Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

QualityPro Awarded Healthy Homes Workforce Development Mini-Grant From the National Center For Healthy Housing

$7,500 grant to help fund new suite of public health service certifications QualityPro, the only recognized and accepted credentialing authority of the professional pest management industry, today announced that its been named the recipient of a $7,500 Health Homes Workforce Development Mini-Grant through a contract between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). The grant ...

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Successful Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety

Over 300 attendees and 34 Represented Countries Met to Further Education and Technology Advancing Pest Management Practices The Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services in Cascais, Portugal has come to a successful conclusion with worldwide participation on important issues related to food safety and public health. According to Dominique Stumpf, CEO of NPMA and a presenter of the event, ...

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Umbrella Insurance for Your Pest Control Business and Peace of Mind

In a culture where litigation is commonplace, business owners have many more worries than making profits and retaining top employees. If your product injures a consumer, your organization could face a devastating lawsuit, exponential damages and a tainted reputation in the marketplace. To assist with the financial burden of a claim, many business owners purchase commercial umbrella insurance on top ...

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3 Reasons to Make the Switch from Paper to Digital Recordkeeping

Take a moment to think back to the days before the Internet and email existed. It was a time when all business operations were done by hand. Employee attendance was tracked using traditional punch clocks or sign-in sheets. Customer communication was handled by picking up a landline phone or sending a handwritten letter. Personnel records were managed using lots of ...

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PPMA Survey Highlights Bed Bug Prevalence Nationwide

Results show 97 percent of U.S. pest professionals treated for bed bugs in past year; customers frequently call for concern of another pest only to find it’s really bed bugs The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), today released the findings of its 2018 Bugs Without Borders ...

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Choosing Between an HRA and HSA: Reducing the Cost of Employee Benefits

The cost of employee health benefits is rising at an exponential rate.  As an employer, you may be searching for ways to control costs while at the same time being able to offer your employees a benefit. Tax-advantaged benefit accounts represent a compelling way to help offset the increase in your employees’ out of pocket health care responsibilities. Health Reimbursement ...

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Professional Pest Management Alliance Reveals Results of Groundbreaking Tiny Termite House Project

Project to educate consumers about the destructive nature of termites and the importance of working with a professional The Tiny Termite House, a first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking study and video production by the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), has revealed the destructive nature of termites like never before. ...

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Influencers: Who They are and How They Can Benefit Your Marketing Plan

It’s not uncommon to see larger-than-life celebrities serving in paid spokesperson roles, talking about certain brands on commercials or in interviews, and appearing in print ad campaigns. Take Jennifer Aniston, for example, and her glowing recommendations for smartwater or Aveeno® products. But recently, there has been a shift. Now, it seems like everywhere we turn, there are not only A-list ...

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6 Ways to Leverage Technology Across Your Business

When pest control operators (PCOs) think of business technology, they may think about their company’s website, or their team’s cell phones or their email system. But in 2018, the plethora of technology solutions available can support and enhance nearly every area of a PCO’s business. The right technology used the right way can boost customer service, employee satisfaction, safety, sales ...

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Don’t Discount Pests When It Comes to Spring Allergies

National Pest Management Association shares tips to reduce pest allergens in the home When May rolls in, so does pollen and allergy symptoms, from itchy eyes to runny noses, and more. As this time fittingly marks Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is working to educate the public on lesser known culprits triggering allergic reactions ...

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