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We are aware there are questions about PestWorld 2020 slated for Nashville in October. We believe in our industry and our ability to survive and thrive, especially during difficult times. We understand the importance of events like PestWorld in bringing the industry together to create opportunities for advancement in education, business successes and networking, all of which make us stronger as an industry.


Currently, we are moving forward with PestWorld 2020 as planned. We as a nation are taking it one day at a time, NPMA is closely monitoring the situation and adapting as needed. The safety of our members is of the utmost importance to us and we will continue to evaluate the health and safety of moving forward with an in-person meeting, and/or our options for moving the Annual Convention to a virtual format. We anticipate a decision to be made by August 1, 2020 regarding the format for this year’s Annual Convention. So for now, please mark your calendar for October 13-16 and plan to join us for PestWorld 2020 as we bring the industry back together. Registration and program information will be available soon, stay tuned!

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In this 5 minute video, learn three ways Ryan Avery, past NPMA Academy speaker, shares with NPMA how we can all go from A leader to THE leader during the COVID-19 pandemic!

 

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Join Karen Vail from the University of Tennessee this Friday, May 8 at 4:00 PM EST as she discusses how altering the landscape and making other environmental modifications can result in a long-lasting decline in odorous house ant populations around a home. You’ll also learn when it’s suitable to use a hand lens and smartphone to identify ants and when it’s not by listening to the pest ant case studies presented. Register today for the Ant Control Through IPM webinar.


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, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI ID, IL, IN, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, WA, WV, and WYClick here to view the full webinar series and full credit details.


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Directing Pest Control Operations from the Front Lines to Your Front Door with guest CAPT Eric Hoffman, Director of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board


Episode 4 of NPMA’s BugBytes Podcast is now available at www.npmabugbytes.org or wherever you listen to your favorite podcast! In this episode, learn how pest management has shaped military history and how critical pest control operations are coordinated globally across the armed forces


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NPMA has designed informational leave-behind brochures that can effectively market the dangers of pests to your clients. These trifold brochures for ticks, termites and bed bugs detail what homeowners should look for regarding the dangers these pests pose and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. The brochures are fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.

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NPMA has prepared a one-page reference document (available here) with pertinent information on all current COVID specific loan programs. The document breaks down exactly what you need to know about each program including where to apply and whether it is currently accepting applications.

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Environmental Pest Control is pleased to announce the acquisition of Georgian Bay Pest Control, located in Meaford, Ontario in early March 2020.

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Sightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.

Visit https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/02/us/asian-giant-hornet-washington.html to view the full article online.

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Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites as a more active tick season near with warmer weather.

Visit https://www.wlwt.com/article/indiana-health-officials-warn-about-ticks-carrying-lyme-disease-as-more-active-season-nears/32315769# to view the full article online.


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The EPA on Friday granted permission for genetically engineered mosquitoes to be released into the Florida Keys and around Houston to see if they can help limit the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses.

Visit https://news.bloomberglaw.com/environment-and-energy/epa-grants-first-permit-to-test-genetically-modified-mosquitoes to view the full article online.


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There are reports of rats running much freer than usual in New York City, and Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday the city is going to have to take action.

Visit https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nyc-to-step-up-rat-fight-as-rodents-take-advantage-of-social-distancing/2396519/ to view the full article online.


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Across the country, many people are no longer commuting since the stay-at-home orders have been in place. While you've probably saved money not using much gas, those unused cars could be attracting a different issue.

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Trust is a vital requirement in any leadership endeavor. But the coronavirus pandemic has raised the stakes to historic levels. In these frightening circumstances, trust in our leaders has become the indispensable factor.

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Entrepreneur

In the moment after you've been introduced but before you begin to speak, anticipation builds. Here's how to use it to command a room.

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Fast Company

A psychiatrist who’s also a professor of organizational behavior observes that times of crisis usually evoke familiar images of generals or endurance athletes. Instead, he argues, “a public health crisis is not a war or a race.” Here’s what it will take.

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Ivey Business Journal

With so many businesses struggling and with marketing efforts toned way down for the foreseeable future, it’s hard to build a brand right now. But you can still support your brand reputation via thoughtful leadership and treating people right.

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Here are three recommendations of things you need to stop doing this week if you want to work a little less hard and, in the process, actually get more done.

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