B'More Plays Host to PestWorld 2017

B'More Plays Host to PestWorld 2017

More than 3,000 professionals from 80-plus countries made their way to Baltimore for the National Pest Management Association’s annual convention.

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October 25, 2017
Brad Harbison

BALTIMORE — More than 3,000 industry professionals from 80-plus countries made their way Baltimore last week for NPMA PestWorld 2017, the National Pest Management Association’s 84th annual convention and exposition.

To kick off this year’s event, NPMA played a professionally made video it created that illustrates the important role pest management professionals play in protecting health and property; the video is an updated version of “Pride in Professionalism,” the video NPMA created 15 years ago.

NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf then reviewed how the association and its members are working to achieve the ambitious vision statement it created last year, which is “to have every household and every business use professional pest management services.”

Stumpf said, “Since then, we’ve focused on (1) our members, by giving them the tools they need to succeed; (2) establishing ourselves as an authority on public health by joining important conversations, and having a seat at the table with other industry partners like CDC and EPA; (3) continuing to make quality consumer connections with invaluable marketing support from the Professional Pest Management Alliance; (4) and proactively engaging with regulators and policymakers to protect your interests and drive change where needed.”

Following Stumpf’s comments was the Bayer-sponsored Opening General session in which the Drumadics Beat-N-Brass band entertained attendees with a spirited performance.

Attendees then made their way to a lively exhibit hall where they got first-hand demonstrations on the latest products and services from industry suppliers.

Below is a slideshow of photos from PestWorld,