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The Pest Management Foundation funds research into the practical pest control questions that impact pest management companies and how they control pests. Please consider making a donation to the Pest Management Foundation as part of #GivingTuesday by making a donation of $20.19 today, December 3.

By making a tax deductible donation of $20.19, you will help fund structural pest control research projects at Universities across the United States and help encourage the next generation of urban entomologists through scholarship programs. 

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The Executive Leadership Program (ELP) identifies and trains aspiring association leaders to establish a pipeline of engaged members that represents NPMA’s diverse membership. The two-year curriculum involves professional development, association training, monthly mentoring and attendance at NPMA events. 

"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 8.

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Vapor barriers for crawlspaces
Crawlspace Depot offers reinforced poly liners in different lengths and thicknesses that provide essential and effective vapor barriers against moisture wicking up from the ground. Our translucent wall liners wrap easily around walls and piers. Also check our fasteners and adhesives as well as economy and non-reinforced liners.
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Member Benefit Highlight

The NPMA Field Guide PRO app is available for all android and iOS devices for the low annual subscription of only $8.99! Users get instant access to a library of advanced biology and control methods for over 200 different structural pests, with high-resolution photos and charts for confident identification and a detailed terms glossary.

Features & Enhancements Include:

  • Backup and restore your custom notes and pest images so you always have access to your personalized field guide information.

  • 8 new pests including: European fire ant, kudzu bug, western conifer seed bug, tawny crazy ant, tropical bed bug, skunks, opossums, and raccoons!

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NPMA Education and Events
We invite you to join us on February 11-12 for the 2020 Southern Conference at the Hilton Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. The conference will feature a mix of business and technical courses featuring the latest research in the pest management industry and a (New for 2020!) Hands-On Learning Program featuring 3 one-hour long courses focused on some of the most important aspects of a technician’s daily routine.


View the full program and register today!
Registration rates increase January 21, 2020

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Weekly Headlines


Two newborn babies experienced illnesses rare for their age group after they were bitten by ticks, according to a case study published Wednesday in the medical journal Pediatrics.

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CBS Dallas Fort Worth

As temperatures cool down, your car could face a pricey threat caused by a culprit you might not expect.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

The latter half of November was a strong two weeks for Philadelphia’s mice, which were involved in 70% of all restaurant and food facility closures.

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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the plague was first introduced in the U.S. in 1900 by rat-infested steamships. It is most common in the western U.S.

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For your Business


Survey: Roughly 24 million Americans are seriously considering quitting their full-time jobs to pursue entrepreneurship.

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Some people may be born with charisma, but it turns out managers can train themselves to become more compelling leaders.

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Rapid Start Leadership

Small daily actions that reveal what we really believe and where we can lead most convincingly.  We don’t have to wait for some big, infrequent moment.

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Fast Company

If you’re open and honest with your team, they are less likely to fear your feedback.

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A new year is nearly upon us. Here's a three-point plan for success in January and beyond.

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