July 2023 Pest Academy Workshop



The Illinois Pest Control Association presents the July 2023 virtual workshop! This 3-hour training is led by John Eric Ham, FMC; Stuart Mitchell, Ph.D., PestWest USA LLC, and Tim Husen, Ph.D., Syngenta. This workshop covers the following topics: FlyQ 2.0: Restaurant or Pestaurant, IPM And Spider Control…Make It Work For You, and Seasonal Invaders – Forecasting for Callbacks.

The training will start at 8:00 am CDT, so be sure you are logged in a few minutes early.



Credits approved in IL and IN. 

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July Workshop



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 



This virtual workshop 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.



All live sessions are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)


Friday, July 28, 2023

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. CDT

Opening Comments

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. CDT

FlyQ 2.0: Restaurant or Pestaurant?

Stuart Mitchell, Ph.D., PestWest USA LLC

After visiting dead animals, feces, manure, raw garbage, sewers, floor drains, and biofilms, filth-flying infections enter restaurants and regurgitate digestive fluids, defecate, and shed bodily particles where they feed and rest. Filth flies contaminate food storages, food preparation surfaces, food handling, food utensils, foods served, and foods consumed by customers. As a result, filth flies contaminate health inspections, customer presence, social media reviews, reputations, revenue, and convert restaurants into “pestaurants!”

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT 

IPM And Spider Control…Make It Work For You

Eric Ham, FMC

Few “critters” can strike fear quite like spiders can when our customers encounter them around their structures. The better your understanding of this pest and where IPM principles can be applied the more successful PMP’s will be in control. We will discuss biology and the types of spiders commonly found in the urban environment and how we can incorporate that knowledge into formulating an IPM based control plan for the most effective control of this pest arthropod. This presentation will also cover the latest products and concepts to help PMP’s achieve success in urban spider control.

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CDT

Seasonal Invaders – Forecasting for Callbacks

Tim Husen, BCE, PhD, PHE, PCQI, Syngenta

Seasonal (occasional) invaders are a main focus of many PMPs service protocols, and yet still cause a high number of callback/reservice visits.  This session will stress the difference between “seasonal” and “occasional” invading pests, which seasonal pests bother us/our customers the most and when, and the integrated/preventive measures we can implement to better forecast, prevent, and manage them.




Stuart Mitchell, Ph.D., PestWest USA LLC

Dr. Stuart Mitchell is a lifelong student, observing family physician, consulting clinical psychologist, consulting veterinarian, consulting biologist, consulting entomologist, and pest management professional. Serving the pest management industry since 1982 as a technical specialist, technical director, consultant, expert-witness, columnist, author, lecturer, and speaker.


John Eric Ham, FMC

Eric Ham is a Paducah, KY native who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Entomology) from the University of Kentucky (1980) and has been involved in the pest management industry for over 40 years. He currently holds a pest control license for the state of Kentucky and is a certified applicator for the states of Kentucky and Ohio with categories to include: General Pest and Termite, IPM, Wood Destroying Insect Diagnostic Inspection (WDI).

He has been a regular speaker and trainer for state and local pest control associations in the Midwest and Southeast states along with numerous presentations as in-house training to Pest Management companies.

His career has included working as a pest control technician and termite technician for Allrite Pest Control in Lexington, KY for two years. He has also worked as an entomology research technician in insect physiology for two years at the University of Kentucky. Eric has over 40 years of experience in pest control product distribution and manufacture working in a number of positions including technical sales and regional manager. He is a member of Pi Chi Omega, the professional pest control fraternity.

He has been employed by FMC Corporation as a Market Specialist for 10+ years in the Gulf South/Southeastern areas of the country.


Tim Husen, PhD, Syngenta

Dr. Tim Husen (BCE, PHE, PCQI) is the Technical Services Manager for Syngenta Professional Pest Management’s Midwest and Northeast US Sales Territories. In this role, Tim supports Syngenta PPM’s innovation and product launch platforms, as well as providing direct support to Syngenta PPM’s sales and marketing teams (and their customers).  Tim began his career in operational pest control at Waltham Services where he developed and directed technical and training operations and managed quality control procedures, personnel and reporting. He also worked as a Technical Service Manager for Rollins Inc. where he provided a wide variety of technical support and guidance across the company including Operations, Marketing, and Training based out of Rollins Corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to joining Syngenta, Tim was a Technical Services Representative covering the Southeast US for BASF Professional and Specialty Solutions.  Dr. Husen is a subject matter expert on insect and rodent pest control tactics, products, and equipment with 24 years of experience in entomology and structural pest management.  He is a board certified urban and public heath entomologist with 25 scientific or extension publications and numerous presentations at scientific and pest management related events.  Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, a Master’s degree in entomology, and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.



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