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News from National 
PestWorld 2015: Overflow Hotel Available
 
Overflow rooms are now available at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. The Sheraton is located five miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Shuttle service will be available between the two hotels. Rooms are available Monday through Thursday nights. The hotel is sold out on Friday night. To make reservations, please call 888-627-7060 or click here.

Join Us for The Following International Events:

International Delegate Welcome & Orientation
Tuesday, October 20
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

International Reception
Wednesday, October 21
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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Visit conference.npmapestworld.org 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 
Snake Found in India Water Bottle in Chhattisgarh 
BBC News, September 10, 2015 (India) 

Officials in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh were greeted with a slimy surprise when a live baby snake was discovered in a bottle of drinking water served at a government event.  Read more...
China Fights Dengue by Releasing Sterile Mosquitoes
SkyMet, September 17, 2015 (China) 
 
The vector borne disease, dengue, has not only been wreaking havoc on India, but, it has also been affecting many other countries. Taking the severity of the illness into account, a team of scientists in China has been releasing sterile mosquitoes to fight dengue.  Read more...
News from Canada 
Groups Seek Endangered Status in Canada for Bees
  
By Peter Menyasz, September 18, 2015 (Canada)
   
A coalition of environmental groups asked the Canadian government to designate four  wild bee species as endangered under the Species at Risk Act, in part to help protect  them from the continued use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

While government attention has focused on honeybees kept by bee keepers, wild bee  populations provide "unique and essential" ecosystem services and also require  protection, Ecojustice lawyers Lara Tessaro and Charles Hatt said in a letter  to federal Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq on behalf of the group.

"Despite their importance, wild bees face unprecedented and urgent threats, particularly  from increasing use of neonicotinoid pesticides," they said. Other threats include climate  change, habitat loss and degradation, toxins, pests and diseases, they said.  The Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee, the occidentalis and mckayi subspecies of the  Western Bumble Bee and the Macropis Cuckoo Bee have been identified as at risk by
the expert Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, but the  government has not yet acted to list them as endangered.
Montreal Bedbug Problem Out of Control
CBC News, September 10, 2015 (Montreal)
   
Bedbug infestations in Montreal are at an all-time high, say exterminators who can hardly keep up with demand. The City of Montreal, however, doesn't see the bedbug problem getting worse. "We're not seeing an increase, but rather a problem that remains stable," said Marianne Cloutier, head of sanitation in the city's housing department. Read more...
News from the Mideast & Africa 
One Million Africans a Year Catch Malaria From Dam Mosquitoes 
Yahoo News, September 11, 2015 (Africa
 
One million Africans will catch malaria this year because they live near a large dam and, at a time of booming dam construction on the continent, greater efforts must be made to protect people from the killer disease, a study said recently. Almost 80 major new dams are due to be built in sub-Saharan Africa over the next few years, leading to an additional 56,000 malaria cases a year, the study in Malaria Journal predicted. Read more...
Act Now to Protect Western Cape's Bees
 AllAfrica.com, September 14, 2015 (South Africa) 
 
South Africa's R7 billion a year fruit industry is threatened with potentially massive job and financial losses.The threat comes in the form of American Foulbrood (AFB) disease that is killing members of that essential army of unpaid workers: bees. Honey bees to be exact. Read more...
News from the UK/Europe 
Manchester United Slammed for Rodent Infestation at Old Trafford
The Telegraph, September 1, 2015 (UK) 
 
Trafford council inspectors are unimpressed with Manchester United for failing to keep their rodent infestation under control. The football club has allegedly been neglecting to stop mice from entering the stadium's kitchens.  Read more...
Ireland's Plan to Tackle Alarming Decline of Bees
Irish Examiner, September 17, 2015 (Ireland) 

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, published recently, makes Ireland one of the first countries in Europe with a strategy to address pollinator decline and protect pollination services. The initiative has generated huge support and has culminated in agreement to deliver 81 actions to make Ireland more pollinator friendly.   Read more...

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