education & events

Getting Back to Business & Back to Bugs in 2021

There are two trainings left in NPMA's Back in Action series, designed to prepare technicians to hit the ground running in 2021. This comprehensive training series covers advanced pest control education on wood destroying organisms, flies, ants, and spiders. Sign up for one (or all) of these trainings and get ready to elevate your business and earn valuable CEU credits

CEUs have been approved in AK, AL, Alberta, AR, AZ, British Columbia, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, NJ, Nova Scotia, NM, NH, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV & WY.



Discounted pricing for NPMA members!

$75 per training for NPMA Members / $100 per training for Non-Members

Get more bang for your buck with these educational 3 hour trainings! With no time away from your office and no travel expenses required, these trainings are a great value and provide an opportunity to take your expertise to the next level - all from the comfort of your home or office. Click the blue registration buttons below to secure your spot today!


Back to Bugs: Wood Destroying Organisms 

March 26, 2021 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Everything You Never Knew You Wanted to Know About Carpenter Bees

Mark Vanderwerp, BCE, Rose Pest Solutions, Troy, Michigan

Forget termites and powderpost beetles for a minute, let’s talk about carpenter bees. When it the last time you deepened your knowledge of the only group of bees that actively mines into sound, structural wood? Carpenter bees are caught between being a beneficial pollinator and a wood destroying pest. This session will provide insights into carpenter bee identification, biology and behavior and provide tips for inspection, treatment and getting the facts straight for your clients.

Termites: Understanding the Past and Looking to the Future

Phil Koehler, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Termite control has changed drastically over the years, from Abe Lincoln replacing logs in houses to the newest techniques of soil treatment, wood treatment, and baits. Changes have been driven by industry, but also supported by data from researchers. This webinar will cover factors that are driving change and more effective termite protection for customers.

Meet the (Wood Destroying) Beetles! 

Gene White, BCE, Rentokil Steritech, Reading, Pennsylvania 

Wood destroying beetles are notoriously tricky to identify. Couple identification difficulties with challenges determining activity levels and proper treatment methods and you have the perfect storm for a problematic pest. Join an industry expert as we explore the most common wood destroying beetles and learn practical tips for managing this vexing group of pests.




Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders

April 23, 2021 / 1:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Big Picture Pest Control for Small Fly Problems

Dan Baldwin, Terminix International, Memphis, Tennessee

Small flies come in many different forms – drain flies, phorid flies, fungus gnats… the list goes on and on. One thing that these pests all have in common is that it take a big picture approach to control these small flies. Understanding, locating, and eliminating the source of the infestation is key to control, but it’s never a simple task. Learn how to make a major impact on your next small fly job in this webinar packed with practical information that you can put to use today!

Uncontrollable Ants... Or are They?

Faith Oi, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Ants are America’s number one pest. This pest is so ubiquitous that some consumers and pest management professionals alike have resigned themselves to the notion that they can’t be controlled.But that’s not the case. Find out how science can inform your ant management program and learn the facts about ant ID, biology and how this information can be leveraged to increased customer satisfaction.

Beyond the Brown Recluse: Managing Nuisance Spiders in Homes

Blake Layton, PhD, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi

Spiders are one of the five most commonly reported pests that American consumers seek professional help for. Brown recluse spiders get the lion’s share of attention when it comes to spider management training, however, this session will take a look at all of the other spiders that invade homes, causing problems for clients. Learn the most common species, how to identify them, and practical control methods that will supplement your spider control game plan.


Interested in Sponsoring?

Don’t be left out in the cold this winter. Get in front of your customers before the season heats up. NPMA is offering some great opportunities to virtually connect with your customers in the first quarter of 2021, and there are sponsorships available for the Back in Action series. Click here for details.


Refund Policy

A 100% refund will be available for the live event registration until the day of the event. No refund will be available on the day of the event. Refund requests can be made through GoToWebinar or by emailing Megan Moloney at