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Register for PestWorld East by 21 March to Receive the Discounted Rate!  



Early bird deadline is 21 March 


Take advantage of the discounted registration rate for PestWorld East, 19-21 April in Dubai, and register by 21 March. 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.  



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!


Mark Your Calendar 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.

NPMA Board of Directors Approves Pollinator BMPs

On March 14, the NPMA Board of Directors amended and approved the Pollinator Best Management Practices (BMPs) during the annual Legislative Day Board of Directors meeting. The BMPs were developed in response to a rapidly changing regulatory landscape to provide guidance for our members to minimize incidental effects on honey bees and other pollinators around structures. The Pollinator BMPs were drafted by NPMA staff and thoroughly reviewed by the Technical and Public Policy Committees, as well as members of APSCRO (Association of State Pest Control Regulatory Officials). To read the Pollinator Best Management Practices, please click here.
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.  

Call for Nominations: Young Entrepreneur Award 

Deadline for Submission: August 29, 2015 


NPMA is currently accepting nominations for the annual Young Entrepreneur Award, presented by Rentokil Pest Control, recognizing young entrepreneurs (40 years of age or less) working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Click here for more details on requirements and to submit a nomination. 

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 
Increased Rat Sightings in Singapore 
Channel News Asia, March 5, 2015 (Singapore

Due to the rapidly growing number of rats being found on the island of Singapore, the National Environment Agency (NEA) will provide more assistance to town councils to enhance the Rat Attack Program.  Read more...

Nepal Steps Up Safe Pesticide Use
SciDevNet, March 2, 2015 (Nepal

The Nepal government's efforts to promote safe and minimal use of pesticides in the country now include an effective training program for vendors and others who deal with farmers. Read more... 
News from Canada 
Pesticide and Herbicide Policy Brought to Edmonton Council  
Edmonton Sun, March 4, 2015 (Alberta)


As it stands, the city's pesticide policy allows for the use of herbicides and pesticides in public areas to deal with some non-invasive weeds and pests like mosquitoes. But the aim is already to reduce those chemicals as much as possible. Read more... 

97% Support Ontario's Plan to Restrict Bee-Killing Pesticides 
Northumberland View, March 5, 2015 (Ontario)


Ontario's proposal to restrict bee-killing pesticides received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public. Close to 50,000 comments were submitted during the official consultation on Ontario's pollinator health proposal last month. Approximately 97% favored government action to restrict the use and sale of neonics. Read more...

News from the Mideast & Africa 
Newborn Baby Dies of Suspected Pesticide Poisoning in Sharjah
The National, March 4, 2015 (United Arab Emirates)
A three-week-old boy has died after a banned pesticide was used in the flat next door to his family's home in Sharjah. Read more...
Distributing Mosquito Nets to Help Save Lives in Conflict-torn Central African Republic 
International Federation of Red Cross, March 7, 2015 (Central Africa


Red Cross volunteers in the Central African Republic prepare to distribute mosquito nets to combat malaria, the number one killer in the country. Read more... 
News from Europe 
Scarborough Fights Back Against Seagulls
Yorkshire Post, March 6, 2015 (North Yorkshire)

Scarborough District Council is considering a dramatic relocation proposal for the already large and growing population of seagulls that is wreaking havoc on their tourism industry. Read more...

Nearly One in 10 of Europe's Wild Bee Species Face Extinction, Says Study
The Guardian, March 19, 2015 (Europe)
Europe's wild bee population is in dramatic decline with nearly one in 10 species facing the threat of extinction, according to the first ever assessment of all the continent's nearly 2,000 bee species. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

PestWorld East

19-21 April, 2015


Click here for more information.

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 

Click here for more information.


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