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Join us at PestWorld 2018, October 23-26 in Orlando, Florida. Check out the packed exhibit hall featuring the latest and greatest products and services in the industry, connect with thousands of pest management professionals from across the globe, and don’t miss the world-class educational opportunities – with over 40 sessions offering CEUs!

Register today and take advantage of the early bird rates!

Rates will increase September 8.

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The September/October 2018 issue of PestWorld, NPMA's bi-monthly magazine, is out!

This issue focuses on Legal Concerns, and includes the following features:

• Regulatory Compliance Requires Training Throughout
Better Safe Than Sorry: Top Tips for Workplace Safety
To Test Or Not To Test: Employee Drug Testing In The Age Of Legal Weed
Building Better Contracts
• Mitigating Costly Silica Compliance Exposures For Your Pest Control Operation

Other articles discuss steps to increasing your visual game on social media, keeping your company compliant with changing regulations, 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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Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

Understanding the Disease Potential of Urban Rodents presented by Matt Frye, Ph.D., Community IPM Extension Area Educator, Cornell University
Mon, Sep 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

This presentation will review the role of rodents in current and historical disease outbreaks such as plague and Lyme disease, and the pathways that expose humans to rodent-borne pathogens. The session will conclude with a detailed look at how service technicians can reduce risks for customers, and personal protective measures that are needed on the job for safety and well-being. Click here to register.

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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new standards to help protect workers against exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Workers in the pest control industry may be exposed respirable crystalline silica during termite treatments that require drilling into concrete. To educate PMPs on the steps necessary to remain in compliance with this new standard, NPMA has developed a new online training course: OSHA’s Respirable Silica Standard Training. This 15-minute online training covers how exposure to respirable crystalline silica may occur when performing pest control work, avoidance measures that can be taken to limit exposure to workers, and what PMPs can do to comply with the new rule. This training is available to members for $4.99, and $9.99 to nonmembers. For additional information and resources, including an example of a written exposure control plan, visit NPMA’s OSHA toolbox.

Access this training in 5 easy steps:

1. Visit:
2. Click “Purchase New Content”
3. Log in using your NPMA User ID, or create a new account
4. Click “Select Courses”
5. Click “Add” next to the OSHA’s Respirable Silica Standard Training

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.
Learn More

Q: Little beetles are coming out of a drop ceiling in a manufacturing firm’s administrative building that has been treated for rodent issues previously. Every morning they’re falling on to the office manager’s desk, keyboard, paperwork etc. Any ideas?

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Pest Pic of the Week


Blow Fly

 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

Bug Buster Pest Control, Inc. of Placerville, CA
Castle Exterminators, LLC of Durham, NC
Craig Pest & Weed Control of Rio Rancho, NM
Davis Pest Control of Albuquerque, NM
DBR Services, LLC dba Envirotech Pest Services of Emmans, PA
G & B Pest Control, LLC of Alamogordo, NM
Green Light Termite & Pest, Inc. of West Sacramento, CA
Industrias LaFord, S.A. DE C.V. of El Salvador
La Cucaracha Pest Control Services, Inc. of Los Angeles, CA
Nottingham Pest Control of Brentwood, CA
Orion Pest Pros, Inc. of Maryville, TN
Plantation Pest Management of Memphis, TN
Polti North America - Cimex Eradicator of Los Angeles, CA
Red Shovel Landscape of Albuquerque, NM
Romero Pest Control of San Bernardino, CA
Story Termite & Pest of Atascadero, CA
Thorn Pest Solutions of Pleasant Grove, UT

Creepy Crawly Pest Control of Tempe, AZ
Pestmaster Service of Lanham, MD

Member Benefit Highlight

Use the Fall issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and future customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.

Click here to view the current issue. Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at

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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
Download Navigator label.
Weekly Headlines

ABC News
Rising global temperatures are leading to a boom in the number of insects devouring crops worldwide, and could cause future food shortages, says a study published last week in the journal Science.

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Inside Edition
A highly venomous spider is one of 7,000 living insects and arachnids stolen from the Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion on Aug. 22.

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Press Herald
Lyme cases are down through the month of July compared to the same period last year, and experts suspect it's because ticks that carry the disease are lying low.

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VC Star
Officials say a couple of invasive types of mosquito known as “ankle biters” are spreading quickly throughout Southern California.

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US News & World Report
A high school in Tennessee that officials say closed this month due to a pest infestation is set to reopen.

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Garden Girls Repellents LLC
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