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News from National 
Have You Logged into the New NPMA Website? 

The NPMA website,, has
gotten a facelift and is more user friendly than ever! 
Here are the top five things you can do as of today,
 we'll be adding a lot more features over the next few months! You can update your own member profile
  1. You can tell us what you want to hear about
  2. You can print your membership certificate (but only if you are the primary contact for your company)
  3. You can add new staff to your membership listing (but only if you are the primary contact for your company)
  4. You can update your company information (but only if you are the primary contact for your company)
You should have received an email recently including your login information, if you have any questions or need assistance, please contact NPMA at 800.678.6722 or
Mark Your Calendar for PestWorld East 
Mark your calendar for PestWorld East, 27-29 April 2016 in India. Hosted by the National Pest Management Association along with the Indian Pest Control Association, this one-of-a-kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India.

Click here to reserve your hotel room at the Grant Hyatt Goa.

Stay tuned for more details and registration!
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.  

News from Asia 
Unclean Airoli Salt Pans Cause for Mosquito Breeding 
The Times of India, November 12, 2015 (India) 

Salt pans located in Airoli are believed to be the cause for the increase in breeding of mosquitoes that spread dengue and malaria, complained local residents. Read more...
Five New Species of Long-Haired Wasps Discovered in Parts of India
India Today, November 18, 2015 (India) 
Five new species of wasps have been discovered in parts of India. All of these species have common features, including long hair-like structures that extend from both of their wings. Read more...
News from Canada 
Infestations of Mice and Squirrels in Manitoba Vehicles on the Rise  
Winnipeg Metro, November 11, 2015 (Manitoba)
Manitoba Public Insurance says statistics show that a rising number of rodents are on the run and looking for a place to take refuge as the weather grows colder. Unfortunately, that refuge often ends up being someone's car. Read more...
Disease-Carrying Mosquito Found in British Columbia
CBC News, November 6, 2015 (British Columbia)
A mosquito that is both invasive and able to carry a number of serious diseases, including La Crosse encephalitis and West Nile virus, has been found in stagnant water in the Lower Mainland. Read more...
News from the Mideast & Africa 
Africa: Seven Things Worth Knowing About Mosquitoes, November 5, 2015 (Africa
Did you know the top three malaria transmitters in Africa are Anopheles gambiae, Anopheles funestus and Anopheles arabiensisThis article explains the top seven things worth knowing about mosquitoes as part of the South African Development Community malaria week. Read more...
Abu Dhabi Demolishes Pest-Infested Buildings
 The National, November 9, 2015 (UAE) 
Abu Dhabi City Municipality has demolished dozens of houses deemed too old and unfit for lodging. The houses, located in Al Samha, Al Khatam and Old Shahama, were 25 years old and had become breeding grounds for insects and rodents, and a threat to residents' safety and security, the municipality said. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 
Poison-Resistant Giant Rats Could Invade British Homes During Winter
Independent UK, November 1, 2015 (Britian) 
An increasing number of huge rats immune to over-the-counter poisons are threatening to invade British homes this winter. Experts say that unlike their normal-sized relatives, the mutant rodents are not only resistant to toxic pellets used by many home-owners, but are getting bigger and stronger. Read more...
False Widow Spider Infestation Closes Two London Primary Schools
The Guardian, November 13, 2015 (London) 

Two primary schools have been forced to close after they became infested with false widow spiders.
Hundreds of pupils who attend the Osmani and Thomas Buxton primary schools in Tower Hamlets, east London, have been told they won't have to go in for the next week as pest controllers try to tackle the outbreak. Read more...

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Upcoming Events

Pest Management Canada  

April 13-15, 2016

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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PestWorld East

April 27-29, 2016

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