Thursday, November 10, 2022

8 Am To 6 Pm


The George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel
2117 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Admission: $200.00
Payment Is Final

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Breakfast, Lunch, Open-Bar Reception and Free Parking Included 

NYS DEC Recertification Credits:
CORE – 1.00, 7A – 5.00, 7F – 5.00, 8 – 2.00

Thursday, November 10, 2022
8 Am To 6 Pm

The George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel
2117 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Admission: $150.00 (By Nov. 5)
Late Registration: $200.00 (After Nov. 5)

Payment is final

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We know you can’t wait so here’s your sneak peek of the 20th Anniversary Edition New York Pest Expo Speakers!

Joe Barile, BCE

Bayer

It All Starts Here – Label Comprehension and Compliance

The label is the foundation of professionalism. We will examine structural pest management developments and trends, our obligations as applicators as well as the impact of non-compliance. We’ll also take a look at expected changes under the Label Standardization Initiative.

Joe Barile is the Technical Service Lead for Bayer’s Environmental Science Division’s Pest Management and Public Health Business Group. His responsibilities include providing technical and training support to the Bayer staff as well as to PMPs, public vector control agencies and food safety specialists in the US and Canada.  Mr. Barile holds a degree in Entomology from the University of Massachusetts. He has been involved pest management since 1979 holding positions with major manufacturers, as a university extension entomologist, as a pest control technician and as the technical director of a multi-branch pest control firm. Mr. Barile is a member of the Entomological Society of America, is a Board Certified Entomologist, and a member of the American Mosquito Control Association. He is also the Commission Chairman for the Bristol County (MA) Mosquito Control Project. This is Joe’s fourth presentation at the New York Pest Expo. We are grateful to our friends at Bayer for sponsoring his appearance.

Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE, MSc.
Technical Specialist, BASF

Shoo Fly! – Fly Management Solutions
Ms. Kenmuir explains how location attracts various fly species. She offers inspection tips and strategies and reviews the biology and behavior of the major indoor and outdoor fly species as well as the management tools available for their control.

Sylvia Kenmuir has been the West Coast Technical Support Specialist for BASF for the last two years. Prior to joining BASF, Ms. Kenmuir was involved in distribution as National Technical Director for 30 years. Sylvia is a Board Certified Entomologist who received her B.S. in Biology from California State Polytechnic and her MSc. In Entomology from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is the Chair of the West Coast Rodent Academy, Chair of PWIPM & Rodenticide Taskforce and Past Director of the Entomological Society of America Certification Board. This is Ms. Kenmuir’s first appearance at the New York Pest Expo. We are grateful to our friends at BASF for sponsoring her presentation today.

Jeff Mc Govern
“The Pest Coach”

The Art of Exclusion
Jeff will guide us through the most important, yet neglected, aspect of long-term pest management.  Exclusion reduces the need for pesticides and devices but it also requires expertise and skill. Learn how to identify access points and what the tell-tale signs of intrusion and harborage are. The “Coach” will also offer a tour of essential exclusion tools.

Jeff McGovern is a nationally known consultant with over 48 years of experience in the pest management field. He is known as the “Pest Coach” for his vast knowledge of pests, products and procedures. His “12 Key Factors” program is in use by pest management firms worldwide. Jeff is a featured speaker at the major pest management conferences: Purdue, Maryland Interstate, The New York Pest Expo. He teaches recertification classes for pest management firms and associations across the country. His articles appear regularly in Pest Management Professional (PMP) and Pest Control Technology (PCT) magazines and he was published in The Journal of Economic Entomology in 2000. He has appeared in many training videos and has served as a voice-over talent as well. This is Jeff’s fourth appearance at the New York Pest Expo. 

John Murphy
CO2 Development and Implementation Manager

Liphatech

Are You Serious? – Rodent Management for Grownups

Get ready: Changes are coming to the way we manage rodent populations. John will share what some of the future trends may be and the way we can adapt to those pressures.

John Murphy is the CO2 Development and Implementation Manager for Liphatech. He has 40 years of pest control experience; 15 of which were spent as an owner/operator of commercial service companies, as well as a pesticide distribution firm in New York City. He has been with Liphatech for over 20 years and during that time he has worked throughout North America perfecting the art of eradicating rodents. He has assisted municipalities, health departments, government facilities, food establishments, zoos and many other sensitive accounts with customizing rodent abatement programs. This is John’s fourth appearance at the New York Pest Expo. We are grateful to our friends at Liphatech for sponsoring his presentation.

