Regulations

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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Challenges and Opportunities in 2021

2020 has drawn to a close and oh, what a year it has been. A year ago, the biggest story was the impeachment proceedings against President Trump. No one could have foreseen the impact COVID would have on our day-to-day lives, nor how much of this year’s legislative dickering would be over massive COVID packages and the Paycheck Protection Program ...

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Managing Customers with QualityPro

QualityPro accreditation is a demonstration of a company’s commitment to the highest standards in the industry, but communicating the value of a company’s accreditation to customers can be tricky. As with all other aspects of business operations, the QualityPro program sets companies up for success with multiple resources for gaining and retaining customers. QUALITYPRO.ORG Accredited companies that haven’t taken time ...

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Best Practices for Returning to the Office

Since pest management has been considered an essential service, and companies have shown incredible flexibility in adapting to new conditions, the industry has been surviving and thriving despite adversity. Nevertheless, as offices reopen and hiring processes begin again, practices need to be reviewed and changed. 2020 has changed most of the rules for how people can interact and how business ...

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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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