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PestWorld 2014 Best of Show Contest Results
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NPMA held its 2nd annual Best of Show Contest in the PestWorld 2014 exhibit hall, and we are proud to announce the winners of the three categories. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who exhibited at PestWorld 2014!


10x10 Single Booth: Fleetmatics


In-Line Booth: Brownyard Group


Island Booth: Bayer CropScience


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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
There's Only a Few Days Left to Register for the 2014 Lawn Care Summit and SAVE $50
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There are only a few days left to register at the discounted rate for the 2014 Lawn Care Summit on Dec. 3-5 in Tampa, Florida. Register by Nov. 9 and SAVE $50! Click here for more details and registration.
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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 November/December 2014 issue:
  • Making Workplace Safety Your Top Priority
  • Compliance with OSHA Basic Standards Just Became a Lot Easier
  • Bee Health and Pollinator Problems
  • 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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Evaluating Ant Treatment Protocols
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A new collaborative study between entomologists at the University of California - Riverside and two pest management firms evaluated two treatment protocols for their efficacy against Argentine ants (Linepithema humile) and their subsequent environmental impact. The authors of this study, led by Dr. Les Greenberg, developed two protocols, one bimonthly and the other monthly, that both began with a foundation treatment with a fipronil spray, though they were differentiated with additional treatments. The first protocol (bimonthly) supplemented fipronil with bifenthrin granules applied away from impervious surfaces and spot treatments with a cyfluthrin spray. The second protocol (monthly) also included spot treatments with cyfluthrin but also made prominent use of a botanical insecticide. Ant numbers around the test structures were recorded and no significant differences were found between the two protocols.

This paper was published in a recent volume of the Journal of Economic Entomology under the title, “Practical Pest Management Strategies to Reduce Pesticide Runoff for Argentine Ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) Control”.

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Make Plans to Attend the Global Bed Bug Summit 2015
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Register today for the Global Bed Bug Summit, Jan. 7-9 in Denver, Colorado to gain the information you need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customers. Click here for more details and registration.
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PEST PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Yellow Sac Spider

As one of your benefits of NPMA membership you are able to download professional pest photos for free at my.npmapestworld.org. Contact npma@pestworld.org if you have any trouble logging in to the site.
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HEARD FROM THE HILL


Tucson Neonicotinoid Resolution Amended
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A subgroup of a committee that advises the Tucson City Council recently removed a provision banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on city property from a pending resolution. The subcommittee instead amended the legislation to remove any references to specific chemistries and added provisions directing the development of a landscaping integrated pest management program and excluding structural pest control from the scope of the measure. Several members of the Arizona Pest Professional Organization attended the meeting and had a positive influence on the outcome. The resolution will next be considered at the December meeting of full Landscape Advisory Committee.
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National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual Updated
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The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture recently released the updated version of the National Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Manual. The document is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered in many states, which is essential to becoming a certified applicator. Check with your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine whether this manual prepares you for your state’s commercial applicator certification or registered technician status.
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MD County Adopts "Ban the Box" Ordinance
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The Montgomery County (MD) Council last week adopted an ordinance prohibiting certain employers from conducting a criminal background check or otherwise inquiring into an applicant's criminal record until after the first interview, becoming the latest jurisdiction to consider legislation limiting when private employers can inquire about job applicants' criminal history. Jurisdictions that have enacted "ban the box" laws - a reference to the prohibition on the use of a checkbox on job applications indicating whether or not the applicant has a criminal record - that apply to private employers include Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Baltimore, Buffalo, Newark, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, DC. Click here to read a Washington Post article about the legislation.
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LA SPCC Proposes Revisions to Hydraulic Injection Termiticide Treatment Rulemaking
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The Louisiana Structural Pest Control Commission has proposed substantive changes to a rulemaking it proposed in June amending the current minimum specifications for termite control work to permit hydraulic injection as an approved method of tench and treat. The Commission will hold a hearing on the updated proposal on Nov. 26. Click here to read more about the hearing and the proposed rulemaking.
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Nevada Department Of Agriculture Adopts Pest Control Rulemaking
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The Nevada Department of Agriculture recently adopted rulemaking defining the term "spot treatment"; amending existing requirements governing the submission of wood-destroying pest inspection reports; revising licensing, insurance, examination, pretreatment tag and continuing education requirements; and modifying provisions pertaining to pest control business locations.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Minnesota Raises Possibility of Banning Neonicotinoids
StarTribune
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Ogunquit, Oregon Has Second Chance on Private-Property Pesticide Ban
Portland Press Herald
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Official: Bedbug Treatment Common at Royal View Manor
The Des Moines Register
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Bees and Pesticides: Oregon Task Force Seeks Balance
Statesman Journal
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What's That? Are You Sure You Want to Know?
Portland Press Herald
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960 Faces Repeal
The Garden Island
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Unexpected Complexity in a Spider's Tiny Brain
The New York Times
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Concord Seeks Arrest Warrant for Landlord Who Allegedly Ignored Bedbug Infestation
Contra Costa Times via San Jose Mercury News
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Little Opposition Seen in Some Votes to Raise State Minimum Wages
The New York Times
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


A New Manager's Guide To Success
LinkedIn
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6 Key Traits Leaders Need to Manage Through a Crisis
By Betty Boyd
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How to Let Go of the Things That Are Holding You Back
Inc.
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Do You Make This Common Hiring Mistake?
By Mel Kleiman
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Bug Doctor, Inc. Voted Best Pest Management Company
Bug Doctor
Stuart Aust, President and CEO of Bug Doctor, Inc. recently announced that Bug Doctor Termite and Pest Control was voted the No. 1 Pest Management Company in Bergen County, New Jersey.
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Allgood Pest Solutions Announces Expansion
Allgood Pest Solutions
Allgood Pest Solutions recently acquired Allstate Pest & Termite Control, E-Con Exterminating, and Ware County Critter Getter.
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Arrow Exterminators Announces the Strategic Acquisition of Household Termite and Pest Control
Arrow Exterminators
Arrow Exterminators announced the acquisition of Household Termite and Pest Control.
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IN MEMORIAM


In Memoriam: Kent Foley
NPMA
Kent Foley, President and Owner of Arrest-A-Pest in Wichita and member of the KPCA Board of Directors, passed away on Oct. 27.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
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.


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