Achieving More Together
MARILLIAN MISSITI, Buono Pest Control Co., Inc.
The year is in full swing, and if your business is like mine, things have really started to heat up—both the temperature and our workloads. NPMA is working to provide you with the tools and resources you need to help you sail through this busy period and ultimately, improve and grow your business.
This issue covers the latest technology available in the pest management industry—a topic that will have an impact on all our members and the industry as a whole. New tech is being developed every day that can give you the ability to provide even better customer service and present your company in the best possible light. For higher-level marketing, you can use artificial intelligence (AI) for content creation, graphic design and data analysis, and ChatGPT to write marketing copy and blogs. To achieve maximum efficiency, you can use tools like routing software, remote monitoring and near field communication to streamline your operation and do more with less. This issue gives practical advice on the implementation and maximization of these important tools. Early adopters will really have a leg up moving forward—don’t miss out on these game-changing technologies.
Our future events will highlight new technology and its capabilities, also presenting information on pests and pest remediation, managing your business, new regulations, hiring and training your workforce, and much more. Events happening soon include the Safety Summit on May 4-5 in Orlando, the Women’s Forum on May 9-11 in Charleston, SC, and Academy on July 18-20 in Phoenix. One event to definitely keep on your radar is this year’s PestWorld, to be held in Honolulu on October 17-20. Always a vibrant, enriching show, this year’s PestWorld will feature the same comprehensive education program, exciting exhibit hall and ample networking opportunities as always, with the unforgettable backdrop of Hawaii. Make plans now to send your team to a PestWorld to remember.
The NPMA board and staff are working diligently to plan PestWorld, and also undertake initiatives that will help your business fulfill its ultimate mission: protecting public health, food and property. Many thanks to those in the industry who have volunteered—if you’ve never raised a hand to help out, now is the time. We need help from everyone to make this industry the best it can be—together, we can achieve more.