Dr. William H. Robinson, PhD.
The Fountainhead Group

Application Technologies – Where We Are, Where We’re Going
With his review of traditional application equipment and their limitations, Dr. Bill calls for a reboot on the features the next generation of delivery systems should contain. He also explodes the myths regarding power, volume, pressure and layering.

Dr. Robinson conducted research in structural pest control and application technology at Virginia Tech for 30 years. He was Technical Director for B&G Equipment Company for 20 years where he helped develop tools for insecticide application in professional pest control. He is now Technical Product Director at the Fountainhead Group, a U.S.-owned company that manufactures insecticide application equipment. He has written a text book and a reference book on urban entomology, and 5 training manuals for service technicians (two written in Chinese). Bill has the second-highest number of appearances as a speaker at the New York Pest Expo. We are grateful to our friends at The Fountainhead Group for sponsoring his presentation today.

Louis N. Sorkin, BCE

Entsult Associates, Inc.

In it For the Long Run – Long-Lived Organisms

Lou will delve into the factors that favor longevity in nature.  We’ll learn about some amazing long-lived arthropods. Lou will also go over the causes and remedies for long-lived and persistent infestations.

Lou Sorkin graduated with an M.S. in Entomology from the University of Connecticut in 1978. He is a Board Certified Entomologist in Urban and Industrial Entomology, specializing in forensic studies.  For 35 years he worked in the Department of Entomology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. In 2000, Lou founded his entomology consulting business, Entsult Associates, Inc. Lou is a consultant for the medical profession, law enforcement, the hospitality and real estate industries, museums as well as pest management firms. He has contributed to film industry scripts where arthropods are an integral part of the storyline. He has co-authored various papers and articles that deal with spiders, flies, mites and ticks, and has a special interest in insects as food, a discipline called entomophagy. Lou has presented at the New York Pest Expo more than any other speaker.

Register now for the 20th Anniversary of the New York Pest Expo, Thursday, November 10, 2022

8 Am To 6 Pm

The George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel
2117 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Admission: $150.00 (By Nov. 5)
 Late Registration: $200.00 (After Nov. 5)
Payment Is Final

Register NOW!

Breakfast, Lunch, Open-Bar Reception and Free Parking Included 

Total NYS DEC Credits For The Entire Event:
CORE – 1.00, 7A – 5.00, 7F – 5.00, 8 – 2.00

Miss It And You’ll Regret It
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2 Great Fly Control Products are in

Alpine Fly Bait now registered in New York

Nibor-D + IGR Foam just arrived

Liphatech’s new IGI CO2 System is now available in New York through Bug Off!

Our Next Workshop

Ants and Other Occasional Invaders
Presented by Karen Boniface, BASF

A review of the major species, their habits and ways to control and contain them.
A look at overwintering pests and an update on the spotted lantern fly.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of the event, you will not receive a certificate.
Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $45.00
Payment is final
Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits:
7A – 3.0, 3A – 3.0


Register for the 20th Edition of The New York Pest Expo Now!

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Say Hello to the Smith Line

Smith 48oz Sprayer.  48-oz tank. Weighted dip tube allows for angled spraying. Pressure relief valve. Includes 3 nozzles: brass adjustable, foaming, misting. $23.00

Smith XP100P 7.2v Lithium-Ion Sprayer

No more pumping! Rechargeable pump maintains optimum pressure range of 16-23 psi. 18″ brass wand and brass valve. Includes interchangeable 4-way tip and fan nozzle. 50″ reinforced rubber & nylon hose. Shoulder strap with pad. $179.00

Smith ULV17 Fogger.

Can be used with pesticides, deodorizers and disinfectants. Variable flow from ULV to light mist. Spray distance of up to 20 feet. Nozzle is mounted on end of flexible 36″ hose. 1.7-Gallon capacity. $259.00



Don’t Miss Our Next Special Event

Serious Rodent Management with Style

Featuring John Murphy, Liphatech

This workshop offers a briefing on looming changes to rodent management practices and ways that we can adapt to them and how to adopt new skills. Receive a briefing on Liphatech’s new IGI System. This event will be held in our own private space in an upscale cigar lounge. After the training program, we will enjoy good food, premium cigars and an open bar. Deadline for registration is Saturday, August 27. Register now, space is limited. You don’t want to miss out on this memorable evening.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

4:00 pm to…

Moises Cigars

306 West 231 Street

Riverdale, NY 10463

Note: The training portion of this event runs from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
If you arrive late or leave early for the workshop, you will not receive a certificate.  

Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $95.00

Includes Workshop, Food, Cigars and Open Bar!

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

Registration deadline is Saturday, August 27.

