Make a Difference in Your Indstry: Volunteer

No organization can survive and thrive without the efforts of its volunteers. Because NPMA committees, divisions, and affiliate organizations are so important to our operations, making sure they are populated each year with quality, dedicated volunteers is a critical job.

Volunteering is a win-win situation.  The association grows in credibility and reputation as a result of volunteer input—our volunteers know what’s best for our industry—and alternately, the volunteers increase in experience, expertise, and leadership as a result of their participation in association activities.

Please consider making an important contribution to the future of NPMA by offering your time and expertise on one of the following committees for the July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2011 fiscal year.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, division or affiliate organization’s council/board, please fill out the 2010 Committee Interest FormAll submissions must be received by April 1.  If you have difficulty with this link, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You will be notified prior to June 1, 2010 if you have been appointed by the president-elect as a member of one of these groups. 

Read below for a description of NPMA Committees.


Business Development

The Business Development Committee’s mission is to advance the growth and success of NPMA member businesses by serving as a resource for best practices, providing business-related tools and reference information, and publishing peer and industry benchmarks for measuring performance.  In addition, the committee also hosts educational webinars to teach members how to expand their business through new technologies.

Government Affairs

The Government Affairs Committee helps to formulate public policy positions and develops strategy to implement such positions.  Also works with NPMA staff to track federal, state, and local legislative and regulatory proposals that impact the pest control industry.

Technical Advisory

The Technical Advisory Committee guides technology-based activities and objectives.


Canine Insect Detection
The Canine Insect Detection Division provides guidance to members of NPMA who own or are interested in using canines to detect insects. Historically used to detect termites in structures, canines are now being used to detect bed bugs. The Steering Committee of this division is solely composed of PMPs and is advised by trainers and university researchers. Started in 2009, this Division will act as the source of credible information for active members of NPMA.

The Commercial Division addresses projects and policies related to any commercial building service including businesses, manufacturing, food protection, retail, schools, institutions, and multi-family housing.

The Fumigation Division addresses policies and procedures related to fumigation. This heavily regulated area has had many changes over the past few years and this division works to promote the importance of fumigation and provides information to fumigators.

Lawn Care
The Lawn Care Division discusses lawn care related issues and provides solutions to companies' technical, business, and training needs.

The Wildlife Division addresses the specialty of wildlife management, which includes any animal not covered by the traditional pest control license.

Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)
The Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) Division develops strategies and sets priorities for any NPMA issues related to wood destroying organisms.

Affiliate Organizations

Leadership Development Group (LDG)
The Leadership Development Group is an affiliate group of NPMA that administers and guides the planning of activities and objectives such as educational opportunities and the NPMA Mentoring Program.  This council acts as a guiding board of the LDG.

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Minorities in Pest Management is an affiliate group of NPMA that was founded to mentor, promote and help advance minority pest management professionals, as well as encourage minority participation in NPMA.  The council acts as a guiding board of the MPM.

Pest Management Foundation Board of Directors
The Pest Management Foundation raises money for pest management research and reviews and identifies which projects to fund.

Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Council

Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) is an affiliate group of NPMA that is focused on attracting, developing and supporting women in the pest management industry through educational programs, resources and peer networking.  The council acts as a guiding board of the PWIPM.

QualityPro Board of Directors
QualityPro is an industry program designed to raise the bar of professionalism for pest management companies across the country. Governed by a board of directors comprised of QualityPro members, this program continually adapts to changing regulations while ensuring that program participants adhere to highest standards in the industry.  (Only representatives of approved QualityPro companies can serve on the QualityPro board of directors.)

Hot Topic
Pest Control has not been restricted in Virginia and has been declared an “Essential Service” in states surrounding Virginia.

Click here to read the full guidance document about each state's consideration of pest control services.
Below is an brief explanation for Virginia, followed by  links for letters that can be carried by technicians in Virginia and surrounding states.
In Virginia, pursuant to Gov. Northam's Executive Order 55 2.a on March 30, 2020, all public and private in-person gatherings of more than ten individuals are prohibited. This includes parties, celebrations, religious, or other social events, whether they occur indoor or outdoor. This restriction does not apply: a. To the operation of businesses not required to close to the public under Executive Order 53
Remember: You are not required to continue operations, but if you do you have the responsibility to follow CDC Guidelines on social distancing and disinfection of common surfaces, and in Virginia, you may not have a gathering of more than 10 people.
This information is normally preserved for members of VPMA, but during this pandemic that efffects the entire Industry VPMA is making information available to all PMPs. As a member based organization we rely on our members to fund the efforts of VPMA. If you are not a member, please consider joining.





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