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Early Bird Deadline February 9
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On March 8-10, NPMA members will flood Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us. Join us in trumpeting the positive effect we have on public health and pushing for federal preemption. This is the time to make a difference and show Congress how important our issues are. Your voice as a constituent is what amplifies the work NPMA staff does year-round. Attending Legislative Day will give you an opportunity to hear the issues, talk face-to-face with your state and federal representatives, and advocate for our industry.


Before we kick-off Legislative Day join NPMA staff for an Open House cocktail reception at the NPMA headquarters in Fairfax, VA. Click here for more details.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600946&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

 
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March 8, 2020 is International Women’s Day. Around the globe, people will celebrate women leaders and the amazing social, economic, cultural and political achievements they have made and continue to make every day as well as the strong influence and impact they have on the world around us.


If you are planning on celebrating, please let PWIPM know at pwipm@pestworld.org and share with us on social media by tagging @NationalPestMgt and using the official hashtags #EachforEqual and #IWD2020 and we will feature you in an industry press release following the event. Learn more.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600949&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

 
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When is the best time to apply for #QualityPro? What steps are in the process? QualityPro will be holding a webinar this month to answer all your questions on the application process. We'll be highlighting the advice put forward by your peers and our #2019PestWorld panelists. If you missed the panel in California, this is a golden opportunity to learn from the experts what to expect during your QualityPro application process, and what the best practices are for getting through it.


Join us Thursday, February 13th, at 3:00 PM EST, Register today!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600953&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

 
February is National Pesticide Safety Education Month, a reminder for everyone to review their pesticide safety practices. Everyone must focus on safety to protect themselves, others, and the environment, during pesticide transport, storage, application, and disposal. “There is no ‘downtime’ in the safe handling and use of pesticides," notes Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D., Executive Director of Science Policy for the Weed Science Society of America.

Visit https://www.prweb.com/releases/national_pesticide_safety_education_month_learn_and_practice_principles_of_safe_pesticide_handling_and_use/prweb16878682.htm to view the full article online.

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NPMA Education and Events

Join us February 11-12 in Memphis, Tennessee to earn recertification credits, browse the exhibit hall, and network with your peers at the 2020 Southern Conference!


Recertification credits have been approved in AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and WV. Click here to view the detailed approved credits in each state.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600956&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

 
Heard From the Hill
Last week, EPA released Proposed Interim Decisions (PID) for five neonicotinoid insecticides that are widely used in the structural pest management industry.  The insecticides included the active ingredients Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam – all of which are registered for structural pest control uses patterns. Of note in the PID are proposed label changes to limit drift and run-off and the cancellation of certain uses for turf pests. NPMA will be carefully reviewing the proposed decision and will provide meaningful comments to the Agency regarding the pest management industry’s recommendations.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600957&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.


Occupational licensing reform is a serious issue for the structural pest management industry. As both Democrats and Republicans aim to reduce barriers to entry for certain licensed occupations (ex. hairbraiders, barbers, social workers, etc.), pesticide applicators are often grouped into the discussion of deregulation. While deregulation might sound good, the ramifications of deregulating our industry are potentially disastrous. The EPA regional office could end-up regulating pesticide applicators in your state instead of your State Lead Agency (ex. DPR) because many of these bills potentially violate FIFRA and the applicator certification agreements with EPA, untrained individuals could be permitted to apply restricted use pesticides, and unscrupulous operators could pose harm to customers and the industry’s reputation. Tennessee and West Virginia are two states that have recently introduced bills to severely weaken licensed pesticide applicator laws.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600958&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

In Memoriam
Members Make Headlines
Join professionals from academia (including students), industry, and government who specialize in structural pest control in Mobile, AL on May 17-20, 2020 for the National Conference on Urban Entomology (NCUE). Registration, the hotel block, call for papers, and an opportunity for travel awards are all available now.

Visit http://ncue.tamu.edu/ to view the full article online.

The Aust Group is pleased to announce the most recent acquisition of their client, Twin Boro Termite & Pest Control Inc., located in Westwood, NJ to Excel Termite & Pest Control headquartered in River Edge, NJ.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600962&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

Massey Services is pleased to announce the purchase of Ambush Termite & Pest Control of South Carolina.   

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600963&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

Massey Services is pleased to announce the purchase of Resolve Pest Control of Baton Rouge, LA.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=600964&issueID=74539 to view the full article online.

Weekly Headlines

USA TODAY

Savanah DeHart was the youngest of 10 people in Michigan to contract the rare but deadly mosquito-borne virus Eastern equine encephalitis last year, in a record-setting outbreak of cases nationwide.

Visit https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/02/savanah-dehart-michigan-eee-eastern-equine-encephalitis-mosquito-virus/4639979002/ to view the full article online.


U.S. News & World Report

Students in a southern Michigan school district are getting a long weekend because of bed bugs.

Visit https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/michigan/articles/2020-01-30/schools-out-in-morenci-because-of-bed-bug-treatment to view the full article online.


Newsweek

Scientists have released male moths genetically engineered with a destruct gene into the wild to wipe out females. They say is the first open-field release of a self-limiting diamondback moth.

Visit https://www.newsweek.com/genetically-engineered-moths-wild-wipe-out-females-1484618 to view the full article online.


The Guardian

Annual challenge encourages the public to catch as many of the invasive giant snakes that decimate native wildlife as possible.

Visit https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/30/florida-python-bowl-challenge-capture-snakes to view the full article online.


WWAY

If you’ve been taking advantage of the mild winter North Carolina has been blessing us with, don’t be surprised to find you’re not alone. Above-average temperatures in December and January mean ticks could be on the prowl.

Visit https://www.wwaytv3.com/2020/02/04/north-carolina-mild-winter-means-ticks-are-active/ to view the full article online.

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Inc.

Sometimes the beginning of the journey requires some tough questions you need to ask yourself to raise your own bar. Can you answer yes to any -- and hopefully all -- of these?

Visit https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/if-you-say-yes-to-any-of-these-3-questions-your-leadership-skills-are-way-better-than-most-managers.html to view the full article online.


Entrepreneur

Here are six valuable lessons I’ve learned from Kobe Bryant over the years.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/345746 to view the full article online.


Fast Company

Instead of just recharging with a break, try these three strategies to avoid burnout.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90458817/feeling-burned-out-this-is-why-working-less-isnt-enough to view the full article online.


Forbes

What are the big marketing trends impacting small business? Below are seven trends that small businesses in particular should pay attention to

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/kimberlywhitler/2020/02/01/7-big-marketing-trends-impacting-small-business/#5642cb947ae0 to view the full article online.


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When you ask employees what they want from their leaders the answers are relatively consistent, and simple.

Visit https://www.hcamag.com/asia/specialisation/leadership/six-ways-to-be-a-more-thoughtful-leader/212509 to view the full article online.