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NPMA’s strategic plan – education, protection, and growth



August 21, 2013 (Fairfax, Va.) – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new logo and tagline as part of the association’s ongoing evolution of its brand, which began in 2012 with the creation of the association’s strategic plan.

During its July meeting, the Board of Directors approved a new logo and tagline that represents the goals identified in NPMA’s strategic plan – education, protection, and growth.

“It was the perfect time to evaluate our company’s brand and logo to ensure it was in sync with who we are and where we are going,” stated NPMA Executive Vice President Bob Rosenberg. “For 80 years, NPMA’s members have helped to build a trusted brand in the pest management industry. It is with them in mind that we are excited to unveil our new, fresh visual identity to further strengthen our position as an industry leader and carry us into the future.”

The new logo showcases a shield around a person and a structure, graphically depicting the industry’s protection of person and property. The new tagline, “Our Mission is Your Protection” provides a dual purpose. While NPMA’s mission is to provide protection to its members through advocacy, education, and business opportunities, the logo and tagline was also designed with association members in mind, as it is their mission to protect their customers.

Over the next few weeks, NPMA will be updating its collateral, stationery, and Web site with the new logo. A formal launch is planned for PestWorld 2013, to be held in Phoenix, Arizona on October 22-25. For more information, visit

What triggers the attack of Africanized Honeybees?


Loud noises or vibrations,  sometimes just the smell – maybe aftershave or cologne and for sure don’t throw things. Here is some information from WikiHow at with pictures.

An incident this last week in Tucson can remind us of the dangers that surround us. Children at an early stage should be instructed in what is good and what is bed in nature. That is one reason why Dr. Bug teaches a class at the Chandler Environmental Education Center.


What worries me?

What worries me the most is when I did a Google and Bing search for  “Do It Yourself (DIY) products for Bed Bugs”  (About 5,710,000 results (0.35 seconds) and Bing 8,900,000 results. There is so much information out there and I want to know who is right and who is wrong? Everybody is an expert these days, well I have to tell you – do your homework and if you need an opinion find someone knowledgeable. Remember the adage “If it sounds to good to be true”. Don’t fall for all these claims, make sure you get all the facts and don’t use things that could hurt you worse. Hire a professional because they know how better pest control helps protect public health and improves our quality of life. this is the site for the National Pest Management Association and is a wealth of useful information.

Leave it to the Pros – Find a Local Pest Control Company

When pests find their way indoors, homeowners are often tempted to try and control the problem on their own. However, the truth is that most pests – from bed bugs and termites to wasps and other stinging insects – are better left to professionals. The professionals listed in our exterminator directory have the knowledge, tools, and training to safely and properly eliminate pest infestations. If you are concerned about an infestation on your property, it’s best to hire licensed, local exterminators to assist in proper identification and treatment of the household pest problem.

ProBest is a member of the NPMA - no worries

ProBest is a member of the NPMA – no worries



What is “Community Emergency Response (CERT) Program”

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The City of Chandler Fire Department’s response was to establish a local Community Emergency Response (CERT) Program as part of the City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and local homeland security response. Our program is nationally recognized and is one the premier programs in the valley.

The Chandler CERT program’s mission is to ensure that disaster preparedness education and information is made available to the residents of Chandler through training and community outreach programs. Our purpose is to increase the knowledge and preparedness of Chandler’s residents by teaching them how to deal with natural or man-made disasters up to 72 hours or until help arrives to assist them.


So your asking yourself, why is Dr. Bug talking about this group? Well I’m glad you asked. This week I gave them training on “Things that bite or sting, or are just plain creepy”. I applaud a group that thinks outside the box, but as a Firefighter or Volunteer you don’t what to get injured or bring things home with you.

So my hat’s off to them for attending the class and as always I’m here to share what I know about bugs.

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