This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version    RSS    Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit March 17, 2015

Home   About NPMA   Information Central   Membership   Events   NPMA on Demand   Public Policy   my.NPMAPestWorld.org    

 




NEWS FROM NATIONAL


Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) Addresses NPMA
NPMA
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy – the second highest-ranking member of the 435-member body – addressed NPMA members at the Tuesday lunch at NPMA Legislative Day on Tuesday, March 17. A small business owner before he was elected to Congress in 2006 to represent a Bakersfield, CA area district, Leader McCarthy is deeply committed to eliminating unnecessary paperwork requirements and other government regulation and increasing government efficiency.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
NPMA Board of Directors Approves Pollinator BMPs
NPMA
On March 14, the NPMA Board of Directors amended and approved the Pollinator Best Management Practices (BMPs) during the annual Legislative Day Board of Directors meeting. The BMPs were developed in response to a rapidly changing regulatory landscape to provide guidance for our members to minimize incidental effects on honey bees and other pollinators around structures. The Pollinator BMPs were drafted by NPMA staff and thoroughly reviewed by the Technical and Public Policy Committees, as well as members of APSCRO (Association of State Pest Control Regulatory Officials). To read the Pollinator Best Management Practices, please click here.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Happy Termite Awareness Week!
NPMA
Termite Awareness Week runs March 15-21. As many in the industry know, termites cause over $5 billion in property damage each year. Have you thought about how to share this and other facts about termite prevention and inspections with your customers? PPMA will be tweeting all week to bring awareness about termites to the general public. Join us in sharing the information by using #TermiteWeek.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




2015 U.S. Bugs Without Borders Survey
NPMA
NPMA is conducting a survey with the University of Kentucky once again to learn about the industry’s most recent experiences with bed bugs. We want to know what’s happening with this pest in your business and in your community. The results will identify trends to help professionals better understand the latest findings with bed bugs and they will be shared with the media and the public as education on society’s new norms with this pest. In order to ensure we have the most meaningful data available, we need wide-spread industry involvement from pest management companies operating in the United States. Please participate! We ask that you complete the survey as soon as possible but by no later than March 20th. Survey results will be shared this spring.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Introducing PollinatorFacts.org
NPMA
NPMA understands the importance that all pollinators and specifically bees play in the nation's food supply chain. Therefore we have made pollinator health an industry priority. With the help of our member companies we have worked diligently to develop training, resources, consumer fact sheets and educational materials to promote bee health in a variety of settings.

PollinatorFacts.org is a new exclusive site for NPMA members to access information that will assist you in understanding national, state and local pollinator issues. Additionally, this site is intended to provide you with resources and information to help educate your employees and your customers.

We hope that you find these resources helpful in your understanding of bee health and encourage you to share with your colleagues. Should you ever have questions in regards to pollinator protection, efforts that NPMA has taken to date or would like to share thoughts and suggestions don't hesitate to call us at 800.678.6722 or email us at npma@pestworld.org.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




Thank You for Participating in the NPMA Gives Program
NPMA
Several companies have recently announced their participation in NPMA Gives, a program created by NPMA to provide its members with a way to recognize their contributions to their communities. The following companies recently committed to donating one percent of their annual net profit in 2015 through either monetary, product or service contributions in an attempt to give back to our community:
  • Cooper Pest Solutions – Lawrence Township, NJ

Click here to sign up for the NPMA Gives Program and to view the full list of participants.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


PWIPM Now Accepting Nominations for the Professional Empowerment Grant
NPMA
PWIPM is now accepting nominations for their annual Professional Empowerment Grant. This grant will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. This grant may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their career or education in the pest management industry. The grant will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Nashville, TN in October 2015. Click here for more details and requirements.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




Invasive Termite Seized
NPMA
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Philadelphia recently found invasive drywood termites inside wooden produce packaging from the Dominican Republic. A total of 63 live termites from the genus Cryptotermes, which are native to the West Indies, were seized by CBP in two shipments and identified by a USDA entomologist. If these drywood termites passed through customs unchecked, they potentially could have caused problems at their final destination. Unlike subterranean termites, the biology and behavior of drywood termites allows them to survive and potentially thrive in areas in which they are not native. Drywood termite colonies are typically small and subsist within structural or other timbers without maintaining a soil contact.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

PEST PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Subterranean Termites

As one of your benefits of NPMA membership you are able to download professional pest photos for free at my.npmapestworld.org. Contact npma@pestworld.org if you have any trouble logging in to the site.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


HEARD ON THE HILL


State Legislative Update
NPMA
Below are a summary of notable bills filed recently that NPMA has been tracking and/or acting on:

North Carolina S. 225 – Pollinator Report
On March 2015 the North Carolina legislature introduced S. 225 relating to Pollinator Health. Pollinator health is a very active issue in Federal and State governments, and we continue to closely monitor all pollinator related activity. If enacted S. 225 would require the Department of Agriculture to study pollinator health and submit a report with their findings by March 1, 2016.

