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Mark Your Calendar 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.

Click here to view important international travel information.

  

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. 
News from Asia 

China's H7N9 Bird Flu Outbreak an Epidemic: WHO
Asia One, March 14, 2014 (China)

 

H7N9 avian influenza has returned to China with a vengeance, making 226 people ill and killing 72 so far this year, as the government girds itself for what is likely to be a long battle to contain what one World Health Organization (WHO) official has labelled an "epidemic". Read more... 
Mysterious Deaths of Quebec Sisters May be Due to Lethal Dose of Pesticide
Phuket Gazette, March 15, 2014 (Phuket)
 
Two Canadian sisters who died mysteriously on the popular resort island of Phi Phi in 2012 may have ingested toxic amounts of a lethal pesticide called aluminum phosphide, reports Canadian news network CBC.

The highly toxic pesticide is used to control bedbugs in some holiday hotels in Asia and may have contributed to the deaths of Audrey and Noemi Belanger, as well as several other tourists. Read more...
 
News from Canada 

City Struggles to Keep Up With Hamilton's Bed Bug Infestation
CBC News, March 17, 2014 (Ontario) 

 

Hamilton's bed bug problem is nearing an epidemic, and the city is spending nearly half a million dollars to try to deal with it. The city has seen a 600% increase in bed bugs since 2006. City hall fields about 600 calls per year about them, and that's not including homeowners or people who don't report it. Read more... 

Speakers Urge Council to Ban Cosmetic Pesticides
Edmonton Journal, March 3, 2014 (Alberta) 

   

Despite almost a dozen speakers urging Councillors to ban cosmetic pesticides, city council decided to continue its current pest management approach.
 
The city was asked to ban cosmetic pesticides several times the past 20 years, most recently turning down the idea in 2012 over concerns about controlling invasive species, cost and lack of proof about the benefits. Read more... 

News from the Mideast & Africa 

Climate Change Could Mean More Malaria in Africa, Study Says
The Guardian, March 7, 2014 (Africa) 
  

Future global warming could lead to a significant increase in malaria cases in densely populated regions of Africa and South America unless disease monitoring and control efforts are increased. Read more... 

Black Market Pesticides Backfire
AllAfrica.com, March 14, 2014 (Niger) 
  

Farmers in Niger are using dangerous, black market pesticides in unregulated quantities, with little impact on agricultural yield but with potentially severe health consequences, say experts. Read more... 

News from the UK/Europe 

Family Forced to Flee Home After Discovering 'Terrifying' Nest of Spiders in Bananas
The Independant, March 11, 2014 (UK)
  

A family in the UK were forced to leave their home when they discovered hundreds of spiders crawling out of a bunch of bananas purchased from a local shop. Read more... 

Fear of Raccoon Invasion in Norway
The Nordic Page, March 11, 2014 (Norway)
  

The Naturvernforbundet (Friends of the Earth Norway) fear that raccoons can invade Norway and do great damage to the ecosystem. It is feared that raccoons can adapt to Norwegian climate well, as they dominantly live in North America. Read more...


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Upcoming Events

   

PestWorld 2014

October 21-24, 2014

Orlando, Florida

 

More Information

 

PestWorld East

April 19-21, 2015

Dubai

More Information Coming Soon!

 






  

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