|Dr. Nicola Gallagher, Ph.D., Syngenta Professional Products
Managing Resistance in Flies Resistance in flies is often inevitable. In this lecture, Dr. Gallagher will go over proven resistance-beating strategies. She will share university research updates and the results of efficacy trials of fly baits and new active ingredients. Dr. Gallagher joined Syngenta Professional Products in 2012 and serves as the Technical Services Manager for the Midwest and Northeast Professional Pest Management market. Dr. Gallagher has a strong background in urban entomology with over 10 years’ experience. Dr. Gallagher maintains responsibility for all phases of field testing and technical support within her region and coordinates numerous research programs with university researchers. Through her work at Syngenta, Dr. Gallagher continues her passion for protecting people’s health, property and their environment. Dr. Gallagher holds a B.S. from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, along with an M.S. and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Columbus. This is Dr. Gallagher’s second appearance at the New York Pest Expo.Dr. Susan C. Jones, The Ohio State University
Winning the Battle Against Bed Bugs (Sponsored by Allergy Technologies)
Bed bug resistance mechanisms, feeding and dispersal habits, their pest status and their role in disease transmission. An emphasis on a layered approach to their control and things to avoid when devising a plan of attack.
Dr. Jones is a Professor in the Entomology Department at The Ohio State University, and she is the OSU Extension state specialist on household and structural insect pests since 2000. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Entomology from Louisiana State University and her Ph.D. in Entomology from the University of Arizona. Dr. Jones has spent more than 35 years as an urban entomologist, and her primary research interests include bed bugs and termites. From 1981-1995, Dr. Jones was a research entomologist with the USDA–Forest Service, focusing on termite baits and the efficacy of soil termiticides. Since 2004, Dr. Jones has worked extensively to educate the public and pest management industry about bed bugs, and she currently serves on two regional bed bug task forces in Ohio. She is a past member of the NPMA Blue Ribbon Bed Bug Task Force and the Ohio Bed Bug Workgroup. She has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals, proceedings and trade magazines. This is Dr. Jones’ first appearance at the New York Pest Expo.
Dr. Dini M. Miller, Ph.D, Virginia Tech
German Roach Control (Sponsored by MGK)
Management methods for optimum control in multi-unit housing facilities. Case studies examining reasons for control failures. An emphasis on the costs involved in order to address public-health concerns properly.
Dr. Miller is a Professor at Virginia Tech and the Urban Pest Management Specialist for the state of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized expert in the area of urban pest management, particularly bed bug biology, behavior and control. Dr. Miller received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in 1991 and completed her master’s and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Florida. Dr. Miller has earned the pest control industry’s Crown Leadership Award, the Entomological Society of America’s (Eastern Branch) Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension, the Gamma Sigma Delta Award of Merit in Extension, the 2012 Virginia Tech University Alumni Award for Excellence in Extension and, most recently, the Virginia Pest Management Industry Stewardship Award in 2014. Dr. Miller’s extension program is designed to train pest management professionals, public health officials, apartment and hotel managers, and homeowners how to control indoor pests while reducing their pesticide exposure risk. This is Dr. Miller’s second appearance at the New York Pest Expo.
|Dr. Faith Oi, Ph.D., University of Florida
Ants: Biology, Behavior and Product Selection (Sponsored by Bayer Environmental Science) This presentation will introduce us to problem ants, old and new, their behavioral characteristics and identification keys. We will also compare the use of baits and sprays, especially in the context of pollinator label changes. Dr. Oi is the Director of Pest Management University, a hands-on training facility, and the Director of the Florida School IPM program. She does applied research with graduate students to solve industry problems. As part of her extension duties, she works closely with state regulatory officials. She was appointed to the Pest Control Enforcement Advisory Council, and has been a member of the National Pest Management Association’s technical committee for many years.Dr. Cisse W. Spragins, Ph.D., Rockwell Labs
Green Pest Management
What is “green?” Dr. Spragins will explore the meaning from a societal, marketing and regulatory aspect. She will then help us create a “Green Toolbox” with accompanying strategies for the management of the major pests in residential and commercial accounts.
Dr. Spragins received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Tennessee and her master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She worked for rodenticide manufacturer Bell Laboratories, Inc. from 1989-1998 in the successive capacities of researcher, technical director, and director of international business development. She left Bell in 1998 and founded Rockwell Labs Ltd., to develop, manufacture, and market innovative IPM insect control products for the professional pest control industry. The company is based in North Kansas City and currently has more than 30 products in the U.S. market and selected international markets, including CimeXa and BorActin dusts, InVict and InTice baits, EcoVia botanical insecticides, InVite lures, InVade bio sanitation products and several patented insect stations. Dr. Spragins has spoken at pest management conferences worldwide on various topics encompassing IPM insect control and rodent control. This is Dr. Spragins’ first appearance at the New York Pest Expo.
Lou Sorkin, BCE, Entsult Associates
Ladies’ Choice – The Evolution of Mating Systems
The fascinating world of insect, arachnid and myriapod mating habits. We will learn how the female influences fertilization, sperm transfer and post-mating guarding. We will explore the mechanism of sexual selection and sex determination and the phenomenon of asexual generations.
Since 1978, Sorkin has provided entomological expertise to homeowners, businesses, associations and institutions. He has been involved in cases regarding species identification, pest management and infestations as well as the diagnosis of bites and stings as they apply to various aspects of applied, medical, veterinary, and forensic entomology. Sorkin works extensively with pest management companies to implement integrated pest management programs for their clients. Lou is a specialist in entomophagy (the practice of using insects as food) and offers lectures on the subject along with tastings. Sorkin is often contacted by domestic and foreign television, radio and online news and educational programs when insect-related stories are in the headlines. He provides expertise to authors, newspaper and magazine reporters plus editorial staff in the publishing world when insect-related articles are being considered for publication. Sorkin has made more presentations at the New York Pest Expo than any other speaker.