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For PMPs ready to rise above the rest:
6 lessons to learn at the New York Pest Expo

bug offSince its inaugural event in 2003, The New York Pest Expo has grown in influence and scope to become one of the most significant events in pest management. Each edition continues to draw more attendees and exhibitors than ever before.

New York Pest ExpoToday, the expo has become a true celebration of leading professionals enjoying a day of food, gifts, prizes, exhibits, training and special offers. It serves as a showcase of some of the most notable figures in pest management, and exhibits feature major product manufacturers and business support providers.

The 15th Anniversary Edition of the New York Pest Expo is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. This year, six of the foremost experts in the pest management industry will lead educational sessions on topics ranging from new ways to approach rodent control to understanding product formulations.

Catch an early preview of these sessions by reading on or following one of the links below.

Pesticide Families, Modes of Action and Overcoming Resistance

Presented by Dr. Reid Ipser of Nisus Corp.

What is insecticide resistance and how does it impact our industry and the pest management professional (PMP)?

Reid Ipser

Dr. Reid Ipser

Resistance is a change in the response of a pest population that is reflected in the repeated failure of a product to achieve an expected level of control. Hence, resistance is repeated failure, which equates to callbacks, resulting in loss of revenue.

Service managers may recognize this as an onset of increased chemical use. One initial response is to repeat treatments more frequently with the same materials and use patterns. This behavior is called the “pesticide treadmill,” in which the technician treads — or applies product — down the same path, invariably compounding the resistance issue. However, there are now tools available that can guide one to use proper products with a proper use pattern.

The Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) is one of those tools. IRAC has resistance management strategies for pest insects such as bed bugs, house flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches. In order to understand how to effectively apply relevant products, taking time to learn these strategies will decrease resistance and callbacks — and increase customer retention and revenue.

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. 

Filth Flies in the Commercial Arena

Presented by David Nardolilli, BCE, of BASF Corp.

There are many important factors to consider when aiming to prevent and correct filth fly infestations in commercial facilities.

David Nardolilli

David Nardolilli, BCE

Nardolilli will discuss biology and proper identification of both small and large filth flies. Once you identify your target, you can perform detailed inspections to uncover the conditions conducive to the breeding sites of various filth fly species.

Attendees will learn to create a comprehensive fly control program incorporating the components needed to monitor, treat and control these nuisance and disease carrying pests. Additionally, those in attendance will learn proactive measures that keep customers in control of their facilities.

Attendees also will learn how to increase revenue for their business while providing a valuable and important service to customers using these important tools:

  1. Monitoring for flies.
  2. Treatment of resting areas.
  3. Knockdown of existing fly infestations.
  4. Proper drain maintenance.
  5. Strategic placement of insect light traps (ILTs).

The presentation will close with an overview of how your business can effectively communicate and sell the value of a fly control program to your customer. By breaking up the service into components, customers will understand that a fly program is more than simply installing an ILT.

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.

Ant Management — Choosing the Right Formulation

Presented by Dr. Faith Oi of University of Florida

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.

Faith Oi

Dr. Faith Oi

Why?

  1. Ants can range in size from approximately 1/16 of an inch to 0.5 in.
  2. Territories of ants can span a continent as is the case of super-colonies (think Argentine ants).
  3. Colonies can range in number from 100s to millions or more.

Oftentimes, our customers describe their problems as “little black ants” or “sugar ants” that are “everywhere!” — which is not generally helpful to PMPs tasked with solving the problem. In addition to the inherent challenge of dealing with a pest that shifts and moves like an amoeba, there are a plethora products that contain “ants” on the label.

How is a PMP with good intentions to know which one to pick? What is the PMP’s strategy?

Knowing biology and behavior, as well as understanding how products work separately and in combination are of critical importance. It all starts with understanding product formulations.

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.

Rodent Control — Inside and Out

Presented by James Rodriguez, ACE, of J.T. Eaton & Co.

James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez, ACE

Rodents continue to be very problematic, and the challenges they present are growing throughout the country, especially in large cities. We can blame this influx of rodents on a variety of factors: changing weather patterns, stressors in breeding cycles or the ban of second-generation anticoagulants, among others.

