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In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) has responded on behalf of the pest management industry with a commitment to help.  As Haiti’s capital, Port‐au‐Prince, has been overrun with pests including flies, rodents and mosquitoes in the aftermath of this natural disaster, the NPMA has contacted the Center of International Development, coordinators of in‐kind donations, pledging the industry’s willingness to provide the inspection and treatment necessary to protect public health in the regions most impacted by the earthquake.

Although the NPMA does not yet know the full extent of how the industry’s services will be
called upon, the association is preparing for when member efforts can be utilized. “Although we
have yet to be selected by the Center of International Development to help, I am hopeful that
our members will continue to outreach with their generosity and consider offering their
expertise and services to build our arsenal,” says Rob Lederer, executive vice president of the
NPMA. “We are extremely proud of the way our industry has united to support the
humanitarian efforts in Haiti, and we thank you for your generous response,” says Lederer.

The NPMA, a non‐profit organization with more than 7,000 members, was established in 1933 to
support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food
and property.