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The latest update of the NPMA Field Guide App includes three new pest entries: Asian Subterranean Termites, Conehead Termites, and Packrats/Woodrats. Additionally, the app features updated tick information and modernized taxonomic nomenclature for all species.

Users may download the app at the low rate of $4.99 via the App Store or Google Play Store by searching "NPMA Field Guide". Business owners may also set up business accounts with the App Store in order to make bulk purchases of the NPMA Mobile Field Guide app for their technicians. Visit http://www.apple.com/business/vpp/ to sign up today!

Visit https://youtu.be/WKS-Qqz9pt8 to view the full article online.

 
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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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
Academy 2017 will be here before you know it! To be held July 19-21 at the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, Academy is a unique opportunity designed to advance the professional and business development of the industry's current and future leaders in a fun, interactive environment. Click here for more details and registration.

Visit http://academy.npmapestworld.org/ to view the full article online.

 
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 GA, MD, NC, SC, TN and VA. Additionally, you will not want to miss the array of social functions scheduled, including a Summer Conference Beach Bash and a BBQ by the pool!
Click here for more details and registration.

Visit http://npmapestworld.org/education-events/upcoming-events/carolinas-mid-atlantic-summer-conference/ to view the full article online.

 
In Touch with NPMA
How would $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld 2017 help your career? Tell us at npmapestworld.org/pwipm-grant.

The Professional Women in Pest Management are now accepting applications for the Professional Empowerment Grant. Details and a .pdf flyer you can post in your office or send to your employees are at the link above.

Visit http://npmapestworld.org/member-center/award-programs/pwipm-grant/ to view the full article online.

QualityPro sets the standards of excellence for professional pest management companies and their employees through education, training and certification, providing consumers protection and confidence when selecting a nationally accredited company. In addition to using the branding to impress customers, accredited companies use the QualityPro resources to grow their workforce and foster pride in their office. Read about why your industry colleagues pursued this prestigious credential at www.npmaqualitypro.org.

Visit https://www.npmaqualitypro.org/look-whos-certified/featured-companies/ to view the full article online.

SCORE Corner
One of the most common challenges for many small business owners is keeping their cash flow on an even keel. In fact, according to a U.S. Bank study, 82% of business failures can be attributed to poor cash flow management. When a customer doesn’t pay on time or your sales projections end up being lower than anticipated, that can put a major pinch on your ability to cover day to day expenses.

Visit https://www.score.org/blog/7-ways-survive-cash-flow-crunch to view the full article online.

Members Make Headlines
Douglas Products has acquired the Master Fume® specialty fumigant labels from Drexel Chemical Company. Based on sulfuryl fluoride as the active ingredient, Master Fume is labeled to manage pests in structural and postharvest markets.
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators recently hosted their first ever field trip at Arrow’s National Training Center located in Woodstock, GA. Over 160 second grade students from Avery Elementary School in Cherokee County attended and participated in unique labs focused on entomology, science, and math.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=446482&issueID=55538 to view the full article online.

Weekly Headlines
Politico Pro
Roughly 5 percent of women in U.S. territories and associated states with a confirmed Zika infection during a pregnancy last year had a baby with a birth defect associated with the virus, according to a new CDC report.

Visit https://www.politicopro.com/health-care/story/2017/06/cdc-5-percent-of-zika-babies-in-us-territories-have-birth-defects-157998 to view the full article online.

Journal of Economic Entomology
New research out of Hamamatsu University and Okayama University in Japan may improve our ability to monitor the cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) and the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum). Both beetle species are globally important stored-product pests that damage a wide range of dried foods, causing severe economic damage. In the past, various types of adhesive light traps have been used to monitor for these pests in food warehouses and production facilities. A previous study showed that cigarette beetles were more attracted to UV and blue light, suggesting that altering the wavelength of light used could improve trap counts. Similar studies using the drugstore beetle were not conducted, until now. To investigate the attraction of cigarette and drugstore beetles to light, entomologists in Japan compared capture rates of these beetles to either UV- or blue-light traps. Importantly, they measured attraction in both the laboratory and in a real food storehouse. Their results showed that beetles were significantly more attracted to UV- than blue-light LED traps, suggesting that traps fitted with UV-light may provide a more powerful tool to monitor these stored-product pests.

Visit https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/tox127 to view the full article online.

Philly.com
Bed bugs were rare in the United States from 1930 to about 1980. Since 1980, most U.S. cities and even many small towns have become infested with bed bugs with the rate of bedbugs doubling every five years or so.

Visit http://www.philly.com/philly/health/kids-families/The-bedbug-crisis-Yes-its-real.html to view the full article online.

NBC Los Angeles
Vector control workers this week set traps at an elementary school campus in the city of Orange after reports that students and staff were bitten by rodent mites that have infested some of the campus buildings during a pending demolition.

Visit http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/elementary-school-rat-infestation-427361173.html to view the full article online.

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Rabid Start Leadership
Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. One key to success? Don’t start out by answering questions; start by asking them.

Visit http://www.rapidstartleadership.com/new-leader-questions/ to view the full article online.

Skip Prichard
Leadership is intertwined with communication. It’s a critical skill and it’s becoming more and more important in a world of social media and constant news cycles. If you want to be an excellent leader, you simply must become an excellent communicator.

Visit https://www.skipprichard.com/communicate-like-a-leader/#close to view the full article online.

Lead On Purpose
I’ve recently had several experiences that required me to get out of my comfort zone. The subject of courage has becoming particularly important and meaningful to me in recent weeks and months.

Visit https://leadonpurposeblog.com/2017/06/05/the-importance-of-exercising-courage/ to view the full article online.

Entrepreneur
One of the most challenging aspects of leadership development is consistently and effectively identifying the next wave of leaders.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/283467 to view the full article online.

Forbes
You are juggling a full slate of work, coaching your team, and driving to tight deadlines. Then you get the call. It’s yet another request for your help from an important collaborator — your boss, a critical cross-functional partner, or an internal or external customer. The request is, as usual, urgent and important. It’s also a meaningful amount of work and the quality matters. Now what?

Visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/harmoncullinan/2017/05/16/what-to-say-when-you-shouldnt-say-yes-and-cant-say-no/#30e7cad555c0 to view the full article online.