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Pollinator Awareness Training Now Available!
NPMA
Over the last year, the landscape regarding pollinator issues has changed dramatically and honey bees and other pollinators have moved to the forefront. In response, NPMA has developed a Pollinator Awareness Training module to give you a baseline of knowledge about pollinators and the issues surrounding them. This online training explores:
  • Who are the pollinators and why they matter
  • The threats to pollinators (with a focus on honey bees)
  • New label language and how it affects exterior applications of neonicotinoids
  • How to effectively communicate the facts to your customers

To begin, log-on to the NPMA Online Learning Center and take the Pollinator Awareness Training. This course will take approximately 25 minutes to complete, plus additional time to finish the quiz. This training is free for members, and upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate.

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Attend These Upcoming Webinars
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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.
Click here for full description and registration.

NPMA Member Benefit Overview: Prescription Drug Card/Virtual Physician Benefit Program
Wednesday, Sept 24, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Jesse Lisson, Manager, Partner Development, Healthiest You
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.

The Mobile Revolution – Are You Ready?
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m. ET, Presented by Lee Gientke
Click here for full description and registration.
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NPMA Hosts Commercial Market Leaders Summit
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Last week, NPMA hosted a “Commercial Market Leaders Summit,” attended by approximately 35 CEOs and senior managers of companies who do significant business in the commercial sector. Through facilitated discussion, the participants identified a variety of ways NPMA and PPMA can better support their businesses, particularly relating to pest management in the food supply chain. A number of the issues relate to codes, standards and regulations. The goal of the meeting was to develop a comprehensive industry plan to address challenges identified by the group. We will have a draft plan available shortly.
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NPMA Member Benefit Highlight: Pest Pictures Library
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As a benefit of membership, NPMA offers a library of pest pictures for members to download and use on their website or marketing materials. To access this library, visit My.NPMAPestWorld.org and log in using your email address and the temporary password "npmamember," then navigate to the Tools & Resources tab and click on Pest Pictures. If you have any questions on this or any of NPMA’s member benefits please contact us at npma@pestworld.org.
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Evaluation of Fumigation as a Control Strategy Against Venomous Spiders
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Brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) and brown widow (Latrodectus geometricus) spiders cause a significant amount of worry amongst homeowners in the areas where they are found (and perhaps just as often, in areas where they aren't found). Spider control often includes a combination of removal, exclusion, and topical and residual pesticide application. However, spider control can be a difficult exercise, especially for mobile spiders within a structure. Breaking away from traditional control strategies, a new research paper, led by spider expert Dr. Rick Vetter, explored the efficacy of a fumigant against brown recluse and brown widow spiders. Vetter and his colleagues evaluated sulfuryl fluoride against these two pest species by introducing the fumigant into a structure with containers of spiders placed throughout it, including at different heights. The sulfuryl fluoride, which reached a dose equivalent to 1.7x the rate used for drywood termites, was successful in killing adult brown widows and brown recluses throughout the structure. Future research will likely focus on the efficacy of fumigants against egg sacs, which are less permeable and susceptible to pesticides than adult spiders.

This research paper, “Exposure of brown recluse and brown widow spiders (Araneae: Sicariidae, Theridiidae) to a commercial sulfuryl fluoride fumigation” was published in the most recent volume of the Journal of Economic Entomology.

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Make Plans to Attend the 2014 Lawn Care Summit
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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.

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NPMA Wants to Know...

NPMA is exploring new opportunities to provide benefits to our members. Recently, a discussion appeared on my.NPMAPestWorld.org suggesting that NPMA partner with a mobile carrier to offer discounted services and products to the membership. Now we need to know which carriers would YOU be interested in seeing NPMA parter with.
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • Other
Vote now!




HEARD FROM THE HILL


NEW OSHA Rule Expands List of Immediately Reportable Injuries
NPMA
Last week, OSHA finalized a new rule, Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements – NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions. Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, all employers operating under the Federal OSHA plan must report any employee who is killed on the job (within 8 hours) or suffers a work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye (within 24 hours). Previously, reporting single hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye was not required. Companies located in states that operate under a state OSHA plan should check with their state’s website for implementation dates.

