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Submission deadline: July 31

Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized! 

“I’d like to personally thank the PWIPM and NPMA for the opportunity to further my career in the field by granting me the funds to take my ACE-I exam. This grant allowed me the opportunity to fund the requirements to take my ACE-I and infinite support that encouraged me to achieve my goals. This has been a surreal experience and has helped me plant my feet as a solid and confident pest management professional.”
- Rachel Alexander, 2018 PWIPM Empowerment Grant Recipient

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NPMA actively works to positively impact our relationships with our sister organizations around the world, traveling and connecting with colleagues and friends while supporting the associations. Last week, NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf attended the British Pest Control Association’s (BPCA) PestEx in London and took the opportunity to catch up with Ian Andrew, Chief Executive of BPCA, Henry Mott, President of the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), as well as the suppliers that support the industry.

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Crawl space work poses special safety issues. The right equipment and PPE are critical. Proper lighting and eye protection are just a few precautions you should use. We offer LED lights, hinged knee pads, premium safety glasses and other tools to minimize risks when closing a crawl space.
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QualityPro, is now accepting applications from companies looking to certify their mosquito and rodent services through the new QualityPro Public Health certification program. QualityPro Public Health is designed to equip pest management companies with the resources they need to build science-based, effective and commercially-viable services that control pests of public health significance and a marketable brand to help advertise certified services. The certification also includes access to national exams and study resources that ensure that technicians have the demonstrated knowledge to perform those services with the highest level of professionalism and excellence.

QualityPro Public Health is available to all QualityPro accredited companies. If you are interested in the QualityPro Public Health certification, but are not yet QualityPro accredited, apply today! Complete the application and you will gain access to valuable resources for business professionalism. E-mail to get started today.

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The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) recently released their 2017-2018 Annual Report – The Good Pest Manager.

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Weekly Headlines

Entomology Today

A citywide integrated vector management effort found that placing mosquito traps known as autocidal gravid ovitraps at a density of three traps per home in the yards of most houses in a community could reduce the number of female adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes caught per trap to two to three per week.

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Ticks are mostly just an annoyance when you're trying to enjoy the outdoors, but they can also be harmful to you and your pets.

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A Florida man is on the lookout for a nutty squirrel who is being blamed for a series of attacks. The offending rodent has gone after four people, using its claws and teeth to injure his victims.

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News of an impending “insectageddon”—a world either devoid of insects or plagued with pests—was broadcast far and wide by the media. There’s just one problem: Entomologists don’t buy it.

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Spring has arrived, which means warm weather is on the way. But that brings bugs, and one pest control expert says the conditions are right to create a banner year for mosquitoes.

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