IPCA 2020 Virtual Fall Conference

Registration  |  Sponsorship/Vendor Opportunities  |  Program of Events  

Earn up to 9 CEU Credits at the first-ever VIRTUAL Fall Conference! In the interest of safety for our members, the IPCA 2020 Fall Conference has been moved to an online format to be held on September 15-16, 2020. 

Earn Credits

Credits approved in IA, IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MS, and TN. Click here for full credit details by state.  


Price: $35 per registration

Please note you will need to register for each segment separately.  


  1. If you wish to attend multiple segments, you must register for each segment separately.
  2. Each attendee must register using a unique email address.  If you attempt to register multiple users with the same email address, the registration of any additional attendees won’t be processed correctly.
  3. Each attendee must sign in using their own device (laptop/phone/tablet) for each segment you attend.  Multiple attendees cannot share a registration link or access an event using one device.  Failure to follow these instructions will impact your ability to earn credits for each segment.


All refund and cancellation requests must be made in writing prior to the start of the event and can be emailed to kbarth@pestworld.org. A 100% refund will be provided if a request is made prior to the start of the segment you are requesting a refund. Refunds will not be given for no-shows or for refund requests submitted after your segment has started. 


Wednesday, September 16 | 1:15 - 4:30 PM CST

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Sponsorship/Virtual Vendor Opportunities

Exclusive! Gold Sponsor Opportunity


Looking for more exposure? IPCA is offering three exclusive GOLD SPONSOR opportunities for the 2020 IPCA Fall Virtual Conference for $500 per sponsorship. Similar to IPCA’s previous in-person conferences, this virtual conference program will be divided into three education segments. One GOLD sponsorship will be available for each segment on a first-come-first-serve basis. As a Gold sponsor, you will have the opportunity to address the attendees for three to five minutes at the beginning of the education segment you purchased. Your company logo will also appear on the event page and title slide, and your company will be recognized as a GOLD sponsor on all of our marketing materials, attendee communications, and the event webpage. You will also receive access to the registration list to all three of the educational segments.


Virtual Vendor Opportunities

Best Value - Only $100!

Take advantage of these in-demand events and showcase your company while gaining exposure to hundreds of virtual attendees through IPCA’s new Virtual Vendor opportunities! For only $100 per event, each virtual vendor will have your company logo and information showcased on each event page as a virtual exhibitor and supporter for the event. Most importantly, virtual vendors will receive the complete registration list for each event they exhibit for.  

Secure Your Spot


Program of Events



Sponsored by: 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST
Quality Over Quantity: Cutting Callbacks Through Quality Control Strategies
Christian Wilcox, ACE, McCauley Services, Bryant, AR
There’s nothing more frustrating than getting called back to the same account for a reoccurring pest issue. What if I told you that your management success wasn’t only influenced by the products you were applying or how you used them? Collecting data on pest activity, control strategies, and even customer communication can provide important details that, when used correctly, can reduce call backs and improve customer retention. Discover how a unique approach to data tracking and quality control could lead to more effective control of cockroaches, ants and more in this technical, outside-the-box session.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST
Pest Management Professionals: Protectors of Public Health
Michael Bentley, PhD, BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA
Professional pest management is one of three key factors attributed to providing the quality of life enjoyed in the United States. That’s because PMPs control dangerous pests such as rodents, cockroaches and flies that contaminate our food, spread disease, and damage our structures. In this unconventional session, see how a typical day in the life of two PMP’s can make a lasting impact on their community. Additionally, this session will dive deep into the biology and behavior of many structure infesting pests including flies, rodents, cockroaches and bed bugs to gain a better understanding of the health risks they pose and what makes them so successful as invaders.
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. CST
Refreshment Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CST
Stopping the Unstoppable House Mouse
Barry Pitkoff, Liphatech, Schwenksville, PA
They may be small, but mice can lead to big problems when they infest structures because they spread disease, contaminate food, and even damage infrastructure. Learn more than just the basics in this advanced session that outlines successful tactics for overcoming this challenging pest. Additionally, attendees can expect to gain a better understanding of safe and effective application strategies for handling and applying pesticides commonly used to control rodents.
Thank You to Our Segment 1 Virtual Vendors!



Sponsored by: 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CST
IPCA Welcome, Association Update and Vendor Introductions
Mike O’Connor, IPCA President; Michael Bentley, NPMA Director of Training and Education, IDPH Program Director
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CST
Busting Bed Bug Infestations in Low Income Housing
Karen Vail, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Low-income hire rises for the elderly and disabled provide exceptionally conducive conditions for bed bugs to thrive. What can you do to combat this pest in this situation? We’ll discuss the tools used to manage bed bugs, the importance of early detection, and provide examples of successful management strategies.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST
Beyond the Basics: Taking Termite Control to the Next Level
Scott Robins, Action Pest Control, Evansville, IN
Termites don’t always follow the rule book when they infest a structure. This candid session takes you beyond basic treatment strategies to talk through how to handle some of the worst-case termite scenarios in the business including applications where ground water protection or endangered species could be a concern. Bring a notebook and be ready to share your challenges, you won’t want to miss this engaging talk!

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. CST
Refreshment Break 
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CST
Recognizing Counterfeit Pesticides in Pest Control
Michael Weyman, Ph.D., Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Counterfeit pesticides are illegal but oftentimes are extremely hard to spot because they are produced and packaged to look identical to legal products. However, the contents in the package are not accurate and may have less active ingredients than advertised or even have different ingredients that are cheaper or maybe more toxic. It’s important to be aware of these products to keep customers and the environment safe. This session will cover the signs of counterfeit products and how you can help protect your company from potentially using these harmful products.
Thank You to Our Segment 2 Virtual Vendors!


Sponsored by: 

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

Illinois Pest Control Association Virtual Membership Meeting
Join fellow IPCA members at the first fully virtual general membership meeting! Learn about important association updates, vote on upcoming board nominations, and make sure your voice is heard at this meeting. Registration is free, just click the link below to sign up!

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1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. CST
Ant IPM – Controlling America’s #1 Nuisance Pest
Karen Vail, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
To successfully manage pest ants, more than one management practice is needed. PMPs often take great pride in properly identifying an ant and selecting the pesticide best suited for the situation. However, correcting conducive conditions is often ignored. In this session I’ll demonstrate how altering the landscape and making other environmental modifications can result in a long-lasting decline in odorous house ant populations around a home. You’ll also learn when it’s suitable to use a hand lens and smartphone to identify ants and when it’s not by listening to the pest ant case studies presented.
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. CST
The ABC’s of Pest Fly IPM
Brian Sundnas, Control Solutions, Pasadena, TX
Flies make up a very challenging group of pests and they seem to show up in the most unexpected places. This session will cover control strategies for the pest flies you frequently encounter and explore how their biology and behavior can be used against them. Be sure to attend this informative session that will teach you the intricacies of successfully applying IPM to some of the peskiest pests in your most demanding accounts.
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST
Understanding the Newly Revised NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Report So You Can Ace Your Next WDI Inspection
Neil McNeill, Corteva, Indianapolis, IN
Proper documentation of your findings is one of the most important aspects of performing a wood destroying insect inspection. For over a decade, the NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) form has served as a critical, and often required, reporting document when completing a WDI inspection. In 2019, the NPMA-33 underwent a thorough review to update language and training resources for this form. In this informative session, learn about the latest revisions to the NPMA-33 that everyone who performs a WDI inspection should know.
Thank You to Our Segment 3 Virtual Vendors!



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