Arkansas H.B. 2001 – De-Regulation Legislation
On March 9, 2015 the Arkansas legislature introduced H.B. 2001 relating to promoting economic growth through drastic deregulation legislation. H.B. 2001 is a substitute bill for the previously introduced H.B. 1158. The bills remain very similar, and if enacted could lead to state deregulation of the structural pest management industry. De-regulation could lead to unqualified and dangerous applicators jeopardizing public health and also prompt Federal intervention. The Arkansas Pest Management Association and NPMA are working closely to amend the current legislation to exempt the structural pest management industry.

Oregon H.B. 3482 – Pesticide Public Applicator Usage and Reporting
On March 9, 2015 the Oregon legislature introduced H.B. 3482 relating to public applicator usage and reporting. If enacted, H. 3482 would require heightened reporting requirements by applicators, and enhanced record keeping by state agencies and municipalities.

New Hampshire S.B. 125 – Mold Assessment License Requirements
On March 5, 2015 the New Hampshire state legislature introduced NH S.B. 125, Mold Assessment License Requirements. If enacted this legislation would require those professionals providing residential mold assessment and other remedial tasks to become certified and licensed by the joint board. Individuals that hold a current New Hampshire pesticide applicator license are exempt.

Indiana Proposed Rule 15-1 – Pesticide Liability Insurance
On March 5, 2015 the Indiana State Chemist published a proposed Rule 15-1 concerning pesticide business liability insurance. This rule would amend the Indiana code to reduce the amount of liability insurance required for a pesticide business license from $500,000 to $300,000.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


WEEKLY HEADLINES


Leading Entomologist Marla Spivak: 'We Can Have Both Pesticides and Pollinators'
Genetic Literacy Project
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Cancer Expert To MoCo: Not Enough Science To Know If Pesticides Pose Health Risk
BethesdaNow
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Rutland County Pesticide Company to Pay $70,000 Penalty
VT Digger
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


California and Texas Hold Top Spots in Terminix Ranking of Most Termite-Ridden Cities
ServiceMASTER
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...


FEATURE ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Termite Awareness: Signs of Infestation Require an Inspection
The Star-Ledger
Termites have an important purpose in the ecosystem. As decomposers, their role is to eat down dead trees and help keep forests moist and fertile. They take this work seriously, chewing wood nonstop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
38 Percent of Small Businesses Are Ignoring a Huge Liability Coming in October
The Huffington Post
Here's what I'm used to doing: I walk into a typical coffee shop. I order coffee. I hand over my credit card. The person behind the counter swipes it. I decline the receipt. I'm out the door. It's fast and simple. You too? Well, that's all about to change for both of us. 

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Peek Inside PestWorld Magazine
NPMA
PestWorld, NPMA’s bi-monthly magazine, offers an in-depth look at industry trends. Regular columns include a look at innovative business practices in the industry, regulatory updates, and sales and marketing opportunities. Take a look at what’s inside the March/April 2015 issue.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


FOR YOUR BUSINESS


How to Grab the Attention of Your Ideal Customer
Inc.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Why Don't Things Get Done Around Here?
By Anne Rose
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


6 Keys to a Winning Team
LinkedIn
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


The Most Important Change You Can Make to Prepare for 2020
Inc.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Allgood Pest Solutions Sells Jacksonville Branch
Allgood Pest Solutions
Allgood Pest Solutions has sold its Jacksonville branch to the parent company of Bug Out Service, expanding Bug Out Service’s reach in Northeast Florida.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Copesan Raises Over $9,500 for Pest Management Scholarships and Research
Copesan
Copesan and Syngenta teamed up to raise dollars for two nationally recognized organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the industry during Copesan’s annual conference held Feb. 10-12 in St. Augustine, Florida.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Sprague Pest Solutions Professionals Earn National and Company Recognition
Sprague Pest Solutions
A quartet of Sprague Pest Solutions service professionals have earned recognition for their dedication and professional prowess in solving their clients’ pest management problems.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Terminix Tags onto NPMA's Termite Awareness Week
Terminix
Terminix recently released its annual ranking of the most termite-infested cities in the country. Cities in California and Texas dominated the list, earning six of the top 10 spots.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


VPMA Names Paul Bello Certified WDI Inspector Program Instructor
Virginia Pest Management Association
The Virginia Pest Management Association named Paul Bello as the incoming Certified Wood Destroying Insect Inspector Program instructor after the retirement of former instructor, Dr. George Rambo.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
July 15-17, 2015 Academy 2015 Henderson, NV

  To view the calendar of events, click here.
 


The Heart of the System

Is a Pump-Tec pump. Replace your gas engine with a 12Volt system today. Click here for a guide.


It's insulation season!

Click here for to ask for a quote from Service Partners on cellulose, fiberglass or equipment!


WELCOME NEW NPMA MEMBERS

•4Most Innovations, LLC






ePestWorld
NPMA |10460 North Street |Fairfax, VA 22030 |703-352-6762 |703-352-3031
npma@pestworld.org |www.npmapestworld.org
Copyright ©2014. All Rights Reserved.

Be sure to add us to your address book or safe sender list so our emails get to your inbox. Learn how.

This edition of ePestWorld was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
March 10, 2015
March 3, 2015
Feb 28, 2015 blast






7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063