Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

Women are a Natural Fit in the Pest Management Industry

When good employees are hard to find, don’t forget to recruit women Few 11-year-old girls write a list of their life goals and even fewer list their top goal as working in the family pest control business. In fact, Stacy O’Reilly, owner of Plunkett’s Pest Control, may be the only 11-year-old girl to have set her sights on running a ...

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Staying Connected

Strengthening your company culture and onboarding practices while working remotely John Myers, President and CEO of Rentokil North America, had a bit of a head start when the pandemic forced many of his workers home. About six years ago, his company moved its email, calendar and contact platforms to Google because of the “ability to share documents and collaborate at ...

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PPMA Warns of Increased Bed Bug Activity During Bed Bug Awareness Week

The Professional Pest Management Alliance is encouraging members to spread awareness about these hitchhiking pests during Bed Bug Awareness Week. This June 6-12, 2021 is Bed Bug Awareness Week, an annual designation recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events to remind consumers to remain alert for bed bugs while traveling. The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public ...

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Professional Pest Management Alliance Recognizes the Important Work of Pest Control Professionals During National Pest Management Month

PPMA encourages industry participation to help raise awareness of the essential role pest control plays in protecting public health National Pest Management Month (NPMM) is an annual observance recognized by Chase’s Calendar of Events each April and the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the consumer marketing and public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), ...

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Pest Management Foundation Awards Student Scholarships to Five Aspiring Urban Entomologists

The Pest Management Foundation recently awarded five scholarships to university students pursuing advanced degrees in entomology. The Pest Management Foundation scholarship program, inaugurated in 2018, provides up to five $2,000 scholarships annually for outstanding students interested in urban entomology. The Pest Management Foundation Scholarship Program identifies and rewards the best and brightest minds in undergraduate and graduate programs across the ...

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Now is the Time for Focusing on Rodent Management

Pest management professionals have always been tasked with knowing the tools available and using them in an integrated way. With public health on the line and Rodent Awareness Week just passed, this is a great time of year to review your protocols and ensure your technicians are ready for the busy rodent season ahead. There is no one-solution that works ...

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NPMA Emphasizes Tick Prevention Amidst New CDC Lyme Disease Estimates

The National Pest Management Association shares everything the public should know to guard against the serious tickborne disease According to new research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), human cases of tickborne Lyme disease are more common in the U.S. than previously thought. Based on insurance records from 2010 to 2018, the CDC estimates that approximately ...

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Creating a Safe and Seamless Digital Experience for Customers

The digital universe is a vast yet crucial place marketers can interact with current and prospective customers. Building a positive experience for your customers in that digital space, however, is a whole different ballgame. As a critical component of any marketing program, it is imperative communicators understand the tools, features and best practices that should be implemented in order to ...

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NPMA Executive Leadership Program Class of 2021 Announced

Six participants from across the country will receive skills development and training for association leadership The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce the selection of the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2021 participants, continuing NPMA’s commitment to prepare rising stars for association leadership roles and develop successful ambassadors for our industry. “As proven with the previous ...

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State Elections Produce Gains

GOP dominates in state legislative elections and state issues facing PMPs in 2021. Donald Trump helped delivery a disaster for Democrats in state legislatures as his supporters assisted Republicans with a plethora of down-ballot victories. Going into Election Day, Democrats were feeling very optimistic that they would gain control of many state legislative chambers. The Cook Political Report had 14 ...

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