October 2015




EPA Office of Inspector General Launches Internal Investigation on Structural Fumigants

Friday October 9, 2015 the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans for an internal preliminary investigation of adverse impacts related to structural fumigation treatments.  The OIG will specifically investigate EPA's implementation of regulatory mechanisms and procedures for training, funding, enforcement, etc., pertaining to structural fumigation treatments. 
The OIG is an independent agency within EPA tasked with performing audits, evaluations, and investigations of EPA and its contractors, to promote efficiency, and to prevent/detect fraud, waste, and abuse. 

As part of the investigation, OIG will conduct interviews with staff at EPA headquarters, in specific regions, and with state regulators with no set timetable for completion.  A copy of a letter sent by OIG to EPA Assistant Administrators Cynthia Giles and Jim Jones can be found here.
As your representative of the structural pest management industry, NPMA will continue to take the lead on structural fumigation issues as it relates to public policy and public relations. 
NPMA and its sister organization, PPMA, are charged with advocating for the industry and providing up-to-date information, ongoing education, stewardship and training for pest management professionals and regulators at the state and federal level. Read the entire article here.


Maheu&Maheu Wins Leeds Silver Certification for Headquarters 

Just a little over three years after the start of operations at its new building on rue des Rocailles in Quebec City, Maheu&Maheu received the LEED� Silver certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC ). This is a higher level than that aimed for in the beginning, the "certified" level, based on the rating system of CaGBC. 

The building designed by BGLA architects and built by Construction B�land & Lapointe integrates unique and cutting-edge architectural features. The structural glass curtain wall made by IC2 Technologies was the first built for a commercial project in the province of Quebec. 

The building has several other features aimed at optimizing energy efficiency including solar panels preheating fresh air and it is equipped with a green roof.  Maheu&Maheu employs 115 people in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. It is the third largest pest management company in Canada and the 42nd in North America. View a photo of the award winning building here.


Save the Date for Pest Management Canada 2016
Pest Management Canada 2016 will be held April 13-15 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront. To make your hotel reservations, call 800-943-6760 to receive the discounted rate of $166. Registration coming soon. 

For more event details visit www.pestworldcanada.net.


PestTech 3.0 2016, Wildlife Expo, and Regional Conferences

This winter NPMA will pull together professionals from throughout the country for a series of meetings to keep you current on the latest in the industry.  Join us at PesTech3.0 2016 from January 5-7 in San Jose, CA for a mix of business management sessions and interactive breakout groups featuring up-and-coming information/digital technologies for the pest management industry. "The changes in technology in the past five years have been extraordinary," stated NPMA CEO Bob Rosenberg.

"During PesTech3.0 2016, companies will have the opportunity to learn about advances in mobile technologies, business automation, big data, security and other technologies on the horizon that will improve their efficiencies and create opportunities for financial growth."

The conference will feature technology thought leaders and provide a forum for attendees to learn from each other about their technology experiences as well as the current technologies used to enhance daily practices within their pest management businesses. Hotel information and registration forms for the conference are available on NPMA's website

Professionals who are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this valuable add-on service  will want to join the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) for theWildlife Expo 2016, January 15-17, Las Vegas, NV. The educational program will provide both technical and business-related information. Hotel information for Wildlife Expo 2016 is available here


Veterans Survey

NPMA is committed to engaging veterans in their successful transition to a productive and rewarding career in the pestmanagement industry.  To that end, PestVets, NPMA's Veterans Group, actively promotes the recruitment of veterans to member companies and supports those recruitment efforts through various education and training opportunities. Please take our Veterans Survey and share your military background and insights with us.


QualityPro Launches New Streamlined Version of GreenPro Certification Program

QualityPro has unveiled a new version of the popular GreenPro certification program. GreenPro is designed to identify and recognize green services offered by QualityPro certified companies. Certification enables companies to better promote their services and commercial or residential customers to easily find the environmentally friendly service they desire. GreenPro service certification is available at no additional cost to QualityPro certified companies. Under the new program, companies will find it easier to submit their service programs for certification.

We are excited to share the new GreenPro at PestWorld and are hopeful that this streamlined program will encourage even more pest control companies to submit their green services for consideration," says Andy Architect, Executive Director of QualityPro.

For further information on the GreenPro certification program, please contact the Certification Program Manager at 703.352.6762 or [email protected] or visit


We Want to Hear From You

We are always looking for fun and interesting articles to include and would love to hear your suggestions for articles for this newsletter.  If you've seen an article you would like for us to include, please submit it via email to Dominique Stumpf at [email protected].