Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Reap the Benefits of QualityPro Accreditation

New Public Health Certification Coming Soon Save 20% today. Call 703-352-6762 and apply for QualityPro ahead of PestWorld 2017 and receive the special show discount pricing. Offer valid through 10/20/2017. Consumer research shows that 61 percent of respondents are more likely to hire a company that has earned certification from an industry organization versus one that has not. Consumers trust ...

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QualityPro Charts the Future of Credentialing

The QualityPro Board of Directors has completed a new strategic plan, focused on a clear vision, mission and set of concise goals that will drive our industry’s certification program for the foreseeable future. Working under the leadership of QualityPro Chairman Kevin Burns of Arrow Exterminators, the group of 20 pest professionals as well as NPMA leadership have positioned QualityPro for ...

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Five Steps to Nail a Media Interview

You just fielded a call from a reporter with the local NBC affiliate who is working on a story about rodent prevention this fall. She would like for you to come in-studio for a live TV segment to discuss some simple steps that homeowners can take to protect their properties from mice and rats as the cooler weather blows in. ...

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House Natural Resources Hearing on Bringing Much Needed Reforms to the Endangered Species Act

On October 4, the House Natural Resources Committee passed five Republican sponsored bills aimed at modernizing the ESA. Since ESA modernization was a 2017 NPMA Legislative Day issue, members of the NPMA Public Policy Team attended this important hearing. This issue is critical because activists are using the ESA as a mechanism to ban or restrict pesticides, and only one ...

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EPA Publishes Draft Strategic Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the Draft FY 2018-2022 EPA Strategic Plan for public review and comment pursuant to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010. GPRA requires federal agencies to develop strategic plans, strategic goals and strategic measures over the course of the next several years. Additionally, GPRA requires ...

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Lyme Disease: A Clinical Look at a Multisystem Disorder

When you think of “lime,” your mental picture might be one of a cool beverage with a lime slice for taste. This is a refreshing experience on any summer day. When you think of “Lyme disease,” your mental picture might be one of a very unpleasant and potentially lifelong experience that can begin on that same summer day! Lyme disease ...

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PPMA Encourages Industry Participation in 4th Annual Rodent Awareness Week, Oct. 22-28

PPMA aims to educate consumers about the diseases and dangers of rodents The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to spread consumer awareness about the health and property threats posed by rodents during Rodent Awareness Week, October 22-28, 2017. Now in its fourth year, this ...

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Hurricane María & Puerto Rico

By Francisco San Miguel, Past President of Puerto Rico Pest Control Association I kindly received a communication from Dr. Jim Fredericks to inquire about my island’s well-being after the level 5 Hurricane María demolished Puerto Rico. María ravaged our island on September 20 when its eye made landfall with category 4 average wind gusts of 155 mph and the catastrophic ...

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The New NPMA Health Insurance Exchange

Is industry leaders and owner/operators, many of you are tasked with the challenge of ensuring that your company and employees have access to affordable and high-quality healthcare. To make this process easier, NPMA is proud to announce the launch of our new Health Care Exchange, which will activate during the 2018 open enrollment period and will be available to all ...

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Heavy Rain, Heat Waves Drive High Pest Pressure in Fall and Winter

National Pest Management Association releases its Bug Barometer™ forecast The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer™, forecasting what pest pressure will look like across the U.S. this coming fall and winter. After analyzing recent weather patterns – from substantial flooding in some regions, to extreme heat in others – and considering pest biology, NPMA’s staff ...

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