Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Howard Kurtz Joins NPMA Legislative Day Lineup

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is excited to announce that Howard Kurtz of Fox News will be joining attendees at Legislative Day 2019 for the breakfast and keynote presentation sponsored by Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) on Tuesday, February 26 at 8:00 a.m. Mr. Kurtz replaces KT McFarland who had to withdraw from the program due to personal family matters ...

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Hiring Regulations That Every Employer Should Know

Remaining compliant with labor and employment regulations is crucial to the success of every pest management business, whether big or small. Failing to adhere to these ever-changing laws can result in a damaged reputation and significant financial loss from potential lawsuits. Unfortunately, this is one area of business operations where it can be challenging to keep up. As we enter ...

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National Pest Management Association Releases Winter Vector Sectors™ List

Identifies top 10 U.S. cities with heightened vector pest pressure this winter The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, including rodents and cockroaches, for the remainder of winter. As vectors of disease, these pests are able to ...

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Spray Foam Industry & Pest Management Association Work Together on Home Protection

SFC, SPFA and NPMA Align Efforts to Prevent Subterranean Termite Infestations The American Chemistry Council’s Spray Foam Coalition (SFC), the Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today announced a cooperative effort aimed at developing innovative solutions to help prevent subterranean termites from entering homes. Together, the three organizations will foster ideas that marry both the benefits of spray foam ...

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Connecting Pest Control to Public Health

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) partnered with a third-party market research firm in 2017 to conduct generational pest control research and found that although consumers do not immediately associate pest control with protecting public health when asked unaided, they quickly made the connection when prompted. As human cases of vector-borne diseases like West Nile virus and Lyme disease have increased ...

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Senator Hyde-Smith Confirmed as Speaker at Annual Legislative Day Conference

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has confirmed that U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) will speak during the 32nd annual Legislative Day conference in Washington, D.C. Senator Hyde-Smith is scheduled to speak as part of the MGK “Headquarters on the Hill” on Tuesday, February 26, from Noon to 3:00 PM EST. Each year, MGK sponsors this luncheon featuring a keynote ...

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NPMA Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors Nominees

Write-In Nomination Due by February 26 The NPMA Board of Directors has ratified the candidates recommended by the NPMA Nominating Committee for the national offices of the Board of Directors. The following is a list of board nominees for 2019-2020. Secretary The Secretary shall be responsible for the recording and distribution of all minutes of meetings of the Executive Committee, ...

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Beyond the Midterms: What Does this Mean for the Industry?

When John Boehner left his role as Speaker of the House in 2015, the last two months were like a lame duck session on steroids; he called it “cleaning the barn,” and he attempted to deal with as many outstanding issues as rapidly as he could. That’s the way transitions of power normally work in D.C.—the outgoing leader or Congress ...

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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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