NPMA ePestWorld
News From National
On Saturday, June 17, readers of the  USA Today were treated to a snapshot of information about bed bugs on the cover of the newspaper!

If you are interested in helping us increase consumer awareness of the value of professional pest control services, please contact Cindy Mannes.

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot


Every year, NPMA gathers thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe to offer opportunities for information sharing, provide access to the latest products, services, and technologies in the 100,000 square foot exhibit hall, and generate critical thinking in world-class educational sessions.
Plan to join us October 24-27 in Baltimore, Maryland as we celebrate PestWorld 2017!
Register today and ensure you take full advantage of the early bird discount rates.


Simply because an idea popped into the head of this "tattooed keg-tapper" musician’s head, thousands of people around the world have clean drinking water. Doc Hendley started raising money to fight the water epidemic the best way he knew how, by pouring wine and playing music. He has worked in dozens of refugee camps installing water systems and is often inside dangerous "no-go" zones to distribute to water to people in need. Named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes for 2009, his foundation - Wine to Water - aims to help the over 1 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water.
Sponsored by:

Commander Kirk Lippold takes his experiences from the military to the boardroom as he reveals the lessons he learned while leading the crew aboard the USS Cole following a devastating terrorist attack. As he shares his leadership philosophy, Lippold outlines the importance of understanding the human factors during a crisis and how those factors are used to teach one’s own "crew" or team how to prepare for what’s ahead. Lippold’s leadership experience will arm you with a military-grade approach to prepare for and take action when crisis strikes--because it’s not a matter of if, but when. 

Sponsored by:

 View the full schedule at Questions? Contact

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Crawlspace Depot
Up to 20% energy savings with Bora-Foam.
Bora-Foam is the first termite-resistant expanded polystyrene insulation designed for basement and crawl space encapsulation. It’s an important component in preventing termites and moisture, and is proven to meet or exceed building codes. R-11 Bora-Foam can help can save up to 20% on energy costs as well.
Learn More

Do you know a company owner who has demonstrated leadership through his or her dedication and contribution to the good of their community?  Maybe they offer complimentary pest control for at risk environments or raise funds for the community through organized events.  Let’s get them the recognition they deserve! Please complete the nomination form. All nominations are due June 30, 2017 and will be awarded at NPMA’s  Academy in July. 
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Your digital edition of PestWorld – July/August 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!
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Pest Pic of the Week


Subterranean Termite Workers, Soldiers, and Alate

 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at for use by NPMA members.

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Burrtec Company Limitd.
New Members
Adam's Pest Solutions
Plant it Earth, Inc.
Stingers Pest Control, Inc.
Yellow Truck Guys
•  Prime Pest Management of Los Angeles, CA is now QualityPro accredited 
•  Prime Pest Management of Los Angeles, CA is now offering GreenPro certified service
•  Acme Exterminating Corporation of New York, NY is now offering GreenPro certified service
•  GreenPro Quarterly Pest Management Protocol offered by The Pest Force of Myrtle Beach, SC is now GreenPro certified. 
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Please join us in congratulating these NPMA members who have earned their certification since mid-February.

Christopher James Quinn, ACE, (Target Specialty Products)
James V. Hearity, ACE, (Residex LLC), 
Teresa Renee Colella, ACE, (Eden Advanced Pest Tech / Rentokil)
William J. Graham, ACE, (IFC Services of California)
Sean Koch, ACE, (Steritech)
Bob Andrews, ACE, (Central Michigan Pest and Wildlife Management)
Andrew Peterson, ACE, (North Shore Pest Control, Inc.)
Joshua David Reed, ACE, (Griffin Pest Solutions)
Christina Lynn Buell, ACE, (Griffin Pest Solutions)
James Dennis Johnson, ACE, (Arrow Exterminators)
Timothy Ray Kendrick, ACE, (Waynes Environmental Services)
Brandon Scott Ryon, ACE, (ABC Home and Commercial Services)
Paul Mazzenga, ACE, (Orkin Pest Control)
Michael G. Raymond, ACE, (Orkin Pest Control)
Kent Leigh Buchanan, ACE (Ecolab)
Charles R. Barton II, ACE, (Home Paramount Pest Control Co.)
Michael Swanson, ACE, (Preventive Pest Control)
Joseph Raymond Hoerl, ACE, (Preventive Pest Control)
Kyle Parker, ACE, (Preventive Pest Control)
Leverett Ashley James Hadlow II, ACE, (Preventive Pest Control)
Sidney George Busby, ACE, (Burnum-Hahn Exterminators)
Joseph Justin Hyland, ACE, (Modern Pest Services)
Wade Elwyn Wilson, ACE, (Turner Pest Control)
Ronald Glen Coats, ACE, (Bill Clark Bugsperts Inc.)
William Blake Grimsley II, ACE, (Arrow Exterminators)
Robin Dale Fragosa, ACE, (Orkin Pest Control)
Brad Allen Fischer, ACE, (Batzner Pest Control)
Vernon Kenneth Carl Holliman, ACE, (Terminix)
Eric Sebring, ACE, (Western Exterminators)

Shamus Breau, ACE-I, (Pacific Pest Solutions)
Kurtis Jon Brown, ACE-I, (Associated Victoria Pest Control, Ltd.)

