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NPMA Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions on COVID-19 and the Industry
NPMA has received many questions from members about small business loans, essential services designations and how to offer disinfection services. To help the industry cope with these constantly changing circumstances, NPMA has created an FAQ page on covering the most frequent questions we receive.

OSHA Update
OSHA has released Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic allowing for the extended use of respirators under certain conditions. 

EPA Update
EPA Administrator Wheeler Discusses Steps to Protect American Consumers from Fraudulent Coronavirus Disinfectant Claims

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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of NPMA, recognizes National Pest Management Month each April to encourage and educate homeowners and businesses about the essential role of professional pest control. Insects and rodents will not abide by social distancing measures, and home and business owners will need help in controlling infestations. PPMA will focus public outreach efforts this month, using tools such as media relations and social media campaigns, to reinforce the essential role of professional pest control and the value of working with a licensed pest control professional. Industry members are encouraged to respectfully devote their social media pages to National Pest Management Month using the hashtag #NPMM in all posts and interactions on social properties this April to join in the special observance.

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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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Join NPMA for a 5-part technical webinar series 'Back to the Basics', each webinar is one hour and costs $10 to attend as this series is an opportunity to get CEU credits without leaving your home or office. Credits have been approved in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, DE, IA, ID, IN, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NM, OH, SC, TN, WA, WV, and WYClick here for full credit details on each state

Please note you will need to register for each webinar separately. 

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Has your company contributed to the good of the community or assisted health care workers during this pandemic? Share your story and apply for the 2020 NPMA Gives Award before our May 30 deadline.

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 apply and view the criteria.

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Member Benefit Highlight

With social distancing in place, your customers are spending more time online every day. Get your business in front of them and show them you are ready to help tackle the pests that may invade their homes and yards as the weather warms up. Customize your digital version of Pest Gazette today!

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NPMA Education and Events

Get your favorite superhero costume ready and join us July 14-16 at the Omni Championsgate in Orlando, Florida for Academy 2020! If you haven't had the chance to attend in the past, Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of emerging industry leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss!

Check out the highlights from 2019, stay tuned for program updates and Register Today!

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Members Make Headlines
Massey Services is pleased to announce Andrea Massey-Farrell, President of the Harvey & Carol Massey Foundation and Senior Vice President of Community Relations, has been selected by Orlando Magazine as one of their 2020 Women of the Year.   

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Weekly Headlines

The New York Times

Goats in Wales; coyotes in San Francisco; rats, rats, everywhere: With much of the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, animals have ventured out where normally the presence of people would keep them away.

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The Hill

As urban rats face a growing food scarcity, we ask an expert what that could mean for your household.

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Yahoo Finance

An experimental program led by Google parent Alphabet Inc. to wipe out disease-causing mosquitoes succeeded in nearly eliminating them from three test sites in California’s Central Valley.

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The Guardian

Food safety agency’s decision could put mealworms, locusts and baby crickets on menus.

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Lolly Daskal

Everyone in a leadership position experiences some degree of frustration from time to time—and for some, it’s nearly constant. So how do experienced leaders control their frustration? Chances are, they best leaders are using some of these techniques.

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How to find the silver lining in this situation and put your business in the best possible position.

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MIT Sloan

Master the tools and tactics for maximizing effective communication and decision-making while minimizing the spread of illness.

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Let’s Grow Leaders

In this time of extraordinary uncertainty and change your team has learned to quickly adapt to do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are. The COVID-19 crisis has us all quickly adapting to new ways to serve our customers.

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Fast Company

You can successfully preserve your sanity alongside running a business and maintaining bonds with loved ones.

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