April 2015



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President's Message  
Delivered by Kathy Cano


It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected as the association president by my industry peers. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to continue to promote the general interest and welfare of the pest management industry, as well as reinforce the value of pest management in protecting public health and property. I look forward to continuing the relationship that has been developed between the Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) through the Pest Management Policy Committee. 


As the new CPMA President I strongly encourage everyone to be involved with and to support your provincial associations.  Membership in your provincial association grants you membership into CPMA and NPMA. There are many benefits that come with membership including training, industry representation to the government and updates on legislation and industry developments. 


Finally, I would like to thank our Past President, Steven Graff, for his excellent leadership and guidance and I am looking forward to working together with him and our new Board members in the next year.




Message de la pr�sidente

Discours prononc� par Kathy Cano


C'est un honneur et un privil�ge d'avoir �t� choisie comme pr�sidente de l'Association par mes pairs. Je me r�jouis � l'id�e de travailler avec mes coll�gues pour continuer � promouvoir l'int�r�t g�n�ral et le bien-�tre de l'industrie de gestion parasitaire, ainsi que renforcer l'importance de la gestion parasitaire � la protection de la sant� publique et des biens. Je pr�vois continuer la relation qui a �t� �tablie entre l'Association canadienne de la gestion parasitaire (ACGP) et l'Agence de r�glementation de la lutte antiparasitaire (ARLA) par le biais du Comit� des politiques de gestion parasitaire.


En tant que nouvelle pr�sidente de l'ACGP, je vous encourage fortement � participer dans vos associations provinciales et de les appuyer.  En devenant membre de votre association provinciale, vous �tes automatiquement membre de l'ACGP et de la NPMA.  La qualit� de membre offre de nombreux avantages, notamment la formation, la repr�sentation d'industrie pour les questions gouvernementales,  les mises � jour concernant les lois et les progr�s d'industrie. 


En conclusion, je tiens � remercier notre pr�sident sortant Steven Graff pour son excellent travail � diriger les activit�s de l'Association. J'ai h�te de travailler avec lui et nos nouveaux membres du conseil au cours de la prochaine ann�e. 


2015-2016 Board of Directors Announcement 

The CPMA Board of Directors have been chosen for the 2015-2016 term. Results are below: 

President/ Pr�sident

Kathryn Cano - Orkin Canada Corporation


Past President

Steven Graff - Abell Pest Control 


Maurice Bourque - Action Pest Control, Ltd.

Robert Sanders - Prairie Pest Control Rentokil 

Ashley Browne - Victoria Pest Control Ltd.

Stephan McDonald - Extermination West Island/Exter-Can

Geoff Walsh - Enviropest Inc.


Director Government Affairs/ Directeur Des Aff. Gouvernmentales 

Taz Stuart - Poulin's Pest Control


Suppliers Representative/ Rep. Fournisseur

Mike McWilliams - Univar Canada 


A special recognition was given to Ms. Karen Furgiuele-Percy for her service on the CPMA board as the Director of Regulatory Affairs.


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.


New Regulatory Requirements to Protect Pollinators: Amending Ontario Regulation 63/09      


On March 23, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change published a draft regulation amending Ontario Reg. 63/09. Public comment is open until May 7, 2015. If adopted, the amendment would begin to go into effect in July of 2015 in order to impact the 2016 growing season.


The proposed pollinator health regulation amendment is focused on seed treatment pesticide application, specifically corn and soy beans treated with neonicotinoids: imidaclorprid, thiamethoxam and clothianidin. The proposed regulation would create a 12th category for corn and soybeans treated with the above referenced neonicotinoids.


Vendors selling category 12 products would be required to:

  • Obtain a new vendor license and additional training
  • Disclose category 12 in advertising, and advertise non-category 12 products
  • Confirm purchaser of category 12 is trained in integrated pest management
  • Report annual sales of category 12

Users of category 12 products would be required to:

  • Be trained in integrated pest management, and maintain documentation
  • Demonstrate that there is a proven infestation or crop damage
  • Track sales and uses
  • Submit to a pest assessment report or reduce use to only 50% of land where corn and/or soy will be planted

A more in depth summary of the regulation can be found here, and the full regulation can be found here

This regulation should not have a direct impact on structural pest control, but would certainly impact other strategic partners in the broader pesticide industry.  This regulation could be an indication of future regulations concerning the use of neonicotinoids.


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.


Call for Nominations: Young Entrepreneur Award  

Deadline for Submission: August 29


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    


NPMA is now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Excellence Award, sponsored by Target Specialty Products.

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 Aug. 29, 2015 and the recipient will be recognized at PestWorld 2015, Oct. 20-23 in Nashville. Click here to view requirements and to submit your nomination. 


Environmental Pest Control Acquires Justus Pest Control


Local Newmarket business Environmental Pest Control (EPC) has
recently acquired neighboring company, Justus Pest Control of Keswick. Read more...