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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.
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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. 
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Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

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.
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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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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.
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Pest Pic of the Week

 
   

Fishing Spider

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

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UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Burrtec Company Limitd.
New Members
Accurate Insect and Pest Control
Ardent Pest Control
EnviroSMART Pest Solutions
Kolibri Pest Services, LLC
Landers Pest Management
Pest Logic
Priority Termite & Pest Control, Inc.
Romar Pest Control
Slingshot
UpRooted Pest Control
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Member Benefit Highlight
 
   
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.
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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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NPMA Education and Events
 
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.

In case you missed it – download our recent webinar on tick management!
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Members Make Headlines
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. 
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Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
Weekly Headlines
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.
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Fox News
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.
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Capital Press
Mormon crickets can overwhelm lawns and gardens and decimate wheat fields and pastures.
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The Guardian
Rise in tourism and warmer climate bring house flies – and the growth of mosses in which they can live.
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CBS News
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.
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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.
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