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Save the Date For PestWorld 2014

 

PestWorld, the premier event in the professional pest management industry, will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Florida, Oct. 21-24, 2014.  

 

At PestWorld you will:

  • Network with more than 3,000 other pest management professionals, researchers and vendors from around the world.
  • Discover the latest business trends and learn how to apply these innovative ideas into your business.
  • Earn valuable recertification credits at educational sessions led by world-renowned experts.

For more details visit  http://www.npmapestworld.org/pestworld2014.


Save the Date For PestWorld East 2015 

 

Mark your calendar for PestWorld East, 19-21 April 2015 in Dubai.  Hosted by the National Pest Management Association along with Ecovar, this one-of-a-kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India. 

 

For exhibit information, please contact Alexis Wirtz at awirtz@pestworld.org. More information to come regarding fees, sponsorship and floor plan.  

 

Registration information will be available soon. 

NPMA members are entitled and encouraged to display the association logo and its affiliate logos on business cards, corporate letterhead, vehicles and advertisements. These logos will reinforce your company's professional image to customers and prospective clients. Logos can be downloaded in several different formats from the NPMA website here. 
News from Asia 

Rat on Board, Air India Flight Delayed for Two Hours   
DNA India, February 18, 2014 (India)

A rat on board a 100-passenger Air India flight caused a delay of over two hours, upsetting their schedules terribly. A rat, or any such creature on board, can pose serious threat to safety of a flight. It is for this reason that the civil aviation authority forbids any littering on board or anywhere around the airport. Read more... 

China Reports Another Case of New Bird Flu Strain
The New York Times, February 14, 2014 (China)
 
Chinese officials have said a new strain of avian influenza, H10N8, has killed another person, according to a recent report. Scientists are also concerned about the rapid spread of another strain of avian flu, H7N9. Read more...
News from Canada 

Spence Court Bedbug Infestation Frustrates Tenants
CBC News, February 4, 2014 (Ontario) 

 

Some residents of a Thunder Bay social housing complex are upset with their landlords' response to a bedbug infestation. The head of the tenants' association said the problem is causing alienation among neighbors in the building. Read more...
Tough Winter Could Mean Tougher Spring
Our Windsor, February 15, 2014 (Windsor) 

   

Biologists, harbour rehabilitators and flood watchers say the frigid and snowy winter we've been having will cause all kinds of strange events this spring - some good and some potentially disastrous. The good news is that the tough, Canadian-style winter has likely been hard on invasive species. Nasty bugs such as the gypsy moth and emerald ash borer could be less prevalent this summer. Read more... 

News from the Mideast & Africa 

Knesset Committee Approves Stricter Measures for Extermination Licensing
The Jerusalem Post, February 23, 2014 (Israel) 
  

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation recently approved a new bill that will bolster the licensing procedures associated with working in the extermination field.

The bill, proposed by the Environmental Protection Ministry, mandates that only operators who receive special licenses from the ministry itself would be able to partake in extermination works. Read more... 

Blinded by Speed, Tiger Beetles Use Antennae to 'See' while Running
FARS News Agency, February 12, 2014 (Iran) 
  

Cornell University researchers have discovered that, unlike insects that wave their "feelers" around to acquire information, tiger beetles rigidly hold their antennae directly in front of them to mechanically sense their environments and avoid obstacles while running, according to a study published online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Read more... 

African Project Aims to Stop Rats in Their Tracks
AllAfrica.com, February 4, 2014 (Africa)
  

A project to control the spread of rats and mice in Africa has won a €1 million grant (nearly US $1.4 million) from the European Development Fund and, according to researchers, could transform food security on the continent. Read more... 

News from the UK/Europe 

Restaurant Forced to Close After Cockroaches, Rodent Mess and Filth Found in Kitchen
Liverpool Echo, February 15, 2014 (England)
  

One of Liverpool's most popular Chinese restaurants was forced to close after a customer found a cockroach in their food. A council team later discovered filth, rodent droppings and live cockroaches in the kitchens at the Shangri La on Victoria Street in the city center. Read more... 

2 Million Bees Killed in Poland After a Woman Used Too Much Mosquito Spray
The Independent, February 13, 2014 (Poland)
  

A woman in Gorlice, Poland, was handed a jail sentence on Wednesday after she killed two million bees in a "thoughtless environmental disaster." Bee experts said she could have also injured humans. Read more... 

A New Pest Flying in to Ravage Your Fruit Trees: Plum Moth That Has Never Blighted Gardens Before is Now Attacking Fruits      
Daily Mail, February 13, 2014 (Britain)
  

Gardeners will be all too familiar with the never-ending war against slugs and snails, but now they have a new enemy to contend with. The most recent threat to British horticulture is the plum moth, which has never before blighted gardens, but has now stormed into the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)'s top ten garden pests for 2013. Read more... 

In Memoriam  


A true visionary, Jonathan Peck pioneered many of the initiatives that have shaped and continue to impact the Pest Management Industry. He created a legacy that has made a difference to many, safeguarding the industry whilst ensuring that best practice is at the fore.

Following a Memorial Service at Southwark Cathedral on April 11, presentations will be given at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) by Industry Leaders on Jonathan's key areas of work. These presentations will celebrate the accomplishments of a career that spanned over 40 years, and celebrate a legacy to be proud of.

11 a.m.Memorial Service at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
1 p.m. Lunch at CIEH, Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ
2 p.m.Presentations from the industry
4-6 p.m. Aperitifs and networking

Registrations to attend the event must be received by Feb. 25 to allow for catering. To register please visit www.jonathanpeckmemorial.com.
 

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Upcoming Events

  

Pest Management Canada  

March 20-22, 2014 

Fairmont Mont Tremblant Quebec

Mont Tremblant, Quebec

 

 More Information 

 

PestWorld 2014

October 21-24, 2014

Orlando, Florida

 

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PestWorld East

April 19-21, 2015

Dubai

More Information Coming Soon!

 







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