NYS DEC Credits: 3.0 EACH for 7A, 7F and 8

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The 20th Edition of The New York Pest Expo is set for Thursday, November 10.

Save the date. Details will follow.

Assessment-Based Management (ABM):

Designing Non-Chemical Control Programs

Presented by Chris Phillips, ACE, AP&G/Catchmaster

Incorporating ABM into your pest management practices. The importance of assessment; designing the game plan; selecting the right tools; creating documentation. Scenarios for crawling insects, rodents, mosquitoes and flies in residences, food establishments and healthcare facilities.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of the event, you will not receive a certificate.  

Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 1.50 (Good for ALL Categories)

7A – 1.50, 7F – 1.50, 8 – 1.50

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Rodent Technology Update

Featuring: John Phil, Bell Labs

This workshop offers a briefing on best management practices for baiting and trapping and introduces us to the latest advancements in monitoring and sensing technologies.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of the event, you will not receive a certificate.  

Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 0.50 (Good for ALL categories)

7A – 2.50, 7F – 2.50, 8 – 2.50

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Termite Update

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

5:30pm to 10:00pm

The Bug Off Career Training Center

1085 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032

COST$55.00

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

Payment is final.

Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door. 

CREDITS: 7C – 3.50

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Termites – Need to Know

Thursday, May 26, 2022

5:30pm to 9:30pm

The Bug Off Career Training Center

1085 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032

COST:    $55.00

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

Payment is final.

Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door. 

CREDITS: 7C – 3.0

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Adding Mosquito Control Services

Presented by Jeffrey O’Neill, Zoecon

More and more PMPs are seeking to add mosquito services to their portfolios. Learn how you can find success offering these services.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: 3.0 EACH for:

7A, 3A, 8

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The Pest Management Career Training Course

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York.
This course consists of classroom lectures, homework assignments and  exams.  

A minimum grade of 70 and attendance at all sessions is required for passing.  

Students who pass will receive a certificate which will allow them to take the state exams.  

TOPICS COVERED ARE: LABEL INTERPRETATION, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, PEST IDENTIFICATION AND BIOLOGY, PESTICIDE TYPES AND USES, EQUIPMENT, APPLICATION TECHNIQUES, IPM, LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

DATES:             February 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, March 8, 9 10, 15, 16, 2022

TIME:                6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

LOCATION:      Bug Off’s Career Training Center 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave (164-165 Sts.), New York, NY 10032

COST:               Entire course, including manuals: $600.00

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Payment is final. Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.

Click here for more information


Assessment-Based Management (ABM):

Designing Non-Chemical Control Programs

Presented by Chris Phillips, ACE, AP&G/Catchmaster

Incorporating ABM into your pest management practices. The importance of assessment; designing the game plan; selecting the right tools; creating documentation. Scenarios for crawling insects, rodents, mosquitoes and flies in residences, food establishments and healthcare facilities.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of the event, you will not receive a certificate.  

Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 1.50 (Good for ALL Categories)

7A – 1.50, 7F – 1.50, 8 – 1.50

Click here for more information


Rodent Technology Update

Featuring: John Phil, Bell Labs

This workshop offers a briefing on best management practices for baiting and trapping and introduces us to the latest advancements in monitoring and sensing technologies.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of the event, you will not receive a certificate.  

Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Cost: $45.00

Payment is final

Absolutely no registration at the door

NYS DEC Credits: CORE – 0.50 (Good for ALL categories)

7A – 2.50, 7F – 2.50, 8 – 2.50

Click here for more information

On November 29th, the EPA released its Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) for the rodenticides with labelchanges that, if implemented, will have a major impact on all Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) who apply rodenticides. The industry and the public will have until February 13, 2023, to submit written comments.

The EPA proposals that would affect PMPs are the following:

  • All rodenticides would be classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs), which would restrict their sale anduse to state-licensed certified pesticide applicators. States do not have uniform regulations for RUPs, but in general, requirements include passing an exam to obtain the license, taking regular additional training for continuing education units (CEUs), and keeping records of applications when doing something as simple as refilling bait stations at a commercial or residential property.
  • The PPE label requirement for gloves would be changed to chemical resistant gloves, generally with athickness ≥ 14 mils (thicker than the current standard) which are unnecessary, more costly, and cumbersome when placing baits.
  • Loose bait applications (pellets, treated grains, and meals) will require applicators to use elastomeric halfmask respirators (APF10). The use of respirators during the physically demanding process of applying rodenticides poses hazards to the wearer, including heat exhaustion and breathing difficulties. The mask fitting, training and medical evaluation requirements for employees would increase the costs to pest control companies.
  • The cancellation of surface (non-bait station) applications of the first generation anticoagulants and zincphosphide for ground squirrels and voles on turf, lawns, recreation areas and other sites accessible to childrenand pets will make treatment unfeasible in some circumstances, and increase costs and decrease treatmentefficacy for most sites. Municipalities, facility managers, and PMPs who provide services to these customers are among those who will be impacted. These applications protect public parks, sports playing fields, golf courses, and other areas where rodents cause physical damage and harbor parasites and diseases.

