July 2019 Recertification Workshop

Earn credits in Illinois and Indiana!

The registration fee for this one-day certification course is $35 for IPCA members and $55 for non-members
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July 30, 2019


Holiday Inn Itasca
860 W IL-19 
Itasca, IL 60143


Educational Program

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM | Spiders 

Jeff Caudill, Nisus Corporation
Despite their similarities, spiders and insects have many behavioral and physiological differences. Nuisance spiders are difficult to control, until you change your approach these pests.  In addition to identification, biology and behavior, this session will discuss how to manage nuisance spiders through a 5-step approach that will introduce a different way to address the issue of spider control. 

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Refreshment Break

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | 
Jeff Caudill, Nisus Corporation
Ants remain one of the most challenging structural pests to control. This training will review how to identify common ant species, and will cover in detail how to determine which ants will feed on sweet liquid baits, gel baits, or granular baits. Importantly, this training will focus on which species completely ignore baits and require other methods. When it comes to ants, applicators often employ a similar treatment irrespective of the individual habitat requirements, feeding preferences, or behaviors of each species. Learn tested methods for controlling problem ants and reducing call-backs in this informative session. 

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
Refreshment Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | 
Rodent Biology, Behavior, and Control
Matt Elderbrook, Liphatech
This presentation will go into the biology of the three main commensal rodents that pest professionals deal with in the greater Chicago area – Norway Rats, Roof Rats, and House Mice. In addition to the biology, the nature, behavior and patterns these rodents show will also be a focus. This includes the different characteristics and tendencies of each species as it relates to their environment. The final portion of the talk will go through control measures, tools available, and how to properly inspect and handle the issues professionals may encounter. 

11:45 AM


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