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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 

New Wolf Snake Species Discovered in Cambodia
World Nature News, June 10, 2014 (Cambodia) 

Researchers have found a new species of wolf snakes in the Cardamom Mountains in Cambodia. The species is called Lycodon zoosvictoriae and is a non-venomous member of the family Colubridae. Read more... 

Rats! Rodents Sighted in Orchard Road Again
Channel News Asia, June 10, 2014 (Singapore)
Rats have been sighted in Orchard Road once again. The National Environment Agency (NEA) says it has received 13 complaints about rodents in Orchard area shopping malls as of May this year. Read more... 
News from Canada 

Cockroach Nests Bug Ottawa Community Housing Residents
CBC News, June 3, 2014 (Ottawa) 


Some residents of an Ottawa Community Housing apartment building on Russell Road say they're fed up with ongoing pest control treatments that don't seem to be working. Within the past two years, the complex has had ongoing problems with cockroaches. Residents say treatments occur twice a month with no improvement. Read more...

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Related to Contact with Snakes and Rodents Used to Feed Them
Public Health Agency of Canada, June 2, 2014 (Ottawa)


The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with Provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of salmonellosis related to snakes and rodents used to feed reptiles such as mice, also known as feeder rodents. Read more...
News from the Mideast & Africa 

Scientists Fight Off Fruit Flies in Africa  
Coastweek, June 10, 2014 (Xinhua) 

Scientists at the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) have developed a management measure that includes the application of biopesticide that helps keep off fruit flies that damage the crops in large scale in Africa. Read more...

Locusts Invade Asir Farms
Arab News, June 2, 2014 (Asir)
The Ministry of Agriculture is fighting swarms of desert locusts preparing to descend on Asir province from Africa. There is fear that the locusts will cause harm to crops during harvest season. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 

Invasion of Tough European Bumblebees Could Wipe Out Their Weaker British Cousins, Scientists Warn
The Independent, June 4, 2014 (UK)

A species of bee from Europe that has stronger resistance to parasite infections than native bumblebees has spread across the UK, raising fears that it could wipe out large numbers of the country's beleaguered population of domestic species. Read more...  

EU Gives 450,000 to Project Aiming to Clear Islands of Rats
Herald Scotland, June 7, 2014 (UK)
Attempts are to be made to eradicate a population of black rats on a group of Scottish islands as part of a 900,000 project to safeguard threatened seabird colonies. Removing the rats from islands has demonstrable benefits for breeding seabird populations. 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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