80th Anniversary Issue

National Pest Management Association (NPMA) 80 Milestones

September 10, 2013 By
1. 1933 – National Association of Exterminators and Fumigators was established to support the professional pest control industry. Bill Buettner led the charge. 2. 1933 – The Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) introduced the New Deal, focusing the “3... Read more»
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Trustees of Two Industry Treasures

September 10, 2013 By
It was the worst year of The Great Depression. Unemployment averaged 25.2%. President Franklin D. Roosevelt intoned during his first inauguration speech the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. The year was 1933. Thankfully, Al Cossetta and... Read more»
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Goldenberg Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
In the late 1970s and early ’80s, our industry was under a siege of sorts: The domestic insurance industry brought forth high premiums and/or no general liability insurance coverage, leaving pest management professionals (PMPs) without coverage or under severe financial... Read more»
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Cooper Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
I used to think looking back in the rearview mirror was to determine whom I passed or who was gaining on me. Yet, as I’ve mellowed, looking back at the “bad old days” at the beginning of the 1990s has... Read more»
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Kunst Reflects on Pest Management’s Past

September 10, 2013 By
When I was president of the National Pest Control Association — now the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) — in 1995 and 1996, one had to run for each position in a competitive election. It was necessary to visit every... Read more»
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Dr. Mitchell’s Predictions for the Future of Pest Management

September 10, 2013 By
The main challenge facing pest management professionals (PMPs) now through 2033 will be how to satisfy a growing public demand for zero pests. Pesticide manufacturers already are developing less-toxic, target-specific pesticides. Concurrently, biologists are developing better monitoring systems and exclusion... Read more»
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