IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series: September Workshop



2020 IPCA Pest Academy Workshop

September 29, 2020 | Itasca, IL


Educational Program

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM 

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM | 
Rodent Behaviors Part 1
Sara Knilans, Bell Laboratories
Rodents are difficult to control in many different environments. The most important part is trying to understand how rodents behave so that we can correctly chose the appropriate tool to use and know exactly where to place it.  Inspections are also an important part of any good rodent control program. Part one of this two-part training will provide a through overview of good inspection procedures.


9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Refreshment Break

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | 
Rodent Behaviors Part 2
Sara Knilans, Bell Laboratories 
Once we identify rodent locations and better understand their behaviors, part 2 of this session will focus on which control tools to use to effectively manage rodents.  No two rodent situations are the same, so it is important that we understand all the different tools to use in these unique baiting situations.

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM 
Refreshment Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | 
Controlling Moles and Voles
Sara Knilans, Bell Laboratories
Understanding the differences between moles and voles is critical when trying to control them. Moles and voles are not at alike and we will discuss different baiting and trapping options. Discover the do’s, don’ts, and everything in between in this informative session. It’s time to take your mole and vole control program to the next level!


11:45 AM


Seminars presented by Sara Knilans, Bell Laboratories, Inc.  

  • 9 years with Bell Laboratories, Inc. from 1998-2007, covered all of Canada Professional and Animal Health Products. Knilans was also responsible for training all new Bell Sales representatives, Bell Plant Tours and was the Mole Product Coordinator for Tapirid.
  •  Started March 2014 as the Midwest Technical Representative covering MN, IA, IL, WI, MO, KS, NE, SD, and ND
  • BS from University of Madison, WI
  • Extensive rodent control experience, having conducted hundreds of trouble account inspections supporting the industry, learning, and sharing experiences during Rodent Pest Management educational events
  • Lives in Edgerton, WI


March 24-25, 2020
IPCA 2020 Spring Conference
Mt. Vernon, IL

April 28, 2020
IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series
Itasca, IL

July 28, 2020
IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series
Itasca, IL

September 15-16, 2020
Fall Conference/Board Meeting
Springfield, IL

September 29, 2020
IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series
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November 17, 2020 
IPCA Pest Academy Workshop Series
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January 6-8, 2020
84th Annual Pest Management Conference
West Lafayette, IN

March 8-10, 2020
Legislative Day 2020
Washington, DC


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