September 2013







CPMA Board of Directors Defend the Use of Boric Acid at PMRA

The CPMA Board of Directors; Executive Director, Dominique Stumpf; and Director of Regulatory Affairs, Marcia Duke visited the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) last week to defend the use of Boric Acid.

Currently Boric Acid is undergoing re-evaluation. A draft reassessment was published in October of 2012. Based on the results of this draft re-evaluation the professional pest management industry would lose several very important uses of boric acid, including all dust applications.

Based CPMA's and the Boric Acid registrant's conversations with PRMA about the importance of Boric Acid, PRMA invited CPMA to present the professional pest management industry's perspective on the compound; including how dusts are actually applied in the field. The outcome of the meeting was very positive. CPMA is currently organizing a workgroup for gathering additional data requested by PMRA. CPMA anticipates the answers the Canadian pest management industry can provide will contribute to overcoming the existing data gaps and uncertainty in the re-evaluation. Thus, in conjunction with the actions registrants are taking, CPMA is cautiously optimistic boric acid will continue to be available to the professional pest management industry.

Le Conseil d'administration de l'ACGP d�fend l'emploi de l'acide borique devant l'ARLA


Le conseil d'administration de l'ACGP, la directrice administrative, Dominique Stumpf, et la directrice des Affaires r�glementaires, Marcia Duke, ont rencontr� les membres de l'Agence de r�glementation de la lutte antiparasitaire (ARLA) la semaine derni�re pour intervenir en faveur de l'emploi de l'acide borique.


� l'heure actuelle, l'acide borique fait l'objet d'une r��valuation dans le cadre du cycle d'examen de l'ARLA des produits antiparasitaires homologu�s; le projet de r��valuation a �t� publi� en octobre 2012. Selon les r�sultats de ce projet, les professionnels de l'industrie de gestion parasitaire perdraient plusieurs utilisations importantes de l'acide borique, y compris toutes les formulations sous forme de poudres et les utilisations ext�rieures de granul�s pour le traitement g�n�ralis�. Si l'on examine le service aux installations certifi�es biologiques, en particulier, l'acide borique est l'un des quelques produits qui est � la disposition des professionnels canadiens pour contr�ler les parasites au moyen de pesticides; en effet, cette perte d'utilisation ou de certaines utilisations serait appr�ciable, et peut mener � l'utilisation accrue d'insecticides synth�tiques pour ces installations, moyennant une lettre d'exemption de l'organisme de certification.


Compte tenu des discussions de l'ACGP et des d�tenteurs d'homologation de l'acide borique avec l'ARLA au sujet de l'importance de cette substance, les membres de l'ARLA ont invit� l'ACGP � pr�senter le point de vue de l'industrie sur le compos�. Plus particuli�rement, ils veulent savoir comment les poudres et les autres formulations sont utilis�es sur le terrain, les m�thodes d'utilisation, et les r�percussions possibles sur l'industrie canadienne si l'usage de cette substance n'est plus permis, ou si l'on impose des restrictions sur certaines utilisations importantes. Le r�sultat de cette r�union a �t� tr�s positif gr�ce � une discussion ouverte portant sur les besoins de chaque groupe pour faire avancer le processus de r��valuation. L'ACGP �tablit actuellement un groupe de travail pour recueillir les donn�es demand�es par l'ARLA. De plus, l'ACGP pr�voit que les r�ponses fournies par l'industrie contribueront � combler les lacunes existantes en mati�re de donn�es et l'incertitude concernant le projet de r��valuation. Ainsi, en collaboration avec les actions prises par les d�tenteurs d'homologation, l'ACGP reste prudemment optimiste que l'acide borique continuera d'�tre � la disposition de l'industrie de gestion parasitaire.  


Canada Takes Action to Protect Bees

Last week Canada joined the EU and the US in taking action to protect bees.  Health Canada's Pesticide Management Regulatory Authority (PMRA) published the Notice of Intent: NOI2013-01, Action to Protect Bees from Exposure to Neonicotinoid Pesticides. Comments on the document are being accepted until  December 12, 2013.

