KPMA/IPMA Regional Workshop & Recertification Training

KPMA/IPMA Regional Workshop & Recertification Training

John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41 North
Henderson, KY 42419

September 7, 2017


There are three ways to register:

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

Download the Attendee Registration form

     KPMA Member $65  
     Non-KPMA Member $90  

*Credits being applied for in KY, IN, and OH


All events are at the John James Audobon State Park

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Wood Destroying Beetles
Presented by Harry Bryan, Nisus Corporation

Wood destroying beetles can be a challenging pest to control in our region. Harry Bryan will discuss life cycles, identification, biology, habits, inspection techniques, and strategies to control infestations.  Technicians will gain a better understanding of performing wood destroying beetle 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.

Mr. Bryan currently serves as Regional Sales Manager for Nisus Corporation since 1995. He provides Product and sales support, training and program development and presentations of continuing education programs throughout the country. He has presented numerous training programs throughout 35 states over the past 19 years.  Mr. Bryan graduated from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Agricultural Business Major in 1986 with Minors in Statistics and Marketing. He was a Wall Street Journal Scholar Recipient and obtained a Master of Science Degree, Economics from The University of Tennessee in 1988.  His industry related work includes working as a Research Economist at The University of Georgia, Agricultural Experiment Station in Griffin, GA; authoring and co-authoring 9 research papers specializing in economic impacts of pesticide ban or reduction, and working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chemical manufacturers and land grant universities.  He specializes in economic modeling and “what if” analyses.


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Industrial and Urban Vertebrate Management
Presented by Crystal Engle, Liphatech

Crystal Engle will discuss vertebrate biology and identification, proper use of rodenticides and techniques to manage vertebrate populations in industrial and urban environments in, around and away from structures.  Control measures include utilization of all Integrated Pest Management tools to prevent harm to people, pets and the environment. The behavior and life cycle of rodents’ discussion will include old and new technologies in rodent management to assist PMP’s in effectively controlling pest vertebrate populations in their day to day operations.  Ms. Engle will emphasize her expertise in the use of toxicants, mechanical measures, sanitation and exclusion for practical applications pertaining to vertebrate management. 

Ms. Engle is currently an Account Manager for Liphatech and is responsible for sales and service of pest control distributors and key PMPs over a 12-state territory. She has an extensive background in both marketing and sales. She has had successful tenures in various industries, most recently as a consultant in the commercial real estate market. She’s also worked as an account manager in the advertising industry. Ms. Engle is a graduate of Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio, with an associate of arts degree in business management and marketing. She is a native of Columbus, Ohio and currently resides in Grove City, Ohio.


10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bed Bug Management 2017
Presented by Ryan Klein, Bayer   

Ryan Klein will discuss effectively identifying, inspecting and controlling these nightmarish little ectoparasites. The program is designed to help technicians in their day to day operations and effectively control infestations.  As news media reports continue to pervade the airwaves and recent reports that Chagas disease might be transmitted through bites, it is imperative that technicians are trained to assist the general public by controlling these pests. This presentation is designed to effectively assist attendees in the understanding the biology, habits and control of bed bugs with the use of Integrated Pest Management principles including chemical, biological and mechanical means. 

Mr. Klein is a Graduate from the University of Kentucky with a B.S. in the Plant and Soil Science/Agronomy and an A.S. in Business.  Before joining the Bayer Crop Science Professional Pest Management Division in April 2013, he worked 8 years In Turf, Landscape and Structural Pest Control Distribution with Target Specialty Products Company and Residex Inc. Mr. Klein is a well-known trainer, giving numerous presentations for the different pest management industry segments.


11:00 a.m. - Noon

Repellency, Resistance and Rotation in Cockroach Management
Presented by Todd Brown, BASF

In recent years there has been talk of aversion to baits by German cockroaches and resistance to certain pesticides.  Todd Brown will walk us through the maze of bait rotation and give technicians and managers a better working knowledge of cockroach bait acceptance issues to assist with control strategies and what to look for in accounts. He will also cover issues pertaining to pesticide resistance specifically in German Cockroaches and management strategies to help technicians identify and work through these situations.  Mr. Brown will focus on Integrated Pest Management strategy to identify, understand biology / habits and effectively control roaches in structural settings, including residential and commercial accounts.

