Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Employee Milestones

QualityPro is keenly aware of the challenges that companies face when trying to retain employees. Through the QualityPro V6 Standards and Model Career Pathway, they are coaching companies of all sizes on implementing a process that ensures employees are hired right and nothing is missed in onboarding. The strong foundation this builds decreases the chances employees will leave. EMPLOYMENT MILESTONES ...

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A Guide to Developing Your Annual Marketing Calendar

Planning season is one of the most exciting times of year for marketing professionals. It is a time to reflect on the successes and losses of the past year and develop a game plan for how you will grow and reach your goals over the next year. One of the most important aspects of planning is developing your annual marketing ...

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State of the States

A Look at 2022 State Legislative Trends and What We Can Anticipate in 2023 As we’ve come to expect, state capitals have been in overdrive to propose and enact laws, making up for lost time dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our industry has watched closely as red states continue their ambitions to reduce what many see as unnecessary regulations while ...

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NPMA Regulatory Update: Rodenticides Fumigations And Reevaluations

NPMA’s Regulatory Affairs team works diligently to track, analyze and influence regulatory activity at the state and federal levels. NPMA has worked hard to position the association as a resource for regulators, not an adversary. Smart, reasonable regulation is good for industry to ensure safety, professionalism and an even playing field nationwide. Here’s a recap of some of the regulatory ...

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A Push for Preemption

NPMA’s Ongoing Efforts in the 2023 Farm Bill Every five years, Congress takes up and must pass the reauthorization of the U.S. Farm Bill. This massive piece of legislation is a bi-partisan effort to ensure that the American Agriculture industry is funded for the following half decade. While heavily agriculture-focused, this bill is paramount to the structural pest control industry ...

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A Fulfilling Job Helping Maintain Public Health

Morgan Manderfield, Entomologist Ecolab St. Paul, Minn. Morgan Manderfield always loved bugs and knew this passion would play a part in her future career. While she never imagined a career in pest control, she’s found her ideal role as an entomologist with Ecolab in St. Paul, Minn. After earning her undergraduate degree in biology, she explored possible career options that ...

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Proving Your Professionalism to Customers

Credentialing through QualityPro is a great way to signal to other pest control companies that you are committed to helping professionalize the pest management industry. Signaling your professionalism to customers who aren’t as familiar with the industry can be more difficult. The marketing value of QualityPro is part of why it exists. The program strives to help companies, especially those ...

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Make an Electric Impression

Future Proof Your Business with a Sprayer Upgrade You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. And when you get off on the wrong foot with someone, convincing them to change their mind is tough, no matter how hard you try. That’s true in all walks of life, but in pest management, the pros will tell ...

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Unintentional Culture Leads to Intentional Success

NPMA Member Spotlight: King Jones III CEO CT Pest Solutions LLC Naugatuck, CT It’s not every day you find someone with 22 years in the business at the ripe age of 40. But then there is King Jones III, who started as a Terminix technician at the age of 18. Spending time both in the field and as a compliance ...

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Setting Your Company up to Succeed

There is no guaranteed formula to create a successful business. Each business has its own values, mission, goals, challenges and personality. These disparate factors mean that starting or refreshing a business requires time and effort to ensure the business plan reflects the owner’s vision and provides a road map that leads to a success. “Know your vision,” said Curtis Rand, ...

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