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Attending PestWorld 2014? Join Us for Special International Events 

International Delegates Welcome and Orientation

Tuesday, October 21

12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Dolphin Convention Center

Asia 3


International Delegates Reception

Wednesday, October 22

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Swan Hotel

Osprey 1 & Terrace  


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For more information about PestWorld 2014, please click here. 
The PestWorld 2014 Mobile App is Live!
It's here! The mobile app created just for PestWorld 2014 is now live. Download it for free to your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Once installed, you will have instant access 
to awesome features, like: 
  • The full event schedule and customizable agenda
  • Detailed info about speakers and exhibitors
  • Social sharing with other attendees
  • Notifications of important updates
  • And more!
Ready to get started? To download you can click here from your device, use the provided QR code, or search for "NPMA Events" in the iTunes store or Play store. Questions? Contact us at 

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 /
News from Asia 

Pest Attacking Sukkah Palm Branch Covers, Ministry Warns
Arutz Sheva 7, October 6, 2014 (Israel) 

The Agricultural Ministry on recently warned Israelis who were building sukkot booths for the upcoming holiday to beware a pest that is infesting many of the palm leaves that are traditionally used to cover the temporary structures. Read more...

Fumes From Bedbug Tablets Kill Three Youth 

Bangalore Mirror, October 10, 2014 (Bangalore) 
Any bomb is a threat to human life; even the tablets used to kill bedbugs which are also commonly known as 'bombs'. It was a few of these bombs that had been placed to kill bedbugs in the ground floor of a congested multi-story building on the narrow lanes of Nagarathpet which in fact killed three youths. Read more...
News from Canada 

Be on the Lookout for the Eastern-Hog Nosed Snake Along the River Thames 
Canada Now, October 3, 2014 (Ontario)

The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is reaching out to educate the public on a threatened species called the Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake. Admittedly, it looks like the kind of serpent that would carry a venomous bite, but the UTRCA is insisting that the snake is harmless to man.  Read more...
Moose-Killing Winter Tick Population Growing in Quebec
CBC News, October 4, 2014 (Quebec)


Quebec's moose population may be growing steadily, but it's facing a new threat: a parasite called the winter tick. The insect lodges itself in the animal's fur in the fall and holds on through the winter, feeding off the animal's blood. While many end up recovering, a large number of moose end up dying from exhaustion and weakness. Read more...

News from the Mideast & Africa 

UN Calls for More Funding to Keep Madagascar Locust Plague in Check
UN News Centre, October 2, 2014 (Madagascar) 
Citing efforts to stave off a resurgence of Madagascar's locust plague, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently stressed the urgency of bridging a $14.7 million funding gap to cover aerial surveys, control operations, equipment and pesticides. Read More...
In Fight Against African Pests, Researchers Point to Natural-Born Killers
All Africa, October 7, 2014 (Bogor) 
Call it a "back to nature" approach to pest management: With infestations still threatening the food security of many smallholder farmers in Africa and global demand growing for produce free of synthetic pesticides, researchers say it is high time to tap African farmers' knowledge of naturally occurring pesticides to make such botanical solutions efficient, affordable and accessible. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 

Beekeepers on Hunt for Small Hive Beetle After Italian Outbreak
The Press and Journal, October 2, 2014 (Scotland)

Scottish Government bee inspectors are on the look out for small hive beetle (SHB) after the pest was detected in south-west Italy. The beetle, which affects honey bee colonies, was confirmed in a sample taken from a bait trap at the University of Gioia Tauro last month. Read More...

The 4ft Python Found Hiding in Family's Boiler and Other Unwelcome Animal Invaders
Irish Mirror, October 2, 2014 (Bournemouth)
A family in Bournemouth got the fright of their lives when they found a huge python that had slithered into their kitchen through a cat flap and coiled itself around their boiler. Read More...
Members Make the Headlines

Terminix Acquires Assets of Quebec-Based Groupe Cameron  


Terminix recently announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Groupe Cameron, a Quebec, Canada-based company.  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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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 

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