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Attending Academy 2019 next month? Be sure to make your hotel reservations by June 26 to receive the discounted group rate! To make your hotel reservations at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, click here or call 602-225-0100.


Still need to register for Academy? Click here to register online and to view the full program of events. 

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The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) needs your help choosing a charity for this year’s annual 5k Fun Run/Walk at PestWorld 2019. Click here and vote for the charity that will receive the 5k proceeds.


 


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June 6, 2019 has been declared World Pest Day, a multinational event established to raise awareness among the public, government and media about the important role that the pest control industry plays in protecting health, food, property and the environment from pest health threats. Join pest control professionals across the world in recognition and celebration of the invaluable impact the industry has on our everyday lives and well-being. The Professional Pest Management Alliance has developed an exclusive toolkit of turnkey materials for PPMA Mainframe subscribers to use in their own publicity efforts on the international awareness day. The toolkit contains a customizable press release, Facebook and Twitter cover photos as well as profile frames, and suggested day-of social media content. PPMA members can access the toolkit here.


A special thanks to Orkin for their support of World Pest Day.


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  • Aruza Pest Control of Charlotte, NC is now QualityPro accredited and offering GreenPro certified service.

  • ChemTec Pest Control of Lubbock, TX is now QualityPro accredited and offering QualityPro Schools and QualityPro Food Safety certified services.

  • Hollenbeck Pest Control of New Windsor, NY is offering QualityPro Schools certified service.

  • KenMORE Pest Control & Termite Services of Forestville, MD is now QualityPro accredited.

  • McDonald Pest Control of Largo, FL is now QualityPro accredited.

  • ProServ Pest Management of North Highlands, CA is now QualityPro accredited and offering GreenPro certified service.


Learn more about QualityPro at www.npmaqualitypro.org

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Harvey L. Massey, Chairman and CEO of Massey Services, are pleased to announce the purchase of Venture Pest Control of Charlotte.

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The National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) announced today the launching of a strategic search for a new management team, after a nearly 6-year tenure with Cooper Coron and Associates (CCA) as their association management company.

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Weekly Headlines

CBS Philly

Terminix released its annual ranking of “Top 50 Bed Bug-Infested Cities” in the country ahead of summer vacation season and Beg Bug Awareness Week. Philadelphia reclaimed the No. 1 spot on the 2019 list, which it also held back in 2014.

Visit https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/06/03/philadelphia-terminix-beg-bugs/ to view the full article online.


The Washington Post

On Memorial Day—more than a week after the bite—the toddler was diagnosed with a very rare tick-borne illness, Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/06/03/tick-gave-toddler-rare-deadly-disease-heres-what-his-parents-want-you-know/?utm_term=.fc1a06afa29b to view the full article online.


Fox 5

The Padres' Sunday game at Petco Park was delayed for approximately 30 minutes when bees swarmed the field.

Visit https://fox5sandiego.com/2019/06/03/padres-game-halts-for-bee-delay/ to view the full article online.


NPR

In the hope of finding a new way to fight malaria, scientists have used a spider gene to genetically engineer a fungus to produce a venom that can quickly kill mosquitoes.

Visit https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/05/30/727884309/scientists-genetically-modify-fungus-to-kill-mosquitoes-that-spread-malaria to view the full article online.


Los Angeles Times

When faced with complaints earlier this year from city workers about rats infesting L.A. City Hall, most city officials said little about whether the problem was connected to several homeless camps right outside. But a newly uncovered report from a pest control company hired by the city has raised fresh questions.

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Here are common stumbling blocks that can trip up the most business-savvy leaders and CEOs.

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Liz Kislik

Does your company rely on “working managers” who simultaneously do the job they supervise? Many companies do, without being aware of the downsides.

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Fast Company

If you stop treating procrastination like a time-management issue, it becomes easier to manage.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90357248/procrastination-is-an-emotional-problem to view the full article online.


Let’s Grow Leaders

To lead your team to something new, you’ve got to go there first. And when you do, amazing things happen.

Visit https://letsgrowleaders.com/2019/05/27/the-exciting-leadership-results-of-trying-something-new/ to view the full article online.


Insead

Teamwork is happening virtually more and more. Team building should be virtual as well.

Visit https://knowledge.insead.edu/blog/insead-blog/team-development-in-the-era-of-slack-11611 to view the full article online.