August 2015




Pest Management Canada 2016: Call for Speakers

CPMA needs your help identifying the most innovative and exciting speakers for Pest Management Canada, April 13- 15, 2016 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront.


The information collected here will help us identify speakers and make decisions regarding the content of the program. Please feel free to provide multiple speaker names and topics. CPMA welcomes both technical and business-related sessions


Speaker suggestions may include, but are not limited to:

  • academics
  • business owners
  • technical experts 
  • consultants from within and outside the industry
  • subject matter experts in sales, marketing, information technology, and human resources
  • "outside of the box" ideas that no one has seen in the past

For more event details visit www.pestworldcanada.net.


Bat Bites in Southern Alberta 

Prompt Rabies Warning

Rabies a concern after two people bitten 

while trying to catch bats

CBCnews, Aug. 5, 2015

Two people who were bitten by bats while trying to catch them has Alberta Health Services offering tips on how to avoid getting rabies.
Both incidents happened in the south zone this week, at different times and in different locations.

Many wild animals, including bats, skunks and raccoons carry rabies and AHS suggests securing areas like garages to ensure animals can't get in.

Avoiding bats is also recommended. 

AHS says if you're bitten, clean the area with soap and water and contact a public health office as soon as possible.


What Does It Take to Get QualityPro Certified?
QualityPro certifies companies that have met the industry standards for professionalism. After application, a company has 6 months to earn certification by meeting the standards. Haven't met all the standards yet? No problem! Apply today and QualityPro will help you through the process. At application, you'll gain access to the templates and resources that can help make your company QualityPro: www.npmaQualityPro.org.


2015 Annual SPMAO Golf Tournament




Join SPMAO for their annual golf tournament at the Tangle Creek Golf Club on Thursday, September 24 for an opportunity to unwind with your fellow colleagues following a busy pest management season.


Golfer Fee:

$125 per golfer (Taxes Included) - Includes power cart with GPS capabilities, green fees, valet bag drop, practice range balls, and a BBQ lunch and dinner. 


Dinner Only Fee: $40


For more details and registration click here.

If you would like to sponsor the tournament, click here.

Questions? Contact SPMAO at [email protected].


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.  


Register Today for PestWorld 2015 and Save $50!
Will you be joining us in Nashville for PestWorld 2015? Make your hotel reservations soon - the Gaylord is already sold out for several of the days during the conference. Click here to be placed on the Gaylord waitlist, or click here about an alternate hotel which offers complimentary shuttle service to the Gaylord.

Still need to register for PestWorld? Register before Sept. 4 to take advantage of early bird pricing!


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.