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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 ET.


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.

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With peak vacation season almost here, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as NPMA’s public outreach arm, is building consumer awareness about protecting against bed bugs during Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 4-10, 2017. NPMA members are encouraged to devote their social media pages to bed bugs and tweet using the hashtag #BedBugWeek.

PPMA has also developed an exclusive toolkit for Mainframe subscribers to utilize as a resource in their own publicity efforts. The toolkit, available for download on PPMAMainframe.org, contains a customizable press release, suggested social media content, Bed Bug Awareness Week logos, high resolution photography, media training documents and a list of video content that can be directly embedded on a company’s website.  For more information about PPMA and its marketing programs or to subscribe to Mainframe, please visit http://www.NPMApestworld.org/PPMA.

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Members Make Headlines
Joel Nolasco, ACE became the president of New York Pest Management Association on May 12th at its installation dinner dance. Nolasco is co-owner of NuBorn Pest Control in Mamaroneck, NY.  Prior to becoming president Nolasco served as vice president, secretary and regional director of this association. Joel is a member of the NPMA P3 Steering Committee. 

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Fox 8
The nickname given to the insects that spread Chagas disease is somewhat bittersweet: kissing bugs. Their name stems from the fact that they like biting humans around their lips and faces as they sleep, after which they defecate into the wound with feces that harbor an infectious parasite, Trypanasoma cruzi.

Visit http://fox8.com/2017/05/22/kissing-bug-disease-more-deadly-than-thought/ to view the full article online.

Science Daily
A new compound could serve as basis for drugs to prevent neurological complications of Zika, report researchers.

Visit https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170516114324.htm to view the full article online.

ABC News
Bobcats are less elusive now as their numbers rise and they become more comfortable around humans. Joining the likes of foxes, coyotes and even mountain lions in rare cases, bobcats are making a home in small towns and suburbs — and realizing there is plenty to eat in the cities.

Visit http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/populations-thriving-bobcats-urban-pest-47552440 to view the full article online.

The Science Times
A study has developed a cheap and environmental-friendly home remedy that would help homeowners and farmers control the invasive Argentine ant populations that have been pestering them. The remedy is based from seaweed that could be a bait for ants.

Visit http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/15753/20170522/scientists-use-hydrogels-control-invasive-argentine-ants.htm to view the full article online.

The Washington Post
Perhaps it’s global warming or climate confusion. Maybe it’s just really hard for a 17-year cicada to count down the years while he’s buried underground. Why this is happening is a total question mark, but a small fraction of the 17-year cicadas — the ones we’re supposed to see in 2021 — are creeping out of their zombie caskets this week, four years early.

Visit https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/05/17/the-giant-bugs-on-the-sidewalks-are-cicadas-that-rose-from-the-dead-4-years-too-early/?utm_term=.cba094ef36a1 to view the full article online.

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Under most existing regulations, employers have the right to require a drug test whenever, in the opinion of management, this is necessary. In most cases, this means that employers have reasonable suspicion that an employee is coming to work under the influence of illegal drugs. 

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Fast Company
Should you ditch that to-do list app for a paper planner—or scrap both entirely? Here’s how 10 execs stay organized day in and day out.

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PestWorld
Today, with the evolution of technology and social media, there are constantly new tools available for marketers to take advantage of. As pest control marketers in a technology-driven world with new and exciting marketing trends at your fingertips every day, it’s easy to forget about basic marketing tactics that remain effective and should not be ignored.

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Inc.
One of the most challenging times to lead others comes during a tough phase of transition or change. Uncertainty creates an atmosphere of fear, low morale, and brings out the worst in people. On the other hand, leaders who successfully address organizational change--immediately and tactfully--can minimize its negative effects on the workforce.

Visit https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/5-things-the-most-confident-leaders-do-to-manage-change.html to view the full article online.

Forbes
Transcendent leadership was introduced as a global imperative at the 2007 World Economic Forum in Davos. Over the last 10 years, two threads have appeared defining what a transcendent leader is.

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2017/05/11/six-keys-to-transcendent-leadership/#9d9e5c57e2da to view the full article online.

The Motley Fool
You don't have to run a huge enterprise to benefit from the experience and wisdom of the heads of these outstanding companies. Here are five leadership lessons from these exceptionally successful CEOs that are applicable to leaders of organizations of all sizes.

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