IPCA Fall Conference



Join the Illinois Pest Control Association for its annual Fall Conference where you will learn the most current information about key pests and control strategies. Don't miss this exciting event where you can earn up to 9 CE credits, network with industry experts, and learn about the latest topics covering the pest control industry.



Win Prizes When You Give Back with IPCA’s H.E.R.O.E.S. CARE Charity Raffle!

IPCA is excited to be working with H.E.R.O.E.S. Care for the 2022 Fall Conference Charity Raffle!  H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to local military families with financial aid, employment opportunities, mental health care, and much more. Those who make a monetary donation at the Fall 2022 Conference will receive a raffle ticket. Winning raffle tickets will be drawn on Wednesday for each available prize. Exciting prizes include smart home devices, flashlights and more! For additional questions regarding Spring Conference Charity Raffle, please contact Kirk Connor at hpc1@omnilec.com.




Credits approved in IL, IN, KY, and MI. CLICK HERE for updated credit information. 





  Member Nonmember
Any one segment $70.00 $120.00
Any two segments $110.00 $175.00
Full Registration (3 Segments) $125.00 $200.00


Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be made on the following schedule. All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to Allison Barrett at abarrett@pestworld.org.
More than 31 days before the first day of the event: 100% refund
Within 25-31 days before the first day of the event: 75% refund
Within 18-24 days before the first day of the event: 50% Refund
Within 11-17 days before the first day of the event: 25% Refund
Within 10 or less days out: No refund




For details on Exhibitor and Sponsorship opportunities, CLICK HERE



President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701



Reserve your room by August 29, 2022*, to receive a discount room rate of $119/per night plus taxes.

Click on the link above or call 1-217-544-8800 to reserve your room. 

*After August 29, rooms and rates are subject to change. 





8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Curt Colwell, Ph.D.

This course is designed and led by Dr. Curt Colwell, retired Entomologist with the IDPH Division of Environmental Health. Armed with decades of exam experience and industry knowledge, Dr. Colwell has carefully designed this prep class to review the critical subject areas you need to know to pass the exam. Additionally, attendees can expect to complete a pre- and post-assessment practice test to help you identify strengths and weaknesses in your scope of subject matter knowledge. The registration fee for this class is $65 for IPCA members, and $95 for nonmembers. This class will be capped at 50 people

Registration to this Prep Class does NOT include registration to the licensing exam. You must register for the exam separately through the IDPH. For information on exam registration, click here. You can also contact olafimihan.ajayi@illinois.gov if you have IDPH questions.


1:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.

An Overview of How to Protect a Structure from Ectoparasites: An Integrated Approach for Taking Action Against Human Bloodsuckers!

Gene White, BCE, Rentokil North America, Wyomissing, PA

There are a number of common, and not so common ectoparasites found around and inside of structures. They're notoriously known for taking blood meals from both humans and our pets, and therefore labeled as a major health threat via their ability to transmit disease. This presentation will focus on those major and minor ectoparasites and what a field technician can do to discover, assess, mitigate from within, and build a perimeter defense around a structure against invading ectoparasites.

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

Rethinking Perimeter Pest Control: Building Value Into Your Service

Jim Fredericks, PhD, BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA

Over the past couple of decades, residential pest control has transitioned from and interior baseboard service toa service focused on stopping pests on the outside of structures. In this session we’ll take a fresh look at the perimeter pest control process, learn how to read a property to identify pest “sources and sinks”, and even consider some innovative treatment methods that can reduce callbacks

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. 

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Perimeter Pest Control and Fall Invaders

Jason Meyers, PhD, BASF, Kansas City, MO

Many perimeter pests follow a seasonal pattern of activity that can offer a blueprint for how to formulate a plan of attack against these pesky invaders. In this session, learn about the various aspects of a successful perimeter pest control program and what tools are available for the job. Additionally, this session will provide an advanced overview of the biology and behavior of several common but challenging perimeter pests including the brown marmorated stink bug along with several species of flies and true bugs. Lastly, learn about the newest invasive pest making its way into Illinois, the spotted lantern fly.

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Industry Appreciation Reception

Be sure to stick around for IPCA’s signature event, the Industry Appreciation reception! Take advantage of this great networking opportunity to meet fellow PMPs from across the Midwest and talk shop with conference speakers and industry experts. This event is included in your conference registration and is open to members and non-members of IPCA. 



7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

IDPH Testing

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

IPCA Welcome and Association Update

Scotty Fisher, IPCA President

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

News From the Underground: Advances in Termite Management  

Robert Puckett, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

This presentation will address the biology, behavior, and identification of the most common species of termites that infest structures in the United States. This will be followed by a discussion of conventional methods of termite management, as well as new research methods that are unlocking previously unknown aspects of termite behavior that might be exploited to enhance our ability to manage these insects.

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Stinging Insects: The Good, The Bad, and the Deadly

Tom Dobrinska, BCE; Rentokil; Des Plains, IL

Since this is late in the season, there is not much that can be done to prevent bees and wasps right now, right? This is not true. Tom will address the characteristics and life cycle of the most common bees and wasps found in Illinois. Additionally, treatment techniques that can be applied now to prevent yellowjackets in certain situations. IPM and prevention techniques will be discussed to help control pests year-round.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

T | Best Practices for Tackling Insecticide Resistance And Achieving Satisfactory Control Of German Cockroaches

Ameya Gondhalekar, Ph.D., Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

In this information-packed session, attendees will be first introduced to the basics of urban pest insecticide resistance with a particular focus on German cockroaches. Next, an overview of six-decade long history of insecticide resistance to conventional cockroach insecticides will presented. In the main section of this talk, best practices for effectively controlling cockroaches and preventing resistance evolution to present-day bait, dust and liquid insecticides will be discussed.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch with Exhibitors and Raffle Drawing

Raffle tickets for all prizes are available for sale from any IPCA board member or event staff. Cash, credit cards, and check payments will be accepted. The raffle will take place at 1:00 p.m.  Thank you in advance for supporting the H.E.R.O.E.S. Cares Organization!


1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

The Curious Life of the Pest Ant…and How to End It  

Robert Puckett, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

This presentation will address the identification, biology, and management of the many pest ant species that pest management professionals routinely attempt to manage.  Ants such as red imported fire ants, Argentine ants, and odorous house ants represent the most economically important insects in the United States. These, and other species will be addressed.

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Do You Take Rodent Control Seriously?  

John Murphy; LiphTech, Milwaukee, WI

It’s time to elevate your Rodent IQ to the next level with this advanced session that dives into the philosophy and historical significance of rodent management through the ages. You can also expect to sharpen your safety and exclusions skills with a thorough review of how to identify and correct many entry issues as well as how to correctly navigate your product label.

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Understanding Arthropod Diversity in Structures: Shifting Your Mindset from Pest Control to Pest Expert

Jim Fredericks, PhD, BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA

Pest management professionals realize there are tons of insects and arthropods indoors, but research has lacked real data on this information – until now. Explore the diversity of pest and non-pest arthropods found inside structures while reviewing the latest data regarding the insects that are living right under our noses, the factors that cause people to classify them as pests, and how PMPs can redefine themselves as insect experts.


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Contact IPCA at coordinator@ipcaonline.org or call 800-678-6722


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