March 2016




A Successful Year for CPMA 

This has been an exciting year for the Canadian Pest Management Association as we continue to support the interests of our membership and the Structural Pest Management industry.  We continue to maintain and grow our relationship with the Pest Management Regulatory Association; every year we are now meeting with the PMRA in the fall and this has proven to be very successful.  This year the focus of our discussion was on the label change to Aluminum/Magnesium Phosphide and Phosphine gas.   

Professionalism is a key theme within our industry and every year at our Pest Management Canada we offer excellent training seminars - this year our conference is in Halifax, Nova Scotia in April and I hope to see all of you there!  Our regular newsletters provide key information on industry developments including changes to legislation and developments in pest management practices.  This year our website will be undergoing some significant improvements which will assist with providing this essential information.  We will also continue to promote the professionalism of our industry to the public and media. 

The CPMA will continue to work closely with the Provincial Associations and the National Pest Management Association;   through supporting each other's initiatives we strengthen the prospects for our industry.

Lastly, on behalf of the CPMA I would like to thank Dominique Stumpf for all of her excellent work on our behalf throughout the years and we wish her all the best in her new position as the CEO of NPMA.


CPMA 2016-2017 Board of Directors Election and AGM

If you have not yet submitted your 2016-2017 Board of Director's ballot to CPMA, please click here to select the candidate you believe to be most qualified for the position of President-Elect. 

This year the two candidates for the position are Sandy Costa, Past President of SPMAO and owner of Green Leaf Pest Control and John Patton, Past President of PPMA and President of JAPCO Pest Control, Ltd.  Biographies for the candidates are included in the online ballot for those who would like more information on their qualifications and experience.

Ballots must be received at CPMA by Friday, April 8, 2016 in order to be valid.  The results of the election will be announced during the Annual General Membership Meeting, which will be held this year at Pest Management Canada on Thursday, April 14.


Abell Pest Control Wins Allied Trades Food Safety Award
CNW, February 25, 2016

 Abell Pest Control has been recognized as a Canadian leader in food safety innovation by NSF-Guelf Food Technology Centre (NSF-GFTC) after being chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Allied Trades Food Safety Award. The announcement was made at the 2016 Canadian Food Safety Forum in Brampton.

"I am tremendously proud of our employees for their expertise and commitment to food safety and customer service excellence," saidJohn Abell, President of Abell Pest Control. "It's an honour to be recognized as a leader in an industry that we are so passionate about."

Categories of achievement for this award included Food Safety Results for Self and Customers, Innovation and Development of Improved Technologies and Active Support of the Food Industry. Specific sections included details on Abell's proprietary Electronic Site Management software for the food industry and its commitment to research and education on pest control in the food industry.

Abell Pest Control is celebrating its 91st-year as a family business that has earned a reputation as an industry leader in pest control.
The Allied Trades Food Safety Awards Program was established by NSF-GFTC to recognize excellence in food safety and quality and to encourage companies to strive to raise the level of food safety and quality in Canada. Finalists are judged by a diverse group of food and beverage industry leaders. 

Abell Pest Control is a Canadian leader in pest control, offering Canadian businesses and homeowners effective, safe and dependable pest control services since 1924. To learn more, visit: www.abellpestcontrol.ca


Register Today: Pest Management Canada

The Canadian Pest Management Association is proud to present
Pest Management Canada 2016, featuring two days of networking, education, exhibits, and your opportunity to meet with fellow pest management professionals from across the country. 

 Educational Highlights
  • From Handcuffs to Handshakes: Leadership Lessons From Over 30 Years of Handling Humans
  • Understanding Your Legal Rights & Minimizing Your Liabilities
  • Diversity in the Pest Management World: From Employees to Customers
  • Creating Your Integrated and Laser Focused Marketing Plan - Your Road Map for the Future
  • Cockroaches: A Three Pronged Look Into Control Methods, Health Issues, and the Future
  • Creating a Replicable Bed Bug Treatment Protocol
  • Understanding Customer Expectations and Surpassing Them
  • Carpenter Ants and Fire Ants: More Than Just Nuisances
  • Situational Awareness: An Approach to Safety in Unknown Conditions
  • Developing a Professional Rodent Pest Management Program
Hotel Reservations

A four minute walk from Casino Nova Scotia, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront is only 1.3 km from the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. To make your hotel reservations, please call 800-943-6760 by March 17 to receive the rate of $166 per night. After March 17, rooms and rates are subject to availability.
The Exhibit Hall 

The exhibit hall is a one-stop-shop for all of your business needs. Shop for new products, network with vendors and discover the latest technology in the world of pest management. Click here for exhibitor information or click here to become a sponsor.

For more event details visit www.pestworldcanada.net.


Download NPMA's New Field Guide App Today!

NPMA's new Field Guide App will give you access to hundreds of pest photos, biology, behavior and control methods right on your tablet or phone for just $4.99.
With the Field Guide App, technicians can use a phone or tablet to email a staff entomologist at NPMA directly with pest identification questions or send a fast email to clients that includes photos of pests. A notes section within the App makes adding protocols, notes and standard operating procedures used for clients simple and efficient.  Users can even add their own photos for use as future reference or sales tools.
The Field Guide App can be downloaded by anyone with a need for identifying pests and researching pest problems.  Download the Field Guide App today from stores at Google Play or Apple App.


Health Canada Launches New Pesticide Mobile App
PR Newswire, January 25, 2016 

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency launched a new mobile app that allows individuals to access pesticide labels that have been registered for use in Canada. This app will help homeowners, farmers, industry, as well as provincial and federal organizations look up specific details of the pest control product they are using from the convenience of their smartphone or tablet. The most up-to-date health and safety information will be right at their fingertips with this new user friendly tool. 

Users will be able to save their searches as well as download product labels to their 'Favourites' for access, even when they are offline. 'Favourites' will also auto-update whenever users access them when online. Pesticide labels can be searched based on various factors including product name and active ingredient. The directions found on pesticide labels are important as they contain detailed explanations on proper product use and what precautions should be taken to avoid injury.  Read the full article here.

 Users can download the app on their mobile device using the link here.


Have You Updated Your Member Profile? 

The NPMA website, www.npmapestworld.org, has gotten a facelift. You will find it easier than ever to access your benefits online using your member login. 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].


Special NEBS Discount for Canadian Members

As part of your membership benefits, CPMA 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 nebs.ca. Save 15% on all new orders by using your Member Code 47766.

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