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NPMA & CEPA Write WHO/FAO

NPMA and CEPA (Confederation of European Pest Management Associations) have partnered in writing a joint letter that was recently sent to WHO/FAO (World Health Organization & Food and Agriculture Organization) requesting participation in their joint meeting on pesticide management. We feel it is important that we be involved in any global development of an outline for guidelines on certification of pest control operators. Click here to view a copy of the letter that was sent.

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. 

   

VENDOR INFORMATION 

For exhibit information, please contact Alexis Wirtz at  awirtz@pestworld.org. More information to come regarding fees, sponsorship and floor plan.  

 

WELCOME TO DUBAI

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 www.definitelydubai.com to learn how you can maximize your experience at this spectacular location.

  

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either NPMA at 001 703 352 6762 / npma@pestworld.org or Hani Shehadeh at  9714-328-5266 / Hani@ecovargroup.com.

PestWorld 2014 Exhibit Hall is Sold Out!

 

For the first time ever, the exhibit hall for PestWorld 2014, the NPMA's annual convention and expo, scheduled for October 21-24 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida, has completely sold out. 


"With over 170 exhibitors maximizing 110,500 square feet of exhibit hall space, this year's expo is the largest in the industry," said NPMA Chief Operating Officer Dominique Stumpf.  "We expect another extremely successful convention, providing PestWorld attendees access to the newest products and services available to the pest management industry."


In addition to the exhibit hall, PestWorld will offer four days of educational training and numerous special events, including the 5th annual PWIPM Fun Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness.


For information about the exhibitors or to register as an attendee for PestWorld 2014, please visit  

News from Asia 

Pest Control Services Need Regulation
The Hindu, September 5, 2014 (Bangalore) 

Residents of Bangalore are increasingly turning to pest control services to end the menace of bedbugs, rodents, cockroaches, mosquitoes and houseflies at their homes. But the trouble starts soon after they avail themselves of the services because its side effect, which is experienced in the form of skin irritation, allergies and suffocation. Read more...

Dengue Deaths in Malaysia Surge Almost Four Times Due to New Strain

The Straights Times, September 5, 2014 (Malaysia) 
 

Malaysia is reeling from a deadly outbreak of dengue, with nearly four times more deaths so far this year compared with the same period in 2013. As of August 30, Malaysia reported 131 deaths and 68,144 infections. This compares with 38 deaths and 18,923 cases over the same period last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. Read more...

News from Canada 

Canadian Beekeepers Sue Chemical Manufacturers over Neonicotinoid Pesticides
CBC News, September 5, 2014 (Ontario)

Canadian beekeepers are suing the makers of popular crop pesticides for more than $400 million in damages, alleging that their use is causing the deaths of bee colonies. Read more...
The Guardian, September 8, 2014 (Charlottetown)

   

Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee says cosmetic pesticides need to be banned in the capital city. City council passed a resolution at its regular public monthly meeting Monday, asking that the provincial government amend the Charlottetown Area Municipalities Act to enable the city to regulate cosmetic pesticides. Read more...

News from the Mideast & Africa 

Waging War on Rats
IOL News, September 5, 2014 (Johannesburg) 
 
Peter Manganye calls it rat utopia. Here, at the filthy and neglected Madala Hostel, the creatures drink like buffaloes from streams of putrid water and feast on the mountains of festering waste at the entrance to the crumbling building. Read more...
Farmers Want Gov't Support to Combat Fruit-Flies
Ghana Web, September 2, 2014 (Somanya) 
 
Mango farmers at Somanya, capital of the Yilo Krobo District in the Eastern Region, are calling for government support in combating fruit-flies on their farms. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 

Pet Cobra Gives Its Owner the Slip
CBC News, September 5, 2014 (Made, Holland)
  

Residents of a Dutch village are treading carefully after learning that a highly poisonous cobra may be slithering around in their neighborhood. Read more...

Winchester Technology Company Awarded Government Grant to Help Ward Off Pests
Romsey Advertiser, September 6, 2014 (Winchester)
 
A Winchester technology firm has been awarded a government grant to develop a biological mixture which stops insects from infesting European grain stocks. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

 

PestWorld 2014

October 21-24, 2014

Orlando, Florida

 

More Information

 

PestWorld East

April 19-21, 2015

Dubai

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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