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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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Click here to view sponsorship and vendor opportunities. If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact Alexis Wirtz at  



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. Click here to make your reservations online.

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.


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News from Asia 

Another Cockroach Found in Japan Processed Food
Channel NewsAsia, December 12, 2014 (Tokyo

Days after a cockroach in frozen pasta sparked a mass recall in Japan, a noodle maker has shuttered its operations after claims a cooked bug was found inside a meal.  Read more...

Large Snake Spotted in Canal Next to Yio Chu Kang Seconday School

AsiaOne, December 14, 2014 (Singapore) 
Something caught the eye of a Stomp contributor - an animal lurking in a canal next to Yio Chu Kang Seconday School. It was a large snake slithering around in the water. Read more...
News from Canada 

Despite Pesticide Concerns, Beekeepers and Colonies On the Rise
Macro Insider December 21, 2014 (Toronto)

Statistics Canada recently released new numbers that illustrate an all-around improvement in the beekeeping industry. According to Rod Scarlett, executive director of the Canadian Honey Council, the news shows just how wholesome the beekeeping industry is. Read more... 
Mice Population Boom Keeps Ottawa Exterminators Busy
CBC News, December 12, 2014 (Ottawa)


Exterminators are reporting a record number of mice-related calls, and some homeowners who say they've never had a rodent problem are finding themselves overrun. Todd Babin, owner of Nature's Way Property Services in Manotick, says he's getting about six to 12 mice-related extermination calls a day. Read more...

News from the Mideast & Africa 

Peoria Native Fights Malaria in Africa
Your West Valley, December 4, 2014 (Benin) 
Peace Corps volunteer Geoffrey Prall of Peoria is combating malaria in Benin by increasing access to malaria testing and treatment in his community. Read more...
Dengue Fever Vaccine on the Cards After Novel Antibody Discovery
The Guardian, December 15, 2014 (Pakistan) 

A new class of antibody found in the blood of patients with dengue fever has boosted hopes for a vaccine against the virus, which debilitates millions and kills tens of thousands each year. Read more...

News from the UK/Europe 

Cockroaches and Mice Droppings Found in Plaistow Take-Away
Newham Recorder, December 17, 2014 (Plaistow)

It's thought Golden Dragon, Barking Road, Plaistow, may have been trading for at least a month before it was officially closed by court order at Stratford Magistrates' Court. "It's one of the worst I've seen in 12 years," said Matthew Collins, principal environmental health officer for Newham Council. Read more...

Red Mites Bring a Major Economic Challenge to Poultry Industry
The Poultry Site, December 16, 2014 (Europe)

A collaborative pan-European research effort to rid laying hens of a common disease-spreading pest has just been launched. For such a small creature, the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) represents a major economic challenge for Europe's lucrative poultry and egg industry. 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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