Author Archives: Robin Lamerson

No Crystal Ball Needed

Sales Forecasting Relies on Past Data to Predict Future Sales Just imagine how much of a competitive advantage your business would have if you could predict the future. You’d know which marketing strategies worked. When to hire staff. When to buy more products. You don’t need to add a psychic to the payroll. In fact, you probably already have the ...

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View from the Summit

Four goals set during the P3 Summit will shape the pest management industry’s future On May 18-20, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) hosted the P3 Summit at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida. During this interactive strategic planning session, nearly 100 industry professionals came together, including Board members from the NPMA, the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) and ...

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Background Checks and Other Issues To Consider When Hiring Drivers for Your Organization

Even for the most experienced driver, avoiding obstacles and driving safely is often a complex and demanding task. Pest professionals spend an inordinate amount of time behind the wheel and must ensure that their technicians, equipment and the general public are safe when their vehicles are on the road. An employer is always responsible for the actions of its employees. ...

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Reasonable Overtime Legislation

On July 15th, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5), Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-5), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-7) introduced the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, legislation that will initiate a three-year phase-in of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, which would reach the Department of Labor’s proposed $47,476 in 2019. The legislation also eliminates the automatic three-year ...

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Year in Review: Top Trends in Pest Management Marketing

As marketers, we are hardwired to constantly evaluate our efforts, refine our approaches and repeat. With the year winding down, let’s consider taking a step back to reflect upon the many trends that dominated the marketing industry and ensure we’re leveraging them to their fullest potential within the pest management space. While we’ve seen a number of trends throughout the ...

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Networking: Put Yourself in the Right Room

After yet another hectic week, dreams of building a strong network can easily seem like a luxury you cannot afford. Think again. Some compelling research shows that while mastery of technical aspects of the job may be responsible for early success, moving to the next level requires grasping strategic issues—and these are best acquired through relationships. That was the path ...

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Download the NPMA Events Mobile App

Download the NPMA Events app to stay up to date with the latest event news and the full conference schedule. Explore exciting features to keep you engaged throughout the event, including a customized agenda, interactive maps, session and speaker profiles, and much more. To download the official mobile app, search “NPMA Events” on the App Store or Google Play Store. Windows ...

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Welcome to PestWorld 2016

2016 Onsite Program digital edition now available! PestWorld 2016 is now in session! You can keep up with the show’s schedule of events with your handy digital copy of the Onsite Program. Inside you’ll also find a variety of features including: 2016 PestWorld highlights Full event schedule Exhibit floor plan Director of Exhibitors Click here to start reading, and enjoy ...

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Extreme Summer Weather Will Affect Fall and Winter Pest Pressure Across U.S.

September 27, 2016 (Fairfax, VA) – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) today released its bi-annual Bug Barometer, predicting anticipated pest pressure across the U.S. this fall and winter. With heavy flooding in parts of the southeast, yet drought-like conditions in some northwest regions, extreme summer weather will have an impact on fall and winter pest pressure from coast to ...

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NPMA PestVets “We Hire Heroes” Campaign Generates Over 750 Jobs for Veterans

August 30, 2016 (Fairfax, VA) – PestVets, the veterans group established by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) in early 2015 to actively promote the recruitment of veterans to the pest management industry, has generated 753 employment opportunities across the country through its “We Hire Heroes” campaign. “The response that we’ve received to our ‘We Hire Heroes’ campaign, which focuses ...

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