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In unprecedented times such as these, deciding how and when to communicate with customers about COVID-19 can be a daunting task. Your messaging must be clear and concise while also providing helpful and necessary information. As the unifying voice of the professional pest control industry, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) is sharing important advice for how to effectively communicate with customers during the global pandemic, click here to view the do's and don'ts on communicating with your customers. 

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Millions of Americans are adopting new behaviors as they follow strict stay at home orders and are spending more time than ever indoors. Dr. Mike Bentley, entomologist for the National Pest Management Association, is here to share how changes in our home environments can actually be inviting pests in. During this Facebook Live broadcast, Dr. Bentley will explain how various factors could potentially increase pest encounters around the home, like that mountain of cardboard boxes that has piled up from too many home deliveries. No judgement here! We’re all in the same boat. Tune in at the @PestWorld Facebook at 11:00 AM eastern on Thursday, April 2nd.


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The International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum is designed to encourage & empower women in the pest management industry through interactive sessions & in-depth discussion about issues impacting women during their career cycle. NPMA is dedicated to creating an environment where these discussions can flourish and allow attendees to be fully invested in their participation and it is our hope that  by late summer we will all see our lives returning to normal as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. With that being said, the International Professional Women in Pest Management Leadership Forum will now be taking place November 8-10, 2020. The conference will still be taking place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.


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Each year PWIPM raises over $1,000 at the annual PWIPM 5k Fun Walk/Run held at PestWorld. Proceeds from the PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk will benefit a charity nominated by you. Submit your nomination by April 30, 2020. The PWIPM Council will select three of the nominees and let the industry vote on the winner. 


Click here to nominate your favorite charity


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Presented by NPMA's Leadership Networking Community, the NPMA Gives Award recognizes NPMA member companies that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of the community. As part of its mission, the Leadership Development Group is committed to honoring those companies that have made a real contribution to their community.


The winning company will be featured in the September/October issue of PestWorld magazine and recognized at Academy 2020 in Orlando, FL. Click here to view judging criteria and to submit your application.


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PEST Relief International continues to be proactive to bring comfort and relief to those in crisis and in need. During this COVID-19 pandemic, PEST Relief is reaching out to the pest management industry to contribute to the massive need for masks for those who are caring for the sick.

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Massey Services is pleased to announce the promotion of DJ Shaw as the company’s New Construction West Division Manager.

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Moyer Indoor | Outdoor is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Signore as Safety Manager.

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As temperatures and precipitation levels increase, so too do pest populations. Despite this unwelcomed fact, especially in the midst of collective concerns around the growing COVID-19 pandemic here in the U.S., the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) remains steadfast in its mission to protect public health from the threats posed by pests.

Visit https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wet-weather-spurs-early-pest-154300915.html to view the full article online.


Washingtonian

As scraps from restaurant dumpsters dwindle, the rodents will have to find other sources of food.

Visit https://www.washingtonian.com/2020/03/26/ugh-coronavirus-closures-will-force-rats-into-peoples-homes/ to view the full article online.


The Miami Herald

The coronavirus is spreading just in time for spring, which means growing numbers of mosquitoes and ticks will be violating our social distancing guidelines. Do we need to fear these blood-sucking pests will spread the virus?

Visit https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241520071.html to view the full article online.


Multibriefs

Got bugs? Many cities do, if it is bedbugs that are the target. Washington, D.C., is the No. 1 city on Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, topping nearby Baltimore, which fell to the second spot after three years as the front-runner. Indianapolis joined the top 10 of the list this year.

Visit https://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/afraid-of-bedbugs-avoid-these-cities-says-orkin/recreation-leisure to view the full article online.


CNET

It's one of seven new peacock spiders discovered by an Australian arachnologist and citizen scientists.

Visit https://www.cnet.com/news/tiny-newly-discovered-spider-looks-like-vincent-van-goghs-starry-night/ to view the full article online.

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“Humor is a great tool to use in a crisis that helps us look at that situation in a positive way that will us deal with the crisis. Humor lightens one's burdens, inspires hopes, and keeps you grounded, focused and alert,” said Trevor Smith, Certified Laughter Leader of the World Laughter Tour, Inc.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbaldoni/2020/03/20/how-humor-can-be-a-leaders-friend-in-a-crisis/#23c173501068 to view the full article online.


Entrepreneur

Applying the following tips can help you avoid potential disasters when organizing your first online business meeting.

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Spencer Stuart

Working remotely will likely become a more common environmental factor for leaders guiding teams and organizations in the future. In this context, leaders must master virtual work environments to keep geographically dispersed team members aligned, connected, engaged and performing.

Visit https://www.spencerstuart.com/research-and-insight/leading-from-a-distance-5-lessons-for-successful-virtual-teaming to view the full article online.


Fast Company

Plenty of things can derail a videoconference call. Here’s how to keep them productive.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/90480320/4-tips-for-holding-a-more-effective-video-meeting to view the full article online.


Inc.

A guide to handling the mental and emotional side of coronavirus so you can be productive and thrive.

Visit https://www.inc.com/andrew-thomas/8-ways-to-stay-productive-during-coronavirus.html?icid=hmside1 to view the full article online.