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Check out the new BugBytes podcast Welcome to the Future: How Genetic Research is Reshaping Pest Control. Discover how scientists are using breakthroughs in genetic research to control some of the most challenging urban pests in this episode with guest Ed Vargo, Professor and Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology at Texas A&M University.


The podcast is available at www.npmabugbytes.org or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=606636&issueID=74544 to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Spring is right around the corner! Use the Spring issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and potential customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may invade their home as the warm weather starts to return.


Pest Gazette is available in a print and  digital format that is perfect for online marketing! 


Click here to start customizing your  Pest Gazette today.

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Millennials account for more than one-third of the U.S. employee population and more are entering the workforce every day, making this generation the biggest opportunity for growth in fleets.
A successful driver recruitment strategy will attract a new pool of dynamic employees who are wholeheartedly engaged in the company. Here are five ideas on how to recruit millennial drivers:
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NPMA Education and Events

Join us for the 2020 Industry Safety Summit at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld on June 25-26, 2020 in beautiful and sunny Orlando, Florida!


This workshop-style meeting will bring safety experts together with companies of all sizes to talk safety in the pest management industry. Topics covered will include safe driving, pesticide safety, and tips on implementing a safety program in your business.


REGISTER TODAY!


Stay tuned for program information coming soon!


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=606648&issueID=74544 to view the full article online.

 
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Pi Chi Omega now offers 5 scholarships to students in the field of urban and industrial pest management – or some closely related field of study. Eligible students are currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate college students interested in urban or industrial pest management.  Completed applications are due on March 15, 2020.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/pdf/Pi_Chi_Scholarship_Application_2020.pdf to view the full article online.

Thomas Pest Services owners Bill Clark and Sarah Thomas-Clark are please to announce a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, in honor of their five year old daughter, Riley.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/pdf/Thomas_Pest_Services_CP_Awareness_Release_FINAL_3.3.20.pdf to view the full article online.

Over 50 PMPs attended from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.  The class was taught by George Williams, ACE from Univar and the topic was “Being a Pest Management Professional”. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=606654&issueID=74544 to view the full article online.

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Facility Executive

Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa, and New York are frontrunners for the second consecutive year, and Atlanta joins the top five.

Visit https://facilityexecutive.com/2020/03/miami-leads-second-annual-top-50-termite-cities-list/ to view the full article online.


The Guardian

Changes in rodents’ DNA means they are now prone to similar health threats to humans, scientists discover.

Visit https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/08/new-york-rats-evolve-to-mirror-human-habits to view the full article online.


KOLD

The long-legged insects seen buzzing around southern Arizona, often called mosquito-eaters or mosquito hawks, are actually called crane flies.

Visit https://www.kold.com/2020/03/05/changing-weather-brings-out-long-legged-flying-insects/ to view the full article online.


WNEP

According to veterinarians, the mild winter we've had means the flea and tick population is thriving.

Visit https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/union-county/lewisburg-fleas-ticks-warm-weather/523-3714d256-af4b-46e3-a218-a43901f796f0 to view the full article online.


USA TODAY

A species of caterpillar may provide answers on how to best eradicate plastic waste, a 300 million ton per year problem.

Visit https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/06/waxworms-caterpillars-eat-plastic-pollution-but-could-also-hurt-bees/4952495002/ to view the full article online.

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Be the boss that employees want to work for – build a more people-centric workplace by doing the following.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347282 to view the full article online.


Fast Company

If you want to get ahead in the workplace, it helps to be seen as a “high-potential employee.” These are the folks who get plum assignments and are selected for training, mentoring, and other advancement programs, if they’re available.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90473059/6-ways-to-show-your-boss-youre-a-high-potential-employee to view the full article online.


Deloitte Insights

​Effective organizational decision-making is strongly associated with better business outcomes. Learn what five key attributes organizations can put in place to help their people make better decisions faster.

Visit https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/topics/talent/organizational-decision-making.html to view the full article online.


Leading Blog

You either lead for yourself or others. Why you took the role you now fill, affects the results you are getting.

Visit https://www.leadershipnow.com/leadingblog/2020/03/are_you_leading_for_the_right.html to view the full article online.


Three Star Leadership

You can aspire to leadership for all the right reasons. You can master catalogs full of specific techniques. You can have the best coaches and the best mentors. But if you don’t love the work of leadership, you won’t be a success and your life will be miserable.

Visit https://www.threestarleadership.com/leadership/leaderships-dirty-little-secret-2 to view the full article online.