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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 23-26 in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate PestWorld 2018!

Register today and ensure you take full advantage of the early bird discount rates.

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The July/August 2018 issue of PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, is now available! This issue focuses on Business Growth, and includes the following features:

Planning For Growth
• Marketing for Growth
Technology to Grow Your Business 

Other articles discuss ways to keep your company newsworthy, the NPMA Health Insurance Exchange, QualityPro accreditation, 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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Nisus Corp

Make plans to join NPMA next week for Academy 2018! The annual summer conference will be held July 18-20 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's leaders and emerging leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment.  

Haven't had a chance to attend Academy in the past? Check out the highlights from last year to see what you've been missing out on! Click here to view the full Academy 2018 schedule and to register online. 

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The NPMA Mobile Field Guide is available on iOS and Android devices via the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Buy it now at the low price of $8.99.

The Mobile Field Guide offers users an easy way to access information on over 200 different structural pests, with high resolution photos and charts for confident identification. PMPs will also be able to send an email directly to NPMA experts about a certain pest, create individual notes, take photos, reference the glossary or browse saved files. Click here to learn more.

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Nisus Corp
Stop wood decay in its tracks.
Jecta is a ready-to-use injectable borate gel used to reach places where other products can’t be applied effectively. It protects sealed, moisture-laden or inaccessible wood from termites and other wood destroying organisms. Jecta’s patented carrier system facilitates rapid penetration throughout wood of any moisture content.
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What is the purpose of nontoxic bait blocks for rodent control, and how can I use these in my management program?

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Pest Pic of the Week


Aedes albopictus

 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

AHDO – Arab Health and Development Corporation of Egypt
Bugsy’s Pest Solutions of Evansdale, IA
Double D Pest Control, LLC of Fairfield, IA
Downs Pest Control of Des Moines, IA
Gross Pest Control GmbH of Switzerland
Hawkeye Exterminators, LLC of Knoxville, IA
Jankowski Pest Control of Pasadena, MD
Keokuk Termite & Pest Control, Inc., of Keokuk, IA
Rescue 1 Pest and Termite Control of Torrington, CT

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.

A.R.M. Solutions delivers 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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Amvac Chemical Corp.
Navigator SC termiticide/insecticide is a pre- and post-construction termite control product for professionals. Navigator SC is effective against a variety of subterranean termites, and protects the structure against future infestations. After termites pass through the treatment area, they transfer the non-repellent, active ingredient, fipronil, back to the nest. Navigator SC also protects against perimeter pests and invaders, including ants. Learn more at
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NPMA Education and Events

We invite you to join us July 26-28 for the 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. In addition to the quality education sessions featuring the latest in technical research, we are excited for an array of social functions, including a Beach Bash and a BBQ by the pool! Credits have been applied for in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. Click here for more details and registration.

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We invite you to join us for the 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit, sponsored by BedBug Central, on November 27-29 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver Colorado. The conference will feature a mixture of in-depth management sessions and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry. The Global Bed Bug Summit is designed to provide you with the information you need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customer. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

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Service technicians are the backbone of any successful pest management firm. For customers, technicians are the standard-bearers for your company’s reputation and its commitment to quality service. They are also your company’s frontline defense against safety and regulatory violations.

Given the vital role of technicians, NPMA has created a New Hire Training Program for Service Technicians. This state-of-the art training program is a comprehensive, nine-part course designed to prepare new structural pest control technicians for a career in pest management. Course completion typically takes eight hours and will provide an overview of integrated pest management, federal laws that govern the pest management industry in the U.S., product labels, pesticide application, important pest groups, basic pest control equipment and OSHA/safety practices.

Click here to view an excerpt from Module 1.

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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Weekly Headlines

The insects, which spread Chagas disease, can now be tracked with miniature radios to stop the spread of illness.

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More pests might be making their way inside your house, thanks to the hot, wet summer Cincinnati is experiencing.

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Insects, already part of the diets of 2 billion people, mainly in Asia, are set to reach more dining tables.

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Around the world, diseases spread by ticks are on the rise.

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Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business

When we are asked to “do more with less” and “give 110% effort,” the reality of the situation is we try to cram more into an already overburdened calendar.

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There's a difference between leading and managing. Ignore it at your peril.

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Fast Company
What got you here won’t get you there. After you’ve achieved success, it’s common to stagnate. Look out for these signs and turn things around.

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Here are four leadership styles that are emerging in our modern workforce.

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Biz Journals
Remember the following five leadership tips for entrepreneurs, and you will be on your way towards improved business opportunities. 

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