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NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations Announce Joint Initiative 

Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety to be held on French Riviera in 2015


NPMA and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) will partner for the first time to offer a global summit for pest management companies and their clients related to public health pest management and food safety issues.


The first Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety will be held June 3-5, 2015 at the Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, on the French Riviera. Designed to be a biannual forum, alternating between Europe and the U.S., the Summit will look at pest management services in terms of the needs of the food, food service, retail, hospitality and other service business sectors.


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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.

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Last Chance to Submit your Nominations for NPMA Awards
Submission deadline: August 15
There are only a few days left to submit your nominations for the NPMA Women of Excellence Award and the NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award! Click here to learn more about the NPMA Women of Excellence Award and  here to learn more about the NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award.
News from Asia 

The Plague: It's Still Kicking and Still Killing
Nature World News, August 5, 2014 (China) 

Just last month the Chinese government sealed off a city of more than 100,000 people, fearing the spread of a plague outbreak. Bubonic plague is spread by flea bites, infecting the lymph system and swelling nodes - which is usually more than enough of a cue for doctors to administer strong antibiotics, even if they don't know which bacteria they are dealing with.  Read more... 

Rats on a Plane: Air India Flight Grounded to Avoid 'Catastrophe' 

International Business Times, August 6, 2014 (New Delhi) 

An Indian airplane, carrying hundreds of passengers, was grounded after rats ran amok. Air India flight AI021 was travelling from Calcutta to New Delhi when horrified members of the staff spotted the rodents running around the cabin, The Times of India reported. Read more...

News from Canada 

Emerald Ash Borer a Costly Pest to Toronto Tree Canopy
CBC News, August 9, 2014 (Toronto) 

Toronto tree's canopy is suffering from a pest that's killing off ash trees and forcing the city to sink money into removing and replacing them. Read more...
Beekeepers Cope With Higher Than Usual Population Drop
CBC News, August 5, 2014 (Nova Scotia)


Provincial bee experts say bee farmers are coping with higher than normal losses over the past winter. Normally, 15 percent of a colony will not survive. In some Cape Breton colonies, the losses are projected to be even higher. Read more...

News from the Mideast & Africa 

Miller Dumps Cotton for Tobacco 
East African Business Week, August 3, 2014 (Tanzania) 
The Tanzania government has banned cotton production for the next 15-20 years to come due to an outbreak of red bollworm pests. Allowing cotton farming in Mbeya and Chunya will lead to the spreading of this pest into the entire region. With the decision, farmers are starting to diversify their crops. Read more...
Police Warn of Dangers of Using Banned Pesticides after Dubai Tenant Dies
The National, UAE, August 10, 2014 (Dubai) 
A tenant who sprayed his apartment with a banned pesticide has been charged with manslaughter after the fumes killed a neighbor and injured four others. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 

Ach-stung! Swarms of Fearsome German Wasps are Ruining Picnics Across the UK
Daily Star, August 3, 2014 (Tilehurst, Reading)

Pest experts and fire brigades recently warned that ferocious German wasp squadrons are ready to attack leisure-seekers - but smoking them out could be a dangerous plan. Countryside experts are saying this is shaping up to be the worst "wasp year" since the hot summers of the 1990s which had similar swarms of terrifying insects. Read more...

Seagulls are Going to Remain a Problem for Dundee
The Evening Telegraph, August 1, 2014 (Dundee)
Seagulls are a constant source of complaints and are blamed for problems from littering to snatching food out of people's hands. Nearly 50 city businesses every year are forced to pay the council to deal with problems caused by the birds. Read more...

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Upcoming Events


PestWorld 2014

October 21-24, 2014

Orlando, Florida


More Information


PestWorld East

April 19-21, 2015


More Information Coming Soon!


Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Safety

June 3-5, 2015

Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre, Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France 

More Information Coming Soon!



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