Aardvark Pest Management
Witt Pest Management
Chairman of the Board
State College, PA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Perry Pest Control
Greg Ten Hoeve
Archer Pest Control
Camp Hill, PA
Thur-O Pest Mngmt
Township Pest Control
The Pest Rangers
Hanover Twp., PA
Ajax Environmental Solutions
Witt Pest Management
Bill Grill Exterminating
Besic Pest Control
Rentokil North America
Ed Van Istendal
Witt Pest Management
Salino Scholarship Chair
Ajax Environmental Solutions
Sharon Hill, PA
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Welcome to the new membership year! We are excited to have you as a partner for the upcoming year. Whatever your rationale for joining the association may be, we are committed to ensuring that you find value in being a part of this professional trade association
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The Board of Directors and Executive Director team are excited for the educational opportunities that are being made available this fall. Check out a listing of courses being offered near you below. Also, mark your calendars for
November 12-14 for the upcoming Annual Meeting at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, PA. Details will be forthcoming.
Please note that the PPMA office will be closed from August 7-11.
If we at the Association's office can ever be of assistance, please feel free to contact us at (800) 842-9090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to look for Fabric Pests: Look beyond Wool Clothes and Carpets
Fabric pests such as clothes moths, carpet beetles, and hide beetles are found not only in woolen clothing and carpets. They can be found infesting almost anything made of animal materials such as feathers, furs, pet hair, even brush bristles, animal nests and accumulations of dead insects. To do a thorough inspection, think beyond the obvious.
- Ask about woolen clothing, blankets, down pillows or comforters, or rugs that have been stored or unused for some time. Woolens that were not dry-cleaned before storage are most susceptible to infestation. Occasionally cotton, linen, silk, rayon and other fabrics may be infested if soiled.
- Look for old, overstuffed chairs or sofas. If these have woolen fabric covers, are stuffed with animal hair, or have accumulations of pet hair, they could be the source of fabric pests.
- Ask where the pets sleep. Look for accumulations of pet hair in these areas or pet bedding that is matted with pet hair.
- Use a knife or small spatula to pull out bits of lint from under baseboards, the edges of wall-to-wall carpeting, and around the bottoms of door thresholds. Check the underside of wool rugs.
- Check for accumulations of lint, crumbs, and pet hair under heavy furniture, under beds, in dark corners, and in closets. Look for accumulations of lint and hair inside floor registers, air ducts, and clothes dryer vents.
Ask if there have been problems lately with mice, rats, birds, bats, squirrels or other animals inside the house or in attics, garages, chimneys, basements. Check these areas, if accessible, for evidence of carpet or hide beetles on animal carcasses and in animal nests. Check attics for wasp nests or accumulations of dead insects such as cluster flies.
|Fabric pests can be found in rodent carcasses, animal nests, and in accumulations of hair where pets rest.
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- Look for animal-based decorative objects on shelves or hanging on walls--items such as animal trophies, oriental rugs, anything made of wool, horn, hide, feathers, or bone.
- Finally, check other possible infestation sites: piano felts or felt backing, insect collections, dried flower arrangements, natural bristle hair or clothes brushes, fur coats, bee or yellowjacket nests inside wall voids, and horsehair insulation behind old plaster. Carpet beetles can also be found infesting stored food products, seeds (including seed pictures), pet food, and rodent bait.
As published by Techletter.
News from NPMA
Department of Labor Seeks Information on Revising Overtime Rule
This week the Trump Administration moved forward with revoking or revising the Department of Labor's (DOL) Overtime Rule promulgated by the Obama administration. On Tuesday the DOL published a
Request for Information
in the Federal Register to gather information to aid in formulating a proposal to revise regulations pertaining to the 2016 update to overtime rules under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The DOL's final overtime rule was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016 and would raise the minimum overtime eligibility threshold more than 50% to $47,476, annually, but a Federal Court granted a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by two groups of plaintiffs that consist of 21 states and a combination of industry groups lead by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Businesses. The case remains pending final adjudication in Federal Court.
The RFI is specifically requesting comment on:
* Is the salary threshold increase too high?
* Should there be salary threshold discrepancies based on region?
* Should there be salary threshold discrepancies based on size of employer?
* Should there be salary threshold discrepancies based job function? (executive, administrative, professional)
* Should there be changes to the "duties test"?
* How should non-discretionary bonuses be accounted?
NPMA addressed several of these issues in comments submitted against the Overtime rule in 2015 and will once again be advocating on behalf of NPMA members and submitting comments to protect employers' businesses and employee flexibility. NPMA will also be working as a member of the Partnership to Protect Workplace opportunity a large and diverse group of national industries advocating for policies that promote business growth and protect employees.
, join the
for their Summer Meeting. Details are available
has announced their fall seminar slated for
September 14, 2017
in Trevose, PA. Registration information can be found
Mark your calendars now for the Annual Meeting, scheduled for
November 12-14 in Lancaster, PA!
Meetings and Events
section of the website is always the most up-to-date resource for happenings of the Association. Be sure to check it out!
The Eastern Division continues to hold its monthly meetings with varying topics of discussion on the second Thursday of every month at the Crowne Plaze in Trevose. For more information on monthly topics and speakers, contact Sue at (215) 331-1121.
The information below represents legislative activity (including bill introductions) that has occurred since the last newsletter. For a full listing of legislation that Versant is tracking for PPMA, please contact us at (717) 635-2320 or email@example.com. Activity marked HCO or SCO indicates a co-sponsorship memo which precedes the actual introduction of legislation and is designed to secure the support of other legislators prior to introduction as a bill.
No legislative activity was seen specific to PPMA's interests over the last month. The Senate has recently passed a revenue package which includes a Severance Tax and a Gross Receipts tax. It is still undetermined if the House of Representatives will move forward with this revenue bundle. Versant Strategies is paying close attention to the following legislation on your behalf:
SB 76 - Argall, David - Act providing for tax levies & information related to taxes; authorizing a personal income tax or earned income tax by a school district; for exclusions from sales tax; for increase to personal income tax; est. Fund; & repeals.
This bill has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee and awaits a committee meeting for a vote.
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