Welcome to the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association March 2020 edition.  Please read on below for more details below or visit our website for online version. 
Farewell to Jim Westhead, Territory Sales Manager (Pest Management), at Bayer on his retirement
It is with mixed emotions that we announce that after 13 years of dedicated work with Bayer, Jim Westhead from our Environmental Science team, will commence his retirement in April, 2020.
Jim commenced at Bayer in August 2006, after 20 years of being the owner and manager of a Pest Management Distribution company; a Bayer distributor of Pest Management products.
Welcome to Pesticon 2020 – AEPMA’s Conference on the Gold Coast

Welcome to Pesticon 2020 – AEPMA’s Conference on the Gold Coast
AEPMA is pleased to introduce their newly branded conference "Pesticon 2020", an unequalled opportunity to reshape and understand the pest management business of the future through an exciting event filled with education and knowledge, with practical tips and advice.

Pesticon 2020, is shaping up as one of the must-see events in 2020 and will be once again held at The Star Gold Coast on 16-18 September 2020

The key message for this year's conference is "Pest Management in the Digital Age".   The program is exciting and full of outstanding and interesting presenters, with up to the minute topics to help you and your business stay relevant in this fast-paced industry. 

The Exhibition Hall will again be a hub of activity at the conference.  Key manufacturers and suppliers will be showcasing the latest products and services for all aspects of your business, launching new products, explaining current techniques and an exciting NEW stream of presentations demonstrating solutions that will benefit small, medium and large pest management companies. 

Along with our social events and awards ceremonies, the event not only offers guests a chance to enjoy themselves, but is an ideal networking opportunity.

Further details regarding the conference can be found by visiting the conference website. (https://aepma.com.au/conference)

Don’t delay, secure your place early - BOOK NOW & SAVE!!!  It’s an event not to be missed!!

Podium (one of our Associate Members) is offering a FREE Web Webinar for Members on How to Manage your Online Reviews

On the 25th of March at 9:00 AM Melbourne/Sydney time all members are invited to attend a free educational webinar session on how to "Acquire new customers and drive revenue by managing your Online Reputation".

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NSW Branch Meeting – Update by Patrick Legey

The 10th Annual Tea Gardens meeting took place from the 14th – 16th February 2020.  
A meeting was held on Saturday 15 February 2020 at the Hawks Nest Golf Club Boardroom, Hawks Nest, NSW
The AEPMA NSW ACT State Council delegates were very pleased to welcome Paul Enwright of CPR Pest Management Services. 
AEPMA Membership - Save time, Renew online
Have you renewed your membership yet?.
For new AEPMA members please call the AEPMA National Office on 1300 307 114 to speak with one of our friendly staff or email info@aepma.com.au.
If you are a current member, you don’t have to wait for your renewal notice. Renew online for a faster and more convenient way to renew and update your AEPMA membership. Simply follow the steps below or contact our National Office for assistance.
1. Go to www.aepma.com.au
2. Click on Industry Portal
3. Log in with your username and password
4. Click on “Manage My Account”, then go to “Memberships”, click on “Renew/Upgrade” button 
5. Fill in the online payment form
6. Your membership will automatically be updated
7. IMPORTANT – Check your profile details and amend if necessary.
Industrial Relations update

Coronavirus is not a Mexican Hangover

Employers and employees may need to deal with the ramifications of coronavirus. Staff who have recently travelled to China’s Hubei province or come into contact with persons who have, are obviously at risk of infection. The catchment areas are widening constantly. The prospect of standing down employees has to be contemplated.

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Termite Management – A crucial component of Australian Building Construction
Australian Termites – Cause and Effect -  Gary Stephenson
There are approximately 350 species of subterranean termites in Australia. Of these, approximately 20 or so species are of economic importance (cause financial loss through damage to timber in service). However, those relatively small number of species really do have a way of making their presence felt.
Glue Traps banned in Victoria

Sale and use of glue traps for animals is prohibited

The sale and use of glue traps for trapping animals* is prohibited in Victoria. This prohibition includes use by commercial pest controllers for rodent management under any circumstances.
*animal is defined in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986
Agriculture Victoria


“The ghost in the shell” - How a ground-breaking innovation can provide the ultimate protection against Termites for Australian builders.
Do you know?

Our office is trying to contact  Mr. Charles Stephen Kohary who ran a company called “Sure Kill Pest Control” in the suburbs of VIC 3067 and NSW 2025
If you know Mr Kohary could you ask him to get in contact with AEPMA on 1300 307 114 or via email info@aepma.com.au



  • Pest Manager of the Year - Applications Open - 1 April 2020
  • Bayer Excellence Awards - Applications Open - 1 June 2020
  • World Pest Day Summit - Singapore - 8-10 June 2020
  • Agerv Pestech 2020 - 3-14 August 2020
  • AEPMA Conference 2020 - The Star, Gold Coast - 16-18 September 2020
  • FAOPMA Pest Summit - Manila, Philippines – 23-25 September 2020 

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