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 August 12, 2014

Home   About NPMA   Information Central   Membership   Events   NPMA on Demand   Public Policy   Bugstore    

 




NEWS FROM NATIONAL


NPMA's Diversity Committee Launches Survey to Identify Member Needs
NPMA
As part of a long-term plan to understand our members' needs in the areas of diversity and inclusion, NPMA's Diversity Committee has created the following 10-minute survey. The results of this survey will be used to develop tools and resources to help you navigate a continually changing environment as you work to attract, involve, and retain diverse talent pools. Click here to take the survey.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article



THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Last Chance to Submit Your Nominations for NPMA Awards
Submission deadline: August 15

NPMA
There are only a few 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.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Attend These Upcoming Webinars
NPMA
Small Budget Marketing & Google
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Lee Gientke
Click here for full description and registration.

Should OSHA Compliance Keep You Up at Night?
Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by NPMA's Marcia Duke & Matt Coffindaffer
Click here for full description and registration.

The Mobile Revolution – Are You Ready?
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Lee Gientke
Click here for full description and registration.

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.
Click here for full description and registration.

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




PPMA Releases New Data on Repellent Usage
NPMA
In a summer filled with stories about the newly present chikungunya and accounts of West Nile Virus, results of a new survey released yesterday by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) found that less than a quarter (22%) of Americans purchase insect repellent to protect themselves and/or their families from vector-borne disease carried by mosquitoes. More information and additional findings from the study can be found here.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Gene Harrington to be Inducted to PMP Hall of Fame
NPMA
The work of NPMA's public policy team was recognized earlier this week when Pest Management Professional magazine announced that Vice President of Government Affairs Gene Harrington will be inducted into its Hall of Fame in October. Gene's dedication to our industry and steadfast support of NPMA members has been instrumental in getting our message heard by federal, state and local legislative bodies. Please join us in congratulating Gene on a job well done! Click here to read more.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




PPMA Announces New Facebook Promotion
NPMA
PPMA, which provides consumer-education to the general public for NPMA and the industry, has just launched its Summer Bites Sweepstakes on Facebook. The contest, targeting those who are fed up with biting and stinging pests of summer, will reward several new (and lucky) followers with insect-themed gifts. One winner will receive a butterfly pendant in an instantly recognizable blue box and three other individuals will receive trendy bee totes. If you haven’t liked our page yet, now is the perfect time! Consider sharing the news with your customers as well! Anyone following us will automatically receive regular updates on what’s important, trending, and novel about pests.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Registration Now Open for the 2014 Lawn Care Summit
NPMA









Join NPMA and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) for the sixth annual Lawn Care Summit on Dec. 3-5 in Tampa, Florida. Click here for more details and registration.

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




Mosquitoes Taste DEET and Other Repellents
NPMA
Mosquito repellents have been a popular form of personal pest-mitigation for several decades. Until recently, it was believed that DEET (and other repellent compounds) simply interact with odor-recognizing cells inside female mosquitoes and prevent them from landing and feeding. Dr. Jillian Stanford and researchers from Towson University and the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Beltsville, MD, have discovered an interesting physiological twist in the interaction between mosquitoes and repellents. By collaring yellow fever mosquitoes, Aedes agypti, the team was able to attach tiny sensors to the area of a mosquito’s mouthparts that first contacts human skin, and record electrical impulses in response to different repellent compounds. By measuring and comparing cellular activity after exposure to salts, sugars, and repellents (including DEET, picaridin, and others), the scientists determined that at least three sensory cells within the mouthparts were stimulated, one for each of the tested ‘tastes’. This could mean that a mosquito that was undeterred by smelling DEET, may land on someone and then decide against feeding, if the person’s skin tastes like DEET.

The paper, titled, "Gustatory receptor neuron responds to DEET and other insect repellents in the yellow-fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti" was published in the journal Naturwissenschaften.

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




HEARD FROM THE HILL


Pest Control Provision Part of Just Enacted NC Budget
NPMA
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory last week signed 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, further directs the SPCC to post proposed rules on its Web site by August 21st 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.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




PCOC Spearheaded Bill Goes to Gov. Brown
NPMA
The California Senate yesterday cleared and sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his consideration Pest Control Operator of California spearheaded legislation upgrading the Structural Pest Control Board’s examination process. Specifically, Assembly Bill 1685 establishes a computer based system, adds more testing locations throughout California and accelerates the exam modification and grading processes. The measure also allows pest management professionals to electronically convey documents to customers as a means of complying with longstanding consumer information requirements. The 1984 law presently limits conveyance options to first class mail, physically providing the information or posting it in a conspicuous place on the property. Click here to read more about AB 1685.

