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The NPMA Board of Directors Election Ends TODAY at 11:59 PM ET
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Participate in selecting your association's leadership! All primary contacts for NPMA Regular Members are eligible to vote in the 2014-2015 Board of Director elections and have been sent electronic ballots. You must click on the secure link on your ballot to vote. Please note, your vote is completely secure. Neither NPMA nor our third party vendor is able to see which candidates you selected in this election. Thank you in advance for your input in the governance of your association. As always, if you have any questions, please contact NPMA at npma@pestworld.org.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Attend These Upcoming NPMA Webinars
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What Is Not Along the Wall
Wednesday, April 16, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Al St. Cyr, Clark Pest Control
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Using Social Media for Pest Management Profits
Wednesday, May 14, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by John Wayne Zimmerman, Founder & Chief Imagination Officer, Social Experts
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The Most Successful Companies Do This in Their Social Marketing
Wednesday, May 28, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by John Wayne Zimmerman, Founder & Chief Imagination Officer, Social Experts
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Fed or Unfed: Does It Affect Insecticide Susceptibility in Bed Bugs?
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Feeding status, defined as whether a bed bug (Cimex lectularius) had recently taken a bloodmeal (fed) or was unfed, was identified as a possible factor in preventing, or delaying mortality after insecticide exposure by Dr. Dong-Hwan Choe and Kathleen Campbell, of the University of California – Riverside. Fed and unfed bed bugs were exposed to fresh and aged deposits of deltamethrin, chlorfenapyr, and an imidacloprid-cyfluthrin combination, and their mortality was measured periodically afterward. Fed bed bugs showed delayed mortality, that is, they were able to survive significantly longer than unfed bed bugs when exposed to fresh and aged chlorfenapyr and aged deltamethrin. However, by the end of the evaluation period, mortalities for fed and unfed bed bugs were similarly high. There was not a significant difference in mortality between fed and unfed bed bugs exposed to the imidacloprid-cyfluthrin combination, nor for the fresh deltramethrin.

The research from this paper, "Effect of Feeding Status on Mortality Response of Adult Bed Bugs (Hemiptera: Cimicidae) to Some Insecticide Products," was published in the most recent volume of the Journal of Economic Entomology.

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HEARD FROM THE HILL


Global Harmonized System Changes to Pesticide Labels and Safety Data Sheets
CDPR
This notice establishes the Department of Pesticide Regulation's position regarding recent changes in the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, particularly with regard to human hazard signal words, hazard statements, and pictograms on product labels. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration aligned its Hazard Communication Standard with GHS and require chemical manufacturers to classify chemicals according to new classification criteria, and update labels and safety data sheets.
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Financial Responsibility Bill Moving Through Missouri General Assembly
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Legislation modifying financial responsibility requirements for Missouri pesticide applicators is moving through the state’s General Assembly. Under Senate Bill 888, the minimum surety bond requirement increases from $25,000 to $50,000. Moreover, the measure states that evidence of financial responsibility does not have be submitted to the Department as a condition for license renewal, although the applicator must provide the policy if requested by the Department. The bill also mandates that the Director be notified of cancellation or reduction of financial responsibility for any applicator or employer of the applicator. To read more about the legislation, click here and go to SB 888 and House Bill 1952.
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Illinois Bill Relaxing State Preemption Law Appears Dead
NPMA
A bill a leading Illinois lawmaker introduced in mid-February rolling back existing state law preempting local governments from regulating pesticides appears dead this legislative session after it failed to move through a a key committee by an important deadline. As introduced, Senate Bill 3565 authorizes counties with a population exceeding two million and municipalities entirely within Cook County with a population over 50,000 to regulate pesticides. Click here to read SB 3565 and related information.
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Temporary Injuries May Be Covered Under ADA
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In January, a federal appeals court ruled that employees with a temporary impairment caused by an injury may be covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act. For more information about the case, visit http://www.bna.com/temporary-impairment-may-n17179881599.

