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Mark Your Calendar for PestWorld East  

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.  



Dubai is a unique destination that offers more attractions, shopping, fine dining and quality hotels.  In a single day, you can experience everything from mountains and sand dunes to beaches and parks, from dusty villages to luxurious residential districts and from ancient houses to ultra-modern shopping malls. Visit to learn how you can maximize your experience at this spectacular location.



If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either NPMA at 001 703 352 6762 / or Hani Shehadeh at  9714-328-5266 /

Make Plans to Attend 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.


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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.  

News from Asia 

Pest Damages Another 400,000 Coconut Trees 
Manila Bulletin, July 1, 2014 (Philippines

The Philippines said an insect infestation had damaged another 400,000 coconut trees recently and could spread to the key growing areas by the end of this year, severely crippling the country's most valuable agricultural export. Read more...  

Banana Farmers Reel Under 'Butterfly' Attack 
The Hindu, July 7, 2014 (Kerala) 
Scientists at the Kerala Agricultural University have called for heightened vigil against a new and devastating pest that threatens to blight banana crops in the State. The pest, identified as the Banana Skipper or Palm Redeye (Erionota thrax), is a chocolate-brown butterfly belonging to the family HesperidaeRead more...
News from Canada 

Parasite-free Honey Bees Enable Study of Bee Health
Penn State News, July 1, 2014 (Newfoundland)


An international team of researchers has discovered honey bee colonies in Newfoundland, Canada, that are free of the invasive parasites that affect honey bees elsewhere in the world. The populations offer a unique opportunity to investigate honey bee health, both with and without interfering interactions from parasites. Read more...
Carpenter Ants on Rise, Causing Problems in Windsor 
CBC News, July 7, 2014 (Windsor)


Pest management companies in Canada say it's likely that an unusually snowy winter has allowed a high number of carpenter ants to survive the winter. They say numbers are on the rise in Windsor, Ontario and Halifax, N.S. Read more... 

News from the Mideast & Africa 

A Mosquito-Repellent Newspaper in Sri Lanka 
The Daily Dose, July 7, 2014 (Sri Lanka) 
Earlier this year, advertising powerhouse Leo Burnett in Sri Lanka partnered with the Sinhala-language newspaper Mawbima in a campaign to fight dengue fever. Together they created what could be the world's first mosquito-repellent newspaper. Read more...
Cape Town to Get World's Biggest Fly Farm 
Cape Business News, July 13, 2014 (Cape Town) 
The world's largest commercial fly farm, which will harvest maggots from about 8.5bn of the insects housed in giant cages, is under construction near Cape Town, a project developers say is a first step toward shaking up the global animal-feed market.  Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 

New Beetle Species Discovered in World's Deepest Cave 
Science World Report, July 2, 2014 (Georgia)

A team of Spanish researchers have discovered a new species of cave beetle in Krubera Cave, the deepest cave on Earth.  Read more...

World's Fastest Invasive Insect Creates a Nightmare for UK Native Ladybirds
Western Morning News, July 2, 2014 (UK)

Everyone's favorite insect is in dire trouble after finding itself on the menu of a terrifying foreign cousin that has embarked on an unstoppable rampage across the UK. 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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