IPCA 2021 Virtual Spring Conference

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The Illinois Pest Control Association is excited to announce the 2021 Spring Virtual Expo. Earn up to six credits in this two-part virtual event that combines top-level technical and business training courses into one program, making it ideal for pest management professionals of all levels. Join PMPs from across the Midwest to earn valuable credits, learn about the latest advancements in pest control, and gain valuable business insight from industry leaders.

In Part A, learn how to safely manage stinging pests with Dr. Jody Green of the University of Nebraska, discover the latest advancements in fly control research with Dr. James Pitzer of California State University, and refine your ant-management skills with Mike Weissman of Syngenta. Workshop A concludes with an informative business session led by industry icon and business leader, Dan Gordon of PCO Bookkeepers.

In Part B, find out how to tackle specialty fumigation jobs with Curtis Rand and Jim Crawford of Rose Pest Solutions, learn how to manage birds like a pro from Scott Armbrust of Rid-A-Pest Exterminators, and uncover the secrets to bed bug management in residential and multifamily housing with Dr. Brittany Campbell of the National Pest Management Association. Lastly, Dan Gordon of PCO Bookkeepers delivers the second half of his two-part business session.

 

EARN RECERTIFICATION CREDITS

Credits approved in IL, IN, KY, and MI and are pending in IA, MO, and MS. Click here for detailed credit information.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTER FOR PART A*

REGISTER FOR PART B*

*Each attendee must register using a unique email address.

 

REGISTRATION TYPE

REGISTRATION FEE

Part A - March 11 (3 credits)

$50.00

Part B - March 12 (3 credits)

$50.00 

 

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be available for the live event registration until the day of the event. No refund will be available on the day of the event. Refund requests can be made through GoToWebinar or by emailing Allison Barrett at abarrett@pestworld.org.

 

VIRTUAL EVENT FORMAT

This virtual conference will be hosted through GoToWebinar. Attendees can access this event through any computer, laptop, or mobile device. If you wish to attend using a mobile device, you must download the GoToWebinar app ahead of time. We recommend all users click HERE to launch a practice webinar to ensure your machine meets the minimum system requirements to attend this event.

If you are attending this event for continuing education credit/hours, please read the following guidelines carefully:

  • Only the registered attendee will receive credit for attending this event.
  • Each registered attendee must use the unique link provided by GoToWebinar in your confirmation email to access the event.
  • Each registered attendee must use your own computer, laptop, or mobile device to access this event.
 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All live sessions are in Central Standard Time (CST)

Session Key: M = Management T = Technicial

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021 | PART A (3 Credits)

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8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CST

Welcome and Opening remarks

Scott Fisher, President, IPCA
Michael Bentley, Ph.D., BCE, Executive Director, IPCA; Director of Education and Training, NPMA
Chris Haggerty, American Pest Control, IL
Tim Baietto, Quick-Kill Pest Eliminators, IL

Robiar Smith, RB Pest Solutions, Chicago, IL
Nina Jinkins, ConidioTec, PA

 


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CST 

T | The Expert’s Guide to Effective Stinging Pest Management
Jody Green, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
The key to long-term pest management is through proactive, not reactive, control efforts. While many stinging pests do not reach peak activity until summer, learning the secrets to controlling these painful insects long before warmer temperatures occur is a great way to ensure you stay prepared. Get the practical information you need to properly identify common wasps and bees in and around structures and increase your safety IQ with a thorough review of proper PPE for the management of a variety of stinging insects. This session will also touch on what it takes to be a good steward of pollinators when controlling stinging insects.


9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. CST

T | A Call To Arms: Flanking Fly Populations in Urban Environments
Jimmy Pitzer, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento, California
The goal of this presentation will be to reinforce the importance of non-insecticidal integrated pest management (IPM) techniques used for urban fly populations.  A heavy emphasis will be placed on recognizing and identifying pest flies, as well as the importance that pest tolerance and a long-term commitment on the part of the client is imperative to the success of any fly management program.  This presentation will provide education regarding the identification and biology (life cycle) of commonly encountered urban pest fly species, as well as include a discussion of current insecticide alternative effectiveness.  An undertone of fly management rather than fly control will be a common thread throughout the presentation.  


