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Inspector Update
Welcome to the new version of The Inspector! We've heard from you, the members, and plan on making some changes to how we communicate industry news!

Looking for credits? While the Association investigates ways to offer credits and educational opportunities to our members during life with COVID-19, you can always find credits available in an online format at
Let us welcome our new members to PPMA!
  • Jim Cush, Mozart Management
  • Josh Koach, Boo's Bug Stoppers, LLC
  • Charles Persch, Pestchukker
  • Carlos Roman, Sting Operation, LLC
  • Mark Swarbrick, Eco-friendly Pest Solutions
Industry News
SBA and Treasury Release Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application
Washington—Today, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.

The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). SBA will also soon issue regulations and guidance to further assist borrowers as they complete their applications, and to provide lenders with guidance on their responsibilities.

The form and instructions include several measures to reduce compliance burdens and simplify the process for borrowers, including:

  • Options for borrowers to calculate payroll costs using an “alternative payroll covered period” that aligns with borrowers’ regular payroll cycles
  • Flexibility to include eligible payroll and non-payroll expenses paid or incurred during the eight-week period after receiving their PPP loan
  • Step-by-step instructions on how to perform the calculations required by the CARES Act to confirm eligibility for loan forgiveness
  • Borrower-friendly implementation of statutory exemptions from loan forgiveness reduction based on rehiring by June 30
  • Addition of a new exemption from the loan forgiveness reduction for borrowers who have made a good-faith, written offer to rehire workers that was declined

The PPP was created by the CARES Act to provide forgivable loans to eligible small businesses to keep American workers on the payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. The documents released today will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans.

Find the form here.
Governor Wolf Announces Real Estate Industry May Conduct Limited Business Transactions Statewide  
May 19, 2020 - Governor Tom Wolf today announced that starting today, businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related activities statewide and provided  guidance  for this industry to operate in red phase and yellow phase counties.

Find the full article here .
Pests in the News
America's Rats are Starving
The city rats that usually have an abundance of leftover food to scrounge for have suddenly found themselves starving and turning to dark means to stay alive. Follow this link to learn how COVID-19 is affecting this well known pest.

Penn State University to Offer Online Learning at 75% Off
Penn Sta te - Online learning from Penn State Extension drew a lot of attention in the past month, with more than 100,000 enrollments from Pennsylvania and across the globe. Our commitment to supporting people during this time of need will continue with significant savings on our online courses throughout the entire month of May.
More than 55 online courses will be offered at 75% off through May 31*. Check out some of our most popular courses on topics including: 
  • Beekeeping
  • Grant writing
  • Healthy eating and meal planning 
  • Beef production and management
  • Orchard management
  • Pond management 
  • Farmers market food safety
Our courses can be accessed when and where you need them from any device, and our customer service team is standing by to assist you. Many courses offer certification or the continuing education credits you may need to stay professionally current and credentialed.
Check out our online course catalog and register today!

How to Download NPMA and PPMA Membership Certificates
Those looking to download a PPMA card, can login to the member portal at If members have challenges logging in, they can contact

For an NPMA card, go to Member Center tab, scroll down and click on 'Update Your Profile', then click on 'Manage My Group". They will see the green tabs on top right for 'Print Membership Certificate' and 'Download the NPMA Logo".
To update your company's service area, please follow the steps below:
  1. Log on to the Manage My Group area of the NPMA website. Please note: in order to access the "Manage My Group" area of the NPMA website, you must be a company administrator. 
  2. Click on "Company Information" from the drop down menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the Service Area section.
  4. Download the excel template found on this page.
  5. Update this template to include all of the zip codes that you service.
  6. Save the file on your computer.
  7. In the Service Area section click Choose File. Locate the excel template file that you just saved. Click open.
  8. Click Upload file.
Once you've completed these steps your service on Find-a-Pro is instantly updated to include these new zip codes. 
If you are having problems accessing please contact NPMA at (703) 352-6762 or .
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