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Focused Education Offered at PestWorld East   

Providing Resources for Pest Management Professionals in the Middle East, Africa, South Asia and India


On 20-21 April, PestWorld East will be convening in Dubai. Join your industry colleagues and attend this one-of-a-kind event, which addresses pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India. 



Hosted by the National Pest Management Association in connection with Ecovar, this event features targeted educational opportunities, including: 

  • New insights on the biology and behavior of bed bugs
  • Pesticide safety
  • Rodent control problems in challenging accounts
  • Developing successful nuisance bird management programs
  • Integrated termite management
  • And much, much more!



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


3-5 June, 2015

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


Join the NPMA 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.






Hotel Information

Reserve your hotel room at the AC Hotel Ambassadeur Antibes for 199 EUR per night. Click here to make your reservations.

ACE International Unveiled
In an exciting turn of events, the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) program is now available to members across the globe!  The ACE International program, offered by the Entomological Society of America and championed by NPMA, was launched at PestWorld 2014 and is a great way for pest management professionals to distinguish themselves by demonstrating their knowledge and commitment to entomology and pest management as a whole.  The ACE program has been a major success in the United States and NPMA envisions the same holding true around the world.
Why should you consider becoming an ACE?  There are several reasons including:
  • Increase your professional visibility
  • Find more job opportunities
  • Attain industry-leading credentials
  • Set yourself apart from the competition

Look for new information about the ACE-I program in each newsletter including benefits, resources, and the latest updates. 


To find out more about the ACE-I program, visit the official website.  

Submit a Nomination for the Women of Excellence Award
Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2015 
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, designed to recognize women who advance the pest management industry every day, in every way.

The international honor is open to women across the pest management industry - PMP's, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry.

Award nominations are due by August 29, 2015 and the recipient will be recognized at PestWorld 2015, October 20-23 in Nashville. Click here to view requirements and to submit your nomination.

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News from Asia 
Pest Busters Going High-Tech to Nab Rats
The Straits Times, February 4, 2015 (Singapore

To outsmart rats, pest controllers are arming themselves not just with glue boards and traps, but also a range of equipment such as motion sensors and infrared technology.  Read more...

Vietnam Bans Peanut Imports From India After Finding 'Dangerous' Insect Pest
Thanhnien News, February 11, 2015 (Vietnam

Vietnam will stop importing peanuts from India after a recent shipment was found to contain a foreign insect pest that authorities say can cause serious damage to local plants. Read more...

News from Canada 
Spike in Rat Complaints Has Health Officials Scurrying, February 11, 2015 (Hamilton)


Hamilton's high-flying construction activity could be driving more rats than usual from their natural habitat and into people's homes. Read more...

Ontario Agrees with Need to Limit Chemicals 
Inside Ottawa Valley, February 5, 2015 (Ontario)


Back in November, the Ontario government signaled its intention to reduce the use of "neonic" pesticides on corn and soy seed by 80 percent by 2017. Read more...

News from the Mideast & Africa 
Kenyan Tomato Farmers Count Losses as Pest Ravages Crop
The Counties, February 7, 2015 (Kenya)
The pest known as Tuta absoluta, a grey-brown moth that is 7mm, wipes out up to 100 per cent of the yield within days and has no known cure.  The invasive pest attacks fruits both in the open farm and in the greenhouses. Read more...
Residents Spot Rodents in Restaurant at Mall in Dubai
Emirate 24/7 News, February 12, 2015 (Dubai

Passersby have clicked pictures of rats running on food containers and have posted them on the social media, enraging many and some vowing never to eat at the venue. Read more...

News from the UK/Europe 
American Leafminer Invades Italy on a New Tree
EurekAlert, February 3, 2015 (Italy)

A small moth is infecting Walnut orchards in Italy. The larvae attach to the leaves and trunks, making them easily transported. Read more...

Plague of Rats Invades Sourhill Area of Ballymena
Telegraph, February 16, 2015 (Ireland)
A plague of rats is threatening to overrun a leafy suburban housing area, residents fear. Residents in the Sourhill area of Ballymena say they have witnessed a huge rise in the rodent population in recent months. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Pest Management Canada

19-21 March, 2015

Calgary, Alberta

Click here for more information. 


PestWorld East

19-21 April, 2015


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Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Safety

3-5 June, 2015

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

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