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NPMA Membership Renewals
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NPMA membership renewals are underway! If you have not received your invoice please contact us at 703-352-6762. For a full list of benefits you receive as an NPMA member, click here.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Last Chance to Submit Your Nominations for NPMA Awards
Submission deadline has been extended to Aug. 29!

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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.
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NPMA's Diversity Committee Launches Survey to Identify Member Needs
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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.
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Attend These Upcoming Webinars
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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
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.

Managing the Unmanageable: Considerations for Control of the Brown Dog Tick
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Phil Kaufman, University of Florida
Click here for full description and registration.

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Reach Out to Your Customers This Fall Through Pest Gazette
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The Pest Gazette is a newsletter NPMA created to help our members reach out to their customers. The Fall issue of Pest Gazette will give your customers and prospects a description of the various types of pests that may take over their homes during the season. The Pest Gazette is customizable with your logo and has a location to create your own article or use one written by NPMA. To view a quick video on how to get started, click here. To begin your order, click here.
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Peek Inside PestWorld Magazine
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PestWorld, NPMA’s bi-monthly magazine, offers an in-depth look at industry trends. Regular columns include a look at innovative business practices in the industry, regulatory updates, and sales and marketing opportunities.

Take a look at what’s inside the September/October 2014 issue:
  • Succession Planning: Buying or Selling a Business
  • Your Team: What You Don’t Know Really Can Hurt You
  • Important Steps to Make Your Company More Profitable
  • 5 Reasons Telematics Systems are Essential Cost Savers for Vehicle Fleets of Any Size
  • And more!
Click here to view the magazine. To submit an article or find out more about this publication, contact Janay Rickwalder.

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Join NPMA Fantasy Football Leagues
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Are you ready for some football? NPMA is excited to announce that it will again be hosting fantasy football leagues for member companies. Join in the competition today and take your team to the NPMA Fantasy Football Superbowl. There are three leagues available, just click on the links below to sign up as a team manager and let the games begin!

PestWorld #1-Team is full!
PestWorld #2
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A Peek Into the Future of Termiticides?
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The active ingredients available for use in pre- and post-construction soil treatment have proven to be effective and easy to apply; however, that doesn’t mean there isn’t always a push towards the future and what could drive the next-generation of termite control strategies. Researchers from Louisiana State University and Xavier University, led by Dr. Lucas Veillon, have been investigating the possibility of using myo-inositol (a compound sold as a dietary supplement) and phytic acid (a common compound in plant tissue) as toxicants to the Formosan subterranean termite, Coptotermes formosanus. Both compounds are non-toxic to mammals, yet were toxic to Formosan termites within two weeks of feeding on treated filter paper, provided high enough concentrations of the compounds were present. Interestingly, the number of endosymbionts that help termites break down and obtain nutrition from cellulose were reduced after termites were fed myo-inositol. The applicability of these compounds as active ingredients in termiticides may or may not be realized over the coming years, but at the very least, entomologists are amassing more and more knowledge about termite biology and behavior that will lead to new solutions over time.

This paper, titled,"myo-Inositol and Phytate Are Toxic to Formosan Subterranean Termites (Isoptera: Rhinotermitidae)" was published in the most recent edition of the Journal of Economic Entomology. Click here to read this paper. Please note, only ESA members will have access to this paper.

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HEARD FROM THE HILL


EPA Approves ASPCRO Guidance on Label Pollinator Language
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The Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) has received a response from EPA to a document submitted in April, seeking guidance for interpreting the new pollinator protection box and use directions on neonicotinoid labels. In EPA’s late July response, the agency confirmed that the ASPCRO guidance letter reflects the appropriate interpretation of the pollinator protective labeling. Click here to view a copy of the EPA response and here to view the original ASPCRO guidance letter.
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Maine Board of Pesticides Control Adopts Pesticide Applicator Rulemaking
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The Maine Board of Pesticides Control recently adopted 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. Click here to read the rulemaking, which goes into effect on Sept. 11.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Pesticide Bill Aimed at Protecting Honey Bees Awaits Gov. Brown's Signature
KCBX-FM
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Federal Judge Declares New Kauai GMO, Pesticide Law Invalid
KHON-TV
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


4 Old School Business Practices That Still (And Will Always) Work
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Both Leadership and Management are the Foundations of Success
By Betty Boyd
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Should You Pay Your Employees for Overtime?
By Catherine Iste
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Why (And How) You Should Befriend Your Competitors
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4 Ways to Keep Your Email Marketing Alive
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Rich Kalik Joins Specialty Products Consultants, LLC
Specialty Products Consultants, LLC
Rich Kalik has joined the market research firm Specialty Products Consultants, LLC (SPC). Rich brings more than 20 years' experience in the specialty (non-crop) market segments to the organization.
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NJPMA Ice-Bucketing for Charity
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Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Solutions, Garry Milsom of Delsea Termite and Pest Control and a USDA-APHIS-Wild Life Services volunteer getting ice-bucketed for charity. Ryan Bradbury of Viking Termite & Pest Control helped do the soaking. Event occurred on Aug. 21 at the 67th Annual Clinic, Trade Show & Clambake that was attended by over 500 people and 51 exhibitors.
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IN MEMORIAM


In Memoriam
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Vern Toblan
Vern Toblan, longtime NPMA member and executive director of Pi Chi Omega, passed away on Aug. 23 at the age of 84. At Vern's request, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and mailed to R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, DE 19711. Read more.

Ronald Harp
Ronald Harp, owner of AntEco Pest Control in Rochester Hills, passed away on Aug. 14 at the age of 42. Read more.

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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
Couple in Bed Bug Case Suing Insurance Company (WPTZ-TV)
Oregon Bee Deaths Not From Pesticides (Salem-News.com)
Rats On Planes — A Distressingly Common Problem (The Wall Street Journal)
Police Warn of Dangers of Using Banned Pesticides After Dubai Tenant Dies (The National)
Labor Department: Bees Are the No. 1 Bug Killer of Workers (The Wall Street Journal)

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