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This is the last week to take advantage of early bird registration, so register now! Rates will increase after Friday, September 8.

Join us next month in Baltimore for education, networking, and research designed to complement your individual business model. At PestWorld you will make connections and find the answers you need to increase your profits. We hope to see you there!

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Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

NPMA is pleased to announce that EnSec Pest & Lawn of Cantonment, FL has become a part of NPMA Gives and has committed to contributing one percent of their annual net profit to charitable causes.

NPMA Gives is a business recognition program designed to showcase the charitable donations, programs and time contributed by our member companies to their communities. As part of the program, NPMA members commit to donating one percent of their annual net profit to charitable causes (through monetary donations, donated products or services or volunteerism).

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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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Pest Pic of the Week


Trap Jaw Ant

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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Burrtec Company Limitd.
New Members

Anderson Wildlife Solutions
Assertive Pest Management
Bay Pest Solutions
Bestway Spray Service
Brentwood Pest Control Inc.
Crazy Frog, LLC
Custom Bedbug Inc.
Goldshot Exterminating, LLC
HouseMaster Home and Termite
Integrity Tree Service
Mr. Mister Mosquito Control
Range-Quality Pest Control
Rapid Pest Control, Inc.
Vanguard Pest Control
Ville Billy Properties, Ltd.
White County Housing Authority

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City Wide Exterminating, Inc. of Locust, NC
Sage Pest Control of Charlotte, NC

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Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA has partnered with Reference Services, Inc. to provide our valued members with the most accurate background screening services available. As an NPMA member, you’ll receive:

• Deeply discounted membership pricing

• The best criminal record data from the most sources

• Instant access to most reports

• 24/7 customer service from our real team members - no call centers

• A dedicated Compliance Team with 2 FCRA Advanced Certified Specialists

• Manual county searches average 31 actual hours (1.5 days)

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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

Episode One: Recruiting the Best
Presented by Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Control and Tim Wong of Rollins Inc.

Employees are the life-blood of any business. They can fuel production, improve customer satisfaction, and drive company growth. But, finding and keeping employees that positively impact your business can often feel like an uphill battle. Stop the cycle of high turnover and low employee retention, and start hiring employees that last with NPMA’s latest virtual conference series: Hire Smart & Manage Easy. In this engaging three-part series, industry icons come together to deliver an innovative approach to employee recruitment.

On October 3 at 9:00 a.m. ET, business leaders Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Control and Tim Wong of Rollins Inc. come together in episode one, Recruiting the Best, to share winning strategies for avoiding common pitfalls when recruiting new employees.

Limited seats are available for each episode, so sign up today!

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Weekly Headlines

CBS News
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the floodwaters in Texas are raising health concerns for residents in both the short and long term, including the risk of a “mosquito explosion” from standing water.

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The Telegraph
Paris authorities are spending £14 million this year on efforts to control rat infestations, prompting thousands of Parisians to sign a petition denouncing the efforts as a rodent “genocide.”

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The New Yorker
As of the beginning of September, there have been only two cases of transmission of Zika in the U.S. in 2017, with dramatic declines in South and Central America. Is it gone for good?

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CBS New York
Lyme Disease-carrying pests are most active in the spring, summer, and early fall – so it’s important to stay vigilant for the threat of ticks.

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U.S. News & World Report
A cool, wet summer resulted in a lovebug population explosion in northwest Louisiana.

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Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business

Switch and Shift
A concise, well-written vision statement – one that clearly defines your direction and goals – is essential for any organization.

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The advantages of a diverse workforce are well known, but when it comes to embracing inclusiveness, a company is only as strong as its leader. By fostering an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, belonging and support, leaders can build a strong and sustainable company culture. Find out if you are inhibiting inclusion through your actions.

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Does your workplace's culture lead to distractions? While distractions are not completely avoidable, factors like cubicle layout, overly strict policies and unrealistic expectations can cause performance to suffer. Learn how to identify and cut down on distractions to reduce stress and increase productivity.

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As a middle manager, how to you join the ranks of executives at your company? With more competition for executive positions and higher expectations involved with the title, you'll need a strategy to prove your value and climb the rung of the corporate ladder. To take your leadership role to the next level, follow these 17 tips from the Forbes Coaches Council.

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Great leaders are made, not born. Becoming a leader requires mastering a variety of skills, but there's one trait that many leaders lack: People skills. Learn about the six elements of interpersonal relationships and how they can help you take your leadership to the next level.

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