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Good leadership is the cornerstone to the success of any association, and, as such, we need your involvement in the election process for the 2017-2018 NPMA Board of Directors.
 
The following positions are up for election: President, President-Elect, Treasurer, Secretary, five (5) At Large Director positions, and a Regional Director from Region #1 and Region #4. 
 
Once again, we are conducting the Board of Directors election electronically. All primary contacts for NPMA Regular Members have received a ballot with your unique voter login under separate cover. This login can only be used to submit one vote.
 
If you did not receive your ballot, please check your spam filter for an email from npma@pestworld.org with the subject line: NPMA 2017/2018 Board of Directors Election. Contact Jillian Gardner with any questions.

The election will be open until April 15 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
 
Please note, your vote is completely secure. Neither NPMA nor our third party vendor is able to see which candidates you selected in this election.

Thank you in advance for your input in the governance of your association. As always, if you have any questions, please contact NPMA at npma@pestworld.org. 
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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of 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.
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Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

There are only a few days left to pre-register for PestWorld East, to be held 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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NPMA released its bi-annual Bug Barometer, a guide depicting expected pest activity throughout the U.S. for the upcoming warmer seasons. According to the Bug Barometer, after exceptionally milder winter temperatures across much of the country, and periodic heavy precipitation or moisture in most areas, Americans can collectively expect a very buggy spring and summer.
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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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NPMA and Nissan have worked together to provide another valuable benefit to NPMA members. The NPMA PestFleet program provides deep discounts on ALL Nissan Vehicles to NPMA members and, access to the cost-efficient PestFleet System. Click here for more details about the PestFleet Package or call 866-218-8047.
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Pest Pic of the Week



Cluster Fly
 
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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UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members

Environmina Pest Control LLC
Forever Green Lawn Care
Lucky Lees Spider Control
The Urban Herpetologist Pest Control

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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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Members Make Headlines
Calling on Virginians to observe April as Virginia Pest Management Month, Governor Terrance R. McAuliffe encouraged the public to understand and appreciate that "pest management professionals help protect Virginia’s food supply, homes and the environment from disease and pest related illness by practicing environmentally friendly pest control methods".
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Locally owned Pest Control Company, Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. announced today that it will be merging with National Pest Services effective March 1, 2017. 
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Weekly Headlines
Fox 17
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 17 people in 7 states have been infected with the rat-borne Seoul virus.
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NBC News
Federal researchers said Friday they have started a new phase of testing a vaccine to protect against the Zika virus, which has been causing severe birth defects across the Americas.
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Live Science
Researchers investigating a cave in southern Oregon have found the oldest relatives of the common bedbug, suggesting that some 11,000 years ago humans may have been in contact with the parasites.
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TribLive
A significant portion of Pennsylvania's agriculture industry is in the hands of scientists as they fight the westward spread of an invasive insect: the spotted lanternfly.
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Popular Science
Mosquitoes are blood-sucking, disease-carrying embodiments of annoyance in insect form. They’re also fascinating aerodynamic enigmas.
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