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Record Breaking Exhibit Hall at PestWorld 2014
Over 3,300 pest management professionals navigated NPMA's largest trade show yet - with 196 exhibitors and over 120,000 square feet of exhibit space - during PestWorld 2014, held last week in Orlando. 

Proving itself once again as the premier platform to conduct domestic and international business in the pest management industry, exhibitors and attendees alike reported PestWorld 2014 to be "the most cost-effective and efficient way to do business, shop for new products and services, and stay on the cutting edge of industry technology." 

With expert-led educational sessions, attendees discovered the latest business trends and earned valuable recertification credits. Additionally, PestWorld featured inspiring General Session speakers Eric Greitens and JB Bernstein. 

"The packed educational sessions and keynote addresses and the well-attended special events demonstrate the industry's desire for an event with an emphasis on learning and networking," said NPMA Chief Executive Officer Bob Rosenberg. 

Make plans now to be in Nashville, Oct. 20-23, 2015 for next year's PestWorld. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact


2014 Global Ambassador Award Recipients Announced
During the annual awards ceremony at PestWorld, NPMA presented the first-ever Global Ambassador Awards, sponsored by Univar during the International Reception. The recipients of the inaugural awards were Norman Cooper of the U.S., Alberto Ponjoan of Spain and Robert Fryatt of the U.K. 
Please join us in congratulating these recipients! Information about the 2015 Awards Program will be available this Spring.

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. 



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Room rates: 695,00 AED for single occupancy/745,00 AED for double occupancy (room rate includes breakfast). Please note, these rates are available until March 23, 2015. For further information, click here



If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either NPMA at 001 703 352 6762 / or Hani Shehadeh at  9714-328-5266 /

Save the Date for the 2015 Global Summit of Pest Management Services


June 3-5, 2015

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


Join the National Pest Management Association and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations for a global summit created to address pest management services in terms of the needs of the food, food service, retail, hospitality and other service business sectors.


Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.  

News from Asia 

Rat Poison Linked to India Sterilisation Deaths, with Death Toll Expected to Rise 
The Guardian, November 14, 2014 (India

Health officials investigating the deaths of more than 13 women who died after attending government-run family planning camps in eastern India believe that they were killed by medicine contaminated with rat poison. Read more...

Huge Python Bites Woman's Buttocks in Toilet 

India Today, November 5, 2014 (Thailand) 
A massive python pops out of a toilet and bites a woman in her buttocks and hands that left her 20 stitches in her body. The python eventually slithered back down the toilet. Read more...
News from Canada 

More Rats in Coquitlam
The NOW, November 13, 2014 (Coquitlam)

A southwest Coquitlam resident, Nathan Morlock, claims a man-made problem has caused a rodent infestation on Warrick Street. Morlock says he's found peanuts and discarded shells throughout his neighbourhood, and it's led to a surge in the number of rats on his street. Read more...
Cockroach Complaint Prompts Temporary Closure of East-End McDonald's
CP24 News, November 14, 2014 (Toronto)


McDonald's Canada has temporarily closed one of its restaurants in the city's east end after video sent to CP24 appeared to show cockroaches crawling on the floor, the walls and some of the seats in the establishment. Read more...
News from the Mideast & Africa 

Think Ebola is Bad? Chagas, the 'Kissing Bug' Disease, is Much Worse and Often Symptomless
Panorama AM, November 7, 2014 (Madagascar) 
The world is reeling over the Ebola outbreak, but many of us are overlooking other viruses and diseases that are far more threatening, Medical Daily reports. The parasite Trypanosoma cruzi is carried around by insects. They infect humans and other animals by biting or "kissing" their skin. Click here to continue reading this article. Click here to read the recent NPMA Industry Alert regarding Trypanosoma cruzi. 
West Africans Have Another Virus to Worry About - Lassa Fever
WGBH News, November 4, 2014 (West Africa) 

Like Ebola, Lassa is a viral hemorrhagic fever, but its origins are different - the disease is hosted in a rodent native to sub-Saharan Africa. Read more...

News from the UK/Europe 

Ebola-Carrying Bats May Be Heroes and Villains
News 24, November 3, 2014 (London)
Bats are living up to their frightening reputation in the world's worst Ebola outbreak as prime suspects for spreading the deadly virus to humans, but scientists believe they may also shed valuable light on fighting infection. Read more...
Couple Find Baby Rat Cooking in Their Toaster
The Telegraph, November 3, 2014 (East Sussex)

A couple were put off their breakfast after they discovered a baby rat cooking in their toaster. Jason and Victoria Clark could smell something strange as they waited for their morning toast to pop up, only to uncover the rodent. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

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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