Industry News

Preemption 101

Preemption is a legal concept that is important to every member of the pest control industry. In broad terms, preemption refers to one type of law supplanting or barring another type of law. There are two general categories of preemption: (1) federal preemption of state and local law, and (2) state preemption of local law. This article summarizes preemption basics ...

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Farm Bill 101

As all of official Washington, D.C. eagerly awaits the daily tweet storm from 1600 Penn, and most of Capitol Hill seems locked in endless partisan displays of bravado, the agricultural community and its allies are hard at work preparing for the once-every-five-year slugfest, the “Farm Bill.” The Farm Bill is an omnibus, multi-year law that governs an array of agricultural ...

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Hurricane María & Puerto Rico

By Francisco San Miguel, Past President of Puerto Rico Pest Control Association I kindly received a communication from Dr. Jim Fredericks to inquire about my island’s well-being after the level 5 Hurricane María demolished Puerto Rico. María ravaged our island on September 20 when its eye made landfall with category 4 average wind gusts of 155 mph and the catastrophic ...

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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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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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VISION 2020 – Future trends and implications for the pest management industry

Presented by NPMA in partnership with Bayer, Vision 2020 is a multi-year initiative that will identify future trends and equip the industry to enhance its value to society in the midst of emerging societal, economic, technological and regulatory issues. In this article, we will explore future trends in each of these four areas. SOCIETY AND DEMOGRAPHICS Nothing will affect the ...

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An Intro to Millennials in the Workplace

Millennials are the fastest-growing generation in the U.S. workforce. The same is true in most countries around the world. In the U.S., there are about 79.8 million Millennials. They are the most diverse generation in U.S. history and have more college degrees (and college debt) than any previous employee generation, and they bring all of these issues to work. Millennials ...

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The Pollinator Predicament: What’s All the Buzz About?

What PMPs Need to Know About Bee Decline and the White House Pollinator Strategy Pollinator health has remained a hot topic across the pest management industry for nearly a decade. It all started back in 2006, when beekeepers across the nation started reporting higher-than-usual colony losses. These elevated losses have been defined as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). “CCD refers to ...

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