In the headlines

World Pest Awareness Day

June 6, 2017 has been declared World Pest Awareness Day. The purpose of this initiative jointly organised by CPCA, FAOPMA, NPMA and CEPA is to create awareness with citizens all over the world for the manner in which professional pest… Read more ›

Commission Implementing Decision

Commission implementing decision pursuant to Article 3(3) of Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on monitoring traps containing attractants to insects CEPA, representing the European associations of pest management, is highly concerned regarding the… Read more ›

Global Summit of Pest Management Services for public health and food safety

The first US edition of the bi-annual joint NPMA/CEPA initiative drew close to 200 attendees from all 5 continents. Dr. John Simmons, Managing Director of Acheta Consulting, a presenter at the event, said that “the second Global Pest Management Summit… Read more ›

Pestex, London, UK

As always the technical presentations and panel sessions at Pestex were of superior quality and registered high attendance rates. A standout among the panel discussions was a debate with Julie Girling (MEP), Malcolm Harbour (former MEP and policy advisor at… Read more ›

Grünauer Tagung, Dresden, Germany

350 pest management professionals attended the Grünauer Tagung Conference, a bi-annual event held in a green suburb of the beautifully restored city of Dresden, in the north-eastern corner of Germany. They came to listen to industry experts speaking about the… Read more ›

300th CEPA Certified certificate delivered to IPM Integrated Pest Management Ltd in the UK

In less than 2 years the CEPA Certified certification programme has managed to motivate scores of pest management companies across Europe to undergo a 3rd party certification audit and demonstrate their professionalism. Today we celebrate IPM Integrated Pest Management Ltd… Read more ›

Registration for 2017 Global Summit now open

The second Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety, presented by CEPA and NPMA, will be held April 3-4, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Participants will address emerging issues and evaluate – with clients and… Read more ›

Portugal’s Groquifar highly successful in promoting CEPA Certified

Groquifar, the Portuguese national association has been fully supportive of CEPA Certified, the new European standard for Pest Management services from the very beginning. After the European CEN standard EN16636 and its CEPA Certified® auditing protocol were launched in March… Read more ›

Following the adoption of the Invasive Alien Species Regulation in 2015 the European Commission has published a list of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern

Alien species are plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms that have been transported across ecological barriers such as mountain ranges, or oceans as a result of human intervention, and have become established in an area outside their natural range. About a… Read more ›

Spread of the Zika virus in Europe, an ever-increasing risk

The Zika virus Once again this virus is a hot topic. In fact, many athletes have refused to go the Rio Olympics because of the Zika epidemic currently affecting Brazil. Similarly, since August, all blood donations collected in the USA… Read more ›