The Inspector
PPMA Online Classes
Topic: Roaches and Label Review

Speaker: John Krutz, Control Solutions, Inc.

June 10, 2021 at 7 - 8:30


00-Core: 1
11- Household/Health Related: 2
18- Demonstration and Research: 2
23 - Park/School Pest Control: 2

Cost: $15 for members; $30 for non-members

To receive continuing education credits, attendees must be present for the entirety of the call and participate in questions asked by the moderator.
Topic: Mosquito's and Label Review

Speaker: David Nardolilli, BASF

July 8, 2021 at 7 - 8:30

Credits: TBD

Cost: $15 for members; $30 for non-members

To receive continuing education credits, attendees must be present for the entirety of the call and participate in questions asked by the moderator.
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PPMA Eastern Region Seminar in Person this September
Eastern Division Seminar Registration
September 9, 2021
Radisson Hotel
2400 Old Lincoln Highway, Trevose, PA 19053


7-8 am: Registration and Coffee/Danish

8-8:15 am: Introductions/Instructions

8:15-9:15 am: Session 1 - Core
Session 2 - Women in PC

9:15-10 am: Exhibit Hall Break

10-11 am: Session 2 - Rodents
Session 3 - Termite
Session 4 - Marketing

11-12 pm: Session 5 - Wildlife
Session 6 - Wood Destroying
Session 7 - Marketing

12-1:30 pm: Lunch and Exhibit Hall
Door Prizes (1:15 -1:30)

1:30-2:30 pm: Session 8 - Bed Bugs
Session 9 - Profitable Fly Control w/ Ed VanIstandal

2:30-3:30 pm: Session 10 - Rodent Exclusion
Session 11 - Spotted Lantern Fly

3:30-4:30 pm: Session 12 - Core w/ Bill Best

Credits To Be Determined.

The Eastern Region will once again be offering commercial applicator testing at the meeting. Testing is limited to 15 people TOTAL for the day. If interested in , please email Bridget at to schedule either a Core test and/or a category test. Please include your name, date of birth, license number (if applicable) and which category you are interested in. Registration for tests is first come, first served.
EPA Provides Updates to Disinfectant Policy to Align with CDC Science
Last year, EPA activated its Emerging Viral Pathogens policy to help minimize disruptions in the disinfectant supply chain by updating protocols, providing regulatory flexibility and providing pathways for expedited review of antimicrobial products. Currently more than 500 products are listed on EPA’s List N, for use against SAR-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes COVID-19. Based on recent guidance from CDC indicating that the risk of being infected with COVID-19 by touching contaminated surfaces is considered low, EPA is no longer prioritizing public health emergency requests or for new products intended for addressing surface contamination of SARS-CoV-2. EPA will no longer expedite new product registrations, emerging viral pathogen claims, SARS-CoV-2 claims, and electrostatic spraying directions for products intended to kill SARS-CoV-2 on surfaces.
Now Accepting Nominations for the Young Entrepreneur Award

The National Pest Management Association's (NPMA's) Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil North America, recognizes young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition.

Applicants will be evaluated on:
  1. Notable contributions made to his or her company in a management level capacity (50%)
  2. Contributions to the pest management industry (25%)
  3. Personal leadership and community involvement (25%)

An independent judges' panel will select one award recipient who will be recognized at NPMA's PestWorld Convention.

Deadline for Nominations
All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 31, 2021.
Training Opportunities
New Jersey Pest Management Offers Basic Pesticide Training /Operator Training in Spanish Online Evening Classes
$99 - Non-NJPMA Members
$65 - NJPMA Members

The purpose of this training is to provide the candidate applicator or operator with a working knowledge, at a minimum, of the following information. The basic course for applicators and operators are the same.

The content of the basic pesticide training course is to include at a minimum:
  • Proper use of application equipment;
  • Hazards that may be involved in applying pesticides;
  • Instructions for mixing pesticides used in particular circumstances;
  • Protective clothing & safety equipment required during the handling & application of pesticides;
  • General precautions to be followed in the disposal of containers, as well as the cleaning and decontamination of equipment;
  • Applicable State/Federal pesticide laws & regulations;
  • Understand/correctly interpret label and labeling information;
  • Understand principles of Integrated Pest Management.
2021 Executive Leadership Forum
June 15-17, 2021| Ocean Reef Club | Key Largo, FL 33037
The Executive Leadership Forum brings together the top leaders in the structural pest management industry who serve on the 2021-2022 NPMA Board of Directors, PPMA Board of Directors, QualityPro Board of Directors, Pest Management Foundation Board of Trustees, P3 Steering Committee, and the Super Committee, comprised of NPMA’s 17 committee chairs. Participants of these groups are formally invited to attend this dynamic Forum, in addition to the 10 members of NPMA’s Executive Leadership Program Class of 2020. All NPMA members who are not involved in the before-mentioned groups are also welcome to join if they wish. The registration rate is $150 per attendee.

A special thanks to our premier sponsor BASF and to all of NPMA’s Strategic Partners: BASF, Bayer, Corteva, and Syngenta, as their support enables us to engage with our association leaders in a focused environment.

The forum will take place at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida from June 15-17. 
Pest World 2021
November 2-5, 2021 | MGM Grand Hotel | Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you ready to reconnect IN PERSON with your pest management peers?! 
Mark your calendar for PestWorld 2021 to be held November 2-5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hotel block at the MGM Grand is now open and registration will open in April, stay tuned!
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Member Benefit: NPMA BugBytes Podcast
Special Release: Uncovering the World of Counterfeit Pest Control with Michael Weyman, Deputy Director for Clemson’s Regulatory Services. Listen now.

Latest episode: A Recap Of New Research On Rodenticides, SARS-CoV-2 and Biting Flies, and Bed Bug Control with Special Guest Marillian Missiti. Listen now.
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Pests In the News
NPMA's Pest Image Gallery
A membership benefit of a joint membership with NPMA and PPMA is the Pest Image Gallery. Thousands of pictures of pests have been gathered to help you with pest ID. You need to be logged in to your NPMA account to see the pictures.
We want to hear from you!
Do you have any news about your business? Anything to brag about? We would love to share stories about our members. Feel free to send those to Bridget at so we can all learn more about each other!
Pest World for Kids!
Kids grade K through 8 might want to check out Pest World for Kids! There are ebooks, crafts, games and more to educate and entice a young learner, especially the kids that love creepy crawlies! Check it out now!