No matter the exact cause, the situation is not improving. Generation after generation of exterminators could be battling the same rodent families in the same cities with little luck of elimination, so, who’s winning the battle?

The goal of Rodriguez’s talk is to challenge conventional thinking and explore different ways the professional exterminator views rodent control, all in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

Attendees will explore the challenges of endangered species and why these challenges are important to our industry’s future. They also will explore some of the devices now being used for inspection, locating rodent hot spots and discuss safety — not only for technicians, but for customers — taking integrated pest management to the next level.

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.

Cockroach Control — A Reality Check

Presented by Dean Stanbridge of Direct Line Sales

Are you still waiting for the silver bullet? Do you jump at every new product to hit the market? When was the last time you felt your cockroach accounts were in great shape?

Dean Stanbridge

Dean Stanbridge

Our industry is driven by time, so we’re constantly trying to find ways to augment “at account” time while also maintaining control. This can be difficult in commercial accounts, including food courts, multi-tenant buildings and other high density environments. After 35 years of working on the “front line” of commercial pest management, little has changed in PMPs’ daily challenges. They’re still working in dirty, cluttered accounts with tight budgets.

The real challenge isn’t what we’ve done in the past, but what we need to do in the future. A client’s time and financial constraints won’t be relieved. No “improved” product is going to make a difference. Our brain has always been the most important item in our PMP toolbox. It’s paramount that we perform good investigations, choose the right product(s) and communicate control strategies to our client. Our future success will rely on us being better investigators and managers.

Strategic use of time and judicious use of products is our future. The goal of this presentation is to conduct a “reality check” in order to improve!

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.

Bed Bugs and Other Persistent, Irritating, Hard-to-Kill Pests

Presented by Lou Sorkin, BCE, of Entsult Associates

Bed bug infestations that start out small can easily increase to high numbers if all harborage areas have not been located. Is it something you’re missing? Is it a neighbor issue? Is the reservoir population next door, on another floor or somewhere else?

Lou Sorkin

Lou Sorkin, BCE

It’s important to speak with your client to understand the patterns of their everyday life. Are bed bugs being reintroduced after treatments? Continued bites? Skin lesions? Psychosomatic issues? There can multiple etiologies.

Pets? Could fleas and mites be the problem? Dermestid/carpet beetle issues? Stored product pests and other associated insects and mites? Investigations may require use of other tools such as canine detection or a fresh set of eyes.

Cockroaches, flies, beetles, moths and other pests can baffle the investigator. Correct identification is important and knowledge of their natural history and biology aid you in locating breeding sites. This session will enhance your knowledge about those multi-legged animals with exoskeletons. Sorkin also will review a few specific tools and equipment that will aid in your investigations.

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.

Attend the 2017 New York Pest Expo

The 2017 New York Pest Expo is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT, Friday, Nov. 10, at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel. The New York Pest Expo serves as a showcase of some of the most notable figures in pest management and exhibits feature major product manufacturers and business support providers. The expo continues to thrive because it is always fresh and energized — a true celebration among friends!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and elevate your professionalism.

Our deepest thanks to Pest Management Professional Magazine for this advertorial.

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Crossfire Aerosol. Kills all life stages of bed bugs. Kills on contact. Residual lasts up to 4 weeks. Contains synergized clothianidin and metofluthrin. May be applied on mattresses. Buy 4, get an additional one free. While supplies last. $20.00 each or $210.00 per case of 12.

