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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to educate consumers about bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 3-9, and we need your help!

Below is a link to a survey that's all about your work with bed bugs. We would really appreciate it if you could take 10-15 minutes to fill out this survey, as your expert insight will be extremely valuable here. We're looking to compile this aggregated new data to share with the media, on social media, and through other marketing efforts, to help tell the important story of working with YOU — a licensed pest control professional for bed bug prevention and control.

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On behalf of the entire PPMA team, we thank you in advance for your assistance here, as it will not only help grow consumer awareness, but also help grow the market! 

Last week, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) indicated the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, H.R. 2 (the “Farm Bill”) may go before the full U.S. House of Representatives as early as the week of May 14th.  The debate continues to be extremely partisan and heavily focused on the Supplemental Nutrition Program, but this week those that fundamentally oppose pesticides have begun to make some noise, and we can’t let that go unchecked! We have to show our strength in numbers and tell our story about why we need to fix pesticide laws and regulations to better protect public health.

NPMA is working within the broader pesticide industry to urge the passage of the Farm Bill with pesticide regulatory reform provisions contained in Title IX of the Farm Bill.  If you participate before Friday at 12:00 EDT, you will be eligible to win a $100 visa gift card.  We will randomly draw two names out of all those that participated. Forward this message onto all of your friends and colleagues.   Even if you already participated last week, please participate again to urge your Representative to pass the Farm Bill!

Please click here to send a positive message to your elected official, urging their support for the Farm Bill, and how not passing the farm bill will harm your ability to provide pest management services jeopardizing the public health of constituents in their districts.

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Nisus Corp

The May/June 2018 issue of PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, is now available! This issue focuses on Technology, and includes the following features:

• Tech Training: Go Big or Go Home
• Home Automation
• Surviving a Technology Conversion
• 6 Ways to Leverage Technology Across Your Business
• Umbrella Insurance For Your Pest Control Business and Peace of Mind 

Other articles discuss using Influencers to promote marketing, reasons to switch from paper to digital recordkeeping, and more. 

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

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Learn more about QualityPro’s new public health credentials during the NEHA's Enhancing Environmental Health Knowledge (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference! The free virtual conference is being held on May 15-16. Register today!

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Q: There is a considerable size difference between rodent bait stations intended to control rats versus those designed to control mice. Is it OK to only use the larger of the two bait stations to control both rats and mice?

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Submission Deadline: May 9, 2018

NWCOA and NPMA are looking for your assistance to help identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for Wildlife Expo 2019. Wildlife Expo 2019 will be held at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, SC on February 6 – 8, 2019.

Please help us identify speakers and make decisions regarding the content of the program. Feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics - just complete the survey as many times as needed. We welcome both technical and business-related sessions.

Click here to submit your speaker and session recommendations.

Pest Pic of the Week



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

UPG Unified Purchasing Group
Flock Free Bird Control Systems & Services
New Members

A Star Pest Control of Amarillo, TX
A-Perm-O-Green Lawn of the Quad Cities of Conroe, TX
Be Bug Free Services, LLC of Pflugerville, TX
Bug Baggers Pest Control of Amarillo, TX
Combat Pest Control of Amarillo, TX
Larry Elam's Pest Control of Olton, TX
Mid-Cities Pest Control, Inc. of Hurst, TX
Mosquito Joe of Plano of Argyle, TX
Panhandle Bug Killers of Amarillo, TX
Pinnacle Property Inspection, LLC of Willow Grove, PA
Resolve Pest Control, LLC of Houston, TX
SOTA Tech Outdoor Pest Management of Amarillo, TX
Witkowski Pest Control of Amarillo, TX

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NPMA Education and Events

Monday, June 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Preparing for the Unexpected: A Lesson Learned from the Tropical Bed Bug
Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., Staff Entomologist, National Pest Management Association

Monday, September 10, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Understanding the Disease Potential of Urban Rodents
Matt Frye, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Advanced Control Techniques for Domestic and Peridomestic Cockroaches
Chad Gore, Entomologist/Market Technical Director, Rentokil North America

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Members Make Headlines

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is proud to announce the second annual scholarship program to honor E. Raymond Crim III, Senior Executive Vice President, Emeritus of Arrow Exterminators.  Arrow Exterminators funds this five thousand-dollar scholarship annually and preference is given to applicants with military service and to individuals whose families serve in the pest control industry. 

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Weekly Headlines

The New York Times
The number of people who get diseases transmitted by mosquito, tick and flea bites has more than tripled in the United States in recent years, federal health officials reported on Tuesday.

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CBS News
A 27-year-old woman has died from a rodent-borne disease about three months after she first started showing symptoms.

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UK forestry officials are warning that oak processionary moth caterpillars have been sighted emerging from eggs in and near the city since mid-April.

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Entomology Today
A recent study in Oregon details the predatory habits of the wasp Astata unicolor—its preferred prey is the invasive brown marmorated stink bug—and notes its potential as a native natural enemy of the invasive pest.

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Time Out New York
It’s been nearly three years since the now-infamous video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza down a set of subway stairs lit the internet on fire.

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Brother Mobile Solutions
For your Business

Mindfulness and meditation have made deep inroads into the corporate world.

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Fast Company
Here’s a monthly meeting schedule that cuts back on boring, all-hands status updates and lets managers spend more one-on-one time with team members.

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How can we reclaim our time + raise productivity on high-value work? By applying the E.O.S. test to our to-do lists.

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These easy, everyday steps can help set your business up for success.

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