Posts Tagged ‘Pest Management Professional’


Greg Baumann, VP Technical Services & Regulatory Affairs, Nisus Corp.

Smart Pest Management in Retail Food Accounts
Restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and other retail food accounts all have different needs and expectations. Every account is different when it comes to operation, hours and objectives. Understanding the special needs and challenges of each account is key to success. Learn how to develop sound pest management programs focused on these type of establishments.

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Greg Baumann is the vice president of technical services and regulatory affairs at Nisus Corp. For sixteen years, Baumann was with the National Pest Management Association and was instrumental in the development of NPMA Standards for Pest Management in Food Plants.


John Murphy, Northeast District Sales Manager, Liphatech

Rodent Control — Let’s Get Serious
We will review common misconceptions when it comes to rodent control. How do we use the rodent’s behavior to our advantage, and how do we best deploy the tools available to us? Serious rodent control includes inspection, trapping and rodenticides.

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John Murphy is the northeast district sales manager for Liphatech, a position he’s held for 20 years. He has spent over 35 years working in the urban pest management industry. He once owned and operated commercial service companies, as well as a pesticide distribution firm.


Lou Sorkin, BCE, Forensic Entomologist Entsult Associates

The Wonders of Complete Metamorphosis
Complete metamorphosis in insects is all about dramatic transformations in appearance. This year, Lou Sorkin, a New York Pest Expo veteran, will speak on the marvels of holometabola, one type of metamorphosis exhibited by insects. After learning all about these insects and their metamorphosis cycles, Sorkin promises to have live insects to view at the presentation and maybe even some insects to taste!

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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.


Dr. Nicky Gallagher, Technical Services Manager, Syngenta Professional Products

What Makes Ticks Tick?
With a steady increase in the incidence and spread of tick-borne diseases, the pest control industry must know how to manage a tick problem. Tick control can be an excellent add-on service for your business. This presentation will discuss the importance of tick identification, tick-borne diseases and tools available for tick management.

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Dr. Nicky Gallagher serves as the Technical Services Manager for the Midwest and Northeast Professional Pest Management market at Syngenta Professional Products. She maintains responsibility for all phases of field testing and technical support within her region and coordinates numerous research programs with university researchers.


Dr. Stanton Cope, VP of Technical Products & Services, Atlantic Paste and Glue – Catchmaster

Pest Control & the Protection of Health and Property — Partners for the Good of All
For his first year at the New York Pest Expo, Dr. Stan Cope will share an in-depth look at all the different ways pest control can benefit public health. Including from a medical, environmental, economic and psychological standpoint. According to Cope, many PMP’s have dealt with situations involving delusory parasitosis, which is when a person mistakenly feels that they or their surroundings are somehow infested with insects.

The Future of Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
It’s time for mosquitoes by the numbers. PMP’s must understand how mosquitoes harm us and be aware our ability to control them. After reviewing the impact of Zika in 2015-2016, Cope will discuss all of the factors that come together for a disease outbreak to occur. Can we predict future outbreaks? What are the future threats? There are other major viruses already out there, which Cope says will eventually make their way to the U.S.

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Dr. Stanton E. Cope, Jr., PhD, is currently the vice president of technical products and services for Atlantic Paste and Glue – Catchmaster. He has also authored over 80 publications and has delivered over 100 presentations at scientific meetings.

Event Details
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel
2117 Route 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Admission: $150.00 (By Nov. 2);
Late Registration: $200.00 (After Nov. 2)
Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktail Hour and Parking included. Payment is Final.

The Pest Management Career Training Course

career Course

This course can be used for:

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York

New York recertification credits

Apprenticeship training for new employees

Category-specific credits for Applicators wishing to add more categories

Category-specific credits for license upgrade

Recertification for Associate Certified Entomologist status

Students must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course. (more…)

Elevate AndyLiphatech’s recent Elevate Rodent Control Effectiveness live event/webinar was a hit with pest management professionals. John Murphy, Liphatech Northeast District Sales Manager, and Ted Bruesch, Liphatech Technical Support Manager, presented to a standing room only crowd at a Gillette Stadium suite in Foxboro, MA while being broadcast live to over an additional 200 people. Attendees learned that using the right bait is important, but a quality, comprehensive inspection is also necessary. Other topics in the webinar included real life experiences, helpful tools to be used in the inspection process, four types of rodent resistance and strategies for rodent control. PMPs were also told to watch for new Liphatech products coming this summer.

Highlights from the day and a recording of the webinar are available at here.

Jermaine “Wiggy” Wiggins, former tight end for the New England Patriots, added a lively start and finish to the presentation. Stories of his football days entertained the crowd, including his instrumental role in winning Super Bowl XXXVI. He announced the day’s prize winners:

  • A Patriots price pack valued at over $200 for the event attendees went to Don Rivard, Rivard’s Resources: IPM
  • A $100 gift card to a webinar attendee was won by Vance Walker, McCauley ServicesAttendees to the Gillette Stadium event were also treated to a stadium tour, hors d’oeuvres and a networking happy hour. Liphatech donated $25 to a charity chosen by each event and webinar attendee. A total of $7,500 was donated as follows:

As was stressed in the presentation, successful rodent control requires someone that isn’t afraid to get dirty to solve problems. PMPs often need to get down on their hands and knees in tight, dirty spaces. Liphatech wants to see your post-rodent control job photos that required you get dirty. Send your photo to before 6/1/2016. The best photo (which should include a Liphatech product) received by that date will get a Stinger rechargeable flashlight valued at $100.

Charlie Passantino, Liphatech Pest Management Division Director, summed up the event, “Battling rodent problems was addressed in a fun, informative manner today. The message remains – the added steps and sometimes hard, dirty work necessary to attack a rodent problem in the most effective manner is worth your time. Thanks to everyone who attended!”

For more information about Liphatech products and services, visit or call 888-331-7900.


This years New York Pest Expo was held at the George Washington Bridge Doubletree Hotel in Fort Lee, N.J. and (in case you didn’t know already) our theme was: Honoring Women in Pest Management.

The ballroom was standing room only as we hosted almost 600 attendees who were anxious to hear from all 6 of our outstanding presenters: Dr. Nicola Gallagher, Dr. Faith Oi, Dr. Susan C. Jones, Dr. Cisse W. Spragins, Dr. Dini M. Miller, and Lou Sorkin (the only dude, but what’s an Expo without him). (more…)

PMP’s Gone Wild! 

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Thursday, May 28, 2015, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bug Off Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave (164-165 St.)


PMPs are looking for ways to grow their businesses with fresh ideas that will increase their top and bottom lines. Lately, we are seeing a greater demand for wildlife management, especially in urban areas like New York City. As a result, wildlife control has now become the number one add-on service to existing pest control operations. The meeting agenda will cover licensing requirements. Participants will learn how to trap, transport and dispose of the major animals: squirrels, raccoons, skunks, opossums, moles, bats, snakes, etc. There will also be a demonstration of the latest tools for trapping, handling and personal protection. (more…)