August 2013





Save the Date 
for Pest Management Canada 2014

3/20/14 - 3/22/14

Fairmont Mont Tremblant Quebec
Mont Tremblant, Quebec  



CPMA Pest Management Canada 2014 Call for Speakers 
Deadline for Submission: September 4, 2013
The Canadian Pest Management Association is looking for your help to identify the most innovative and exciting speakers for Pest Management Canada 2014. Pest Management Canada, CPMA's annual convention and premier event in the professional pest management industry of Canada, will be held at the Fairmont Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, March 20-22, 2014.

Please take the time to consider recommending a speaker to lead an educational session at Pest Management Canada 2014 by completing the Speaker Recommendation/Application. The information collected will help the PMC14 Planning Committee identify speakers and make decisions regarding the content of the program.

Please feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. CPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions.

Speaker suggestions may include, but are not limited to:
  • Academics
  • Business owners
  • Technical experts
  • Consultants from within and outside the industry
  • Subject matter experts in sales, marketing, information technology, and human resources
  • Other "outside of the box" ideas that no one has seen in the past
Self-nominations are welcome.  
Please Note: Educational programs cannot be product or vendor specific. Educational sessions proposed for Pest Management Canada 2014 may focus on specific technology, methodology, or theory, but not on a sole manufacturer or product.

The deadline for submission is September 4, 2013.


Introducing NPMA's PestWorld 2013 Keynote Speakers - Jordan Belfort and Stephen Dubner


NPMA is pleased to announce PestWorld 2013 keynote speakers, Jordan Belfort and Stephen Dubner.

Jordan Belfort was nicknamed "The Wolf of Wall Street" after building one of the most successful sales organizations in Wall Street history, making over $50 million a year. Belfort is a globally recognized force behind business success. He's acted as a consultant to more than fifty public companies, and has been written about in virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the world. This November, Belfort's life story will be played out in a major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. You wont want to miss out on what Belfort has to say!

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Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, will address the fact that the old rules of business just don't apply during his engaging presentation. During this presentation, he will address the sort of topics that are on every business person's mind these days: the ways to create behavior change, the incentives that work and don't work, and the value of asking unpopular questions. This is a not-to-be-missed session for every business person at PestWorld.

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Visit www.npmapestworld.org/pestworld2013 for the most up-to-date event information and registration.


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PWIPM Annual Scholarship Deadline August 15

The Professional Women in Pest Management is accepting submissions for their Annual Scholarship for one female interested in advancing or securing a career in the pest management industry. This scholarship may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their education and/or career in the pest management industry. The scholarship will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2013. The scholarship will be awarded there at the Professional Women In Pest Management reception on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

Deadline for submission: August 15, 2013

Click here to view submission guidelines. 


Deadline Approaching - NPMA Accepting Nominations for Young Entrepreneur Award Until August 15
Submit your nominations for the Young Entrepreneur Award which recognizes young entrepreneurs 40 years or younger working in the professional pest management industry. Applicants will have demonstrated an ability to create or develop an industry innovation or brought a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Nominations may be submitted online. Self-nominations will be accepted as well. All nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 15, 2013.

Applicants will be evaluated by an independent panel of industry experts on: 
  • Notable contributions made to his or her company in a management level capacity
  • Contributions to the pest management industry
  • Personal leadership and community involvement
The panel of judges will select one award recipient who will be announced during PestWorld 2013, October 22-25 in Phoenix.


Submit Your Nominations for the 2013 Women of Excellence Award by August 15

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is currently accepting nominations for NPMA's Women of Excellence Award, presented by Orkin. This is the fifth year the NPMA will recognize women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way. Nominations may be submitted online no later than August 15. Self-nominations will be accepted. Click here to view the nomination guidelines.
The award recipient will be announced at a special award presentation during PestWorld 2013, Oct. 22-25 in Phoenix.
For more information about the NPMA Women of Excellence Award, please click here or contact Dominique Stumpf at dstumpf@pestworld.org or (703) 352-6762.  


The Emerald Ash Borer, a Deadly Pest
The Star Phoenix, August 7, 2013 (Saskatchewan)
The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a destructive insect pest that has left tens of millions of dead ash trees in its wake. In Canada, it was first found 11 years ago in Windsor, Ontario and has spread to several neighbouring counties and now into Quebec. The pest has yet to arrive in Saskatchewan. But it's on the move. Read more... 


Food Supply: Honeybee Deaths Linked to Neonicotinoid Insecticide
The Canadian, August 5, 2013 (Ontario)

In an effort to reduce health risks to honeybees, Ontario's agriculture ministry had asked grain farmers to take extra care when planting crops this spring. This was revealed in the following CBC report. But is that enough? The entire planet's food supply is predicated on the survival of the honeybee. Read more...




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