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Bobby Jenkins will assume the Chairman role after PestWorld 2017

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer education and marketing arm of the National Pest Management Association, today announced that Tommy Fortson of Terminix Service, Inc. in Columbia, S.C. will retire from his position of Chairman on the PPMA Board of Directors at the conclusion of PestWorld 2017 being held in Baltimore, Md., October 24-28. Bobby Jenkins of ABC Home & Commercial Services in Austin, Texas, will assume the role of Chairman. Michael Rottler of Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions in St. Louis, MO will assume the role of Secretary/Treasurer, currently held by Jenkins, in addition to his role as Vice Chairman.

"It has been the honor of my life to work in such a wonderful industry and to help grow PPMA into the powerful organization it is today along with my fellow board members," said PPMA Chairman Tommy Fortson. "What a handful of industry leaders once dreamed of twenty years ago has come to fruition, and I know it will continue to grow as companies continue to work together to promote, protect and defend the professional pest management industry."
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The QualityPro Board of Directors is excited to announce the completion of a new strategic plan, focused on a clear vision, mission and set of concise goals that will drive growth in our industry’s certification program for the foreseeable future.
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Cooper Pest Control
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NPMA is continuing our airport advertising campaign. Ads on mosquitoes, cockroaches and ants will be placed in eight of the most trafficked airport hubs across the country – Denver (DEN), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), Atlanta (ATL), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago (ORD), Baltimore-Washington (BWI), Los Angeles (LAX) and New York (JFK). The estimated impressions for this campaign is 103,513,701.

The campaign will run mid-July to mid-August in BWI, LAX and JFK, and August 1-31 campaign for the remaining airports. In your travels, should you see them, please snap a photo on your mobile device and send it to Cindy Mannes ( – we would love to see live shots.
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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.
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The latest update of the NPMA Field Guide App includes three new pest entries: Asian Subterranean Termites, Conehead Termites, and Packrats/Woodrats. Additionally, the app features updated tick information and modernized taxonomic nomenclature for all species.

Users may download the app at the low rate of $4.99 via the App Store or Google Play Store by searching "NPMA Field Guide". Business owners may also set up business accounts with the App Store in order to make bulk purchases of the NPMA Mobile Field Guide app for their technicians. Visit to sign up today!
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Pest Pic of the Week


Cuban Cockroach

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

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Burrtec Company Limitd.
New Members
•  5 Star Pest Control LLC
•  Advanced Pest Defense, Inc.
•  ASAP Pest Elimination
•  Besic Pest Control
•  Biologic Pest Control, Inc.
•  Capital Appellate Advocacy PLLC
•  Coastal Fumigation, Inc.
•  Econex Pest Control
•  First Protection Termite and Pest Control
•  First Select Pest Control
•  Guardian Termite & Pest Services, LLC
•  Real Fleet Solutions, LLC
•  Summerlin Pest Control
•  United Pest & Turf Control Inc.
•  Valley Pest Solutions
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The following members are now offering GreenPro certified service:
•  Pest Czar, Baltimore, MD 
•  Anderson Pest Control LLC, Colorado Springs, CO
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Member Benefit Highlight
Are past due accounts bugging your business? Has the economy put you in the unfortunate position of "bill collector" instead of service provider? As a benefit of membership, NPMA Members have access to discounted collection services from A.R.M. Solutions.

For over a decade, A.R.M. Solutions has delivered cost effective and diplomatic programs to maximize recovery rates, retain valued customers, and lower the overall cost of collecting on past due accounts. Click here for more information about this member benefit.

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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
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
2:00 – 3:00pm EDT

Overwintering pests are an unrelated group of insects that enter homes in the fall to seek shelter against the cold. This webinar will discuss the biology of overwintering pests, including the brown marmorated stink bug, and describe research sponsored by the Pest Management Foundation that asked: how effective is exclusion at keeping overwintering pests out of structures?

In case you missed it – download our recent webinar on tick management!
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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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November 28-30, 2017
Marriott Salt Lake Downtown City Creek
Salt Lake City, Utah

More information coming soon! 
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In Touch with NPMA
The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) is an NPMA committee that attracts, develops and supports women in the pest management industry through educational programs, resources and peer networking. One of the latest efforts of PWIPM is to start local networks so that women can get together outside of the three national NPMA conferences: Academy, Legislative Day, and PestWorld. Interested in joining or hosting a PWIPM Local Network event? E-mail
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QualityPro sets the standards of excellence for professional pest management companies and their employees through education, training and certification, providing consumers protection and confidence when selecting a nationally accredited company. In addition to using the branding to impress customers, accredited companies use the QualityPro resources to grow their workforce and foster pride in their office. Read about why your industry colleagues pursued this prestigious credential at
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Members Make Headlines
Congratulations to NPMA members, Bobby, Raleigh and Dennis Jenkins for completing a 3,500-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for Moss Pieratt Foundation and A Child’s Hope. For more information, visit

To watch the Good Morning America report, click here.
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Step Exterminators, LLC has been selected for the 2017 Best of Hackensack Award in the Pest Control Services category by the Hackensack Award Program.
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Weekly Headlines
NBC News
For cities plagued with rat infestations, there is another weapon to help in the fight to freeze the vermin out: dry ice. With New York City inundated by thousands of complaints each year about the furry critters, the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved New York state's access to this solid form of carbon dioxide — typically used to preserve food — as a way to suffocate them inside their holes.
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The New York Times
With 4.5 million people in a hot, muggy metropolis built atop a bayou, America’s fourth-largest city, Houston, is a perfect target for the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But it may be better prepared than any other urban center to stop an outbreak.
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Tech Crunch
Verily, the life sciences arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitoes upon Fresno, California — and that’s a good thing!
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USA Today
Monsoon season is the Palo Verde beetle’s version of "Netflix and chill." The ugly-as-sin insects are suddenly everywhere in Arizona. They show up this time every year, like clockwork, with the arrival of the summer monsoon season.
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Experts have predicted a higher than usual number of ticks this year. That could mean increased risk of Lyme disease, but not all ticks carry the infection. If you’ve found a tick recently, the University of Rhode Island has an easy way to identify it, and determine whether it might be dangerous.
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No CEO can simply wake up one day and declare his or herself a thought leader— your industry makes that decision. With the right steps, however, this status can be earned. Here are 4 pointers to get you started.
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Here are three simple ways to implement and promote social responsibility and experience the benefits of doing so.
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