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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.

Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., Dominique Stumpf and Hani Shehadeh participate in PestWorld East, held this week in Dubai.
ACE International Unveiled
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.  

Join the Conversation on
Connect and engage with other NPMA members in real time on the NPMA members-only community, Recent hot discussion topics include termite swarms, service metrics, technician commission plans, and much more. Log in today to join the conversation!

To get started, go to and log in using either your NPMA Individual ID or your email address and your temporary password (npmamember).

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Free Online Pollinator Health Training Now Available for Your Team
Over the last year, the landscape regarding pollinator issues has changed dramatically and honey bees and other pollinators have moved to the forefront. In response, NPMA developed a Pollinator Awareness Training module to give you a baseline of knowledge about pollinators and the issues surrounding them. This online training explores:
  • Who are the pollinators and why they matter
  • The threats to pollinators (with a focus on honey bees)
  • How to effectively communicate the facts to your customers
To begin, log-on to the NPMA Online Learning Center and take the Pollinator Awareness Training. This course will take approximately 25 minutes to complete, plus additional time to finish the quiz. This training is free for members, and upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate. Visit to download customizable pollinator materials.

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 
Rat Woe Plagues Bedok Residents
The Star, April 9, 2015 (Singapore

Residents at a cluster of blocks in Bedok South Avenue 3 are worried that their area may become "the next Bukit Batok hill" if the growing number of rats there is left unchecked. Some residents said they had seen swarms of 20 rats scampering around in a car park at night. Read more...

No Fogging to Check Mosquito Menace
The Times of India, April 17, 2015 (India

It is said that 'prevention is better than cure'. But, it seems the Varanasi Municipal Corporation (VMC) does not believe in this adage as it is not undertaking fogging in the city to check the spread of mosquitoes.  Read more...

News from Canada 
Health Canada Reviews Pest Control Product Labels 
The Fountain Pen, April 14, 2015 (Canada)


Health Canada launched a public consultation process on its proposed re-evaluation decision of pest control products containing glyphosate. Glyphosate is widely used in Canada for weed management in agriculture, non-agriculture and forestry settings. Read more... 

Licensed Exterminator - Structural Class: Information on New Requirements for the Use of Rodenticides 

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has re-evaluated eight active ingredients in rodenticides (brodifacoum, bromadiolone,  bromethalin, chlorophacinone, diphacinone, difethialone warfarin and zinc phosphide) which  resulted in the implementation of additional risk mitigation measures for the protection of children, pets and non-target wildlife from exposure to these highly acutely toxic pesticides. 

Click here for a summary of the new risk mitigation measures for these rodenticide products as a result of the re-evaluation.
News from the Mideast & Africa 
Dubai is Using Deadly Falcons to Control its Pigeon Problem
S\, April 10, 2015 (Dubai)
A proliferation of pest control firms, now over a hundred in Dubai, was accompanied by a niche market specializing in bird control, many of them employing falcons-natural predators of smaller birds as well as a prized status symbol for the Emirati elite. At the upper end of the market, falcons now travel on private jets with royals from the Persian Gulf on hunting expeditions across the world. Read more...
A Child Dies Every Minute From Malaria in Africa
Vibe Ghana, April 21, 2015 (Africa

Malaria is transmitted via the bites of infective mosquitoes, but unknown to many, it can also be spread to children during pregnancy as well as before and/or during childbirth. Read more... 

News from the UK/Europe 
in-Pharma Technologist, April 15, 2015 (Europe)

Concerns climate change will see malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya spread to the UK are legitimate according to Public Health England, even though no insects carrying such diseases have been detected to date.  Read more...

Squirrels 'Host Lyme Disease Bugs'
Banbury Cake, April 21, 2015 (UK)
Grey squirrels are in the dock again - this time for harboring a serious infection that can be spread to humans by ticks. In the UK, Lyme disease is caused by four species of Borrelia bacteria carried by the deer or sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus, and transmitted to humans through its bite. Read more... 

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Upcoming Events

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.



October 20-23, 2015

Nashville, TN

Details coming soon! 


Pest Management Canada  

April 13-15, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Click here for more information. 



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