As a member service, NPMA members are entitled to free human resources consultations with Seawright and Associates. Click here for more information.

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EPA Pushes Forward with School IPM Pilot in Washington State
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NPMA recently met with EPA and several other groups to learn more about the School IPM (SIPM) pilot program that was created by the IPM Workgroup of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. While the primary goal of the pilot is widespread adoption of SIPM, specific expectations have yet to be established. However, some indication was given as to next steps when EPA's Region 10 office noted they would like to create a model for school district self-assessment to empower districts to implement SIPM. This self-assessment would include both indoor and outdoor SIPM concerns.

While NPMA has asked EPA to involve PMPs in the overall SIPM pilot program, it is critical at this juncture for PMPs in Washington state to be aware of the SIPM program and become engaged in the process to ensure any model documents created for schools address key implementation issues.

Click here for additional information on the structure of the pilot program as well as EPA's project planning decisions matrix and timeline. For additional questions, please contact Marcia Duke at mduke@pestworld.org.

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State House Rejects Ban on GMO Grass Seed
Greenwich Time
Less than 24 hours after the CT State Senate approved a ban on genetically modified grass seed, the bill failed to sprout in the House, amid criticism that the legislation was premature and was being pushed through without proper public hearings. The bill died in a bipartisan 103-37 rejection, led by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, and Rep. Linda Gentile, D-Ansonia, co-chairman of the legislative Environment Committee, who brought the bill forward for debate.
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Nevada Department of Agriculture Revises Date for Pest Control Rulemaking Workshop
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The Nevada Department of Agriculture recently announced that it will be holding a workshop on April 17 in Las Vegas on proposed rulemaking defining the term "spot treatment"; amending existing requirements governing the submission of wood-destroying pests inspection reports and tagging preconstruction treatments; revising fields of licensing, insurance limits, examination and continuing education requirements for principals and operators; and provisions pertaining to pest control business locations. The Department had previously announced that the workshop would be on April 14. Click here to read the revised notice of the workshop and here to see the latest version of the 69-page proposal.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Pelham Pesticide Operator Pleads Guilty to Charges Related to Georgia Nursing Homes
AL.com
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Improper Pest Management Bugs Food Safety Managers
Food Production Daily
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Viking Pest Control acquires Accent Pest Services, LLC.
Viking Termite and Pest Control

Ryan Bradbury, president of Viking Termite and Pest Control, Inc., headquartered out of Warren, N.J., has announced the acquisition of the accounts of Accent Pest Services, LLC. "We are very excited to continue to develop our rapidly growing footprint in the Southern New Jersey/ Philadelphia marketplace. The customers in this acquisition will blend well with our current business model and we look forward to continuing to provide the clients outstanding customer service," said Bradbury.

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Allgood Pest Solutions Acquires Rich Exterminators
Allgood Pest Solutions
Allgood Pest Solutions recently announced the acquisition of Rich Exterminators, a Lawrenceville, Ga.-based pest control company. Founded by Howard Rich in 1989, Rich Exterminators has a solid reputation and a loyal client base and Allgood Pest Solutions is proud to add the company to their business.
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IN MEMORIAM


Remembering Jon Thomas 'J.T.' Isaacs

Jon Thomas 'J.T.' Isaacs, 68, died Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Dec. 21, 1945, in Lawrence, the son of Fred R. and Mary Breakey Isaacs. J.T. graduated from Lawrence High School, and later became co-owner and operations manager at Schendel Pest Control for over 40 years. He was a member of Breakfast Optimist, and was known as a "master of all trades" who would help anyone.
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


Do You Train Your Employees to Be Leaders?
Training Daily Advisor
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1 Core Principle of Social Media Marketing
Linchi Kwok
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How to Talk to Your Employees About Compensation
Inc.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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EPA Denies Ohio Emergency Exemption for Bed Bugs (NPMA)

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