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Duel in the Desert Golf Tournament Results Announced
Thank you to those who participated in the Duel in the Desert Golf Tournament at Academy 2014! We had a great time with you and the support given to the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund was very appreciated. Because of your participation, we are one step closer to our goals! Click here to view the results.
Spencer Pest Services Receives NPMA Gives Award
NPMA is proud to announce Spencer Pest Services as the recipient of the first NPMA Gives award! The NPMA gives award was created earlier this year and recognizes members who have gone above and beyond in their community philanthropy. We received many applications for this inaugural award and would like to thank everyone for the contributions you make to your communities every day. Click here to learn more about the NPMA Gives program.
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Register Today for PestWorld 2014
In just a few months, Orlando Florida will play host to PestWorld 2014. PestWorld is the premier destination for networking, education, products and research in the pest management industry. Visit http://www.npmapestworld.org/pestworld2014 for more details and registration.
Chikungunya in Florida: The Virus Has Landed
The first locally acquired case of the mosquito-borne virus chikungunya in the United States has been confirmed. Public health officials in two counties in southern Florida, Palm Beach County and Miami Dade County, have confirmed the presence of chikungunya in at least two residents. People infected with chikungunya have turned up in several states over the past few months, but all of those previous infections were determined to have occurred while the person was traveling in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, or abroad.
Chikungunya is usually transmitted by two Aedes (A. albopictus and A. aegypti) mosquitoes, both of which are primarily daytime biters. After being bitten by an infected mosquito, most people will experience some form of symptoms starting 3 to 7 days later. Symptoms range can include headache, joint pain, muscle pain, rashes, and fever. Although there is no specific treatment for chikungunya, symptoms typically subside within a week, though lingering joint pain can last for months. Children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are at a risk for more severe symptoms related to chikungunya exposure.
NPMA Women of Excellence Award: Call For Nominations
NPMA's Women of Excellence Award recognizes women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way. The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry — PMP's, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry.
An independent judges' panel will select one award recipient who will be recognized at PestWorld 2014, October 21-24 in Orlando, Fla.
Click here to nominate a candidate today!
NPMA Now Accepting Nominations for Young Entrepreneur Award
NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the Young Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Rentokil.
This is the third year NPMA will recognize young entrepreneurs 40 years or younger working in the professional pest management industry. Applicants will have demonstrated an ability to create or develop an industry innovation or brought a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Nominations may be submitted online. Self-nominations will be accepted as well. All nominations must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 15, 2014.
Applicants will be evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts on:
The panel of judges will select one award recipient who will be announced during PestWorld 2014 Oct. 21-24 in Orlando.
- Notable contributions made to his or her company in a management level capacity
- Contributions to the pest management industry
- Personal leadership and community involvement
SBA Proposes to Increase Small Business Size Standard for Pest Control Service Industry
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently proposed rulemaking increasing the small business size standards for the pest control service industry from $10 million to $11 million. The inflationary revision is the first such change since 2008, although the pest control service industry size standard was adjusted from $7 million to $10 million in early 2013 as part of a comprehensive review of all size standards. Click here to read more information.
Maine Board of Pesticides Control Propose Multiple Pesticide Applicator Rulemakings
The Maine Board of Pesticides Control (MBPC) recently proposed rulemaking requiring commercial applicators making outdoor treatments to residential properties to implement a system, based on Board approved methods, to positively identify the property of their customers. The rulemaking is similar to a nonbinding policy the Board adopted several years ago.
Separate rulemakings proposed by the MBPC reduce the time period a person must wait before re-taking a commercial applicator exam they have failed from 14 days to 6 days and add to the list of categories that require posting.
The MBPC will hold a hearing on the proposals on Aug. 8 and accept comments until Aug. 22. Click here to read more.
NRDC Petitions EPA to Commence Special Review for Neonicotinoid Pesticides
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) recently petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to request that the Agency commence a Special Review for six specific neonicotinoid pesticides - dinotefuran, acetamiprid, clothianidin, thiacloprid, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam - based on the risk that NRDC believes this class of pesticides poses to honey bees and native bees.
The request effectively seeks to expedite EPA's ongoing evaluation of neonicotinoid insecticides. Click here to read an analysis of the petition.
Feds Phase Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Wildlife Refuges
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Stuart Aust, president and CEO of Bug Doctor, Inc., is proud to announce the launch of a new division, Restoration Doctor.
Capital Risk Underwriters Names Allen Fugler as Director of Risk Management
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Michael Schmidt, President of Orlando-based Capital Risk Underwriters, Inc. (CRU) has announced the addition of Allen Fugler as Director of Risk Management.
Arrow Exterminators Announces the Strategic Acquisition of Alchemy Pest Control
Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the acquisition of Alchemy Pest Control, a company specializing in residential and commercial pest control.
NEPMA's 2014 Golf Tournament & Awards BBQ
NEPMA's 2014 Golf Tournament & Awards BBQ is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough, Massachusetts. Click here for more information.
To view the calendar of events, click here.
Greg Baumann Joins Nisus Corporation to Lead Technical and Regulatory Departments (Nisus Corporation)
Pesticide Ban to Go Back on Ballot in November (Seacoastonline.com)
Making Hard Decisions: When Leaders Should Say Yes and No (By Scott Steinberg)
Lawsuit Demands California Stop Approving Pesticides that Harm Honeybees (Reuters)
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