August 2014



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President's Message  


Recently the CPMA solicited membership to complete a survey that focused on Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid use patterns for the Structural Pest Management Industry. This survey was requested by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) with the goal of providing them with accurate information on how we conduct pest management services within residential settings using these classes of pesticides. The survey asked questions on types of application equipment used, formulations used to control various pest species and locations treated when performing service for each pest type. 


In addition to the survey, further data is being submitted with respect to the quantities used and specific areas treated by Service Technicians when controlling various pests; this work was compiled by the CPMA Pest Management Policy Committee. It is apparent that the PMRA's Re-evaluation decision on Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids could have a very significant impact on how we control pests moving forward. They are working to determine potential exposure risk to the Homeowner and the Service Technician and the data supplied will be used to shape their decisions.
I would like to thank everyone that took the time out of their busy schedules to complete the survey and provide the usage pattern data PMRA is seeking. We had 142 respondents which is fantastic particularly in the busy summer season! The CPMA Board, Pest Management Policy Committee and Marcia Duke, NPMA Director of Regulatory Affairs, are meeting with PMRA mid-September in Ottawa to review the data and answer any questions they may have.  We look forward to continuing our growing relationship with PMRA to ensure they have the necessary information to make informed decisions. Thank you again.
Steven Graff, H.BSc.
President - Canadian Pest Management Association


CPMA Defends Pyrethrin/Pyrethroid Products Currently Under Evaluation at PMRA 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the online Pyrethroid/Pyrethrin product usage survey.  The compiled data was submitted this week.  It was accompanied by maps representing typical treatments of a multi- and single-family dwellings infested with bed bugs, ants, cockroaches and fleas. To view the survey data, click here.  To view the treatment maps, click here.  
The Pest Management Policy Committee, consisting of Chair, Karen Furgiuele- Percy, and members: Maurice Bourque, Kathy Cano, Sandy Costa, Steven Graff, Andy Maganga, Sean Rollo and Robert Sanders  were instrumental in crafting the treatment maps. They will continue working on this issue when they and the CPMA Board meet with PMRA in Ottawa in September.  
Thank you, again, to everyone who contributed. Your time and effort is appreciated throughout the industry! 


CPMA Ficam Replacement Options for Stinging Insects   

What products are you using as a replacement for ficam dust to control stinging insects?
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Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada Announces Three Bat Species at Risk


On February 22, 2012, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) sent the Minister of the Environment emergency assessments for three bat species at risk (Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis), Little Brown Myotis (Myotis lucifugus) and Tri-colored Bat (Perimyotis subflavus)) threatened by white nose syndrome, a fungal pathogen that is severely impacting bat populations. In November, 2013 COSEWIC re-examined the status and confirmed it. Environment Canada is now consulting on changes to the List of Wildlife Species at Risk to reflect these new designations for these species and solicited comments from interested parties as to how listing would affect their interactions with the species. Read more... 


Save the Date for Pest Management Canada 2015


Pest Management Canada 2015 will be held March 19-21 at the Westin Calgary in Alberta. To make your hotel reservations, call 800-228-3000 by February 16 to receive the discounted rate of $199. Registration coming soon. Click here for details. 


Last Chance to Submit Your Nominations for NPMA Awards 
Submission deadline has been extended to August 29!

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.


PestWorld 2014 Important Hotel Information 

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is completely sold out. Please call 800-227-1500 and ask to be placed on the waiting list. NPMA has made additional rooming arrangements with the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort. Click here to make reservations at the Sheraton. Please note, this hotel is not within walking distance of the event.

For PestWorld details and registration visit http://www.npmapestworld.org/pestworld2014.


Keeping Bug Levels Down In Sunflowers
Portage Online, August 8, 2014 (Manitoba) 


Insect pest levels are high in many sunflower fields, reports the commodity purchasing manager for a southern Manitoba-based specialty crop company. "We're finding a lot of banded sunflower moth out again this year and also a lot of lygus bugs," says Ben Friesen of Legumex Walker. Read more...


Emerald Ash Borer Infections in Ottawa Near Peak: Forester
Ottawa Citizen, August 7, 2014 (Ottawa) 


More than 4,400 trees have been identified as being infested with the emerald ash borer this year so far, a figure that is expected to rise in the next year or two before receding, according to the city's manager of forestry services. Read more...

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