December 2015 






SPMAO Annual Conference:
Early Bird Discounts End Soon

The Structural Pest Management Association of Ontario is proud to present the 37th Annual SPMAO Conference. This year's conference features two days of networking, education, exhibits and the opportunity to meet with fellow pest professionals from across the region.
January 20-21, 2016
Hilton Garden Inn Vaughan
Toronto, Ontario

Technician's Day
On Thursday, January 21, special programming was developed to keep technician's current on the latest techniques in the field.  Take advantage of Early Bird pricing to register technicians for just $129.95.

Special Discounts
Both Early Bird discount fees and multi-attendee discounts are available. Register today for the greatest savings. Early Bird discounts end December 31, 2015

Exhibit Hall
The exhibit hall is a one-stop shop for all of your business needs.  Shop for new products, networks with vendors and discover the latest technology in the world of pest management.

SPMAO has arranged for discounted rooms to be offered until December 29, 2015 and thereafter based on availability. Book your rooms today at 1+905-660-4700.


PMRA Makes Registration Decision for Flupyradifurone

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is granting full registration for the sale and use of Flupyradifurone TC and the end-use products BYI 02960 480 FS and Sivanto Prime Insecticide (previously known as Sivanto 200 SL) containing the technical grade active ingredient flupyradifurone to control various insect pests.

An evaluation of available scientific information found that, under the approved conditions of use, the products have value and do not present an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment.

For more details on the information presented in this Registration Decision, please refer to Health Canada's website which includes an expanation of considerations for making the decision and a detailed description of Flupyradifurone.


Special NEBs Discount for Canadian Members

As part of your membership benefits, SPMAO members can now take advantage of a special discount of 15% off of all NEBS business products. For more than 30 years, NEBS has helped Canadian companies with all of their business needs. 

NEBS products include:
  • Cheques and forms that help you manage your day-to-day business
  • Promotional products and print marketing to help get you noticed
  • Personalized, quality apparel to outfit your team
  • And much more!

To order, call 1.800.461.7572 or shop online at Save 15% on all new orders by using your Member Code 47766.


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!
  1. You can update your own member profile
  2. You can tell us what you want to hear about
  3. You can print your membership certificate (but only if you are the primary contact for your company)
  4. You can add new staff to your membership listing (but only if you are the primary contact for your company)
  5. You can update your company information (but only if you are the primary contact for your company)

You should have received an email in the last few weeks which included your login information. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact NPMA at 800.678.6722 or [email protected].


Structural Pesticide Licensing Course

Pest Certified is offering a three-day weekend course that is designed to help students pass the Ministry of the Environment pesticides licensing exam.

January 25-27, 2016
Best Western
161 Chisholm Drive
Milton, ON
Fee: $395 plus HST

The course will review the Ontario Pesticides Act, safety protocols, IPM principals, and math calculations for mixing and applying product. Pest biology and habits and safe use and selection of pesticides will also be covered.

Students need to apply for the licensing package which contains the study material prior to the course commencement. Applications for the licensing material and exam are to be sent here.

To register, please email [email protected] or phone 519-719-8262.  Sign up early as space is limited.


Save the Date: Pest Management Canada 

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

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


Coming Soon: Wildlife Expo 

This winter NPMA will pull together professionals  for a series of meetings to keep you current on the latest in the industry.  
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 the Wildlife 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