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Register Today for PestWorld 2015 and SAVE $50! 
 

In just a few short months, Nashville, Tennessee will play host to PestWorld 2015, the destination for networking, education, products and research in the pest management industry. This is an event you will not want to miss! Register today and ensure you take full advantage of the early bird discount rates. 

 

Already registered for PestWorld? Extend your PestWorld experience and join us for our post-convention trip to Costa Rica! Click here for more details on the post convention trip.

ACE International Program
 
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 
Tokyo Targets Dengue Fever Mosquitoes 
Asia One, August 9, 2015 (Japan) 

The government of Tokyo is taking serious measures to decrease the number of Asian tiger mosquitoes which are currently present in a lot of local parks. The government officials are trying to do decrease the possibility of an outbreak of dengue fever. 

 

Because of last summer's outbreak, which led to the closure of the park for two months, government officials are making sure to conduct mosquito control operations so the same is not repeated. Read more...

Air India Plane Forced to Turn Back After 'Rat Sighting'
Channel News Asia, July 31, 2015 (India) 
 
An Air India plane was forced to return to New Delhi two hours into a flight to Milan after a "suspected rat sighting" in the cabin. Read more...
News from Canada 
NDP Concerned About Bedbugs in Regina Seniors Residence  
CBC News, August 12, 2015 (Canada)
  
The Saskatchewan New Democrats are calling on the provincial government to help seniors living in bedbug infested housing. Read more...
Edmonton Land Trust Wants More Backyard Bee Hotels
CBC News, August 13, 2015 (Edmonton)
  
Conservationists in Edmonton hope the secret life of bees won't be so secret anymore. They want as many people as possible to build bee hotels, to help increase the number of pollinators. The backyard hotels are much like birdhouses for bees. Read more...
News from the Mideast & Africa 
Mosquito-Hunting Spiders Could Help Fight Deadly Malaria 
SciDevNet.com, July 31, 2015 (Africa
 

Mosquito-eating spiders from East Africa and Malaysia could become a new weapon in fighting malaria, researchers have said. A species of spiders found only around Lake Victoria in East Africa, called Evarcha culicivora, is adapted to hunt female Anopheles mosquitoes that transmit malaria parasites. Read more...

Dubai Residents Let the Bedbugs Bite!
 Khaleej Times, August 18, 2015 (Dubai) 
 
Reports on bedbugs and cockroach infestations across the UAE have driven up demand for pest control products. Common bedbugs - also known as climex lectularius - feed on human blood, and have become increasingly common over the last two decades as the insects become resistant to pesticides. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 
Rodents and Bug Infestation Closes Wandsworth Store
Wandsworth Guardian, August 19, 2015 (UK) 
 
Rodent and insect infestations that posed an "unacceptable risk" to human health led inspectors to close a Garratt Lane store, Wandsworth Council said. The inspectors then spotted a large mouse scurrying across the floor and discovered pharaoh ants and larder beetles on the premises. Read more...
Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
The Cattle Site, August 6, 2015 (Ireland) 

Rodenticides have had a negative impact in the past, but some safe practices by farmers have reduced the overall risk. Campaigns around Ireland have started to promote the responsible use of rodenticides in order to control the rodents. Read more...


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Upcoming Events

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October 20-23, 2015

Nashville, TN

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April 13-15, 2016

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