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NPMA Annual Membership Meeting Proxy
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NPMA's Annual Membership Meeting will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23 immediately preceding the General Session and Industry Awards Presentation. During this meeting, all active members will be asked to vote on a bylaws change. Today all members will receive an email containing the request for proxy. If you are not able to attend this meeting, please view that email and grant your proxy to NPMA Secretary of the Board Bryan Cooksey III.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
The PestWorld 2014 Mobile App is LIVE!
Sponsored by Syngenta

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It’s here! The mobile app created just for PestWorld 2014 is now live. Download it for free to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Once installed, you will have instant access to awesome features, like:
  • The full event schedule and customizable agenda
  • Detailed info about speakers and exhibitors
  • Social sharing with other attendees
  • Notifications of important updates
  • And more!
Ready to get started? To download you can click here from your device, use the provided QR code, or search for “NPMA Events” in the iTunes store or Play store. Questions? Contact us at npma@pestworld.org.
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Attend These Upcoming Webinars
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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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Webinar: Pollinators, Neonics...What PMPs Need to Know!
NPMA
Last Wednesday, the NPMA On Demand Webinar Series focused on pollinator health and NPMA’s efforts regarding pollinator awareness. The webinar was presented by Dr. Rick Fell, Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and NPMA pollinator health advisor, as well as members of the NPMA and PPMA public policy and public affairs team. For those that were unable to attend, a recording of the webinar is now available online. Also, don’t forget, you can access pollinator training at the NPMA Online Learning Center.
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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 Survey report. Only 53 percent of urban streams contained pesticides exceeding the Aquatic Life Benchmark for the decade spanning 1992-2001. As NPMA continues to pursue industry stewardship initiatives we'd like to underscore the importance of this report as it relates to steps that PMPs and all other applicators can take to mitigate runoff.

Click here to read a full copy of the report.

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Estimating Drywood Termite Spread and Damage in an Island Environment
NPMA
The West Indian drywood termite, Cryptotermes brevis, is a wood-destroying pest that has been discovered living in tropical and sub-tropical environments worldwide, especially in coastal locations. This termite lives within dry, sound wood and entire colonies can be contained in pieces of wood as small as a picture frame. The cryptic nature of drywood termites, coupled with their economic importance and ability to be spread by humans, has made them a significant pest and focus of a new research paper. A large proportion of structures in the Azores archipelago, a chain of islands in the Atlantic Ocean with a population of 250,000, are infested with the West Indian drywood termite. A team of scientists estimated the current scope of infestation and estimated the cost of treating ($67 million) or rebuilding all infested structures ($225 million). They also predicted the future range of C. brevis in the Azores by using local and global weather data and population trends. Future treatment and repair estimates were calculated to be eight times the current values, largely due to the ease in which drywood termites can be spread (via furniture, structural timbers) and difficulty in detecting their presence before damage has occurred.

This paper, “Potential distribution and cost estimation of the damage caused by Cryptotermes brevis (Isoptera: Kalotermitidae) in the Azores” was authored by O. Guerriero et al. and published in the August 2014 volume of the Journal of Economic Entomology.

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Attend the PestWorld 2014 Golf Tournament
Hosted by FPMA
Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course for the PestWorld 2014 Golf Tournament, hosted by the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA). Click here to register and here to learn more about the golf course.



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HEARD FROM THE HILL


Seattle City Council Approves Resolution Banning Neonicotinoids on City Property
NPMA
The Seattle City Council yesterday unanimously approved a resolution banning the purchase and use of neonicotinoid pesticides on city property. NPMA joined Washington State PMPs in contacting Councilmembers in opposition to the measure. Legislative bodies in Eugene, Oregon; Shorewood, Minnesota; and Spokane, Washington previously passed similar legislation. Click here to read the resolution.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Agencies Meet for Close-Up Look at Whether Pesticides Harm Bees
The Modesto Bee
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Lyme Study Highlights Why Small Mammals Spread Disease
Poughkeepsie Journal
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EPA Doesn't Need to Change Pesticide Labels
Courthouse News Service
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Unprecedented Verdict: Peanut Executive Guilty in Deadly Salmonella Outbreak
CNN
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Aspiring Filmmaker and Pest Control Manager Challenges Bonamici: US House Races in Oregon
The Oregonian
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


Multi-Tasking Will Kill You
LinkedIn
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6 Ways to Keep Your Top-Performing Millennials on Board
Women & Co.
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Manager or Leader — Which is Best?
By Anne Rose
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Blow Your Horn, Toot Your Flute and Watch Your Sales Soar
By Fred Berns
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


IPCA Conference Was a Success!
Illinois Pest Control Association
The Illinois Pest Control Association recently held their Fall Conference in Springfield, Illinois. Pest Professionals from across the state and around the region attended this premiere event to learn about topics ranging from bed bug control to proper stewardship techniques. In addition to a packed session room, IPCA thanks and appreciates the vendors and sponsors that attended.
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Ed 'Ski' Szymanski Joins Nisus Corporation
Nisus Corporation
Nisus Corporation recently announced the hiring of Ed "Ski" Szymanski as Area Manager for the South Central and Mountain regions of the U.S.
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Zoëcon Professional Products Hires Mike Leahy as East Central Regional Sales Manager
Central Life Sciences
The Zoëcon Professional Products (ZPP) division of Central Life Sciences recently announced the hiring of Mike Leahy, to the position of East Central regional sales manager.
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IN MEMORIAM


In Memoriam: Tom Meany
NPMA
Tom Meany, former NPMA Board Member and owner of Orange County and Riverside County Pest Control and Termite, passed away on Sept. 15 at the age of 75.
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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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