“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 inaugural ceremony was held at the Beijing Hotel on June 6th, 2017, 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. 

World Pest Day was created to:


United in Care – A Standard of Excellence for Professional Pest Management

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Past Celebrations

World Pest Day 2022


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Virtual Program - Now Available


As part of the World Pest Day celebration, join the Global Pest Management Coalition for a free virtual program. The program includes 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

World Pest Day 2021

World Pest Day Recognizes Professional Pest Control for Protecting Health, Home and Businesses 
Click here to read the press release.

World Pest Day 2020


ANECPLA video celebrating World Pest Day 2020 in Spain


FEPRAG video celebrating World Pest Day 2020 in Brazil

World Pest Day 2019


CEPA and NPMA Global Summit in Portugal Attract Record Attendance from 34 Countries
July/August 2018 International Pest Control Magazine - Roland Higgins, Director General, CEPA
The third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety, a joint event organised from 4th to 6th June by CEPA and NPMA, attracted its biggest ever audience. More than 300 attendees made their way to Portugal and met in a seaside resort close to Lisbon. There were delegates from five continents – Europe, the USA, Asia, Australasia, Africa, and South America. In total 34 countries were represented. Almost one-third of the participants were operators, manufacturers and distributors from Portugal and Spain in addition to large delegations from France and China. Read more

Third Global Summit and World Pest Day 2018 
July/August 2018 International Pest Control Magazine - Dominique M. Stumpf, CEO, NPMA
The Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services in Cascais, Portugal with over 300 attendees representing 34 countries has come to a successful conclusion with worldwide participation on important issues related to food safety and public health. According to Dominique Stumpf, CEO of NPMA and a presenter of the event, “The development of modern pest management practices has resulted in significant public health benefits around the world. The vast amount of sharing and education to further the cause of protecting public health, food and property that has been shared at this event is proof positive that when we all work together in the global community to share our knowledge, innovation, and technology, we all benefit and further along the process of protecting the public from pests and pest-related diseases.” Read more

World Pest Day 2018


2018 World Pest Day’s main Activities were held in Beijing and were co-hosted by Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), The Chinese Pest Control Association CPCA, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention (ICDC) and National Key Laboratory for The Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Beijing. More than 300 people attended the festivities, including academicians for agroforestry and infectious diseases, experts on food safety, representatives of private companies, international colleagues, journalists and students. Read more


The Mexican Association of Urban Pest Controllers launched an awareness campaign for World Pest Day, celebrated globally on Jun 6th, 2018 with interviews, press releases, and postings on social media informing the public about the dangers of pests that threaten health, food supplies, and properties. The postings and interviews recommended seeking help from certified professionals in pest control to protect your health, property, and food supply. Read more

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View World Health Organization Presentation From World Pest Day 2018
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