Make plans to join NPMA for Academy 2017
! The annual summer conference will be held July 19-21 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. The Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's leaders and emerging leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss! Click here
for more details and registration.
Join us July 27-29 for the 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC for a quality educational program covering both management and technical topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic region. NPMA has requested recertification credits from NC, SC, GA, TN and VA. Additionally, you will not want to miss the array of social functions scheduled, including a beach bash and a BBQ by the pool! Click here
for more details and registration.
Thank you to those who have already completed the survey!
In July, NPMA will be launching a private health insurance exchange to provide our members with the ability to offer comprehensive health benefits while controlling costs. While more information on this is forthcoming, we do have an immediate need to provide potential carriers with a census of our members who would be interested in signing up for this program.
In order to do so, we would appreciate it if you could complete the following survey at your earliest convenience.
Again, please look for more information in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Janay Rickwalder
Your digital edition of PestWorld – May/June 2017
is available now!
PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, offers an in-depth look at industry trends. Regular columns include a look at innovative business practices in the industry, regulatory updates, and sales and marketing opportunities.
Additionally, check out our PestWorld magazine website
, where you'll find current and archived articles - as well as exclusive online only content!
With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.
NPMA’s Mentor Match
program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.
Check out a brief video
on how to get started with Mentor Match!
Optimizing your fleet with graphics that continuously build and reinforce your brand is the most cost-effective marketing available and choosing a graphics manufacturer is no easy task. When it comes to selecting a partner able to uphold your brand standards ensuring your professional appearance, nobody manages the execution of graphic programs better than SignZoo. As an NPMA member, you'll leverage your buying power, getting the best product and warranty available, for the best price.
Here are just some of the benefits to using SignZoo:
• Discounts for NPMA Members
• Brand Development & Management
• Licensed and Insured Nationwide Installation
• Industry Leading Warranties
Pest Gone Pest Control, Inc.
Pest Management Services, Pvt., Ltd.
Pro-Tech Pest Control
Ultra Tech Pest Control
Wolf Co. LLC
Pestrol, Inc. of New York, NY
Sprague Pest Solutions has acquired TMC Pest Management of Bakersfield, Calif., expanding the fifth-generation company into California and giving it the ability to serve commercial clients from Washington state to Southern California. TMC will operate under the Sprague Pest Solutions brand immediately.
For five years in a row, Reynolds Pest Management, Inc. has achieved, and is the proud recipient of the coveted Angie's List 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 "TOP in the State Super Service Award" in the categories of Pest Control/Exterminating (353), Lawn Fertilization & Treatment (48), Lawn & Yard Work (12), and Mosquito Misting Systems (8). Reynolds Pest Management, Inc has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2016.
The warm weather that is arriving in the U.S. is bringing mosquitos and, following last year’s outbreak of Zika, states hard hit by the virus are stepping up their efforts to prevent the spread of the bug-borne illness even as the future of federal funding to combat it remains in jeopardy.
The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.
Once you get bedbugs in your house, it's hard to get rid of them. That's one of the reasons why Illinois lawmakers are working on a bill to help make sure you don't bring any home from work. Rep. Jaime Andrade (D-Chicago) introduced HB0369 Bedbugs Disclosure to Employees Act in January. It passed the Illinois State House and is now under consideration in the State Senate.
The New York Times
Researchers in Europe have found that the larvae of a common insect have an unusual ability to digest plastic, a discovery that could lead to biotechnical advances that help deplete the continual buildup of one of the world’s most stubborn pollutants.
It sounds like a scene out of a horror movie: A Minnesota mom and her kids unsuspectingly move into a house full of snakes. While it may sound hard to believe, it’s the frightening reality for a family left with few options after buying what they once considered the perfect home.
Of all the principles supporting sustainable leadership, authenticity is one of the most important. It also can be one of the most challenging to practice. Despite this, few people realize it’s an area that even needs continuous attention.
The Washington Post
One of the most widely held — if rarely practiced — ideas in management is that it's important for chief executives to encourage different opinions from the people who work for them. To find the dissenting voices who won't just try to flatter or praise, but remind leaders when they are wrong. Doing so, the thinking goes, will lead to better professional performance — stronger decision-making, fewer missteps and more innovative ideas. But it could also have a personal upside for chief executives: They might have fewer backstabbing managers bad-mouthing them to the media.
We are under more pressure than ever to do more. The idea that we can stretch and do more with what we already have begins to remove us from the dehumanizing rat race for resources that is impossible to win. Chasing limits us. Stretch liberates. Especially in uncertain times, "stretching equips us with the abilities to adapt and change when facing a less predictable set of circumstances."
When it comes to running your day, it’s easy to get swept up in distractions and tasks that don’t move you forward. The average person loses up to three hours each day due to interruptions from phone calls, email and coworkers, according to a study by CareerBuilder.
Sometimes the only way you'll truly know whether a leader's skills are genuine is to measure the manager that made your life miserable against the one that had you thinking often, "This is too good to be true." If you think your boss is some freak of nature and you're the luckiest person alive, I'll break it to you gently: He or she is most likely the kind of leader who demonstrates best-in-class behaviors identified in the research of those leading the most profitable companies on the planet.
Harvard Business Review
When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights.