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The coronavirus is presenting challenges that few could envision a year ago. The pest management industry has stepped up into the front lines of protecting public health from pathogenic microbes by offering disinfection services. NPMA and QualityPro are leaders in providing standards and training for pest management professionals. NPMA is working to provide resources to the industry, but given the time-sensitive nature of the pandemic we have compiled a list of training resources relevant to disinfection from other well-known organizations. We applaud pest management professionals for adapting to the current pressing needs and encourage all companies to take the approach we use for pest management--a science-based approach to understanding microbes and their control. 

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Crawlspace Depot

June 10 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Join the National Pest Management Association for a virtual rodent workshop examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rodent behavior, rodent control and the pest management opportunities that have become available as a result of the “new normal” that our society is now operating in.

Top rodent experts will address the hottest topics of the year related to rodents: What’s the public health link? Is rat behavior changing? Has human social-distancing behavior made it easier or harder to control rodents? This four-hour, online experience will answer all of these questions and more.

Earn credits! Continuing Education Credits have been approved in the following states: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NJ, NM, SC, WA, WV, WY. Click here to view detailed credit information.

Register early – space is limited!

Virtual workshop sponsored by Earth Care Products, Liphatech, and SenesTech, Inc.

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Submission deadline: July 31

Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Click here for submission requirements and guidelines. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to get recognized! 

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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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Deadline: July 31

The Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) needs your help choosing a charity for this year’s annual 5k Fun Run/Walk at PestWorld 2020. Click here and vote for the charity that will receive the 5k proceeds.

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Member Benefit Highlight

Meet your match and help each other work through these uncertain times. With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

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Heard From the Hill
Members Make Headlines
The keystone of Pi Chi Omega’s philanthropy is their scholarship program which aims to support full-time university students engaged in urban and industrial pest management studies.  The objective of Pi Chi Omega’s scholarship program is to encourage and assist students to prepare for careers in pest management.

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Weekly Headlines

Facility Executive

From the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) here are five actions for facility management as these pests have increased opportunity to gain access to buildings.

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Huge, invasive “murder hornets” may be scary, but so are the typical native species of hornets, bees, mosquitoes, and ticks that cause disease and death in the US every year.

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MSN Money

While there aren’t many downsides to spending time in your backyard, where you can sunbathe without judgment and sip on your favorite drink, there is one pesky problem the outdoors can pose — mosquitoes.

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Despite what you read, in reality, the Murder Hornet – also known as the Asian Giant Hornet – isn't deadly to humans at all, unless you are one already allergic to bee stings, etc. So, if it's not the Murder Hornet, what are the insects that are actual killers, the bugs that are the cause of thousands of human deaths every year?

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Fox 8

Before the so-called “Murder Hornets” were spotted in the Pacific Northwest, bee inspectors were looking for them in North Carolina.

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For your Business

Lead Change Group

To help leaders navigate this situation, I have identified 7 characteristics they need to embody to be successful. These form the acronym LEADERS.

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The Eblin Group

From my vantage point of speaking with around a dozen leaders from different industries every week since the pandemic began, I’ve concluded that we’re at the end of Phase 1 and the beginning of Phase 2 of what it means to live and work in this new world.

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Fast Company

Throughout your planning, many factors may shift and evolve. Remain focused on gathering up-to-date information and listening to your employees.

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Here are tools, processes, and mindset shifts that build sustainable productivity, no matter the conditions.

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The coronavirus has shaken the nature of work to its core. While many are still anxiously awaiting a return to normal, what’s “normal” after the pandemic is likely to look very different from what we were used to before it began.

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