10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. CST

Break


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CST

T | A Progressive Approach to Understanding and Controlling Carpenter Ants and Other Species
Mike Weissman, Syngenta, Chesterfield, Missouri 
What are the key behavioral traits that separate carpenter ants from other pest species? Can you use the same ant baits to control all pest ants? Get answers to these questions and more in this enlightening session that covers more than just the basic control information for one of the most problematic insects in the pest control industry! 


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

M | LUNCH AND LEARN PART 1 - Navigating the Financial Minefields of the Pest Management Industry
Dan Gordon, PCO Bookkeepers, Newton, New Jersey
Operating both efficiently and profitably are crucial components to overall financial health.  In this session, you will learn about the “Operational Hit List” critical to building and maintaining a profitable operation.  The “Hit List” provides users a key source of benchmarking and Key Performance Indicators used in operational improvement, internal analysis, and forecasting. 

 

Friday, March 12, 2021 | PART B (3 Credits)

Sponsored by   

 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. CST

Welcome and Opening remarks

Scott Fisher, President, IPCA
Michael Bentley, Ph.D., BCE, Executive Director, IPCA; Director of Education and Training, NPMA
Chris Haggerty, American Pest Control, IL
Tim Baietto, Quick-Kill Pest Eliminators, IL

Robiar Smith, RB Pest Solutions, Chicago, IL
Bill Blue, Cortevva Agriscience, IL 


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CST 

T | Specialty Fumigation: How to Handle Unique Fumigation Jobs
Curtis Rand and James Crawford, Rose Pest Solutions, Illinois
Fumigation is a unique, highly technical service offering that is typically focused on drywood termites and food commodities. But what happens when you think “outside the box” and employ this time-tested method of pest elimination to non-traditional items like moving vans and other vehicles? In this session, learn about how one company is utilizing its unique facilities to serve their customers’ needs through specialty fumigation.


9:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. CST

T | Bird Management: Protecting Public Health And Overcoming Common Mistakes
Scott Armbrust, Rid-A-Pest Exterminators, Inc., Littleton, Colorado
Successful bird control begins with understanding how pest birds behave. Discover why they choose certain sites and how to apply controls to take advantage of those behaviors. Learn how not to harm non-target birds and hear about the health risks posed by pest birds in this informative session.  


10:35 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. CST

Break


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CST 

T | Bed Bug Control in Residential and Multifamily Housing
Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, Virginia
The cryptic nature of bed bug behavior is one of the most troublesome aspects of bed bug detection and control.  In the 20 years since bed bugs re-emerged as an important structural pest, they continue to plague residents of multifamily housing as well other residential settings.  In this session, learn about recent bed bug related research into their biology and control and how you can use this knowledge for effective bed bug management in residential settings.   


11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST

M | LUNCH AND LEARN PART 2 - Benchmarking a Successful Pest Control Company
Dan Gordon, PCO Bookkeepers, Newton, New Jersey
By measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) from your company against other successful players in the industry, you can improve your own efficiency, productivity, help manage expenses and identify areas for revenue growth. This talk will focus on both financial and operating ratios extracted from your routing and general ledger software and discuss why they are important, how to use them and why your company’s success is dependent upon understanding them. 


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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Questions?

Contact IPCA at coordinator@ipcaonline.org or call 866-678-6722

 

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NATIONAL MEETINGS & EVENTS

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Adapt & Accelerate Series
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March 16-17, 2021
Legislative Day
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March 26, 2021
Back to Bugs: Wood Destroying Organisms
Webinar

April 23, 2021
Back to Bugs: Flies, Ants, and Spiders
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May 6-7, 2021
Industry Safety Summit
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