The National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) annual Legislative Day event took place Mach 9-11 in Washington, D.C.
Legislative Day gives pest management professionals (PMPs) an opportunity to advocate for the pest control industry on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, and empowers them to continue their efforts when they return home.
At the Capital Hilton hotel, not far from the White House, NPMA members gathered March 8-10, for committee meetings; educational sessions about business, regulations and politics; and networking receptions. It culminates with state representative meetings on Capitol Hill, where PMPs discuss, face-to-face, issues that are currently having an impact on the pest control industry and could affect PMPs’ livelihood. They are pesticide preemption, the Illicit Cash Act, and the importance of pest control on public health and safety.
Attendees learned how best to conduct their meetings with their state representatives, and received handouts that highlighted talking points.
Legislative Day 2021 will take place March 14-16.