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The 2016 “Young Guns Edition” of the New York Pest Expo will showcase some of the most notable rising stars in our industry. This celebration will feature lectures by Dr. Susan Thompson on New Product Innovations, Dr. Grzegorz Buczkowski on Building a Better Mousetrap, Dr. Jamel Sandidge on The Science of Green, Dr. Freder Medina, BCE on Understanding Ant Behavior, Dr. Kurt Vandock on Zika and General Mosquito Control and Dr. Matt Frye on Fleas and Bed Bugs. The Expo, which has grown into one of the most significant events in pest management, will be presented on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. It will be held at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lee, NJ. This great venue will allow for free parking and special room rates. Attendees can view exhibits and discuss product features with major manufacturers and business support providers and take advantage of great promotions and discounted pricing on supplies and equipment. In addition to breakfast, lunch, gifts, prizes, recertification training, exhibits and special offers, admission will also include an open-bar reception at the end of the program. Admission is $150.00 (by October 29); late registration is $200.00 (after October 29).
For complete information on the 2016 New York Pest Expo and to register online click here. You may also call 212-781-2304 or email andy@bugoffpccenter.com.

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Here’s your invitation for the 2015 New York Pest Expo: Honoring Women In Pest Management. This years event promises to be bigger and better than ever!

 Don’t Miss the Most Important 1-Day Event in Pest Management

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Upcoming Training Programs

Sleep With Confidence – Latest Bed Bug Innovations

Featuring:   Eve Pappas, Allergy Technologies

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The Pest Management Career Training Course

Get your career in pest management started right with this course which allows you to sit for the New York state licensing exam.
PCOs can take individual sessions for recertification credits.
Course starts this Saturday
, July 11, 2015

The cost for the full course is
$598.00.

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

Click here for complete information and to register online

 

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Sleep With Confidence – Latest Bed Bug Innovations

Featuring:   Eve Pappas, Allergy Technologies

 BedBug Innovations

 

Come join us for lunch and refreshments. Afterwards, we’ll present an advanced training program on bed bugs and their control. Learn about their biology and habits in light of new research; we will review detection and treatment survey results; and we will evaluate chemical, non-chemical and mechanical product performance. In the second part of the program, we will learn about Dr. Susan Jones’ published study in the Journal of Medical Entomology on the effectiveness of permethrin-impregnated mattress liners. Attendees will also have the opportunity to try out assessment tools hands-on. Take advantage of some special one-day-only promos. Don’t miss out!

 

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:00 Noon to 4:30 pm

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

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Cost: $35.00 (lunch and refreshments included)

Payment is final. No Registration at the door.

 

NYS DEC Credits: 7A: 3.0,  8: 3.0

Click here for complete information and to register online

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Join us on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at amazing Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, for an evening of education and relaxation. A recertification rodent workshop will be presented by Lipha Tech’s John Murphy in Citi’s state-of-the-art Auditorium. After the Seminar, we’ll watch the Mets play the Marlins in our own exclusive Part City Deck zone. Enjoy UNLIMITED peanuts, Cracker Jacks, chips, pretzels, hot dogs, burgers, chicken tenders, soft drinks, cookies and BEER! Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet and greet your colleagues on this memorable night. There will also be gifts, prizes and unique discounts and promos. Space is limited. Register now so you don’t miss out.

 

Cost:     $150.00      Deadline: September 9, 2015     No registration at the door!

Credits: 3 each for 7A, 7F and 8

Click here for complete information and to register online

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Tandem insecticide @ $98.00 per quart.

Broad-spectrum microencapsulate contains a combination of thiamethoxam (neonicotinoid) and lambda cyhalothrin (pyrethroid).

OK for food areas and for bed bugs. Not for outdoor use in New York state.

Clean-out rate of 1.1oz per gallon produces 29 finished gallons. 

 

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It’s National Bed Bug Week. What are you doing to make a difference? Might we suggest our Professional Workshop: The Future of Bed Bug Management this Thursday, April 25.

Jeff McGovern and Dr. Jeffrey Brown will be discussing alternative bed bug management techniques. Learn standards for assessment, monitoring and evaluation; master mechanical control options such as vacuuming, steaming and encasement; add effective 25b-exempt and other “green” products to your arsenal; and finally, learn all about the Cryonite System for freezing insects to death. You’ll have a chance to try out the system in the hands-on portion of the event. Don’t miss this great opportunity to be on the cutting edge. inAttend our Bed Bug Workshop April 25th and learn more about this amazing tool, the Cryonite System. cryonite ad2acryonite ad2bcryonite ad2c


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