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Last month, industry pest control association leaders representing 34 states met in Denver, Colorado for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA)’s inaugural State Association Leadership Retreat. This event focused on ways to improve market practices and share collaborative ideas between the national and state associations. “We at NPMA, would like to thank the time and commitment made by those who attended our first ever retreat for state association leaders,” said Dominique Stumpf, NPMA CEO. 

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Q: Pollinator health is important to my company and my customers. What can I do to provide exterior pest protection while still protecting these important insects?

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Phys.org
With more than 2,500 different species of mosquitoes known on Earth today, many challenges remain for entomologists and disease control experts aiming to monitor evolving mosquito populations and infectious mosquito-borne disease—which affects nearly 700 million people worldwide and results in more than 1 million human deaths each year.

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KSMU
The Emerald Ash Borer or EAB has been confirmed in six new Missouri counties.  The small, metallic green beetle that is native to Asia attacks all species of ash trees.  

Visit http://www.ksmu.org/post/emerald-ash-borer-continues-spread-missouri#stream/0 to view the full article online.

Smithsonian Magazine
A new study found that the ant can snap its mandibles at a speed of up to 200 miles per hour—5,000 times faster than the blink of an eye.

Visit https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dracula-ants-snapping-jaws-are-fastest-known-appendage-any-animal-180971061/ to view the full article online.

CNBC
On Tuesday, engineers at the University of Washington announced they have come up with a power source both strong and light enough to keep their “drone” in flight for a continuous stretch of about seven hours.

Visit https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/13/researchers-turning-bumblebees-into-live-drones-calling-it-living-iot.html to view the full article online.

Boston 25 News
The spotted lantern fly has become a big problem for crops in some mid-Atlantic states, and now is making headlines for clinging to Christmas trees in those infested areas.

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Entrepreneur
Here are the five most critical mistakes that derail promising careers.

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North Bay Business Journal
Don’t get caught up on having to read through all of your feeds and feeling like you have to be everywhere, because you will wear yourself out. Having your brand present on social media has become a necessity in today’s digital era, but it’s not necessary to use it at the cost of your sanity.

Visit https://www.northbaybusinessjournal.com/opinion/9055988-181/social-media-marketing to view the full article online.

ClickZ
Busting five of the most common marketing myths around content, brand awareness, link building, PR, and creativity as we head into 2019.

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Forbes
While most organizations these days have a special emphasis on “developing leaders,” selection to these groups varies widely—from seasoned senior managers being considered for promotion to the executive ranks, to those members with less than three years’ experience about to become a first-time supervisor.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/womensmedia/2018/12/18/5-communication-skills-that-will-identify-you-as-a-leader/#217a2f8cdc8a to view the full article online.

Harvard Business Review
How you respond under the pressure makes an indelible impression on the people around you. Our latest research shows that your temperament in these crucial moments has a tremendous impact on your team’s performance.

Visit https://hbr.org/2018/12/when-managers-break-down-under-pressure-so-do-their-teams to view the full article online.