Schedule of Events

Rodent Control Virtual Conference

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Welcome Remarks
General Session
Dan  Moreland
Speaker Dan Moreland Publisher PCT Magazine View Bio

11:10 AM – 11:25 AM

Rein in Rampant Rat Reproduction & Watch Your Growth Rate Rise
General Session
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Take a moment to think about the most troublesome rat infestation you’ve ever faced. You know, the one where you threw everything at it but got nowhere. You could knock the numbers down, but you couldn’t keep them down for long. Why? Because rats are known to breed themselves out of trouble. Just one pair of breeding rats can lead to 15,000 descendants in a single year. So, what do you do? You restrict their ability to reproduce and repopulate.

ContraPest® is the first and only EPA-approved rat contraceptive. It’s birth control for rats. Really! By adding ContraPest to your IPM program, you could get rat infestations under control even for your most difficult accounts. The key is to target both the birth rate and the death rate. If the death rate is greater than the birth rate, rat population control can be achieved for the long term. You’re already an expert in controlling the death rate. Now, ContraPest can help you control the birth rate, so rats can get it on without getting out of control.

Sharon Dinges
Speaker Sharon Dinges Product / Project Manager Senestech View Bio

11:25 AM – 12:00 PM

Rodent Control: A State of the Market
General Session
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.
Dan  Moreland
Speaker Dan Moreland Publisher PCT Magazine View Bio

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Using VLINK Technology at Commercial Facilities
General Session
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With all the remote options available, how should PMPs choose the right system for them? We will share success stories and how VLINK devices can be deployed as part of a IPM program to provide a better rodent management plan for customers in a way that makes “cents and dollars” for PMPs.
Mark Ebner
Speaker Mark Ebner Account Manager VLINK Pest Network Woodstream Corporation View Bio

12:15 PM – 01:15 PM

Real-World Rodent Control: What PMPs Can Learn from City-Wide Rodent Programs
General Session
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.
Dr. Claudia Riegel
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
General Session
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Trapping for rodents can be a very time consuming task. iQ smart rodent sensing traps takes some of the busy work out of the job, providing valuable knowledge at accounts. This information gives PMPs proof of when and where rodents are going, allowing them to make smart decisions on where to do inspections, placement of traps, what recommendations to make to the customer, and where to do exclusion. With this advanced technology, rodent control becomes predictive instead of reactive, meaning PMPs never have to check an empty trap again.
Patrick Lynch
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?
General Session
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.
Dr. Robert Corrigan
Speaker Dr. Robert Corrigan President RMC Pest Management Consulting View Bio

02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

Grow Your Business With the ActiveSense® system
General Session
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With 24/7 remote pest activity monitoring, the ActiveSense® system enables pest management professionals to keep a step ahead of pests through real-time activity alerts. But the value this technology provides goes far beyond saving you from checking empty traps and stations. Learn how ActiveSense is helping Kevin Thorn, president of Thorn Pest Solutions, grow his business by enhancing his company’s service and selling approach, while allowing him to bid more competitively on new work.
Kevin Thorn
Speaker Kevin Thorn President Thorn Pest Solutions View Bio

02:45 PM – 03:45 PM

Roof Rats: Lessons from the Field
General Session
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.
Efrain Velasco
Speaker Efrain Velasco Technical Director Lloyd Pest & Termite Control View Bio

03:45 PM – 04:00 PM

Sponsor Presentation
General Session
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Casey Prewitt
Speaker Casey Prewitt National Sales Manager, Professional Pest Neogen View Bio

04:00 PM – 04:15 PM

Introducing Rodent Recon – Revolutionary Electronic Trap Monitoring Solution
General Session
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Rodent Recon solves the remote trap monitoring problem with a cost-effective, easy to deploy solution that enables Technicians to focus on higher value customer interactions and IPM activities. Rodent Recon consists of a hub and sensor network that communicates rodent activity through a cellular connection to a Smartphone app or by email or SMS message.

  • Can work with any of your bait stations or traps
  • Simple to use – technicians can deploy with minimal training and no on-site support
  • Cost-effective enough for deployment even at the residential level
  • Reduces requirement to access difficult trap locations – only need to when notified
  • Provides data for identifying hotspot areas of activity

Rodent Recon:

  • Utilizes battery-powered hubs and sensors that can operate for 1 year+
  • Has an integrated cellular connection so no need for Wi-Fi or Bluetooth
  • Can operate as a stand-alone system or integrate into your business software systems

Rodent Recon has been developed by the same people who launched the NWCOA award-wining Skyhawk Kiwi for wildlife trap monitoring. The Kiwi, with thousands of deployments over the last two years, has helped small and medium-sized trapping companies grow. Leveraging this success, and working with Pest Management experts, we are excited to introduce you to Rodent Recon!

No Wi-Fi. No Power. No Problem.®

Andrea Harshman
Speaker Andrea Harshman Manager of North America Sales Skyhawk View Bio

04:15 PM – 04:30 PM

Closing Comments
General Session