Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Do Mosquitoes and Ticks Transmit COVID-19? Experts Say No

The National Pest Management Association debunks this common misconception In times of crisis, an overabundance of news, opinions, facts and myths starts to circulate, leading to a heightened level of panic and uncertainty. According to new research, there were over 4 million online conversations in March on the topic of pests and their ability to transmit COVID-19.* Because the gravitas ...

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Train Your Team with QualityPro Public Health Exams

Public health exams now available from QualityPro at NPMATraining.org ensure your staff are trained to a national level to manage public health pests. These exams can be used in your company’s training program and will help your company earn the prestigious QualityPro Public Health service certifications. As National Pest Management Month 2020 continues, QualityPro would like to recognize the industry for the ...

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National Pest Management Month Falls at a Critical Time for Our Country and Industry

Month-long observance by the Professional Pest Management Alliance brings critical awareness to pests as a public health issue and the essential services of professional pest control The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), recognizes National Pest Management Month each April to encourage and educate ...

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QualityPro Resources Support an Employee’s Career Path

A well-known adage says, “People don’t leave organizations, they leave managers.” While the data shows it’s is a bit more complex than that, there is no question that managers play in integral role in the success of an organization. Many companies promote from within to give their employees a rewarding career path to stay on in the company. In a ...

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Boosting Morale Through Strong Company Promotion

I recently read a fascinating article from the Harvard Business Review on managing people that firmly established the importance of the workplace in forming one’s feelings of self-respect and self-worth. It stated that our choice of work is a major source of dignity in our lives, but also acknowledges that few managers receive any formal guidance on how to uphold dignity in ...

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Pest Management Industry Participates in International Women’s Day 2020

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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The Importance of Having a Technical Expert in Your Business

It’s hard to determine the best time to hire a new person or create a new position within a company, but often growing pains and daily demands ultimately make the decision. Having a technical specialist within a company shows that professionalism and education are highly valued. They can enhance a company’s expertise as highly trained individuals can coach others in ...

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Referral Recruiting

Attract Top Talent with an Employee Referral Program As a pest management leader, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that good employees are hard to find. In today’s tightening job market, it may seem downright impossible at times to bring in a steady stream of capable, hard-working candidates. Believe it or not, your next top employee is probably much closer ...

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Go Beyond Safety and Technical Training to Engage and Retain New Employees

Effective employee onboarding should include a solid company culture, progressive career paths and ongoing training and check-ins to ensure retention. It’s no secret that it is more cost effective to retain good employees than to constantly have to replace people who leave in three months, six months or a year. While many pest control companies have revamped how they recruit and ...

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Global Health & Food Safety Summit Postponed to June 2021

The fourth Global Health & Food Safety Summit, originally planned for June 2020, has been postponed to June 2021 due to the potential impact of the Coronavirus. As the full risk of the Coronavirus is still unknown, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA), and Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managers Association (FAOPMA) ...

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