The West Virginia Pest Management Association makes a difference in our members’ companies. We provide essential tools to train their service professionals, grow their businesses, save them money, and expose them to new customers. We know what our members need — and how to help them most.
WVPMA offers one stop shopping for all your educational needs. Whether you prefer to absorb new materials through conferences and meetings or by reading, we have the solution for you. Our experts address topics of necessity for owners, managers, and technicians alike. Of course, members receive greatly reduced rates for all educational resources available.
Of course, no business can grow with unfavorable legislation or regulation. Through our partnership with NPMA, you can be assured that the professional pest management industry before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies to ensure that the laws and rules by which you must abide are sensible and workable, and not unduly burdensome. The voice of each member company adds credibility and clout to our industry representation.
Of course we help improve the day-to-day operations of our members’ business with our training, Washington representation, and business support tools, but we take our commitment to their future one step further...by helping potential customers find them! WVPMA members have their company name and contact information listed on www.pestworld.org, our consumer site visited annually by more than 600,000 users. Imagine the business leads that stem from consumers using our searchable by zip code locator to find professionals in their area! PCOAWV members receive this tremendous exposure at no additional fee.
Additionally, NPMA’s consumer education arm, the Professional Pest Management Alliance, engages in substantial public relations initiatives to help grow the industry. In fact, over the past six years, more than six million homeowners have turned to professional pest management for the first time. We know much of that growth stems from the industry’s united voice, touting the important role our members play in protecting public health.
NPMA/WVPMA helps members to stay on top of business and industry issues with regular member communications.
With your NPMA/WVPMA membership, you can access the Members Only areas of the NPMA website, including technical articles, networking opportunities, industry news, and more. To access the Members Only section, enter your email address as your username and "npma" as your password. Forgot your information? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a week, NPMA sends members the latest industry news through ePestWorld, a comprehensive electronic newsletter, highlighting top national headlines, business articles. This is an easy way to get connected to the latest industry happenings. Having trouble viewing the newsletter- it is also archived and available online at https://www.npmapestworld.org.
PestWorld offers in-depth analysis of the pest management industry, as well as business tips and techniques. You'll also receive stories from the field, legislative news, and technical updates. Missing an issue? All PestWorld newsletters are archived and available online at https://www.npmapestworld.org. Just scroll down to "Latest News" and click on the latest issue.
WVPMA's website, wvpest.org offers education, latest news, and other information of value to local members.
The WVPMA wants to see you and yours succeed. On an annual basis, cash scholarships of up to $2000.00 are awarded to up to four (4) recipients. Children of WVPMA active (voting) members and their employees' children who plan to attend college or trade school as freshmen in the upcoming admission year are eligible. Learn more about the additional requirements for eligibility and selection criteria -- download the complete student and parent applications here.