Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Make Your Voice Heard at Legislative Day 2019

February 24-26, Washington, D.C. The 116th Congress will kick off in January, beginning the countdown to the 2020 elections. Both Democrats and Republicans will be pushing to accomplish their priorities, and many are already focused on their Presidential campaign. All of these pressures ensure that NPMA must proactively advocate early and often for our priorities. The most effective lobbyist is ...

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NPMA Executive Leadership Program Class of 2019 Announced

Ten participants from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce the selection of the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2019, continuing NPMA’s commitment to prepare rising stars for association leadership roles and develop successful ambassadors for our industry. “As proven with the previous two ...

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It’s Termite Time! Get on Board with Termite Awareness Week

The Professional Pest Management Alliance asks industry to help educate consumers about termite risk and prevention during national observance Following an unusually warm start to winter, professionals are predicting an early termite season and the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) stands ready to shout about termites from the rooftop. PPMA, which serves as the public outreach arm of the National ...

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Global Pest Management Coalition Welcomes New Council Members

Last month, the Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) held its opening council vote introducing nine new council members. In 2017, the GPMC was founded by pest management associations from around the world with the mission to act as a unified voice and promote the value of professional pest management, ensuring the protection of health, home and businesses. During the Coalition’s ...

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Election Takeaways: Federal

The months leading up to November 6th were rife with speculation over what the voters would have to say—would the Senate flip? The House? By how many? Was it going to be a blue tsunami, as some polling seemed to indicate? Or would the GOP hold on by the skin of its teeth? While that frenetic speculation (and in D.C. ...

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Election Takeaways: State

The months leading up to November 6th were rife with speculation over what the voters would have to say—would the Senate flip? The House? By how many? Was it going to be a blue tsunami, as some polling seemed to indicate? Or would the GOP hold on by the skin of its teeth? While that frenetic speculation (and in D.C. ...

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Library Update: The Longhorned Tick

Introduction The longhorned tick, also called the East Asian tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is not native to the United States. It was first found in the U.S. in New Jersey on a sheep, but identification of archived samples of ticks have shown it may have been in the U.S. as early as 2013. As of August 2018, the tick has been ...

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Will You Answer the Call

More and more Americans are becoming infected with diseases spread by pests of public health importance. Between 2004 and 2016, disease cases from mosquitoes, ticks and fleas grew three-fold, and nine new germs spread by bites from these infected pests were discovered or introduced in the United States, according to a May 2018 report released by the Centers for Disease Control ...

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The Importance of Third-Party Employment Practices Liability Insurance For Your Business

In our increasingly litigious society, the threat of a lawsuit hangs over every business transaction, large or small. Like most businesses, pest control companies of any size are vulnerable to claims brought by either their employees, former employees, or potential employees. Even companies who adhere to the law at all times are likely be sued by an aggrieved employee or ...

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Working with Local News Media to Publicize Your Business

Americans today are inundated with notifications about breaking news and the day’s top headlines from the minute they wake up to the time they finally set their smartphones/tablets/laptops aside for the night. Given the convenience and availability of social media platforms, apps, Alexa and traditional news mediums, staying connected and tuned in to current events is easier than ever before. ...

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