IPMA/KPMA Recertification Training

IPMA/KPMA Recertification Training

John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41 North
Henderson, KY 41005

March 30, 2018



There are three ways to register:

  1. Online: Attendee Registration
  2. Mail: KPMA, 10460 North St. Fairfax, VA 22030
  3. Fax: 703.352.3031

Download the Attendee Registration form

     KPMA Member $75  
     Non-KPMA Member $95  

Questions? Contact Amanda Rekenthaler at arekenthaler@pestworld.org.

CEUs available in Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, Illinois and Ohio.

IL - 7 hours

IN - Category 7A - 6 hrs., 7B - 3 hrs., RT - 4 hrs., 12 - 2 hrs.

KY - Category 7; Industrial, Institutional and Structural Pest Control - 8

OH - Category 7 - 1hr., 9 - 1 hr., 10A - 3hrs., 10B - 2 hrs.

TN - Structural Pest Control - 8; Public Health - 6; Demo & Research - 8; Pesticide Dealer - 8; Microbial Pest Control - 2



All events are at the John James Audubon State Park
View Recertification Training's Brochure here!

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Small Fly Control In Kitchens - Commercial or Residential 
Presented by Harry Bryan, Nisus Corporation
Harry Bryan will discuss small fly management (including vinegar flies, black eyed fruit flies, drain flies and fungus gnats) through implementationof a systems based integrated pest management program which includes a drain management program utilizing chemical and non-chemical controls. The focus is on Integrated Pest Management Principles for a small fly management program and utilizing new products and sanitation controls for managing small fly infestations. 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Advances and Principles of Bed Bug Management 
Presented by Eric Ham, FMC Corporation
Eric Ham will discuss the identification, inspection, biology and habits of bedbugs to include control methods. He will discuss in depth the tools available for control with an emphasis on new chemistries and innovative detection devices to assist pest control technicians. These ecto-parasites have quickly become one of the most difficult insects to control and Mr. Ham will address tools to assist our efforts. Eric will also give an update on the impact that bed bugs are having on homes and businesses including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, day care facilities and other common as well as sensitive accounts encountered in our industry. His presentation will assist technicians in daily treatment efforts of this difficut to control pest. 

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. 

10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 
Managing Roaches and Resistance
Presented by Nicky Gallagher, Ph.D., Syngenta
Dr. Gallagher will discuss the biology and behavior of German Cockroaches and the evolution of highly adaptable insect including formulations, methods, and treatment techniques of an IPM approach to control this insect which is once again becoming a difficult to manage pest. In the past few years there have been whispers of cockroach bait aversion; Nicky will update us on findings and dispel some myths surrounding this important issue. 

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Rodent Pest Management In Industrial and Residential Settings
Presented by Dan Collins, Collins Oest Management 
Mr. Collins will discuss biology habits and control of disease causing vermin in industrial and residential settings. The presentation will include primary strategies of an integrated pest management approach including inspection, identification, colony approach to control, exclusion and client communication for rodent elimination as pertains to public health.  

12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

12:50 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
New Technology for Termite Control Liquids and Baits
Presented by Todd Brown, BASF 
Todd Brown will discuss new technologies to termite control including termite baits utilizing integrated pest management principles and liquids. Todd will discuss subterranean termite biology, colony behavior, proper inspection techniques (to include types of building construction monolithic slab, jointed slabs, crawl space and basement types) so termite applicators have a better understanding of treatment strategies for effective termite management. The topic will also cover advantages and disadvantages to a stand-alone baiting system particularly in situations where termite damage necessitates immediate control of termites and use of a liquid termiticides in conjunction with a baiting system. 

1:50 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Overwintering Pests: "When, Where and How to Treat" 
Presented by Scott Robbins, A.C.E., Action Pest Control
Scott Robbins will discuss the identification, inspection, biology and habits of overwintering pests to include brown marmorated stink bugs, Asian lady beetles, boxelder bugs and cluster flies. He will dicuss in depth the tools available for control with an emphasis on application techniques and exclusion to assist pest control technicians with these sometimes diificult infestations. Scott will cover information on how to inspect and what to look for, to include conducive conditions, control methods and strategies for prevention with a focus on practical information that technicians and managers can use to assist them in everyday accounts. 

2:50 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wood Destroying Beetles and Fungus
Presnted by Dr. Chris Christensen, Urban Insect Solutions
Wood destroying beetles and fungus can be very challenging to control in our region. Dr. Chris Christensen will discuss life cycles, indentification, biology, habits, inspection, techniques, and strategies to control infestations. Technicians will gain a better understanding of how to identify infestations and conducive conditions, as well as treatments and keys to success for structural protection. Wood Boring Beatles and technologies available to prevent or manage structural damage utilizing Integrated Pest Management will be presented including; Deathwatch Beetles, Powder Post Beetles, Old House Borers and many other wood destroying insects and fungus. 

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Regulatory Update - Record Keeping, New Laws and Regulations
Presented by Steve Sims, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Steve Sims will explain processes of regulatory inspections of 7B Accounts and proper documentation as pertains to KDA Inspections. The talk will include current laws and regulations applying to structural pesticide application in Kentucky to incude licensed applicators from surrounding states working in Kentucky. The presentation will also include an update of current topics at the KDA including changes to federal regulations mandated by EPA and current laws and regulations that affect the Pest Management Library.

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Recertification Training
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October 23-26, 2018
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