February 2015



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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! 



 CPMA Annual Membership Meeting    

General Assembly Notice of Convocation

Westin Calgary 
Calgary, Alberta 

Friday, March 20, 2015 
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Draft Agenda
  1. Opening of the General Assembly 
  2. Adoption of the Agenda
  3. Adoption of the minutes of the last General Assembly, March 21, 2014 (Click here to view the draft meeting minutes.)
  4. President's Report
  5. Treasurer's Report
     Financial statements ended December 31, 2014
     Budget provision for 2015
  6. Pest Management Policy Committee Report
  7. Reports from the regional associations (BC, Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec, Atlantic)
  8. New Business
  9. Other matters (from the floor)
  10. Final remarks by the President
  11. Adjournment



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Westin Calgary

Calgary, Alberta


Vendredi, le 20 mars 2015

17:16 � 18:00 

Ordre du jour provisoire
  1. Ouverture de l'assembl�e g�n�rale
  2. Adoption de l'ordre du jour
  3. Adoption du proc�s verbal de l'assembl�e g�n�rale du 21 mars 2014
  4. Rapport du pr�sident
  5. Rapport du tr�sorier

    �tats financiers au 31 d�cembre 2014

    Pr�visions budg�taires pour 2015
  6. Rapport des affaires gouvernementales
  7. Rapport des associations r�gionales (C.B., Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, Qu�bec, Atlantique)
  8. Nouvelles de l'industries
  9. Varia (sujets provenant des participants)
  10. Remarques finales par le pr�sident
  11. Lev�e de l'Assembl�e


2015 CPMA Membership Dues Renewal    

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

Questions? Contact us at 866-630-2762 or [email protected].


ACE International Unveiled    

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.  


PMRA Re-evaluation Update    

The Canadian Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently released its periodic pesticide re-evaluation update. Click here to read it in English and here to read it in French.


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.


Rat Booms Follows Construction Crews

CBC News, February 12, 2015 (Dundas)

As houses or developments are under construction, sometimes hundreds or even thousands of rats are found. Those rats then spread to neighboring buildings causing problems for other home owners. Read more... 


Parasitic Wasp Uses A Virus To Control Its Host
Discover Magazine, February 10, 2015 (Vancouver) 

Scientists describe how the parasitoid wasp, Dinocampus Coccinellae, is able to manipulate its host, the ladybug Coleomegilla Maculata: it uses another parasite, a never-before seen RNA virus. Read more...