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Bobby Jenkins will assume the Chairman role after PestWorld 2017

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer education and marketing arm of the National Pest Management Association, today announced that Tommy Fortson of Terminix Service, Inc. in Columbia, S.C. will retire from his position of Chairman on the PPMA Board of Directors at the conclusion of PestWorld 2017 being held in Baltimore, Md., October 24-28. Bobby Jenkins of ABC Home & Commercial Services in Austin, Texas, will assume the role of Chairman. Michael Rottler of Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions in St. Louis, MO will assume the role of Secretary/Treasurer, currently held by Jenkins, in addition to his role as Vice Chairman.

"It has been the honor of my life to work in such a wonderful industry and to help grow PPMA into the powerful organization it is today along with my fellow board members," said PPMA Chairman Tommy Fortson. "What a handful of industry leaders once dreamed of twenty years ago has come to fruition, and I know it will continue to grow as companies continue to work together to promote, protect and defend the professional pest management industry."

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The QualityPro Board of Directors is excited to announce the completion of a new strategic plan, focused on a clear vision, mission and set of concise goals that will drive growth in our industry’s certification program for the foreseeable future.

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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!

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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.

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Congratulations to NPMA members, Bobby, Raleigh and Dennis Jenkins for completing a 3,500-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness for Moss Pieratt Foundation and A Child’s Hope. For more information, visit https://brothersbike.org.

To watch the Good Morning America report, click here.

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For cities plagued with rat infestations, there is another weapon to help in the fight to freeze the vermin out: dry ice. With New York City inundated by thousands of complaints each year about the furry critters, the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved New York state's access to this solid form of carbon dioxide — typically used to preserve food — as a way to suffocate them inside their holes.

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With 4.5 million people in a hot, muggy metropolis built atop a bayou, America’s fourth-largest city, Houston, is a perfect target for the mosquito-borne Zika virus. But it may be better prepared than any other urban center to stop an outbreak.

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Verily, the life sciences arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has hatched a plan to release about 20 million lab-made, bacteria-infected mosquitoes upon Fresno, California — and that’s a good thing!

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