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Registration is Now Open 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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Would you like to win a trip to PestWorld 2014? Tell us why you love your job and you will be entered to win!

To enter, all you have to do is use your smart phone to submit a brief 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. It's as easy as that!  

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! 


NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the Young Entrepreneur Award, sponsored by Rentokil.

This is the third year NPMA will recognize 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 p.m. ET on Aug. 15, 2014.

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 2014 Oct. 21-24 in Orlando.  

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 

Dog Walker Uses Her Pocket Knife to Fight Off 15-Foot Python Which Tried to Kill Her Mongrel as They Walked in a Park
Daily Mail, May 12, 2014 (Hong Kong)

A dog owner has told of her frantic battle to save her pet from a 15-foot python that had coiled around it - using a pocket knife. Mrs Link was walking Dexter with her husband in Hong Kong's Sai Kung West Country Park when the terrifying encounter took place. Read more...

Chennai Faces Threat of Disease Outbreak
The Times of India, May 7, 2014 (India)
Data from Corporation of Chennai shows that Chennai has a serious rodent problem, with poor hygiene, improper garbage disposal and lack of a proper pest control system allowing rats to breed in large numbers. Read more... 
News from Canada 

Lyme Disease Still a Controversial Diagnosis, as Alberta Cases Climb
Global News, May 19, 2014 (Alberta) 


Alberta Health officials are once again warning people to be on the lookout for ticks. Last year, the province collected and analyzed 960 ticks, and found burgdorferi bacteria. The bacteria most commonly linked to Lyme disease is present in about 20 per cent of black-legged ticks. Read more... 

Cosmetics Pesticide Use Will Be History by 2015 in Manitoba
Manitoba Co-operator, May 2, 2014 (Manitoba) 


The Manitoba government has moved forward on its pledge to introduce legislation banning the use of synthetic chemical pesticides on school, daycare and hospital grounds, as well as on lawns.


The legislation, which is expected to take effect in 2015, does not affect golf courses, agriculture or forestry, but cosmetic pesticide use will be restricted on patios, sidewalks and play-fields. Read more...
News from the Mideast & Africa 

News Tonight Africa, May 7, 2014 (Morocco) 

A new jumping spider, the Cebrennus rechenbergi, has been discovered in the Erg Chebbi sand desert of southeastern Morocco. Surprisingly, the spider has the ability to jump up to two meters or over three feet per second and have unique flic-flac moves. Read more...

Termite Trouble in Posh New Dubai Areas
Gulf News, May 17, 2014 (Dubai) 

Pest-control agencies say there's been a significant jump in termite infestation at New Dubai areas, including new buildings. Read more... 

News from the UK/Europe 

Killer Hornets From China That Eat Up To 50 Bees a Day Are the Latest Threat to Britain's Hives
Daily Mail, May 4, 2014 (Britain)

Killer hornets that can eat up to 50 honey bees each a day are the latest threats to Britain's hives. Government scientists are drawing up a rapid response plan to combat the arrival of the deadly Asian hornet on our shores. Read more...

Flea Immune to Pest Control Could Mean a Summer of Scratching
Mirror, May 11, 2014 (UK)

The nation is in line for months of itchy torment, with a double threat coming from high numbers of bugs and the arrival of a new "super-flea", experts warn. 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


More Information Coming Soon!



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