KPMA Annual Summer Meeting
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Marriott Louisville East
1903 Embassy Sq. Blvd
Louisville, KY 40299
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by June 28 for a rate of $149 per night
General – 8
Cat 3 – 2
Cat 8 – 1
Cat 12 - 1
ILLINOIS: The total of 7 CEU approved for KPMA Summer Meeting.
Categories Maximum CCHs available 3A- 3, 3B- 3, 8-4, 7 -7, 7B- 3, 12- 1, RT- 4
OHIO: 10a - 3, 10b - 1, 10d - 1, CORE - 2
C08 - Public Health 7
C10 - Demo & Research 8
C03 - Ornamental & Turf 2
C12 - Pesticide Dealer 8
C07 - Structural Pest Control 8
Cat 4A-6, Cat 8A-14, Cat 8B-8, Cat 8C-4, Cat 8E-12, Cat 11-16, Cat 12-16, Cat 13D-6
Wednesday, July 28
Wildwood Country Club
Ant Management Strategies and New
8:00 - 9:00 Tommy Powell – MGK
Thomas Powell currently serves as Eastern Technical Field Representative for MGK. Mr. Powell has 16 years of experience in the pest management industry including Technical Director for Clegg’s Pest Control, Home Team Pest Defense, and Home Paramount. He also held a position as Branch Manager for Home Team Pest Defense for 5 years.
Mr. Powell will review and discuss Managing ants including odorous house ants through a combination of strategies to assist technicians and mangers in everyday operations. Tommy will include aspects of IPM in regards to inspection, identification, communication, and chemical / non-chemical control methods including ornamental applications and trimming. He will review and identify top problem ant pests in our Region, with a focus on those nuisance pests we deal with here in Kentucky, Indiana Ohio. Mr. Powell will also detail the importance of when, where, and how to integrate effective baits and how to utilize new residual technologies into control programs. The focus will be on general pest management through utilization of integrated pest management principles including the use of chemical controls in conjunction with non-chemical, mechanical, structural repairs and sanitation.
Equipment and Tools for Pest, Turf and
9:00-10:00 Matt Christensen – Critter
Control & Truly Nolen
Matt Christensen is the Vice President of Christensen's Urban Insect Solutions, Inc. based in Lexington, KY. He has worked with his father Dr. Chris Christensen for 19 years and is the current LPCO holder for their company. Matt has an Associate’s degree in Business and runs the day-to-day operations for the two franchises they own, Critter Control of Lexington and Cincinnati and Truly Nolen Pest Prevention of Lexington and Cincinnati. Matt has over 15 years of experience training and educating technicians and managers on technical aspects of Pest Management including pest control, wildlife and equipment used in day to day operations.
Mr. Christensen will discuss application equipment for pesticides, rodents, control and wildlife control for pest, turf and ornamental treatments. Matt’s extensive years of experience in the field, have assisted him in designing this talk to help technicians in their everyday duty to Protect Public Health and customers wellbeing utilizing the many different application tools available for structural as well as Turf and Ornamental applications. Many tricks of the trades are presented in this practical approach for troubleshooting everyday situations in the field.
10:00 – 10:10 Break
Rodent Management Practices and New
10:10 -11:10 Dave Johnson – Catchmaster
Presently, David works as a manufacturer rep for Atlantic Paste and Glue (Catchmaster) Bayonne, NJ as the North Central Regional Sales Manager spanning areas to including 7+ Midwest states. Studied business at Chaffy College in Alta Loma, CA. and Columbus Community College in Columbus, OH. Starting as a pest technician in 1981for a fumigation company in Chicago for 4 years moved his family and continuing in the pest industry with multiple positions including service technician supervisor, operations management, sales management, and general manager for ServiceMaster (PestFree, Torco and Terminix) from 1985 through 2002. He also has his own awesome “Exterminator” Gourmet Hot Sauce!
Mr. Johnson 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 and use of mechanical devices and sanitation in the implementation of Integrated Pest Management Principles for effective rodent control in structural and industrial rodent infestations.
