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Don’t miss the next presentation of NPMA’s technical webinar series - Tick Management Update: A Report on Tick Research, Resistance and Control. This webinar will be presented live on Wednesday, May 31 at 2:00pm EST.


Due to an unseasonably warm winter, tick populations are predicted to be much higher this summer than previous years. This has generated wide-spread concern because ticks can spread multiple diseases including Lyme and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. In this highly informative seminar, Dr. Amanda Eiden provides a comprehensive update on tick resistance, biology and control strategies to help you better manage this challenging pest.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=441374&issueID=55533 to view the full article online.

 
 
   

Mark your calendar for June 6, 2017 for World Pest Day – a multinational event created to raise the status of the pest management industry among the general public. NPMA joins the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managements Association (FAOPMA), Chinese Pest Control Association and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) in support of this event. Stay tuned for more information.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=441382&issueID=55533 to view the full article online.

 
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Help protect your valued employees health and well-being as well as comply with OSHA regulations, by scheduling your respirator fit testing and training session. Contact Linda Lane for special NPMA member pricing today! 

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CNN
Summer is nearly here, and it's bringing fears of a rare tick-borne disease called Powassan. This potentially life-threatening virus is carried and transmitted by three types of ticks, including the deer tick that transmits Lyme disease.

Visit http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/03/health/powassan-tick-virus/index.html to view the full article online.

The Times-Picayune
The greater New Orleans area is no stranger to rodents, whether it is nutria swimming in the bayous or the small rat scurrying along Bourbon Street. Researchers are finding local rodents aren't just unpleasant -- they are likely carrying bacteria that could be harmful to dogs.

Visit http://www.nola.com/pets/index.ssf/2017/05/more_rats_in_new_orleans_are_c.html to view the full article online.

Fox News
The Florida Keys are flying in 40,000 mosquitos a week, to take their own buzzing vacations, of sorts. "There’s 1,000 male aedis agypti mosquitos in this tube," says Catherine Pruszynski, field officer for the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

Visit http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/05/03/zika-fight-bacteria-laden-mosquitoes-unleashed-in-florida-to-combat-virus.html to view the full article online.

WFMY2
It's kind of a given if you live in North Carolina.  There will be bugs and there will be a lot of them.  Though, fire ants are some of the worst.  They're so small you can't see them, but if they bite, you'll feel the sting for days.

Visit http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/good-morning-show/bugs-and-pests-are-coming-for-you-this-summer/436310507 to view the full article online.

Facility Executive
Mosquitoes are an issue across the U.S. and become more active as temperatures rise, with mosquito season often ranging from April to October. For the fourth year in a row, the Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top 50 Mosquito Cities, followed by Washington, DC and Chicago. Twenty-one metro areas in the Southeast are included in the ranking, which is the most of any region in the United States.

Visit https://facilityexecutive.com/2017/05/atlanta-tops-mosquito-cities-list-2/ to view the full article online.

CNN
Bedbugs are the stuff of nightmares. Check out these photos to how these shy bugs hide and then creep up to bite you without your knowledge.

Visit http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/health/gallery/bedbug-signs-bites-symptoms/ to view the full article online.

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While a pest management company owner might not think the company’s data is a target for cybercriminals because credit card or financial information on customers is not stored or because they are small businesses, the reality is that all businesses are at risk and should take steps to protect data and technology used by the business.

Visit http://pestworldmag.npmapestworld.org/2017/05/08/is-your-data-at-risk/ to view the full article online.

Harvard Business School
Courageous leaders inspire employees, energize customers, and position their companies on the front lines of societal change. Bill George explains why there aren't more of them.

Visit http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/courage-the-defining-characteristic-of-great-leaders to view the full article online.

Entrepreneur
For the first time in history, CEOs are having to manage up to five generations within their workforce.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293212 to view the full article online.

CNBC
Whether you're running an established small business or just starting your journey toward entrepreneurship, it's safe to assume most business owners are on the hunt for new ways to grow their enterprise and improve their bottom line.

Visit http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/03/these-4-tips-will-help-any-small-business-owner-succeed.html to view the full article online.

Inc.
While it can be difficult to become a great leader and to achieve great things, practicing great leadership is actually quite easy. There is a tendency to over-complicate or to overthink what leadership is, but actually, leadership can be very simple. I have found that if you provide these four simple things your team will appreciate you, follow you and achieve great results.

Visit https://www.inc.com/gordon-tredgold/4-simple-things-every-team-wants-from-their-leader.html to view the full article online.

Small Business Trends
Great entrepreneurs never stop learning. There are plenty of resources and educational tools out there that can help you improve your knowledge base even after you’ve started a business. And members of our small business community have plenty of great knowledge and tips to share as well. Here are some of their top tips.

Visit https://smallbiztrends.com/2017/05/10-tips-improving-knowledge-base-brainier-business.html to view the full article online.