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As July comes to a close I’m excited to report that we’ve just completed another successful summer conference series. Two weeks ago, myself and the NPMA team traveled down to Palm Beach, FL for our annual Academy meeting. This event, the brainchild of the Leadership Develop Group (LDG), brought together 200 emerging leaders in our industry for a week of topics focused on how to work on your business (not just in it)! The program culminated with the Academy Olympics, which provided a fun forum for attendees to network and build long lasting relationships with their peers to share in ideas and successes over the next 365 days and beyond.

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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 highlighting 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 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. Click here for more details and registration.

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The Associate Certified Entomologist application has moved from a PDF to an online form. The launch of the online application culminates several years of work and streamlines the process for anyone considering attaining the certification. While paper applications will continue to be accepted, applicants are encouraged to use the online form. More detailed instructions can be found here.  Email with any questions.

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Cooper Pest Control
Crawlspace Depot

Young Entrepreneur Award presented by Rentokil-Steritech. This award recognizes young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by August 29.

Women of Excellence Award sponsored by Target Specialty Products. This award is open to women across the pest management industry who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Click here for more information and to nominate a candidate. All nominations must be received by August 31.

Find your next employees on the NPMA Career Center, an online job posting board providing pest management companies with a targeted approach to promote their talent needs. Whether you have a job to fill or are seeking employment, NPMA’s Career Center can support you! Click here to post a job today!

Crawlspace Depot
LEDs Light Up Your Crawl Spaces
Lighting doesn’t have to be an issue during crawl space work. This string of five indoor/outdoor LED lights produces 5000 lumens, uses just 55 watts total and has an LED life of 40,000 hours. Lights are spaced 10' apart on a 50' cord. Connect up to 10 sets. Work safely!
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Q: I have had a hard time getting control of German cockroaches in a new account. I have tried bait, but they don’t seem to be eating it. Could the cockroaches be bait-averse?

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Pest Pic of the Week


Fishing Spider

 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

Affordable Exterminating of Lima, OH
B & D Pest Control, Inc. of Madera, CA
Bezvalley Pest Control of Bakersfield, CA
City Express Exterminating, LLC of Freehold, NJ
Fast Action Pest Control of Elk Grove, CA
Frank & Son's Exterminators of Los Angeles, CA
Green Flash Pest Control of Vista, CA
Home Sweet Home Pest Management of Ridge, NY
Integrity Pest Management of Dublin, CA
McCoy Exterminating, Inc. of Philpot, KY
Paul's Pest Control of Dyersville, IA
Pest Plus of Vacaville, CA
SWAT Mosquito & Pest Control of Georgetown, SC
Termite Terminators of Porterville, CA

Member Benefit Highlight

The NPMA Health Insurance Exchange partners with reputable insurance providers to offer members cost-effective benefit options that make sense in an increasingly unpredictable marketplace.

With a focus on flexibility, our Exchange does away with "all-or-nothing" packages and empowers members to select specific benefit offerings that best fit the size and requirements of their business. 

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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

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 pleased to announce a series of internal promotions to the company’s Executive Committee.

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Plunkett’s Pest Control, Inc., recently announced their acquisition of Bugeaters Pest Control, based in Lincoln, NE and L&S Termite and Pest Control, based in Columbus, OH.

Weekly Headlines

Fox News
Pest control company Orkin recently released its Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, compiled with data of the places where Orkin performed the most treatments for bed bugs from December of 2016 to November of 2017.

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The Atlantic
The story of the misplaced virus—a discovery that Michael Eisen describes as one of the wackiest of his career—began with some plates of fruit.

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As temperatures rise, the spider dines differently, resulting in a cascade of effects in the Arctic.

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D.C. logged more than 700 complaints for every 100,000 residents.

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Brother Mobile Solutions
Garden Girls Repellents LLC
For your Business

A good work environment is dependent upon many factors. None are more important than open, consistent, and honest communication.

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Research found that the skills and motivations required to be a top sales person vary significantly from those required to be a top-performing sales manager.

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There are multiple reasons to move toward push campaigns and reach users that might be interested in your company but are not familiar with you.

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Five successful founders agreed to share their key insights on how they moved from challenging situations to effective solutions.

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