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Registration Now Open for PestWorld 2015!

Mark your calendars for PestWorld 2015, October 20-23 in Nashville, TN. With targeted information on the latest products, services, technologies, and business applications, PestWorld is the destination for networking, education, products, and research in the pest management industry.


You will:

  • Network with more than 3,000 other pest management professionals, researchers and vendors from around the world.
  • Discover the latest business trends and learn how to apply these innovative ideas into your business.
  • Earn valuable recertification credits at educational sessions led by world-renowned experts.

Click here for more details and registration! 

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.  

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 
Mosquito Breeding: 10 Construction Sites Told to Stop Work
Channel News Asia, May 23, 2015 (Signapore

With construction sites known to have a high potential for dengue transmission, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has made public since last month the list of construction sites that have received a Stop Work Order because of issues related to mosquito breeding.  Read more... 

China Fines Chemical Company $12M for Polluting, Jails Staff
La Crosse Tribune, May 27, 2015 (China

A court in eastern China fined a manufacturer of weed killer 75 million yuan ($12 million) and imprisoned employees of the company and its contractors for discharging wastewater that severely polluted streams. Read more... 

News from Canada 
Canada Sees an Increase in Lyme Disease as Climate Change Brings Ticks Up North
 IBtimes, May 25, 2015 (Canada) 

Canada has seen an increase in Lyme Disease lately due to the increased ticks present. Many believe that it has increased because of climate change. As the temperature has increased, ticks have moved up north and created challenges for health professionals. Read More... 

News from the Mideast & Africa 
Hope Rises for Malaria Vaccine in Africa
AllAfrica, May 10, 2015 (Kenya)
A malaria vaccine has been declared 67% effective at Oxford University in a study of 121 men in Kenya. It is not yet known if the vaccine protects victims from all of the four different parasites that transmit malaria. Further tests are being run on populations in Burkina Faso. Read more...
New Diving Beetle Species: Capelatus prykei Unearthed In Cape Town, South Africa
International Business Times, May 20, 2015 (South Africa

A new species of diving beetle unearthed in Cape Town has been called an "evolutionary relic." The bug, now known as Capelatus prykei, was so unique from any other diving beetle in the world it was placed in a new category of its own, media reports said. Read more... 

News from the UK/Europe 
Rats, Cockroaches and Mice Mean Hospitals are Calling Out Pest Control 19 Times a Day
DailyMail, May 5, 2015 (England)
Hospitals are riddled with mice, bed bugs and fleas, and in one hospital, ants were found 'crawling over patients'. A Freedom of Information investigation found that hospitals in England called out pest control experts no fewer than 7,026 times in 2013/14 - almost 600 times a month. Read more...
Giant Rats Invade Northern Ireland Village, Residents Plead for Help
Belfast Telegraph, May 28, 2015 (Ireland)
Residents in Killyleagh are appealing for help to deal with a plague of rodents amid fears their pest problems are spiralling out of control. 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 

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October 20-23, 2015

Nashville, TN

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April 13-15, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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