November 2014



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Register Today 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 888-627-8417 and mention "CPMA" before February 23 to receive the group rate of $199.00 per night. You can also make reservations directly online at www.pestworldcanada.net. Stay tuned for the educational program coming soon!


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Register today for the 2015 SPMAO Annual Conference 


SPMAO is proud to present the 2015 Annual Conference! Join us January 21-22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Vaughan for two days of networking, education, exhibits, and your opportunity to meet with fellow pest management professionals from across the region. The educational program is now available! Click here to view.


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Penn Study Shows Bed Bugs Can Transmit Parasite that Causes Chagas Disease 

The bed bug may be just as dangerous as its sinister cousin, the triatomine, or "kissing" bug. A new study from Penn Medicine researchers in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics demonstrated that bed bugs, like the triatomines, can transmit Trypanosoma cruzithe parasite that causes Chagas disease, one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas. Click here to read the recent NPMA Industry Alert regarding Trypanosoma cruzi.


Toronto's Union Station Reno Triggers Rat 'Spillover'
CBC News, November 10, 2014 (Toronto)

Commuters aren't the only ones being displaced by the $1-billion renovation of Toronto's downtown Union Station. All the digging during the massive project has displaced countless rats from their long-established burrows, said a pest control expert who appeared on CBC Radio's Metro Morning on Monday. Read more... 


More Than 200 Wild Snakes Removed from Regina Home
Toronto Sun, November 6, 2014 (Toronto)

A wildlife group has removed an additional 119 garter snakes from a Regina home where 102 were rounded up last month. Salthaven West confirmed on Twitter the additional snakes were pulled from the home recently, and there could still be more. Read more...


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