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Pest Management Foundation solicitation for research proposals
NPMA
The Pest Management Foundation is pleased to announce that up to $15,000 is available for pest management industry related research. Research proposals must be received before Feb. 17, 2014. Submission details are available in the full solicitation/request for proposals, which can be found here.

The Foundation is affiliated with the National Pest Management Association and has been in existence for more than 30 years, but is incorporated separately with a nine-member Board of Trustees. Members of the Board include the NPMA President, President-elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Executive Vice-President, Chairman of the NPMA Technical Advisory Committee and three at-large trustees elected by the NPMA Board of Directors. The Foundation and has helped fund and produce valuable and beneficial research for the pest management industry.

For more information, contact Jim Fredericks at jfredericks@pestworld.org.

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Principles of Tick Management and Tick-Borne Disease
NPMA
Join us for a Webinar on March 5, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST.

REGISTER TODAY!
This webinar, featuring panelists from the EPA, CDC, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, and NPMA, will cover pertinent topics including conventional and non-conventional tick management practices, landscape management, EPA resources for tick management, and PPE and health implications relating to tick management.
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Realize your potential
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Enjoy the pride, prestige, and professionalism of earning your Associate Certified Entomologist ACE certification.

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Structural pest management is a complex and highly-specialized market. Pest introductions and migrations, changing regulations, new technologies a pest management professional needs to be an expert in a wide variety of areas.

How do you communicate that you have this expertise and training to your customers and employers? Join the ranks of the associate certified entomologists.

Visit www.entocert.org for details.

The ACE program is managed by the Entomological Society of America, and endorsed by the National Pest Management Association.

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It's not too late to register for the 2014 Southwestern Conference
NPMA
Make plans to attend the 2014 Southwestern Conference Jan. 29-30 in Albuquerque, N.M., where you can earn valuable re-certification credits and learn a variety of educational tools needed to grow your business. Register Today!
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OSHA form 300A required to be posted Feb. 1
NPMA
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Illness and Injury Recordkeeping and Reporting Regulation, pest management businesses and other employers with more than 10 employees whose establishments are not classified as a partially exempt industry must post OSHA Form 300A, the Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in their workplace from Feb. 1 to April 30. Click here to read additional information about OSHA's Illness and Injury Recordkeeping and Reporting Regulation.

In a related matter, NPMA is developing an online OSHA compliance assistance website for pest management professionals. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

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HEARD FROM THE HILL


New California data suggests pyrethroid regulation not working
NPMA
According to the results of a recent study performed by California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) researchers, a 2012 DPR surface water pesticide contamination prevention regulation has not resulted in a reduction in detections of synthetic pyrethroids in urban surface waters. A DPR regulation imposing restrictions on the use of synthetic pyrethroids went into effect in July of 2012. The regulation, like similar recent revisions to synthetic pyrethroid product labels, is aimed at more effectively preventing runoff and better safeguarding urban surface waters. Researchers presenting the study results said the research cast doubt on whether pest management professionals were complying with the regulation on a widespread basis. The researchers also expressed concerns about the presence of fipronil in urban surface waters. Click on the link below to see a webinar presentation on the research.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfPsloxHPE4

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Nuisance Wildlife Control permit legislation prefiled in Oklahoma
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A bill requiring persons performing commercial nuisance wildlife control services to pass a Department of Wildlife Conservation-administered nuisance wildlife control operator certification examination and obtain a nuisance wildlife control operator permit from the Department was recently prefiled in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Similar legislation passed the House last year but was overwhelmingly defeated in the Senate. Click here to read House Bill 2618 and related information.
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Pest control bill pending in Alabama
NPMA
A bill was recently introduced in the Alabama Legislature prohibiting a person who has been convicted of any felony under state or federal law involving robbery, bribery, extortion, embezzlement, grand larceny, burglary, arson, murder, rape, assault with intent to kill, assault that inflicts grievous bodily injury, kidnapping, prostitution, child abuse, child pornography, sexual assault or indecent exposure from taking an examination for a permit to engage in structural pest control work unless the applicant's civil rights have been restored. The measure also establishes definitions of the term "registered employee" and "registered technician." Click here to view the legislation.
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Document accompanying FY 2014 budget addresses pesticides impact on honey bees
NPMA
A non-binding report accompanying legislation funding the federal government for the duration of Fiscal Year 2014 that passed Congress last week contains language directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to "improve its risk assessment approaches as a part of its pesticide registration process to protect honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees in all life stages." The language also notes that EPA "has already taken action in regard to improving pesticide labels and is expected to continue to regularly evaluate its policies to ensure the protection of pollinators and all species critical to food production."
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'Ban the Box' laws effective in Minnesota and Rhode Island

