Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Academy 2021 Provides Professional and Personal Development Training for Current and Emerging Industry Leaders

Early bird registration discounts available through June 25 Academy 2021, the annual summer conference hosted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), will be held on July 13-15 at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. NPMA’s Leadership Networking Community (LNC), the group that hosts Academy, has a mission to cultivate professional development and networking opportunities throughout ...

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QualityPro: Now Fully Online

Beginning in 2020, companies earning and maintaining their QualityPro credentials work through a platform called Certemy. Each company has a dashboard within Certemy, which empowers QualityPro companies to take full control of their accreditation process. In the past, the application process required lots of e-mailing back and forth, and the requirements for the audit sometimes caught people off guard. Now, ...

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World Pest Day Recognizes Professional Pest Control for Protecting Health, Home and Businesses

NPMA joins pest management professionals across the world to celebrate our essential industry. On June 6, 2021 we recognize World Pest Day, a multinational event established to raise awareness among the public, government, and media about the work that pest control professionals do daily to ensure public health and safety. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is joining pest management ...

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Make the Most of Your Marketing Plan in a Virtual World

Before COVID-19 rocked the world, marketing trends were increasingly focused on digitization and enhancing the virtual customer experience. Now, over a year into the global pandemic that has made us even more reliant on the internet and all the ways we stay connected virtually, incorporating digital strategies into your marketing plan is not just a nice-to-have, but a must-have. Consumer ...

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NPMA Launches Workforce Development Website & Exclusive Resources for Members

The National Pest Management Association pushes forward with workforce development program to safeguard the future of the professional pest control industry The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce NPMAWorkforce.org, a newly launched website providing pest control companies the resources they need to stay ahead and remain competitive in their search for skilled, qualified candidates.  Fifty percent of ...

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Redefining the Role of Business Analytics in the Pest Control Industry

Information is power, and one of the most powerful tools a pest control business can use to support growth is analytics. Through smarter insights, organizations of all sizes can make choices that drive greater profitability. Business analytics allows pest control operators (PCOs) to understand and adapt to operational data and financial benchmarking metrics to make intelligent business decisions. The need ...

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NPMA Initiative Promotes Industry as Excellent Career Choice

“Finding good employees” is at the top of almost every pest management professional’s list of most challenging aspects of running a business. As companies grow or as employees come and go, some owners and managers may have days when they believe that all they do is hire and train new employees. Don’t expect things to dramatically improve in the next 10 ...

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Annual and Cicadas Periodical

There are two different types of cicadas, periodical and annual. While both are cicadas, their lifecycles and appearance are drastically different. Annual cicadas typically emerge every year throughout the United States and may vary from green, brown and black in appearance. Periodical cicadas are found in eastern North America and have either a 13-year or 17-year lifecycle, emerging at different ...

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The Evolution of Electronic Remote Monitoring

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or in extremely isolated quarantine), you’ve probably heard about electronic remote monitoring by now. While this emerging technology is not exactly mainstream yet, it has the ability to create valuable opportunities for pest control companies. In fact, this cutting-edge technology is already being used in some commercial accounts. Keep reading to learn about ...

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Maximizing Your Tech Tools

 The pest management industry may not be on the cutting-edge of technology, but it’s not susceptible to digital disruption like Amazon’s impact on retail, or Uber on taxis. But some companies aren’t even trying to take advantage of technology that could improve their businesses, said Andrew Barrows, chief strategy officer for Greenix Pest Control. While at a former company, he ...

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