Dr. Reid Ipser, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corp.

Pesticide Families, Modes of Action and Overcoming Resistance
Resistance often has a direct relation to the pesticide families we choose to use. Pesticide families, in turn, are separated by their modes of action. By understanding this dynamic, we can employ several tactics beyond traditional IPM in order to overcome the resistance phenomenon.

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Dr. Reid Ipser is director of technical services at Nisus Corp. Ipser has more than 12 years of practical experience in the pest control industry and holds multiple degrees in Entomology, including a doctorate degree from the University of Georgia.

James Rodriguez, ACE, Technical Director, J.T. Eaton & Co.

Rodent Control — Inside and Out
Conditions in a rodent’s environment like temperature, air flow and sound have to be considered when designing a rodent program. Keeping these issues in mind will guide us in habitat modification and in determining whether to use bait stations or devices. We will explore the latest advances in the use of rodenticides including safety features, anchoring options and formulation types.

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James Rodriguez, ACE has 32 years of pest management experience and is currently technical director for J.T. Eaton, covering the Western U.S. He offers consultations on rodent and insect control to public and private entities and evaluates new and existing products for J.T. Eaton.

David Nardolilli, BCE, Key Account Manager Specialty Markets, BASF Corp.

Filth Flies in the Commercial Arena
There are many important factors to consider when aiming to prevent and correct filth fly infestations in commercial facilities. And understanding the impact filth flies can have is important. We will learn how to customize a comprehensive fly program based on real-life scenarios.

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David Nardolilli, BCE, began his award-winning career in pest management sales in 1983. He has worked at BASF since 2008 in numerous positions and is currently national key account manager for animal health.

Dean Stanbridge, Vice president & Technical Director, Direct Line Sales

Cockroach Control — A Reality Check
Full disclosure: There is no silver bullet or magic formula for defeating this persistent and perennial pest. What is required is knowledge, experience, due diligence, flexibility and the willingness to adapt along with the roach. Be ready to learn some great tips.

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Dean Stanbridge is vice president & technical director for Direct Line Sales Corp., a leading Canadian supplier of pest management products, and has more than 30 years of pest management experience.

Dr. Faith Oi, Director of Pest Management University, University of Florida

Ant Management — Choosing the Right Formulation
Despite years of headline-grabbing attention by bed bugs and mosquitoes, ants seem to be the consistent No. 1 challenge for the pest control industry. The importance of choosing the right formulation based on species, surface and timing will determine success or failure. Dr. Oi will also introduce us to some invasive species heading our way.

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Dr. Faith Oi is the director of Pest Management University, a hands-on training facility, and the director of the Florida School IPM program. She conducts applied research with graduate students to solve industry problems.

Lou Sorkin, BCE, Forensic Entomologist Entsult Associates

Bed Bugs and Other Persistent, Irritating, Hard-to-Kill Pests
What makes bed bugs, miites, wood-infesting insects, ants, stored-product pests and some occasional invaders so difficult to control? Through case studies, we will explore biological information and environmental conditions that help make them so hard to manage.

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Lou Sorkin, BCE, has provided entomological expertise to homeowners, businesses, associations and institutions since 1978. He works extensively with pest management companies to implement integrated pest management programs for their clients.


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