The document mainly focuses on altering agricultural practices related to neonicotinoid treated corn and soybean seeds. However, the document goes on to note PMRA is currently conducting a re-evaluation of all uses of neonicotinoid insecticides in cooperation with United State Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and other international partners. The Notice of Intent proposes to implement label improvements similar to these announced by US EPA on 15 August 2013.

While there are no current outdoor, non-agricultural uses of Neonicotinoids in the professional pest control market in Canada, there is at least one product in the registration pipeline that may be affected.   Continue to look to CPMA for additional updates as new information becomes available. 


CPMA Member Benefit Highlight: Find-a-Pro

One of the most valuable benefits you can enjoy from your membership in CPMA is exposure to customers. More than one million consumers every year turn to PestWorld.org to learn more about pests and pest management.  When they search the site for a pest management professional, make sure they can find your company by ensuring all areas your company services are listed on the Find-a-Pro feature. To update your listing, click here and follow the instructions to make sure all postal codes you service are included. All changes will be active the next business day. Please note that company listings on the site are randomized, meaning each company will, at alternating times, appear, first, last, and in the middle. CPMA is pleased to make this member service available to you. 

L'un des avantages pr�cieux dont vous pouvez profiter en tant que membre de l'ACGP est le contact avec les clients. Chaque ann�e, plus d'un million de consommateurs s'adressent � PestWorld.org pour se renseigner davantage sur les parasites et la gestion parasitaire. Il est important que toutes les r�gions o� votre entreprise offre ses services soient indiqu�es sur Find-a-Pro afin qu'ils puissent trouver votre entreprise � la suite d'une recherche sur le site Web pour trouver un professionnel de gestion parasitaire. Pour mettre � jour vos informations, cliquez ici et suivez les directives afin d'assurer que tous les codes postaux o� vous offrez vos services sont compris. Toute modification sera en vigueur le prochain jour ouvrable. Veuillez noter que l'ordre dans lequel les entreprises apparaissent sur le site est al�atoire, ce qui signifie que chaque entreprise appara�tra, � diff�rents temps, en premier, en dernier et au milieu. L'ACGP est heureuse d'offrir ce service � ses membres. 


Save the Date 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. Visit www.pestworldcanada.net for more details.


Gestion Parasitaire Canada, la conf�rence annuelle de l'ACGP ainsi que l'�v�nement le plus important de l'industrie canadienne de gestion parasitaire, aura lieu au Fairmont Tremblant, � Mont-Tremblant, Qu�bec du 20 au 22 mars 2014. D'autres renseignements suivront bient�t!


Dominique Stumpf CMP

Directrice administrative

Association canadienne de la gestion parasitaire

C.P. 1748

Moncton, NB E1C 9X5

T�l: 1 866 630-6762


Consultez notre site au www.pestworldcanada.net.



Round Up Your Teams for a Good Cause at PestWorld 2013

Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) invites you to organize a fundraising team and participate in the 4th Annual PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk which will take place before the official kick-off to PestWorld 2013 on Tuesday, October 22 in Phoenix, AZ.

The PWIPM 5K Fun Run/Walk is designed to raise funds and awareness for the best cancer movement, celebrate breast cancer survivorship, and honor those who lost their battle with the disease. PWIPM has established a fundraising goal of $10,000 that will be contributed to the Avon Foundation for Women. The fun run/walk is a great way to enhance team building while raising money for a cause that has impacted many of our lives in one way or another. Let's join together, put on our running shoes and make a difference in someone's life!

Click here to register for the PWIPM 5k Fun Run/Walk and PestWorld 2013.


Ottawa Imposes New Pesticide Rules to Protect Bees, But is it Enough?
Yahoo Canada News, September 16, 2013 (Ottowa)

With recent declines in honeybee populations being blamed on neonicotinoid pesticides, Health Canada has issued a new plan they hope will protect the honeybees from being exposed to these harmful chemicals. However, that's not enough, says environmental experts and bee keepers who believe there should be an outright ban on these pesticides. Read more...


Thunder Bay Apartment Owners Defend Bedbug Response
CBC News, September 12, 2013 (Ontario)
The owners of a Thunder Bay apartment complex are defending the way they've dealt with a bedbug infestation and say they have diligently operated the building on Court Street South for nearly three decades. Read more... 
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