Those companies that have 10 or fewer employees are not exempt from the requirement to report severe injuries and illnesses. However, they continue to be exempt from the requirement to routinely keep records of worker injuries and illnesses.

Employers can report these events to the nearest OSHA Area Office, the 24-hour OSHA hotline 1-800-321-OSHA, or electronically at www.osha.gov/report_online. NPMA advices you to please check with your state for additional reporting requirements.

For more information about the final rule and a link to the updated list of exempt industries, click here.

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California Gov. Brown Signs Bill Permitting Electronic Conveyance of Consumer Info
NPMA
California Gov. Jerry Brown last week signed into law legislation NPMA helped develop allowing pest management professionals to electronically convey documents to customers as a means of complying with longstanding consumer information requirements. The 1984 consumer disclosure law previously limited conveyance options to first class mail, physically providing the information or posting it in a conspicuous place on the property. Assembly Bill 1685 also contains a Pest Control Operator of California spearheaded provision upgrading the Structural Pest Control Board’s examination process. Click here to read the new law.
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Key House Members Write USDA about Pending AQI Fee Rulemaking
NPMA
The Chairman and Ranking Democrat of a key House Agriculture subcommittee recently wrote U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack expressing concern with and raising questions about a pending Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service rulemaking that adjusts existing and establishes new Agricultural Quarantine Inspection fees including a $375 fee for each fumigation of a regulated commodity at a port of entry. Click here to read the letter.
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House Passes Bill Blocking EPA WOTUS Rulemaking
NPMA
The U.S. House of Representatives last week, by a bipartisan 262-152 vote, passed legislation prohibiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing rulemaking redefining and broadening the definition of the term “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). President Obama has indicated that he would veto the bill. NPMA is concerned that expanding the scope of "waters of the U.S." would subject additional PMPs to CWA permitting requirements for certain pesticide applications. Click here to read the Hill article about the vote and here to see how your member voted.
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Study: Pesticide Levels of Concern in Urban Streams Increasing
NPMA
Largely because of the increased use in cities of fipronil and dichclorvos, 90 percent of urban streams had pesticide levels exceeding a level of concern for fish and water dwelling insects from 2002 to 2011, according to a recently issued U.S. Geological Services report. Only 53 percent of urban streams contained pesticides exceeding the Aquatic Life Benchmark for the decade spanning 1992-2001. Click here to read the report.
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Seattle Set to Consider Neonicotinoid Legislation
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A committee of the Seattle City Council today will consider a resolution banning the purchase or use of any neonicotinoid pesticide on any City-owned or operated land. NPMA contacted members of the Planning, Land Use and Sustainability Committee in opposition to the measure. City councils in Eugene, OR; Spokane, WA; and Shorewood, MN previously approved similar legislation. Click here to read more.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


French Parliament Votes Restrictions on Pesticides
rFI
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There Are More Bedbugs on the Subway
Time Out New York Magazine
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Fall Branch, Tennessee Man Facing Federal Charges Alleging He Used a Restricted Pesticide to Kill Birds
Kingsport Times-News
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Proposals to Ban Chemicals in Natick, Massachusette Need More Work
The MetroWest Daily News
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Mosquito-Borne Viruses Hit Japan and the US
The New York Times
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EPA Settles with DuPont over Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws that Led to Widespread Tree Deaths and Damage
EPA
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Maryland Agency Gives Workers Day Off Due to Bedbugs
The Associated Press via WUSA-TV
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


3 Trends Integral to Marketing Your Business
By Emma Fitzpatrick
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The 4 Reasons Working Relationships Fail
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Bug Doctor Termite and Pest Control featured on CBS Channel 2 News
Bug Doctor Termite and Pest Control
Stuart Aust, President and CEO, and Tim Periard, Vice President of Operations, were recently featured on the CBS Channel 2 Evening News.
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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

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