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Dr. Kyle Jordan, Ph.D., BCE

Global Product Development Manager


“New Product Innovations – The Research and Development Process”
A discussion on the requirements for the registration of modern pest control products – R&D timelines, efficacy and safety studies and risk assessment reports.


KICKER: Off the Cuff

HED: PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2014

The Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame was established in 1997 to recognize and thank those who’ve led the pest management industry to new heights. This year, four industry icons — Ed Bradbury, Gene Harrington, Don Reierson and Dempsey R. Sapp Sr. — join the ranks of 75 other PMP Hall of Famers. Though they need no introduction, here’s the Class of 2014:

Ed Bradbury founded Viking Termite & Pest Control in 1980 with his wife, Eileen, and has since grown it into one of largest and most respected pest control companies in North America — with more than 200 employees in five states. Bradbury is six-time president of the New Jersey Pest Management Association (NJPMA) and has been instrumental in creating educational programs for Rutgers University and helped develop new regulations with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Additionally, Bradbury has served on numerous National Pest Management Association (NPMA) committees, including as a board member as Region 1 Director. He’s also served as a board member for the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA).

In 1994, Gene Harrington responded to a job listing for a manager of government affairs position with the then-National Pest Control Association (now NPMA). Two decades later, he’s still with the association as vice president of government affairs. Using his Capitol Hill experience and knowledge of entomology, Harrington has spent his tenure with the organization affecting industry-related legislation and regulations. He’s helped develop and implement pest management public policy throughout the U.S., and played a key role in the defeat of legislation banning the use of pesticides on various federal properties in 2000. In 2009, Harrington helped create a workable measure affecting the treatment of pests on planes; it became law in 2012. Most recently, he spearheaded the passage of a 2014 law retaining the food uses for the fumigant sulfuryl fluoride.

Don Reierson veered from plans to teach high school science by taking a job as a student assistant to fellow Hall of Famer Dr. Walter Ebeling (Class of 2003). During his years in the graduate entomology program at the University of California-Los Angeles, Reierson studied mosquitoes and other insects.Now he conducts research for the industry on a part-time basis for the department of entomology, University of California-Riverside with his fellow Hall of Famer and friend of more than 30 years, Dr. Mike Rust (Class of 2007). Their research topics include urban insect pests, integrated pest management, insecticide resistance and field control strategies. Reierson has taken advantage of his academic position and years of expertise to serve as a mentor to next-generation researchers. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in zoology from UCLA and a master’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. (more…)

PurdueBookmark2La Universidad de Purdue está orgullosa de ser un líder en educación técnica para la industria del manejo de plagas. Durante casi 35 años, los cursos por cor- respondencia de Purdue sobre el manejo de plagas han sido el “entrenamiento de elección” para miles de profesionales en el manejo de plagas. Empresas de manejo de plagas nacionales e internacionales han adoptado diferentes cursos como entrenamiento estándar para sus empleados.

Esperamos que la versión en español del curso por correspondencia de La Intro- ducción al MIP (Manejo Integrado de Plagas) Urbanas e Industriales y el libro de texto sea un entrenamiento útil para profesionales hispanoparlantes sin tener que incurrir en gastos de viaje.

Este programa incorpora lo último en técnicas de manejo integrado de plagas, contienen asignaciones fáciles de leer, lecciones que se pueden completar a su propio ritmo y enviar por correo a la Universidad de Purdue para ser calificado. Después de completar sus lecciones, usted recibirá instrucciones para seleccionar una persona que administre y supervise el examen final. El administrador del examen enviará el examen a la Universidad de Purdue para ser corregido. Los estudiantes que aprueben el examen recibirán un certificado por a haber comple- tado el curso.

Where are you going to find the largest, most intense collection of Pest Industry Speakers in one place? You guessed right if you said the 2011 New York Pest Expo! There is nothing else like it.

This year the New York Pest Expo is welcoming Paul Bello of PJB Pest Managing Consulting.

Paul will present “Bed Bug Update: Technologies and Techniques.” Learn about the latest bed bug management techniques. A review of emerging bed bug control tools: Practical tips and tricks.


Fleas are making a comeback. This was recently noted in the PCT Magazine article “Trends of the Last Decade”. According to this article, flea treatments have been on the rise over the last several years.

Anyone who has a dog or cat has been advised by their veterinarian to use the various flea and tick treatments to ward off these nasty little buggers. However, it’s believed that the broad use of these repellents has helped these pests to build a resistance to them.