World Pest Day, a day to increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role pest management organization plays in protecting public health, will be on June 6.
World Pest Day was initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).
The day is also meant to project the professional image of the pest management industry, promote the use of professional pest management in a scientific and socially responsible way, and call attention to the big threats caused by small pests.
On June 6, 2018, the inaugural ceremony was held at the Beijing Hotel in Beijing, China, with 300 invited guests, including members of the media, industry leaders and academia. In 2018, World Pest Day was celebrated on June 6 in Portugal during the Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety.
As part of the World Pest Day celebration, join the Global Pest Management Coalition for a free virtual program, coming June 2. The program will include organizations from around the globe and a special lineup of programming, including:
- Recognizing the True Value of Pest Management: Chow Yang Lee, University of California
- Mosquito Management on a Global Scale: Gene White, BCE, Global Director of Vector Management, Rentokil-Initial
- Impacts of Rodent Infestations on Public Health and Food Supplies: David Lilly, Ecolab Global Pest Elimination