IPCA Pest Academy 3-Credit Workshop Series: April Workshop

2020 IPCA Pest Academy 3-Credit Workshop
April 28, 2020 | Itasca, IL



Holiday Inn Chicago West-Itasca
860 W Irving Park Rd, Itasca, IL 60143




Educational Program

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM 
Cockroach Biology & Control
Brian Sundnas, Control Solutions
Cockroaches are more than just a nuisance pest. They contaminate our food, spread diseases, and can even cause respiratory illness. Don’t miss this informative session to learn the key biology and behavior of 9 different cockroach pests every PMP should know to take your cockroach control program to the next level. Additionally, this session will review formulation selection and label review, service plan options, and critical IPM control solutions for challenging infestations will also be covered. Take this great opportunity to add another set of skills to your toolbox!

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Refreshment Break

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Precious Parasites: A Love/Hate Relationship with Fleas
Brian Sundnas, Control Solutions 
This course will cover the basic biology and behavior of fleas.  We will also take a deeper dive into the role fleas play as dangerous public health pests. Attendees can expect to learn what factors contribute to the challenges PMPs face when controlling fleas, and effective management solutions to minimize retreats and maximize control.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
Refreshment Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Insecticide Resistance: Mechanisms and Management
Brian Sundnas, Control Solutions
What is insecticide resistance? How does resistance occur? Can resistance be avoided or managed? Get answers to these questions and much more in this educational session that reviews essential information on the responsibilities surrounding product use that every PMP should know. Have your thinking caps on and your questions ready for this engaging and informative session!

11:45 AM


Seminars presented by Brian Sundnas, Control Solutions, Inc.  

I began my career in Entomology while attending Texas A&M University in the late 1980’s.  My goal at the time was to enter the Veterinary College at Texas A&M.  However, I was required to take a class in Veterinary Entomology prior to vet school and this changed my life.  I graduated in the spring of 1992 with a B.S. in Entomology and took a summer intern job with Whitmire Research introducing new products to distributors and PCO’s in the Houston area.  I was advised “to get my feet wet” so I got certified and began work as a pest control technician at Methodist Hospital in Houston.  When I was not at the hospital, I worked for Entomology Associates conducting field studies with various products on German Cockroaches, and Fire Ants.

In late 1993 I joined Whitmire Research as a technical sales representative in the Midwest.   Two years later, I accepted the position as Technical Director/Staff Entomologist for Augustine Exterminators in Overland Park, KS.  This afforded me the opportunity to go back to the “roots” of the industry, working with service technicians and customers. 

In September of 1997, I established my own company, Millennium Pest Management & Consulting Inc.  In this capacity, I provided pest management services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.  In addition, I provided consulting services for food processing companies, litigation issues, problem solving for PMP’s, as well as understanding the “business” of running a business.

In October of 2006, I began working for Rockwell Labs a Technical Specialist/Sales Representative for Rockwell Labs Ltd.   I covered the Texas market for 7 years and the last 3+ in the North Central region.

I joined Control Solutions in June of 2017 as the N. Central Region Sales Manager. 


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IPCA 2020 Spring Conference
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April 28, 2020
IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series
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July 28, 2020
IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series
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September 15-16, 2020
Fall Conference/Board Meeting
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September 29, 2020
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November 17, 2020 
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January 6-8, 2020
84th Annual Pest Management Conference
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March 8-10, 2020
Legislative Day 2020
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