Schedule of Events

Rodent Control Virtual Conference

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

11:30 AM – 11:50 AM EST
Rodent Control: A State of the Market Report
PCT Publisher Dan Moreland provides an overview of the rapidly changing rodent control marketplace, highlighting data from various industry studies, including the 2019 PCT State of the Rodent Market report. In this informative session, Moreland will identify some of the key trends that are making the rodent control market such an exciting area to invest in for a growing number of PMPs interested in expanding their service offerings and enhancing their bottom line.

11:50 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - Catchmaster
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12:00 PM – 12:10 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - Bell Laboratories
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12:10 PM – 1:00 PM EST
Understanding Rodent Behavior: How to Think Like a Rodent
Renowned rodent expert Dr. Bobby Corrigan, author of the definitive book Rodent Control: A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals, will share his insights about the biology and behavior of rodents. Topics covered in this informative keynote session include rodent explorations, harborage selection and feeding behavior, as well as “clues” to rodent activity and effective control strategies in complex urban environments. As someone who has observed rodent behavior in “real-world” settings for more than three decades, Corrigan understands how PMPs can leverage the biology and behavior of rodents to their advantage when designing a multi-faceted control program.

1:10 PM – 1:20 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - Bayer
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1:20 PM – 2:10 PM EST
Practical Tips for Eliminating Trap-Shy Rodents
Rodents are inquisitive creatures. So, when new objects like traps are placed in their environment, they are naturally curious about these devices. Yet, there is considerable variation in the behavior or rodents around traps. While some rodents readily interact with new objects, others may bypass traps in their territories. Learn how to improve your chances of eliminating trap-shy rodents in your accounts in this informative session from one of the leading rodent control experts in North America, Timmy Madere, a pest control specialist with the New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board.

2:20 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - ActiveSense Systems
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2:30 PM – 2:40 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - Xcluder
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2:40 PM – 3:30 PM EST
Lessons from a Lifetime of Rodent Control & Trends in Urban Rat Ecology
Few PMPs in the industry have as broad-based experience in so many pest control industry disciplines as Mike Deutsch, Technical Director of Arrow Exterminating, Inc., Lynbrook, N.Y. In this eagerly anticipated session, the veteran PMP will discuss a wide array of rodent-related topics including pheromones as a recruitment tool for rats; site surveillance; pre-baiting and trapping; trends in urban rat ecology; and practical rodent control tips learned during a lifetime of providing pest control services in urban environments.

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - Syngenta
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3:40 PM – 4:30 PM EST
Understanding the Disease Potential of Urban Rodents…And Why It’s Important to Communicate the Threat to Customers
Rodent pests affect people in a variety of ways, from causing structural damage and contaminating food, to spreading disease. To reduce human-rodent interactions requires knowledge of rodent behavior and biology. In this informative educational session, Matt Frye, a Community IPM Extension Area Educator for the State of New York, shares insights about the role of rodents in disease transmission. By their very nature, rodents make excellent “vehicles” for harboring and rapidly transporting diseases, so it’s important for PMPs to be able to effectively articulate the very real threat posed by rodents to their customers.

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM EST
Sponsor Presentation - Neogen
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4:40 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Conference Wrap-Up