KPMA Summer Meeting


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Wildwood Country Club
5000 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40291
July 24-25, 2018

Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Square Blvd.
Louisville, KY 40299
For room arrangements please call 502-491-1184

Online registration is now open!

Attendee Registration 
Exhibitor Registration 

    Before 7/6 After 7/6
  KPMA Member $75 $100
  Non-KPMA Member $95 $125
  Exhibitor $485 -
  Golf $75 -


Be sure to join us Tuesday, July 24 at 6pm for the Owners and Managers Banquet!  This event is open to all members. Tickets may be purchased through the registration portal either during or after you register for the main meeting event. TIckets are $35.

Questions? Contact Megan Moloney at

CEUs available in Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, and Ohio.


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Cockroach Control Strategies including Bait Rotation, Placement and Treatments   
Presented by Nicky Gallagher, Ph.D. – Syngenta

Dr. Gallagher will walk us through treatments strategies for German cockroach control including chemical application options, roach baits and IGR’s for effective control.  These tools will assist technicians and managers in the implementation of a true Integrated Pest Management strategy for a more effective approach.  Dr. Gallagher will also cover biology, life cycle and habits pertaining to these ancient and thriving pests. 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 
Presented by Dr. Karen Vail – University of Tennessee

In this session Dr. Vail will present case studies in which East Tennessee buildings for the elderly and disabled were inspected for bed bugs over a short period of time (1/2 to 3 days). Infestation rates ranged from 1% to 28% and managers were unaware of 0 to 100% (73% average) of the infested units.  The lowest infestation rates were associated with those facilities conducting building-wide inspections and managing bed bugs with less reliance on chemicals.

10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. 

10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. 
New Technology for Termite Control Liquids and Baits
Presented by Dr. Jason Meyers - BASF 
Dr. Meyers will discuss new technologies in termite control including termite baits utilizing integrated pest management principles and liquids.  He 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. 

11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Mosquito Control: Best Practices in Public Health
Presented by Dr. Kurt Vandock - Bayer 
This interactive presentation will focus on an integrated approach to mosquito control focusing on best practices for surveillance, monitoring, and intervention methods in both residential and commercial settings.  During this session, Dr. Vandock will emphasize three main strategies for success while highlighting many of the common pitfalls in this growing segment to assist technicians and managers in Mosquito Management.

12:10 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Small Fly Control in Kitchens - Commercial or Residential
Presented by Harry Bryan - Nisus 
Mr. Bryan will discuss small fly management (including vinegar flies, black eyed fruit flies, drain flies and fungus gnats) through implementation of 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.  

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rodent Pest Management in Industrial and Residential Settings 
Presented by Tre James - Bell Labs

Mr. James will discuss rodent and vertebrate biology and identification, proper use of pesticides and techniques to manage rodent populations in industrial, commercial and residential settings to include borough baiting and trapping away from the structure as well as baiting and trapping in and around manmade structures, with minimal risk to people, pets and the environment.   Behavior, biology and life cycle of rodents and vertebrate pests will also be covered.  Old and new technologies and chemistries to will help Pest Management Professional’s  in the management of rodents and vertebrates in their day to day operations.  He will emphasize his expertise in the use of toxicants for rodent control. He will also discuss use of mechanical devices and sanitation in the implementation of Integrated Pest Management Principles for effective rodent control in structural and industrial rodent infestations.

3:00 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. 

3:10 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Tick Management "A Holistic Approach"
Presnted by Mike Leahy - Wellmark/ Zoecon
Mr. Leahy will discuss ticks as pertains to their re-emergence in the last 5 years and the utilization of a holistic approach for control.  As an industry pest management professionals were leaders in incorporating Integrated Pest Management Principles to everyday practice initiating a more judicious use of pesticides. It is these same principles that make up a “holistic approach” to tick management through the utilization of tools including chemical and biological controls with Insect Growth Regulators, adulticides, and harborage reduction including noxious weed removal.  Identification of ticks, biology and habits are of critical importance in any tick Management program and will also be addressed. The overall program goal is to assist technicians and managers in maintaining public health standards through vector control and tick management for clients’ peace of mind.

4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Regulatory Update - Record Keeping, New Laws and Regulations
Presented by Steve Sims, Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Mr. 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 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.  

Meetings and Schedule

July 24-25, 2018
2018 KPMA Summer Meeting
Louisville, KY

July 18-21, 2018
Academy 2018

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

October 23-26, 2018
Pestworld 2018

Orlando, FL 

University of Kentucky Short Course 
November 6-8, 2018
Lexington, KY

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