Live from PestWorld 2023


October 17, 2023

Hawaiian shirts did not seem out of place at the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) PestWorld 2023 event this year. Attendees dressed for the occasion for the annual event, held Oct. 17 through 20 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu.

The tropical setting drew many pest management professionals (PMPs) to the island of O’ahu, as the opening ceremony was packed on Monday, the first day of the annual event.

NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf, CAE, welcomed attendees during the Opening Ceremony, which was sponsored by Envu. Like Pest Management Professional, the NPMA celebrates 90 years this year. A video celebrating the milestone featured members who shared why the organization is important to them and their pest control businesses. Indeed, the NPMA continues to support its members as it evolves and grows. For example, Stumpf revealed a modernized NPMA website will be unveiled soon.

On Tuesday, PestWorld’s second day, Marillian Missiti, president of  Buono Pest Control in Belmont, Mass., was formally introduced as the 2023-2024 president of the NPMA. As she thanked her family in her touching speech during the General Session, she noted pest control is all about the people.

The third day of PestWorld kicked off with the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) breakfast sponsored by FieldRoutes. The annual networking event, which is open to men and women in the pest control industry, was held outdoors on the fourth floor patio of the convention center. The spot was perfect as attendance grows each year.

Thursday’s General Session gave the NPMA the opportunity to acknowledge the recipients of its annual awards. The Pinnacle Award is the organization’s top honor, and was presented to Larry and Alfie Treleven of Sprague Pest Solutions. This award recognizes the achievements made over the course of the recipient’s career in the pest control industry.

Check out this post throughout the week for updates on this annual event.


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Diane Sofranec is the senior editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 216-706-3793.

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