In 2013, Minnesota and Rhode Island became the third and fourth states, respectively, to enact laws limiting when private employers can inquire about a job applicant's criminal convictions. Both laws went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Known as "Ban the Box" laws, these initiatives typically remove the question on the job application about an individual's conviction history and delay the background check inquiry until later in the hiring process.

Hawaii and Massachusetts also have "Ban the Box" laws in place that apply to private employers as do Philadelphia and Newark, N.J. Legislatures in Michigan, New Jersey and Ohio in 2013 considered bills limiting private employers from inquiring about applicant’s criminal convictions.

The new Rhode Island law prohibits private employers from inquiring either orally or in writing about an applicant's prior criminal convictions, with certain exceptions, until the first interview with the applicant. An employer may inquire about the applicant's criminal convictions during the first interview and thereafter in accordance with all applicable state and federal laws. Meanwhile, the Minnesota law prevents private employers from inquiring into an applicant's criminal history until after the applicant has been selected for an interview or before a conditional offer of employment. It also establishes penalties for private employers including fines for failure to comply.

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DC Council considering rat prevention legislation
NPMA
The District of Columbia Council is considering legislation requiring food establishments to submit a detailed rat prevention plan that addresses food storage, garbage disposal and debris removal as part of their business license application. Click here to read the Rat Prevention Control Act.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


He's the best bug man in the country
Cincinnati.com
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Study: Chicago leads in bedbugs for 2nd consecutive year
Chicago Tribune
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New buzz on bees: State studying insecticides, habitat to protect the pollinators
Winona Daily News
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Bedbugs turn Vermont couple's life upside down
VPR
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Bed bug extermination sparks fire
WLEX-TV
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Two Parkway Pest Services® employees earn National Certification as Associate Certified Entomologists
Parkway Pest Services
Adding to their impressive roster of certified entomologists, Parkway Pest Services® is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Associate Certified Entomologist exam by Brian Mongillo and Patsy Sposato. This distinguished certification is another step toward Parkway's goal to provide the best, most knowledgeable service possible to their customers.
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Cook's Pest Control to reveal expansion plans for Natural Science Museum in Alabama
AL.com
The eighth-largest pest control company in the U.S. plans to unveil a new concept and location for its 34-year-old Natural Science Museum in Decatur, Ala. Brian Cook, director of business development for Cook's Pest Control, told AL.com the Cook's Natural Science Museum will move from its current location on 412 13th Street S.E., to the old Car Quest auto parts building on Fourth Avenue across from Regions Bank and Decatur City Hall.
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


7 ways to keep employees happy
Fast Company
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4 ways to write headlines that actually get clicked
Emma Fitzpatrick
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
Jan. 21-23, 2014 NPMA Eastern Conference Tarrytown, N.Y.
Jan. 27-29, 2014 Lawn Care Summit 2014 Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 29-30, 2014 NPMA Southwestern Conference Albuquerque, N.M.
Feb. 11-12, 2014 NPMA Southern Conference Tunica, Miss.
March 9-11, 2014 Legislative Day 2014 Washington, D.C.
July 17-19, 2014 Academy 2014 Tucson, Ariz.

  To view the calendar of events, click here.


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