Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

NPMA Announces Results of the 2019-2020 Board of Directors Election

NPMA is pleased to announce the results of its annual Board of Directors election. Your Executive Committee will consist of the following Board members: Chris Gorecki (Rollins, Atlanta, GA) will serve as President. Scott Steckel (Plunkett’s Pest Control, Columbus, OH) will serve as President-Elect. Justin McCauley (McCauley Service, Benton, AR) will serve as Treasurer. Marillian Missiti (Buono Pest Control Co., Inc., Belmont, ...

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Technology in the Field

As far back as high school, Todd Leyse was unknowingly preparing for a career in pest control—by studying, of all things, computer science. His father, always looking for improvements to his company, brought him to an NPMA PestWorld conference decades ago to seek out possibilities in software. Ever since, he said, he’s never stopped watching or considering what could be. ...

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QualityPro Now Accepting Applications for Public Health Service Certifications

QualityPro, is now accepting applications from accredited companies looking to certify their mosquito and rodent services through the new QualityPro Public Health certification program. QualityPro Public Health is designed to equip pest management companies with the resources they need to build science-based, effective and commercially-viable services that control pests of public health significance and a marketable brand to help advertise ...

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National Pest Management Month Recognizes the Professional Pest Control Industry’s Work to Protect Against the Diseases and Dangers of Pests

The National Pest Management Association celebrates industry professionals for their role in protecting public health, food and property National Pest Management Month, an annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events each April, highlights the professional pest control industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, property and food from the diseases and dangers posed by pests. And this year, ...

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Hiring, Training and Retaining Talent in 2019

In the pest management industry, employees are arguably a company’s greatest asset. Hiring and retaining strong talent is a challenge, especially for those who do not have a human resources background. QualityPro is here to help make the process easier by spelling out the important steps of the hiring process and providing resources to assist. With QualityPro, I hope you ...

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5 Steps to Improve Crisis Preparedness

Crises can happen to any organization—from large corporations to small family owned businesses—and can appear with little to no advanced warning, threatening the integrity and viability of any business. The pest control industry, and specifically NPMA members, have a large percentage of family-owned small businesses. And that is why I would encourage you to read on. Because often times, it’s ...

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Promoting Diversity

The coffee shop that refused restroom access to an African American man. The upscale boutique that created a racially insensitive window display. One wrong move and a business can end up on the nightly news. But a diverse workforce—including gender and age as well as race and ethnicity—can do far more than help prevent such errors. It may prove to ...

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Pest Management Industry Participates in International Women’s Day 2019

On March 8, people around the globe celebrated women leaders during International Women’s Day, and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to have seen the pest management industry participate in this year’s initiative. While there are women represented in all job roles across pest management businesses, they are an anomaly in our mostly male-dominated industry. NPMA strongly believes ...

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Next Gen Know-How

As a pest management leader, you’ve probably noticed an interesting shift in your workforce in recent years. Your incoming employees have different expectations, behaviors and attitudes than previous new hires. No, your company is not slowly being taken over by an alien race—but it is being pervaded by a new generation. In fact, 35 percent of U.S. employees are now ...

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The Professional Pest Management Alliance Unveils New Mainframe Website

PPMAMainframe.org undergoes extensive redesign to improve its user experience The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) today announced new  design upgrades to its exclusive subscription website, PPMAMainframe.org. Mainframe is a digital marketing service available to pest management companies actively investing in consumer education programs and initiatives powered by PPMA. It gives companies access to ready-made, professionally designed social media and digital ...

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