June 2015




Save the Date for Pest Management Canada 2016 

Save the date for Pest Management Canada, April 13- 15, 2016 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.

To make your hotel reservations, please call 800-943-6760 to receive the rate of $166 per night.

Stay tuned for more details!


Getting the Best of Pests Webinar

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
7:45 AM to 10:00 AM (EDT U.S.A.)

The University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, powered by the Digital Innovation Group at Georgia College, has developed a training program that allows pest management professionals to obtain re-certification and re-registration credit online. These sessions are live, interactive events. Materials needed are a computer with internet access, speakers or earphones, and a microphone (optional).

Click here for more information, and register for this workshop by clicking here. 


New Online ACE Exam Prep Track Unveiled 

For many pest management professionals, self-study doesn't come as easy as it did back in school. With that in mind, NPMA has developed an ACE Exam Prep Track to help you prepare for the rigorous ACE exam offered by the Entomological Society of America. This course provides you with a variety of on-demand resources that you will aid in your preparatory efforts.

This training is available on NPMA's Online Learning Center and includes:
  • An overview of the new ACE exam
  • A comprehensive resource and study guide
  • Currently over 8 hours of training, with new content added as it's developed
  • A weekly directed study schedule to keep you on track
  • A full-length practice exam
To begin, log-on to the NPMA Online Learning Center and register for the ACE Exam Prep Track. This training is $99.95 for members.  


Rat Infestation Will Only Get Worse, Warns Hamilton Public Health
CBC News, June 15, 2015


Consider it a caution to homeowners and renters in every area of Hamilton: we're in the midst of a rat infestation, and it's only going to get worse.


The number of calls to Hamilton Public Health about rats have already doubled compared to the same time last year, said Robert Hall, director of health protection. And he expects the number of rat calls to increase for at least two more years. Read more... 


Fairmont Offers Sustainable Bee Hotels Across Canada
CBC News, June 11, 2015


Tired bees can rest their wings and lay eggs in new bee hotels, complete with bee butlers and room service, thanks to a sustainability initiative at Fairmont hotels in Canada. These areas will help insects rest their wings and lay eggs, as well as encourage pollination. Read more... 


QualityPro Manager Training Exclusively Available for Free to QualityPro Certified Companies

Great managers make for a great company! QualityPro is excited to announce the first ever, supervisor training specific for pest management professionals. The interactive QualityPro Manager Training, an animated course with a completion certificate, is now part of the set of valuable resources exclusively available to certified companies at www.qualityprotools.org/manager-training 


Mark Your Calendars for PestWorld 2015 

Mark your calendars now 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. Make plans to join over 3,000 of your pest management peers and register today! Click here for more details and registration.  


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.