Mr. Brown has over 23 years of experience in the pest and termite industry as a manufacturer representative.  Mr. Brown is a Senior Sales Representative for the Professional Pest Control Group of BASF.  He is responsible for the sales and technical support of BASF Professional Pest Control Products in a 5 state region.  He received his BBA in Marketing from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.  Since 1984, he has worked in all areas of the pest control industry. Mr. Brown has developed and presented certification training to professional applicators on a wide variety of pest control topics at numerous regional, state, local and operator meetings.


Noon - 12:45 p.m.




12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Overwintering Pests “When, Where and How to Treat”
Presented by Scott Robbins, ACE, 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 discuss in depth the tools available for control with an emphasis on application techniques and exclusion to assist pest control technicians with these sometimes difficult infestations. Mr. Robbins 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.  

Mr. Robbins has over 16 years of experience in the pest management industry, including a wealth of everyday practical experience in residential and commercial pest management. He is a past president and board member of the Indiana Pest Management Association and holds his Associate Certified Entomologist Credentials as recognized by the Entomological Society of America. Mr. Robbins holds pest licensing in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. HE is also an OSHA Outreach Trainer for General Industry. Mr. Robbins serves as Technical Director for Action Pest Control and is responsible for overseeing all facets of technician training and evaluating emerging pest management technologies.


2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

25b Products and Labels What You Need to Know
Presented by Mike Leahy, Zoecon/Central Life Science  

In recent years, increased public pressure for judicious use of pesticides and enhanced pest management industry awareness of IPM principles has created market opportunities to use 7b exempt products particularly where millennials are concerned.  While there has been debate as to the effectiveness of these products, in recent years new products and innovations combined with increased demand have helped these products to find a place in our industry. Mike will cover the pros and cons of these products to include label uses, and differences when compared to Non-Exempt products. The primary focus of this presentation is to assist technicians and managers with the growing segment of customers who demand green products and strategies to help them manage pest populations utilizing integrated pest Management principles.               

Mike Leahy received his BA from University of Illinois in 1985, and just recently became the Regional Sales Manager for Zoecon Professional Products throughout the Midwest. Mr. Leahy has 30 years of experience in the vector control industry. He has served as director, vice president and president of state associations in Georgia and Alabama as well as being a member of several state/national associations.  Mr. Leahy has produced and presented training classes that lead to licensure and/or CEU’s in the following states: MN, IA, MO, WI, IL, MI, IN, OH, KY, TN, GA, AL, FL, NC, SC, CT, MA, VA. He recently moved from the Atlanta, GA area and now makes his home in Wilmington, OH with his wife and four of their five children.


3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

New Products and Technologies in Pest Management
Presented by Scott Underwood, Oldham Chemicals

Utilizing current and new technologies to assist companies in controlling pest populations, while complying with restrictions imposed by the EPA and other federal and state governmental agencies is the primary focus of the presentation. Specific emphasis is on new pesticide products and chemistries including labeling and treatment measures for pest management applications and procedures.  New equipment and technologies are also covered to assist technicians and managers in application procedures utilizing an integrated pest management program. The presentation emphasizes the importance of a basic understanding of pesticide chemistries as an integral part of the success of PMP’s business and knowledge necessary for effective pest management, client and applicator safety, customer retention, as well as environmental protection.

Scott Underwood has been the Outside Sales Representative for Oldham Chemicals, specialty products distributor for the pest control and termite industry since March 2006. His industry experience consists of two years as South East technical sales representative for Ensystex and 12 years in the pest control and termite industry, including Orkin, Target Specialty Products (West Coast pest control distribution Company), and Bayer Environmental Science (pest and termite chemical manufacturer).  He has had extensive training and experience in the pest and termite industry, including, but not limited to, presenter of training materials for state re-certification in structural pest management.  He earned a BA in Marketing from the University of Kentucky in 1994 and his MBA from the University of Phoenix in 1999.


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 and proper documentation as pertains to KDA inspections, as well as federal EPA regulations and guidelines concerning state efforts in our industry.  The talk will include current laws and regulations applying to structural pesticide application in Kentucky to include licensed applicators from surrounding states working in Kentucky.  The presentation will also include an update of current topics at the KDA including a website overview to receive information. He will also address current laws and regulations that affect the pest management industry. 

Steve Sims is a 1977 graduate from UK with a B.S. Degree in Agricultural Pest Management. His past experiences include; 4-H and Fruit & Vegetable production as an Extension Agent, 14 years in a family owned business, and 14 years as sales Manager with All Rite Pest Control in Lexington, KY. He is a Board Certified Entomologist. In August of 2007 he became the Structural Branch Manager for the Office of Consumer and Environmental Services at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

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