Schedule of Events
Rodent Virtual Conference
11:00 AM – 11:10 AM
11:25 AM – 12:00 PM
Rodent Control: A State of the Market
PCT Publisher Dan Moreland provides an overview of the rapidly changing rodent control marketplace, highlighting data from various industry studies, including the 2021 PCT State of the Rodent Market report. In this informative session, Moreland will identify some of the key trends that are making the rodent market such an exciting area to invest for a growing number of PMPs interested in expanding their service offerings and enhancing their bottom line.
12:15 PM – 01:15 PM
Real-World Rodent Control: What PMPs Can Learn from City-Wide Rodent Programs
Because of New Orleans’ aging infrastructure, low-country location, warm climate and dynamic entertainment scene, rodents are a constant and inevitable presence in this cosmopolitan city that attracts tourists from around the globe. Tasked with managing the “Crescent City’s” area-wide rodent program is Dr. Claudia Riegel, director of the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board. Learn how rodent control efforts in one of America’s great cities apply to your town – and your business – from one of the most respected names in the structural pest control industry, a pest management professional with impeccable academic credentials who understands the challenges of controlling rodents in complex urban environments.
Speaker Dr. Claudia Riegel Director City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, New Orleans, La. View Bio
01:15 PM – 01:30 PM
TRAPPING WITH iQ - Sponsored by Bell Labs
Speaker Patrick Lynch Senior VP of Sales Bell Laboratories, Inc. View Bio
01:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Rodent Psychology 101: Why Do Rodents Behave the Way They Do?
Renowned rodent expert Bobby Corrigan, author of the definitive book Rodent Control: A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals, will share “real-world” insights about rodent behavior, and why it’s so critical to understand when implementing a rodent control program. As one of the industry’s most respected industry consultants, Corrigan has worked closely with leading pest control companies and global brands to develop control programs and treatment protocols that have stood the test of time, while meeting the ever-changing demands of clients and the regulatory community. You won’t want to miss the “Master Class” on rodent behavior from one of the world’s leading rodent control experts.
Speaker Dr. Robert Corrigan President RMC Pest Management Consulting View Bio
02:45 PM – 03:45 PM
Roof Rats: Lessons from the Field
Roof rats have long been a problem on the West Coast, but this highly adaptable pest is expanding its range, creating new challenges for PMPs unfamiliar with the biology, behavior, and control of Rattus rattus. Fortunately, attendees of PCT’s Virtual Rodent Conference will have an opportunity to learn the latest insights about this challenging pest from one of the country’s leading technical directors who has battled roof rats for many years, developing effective rodent control strategies in both residential and commercial accounts.
Speaker Efrain Velasco Technical Director Lloyd Pest & Termite Control View Bio
03:45 PM – 04:00 PM
Speaker Casey Prewitt National Sales Manager, Professional Pest Neogen View Bio
04:15 PM – 04:30 PM