Another amazing presenter at the New York Pest Expo 2010 was Dr. Jim Ballard. Dr. Ballard holds a PhD in Entomology and is the Director of Ballard Pest Management Consulting, a firm that provides product development and pest management solutions to manufacturers, distributors, inventors, pest management firms and other related entities. He has been a Senior Development Biologist for Dow Chemicals and Product Development Manager and Senior Urban Entomologist for FMC Corporation.

Dr. Ballard’s presentation was titled Advances in Bed Bug Control Protocols: Advances in insecticides, thermal techniques, site preparation and detection tools. We all know how important this presentation was based on all the bed bug reports recently.

Bed bugs are very difficult to eradicate. They are tough little guys who can go months or longer without food and then come back and re-emerge. This is why it is important for pest management professionals to follow strict procedures when dealing with bedbugs and inform the client as to what to expect. It can become a costly process and does not disappear overnight.

A successful bed bug program will involve inspection, preparation for treatment, treatment and re-inspection and re-treatments as necessary. Following the inspection identify your treatment strategy. Then be sure to communicate with the client and review all the action steps to manage bed bug infestations, such as de-cluttering and bagging clothes and pillows, for example.  Then arrange for follow up inspections.

For more on the New York Pest Expo and the presentations please check out all the posts so far on our blog, The Center.  If you would like to join in on some discussions, please either comment here or join us on Facebook.

Thank you.

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