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The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a rapidly evolving pandemic with many implications on our lives, businesses, employees and families. NPMA recognizes the need for our members to have accurate information as it relates to COVID-19. In case you missed Friday’s webinar, click here to listen to the recording, and here to download the PowerPoint presentation. Visit www.pestcontrolcoronavirus.com to view NPMA’s latest update on essential services and keep checking for updates and resources.


The Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO) has posted the preliminary survey results of state lead agencies regarding COVID-19 related impacts to their state certification programs.  To view the preliminary results click here. NPMA has compiled the results of the survey as well as our independent research into an easy to read spreadsheet to help track state responses to COVID -19.  Click here to access the spreadsheet.


NPMA is working with AAPCO and the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) to identify ways that industry and regulators can work together to streamline the certification testing process in states.  At this time, we ask that NPMA members do not reach out directly to states with inquiries on this topic, instead, information will be communicated through NPMA.


We appreciate everyone’s tremendous efforts, our NPMA team will continue to provide updates as we have them.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=608723&issueID=74546 to view the full article online.

 
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On March 8, people around the globe celebrated women leaders during International Women’s Day, and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to have seen the pest management industry participate in this year’s initiative.


While there are women represented in all job roles across pest management businesses, they are an anomaly in our mostly male-dominated industry. NPMA strongly believes that sharing examples of successful women in pest management roles could inspire other women to join this changing industry and help close the gap. Click here to view a snapshot of the pest management companies who participated in celebrating #IWD2020.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=608724&issueID=74546 to view the full article online.

 

As of now, we are planning to proceed with the Industry Safety Summit but we are obviously monitoring the situation and exploring contingency plans. NPMA very much hopes that we will get to see many of your smiling faces soon.

Join us on June 25-26, 2020 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in sunny Orlando, FL for the Industry Safety Summit. 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.

Stay tuned for programming information coming soon!

 

 
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Keep children entertained and educated with fun online games from PestWorldForKids.org! There's something for kids of all ages in our interactive arcade. Enjoy a fun and educational journey into the world of pests!


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=608729&issueID=74546 to view the full article online.

 
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Spring has sprung! 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.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=608731&issueID=74546 to view the full article online.

 
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On Thursday March 5, 2020, the PWIPM of New England awarded the 1st Annual Women of Excellence Award.  The winner was Julie Heincelman, ACE of JP Pest Services in Milford, NH.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=608733&issueID=74546 to view the full article online.

McCall Service, Inc. is excited to announce that it is building upon its successful 2019 Bedbug Summit and hosting for the benefit of the industry and those we serve the 2020 Commercial Pest Management Summit in Tampa, Florida, on September 25, 2020.

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

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In an email to members of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), which has set up an online resource at PestControlCoronavirus.com, NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE, noted that “This document classifies our industry as essential, which is an important step should the Federal Government issue a shelter-in-place mandate.”

Visit https://www.mypmp.net/2020/03/20/pest-control-is-deemed-essential-nationwide-paid-leave-now-law/ to view the full article online.


Fox 8

Now that the French Quarter is mostly empty, the City of New Orleans is now working to clear out rat population. Local leaders believe fewer people and a lack of food in the Quarter may be causing increased activity among the rodents.

Visit https://www.fox8live.com/2020/03/23/rodent-activity-increasing-empty-french-quarter/ to view the full article online.


Western Mass News

Coronavirus concerns and quarantine restrictions have many people stepping outside for a breath of fresh air. However, coronavirus isn't the only danger you should try to avoid.

Visit https://www.westernmassnews.com/news/ticks-starting-to-emerge-pose-danger-to-walkers-and-pets/article_d344313a-6d37-11ea-83cd-ff5d19460acf.html to view the full article online.


Entomology Today

The first ever exploding mosquitoes can be attributed to Robert Gwadz, Ph.D., in a discovery that was made through basic laboratory research over 50 years ago

Visit https://entomologytoday.org/2020/03/19/when-a-mosquito-cant-stop-drinking-blood-the-result-isnt-pretty/ to view the full article online.


Fort Bend Star

Amidst concerns about COVID-19, hand sanitizers and disinfectant products are flying off the shelves at area grocery stores – leaving residents in search of solutions. One Richmond company has at least a temporary solution that it’s hoping will give residents peace of mind.

Visit http://www.fortbendstar.com/area-pest-control-company-offering-disinfection-service/ to view the full article online.

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Having a diversified portfolio helps investors cope with market turbulence. In these times of uncertainty, the same should be true for companies.

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Leadership requires fearlessness, and that’s never truer than in a crisis. When problems and setbacks occur, everyone looks at you, the leader, to see how you are going to react. As the leader, you have to steer the ship and prevent yourself—and others—from panicking.

Visit https://texasceomagazine.com/in-times-of-crisis-focus-on-your-span-of-control/ to view the full article online.


Fast Company

Research shows that those who negotiate online are less likely to reach deals. The good news is that there are practical steps to take to improve your odds.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90480235/5-practical-ways-to-ace-a-virtual-negotiation to view the full article online.


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The disruption of the COVID-19 virus is creating uncertainty, fear and chaos. The world seems to be coming to a screeching halt and life as we knew it is no more.  Here are a few practical ideas to help you cope in times of uncertainty.

Visit https://marlenechism.com/blog/practical-ways-of-coping-with-uncertainty/ to view the full article online.


Entrepreneur

Most of us can agree the coronavirus has created a great time of uncertainty. There's a lot of fear, and a lot of people are changing the way they work and live. But now is not the time to panic. There are only two business approaches to dealing with coronavirus that will lead to success.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/347611 to view the full article online.