Press Releases

Senate Hearing on National Labor Relations Board

On Thursday, July 13, the NPMA Public Policy Team attended the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the Nomination for Deputy Secretary of Labor and Members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The following individuals were nominated and testified for the corresponding positions Patrick Pizzella – Deputy Secretary of Labor, Marvin Kaplan – Member of the ...

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U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms Kansas Termite Control Regulation

On July 3, a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the previous District Court ruling rejecting a challenge to Kansas pre-construction pesticide treatment regulations. In Schoenhoffer v. McClaskey the plaintiff, a licensed pest control applicator in Kansas, challenged Kan. Admin. Regs. 4-13-26 (2003) on the grounds that it required excessive pesticide treatments in preconstruction applications, specifically requiring both a horizontal and ...

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COMING SOON – Health Insurance Exchange

Just in time for the 2018 open enrollment period, NPMA will launch our new Health Care Exchange! The goal for this program is to provide NPMA members with cost effective benefit solutions that make sense in today’s unpredictable marketplace. We are focused on providing small and mid-sized employers with benefit options previously only made available to larger employers. Some of ...

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PPMA Launches New PSA Program Connecting Pests with Vector Borne Diseases

We’re also happy to share that our new PSA campaign, “Symptoms,” has been distributed and will start seeing airtime in the June/July timeframe. Take a look at the final TV spots here. Stay tuned for more information next month about our out-of-home PSA campaign that is also launching this summer! The link will take you to Pest TV where you ...

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Senate Version of Obamacare Repeal Released

On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate Obamacare repeal legislation was released and is similar to the Affordable Health Care Act that passed the U.S. House of Representatives in April. Senate Majority leader McConnell has signaled that the legislation will reach the Senate floor for a full vote before the 4th of July recess.On Wednesday, June 22, the U.S. Senate ...

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Industry Applauds Trump Administration Nominee to NLRB Board

This week, the Trump Administration announced the appointment of Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). If confirmed, Mr. Kaplan would be the second Republican on the currently three-member panel. We anticipate that a Republican-controlled NLRB will more accurately defend employer and employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Under the Obama administration, the NLRA released ...

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Pest Management Associations from Across the Globe Form New Coalition

NPMA recently joined 21 pest management associations from around the world to form the Global Pest Management Coalition. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently met with pest management associations from around the world and formed the “Global Pest Management Coalition”. The mission is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring ...

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NPMA P3 Steering Committee Continues Dialogue on Future of Industry

Last week, 20 industry leaders met to discuss current and future trends, their impact on the pest management industry, and how NPMA can proactively respond to the industry’s emerging needs. “Strategic planning and goal setting is important for any organization,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CAE. “The coming years present many potential changes and challenges and efforts such of those ...

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NPMA Announces Results of 2017-2018 Board of Directors Election

NPMA is pleased to announce the results of its annual board of director elections. J. Bryan Cooksey, III (McCall Service Inc., Jacksonville, FL) will serve as President. Dennis Jenkins (ABC Home & Commercial Services, Lewisville, TX) will serve as President-Elect. Chris Gorecki (Orkin Pest Control, Atlanta, GA) will serve as Treasurer. Scott Steckel (Varment Guard Environmental Services, Inc., Columbus, OH) ...

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PPMA Encourages Industry Participation During National Pest Management Month

FAIRFAX, VA (March 27, 2017) – The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is working to raise public awareness about the importance of partnering with a licensed pest control professional during National Pest Management Month in April. This annual designation acknowledges the pest management industry’s ongoing commitment ...

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