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NPMA: Future of our industry looks bright

May 24, 2018 By
Two years ago, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) created a roadmap for its future. Its goals include: 1. Focusing on our members and providing them with the tools and training they need to grow. 2. Establishing ourselves as an authority on... Read more»
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NPMA advises PMPs to take action for Farm Bill

May 23, 2018 By
The National Pest Management Association reports that the U.S. House of Representatives failed to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. Read more»

NPMA Events App

October 20, 2015 By
PestWorld attendees, have you downloaded the NPMA events app yet? It’s extremely helpful to keep track of exhibitor booths, classes, speakers and more. There’s even a directory of local restaurants so you can enjoy Nashville’s finest cuisine! If you already... Read more»
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NPMA Tips: Reflections on Brazilian Mirror Turtle Ants

November 25, 2014 By
Researchers from the George Washington University, in cooperation with Brazilian biologists, recently identified a new ant species in the Brazilian savanna region. The research, published in the October 2014 issue of the scholarly journal The American Naturalist*, highlights the discovery... Read more»
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NPMA Tips: When a Pollinator is a Pest

October 25, 2014 By
The go-to speech for elementary school career day presentations is often about good bugs vs. bad bugs; and pollinators, particularly honey bees, are referred to with special reverence as one of the good guys. These school-age interactions usually are punctuated... Read more»
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NPMA Tips: Lessons from Social Spiders

August 18, 2014 By
Social behavior in animals can be classified in different categories based on the level of sociality the organism in question displays. For example, termites, honey bees and ants display forms of eusocial behavior, the highest form of sociality. Eusocial behavior... Read more»

The Architectural Challenge of Green-Roof Rats

July 11, 2014 By
When most pest management professionals (PMPs) discover rodents are active on a roof, they focus on roof rats, which have a propensity for nesting in trees and attics. Norway rats, on the other hand, tend to excavate subterranean burrows in... Read more»

NPMA Tips: Fruit Flies and Fighter Jets

June 12, 2014 By
Adapt high-speed research for low-tech control methods In April, scientists from the University of Washington published new research detailing the speed at which fruit flies move during flight to avoid danger. Using high-speed video cameras operating at 7,500 frames per... Read more»
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Flea Control: It’s All in the Details

May 15, 2014 By
On Feb. 2, more than 111 million viewers tuned in to watch the Seattle Seahawks defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Aside from being disappointed by the Broncos lackluster game, many people criticized the performance of the Red... Read more»

The potential consequence of de-extinction

February 21, 2014 By
When pest management professionals (PMPs) think of nuisance birds, the first species that usually comes to mind is the rock pigeon, Columba livia. But the common pigeon wasn’t always the most ubiquitous bird in the United States. When settlers first... Read more»
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