Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Surviving a Technology Conversion

Technology conversion. Utter these two simple words, and you’ll send employees running for the hills. It’s no secret that incorporating new technology can be incredibly frustrating—both for pest management leaders and their staff members. Even so, there are boundless benefits to adopting the latest and greatest operating systems, devices and software. “It’s definitely one of the best ways to grow ...

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NPMA Presents the 2018-2019 Board of Directors

NPMA is pleased to announce the results of its annual board of directors election. PRESIDENT: Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Lewisville, TX PRESIDENT ELECT: Chris Gorecki, Rollins, Inc., Atlanta, GA TREASURER: Scott Steckel, Plunkett’s Pest Control, Columbus, OH SECRETARY: Justin McCauley, McCauley Services, Benton, AR IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT: J. Bryan Cooksey, III, McCall Service Inc., Jacksonville, FL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Dominique Stumpf, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA “We have a fantastic Board in place ...

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Smart Homes, Smart Pest Management

The automated home that maintains a consistent comfortable temperature, cleans the floors, turns ovens on or off, and makes coffee in the morning offers conveniences that make everyone’s lives easier. The same home that provides automated smoke and fire detection as well as security systems with cameras that the homeowner can view via a smartphone while away from the house ...

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Tech Training: Go Big or Go Home

Businesses across the globe, including many pest management companies, are spending more on technology every year. In 2015 alone, small business technology investments skyrocketed by 50 percent, according to Microsoft. Why are companies doubling down on technology? Because when businesses bet on the right tech tools, the payout can be huge. “For Sprague, we really pride ourselves on innovation,” emphasizes ...

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Mark Your Calendar for the Global Bed Bug Summit 2018

The National Pest Management Association in Partnership with BedBug Central Announces Downtown Denver location, November 27 to 29, 2018. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and our sponsor BedBug Central, will host the bi-annual Global Bed Bug Summit November 27-29, 2018 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The three-day conference features new research from the top bed ...

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Membership Alert: Important Information Regarding Illegal and Fraudulent Solicitations to NPMA Members

By now many of you may be aware of an organization that is soliciting NPMA members under the name “National Pest Management Professional Association” or “NPMPA”. I wanted to take a moment to provide an update on this entity’s fraudulent activities and the proactive steps we are currently taking to remedy the situation. The “National Pest Management Association®” is a ...

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NPMA Welcomes the Utah Pest Management Association

The Utah Pest Management Association is the first industry association dedicated exclusively to the growth and development of Utah’s pest management industry. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce the formation of the Utah Pest Management Association (UPMA), the state’s first association dedicated exclusively to supporting Utah’s pest management professionals (PMPs) through training, education, professional development, public ...

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5 Key Takeaways from PPMA’s New Consumer Research

How do consumers feel about professional pest control services? Do their thoughts and perceptions vary by generation? For the first time in history, pest control companies are servicing four generations of consumers—the Matures (1925-1946), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Gen Xers (1965-1980) and Millennials (1981-1996)—all of which have different interests and preferred communication methods. The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the consumer ...

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NPMA Announces New Key Staff Members

The National Pest Management Association Continues to Build its Leadership Team with the appointment of Rachel Dittman to Director of Marketing and Communications and Kelly Harris to Director of Membership The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is pleased to announce that Rachel Dittman, current NPMA marketing manager has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Communications and Kelly Harris, Director ...

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Moisture From La Niña Creates Significant Spring Pest Pressure

National Pest Management Association issues its Bug BarometerTM forecast The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug BarometerTM, an indicator of the pest pressure and activity that Americans can expect to see in their respective regions of the country based on weather patterns and long-term predictions, as well as pest biological behaviors. According to the group’s team ...

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