Termite Control – Best Practices Liquids and Baits
11:10-12:10 Jeffrey Tucker, BCE—BASF
Jeffrey Tucker has been an independent consulting urban entomologist for over 35 years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Entomology from Texas A & M University in 1972. He attended graduate school at the University of Illinois where he received a staff appointment as a research associate in the Department of Entomology. From 1975 to 1981, he was Manager of Technical Services for a large pest control company in Houston, Texas. His firm, Entomology Associates, Inc., specializes in urban pest management consulting. He also works as a consultant to attorneys and as an expert witness. Jeff has served as a consultant to the US Department of Agriculture, United States Air Force, US Department of Justice, US Food and Drug Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services (CDC) and numerous healthcare facilities, food manufacturing facilities and pest management companies throughout the United States and Canada. Jeff is a Board Certified Entomologist with certification in the specialty areas of urban and industrial entomology. Jeff is the author of over 50 technical papers and articles on various aspects of urban entomology and structural pest control. He authored the chapter on “ Pest Management in Sensitive Environments” in the 8th edition of the Handbook of Pest Control and the chapter on "Implementing Structural Pest Management" in the 10th edition. He is also a contributing author to the Handbook of Household and Structural Insect Pests published by the Entomological Society of America.
Jeff will discuss new technologies in termite control including Liquids and Termite Baits utilizing integrated pest management principles. 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.
Think like a Cockroach!
1:00 - 2:00 Dr. Zach Devries - UK
Department of Entomology
Zachary DeVries is an Assistant Professor of Urban Entomology at the University of Kentucky. He completed his B.S. in Zoology and M.S. in Entomology at Auburn University, and his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in Entomology at North Carolina State University. His work encompasses three main goals: 1) understanding how urban pests function and behave, 2) utilizing this information to improve urban pest management strategies, and 3) improving human health and quality of life through proper pest management. Ultimately, he strives to provide scientifically backed evidence to support the most effective, affordable, and sustainable pest management strategies, facilitating proper pest control for everyone.
In this session, Dr. DeVries will discuss cockroach biology, behavior, and control. Special attention will be paid to the German cockroach due to its perineal status as one of the most difficult urban pests to control, particularly in low-income housing. Proper pesticide application and safety will be discussed, along with new management techniques that can be implemented into current management programs.
A few label ‘basics’
2:00-3:00 Heather Erskine, M. Sc -
Erskine brings a unique background and pest management experience earned while working 10+ years on her family-owned golf course and cow-calf operation in Florida. Erskine received her Bachelors & Masters degrees in Entomology with a specialization in Urban Pest Management from the University of Florida. During her time as a student, she conducted an abundance of research on critical pests of our industry, including bed bugs, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. Following her time at UF, she joined CSI and gained several years of experience as project manager on the Product Development team. In her role as a PCO Technical Services Manager, Erskine works with university researchers and industry cooperators to test products and build data packages. She also supports CSI’s Sales and Marketing teams and the pest management industry on behalf of CSI. Erskine resides in Seabrook, Texas, and when she’s not busy with product research, she can be found camping, hiking or exploring new trails and campgrounds around the state.
In this presentation, Heather will discuss in detail components of chemical labels for use in Pest, Termite, Turf & Ornamental applications. Parts of the label will be examined in detail to assist technicians’ managers and owners with everyday use and applications. Registration, toxicity, liability, label interpretation, label changes, and label requirements will be discussed at length to assist attendees with utilizing this valuable resource and increase expertise in applying chemicals and the pests controlled .
3:00 – 3:10 Break
Mosquito and Tick Management
“A Holistic Approach”
3:10-4:10 Mike Leahy – Bayer
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.
Mr. Leahy will discuss mosquitos and 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 and mosquito 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.
Regulatory Update – Record Keeping, New Laws and Regs and Covering your Backside
4:10—5:00 Brad Smith - Kentucky
Department of Agriculture
Brad Smith currently serves as the Pesticide Licensing and Compliance Branch Manager for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and has been with the Pesticides Division for 10 years. Brad also has over 10 years’ experience in the turfgrass industry serving as the Assistant Sports Turf Manager for the Louisville Bats from 2001-2005 and was a founding member of the Kentucky Sports Turf Managers Association.
Mr. Smith 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.
Credits Approved in KY, IN, IL, OH, TN, WVWildwood Country Club
- Members before July 15$99$990$0
- Non-Member Prior to July 15$149$1490$0
- KPMA Member after July 15$125$1250$0
- NON Member after July 15$175$1750$0
- GOLF Outing$75$750$0