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Mark your calendar for June 6 for World Pest Day – a multinational event created to raise the status of the pest management industry among the 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. 

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Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

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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Download the NPMA Field Guide app to ensure you and your team are prepared for the busy season!

Available for only $4.99 for both iOS and Android devices, the Field Guide App, powered by eNex, offers users an easy way to access information on over 200 different structural pests, with high resolution photos and charts for confident identification. 

Ready to get started? Visit the App Store or Google Play Store and search for "NPMA Field Guide." 

You can also set up business accounts with the App Store in order to make bulk purchases of the NPMA Mobile Field Guide app for your techs! Visit http://www.apple.com/business/vpp to sign up today! 

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Nisus Corp
Fireback's dual "spray & straw" applicator
Fireback’s new double-strike applicator targets both visible and hidden pests. The permanently attached hinged flip-up straw reaches listed pests hiding in cracks and crevices. Flip it down to expose the opening for a normal spray. Fireback kills on contact and provides a 3-month residual. Use it for 29 listed pests.
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With Memorial Day weekend over, summer has officially begun! Use the Summer issue of Pest Gazette to show your current and future customers how your company can help them control the various types of pests that may take over their home during the season.

The Pest Gazette is customizable – you can add your logo, contact information and an article of your choice.

Click here to view the current issue.

Click here to fill out the order form or contact us at pestgazette@pestworld.org.

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New Members
Member Benefit Highlight
 
   
NPMA and Nissan have worked together to provide another valuable benefit to NPMA members. The NPMA PestFleet program provides deep discounts on ALL Nissan Vehicles to NPMA members and, access to the cost-efficient PestFleet System. Click here for more details about the PestFleet Package or call 866-218-8047.

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Allergy Technologies LLC
Get Started with Bed Bug Prevention!
Pest Management Professionals are discovering they can be both more efficient and effective with their bed bug work by incorporating ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners into their control and preventive strategies. PMPs are no longer passively encasing bed bugs, hoping they don’t escape; ActiveGuard® kills them 24/7 for two years.
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NPMA Education and Events
Join us July 27-29 for the 2017 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC for a quality educational program covering both management and technical topics relevant to the Mid-Atlantic region. NPMA has requested recertification credits from NC, SC, GA, TN and VA. Additionally, you will not want to miss the array of social functions scheduled, including a beach bash and a BBQ by the pool! Click here for more details and registration.

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Make plans to join NPMA for Academy 2017! The annual summer conference will be held July 19-21 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, AZ. The Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's leaders and emerging leaders in a hands-on, interactive environment. This is an exciting team-based event with fantastic speakers that you will NOT want to miss! Click here for more details and registration.

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In Memoriam

On May 18, longtime PCOC Executive Vice President Harvey Logan passed away.

A celebration of Harvey’s life will be held on June 2, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at the VFW Post 87862, 905 Drever Street,West Sacramento, CA. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Sarah Clements at sarah@pcoc.org.

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Weekly Headlines
CBS News
Researchers in a New York cabbage patch are planning the first release on American soil of insects genetically engineered to die before they can reproduce. It's a pesticide-free attempt to control invasive diamondback moths, a voracious consumer of cabbage, broccoli and other cruciferous crops that's notorious for its ability to shrug off every new poison in the agricultural arsenal.

Visit http://www.cbsnews.com/news/researchers-test-self-destructing-moth-pest-in-cabbage-patch/ to view the full article online.

CBC
Nova Scotians are being asked to stay on the lookout for an agricultural pest called the brown marmorated stink bug that's known to turn perfectly good fruit "into a smoothie."

Visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/brown-marmorated-stink-bug-destroy-fruit-vegetable-crops-1.4128618 to view the full article online.

WXYZ
Nicholas Burgess with CJB Pest & Mosquito Control in Farmington Hills says they’re getting flooded with calls about ticks. In the last week they’ve had more than 30 calls, he says.

Visit http://www.wxyz.com/news/more-ticks-are-keeping-pest-control-companies-busy to view the full article online.

Houston Chronicle
Alexander Wild is a bug photographer, selling his images of fire ants, bed bugs and other critters to pest control companies, board game developers and publications ranging from Nature to National Geographic. But Wild also has to deal with his own pests: Companies, government agencies and others that use his photos in their own advertising without permission and without paying a fee.

Visit http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Use-a-copyrighted-photo-expect-to-get-bugged-11177569.php to view the full article online.

Brother Mobile Solutions
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For your Business
Harvard Business Review
One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. 

Visit https://hbr.org/2017/05/how-leaders-can-push-employees-without-stressing-them-out to view the full article online.

Leadership Freak
Done poorly, compassion prolongs weakness, propagates irresponsibility, and validates destructive behaviors. Compassion, like all great virtues, requires insight to be practiced skillfully.

Visit https://leadershipfreak.blog/2017/05/21/how-to-show-compassion-and-get-results/ to view the full article online.

Fast Company
Those flare-ups of smug self-righteousness are your mind’s attempt to spare you from feeling vulnerable.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/40422911/how-to-prevent-your-own-arrogance-from-hurting-your-career to view the full article online.

Inc.
You'll need it. By the year 2020, expect emotional intelligence to be one of the top 10 job skills.

Visit https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/9-super-simple-ways-you-can-practice-emotional-intelligence-every-day-according-.html to view the full article online.

Fast Company
In the traditional corporate model, strong leaders pursued a singular vision through the strong command of an organization. Today, we live in a time of rapid change, when products and services often become obsolete overnight, and competition includes startups and companies in adjacent industries–the traditional leadership archetypes need not apply.

Visit https://www.fastcompany.com/40420957/five-skills-youll-need-to-lead-the-company-of-the-future to view the full article online.

Random Acts of Leadership
The conditions for trusting someone are very personal. In fact, despite how logical your assessments regarding trustworthiness may seem to you, it’s important to remember that not everyone takes the same approach. Some of us grant trust and take it away when someone does not live up to our standards or expectations. Others believe trust must be earned. Many of us fall somewhere in between.

Visit http://randomactsofleadership.com/9-ways-leader-earn-trust/ to view the full article online.