which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to raise public awareness about the importance of partnering with a licensed pest control professional during National Pest Management Month in April. This annual designation acknowledges the pest management industry’s ongoing commitment to the protection of public health, food and property from pest threats. Throughout the month, PPMA will execute various media relations and social media initiatives to educate consumers about the invaluable work pest professionals do around the clock to protect them and their investments.
Submission Deadline: June 6, 2017
The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) are looking for your assistance to identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for the 2018 Wildlife Expo. Next year's event will be held at the Harrah's New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA on January 31 - February 1, 2018.
Speaker suggestions may include, but are not limited to, academics, business owners, wildlife control operators, technical experts, consultants from within and outside the industry, subject matter experts in sales, marketing, information technology, and human resources, as well as other "outside of the box" ideas that no one has seen in the past.
The March/April 2017 issue of PestWorld is now out. This issue discusses team development, with tips on recruiting, managing and retaining the best personnel.
Read the full issue here, or go to the NPMA Media Center.
Check out these articles:
Trap Jaw Ant
BAMA PEST CONTROL INC
Chicago Pest Experts
Environmina Pest Control LLC
Greenshield Pest Control (KBAT LLC)
Lucky Lees Spider Control
Ace Pest Control, Ltd. of Lawrencetown, NS
Cabot Pest Control: A Terminix Canada Co. of St. John's, NL
Delcon Termite/Pest Control of Las Vegas, NV
Predator Pest Control of Howard Beach, NY
Predator Pest Control of Howard Beach, NY
On March 21 the Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017 (H.R. 1029
) passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support by a voice vote. The Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act of 2017, commonly referred to as PRIA, puts in place a fee schedule for pesticide manufacturers to create a more predictable and effective evaluation scheme for affected pesticide decisions and couples the collection of individual fees with specific timelines. Without reauthorization, this important funding allocation was set to expire in September of 2017. PRIA was one of NPMA’s Legislative Day issues, and efforts made by NPMA members carrying the message were well received by legislators. PRIA will now move to the U.S. Senate where we anticipate passage with bi-partisan support.
Last week the U.S. Senate held a confirmation hearing for Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta. During the hearing, Acosta was repeatedly asked about his position on overtime and the increase from $23,660 to $47,476 promulgated under the Obama administration. Acosta signaled that he is "sensitive" to the fact that overtime hasn’t been updated since 2004 but is concerned with the "large revision" under the Obama administration. Pressed further, Acosta acknowledging an overtime increase is needed stated, "If you were to apply a straight inflation adjustment, I believe the figure if it were to be updated would be somewhere around $33,000, give or take."
A federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the overtime increase regulation proposed by the Obama administration in November.
While the court deliberates the legality of the regulation, the Trump administration has the opportunity to re-write the regulation based on a more reasonable and fair threshold for both employers and employees.
Last week the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing for Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue. Perdue, former Georgia Governor, stated that he would fight to protect and defend rural America and the agriculture industry. For pesticide users, it is our belief that under the new administration the U.S. Department of Agriculture will play a more prominent role in the regulation of pesticides, which is statutorily mandated but ignored under the Obama administration. Perdue’s hearing was uncontroversial, and he has already garnered bipartisan support. Senate leadership is pushing to confirm Perdue before the Easter recess.
The trick to killing disease-carrying ticks may lie in building a better mouse trap.
Investigators have shown that certain screening methods that detect the genetic material of Zika virus can be used to ensure that donated blood supplies remain free of the virus.
CBS Los Angeles
An influx of large, rather intimidating flying insects have many worrying about an increase in mosquito activity, but according to the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District, the bugs are not mosquitoes and are actually harmless.
NBC New York
The same rat-borne disease that killed a man in the Bronx is killing dogs in New Jersey, and veterinarians are warning pet owners to be on alert.
The Washington Post
In a study published Monday, Fiona Marshall and her colleagues trace house mice to their origins 15,000 years ago, when they evolved alongside the first humans who built semi-permanent homes.
It’s that time of year again for STINK BUGS! The bugs chew up over 100 types of plants and crops, including shrubs, apples and various vegetables, and have caused major agriculture issues across the country.
What does March Madness have to teach you and your business? Look no further than the UConn Huskies women's basketball team.
In a recent interview, best-selling author Greg McKeown described how we have no understanding of "now" due to our unhealthy relationship with modern technology.
Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better.
A new workplace trend suggests that "radical candor" is the secret to being a good boss. But is blunt criticism an effective way to manage employees?
Washington Business Journal
When it comes to improving performance, most people assume large corporations have the edge over small businesses.
When you declare, "We have great, great people," you miss the better way to sell their greatness–and your own.
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.
The Washington Post
Some bedbugs are better climbers than others, and the bloodsuckers’ climbing prowess has practical implications.