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NPMA presented its annual industry awards program during PestWorld 2019 in San Diego, California.

“Our industry is passionate about making a difference in the lives of its’ customers, employees, and communities,” said Dominique Stumpf, CEO, NPMA. “Today’s program recognized several hardworking NPMA members who have played an important part in elevating our industry.”

The following individuals were awarded on Thursday, October 17 at PestWorld:

  • Pinnacle Award: Bobby Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services

  • Women of Excellence Award: Suzanne Graham, Massey Services, Inc.

  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Chase Hazelwood, Go-Forth Pest Control

  • NPMA Gives Award: NorthWest Exterminating of Marietta, Georgia

  • 2018/2019 Committee of the Year: Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM)

  • 2018/2019 Committee Chair of the Year: Faye Golden, Cook’s Pest Control, Inc., Chair of the Diversity Council

Please join us in congratulating the PestWorld 2019 award recipients! For information on the criteria for each award, please click here. Information about the 2020 Awards Program will be available early next year.

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PestWorld 2019 has come to a close, marking yet another successful conference! Set against the beautiful backdrop of the San Diego Convention Center, industry professionals learned and networked, enjoying many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

This year's PestWorld included a full schedule of engaging education sessions, riveting speakers, one-on-one networking opportunities and one-of-a-kind social events. And, this year's Exhibit Hall boasted a high attendance, with products and services of every variety, plus many first-hand demonstrations. 

NPMA also hosted the first PestWorld Gives Back event that was a huge success! Attendees filled 500 backpacks with school supplies for Monarch School San Diego and 500 hygiene kits for Alpha Project.

You won't want to miss next year's PestWorld in Music City – Nashville, Tennessee on October 13-16, we'll have the same high-quality speakers, education sessions and more. You won't want to miss it!

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Join us for the 2019 Technology Summit December 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia. Showcasing a mix of business management sessions and interactive breakout groups featuring up-and-coming information and digital technologies for the pest management industry. The conference will feature technology thought leaders and provide a forum for attendees to learn from each other about their technology experiences as well as the current technologies used to enhance daily practices within their pest management businesses.

View the program and register today!

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Member Benefit Highlight

Nissan presents NPMA members with an exclusive program that allows members to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle using incentives established by Nissan. This is another outstanding cost-saving benefit offered to you as a result of your affiliation with NPMA. All you need to do is visit the link below and follow a few simple steps to qualify for instant savings! These savings can result in up to $9500 off on 2019 models.

Click here for program details and to apply for your certification number.

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AMVAC’s NUVAN product line offers professional applicators convenience and economy for a wide range of pest control needs. The products – NUVAN Prostrips, NUVAN Prostrips+, NUVAN Directed Spray Aerosol, NUVAN Fog 5%, NUVAN Fog 4EC and NUVAN Fog 2EC – feature the active ingredient dichlorvos (DDVP), a non-residual insecticide that acts quickly on labeled pests including ants, bed bugs, carpet beetles, clothes moths, cockroaches, earwigs, flies, mosquitoes, silverfish, spiders and wasps.
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Members Make Headlines
Massey Services is pleased to announce that Suzanne Graham, the company’s Director of Government Affairs, has been honored with the 2019 Women of Excellence Award from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).

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Tony Massey, President of Massey Services, is pleased to announce that Tom Jarzynka, Senior Director of Pest Prevention and Quality Assurance, has been awarded with the 2019 Crown Leadership Award presented by Pest Control Technology (PCT) and Syngenta.

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Weekly Headlines

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Chicago has been ranked the country’s rattiest city for the fifth straight year, according to a report by Orkin. The report ranked its top 50 rattiest cities, with second and third places going to Los Angeles and New York respectively.

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As if life wasn't already challenging enough for residents in low-income urban neighborhoods, new research suggests such communities are more at risk from particularly harmful, aggressive mosquitoes.

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Fox 17 Nashville

The Asian longhorned tick has now been spotted in Jefferson, Claiborne, Cocke, Putnam and Sevier counties as of Thursday, according to a Tennessee Department of Agriculture press release.

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Fox 29

A proposed bill would require landlords to tell you if a place had a history of bed bugs in Philadelphia.

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As temperatures rise, insects are also on the move. According to a new study, published this week in the journal Scientific Reports, many of these insects are having trouble finding new places to live.

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Top leaders share a particular habit of mind that sets them apart.

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Most leaders recognize that it can be a problem when your communication includes the word “but.” It’s generally understood that a sentence containing the word “but” carries a barb in its tail.

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A first-time CEO ignored an email challenging a key decision, only to see the call blow up in her face.

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Know Your Team

Don’t waste your time. Make sure you’re getting the most out of your one-on-one meetings with your direct reports.

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Thought Leaders

Engagement continues to be more and more difficult in a growing world with more distractions, here are a few ways to increase yours.

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