Dr. Kevin R Ulrich, BCE, (University of Maryland - College Park)
Sonal Nagla, BCE, (Rentokil Canada Pest Control Ltd.)
Laura M. Krueger Prelesnik, BCE, (Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District)
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Member Benefit Highlight
Nissan presents NPMA members with an exclusive program that makes NPMA members and Partners eligible to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle using exclusive incentives established by Nissan for NPMA. 
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
NPMA Education and Events

June 28, 2017
2:00 – 3:00pm ET

Presented by Mark Beavers, Ph.D., Managing Director for Technical Services, Rollins and Janet McAllister, Ph.D., Research Entomologist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An abnormally warm, wet spring is predicted to boost mosquito activity this year. With the risk of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases on the rise in the U.S., more and more consumers are turning to their pest control provider for answers to managing this dangerous insect. Join our presenters, as they provide an update on everything from mosquito-borne diseases in the US to the latest in mosquito surveillance and control. Don’t miss this engaging webinar to learn all aspects of urban and suburban mosquito management, what your options are, and how to assess what methods should be used.

In case you missed it – download our recent webinar on tick management!
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Early bird registration for Academy ends on June 23! To be held July 19-21 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's current and future leaders in a fun, interactive environment. Click here for more details and registration. 
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

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 GA, MD, NC, SC, TN and VA. Additionally, you will not want to miss the array of social functions scheduled, including a Summer Conference Beach Bash and a BBQ by the pool! 

Click here for more details and registration.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
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.
Learn More
Heard from the Hill
Pyrethroids are under threat. Any new and onerous requirements placed on these products are sure to have a negative impact on your bottom line and your ability to protect your customers from dangerous and deadly pests.
If you don't participate in the below grassroots campaign and have your voice heard onerous risk mitigation measures that may limit the way these products can be used are a real possibility. Together, let's ensure that as professionals we have the tools necessary to do our jobs.  

With a just few clicks, you can educate the EPA on the benefits of pyrethroids for protecting public health and property. You can affect the outcome and save these products.  

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Last week, the EPA published final test guidelines, 810.3900 - Laboratory Product Performance Testing Methods for Bed Bug Pesticide Products. The guidelines provide recommendations for the design and execution of laboratory studies to evaluate the performance of pesticide products intended to repel, attract, and/or kill the common bed bug (Cimex lectularius) in connection with registration of pesticide products under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Under FIFRA, all companies wishing to register a pesticide product for use against public health pests, such as bed bugs, must submit pesticide product performance data that demonstrate that the pesticide product works against the pests for which the product is intended. The data generated to support pesticide product label claims against public health pests are required to be submitted when applying for registration to help inform the Agency’s regulatory decisions during the registration process.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship held a hearing titled "Tax Reform: Removing Barriers to Small Business." The hearing served as a platform to highlight small business issues that must be included in tax reform negotiations. A primary topic of the hearing included lowering the pass-through entity tax rate. Chairman Risch (R-ID) stated "It's clear that if we want tax reform to bring growth to our economy we must look at the individual tax code, under which pass-through entities are taxed." During witness testimony witnesses testified that lowering the pass-through entity rate allows for more investment into jobs and into individual small businesses resulting in a greater benefit to the overall economy as opposed to filling the coffers of the federal government.
Lowering the pass-through entity tax rate and the corporate tax rate were NPMA issues at Legislative day in March and remain a primary policy objective. Negotiations on tax reform are becoming more intense on Capitol Hill in anticipation of the August recess. Be prepared for further updates and grassroots alerts.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Weekly Headlines
California officials have warned Long Beach residents that they have detected mosquitoes that can carry the Zika virus in the city for the first time ever.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Live Science
A fungus worthy of its own horror film is on the loose, taking over the bodies of goldenrod soldier beetles and turning them into contagious zombies that can infect their beetle brethren, a new study finds.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Infection Control Today
In a survey conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, just 35 percent of US business travelers and 28 percent of leisure travelers could correctly identify the bed bug.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
U.S. News & World Report
State agricultural officials say an insect that's killed millions of ash trees has been found in five more Iowa counties, bringing the total to 50.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Bangor Daily News
The past three years have been the planet’s hottest on record, and it is in this changing climate that many pests thrive, negatively affecting human health.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business
Every change initiative is unique, but the truths about making change succeed are, by and large, the same.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Your Thought Partner
Feedback helps all of us be better, recognize blind spots, know what to keep doing that’s effective, and helps build relationships with those who give us the gift of feedback.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Rapid Start Leadership
Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. One key to success? Don’t start out by answering questions; start by asking them.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
In today’s column I’ll share the #1 reason leadership development programs fail, and give you 20 things to focus on to ensure yours doesn’t become another casualty.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Liphatech, Inc.
Stock up on FirstStrike®! It is offered in four distinct packages. Get a $20 rebate when you purchase two, plus $10 more on each additional FirstStrike package purchased from a Distributor between Sept. 15 and Nov. 15, 2017. With no limit on the number of rebates you can receive, your wallet will thank you – but rodents won’t.
Visit or call Liphatech at 888-331-7900.
Trending Articles
Rabid Start Leadership
Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. One key to success? Don’t start out by answering questions; start by asking them.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
You are juggling a full slate of work, coaching your team, and driving to tight deadlines. Then you get the call. It’s yet another request for your help from an important collaborator — your boss, a critical cross-functional partner, or an internal or external customer. The request is, as usual, urgent and important. It’s also a meaningful amount of work and the quality matters. Now what?
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Bed bugs were rare in the United States from 1930 to about 1980. Since 1980, most U.S. cities and even many small towns have become infested with bed bugs with the rate of bedbugs doubling every five years or so.
Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn
Calendar of Events

Date Event Location

July 19-21 Academy 2017 Scottsdale, AZ

July 27-29 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
October 24-27 PestWorld 2017 Baltimore, MD
November 28-30 NPMA Technology Conference Salt Lake City, UT

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn



We would appreciate your comments or suggestions.
Your email will be kept private and confidential.