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Different voices can play an important role in accomplishing NPMA’s goals. The Executive Leadership Program was created to find passionate, committed, and engaged individuals from all parts of the country who want to enhance NPMA and the membership experience while connecting with industry leaders.


"The ELP has given me the opportunity to connect with some of the best and most passionate leaders in our industry. My mentor has been so invaluable to me. Through our meetings, he has encouraged me to push myself, develop company processes, and helped me to become a better and more confident leader overall. The ELP has also given me nine great friends and relationships within our industry that will go beyond our two years. We share, we connect, we problem-solve, and we grow with each other. Being chosen as a member of the ELP has been a rewarding experience, and it has given me so many amazing opportunities for professional growth."
- Ashley Morrison, City Wide Exterminating, ELP 2017


Interested? Click here to complete an application and here to learn more about the criteria. The application process will close on December 16.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=536059&issueID=63079 to view the full article online.

 
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QualityPro is hosting a webinar for professional pest management companies interested in learning more about the industry’s only recognized and accepted credentialing program. Join QualityPro’s Executive Director, Allison Allen, BCE, on Thursday, December 20 at 2:00 p.m. EST to find out about the process of earning the prestigious QualityPro credential and other service certifications. Click here to register.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=536076&issueID=63079 to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Q: I was told that some residual pest control products could cause ants to bud. What is budding, and why does it occur in ants? 

Visit https://pestworldmag.npmapestworld.org/ask-the-expert/ants/?doing_wp_cron=1544541572.2404010295867919921875 to view the full article online.

 
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With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.


NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.


Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=536067&issueID=63079 to view the full article online.

 
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NPMA Education and Events

Working on Your Business, Not In It – Episode 1: Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan
Audrey Hall, Eco Serve Pest Services; Michael Bullert, Big Time Pest Control, Kurt Scherzinger, Scherzinger Termite & Pest Control
Click here to view

Working on Your Business, Not In It – Episode 2: Bridging The Gap
Daniel S. Gordon, CPA, PCO Bookkeepers; Galvin Murphy, ACE, Yankee Pest Control; Donnie Shelton, Triangle Pest Control

Click here to view

Working on Your Business, Not In It - Episode 3: Learning to Let Go
Marl DeGeare, Forshaw; Erin Richardson, All-American Pest Control; Fred Wingate, Noosa Pest Management
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Advanced Control Techniques for Domestic and Peridomestic Cockroaches
Chad Gore, Ph.D., Entomologist/Market Technical Director, Rentokil Steritech
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If you missed any of the 2018 webinars click here, and stay tuned for the 2019 schedule!

Members Make Headlines
The newly established Bert Dodson Sr. Urban Entomology Enrichment Fund in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will enable researchers, faculty, and Virginia Cooperative Extension professionals to implement novel solutions to urban pest problems and to share that knowledge with students, pest management professionals, and citizens.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/pdf/Dodson_Family_Contribution_Final_121018.pdf to view the full article online.

Weekly Headlines

BBC News

Animals like rats and pigeons are taking over from less common ones, which can survive only in certain habitats, say scientists.

Visit https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46440396 to view the full article online.


ABC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is alerting the public about the Asian longhorned tick, a species of tick not normally found in the United States that is known for its ability to mass-reproduce.

Visit https://abcnews.go.com/Health/asian-longhorned-tick-growing-threat-us-main-threat/story?id=59685893 to view the full article online.


Science Friday

Throughout 2018, vans will be releasing millions upon millions of male mosquitoes in three neighborhoods in Fresno and Clovis.

Visit https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/controlling-mosquitoes-by-releasing-mosquitoes/ to view the full article online.


PRI
The pests can arrive on wooden pallets, burrowing into the wood. Pests also hide on plants that are imported.


Visit https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-12-10/insects-slipping-us-are-causing-billions-dollars-damage to view the full article online.

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Germane Coaching & Consulting
Leadership experts, and top-level leaders themselves, acknowledge the importance of listening. Even so, too many senior executives I know don’t listen well enough, often enough and long enough. The question is, why?


Visit https://germaneconsulting.com/why-executives-dont-listen-well/ to view the full article online.


Forbes
The three errors under the spotlight are all closely related, and also symptomatic of the same malaise that is all too common in organizations.


Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrispearse/2018/12/10/3-simple-errors-that-leaders-need-to-stop-making-right-now/#6113c52923b6 to view the full article online.


Thin Difference

Asking great questions is an art. Rather than simply trying to understand the principles that made them successful so we can implement them too, it requires a genuine interest in the other person’s story.

Visit https://www.thindifference.com/2018/12/asking-great-questions/ to view the full article online.


Psychology Today

Poorly conducted meetings have lingering negative aftereffects on organizational productivity.

Visit https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201811/how-avoid-death-meeting-in-the-workplace to view the full article online.


Forbes

Your coach’s job is to hold up a mirror. These reflections include views on how you lead your team, partner with your stakeholders and your ability to add value at the enterprise level.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/12/10/the-nuts-and-bolts-of-great-leadership-coaching/#1f4397b972f0 to view the full article online.