Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

National Pest Management Association Names Top 10 Vector Sectors

List identifies top U.S. cities with heightened vector pest pressure this summer The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released a new Vector Sectors™ list of the top 10 U.S. cities with the greatest risk for increased pest pressure from vector pests, including ticks and mosquitoes. As vectors of disease, these pests are able to transmit pathogens such as Lyme ...

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NPMA Releases 2017 Annual Report

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) released its flagship report, The Future is Bright: 2017 Annual Report, this week. The report chronicles the successes of the industry within the past year, promising a very bright outlook for the future. “Our members are the face of our industry,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Our industry is thriving, and what they do ...

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QualityPro Accreditation: A Proven Process for Growth

More than 500 pest control companies have taken the important step of becoming QualityPro accredited by meeting 16 standards that exceed mandated state and federal requirements. They make up less than three percent of companies in the United States that adhere to the industry’s highest standards of practice and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in pest management. QualityPro is a ...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Company Newsworthy

Increases in the speed, accessibility and prominence of digital communication have given way to a world in which we are constantly surrounded by news. Even if you’re not actively reading an article or searching for the news of the day, you’re probably receiving news updates when scrolling through social media platforms or receiving regular updates from various news sites’ push ...

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Technology to Grow Your Business

There’s no question that technology is a must-have for every modern-day business—and pest management companies are certainly not immune. Not only can technology help you streamline processes and increase employee productivity, but customers have come to expect high-tech offerings from service companies. In fact, 58 percent of consumers and 77 percent of business buyers say technology has significantly changed their expectations ...

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Marketing for Growth

When Ravi Sachdeva’s father founded American Pest Management in 1979, the most important marketing tool was the yellow pages. “There was another pest management company in the area with a name that started with ‘anti,’ so my father named his company American Pest Management, so our yellow page listing and ad would be the first in the section,” explains Sachdeva, ...

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Congressional Recess. Your Time to Make a Difference!

Over the 4th of July recess your elected officials will be returning to their state and districts and will be heavily engaged in constituent outreach at 4th of July parades, picnics and events. If you are attending one of these, take this as an opportunity to talk to your elected official and tell them what you do to protect public ...

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Planning for Growth

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” This sage advice from Benjamin Franklin is true for all sizes of business in all industries, but too often, the business planning that occurs does not always position the business for growth in the most effective manner. “I believe most medium to large pest management companies do have a strategic ...

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Administration Publishes Rule to Increase the Availability of Association Health Plans

On Tuesday, June 19 the U.S. Department of Labor published a new rule titled  Definition of “Employer” under Section 3(5) of ERISA–Association Health Plans.  The rule is expected to ease regulations that have in the past restricted small businesses from banding together to purchase insurance across state lines in “Association Health Plans.”  The rule modifies the definition of “employer” under ...

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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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