KPMA Virtual Recertification Training March
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About the Event
New Technology for Termite Management Liquids and Baits
8:00am -9:00am Dr. Jason Meyers (BASF)
Dr. Meyers currently serves as Pest Control Solutions Market Development Specialist for BASF Corporation, agricultural products, specialty products division and has served with BASF since 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Meyers performed graduate research and Teaching Assistant Duties at Texas A&M University, Department of Entomology, Urban and Structural Entomology Lab under Dr. Roger Gold. He obtained his Master of Science in Entomology from the University of Arkansas in 2004 and his Doctorate in Entomology from Texas A&M University in 2008. Dr. Meyers has published findings and articles in industry Journals and spoken throughout the United States at Recertification Meetings and Training Seminars.
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.
Mosquito Management Barrier and Yard Applications
9:00am – 10:00am Nicky Gallagher, Ph.D. (Syngenta)
Dr. Nicky Gallagher joined Syngenta Professional Products in 2012 and serves as the Technical Services Manager for the Midwest Professional Pest Management market. Dr. Gallagher has a strong background in urban entomology, with over 10 years’ experience. Dr. Gallagher maintains responsibility for all phases of field testing and technical support within her region and coordinates numerous research programs with university researchers. Dr. Gallagher holds a B.S. from the College of Mount Saint Joseph (Cincinnati, Ohio), along with an M.S. and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio).
With the recent news surrounding Zika and potential health risks in the United States, it is critical that our industry professionals have information about all tools available to assist in managing mosquito populations and diseases that they carry. There are approximately 200 species of mosquitoes in the United States, with around 50-60 species in Kentucky. While only a few of these mosquitoes are a significant nuisance or public health pest, they are extremely annoying and do pose the risk of disease transmission. This presentation will discuss how and where mosquitoes breed, the role they play in disease transmission and what can be done to reduce their numbers in and around the home and to protect yourself and your customers from bites.
10:00am - 10:15am - Break
Vertebrate Pest Management in Industrial, Commercial and Residential 02-24-21
10:15am-11:15am Tre James (Bell Labs)
Mr. James received his bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Communications and presented numerous educational and practical rodent control programs implementing the Latest IPM practices in the Eastern part of the U.S. and Instructed PMP’s on proper methods of integrating rodent control tools into a successful and comprehensive Rodent and Mole control programs. Have provided Technical expertise in assisting PMP’s to develop rodent control Programs in a variety of situations, including urban and rural areas where IPM practices assure the best solution in sensitive areas. He also completed training from Bell Laboratories Comprehensive Rodent Control and Mole Control Programs.
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.
Rodent Management Principles or other Title 03-11-21
10:15am-11:15am John Murphy (Liphatech)
Topic includes rodent and vertebrate biology and identification, proper use of rodenticides 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.
Ant Management Century 21
11:15am – 12:15pm 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. Thomas holds pest licensing in multiple states and has trained and presented at numerous recertification training meeting on multiple topics relevant to the structural pest management industry.
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 regard 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.
12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch
Bedbug Biology and Control
12:45pm - 1:45pm Dr. Zach Devries (University of Kentucky)
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 bed bug biology, behavior, and control. Special attention will be paid to how biology can influence management decisions, and what integrated pest management (IPM) means for bed bug control. Proper pesticide application and safety will be discussed, along with new management techniques that can be implemented into current management programs.
Small Fly Control in Kitchens – Commercial or Residential
1:45pm - 2:45pm Harry Bryan (Nisus)
Mr. Harry 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. Harry 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 a Research Economist at The University of Georgia, Agricultural Experiment Station in Griffin Ga, Authored and co-authored 9 research papers specializing in economic impacts of pesticide ban or reduction, Worked closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), chemical manufacturers and land grant universities,. Specialized in economic modeling and “what if” analyses.
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.
2:45pm – 3:00pm - Break
Mode of Action: Chemistry, Resistance & Simple Math
3:00pm – 4:00pm - Brian Sundnas (Control Solutions)
Mr. Sundnas graduated from Texas A&M in the spring of 1992 with a B.S. in Entomology and has nearly 30 years of experience in Pest Control and Industry Manufacturing. His experience includes Methodist Hospital in Houston, Entomology Associates, Whitmire Research (Midwest technical sales representative), Technical Director/Staff Entomologist for Augustine Exterminators in Overland Park, KS, (Owner) Millennium Pest Management & Consulting Inc., Rockwell Labs a Technical Specialist/Sales Representative for Rockwell Labs Ltd. Currently, Brian Serves as N. Central Region Sales Manager for Control Solutions.
Brian will present on Pesticide Mode of Action, Chemistry and Resistance to include the definition of Insecticide Resistance and its effect on populations including resistance causes as pertains to treatments, reproduction and selection. The four types of resistance pertaining to pesticides including Metabolic, Altered Target Site, Behavioral and Penetration will be covered in connection with insecticide resistance management strategies to include Principals of Insecticide Management and Objectives of Insecticide Resistance Management. An important part of insecticide resistance management is choosing chemistries with modes of action that negate target site resistance and cross resistance through active ingredient rotation, alteration of chemistry and IRAC. The primary goal of this presentation is to educate Pest Management Professionals on the important roles they have in everyday use of pesticides to ensure resistance is minimized through utilization of Integrated Pest Management Principles.
- KPMA Member$35$350$0
- Non Member$50$500$0
- LATE Registration$65$650$0