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!
and ensure you take full advantage of the early bird discount rates.
Dive deeper into the topics that are meaningful to you and your business! Sponsored by BASF, the NPMA Learning Labs at Academy (July 19-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona) give you an opportunity to share ideas and gain new perspective on how to better manage your business or employees.
These are interactive dialogues with other Academy attendees interested in the same topic. Sessions will repeated on Thursday and Friday allowing attendees an opportunity to attend two different topics.
• The Changing Face of Networking
• Managing People Remotely
• Email Management
• Secret Tech Weapons for Pest Management Professionals
• Work/Life Balance
• Personality Test
To learn more about these programs, click here
. 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.
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!
We’re also happy to share that our new PSA campaign, "Symptoms," has been distributed and will start seeing airtime in the June/July timeframe. Take a look at the final TV spots here
. Stay tuned for more information next month about our out-of-home PSA campaign that is also launching this summer! The link will take you to Pest TV where you can view ALL of the versions of the PSA campaign -- :60, :30, and individual :15 second spots.
In addition, Summer is here and that means more people will be spending time outdoors, which made May a great time for our "Pests Without Borders" PSA to see more airtime, as it focuses on pests (like mosquitoes and ticks) as vectors of disease and the global threat they pose to our health. In May, this TV PSA aired more than 700 times, garnering over 4.1 million impressions and $203,378 in ad value. The TV PSAs continue to air on several networks in a variety of markets across the country, including Baltimore, San Antonio, Greenville-Spartanburg, Little Rock and Madison, as well as on Fox Sports Ohio.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Accurate Insect and Pest Control
Ardent Pest Control
EnviroSMART Pest Solutions
Kolibri Pest Services, LLC
Landers Pest Management
Priority Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
Romar Pest Control
UpRooted Pest Control
Members of NPMA can now save up to 85% on prescription costs using myRxMedSaver! This free discount prescription drug card provides NPMA members with discounts on prescription drugs at more than 65,000 participating pharmacies. Download the app
to save 10%-85% immediately on the cost of both brand-name and generic drugs.
June 28, 2017
2:00 – 3:00pm ET
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.
Last week, NPMA sent a grassroots alert requesting that members submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the registration review of pyrethroids and we’re doing it AGAIN this week.
We have a new message to send to EPA focusing on the societal benefit of pyrethroids and the efficiency and effectiveness of the products. If you submitted a comment last week we need you to do it AGAIN this week!
Based on the preliminary human health and ecological risk assessments published by EPA in November, NPMA and industry allies are becoming increasingly alarmed that EPA may further mitigate critical structural use patterns for pyrethroids. The docket to submit comments on the pyrethroid risk assessments will remain open until July 7. NPMA will be submitting comments on behalf of the entire industry but will need your help by sending individual messages leading up to the July 7th deadline.
Please take a moment and click this link
to submit a note to EPA and pass it along to others!
In a report titled EPA Can Strengthen Its Oversight of Herbicide Resistance With Better Management Controls
, EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released recommendations this week targeting how the Office of Pesticide Programs’ (OPP) handles herbicide resistance issues. In the report, OIG recommended that OPP "Determine whether synergistic effects data should be required for the pesticide registration process, and document the results of that determination". This recommendation is the result of concerns from anti-pesticide advocacy groups that co-formulated products, including insecticides approved for structural pest control, uses might pose greater risks to humans or the environment when co-formulated. Prior the release of this report, however, OPP had developed an interim strategy for monitoring patented claims regarding synergistic effects on efficacy and is determining how this information might influence risk evaluation in the future. OPP will determine how this information might influence future evaluations before June 2019.
This week, the Trump Administration announced the appointment of Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If confirmed, Mr. Kaplan would be the second Republican on the currently three-member panel. We anticipate that a Republican-controlled NLRB will more accurately defend employer and employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
Under the Obama administration, the NLRA released several controversial decisions, specifically damaging was changing the longstanding definition of "joint-employer." In response to the announcement the Coalition for A Democratic Workplace ( a broad coalition of U.S. industry, which NPMA is a member of) released a press release in support of Mr. Kaplan.
On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal legislation was released and is similar to the Affordable Health Care Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April. Senate Majority leader McConnell has signaled that the legislation will reach the Senate floor for a full vote before the 4th of July recess.On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal legislation was released and is similar to the Affordable Health Care Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April. Senate Majority leader McConnell has signaled that the legislation will reach the Senate floor for a full vote before the 4th of July recess.
For over a decade, Atlanta–based Arrow Exterminators has been supporting the March of Dimes through time, donations, and creative fundraising efforts. This year’s campaign raised a record-breaking $44,000 through individual contributions, a silent auction, and other fundraising activities. The campaign culminated with the 2017 March for Babies event, a 5.3 mile walk through Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, GA. Over 200 of Arrow’s team members, family members, and friends walked together to support the March of Dimes healthy futures for babies by participating in this worthwhile event.
Texas Public Radio
Bed bugs can be especially overwhelming for low-income families. The pests are drawn to apartment complexes with lots of people packed into small spaces, and they cause pain, anxiety and financial stress.
Last year, a combination of media coverage and scary outbreaks made Zika the most talked about disease of the year. Then, the winter season brought holiday cheer and diminished mosquito populations, and the public simply forgot about the health threat. However, people need to stay cautious about Zika this summer, especially if travelling to regions known for the virus.
Mormon crickets can overwhelm lawns and gardens and decimate wheat fields and pastures.
Rise in tourism and warmer climate bring house flies – and the growth of mosses in which they can live.
Ever feel that rats actually run the city you live in and humans just live under their domain? A new study suggests that's not far from the truth. Rats are among nature's most perfectly adapted organisms, closely shadowing humans and routinely getting away with it without detection.
Entomologists from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a rapid field test to identify the red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta. This ant is damaging to agriculture and wildlife, and can inflict a painful venomous sting. Being able to correctly distinguish the red imported fire ant from native fire ants is essential to effectively managing and containing this invasive pest. Previous efforts to develop rapid field identification kits failed because tests were too time consuming, or were unable to differentiate between native and invasive fire ants. The new test developed by USDA scientists looks similarly to an over-the-counter pregnancy test, and uses unique proteins found in the red imported fire ant’s venom to distinguish it from native ants. You simply macerate the ants in a provided solution, place a specialized test strip in the solution and wait 10 minutes for the results. Once commercially available, this tool could expedite specimen identification for regulatory agencies and pest management professionals, improving quarantine and management efforts for this damaging invader.
This article was published in the journal of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
Countless studies have shown that confidence at all business levels is vital to a company’s success. For instance, 70 percent of employees who lack confidence in the abilities of senior leadership are not fully engaged, according to a Dale Carnegie Employee Engagement Study.
When we bring in great talent, we must allow them to help us grow-not expect them to conform.
Common ground turns an enemy into a friend. Because of common ground, someone who annoys us can become someone who encourages us.
Have you ever felt like you were at war in your business? That shouldn't come as a surprise, given that leadership models were originally based on military models.
We picked out five of the best apps for small business owners, some are well known, some you might have never heard of. Most of these tools are free for personal use and offer a business plan at a small monthly fee.
Business 2 Community
Today’s consumers use a staggering amount of screens. In fact, it’s estimated that Millennials use three screens at any given time, and Generation Z spends time on five or more screens. In other words, if you want your message heard and seen, you must figure out how to reach these buyers on tablets, phones, televisions, laptops, and desktops.
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.
Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.
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.