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NPMA Pest Management Foundation Announces the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund
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In its continuing efforts to provide financial support for industry research and pay homage to Norman Goldenberg's enduring industry legacy, NPMA's Pest Management Foundation announced the creation of the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund. Members of the steering committee, which first met at NPMA's Legislative Day have pledged more than $500,000 in contributions; already the industry's most successful research initiative. Click here to read the press release.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
10 Days Left to Submit Your Nominations for NPMA Awards
Submission deadline: August 15

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There are only 10 days left to submit your nominations for the NPMA Women of Excellence Award and the NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award! Click here to learn more about the NPMA Women of Excellence Award and here to learn more about the NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award.
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NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations Announce Joint Initiative
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NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) will partner for the first time to offer a global summit for pest management companies and their clients related to public health pest management and food safety issues. Click here to read the press release.
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Attend These Upcoming Webinars
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Small Budget Marketing & Google
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Lee Gientke
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Should OSHA Compliance Keep You Up at Night?
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by NPMA's Marcia Duke & Matt Coffindaffer
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The Mobile Revolution – Are You Ready?
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Lee Gientke
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Pollinators, Neonics…What PMPs Need to Know!
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Dr. Rick Fell, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and NPMA pollinator health advisor, and members of the NPMA and PPMA public policy and public affairs team.
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Make Plans to Attend PestWorld 2014
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In today's work environment, it is more important than ever to manage your business and work smarter, not harder. Invest in PestWorld 2014 and experience four days jam-packed with tips, tools and contacts you can apply to your business and use immediately back at the office. Click here for more details and registration.

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Bed Bug Response to Host Cues
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A team of scientists, led by Anders Aak of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, recently published their findings about behavioral responses of bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) to host cues, in the journal Physiological Entomology. Adult bed bugs were fed and then released into an arena where they remained without a bloodmeal for several days, during which their behavior was recorded. In the absence of stimuli, 90% of the bed bugs found harborage within the first day, and settled into a ‘routine’ characterized by low levels of movement and activity. During the experiment, two forms of host cues were introduced to elicit bed bug response; carbon dioxide in the form of dry ice, and human stimulation, accomplished by a person sitting next to the arena for 30 minutes. As expected, bed bugs were more active at night and showed an increased response to stimuli during those hours. Females left their harborages more often than males during daylight, and in general, responded stronger to introduced stimuli.

To read the full-text of the paper, titled “Questing activity in bed bug populations: male and female responses to host signals”, can be found here. To read more about bed bugs, click here.

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HEARD FROM THE HILL


In a Reversal, House Passes NPMA-Supported Legislation
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The U.S. House of Representatives last Thursday approved legislation it had failed to pass earlier in the week exempting lawful pesticide applications from bureaucratic, redundant Clean Water Act permitting requirements. While the bill received well over the requisite 218 votes required for passage for both roll calls, it required two-thirds vote under the procedure it was initially brought up under last Monday. NPMA and countless other pesticide applicator and manufacturing groups strongly support the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act and are deeply committed to its enactment into law. Click here to see how your Representative voted last Monday and here to see how he or she voted last Thursday. Click here to read The Hill's story on House passage of the legislation.
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North Carolina General Assembly Includes Pest Control Provision in FY 2015 Budget Legislation
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The North Carolina General Assembly last week approved legislation requiring the Structural Pest Control Committee (SPCC) to adopt rules regarding ancillary activities that may be performed in association with the control of wood-destroying organisms or household pests. Under the measure, the rules must specify the categories of ancillary activities that may be exempted from structural pest control licensing requirements or may be performed by unlicensed persons acting under the direct supervision of a structural pest control licensee including the moving of furniture or bedding, and the cleaning, maintenance, or repair of property. The measure, which is part of the Fiscal Year 2015 state budget that has been forwarded to Governor Pat McCrory for his consideration, further directs the SPCC to post proposed rules on its Web site within two weeks of the date this legislation becomes law and provide notice of the rules.

The budget bill also includes a provision permitting the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to use funds from the Bedding Law Account for the information technology needs of the Structural Pest Control & Pesticides Division. Click here to read more about the legislation.

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Chemical Security Legislation Continues to Move Through Congress
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A key U.S Senate Committee last week approved legislation reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security’s chemical security program for four years. The program, which was established by Congress in October of 2006, has been extended through a series of appropriations bills and continuing resolutions since the fall of 2009. This has created uncertainty for both DHS and the regulated community, which includes some fumigators. The U.S. House of Representatives passed similar legislation by voice vote in mid-July. Click here to read more about H.R. 4007.

In action on related legislation, the House last week passed a bill directing the Secretary of Homeland Security to submit to Congress and the General Accountability Office (GAO) a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of the transportation security card program at enhancing security or reducing security risks for maritime facilities and vessels. The legislation further prohibits the Secretary from issuing a final rule requiring the use of transportation security card readers until: (1) DAO informs Congress that the submission is substantially responsive to the GAO recommendations, and (2) the Secretary issues an updated list of transportation security card readers that are compatible with active transportation security cards. Some fumigators who serve ports are subject to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential or TWIC program, which has been beset by delays and problems with the reliability of the TWIC readers. Click here to read more about H.R. 3202.

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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Groups Press New York State to Ban Poisons That Kill Wildlife
The New York Times
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Shorewood, Minnesota Passes State's First 'Bee-Safe' Policy
Star-Tribune
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


10 Ways to Increase Fan Engagement on Facebook
Tech By the Bay
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3 Leadership Tips for Performance Coaching
By Greg Witz
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Repetition: Making Prospects Remember Your Key Messages
By Joe Latta
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Atlanta Company Acquires PermaTreat
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PermaTreat Pest Control is being acquired by Atlanta's Rollins Inc. The acquisition was completed through a stock merger of PermaTreat's parent, Wilco Enterprises Inc.
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HomeTeam Pest Defense Earns 'Partners of Choice' Award
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HomeTeam Pest Defense has earned the nationally acclaimed “Partners of Choice” award for the fourth consecutive year.
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Advanced Services Pest Control Celebrates 10 Years and $100,000 Raised for Cancer Research
Advanced Services
Advanced Services Pest Control recently celebrated ten years of supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) by raising funds for cancer research and raising awareness for LLS in the greater Augusta, Georgia community.
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Oct. 21-24, 2014 PestWorld 2014 Orlando, Florida
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