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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.

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Are you the proudest professional in the pest management industry? Does your excitement in and dedication to your career allow you to better serve your customers? Does your skill and fondness for protecting public health and property from unwanted pests go above and beyond the competition? If so, we have just the contest for you. NPMA is seeking the most passionate employee in our industry. We want to know why you like doing what you do, what your favorite parts of the job are and how you have risen to new heights because of opportunities available to your as a pest professional!

Submit a video showing us why this industry is a great place to work, why you love your job, and how you have benefited from working in pest management and you'll be entered to win a trip to PestWorld 2014!

Visit to enter today!


NPMA's Women of Excellence Award recognizes women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way.
The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry - PMP's, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry.


An independent judges' panel will select one award recipient who will be recognized at PestWorld 2014, October 21-24 in Orlando.


Click here to nominate a candidate today! 

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 More information to come regarding fees, sponsorship and floor plan.  


Registration information will be available soon. 
News from Asia 

Global Pesticides Market Revenue Is Expected to Reach USD 16.2 Billion by 2016: Transparency Market Research
Digital Journal, April 23, 2014 (India, China & Japan)
According to Transparency Market Research, "Pesticides Market: India, China And Japan Transparency Market Research Industry Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast (2009 - 2016)" India, China and Japan pesticide market revenue (collective) reached USD 11.7 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 16.2 billion by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2011 to 2016. Japan is expected to be the second largest pesticide market after China by 2016. Read more... 
New Snake Species in China
The Himalayan Times, April 17, 2014 (China)


Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest, known in China as Mount Qomolangma. Read more... 
News from Canada 

Pesticides To Be Legal, Restricted
Winnipeg Free Press, April 23, 2014 (Manitoba) 


The Selinger government will treat dandelion-killing synthetic chemical pesticides like cigarettes -- legal to buy but illegal to use in some places. Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh tabled the province's long-awaited pesticide legislation that allows Manitobans to purchase chemical pesticides, but only for use on their home flower and vegetable gardens. Read more...  

Voles Out of Control in Some Calgary Communities
CTV Calgary, April 23, 2014 (Alberta) 


Meadow mice are munching their way through several yards in the city and leaving a path of destruction in their wake. The little pests become a problem for homeowners when the warm weather returns and many have two or more litters in the summer. Read more... 

News from the Mideast & Africa 

National Geographic, April 28, 2014 (West Africa) 

A recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has medical personnel scrambling, as it has spread from Ivory Coast into Guinea, then into Liberia and Sierra Leone. Suspicions are that the Tai Forest ebolavirus may have arrived in a fruit bat whose flesh might have come in contact with a human. The world's most contagious and deadly disease is now spreading from human to human. Read more... 

Staying Safe Among the Creepy Crawlies
Gulf News, April 18, 2014 (UAE) 

Residents in the UAE are likely to encounter beetles, ants, wasps, flies, cockroaches and spiders in the summer and awareness is critical in a tricky situation. Dr. Reza Khan, specialist of wildlife and zoo management at Dubai Municipality, warns residents to be aware of several common insects that could have life-threatening bites or stings. Read more... 

News from the UK/Europe 

The Hungry Bug Hiding in the Grass That Can Wreck Your Life For Years
Daily Mail, April 21, 2014 (England)

Vanina Mannu, 41, contracted Lyme Disease from a tick in her garden. The episode heralded a two-year struggle with ill health that left her severely incapacitated and unable to work, with a disease her doctors insisted scarcely existed in England. Read more... 

British Footie Fans Have Another Reason to Jump with Giant Rats Swarming Premier League Stadiums
DNA, April 28, 2014 (UK)

British football fans might have another reason to jump in the stands with giant rats reportedly swarming over the Premier League football stadiums. Fans are desperately clamoring for rat-catchers to rid their clubs of the pests as the UK's rat population approaches 160 million. Read more... 

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Upcoming Events


PestWorld 2014

October 21-24, 2014

Orlando, Florida


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PestWorld East

April 19-21, 2015


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