February 2015 





Pest Management Canada 2015: Register Through February 23 and SAVE!  


The Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) and the Pest Management Association of Alberta (PMAA), in conjunction with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), are proud to present Pest Management Canada 2015!  


Join us on March 19-21 at the Westin Calgary for three days of networking, education, exhibits, and your opportunity to meet with fellow pest management professionals from across the country.  


REGISTER TODAY Early bird deadline is February 23! 



2015 SPMAO Membership Dues Renewal

2015 Membership Dues Renewal is now available online. Log into the SPMAO Member's Only portal to renew your 2015 SPMAO Membership today.

Questions? Contact us at 800-461-6722 or [email protected].


Structural Pesticide Licensing Preparation Course

March 28- 30, 2015 
Best Western, 161 Chisholm Drive, Milton. ON


Pest Certified is offering a 3 day weekend course that is designed to help students pass the Ministry of the Environment pesticides licensing exam.

The course will review the Ontario Pesticides Act, safety protocols, IPM principals, math calculations for mixing and applying product, pest biology and habits, as well as safe use and selection of pesticides.

Students need to apply for the licensing package which contain the study material prior to the course commencement. Applications for the licensing material and exam can be found here


Preparation course fee: $395 plus HST


To register for the preparation course please email Jeff Twinn or contact him directly at 519-719-8262 as space is limited.


ACE International 


In an exciting turn of events, the Associate Certified Entomologist 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 pest management professionals to distinguish themselves by demonstrating their knowledge and commitment to entomology and pest management as a whole. The Associate Certified Entomologist 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


PWIPM Now Accepting Nominations for the Professional Empowerment Grant  
PWIPM is now accepting nominations for their annual Professional  Empowerment Grant. This grant will be awarded to one female who is interested in advancing or securing a career in pest management. This grant may be used by the recipient to defer costs related to advancing their career or education in the pest management industry. The grant will be a minimum of $1000. It also includes $500 towards travel expenses to attend the National Pest Management Association's PestWorld in Nashville, TN in October 2015. Click here for more details and requirements. 


Safety of Neonicotinoids for Bees and Other Creatures Unclear 

TheStar.com, February 6, 2015 (Ontario)


The Ontario government is preparing legislation to severely restrict Neonicotinoids on crops that are killing more than the nibbling pests that play a part in destroying the crops.  Read More... 


Midlanders on the Hook for Removal of Ash Trees

Simcoe.com, February 11, 2015 (Ontario) 


The emerald ash borer has invaded Midland, and residents are on the hook for the cost of treating or removing their ash trees - up to $3,000 per tree. Read more...