Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

PPMA Emphasizes the Importance of Industry Participation During Annual Bed Bug Awareness Week

Professionals agree that bed bugs will remain an issue during the summer travel season This June 7-13, 2020 is Bed Bug Awareness Week, an annual campaign in which the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), works to educate consumers about the prevalence of bed bugs. Through various media relations and social media ...

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Get Smart

NPMA provides a multimedia suite of educational resources Whichever way you prefer to learn, NPMA has got you covered. Audio, visual or interactive, take your pick and get smarter about pest management. You can even do it in the car on the way to your next jobsite. Here are some educational resources offered by NPMA: NPMA BugBytes—This podcast offers listeners an ...

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Social Inflation

How High Claim Payouts Are Impacting Insurance Rates Just recently, a transportation and logistics company was slapped with an $89 million verdict in a fatal crash involving a student driver. Nuclear verdicts such as this are described as jury awards in which penalties exceed $10 million. In this instance, a vehicle lost control due to icy road conditions, crashed through ...

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The National Pest Management Association Innovates Academy 2020

Academy 2020 shifts to a virtual interactive experience with flexible participation options “Innovate. Collaborate. Motivate.” This has been the tagline for the National Pest Management Association’s annual Academy event, and as COVID-19 continues to change the way we connect with others, this tagline is more important than ever. As we innovate and adapt to the current conditions, NPMA and the ...

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Tech Savvy

Two of NPMA’s Strategic Partners discuss upcoming technological innovations Technology is transforming all aspects of business and pest management is no different. Behind those innovations are NPMA’s Strategic Partners, those who are advancing the industry and the association. Created in 2017, the Strategic Partnership program has helped drive the industry forward through advocacy and education. Two of the NPMA Strategic ...

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Artificial Intelligence

For Pest Control PMPs explore potential uses of AI technology If you are thinking about incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into your business, you’re in good company. As of 2019, more than 37 percent of enterprises had implemented AI in some shape or form, according to a Gartner survey. That number has skyrocketed by a whopping 270 percent since 2015. In a ...

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Industry Safety Summit Postponed to May 2021

The inaugural Industry Safety Summit, originally planned for June 25-26 of this year, has been postponed to May 6-7, 2021 due to the potential impact of COVID-19. As the threat of Coronavirus continues to loom, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and QualityPro have decided to take this precaution in order to protect the health of our participants. “NPMA’s mission ...

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Eye In The Sky

Remote monitoring and imaging technology for pests As technology continues to transform the pest control industry, remote monitoring and imaging technology seem to be at the forefront of the revolution. In recent years, electronic trap monitoring has continued to grow, particularly when it comes to rodents and nuisance wildlife in areas with limited access. However, industry professionals predict this technology ...

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NPMA Presents the 2020-2021 Board of Directors

NPMA is pleased to announce the results of its annual board of directors election. PRESIDENTMr. Scott SteckelPlunkett’s Pest Control, Inc.Columbus, OHPRESIDENT ELECTMr. Justin McCauleyMcCauley ServicesBenton, ARTREASURERMs. Marillian MissitiBuono Pest Control Co., Inc.Belmont, MASECRETARYMs. Faye GoldenCook’s Pest Control, Inc.Decatur, ALIMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTMr. Chris GoreckiRollinsAtlanta, GACHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERDominique StumpfNational Pest Management AssociationFairfax, VA “We have a fantastic Board in place this year,” ...

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U.S. Structural Pest Control Market Approaches $9.4 Billion

The United States structural pest control industry is comprised of more than 19,000 pest control firms.  The professional pest control industry generated an estimated $9.359 billion in total service revenue in 2019, a 4.3 percent increase from the $8.971 billion measured in 2018, according to the latest report A Strategic Analysis of the U.S. Structural Pest Control Industry from Specialty ...

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