Regulations

Advocating for the Industry

A few months ago, when the world screeched to a halt in a matter of days due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NPMA’s Public Policy team stepped up to make sure businesses could continue working. “During any national emergency or public health crisis, we have to continue operating,” said Ashley Amidon, NPMA’s Vice President of Public Policy. “If you’re home and ...

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From the Ground Up: Utilizing QualityPro Tools for Business Growth

With everything that’s happened in the past few months, it’s easy to lose track of the good news. Pest control is essential and the entrepreneurial spirit of owners across the country is keeping many businesses on track. Businesses are even starting up. In March, as coronavirus was beginning to change lives in the U.S., Kevin Pass, longtime owner of Action ...

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Online Resources to Help Your Business

The power of modern technology is the ability to put resources and opportunities in the hands of those who otherwise would not have access. At QualityPro, our goal has always been to raise the bar and pursue excellence in the industry by setting all of our accredited companies up for success. The best way we know to do that is ...

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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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Marijuana Legislation: An Update

As part of QualityPro’s ongoing standards, effort to keep our accredited companies, standards and resources as up-to-date on evolving issues as possible, we wanted to check in on where marijuana legislation stands at the state level. Individual states are evolving their own legislation and we wanted to provide an update. Because of the drug-free workplace standard, the ability to test ...

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Looking Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 State Legislative Activity

In 2019, NPMA dominated at the state-level thanks to the cooperation, energy and execution of our state pest control associations and State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPARs). It was the busiest legislative year in recent memory as almost 900 bills were introduced that could affect our industry. It is essential that we prepare for 2020, and operate with a sense of ...

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DC: An Update and an Invitation

As 2019 ends, we are staring at a political landscape that is both very different and much the same as the end of 2018. Congress is divided (still), the President has been stymied in his efforts to pass big pieces of legislation (again) and there are trade disputes affecting the economy (continually). The problems haven’t changed much. What has changed ...

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QualityPro Consumer Relations Standards

QualityPro accredited companies are encouraged to find the best practices necessary to standardize their customer experiences and expectations. What’s working for them? Here are a few approaches to customer service that have helped our accredited companies raise the bar. AMERICAN PEST SOLUTIONS Having served D.C., Maryland and Virginia since 1925, American Pest has learned a thing or two about satisfying ...

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Pesticide Ban Bills Ditch Science for Politics

More than 100 members of the House of Representatives—all Democrats—are sponsoring or co-sponsoring the so-called Ban Toxic Pesticides Act of 2019, H.R.230. This short bill would immediately ban all sale and use of chlorpyrifos, a highly beneficial insecticide long used in agricultural production and for certain other uses such as mosquito control and turf maintenance. In the Senate, a somewhat ...

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Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace: Learn Your Risks and Exposures

Substance abuse in the workplace negatively affects every organization’s bottom-line through lost productivity, workplace accidents/injuries, workers’ compensation (WC) claims, employee absenteeism and more. Studies show that employees with a substance abuse disorder miss on average 34% more days than other workers, and are also more likely to experience a workplace injury. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug ...

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