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Professional Pest Management Alliance Announces New Executive Director
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The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) today announced that Cindy Mannes has accepted the position of executive director. Mannes was Executive Director of PPMA from 2001-2008 before leaving to work as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer of Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators.
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Mark Your Calendars for PestWorld 2015
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Mark your calendars now for PestWorld 2015, October 20-23 in Nashville, TN! With targeted information on the latest products, services, technologies, and business applications, PestWorld is the destination for networking, education, products, and research in the pest management industry. Make plans to join over 3,000 of your pest management peers and register today! Click here for more details and registration.

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Bed Bug Awareness Week
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A reminder to the industry that Bed Bug Awareness Week will be observed June 7-14. The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) created this observance – and others – to help educate consumers about protection from pests and the importance of working with pest management professionals. All industry companies are encouraged to post, pin, and Tweet using #bedbugweek. Together, our voice about this pest will be heard.
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QualityPro Manager Training Exclusively Available for Free to QualityPro Certified Companies
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Great managers make for a great company! QualityPro is excited to announce the first ever, supervisor training specific for pest management professionals. The interactive QualityPro Manager Training, an animated course with a completion certificate, is now part of the set of valuable resources exclusively available to certified companies at www.qualityprotools.org/manager-training.
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NPMA Free Webinar Series
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Creative Advertising in Pest Management Survey
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension's Pesticide Safety Education Program is seeking pest management professionals who would be interested in participating in their Pest Management Professional Advertising survey. UNL hopes that you will set aside a few minutes to participate in this brief web survey, which will provide them with valuable feedback about what type of advertising is most effective when selling pesticide products, and how pest control companies determine their advertising strategies. Please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M632JSM if you'd be interested and willing to take this survey, and fill out the requested information. From this list, UNL will select a random sample of individuals to actually complete the survey, but everyone who expresses interest will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.
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Insecticide Resistance in Disparate Populations of the Lesser Mealworm
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A research team, led by Dr. Narinderpal Singh of Rutgers University, recently published a research paper that explored levels of insecticide resistance and cross-resistance in lesser mealworms (Alphitobius diaperinus). Lesser mealworm populations were collected from two poultry farms in Arkansas: one that had a history of insecticide use over the last 10 years and one that did not have insecticides used during that span. The hypothesis was that the population on the farm with insecticides used would be more likely to have insecticide resistance than the other population. Adults and 7th instar larvae were tested for resistance to a pyrethroid, cyfluthrin, and an organophosphate, tetrachlorvinphos. The mealworm population from the farm with a history of insecticide usage was resistant to both compounds while the other population was susceptible to both. There was no cross-resistance found and both populations were similarly susceptible to chlorfenapyr, imidaclorprid, and spinosad.

This paper was published in the most recent volume of the Journal of Economic Entomology under the title, “Baseline susceptibility and cross-resistance in adult and larval Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) collected from poultry farms in Arkansas”

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PEST PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Stink Bug Nymphs and Eggs

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.
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HEARD ON THE HILL


Final Clean Water Rule Released: Defines "Waters of the U.S."
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On Wednesday May 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers released the final Clean Water rule (final rule). The final rule broadly defines waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) and expands those waters that fall within the federal government’s regulatory jurisdiction pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule was first published in the Federal Register in April 2014 for public comment, which, after two extensions, closed in November 2014. The final rule will go into effect 60 days after the final rule is published.
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EPA Proposed Rule: Pesticide Label Restrictions to Protect Managed Bees
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On Friday May 29, the EPA published a proposal to mitigate exposure to managed bees from pesticide products from foliar applications. The EPA’s proposal would prohibit the foliar application of acutely toxic products (neonicotinoids) during bloom for locations with bees on-site and under contract. Current neonicotinoid product labels contain a 48 hour notice exception, which will be removed from the label. This proposal was detailed in the President’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators released last week. The proposal is very limited to foliar applications when managed pollinators are on the property under contract. NPMA will be submitting comments within the 30 day timeline allotted by the EPA.
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OSHA: June 1, 2015 HazCom - 2012 Deadline, Transition from MSDS to SDS
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As of June 1, the Hazard Communication Standard will require chemical manufacturers, distributors and importers to provide safety data sheets (SDS). Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to have transitioned from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to the globally harmonized SDS. OSHA published guidance on the transition and compliance with the June 1, 2015 deadline. OSHA recognizes that in certain situations the transition will not be 100 percent complete and have requested that all manufacturers and importers make “good faith efforts” and act with “reasonable diligence” in transitioning to SDS.

PMP’s should begin to see more SDS, but should remain flexible and document training materials that train employees on both MSDS and SDS sheets. NPMA will continue to monitor guidance from OSHA, specifically concerning users of chemicals and will update the OSHA toolbox with necessary documents and guidance.

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New York Issued $6,750 in Local Pesticide Fines Last Year
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Environmental authorities fined five local businesses $6,750 for violating state pesticide laws in 2014. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation assessed the penalties for various lapses, including selling unregistered pesticides, inadequate training and missing liability insurance.

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NPMA Launches Search for Next CEO
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NPMA is recruiting qualified individuals interested in serving as the association’s next CEO. Information about the position and how to apply can be found by clicking here.

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New Survey Finds Bed Bug Infestations Spike During Summer Months
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NPMA and the University of Kentucky recently released the results of their biennial Bugs Without Borders survey, which surveys U.S. pest professionals on the prevalence of bed bugs in Americans' daily lives. The 2015 survey found that bed bug infestations in the United States continue at high rates, with 99.6 percent of respondents having treated for bed bugs in the past year.

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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Parasite Infects Young Honey Bees, May Contribute to 'Colony Collapse'
NBC News
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EPA Plans Temporary Pesticide Restrictions While Bees Feed
The Associated Press via Manufacturing.net
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Lyme Disease Cases Down So Far, but Ticks Are Set to Gorge
Portland Press Herald
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California Is Finally Getting Serious About Pesticides Near Schools
The Nation
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The 9 Biggest Home Repair Scams
TIME
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


10 Blog Topics your Business Should be Talking About
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How To Build Winning Teams
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Do Just 1 Thing to Increase Productivity
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Which Is the Best Social Media Site for Your Business?
By Emma Fitzpatrick
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Pi Chi Omega Executive Director Opportunity
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Pi Chi Omega, the Professional Pest Management Fraternity, is currently seeking applications for its Executive Director position. Additional information regarding this position is available at www.pichiomega.org.
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IN MEMORIAM


In Memoriam: Blanton Whitmire
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Blanton Whitmire, president of Whitmire Research Laboratories, an innovator in the pest-control field, passed away on May 24 at the age of 97.
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