The Senate also passed and sent to Governor Brown a bill requiring the director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation to regulate the use of carbon monoxide pest control devices and to adopt and enforce regulations to provide for the proper, safe, and efficient use of these devices, as specified. Under Senate Bill 1332, the term “carbon monoxide pest control devices” is defined as any method or instrument using carbon monoxide to prevent, eliminate, destroy, or mitigate burrowing rodent pests. Click here to read the bill.

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


California Dept. of Insurance Proposed Workers' Comp Rulemaking Revises Pest Control Classification
NPMA
The California Department of Insurance recently issued a rulemaking pertaining to 2015 Workers’ Compensation Insurance Classification and Rating Rules that includes language clarifying the Pest Control Classification’s intended application and providing direction as to how related operations shall be classified. Specifically, the proposal expands the Classification to include the use of traps and mechanical devices and establishes a separate Classification category for termite control work. Click here to read more.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article




WEEKLY HEADLINES


Wildlife Refuges Phasing Out GMO Crops, Pesticides
The Grand Island Independent
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Rats On Planes — A Distressingly Common Problem
The Wall Street Journal
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Judge Seems Unmoved by Suit Challenging EPA on Pesticides
San Francisco Chronicle
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Police Warn of Dangers of Using Banned Pesticides After Dubai Tenant Dies
The National
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Couple in Bed Bug Case Suing Insurance Company
WPTZ-TV
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Labor Department: Bees Are the No. 1 Bug Killer of Workers
The Wall Street Journal
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Oregon Bee Deaths Not From Pesticides
Salem-News.com
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


FOR YOUR BUSINESS


An Honest Message From Your IT Guy
LinkedIn
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How Can Managers Become Leaders?
LinkedIn
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


3 Powerful Marketing Tools to Create Customers for Life
By Sydni Craig-Hart
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


How to Build a Respectful Workplace
By D. Albert Brannen
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Arrow Exterminators Internship Program Third Year Success
Arrow Exterminators
As summer winds down and kids go back to school, Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce another year of educating our next generation on the value of professional pest control as well as employment opportunities, through our internship program.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Rollins, Inc. Acquires Virginia-Based PermaTreat Pest Control
Rollins, Inc.
Rollins, Inc. announced recently that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PermaTreat Pest Control Company, Inc. through a tax-free reorganization of PermaTreat's parent, Wilco Enterprises, Inc.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
Oct. 21-24, 2014 PestWorld 2014 Orlando, Florida
Dec. 3-5, 2014 Lawn Care Summit Tampa, Florida
Jan. 7-9, 2015 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, Colorado

  To view the calendar of events, click here.


TRENDING ARTICLES
NPMA Pest Management Foundation Announces the Norman Goldenberg Research Fund (NPMA)
Make Plans to Attend PestWorld 2014 (NPMA)
NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations Announce Joint Initiative (NPMA)
Groups Press New York State to Ban Poisons That Kill Wildlife (The New York Times)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


SPONSORS

 


Gutter & Mosquito Protection

Keeps gutters free flowing, Eliminates Mosquitoes from the gutter. High profit value added product. Easy Installation.


The Heart of the System

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


SUPREME PLUS

Cellulose Insulation with Zone Defense® additive. Keeps your customers' home comfy while helping make you comfy profits!
Click for information.


WELCOME NEW NPMA MEMBERS

•Chaney Pest Management
•Impact Pest Management Solutions
•Lester Inspection Services
•Stephens Pest Control
•Superior Pest Control



THANK YOU NEW QUALITYPRO MEMBERS

•Enviro-Pest Solutions
•The Hitmen Termite & Pest Control
•Craig & Sons Termite/Pest Control
•Advanced Maintenance & Pest Solutions, LLC.
•Estrella Mountain Pest Control
•Bell Pest Control
•Canex Pest Control
•Patton Pest Control
•Bay Pest Control Company, Inc.










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
Aug. 5, 2014
July 29, 2014
July 22, 2014






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