January 8, 2013
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Fleet Safety and the Bottom Line

Wednesday, January 9

1:00 p.m. ET


Presented by Steve Bojan, Senior Risk Services Consultant - Transportation, HUB International Limited


Auto liability exposure is one of the most significant risks facing any pest control company. It is very difficult to control and is often not recognized by management. Small crashes have become more expensive as repair costs continue to escalate and catastrophic crashes have recently led to a number of huge jury awards. These challenges have led many insurers to increase premiums for clients that have either had poor loss histories or few safety controls in place.
To address these challenges, the Fleet Safety webinar will discuss some of risk factors associated with fleets as well as some best practices that can help to reduce your organization's risk exposure to vehicle crashes. We will discuss the ANSI z-15.1-2012 Standard that address fleet safety best practices as well as other tools that can be utilized to improve fleet safety. These best practices include effective hiring standards, driver training, and vehicle tracking. We will end our webinar with a question and answer session that allows you to address questions specific to your fleet.

Understanding Trends in Advertising

In an effort to better understand business trends in the pest management industry, the National Pest Management Association with the assistance of the Business Development Committee has recently created a series of 60-second snapshot surveys. The first survey focused on trends in advertising. After one month of the survey being available to participants, we have collected a total of 192 complete responses. Below are a few statistics we have gathered from the results. We hope this will provide you insight on how the industry as a whole advertises.
  • 45.8% told us their primary marketing objective is to increase sales.
  • 77% use an advertising agency.
  • 72% prefer online advertising over phone directory advertising.
  • 62% have found that the investment of having a social media presence has resulted in positive returns.
  • The most popular social media outlet is Facebook, with 92.9% having a company page.

Complete survey results will be published in the March/April issue of PestWorld magazine. Thank you to all who participated in the survey! 

2013 Southern Conference - Early Bird Deadline Nearing 


Early bird registration ends January 17.    


Join us for the 2013 Southern Conference at Harrah's Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS on February 12-13.  During this conference, you will have the potential to earn recertification credits in up to nine states. Take advantage of the technical and management program we have put together that focuses on pest issues in your region. Here are a few reasons you should attend:  

  • Discover new bed bug research results and learn how you can increase your success of controlling this pest. 
  • Attend Technician's Day: an all-day program covering topics specifically geared toward technicians.
  • Hear an update from the Mississippi and Tennessee Departments of Agriculture on regulations and issues you need to know about in order to stay in compliance.
  • Hear real world experiences on how your business can increase revenues by diversifying service offerings.
  • And much more!  

Click here to view the full program.


Don't Forget to Reserve Your Room! 

Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Tunica, Mississippi 

For hotel reservations, call (866) 635-7095 by January 17 and mention "NPMA" to receive the group rate of $62 per night. After January 17, rooms and rate are subject to availability.

Register Today for the 2013 Wildlife Expo

Take advantage of the early bird discount and register by January 20 to save $25!

Join the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) February 14-16 at Harrah's Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi for an educational program that will provide both technical and business-related information. Here is a look at a few program highlights:  
  • Learn about the up-and-coming technologies for the wildlife business.
  • Hear a regulatory update on hot issues facing the wildlife industry.  
  • Earn CEU's from NWCOA's Certified Professional Training Courses for technicians. (More details here.
  • Experience the largest exhibit hall dedicated to wildlife and nuisance bird management, showcasing the latest wildlife products and services. 
  • And more!  

Click here to view the full program.


Hotel Information

Harrah's Hotel & Casino is located in Tunica, Mississippi - just outside of Memphis. To make your hotel reservations, click here or call 866-635-7095 and mention the code "SO2WIL3" to receive the group rate of $62 per night (Sunday - Thursday) and $119 per night (Friday and Saturday). This rate will be in effect until January 21.  

Heard on the Hill  

Pest Control Bill Pending in Nevada         


The Nevada General Assembly is considering legislation that would amend or add definitions of terms such as "pest control," "principal," and "primary principal," increase the minimum insurance requirement from $10,000 to $50,000, delete the requirement that a primary principal licensed in the appropriate category or categories of pest control be at each business location in the state, and clarify other aspects of existing pest control law.  Click here to read Assembly Bill 20. 

OR Bill Establishes Confidentiality for Bed Bug Treatment Records      


A bill prefiled in the Oregon Legislature requires certain information pertaining to bed bug infestations to be held confidentially by public health authorities and exempts information from disclosure under public records law.  

FDA Begins Implementing Sweeping Food-Safety Law

The Washington Post, January 4, 2013 

The Obama administration recently moved ahead with the first major overhaul of the nation's food-safety system in more than 70 years, proposing tough new standards for fruit and vegetable producers and food manufacturers.

The long-awaited proposals by the Food and Drug Administration are part of a fundamental change aimed at preventing food-borne outbreaks - caused by everything from leafy greens to cantaloupes to peanut butter - rather than simply reacting to them. Every year, contaminated foods sicken an estimated 48 million Americans and kill 3,000.


The rules, which span 1,200 pages, are aimed at creating safer conditions from farm to fork. Produce farmers would be required to ensure that their crops aren't contaminated by bad water or animal waste. Some will likely be compelled to build fences to keep out wildlife and to provide adequate restrooms and hand-washing facilities for field workers. Read more... 

Members Make the Headlines 

John Myers Featured in Smart Business Philadelphia 


Rentokil North America President and CEO John Myers was recently featured in Smart Business Philadelphia.

 Read the article.

Orkin Canada Featured in Undercover Boss Canada 


Tune in January 24th at 9pm to watch Orkin Canada's President Gary Muldoon go undercover in the popular reality television series Undercover Boss Canada, where CEOs go undercover among their own workforce.

Members Earn Angie's List "Super Service Award"   


Johnson Pest Control of East Tennessee and Reynolds Pest Management of Port Saint Lucie Florida have both proudly earned the designated "Super Service Award" for pest control.

New Jersey Based Pest Control Company to be Featured on Animal Planet's "Infested!"

The Paramus Post, January 4, 2013    


Jeffrey White isn't afraid to play with "creepy crawlers" or experience a few bed bug bites. Because of his expertise with such critters, White will be featured as an expert on Animal Planet's third season of the highly popular series, "Infested!". Read more...

Personalize Your 2013 Pest Calendar Today!

Keep your company in front of your customers all year long by personalizing the 2013 Pest Calendar with your company information! Click here for details.


Upcoming Events

2013 Wildlife Expo

February 14-16

Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Tunica, Mississippi


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Eastern Conference

January 17-18

Bally's Atlantic City - Atlantic City, New Jersey   


Southwestern Conference

January 31-February 1

Sandia Resort & Casino - Albuquerque, New Mexico


Southern Conference

February 12-13

Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Tunica, Mississippi

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Legislative Day
March 17-19
Hyatt Regency Washington
Washington, DC

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