The Rodenticide Task Force’s website Home | Rodenticide Task Force (responsiblerodenticides.org) has the EPA’s documents organized and available for downloading, as well as summaries of the mitigation measures.There are detailed instructions on how to submit comments, links to the EPA’s comment submission portal onRegulations.gov, and templates for comment letters that people can customize to provide comments on the mitigation measures that will affect them. These comments will assist the Task Force and other industry organizations in having a constructive dialogue with the EPA about how the proposed changes decrease efficacy and increase costs. We encourage all PMPs to make their voice heard through this coordinated industry campaign.


The Pest Management Career Training Course

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York. 

January 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, February 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 2023

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Bug Off’s Career Training Center: 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave (164-165 Sts.), New York, NY 10032

Entire course, including manuals: $600.00

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Payment is final. Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.

AGENDA

SESSION 1 – Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023                                   6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Overview of Pest Management Operations

Federal Laws, Regulations, Acts

SESSION 2 – Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023                  6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Pests & Pesticides

Formulations, Chemical Classes & Modes of Action

SESSION 3 – Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023                                 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Toxicity of Pesticides

Personal Protection

SESSION 4 – Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023                                   6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Environmental Considerations

The Label & SDS

SESSION 5 – Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023                  6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Equipment Use & Application Techniques

Handling Pesticides

IPM

SESSION 6 – Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023                                 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Insect Classification

Roaches

SESSION 7 – Tuesday, Feb.7, 2023                          6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Ants

Stinging Insects

SESSION 8 – Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023                               6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Flies

Blood Feeders

SESSION 9 – Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023                                   6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Occasional Invaders

Stored Product Pests

Proper Practices in Food-Handling Establishments

SESSION 10 – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023                                 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Rodents

SESSION 11 – Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023               6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Regulatory Review

Final Exam

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The Termite

Thursday, February 23, 2023

6:00pm to 10:00pm

The Bug Off Career Training Center

1085 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032

COST$55.00

NO REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

Payment is final.

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of this event, you will not receive a certificate.  Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

CREDITS: 7C – 3.50

Agenda:

1.         What to Know About Termites

                              1. Biology, habits and life needs

                              2. Colony structure and development

                              3. Primary species

2.         How Construction Practices Affect Termite Activity

                              1. Construction elements

                              2. Foundation types

3. Structures and infestations

4. Conducive conditions

5. Best construction practices

3.         Choosing Among Control Techniques         

                              1. Mechanical alterations

                              2. Direct wood treatments

                              3. Foaming 

                              4. Baiting 

                              5. Traditional liquid barriers

                                             a. Trenching

                                             b. Rodding

                                             c. Subslab injection

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Termites – More Than Meets the Eye

Thursday, April 27, 2023

5:30pm to 9:30pm

The Bug Off Career Training Center

1085 Saint Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032

COST:        $55.00

NO REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

Payment is final.

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of this event, you will not receive a certificate.  Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

CREDITS: 7C – 3.0

Agenda:

1.         Termite Control Regulations

                        1. Federal and state regulations

                        2. Adding the Termite Category

                        3. Personal protection and safety guidelines

                        4. Environmental considerations

2.         Conducting a Proper Inspection

1. Inspection steps

2. Inspection tools

3. What’s the evidence?

4. The significance of the diagram

5. Limiting liability

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It’s Now Or Never! Register for the New York Pest Expo Before It’s Too Late!


Thursday, November 10, 2022, 8am – 6pm
The George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel
2117 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024


ADMISSION

EARLY Registration: $150 (BY November 5)

LATE Registration: $200 (AFTER November 5)

Included with admission:
Breakfast, Lunch, Open-Bar Reception and Free Parking


NOBODY LEAVES EMPTY-HANDED

Exhibits ★ Networking ★ Recertification Training ★ NYS DEC Credits ★ Gifts, Prizes, Promos ★ Blowout Specials ★ In-Store Promos ★ Food and Cocktails ★ Free Parking ★ Special Room Rates

BLOWOUTS & PROMOS

SPEAKERS

EXHIBITORS

Miss It And You’ll Regret It!

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