In just a few short months, PestWorld 2017 will be descending on Baltimore, Maryland! Keynote speakers for this year's PestWorld have been announced. You won't want to miss the inspirational stories shared by two diverse individuals.
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. 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.
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
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Just in time for the 2018 open enrollment period, NPMA will launch our new Health Care Exchange! The goal for this program is to provide NPMA members with cost effective benefit solutions that make sense in today’s unpredictable marketplace. We are focused on providing small and mid-sized employers with benefit options previously only made available to larger employers.
The brothers are almost there!!! They will complete their journey and arrive in New York City in just 2 short days on Thursday, July 13. They will be interviewed on Good Morning America on Friday morning, so tune in to watch. They have crossed over 12 states in 50 days and shared the message of A Child's Hope and The Moss Pieratt Foundation with countless people. With every pedal, they are more focused on raising funds and awareness for these two foundations.
NPMA Members - if you support your community, NPMA would like to share your story as part of our NPMA Gives program! Reach out directly to Alexis Wirtz
for more information.
As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.
Prime Pest Management, Los Angeles, CA
Last week, NPMA submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed Registration Reviews: Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments of Synthetic Pyrethroids and Pyrethrins. NPMA’s comments are on behalf of the entire structural pest management industry and focus on public health benefits, safety, efficiency and effectiveness, limited alternatives available, uniqueness of structural use patterns, recent mitigation in California and concerns with how the risk assessments were conducted.
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.
Beginning in mid-June, the NPMA grassroots network was activated and over 1000 messages were sent by NPMA members to EPA expressing similar concerns to those outlined in the NPMA comments. NPMA is also coordinating efforts with PCOC as it relates to any additional California mitigation efforts as well as working with the Pyrethroid Working Group (PWG) which is made up of registrants.
We will be working with EPA over the coming months to host a pyrethroid demonstration in Northern Virginia later this summer, where we will have an opportunity to once again reinforce the importance of pyrethroids to the structural pest management industry. Comments linked here.
With the culmination of the NPMA 2016-2017 fiscal year and the closure of many state legislative sessions, policy staff have compiled a report focused on trends we have seen, major outcomes and potential bills that we anticipate seeing again in future state legislative sessions. While most but not all sessions have wound down, NPMA will continue to work with our SPAR partners in those states with ongoing legislative cycles and on any regulatory issues. A special thanks to all SPARs for the outstanding work accomplished this year. Recap linked here.
Do you know what your business’s core value proposition is? If you don’t, you are not alone. Many small business owners can’t identify their company’s core value proposition—and that’s a serious problem.
Simply put, a core value proposition is the value that customers get from doing business with you.
Download this eguide
for a step-by-step guide to identifying your business’s core value proposition.
Anticimex announced its continued expansion in the US with the acquisition of Modern Pest Services, a family owned pest control company founded in 1945 based in Brunswick, Maine. The transaction follows on Anticimex acquisition of Viking Pest Control announced on July 5th and forms part of Anticimex’s strategy to expand in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic region via organic growth and by partnering with strong regional and local players.
AP&G Co., Inc. announces the addition of Dr. Stanton Cope Jr. as the company’s first Vice President of Products and Technical Services. The role was created to gear up for AP&G’s rollout of new mosquito management products. AP&G is a global manufacturer of integrated pest management tools for the professional pest management industry.
He built a villa for termites, delighted school children with giant cockroaches, did "time" at San Quentin State Prison, traveled the world looking at insects and, in 2016, Vernard Lewis was inducted into the Pest Management Professionals' Hall of Fame. On July 1, UC Berkeley's first African American entomologist retired from a 35-year career as an urban entomologist, the last 26 years as a UC Cooperative Extension specialist.
Diamondback moths may be a mere half-inch in length, but their voracious appetite for Brussels sprouts, kale and cauliflower make them a major pain for farmers. This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a potential solution: moths genetically engineered to contain a special gene that makes them gradually die off.
City says he was ‘likely’ exposed at the Jamaica Plain restaurant where he works.
The new class of repellents, called "excito-repellents," is similar to "getting on an elevator with someone who’s put on way too much perfume."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The danger of the Zika virus lies in its ability to cross the body’s most protective barrier and cause severe birth defects in babies.
The canines can detect an infestation with 98 percent accuracy — and 110 percent cuteness.
Strong team leadership isn’t enough. New research shows the importance—for business impact and career success—of also mobilizing your boss and colleagues.
You’ve got problems, I’ve got advice. This advice isn’t sugar-coated—in fact, it’s sugar-free, and may even be a little bitter. Welcome to Tough Love. This week we have a guy who can’t get his annoying coworker to stop talking to him about politics during his lunch break.
There were 6 things that we needed to do well when pushing any new initiatives if we wanted to make real progress as a company. These 6 strategies are still applicable today for any leader pushing through a major organizational change.
According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, a leading thinker in the field, mindfulness is about "Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally." It is about being more in the present and thereby being able to do everything with more discipline and focus.
Motivation is what energizes, maintains, and controls your behavior against internal and external forces. The type of motivation in different situations can help you excel. The type of motivation can prevent you from being at your best. The type of motivation can even effect productivity.
Chip Bergh, chief executive of Levi Strauss & Co., shares some great insights on his leadership style. But one trait really stands out.
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.
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.