Schedule

Rodent Control Virtual Conference

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM

Welcome Remarks
General Session
Brad  Harbison
Speaker Brad Harbison Lead News Editor PCT Media Group View Bio

11:10 AM – 11:25 AM

Sponsor Presentation 1
General Session

11:25 AM – 12:25 PM

Equipment Lay Downs vs. Assessment and Execution for Quality Rodent Control Services.
General Session
What is expected of us when we are hired to solve rodent infestations? Rodents are complex mammals that become established in complex urban environments. Rodent control equipment is an important component in our arsenal towards providing expedient and sustainable control services. But equipment can't perform unless we first perform quality assessments of the sources, breeding areas and the rodent colony's favorite pathways from their nests to the food or water sources. Pest pros execute effectively based on assessment not on linear lay-downs of baits and/or traps.
Dr. Robert Corrigan
Speaker Dr. Robert Corrigan President RMC Pest Management Consulting View Bio

12:25 PM – 12:40 PM

Sponsor Presentation 2
General Session

12:40 PM – 01:40 PM

Trapping, Baiting and the Use of New Technology
General Session
Join rodent control specialist Timmy Madere for an insider's look at what is working (and not working) to control rodents in one of the nation's most high-pressure rodent areas. The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent & Termite Control Board used the time during the initial stages of the COVID lockdown to observe rats in the French Quarter area. Madere will discuss some of the changes in behavior he’s observed and he will share other experiences.
Timmy Madere
Speaker Timmy Madere Pest Control Specialist New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board View Bio

01:40 PM – 01:55 PM

Sponsor Session 3
General Session

02:00 PM – 02:15 PM

Sponsor Session 4
General Session

02:15 PM – 03:15 PM

Monitoring Rodents in Complex Indoor Environments
General Session
Monitoring for rodents in complex environments like multi-family housing environments requires planning and diligence. In this session, Shannon Sked will review rodent spatial distribution in multifamily buildings and its implications for improved rodent monitoring. Dr. Sked will discuss building-wide monitoring aspects that are effective (and those that are not); spatial distribution, risks of infestations by distance; and remote monitoring, effectiveness of detection.

03:15 PM – 03:30 PM

Sponsor Presentation 5
General Session

03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

On the Frontlines: A PMP’s Experiences Managing Heavy Rodent Infestations
General Session
Rodent control in major metropolitan areas is filled with challenges and opportunities. Cities, especially older ones like Boston that have a lot of buildings that have structural issues, provide rodents everything they need to survive and thrive. Add COVID-19 has brought about its own set of rodent control challenges. PMPs who are successful in such environments have developed and executed a comprehensive rodent control plan. In this session, learn how Galvin Murphy, Jr., partner, Yankee Pest Control, Malden, Mass., and his team are finding success controlling rodents with a program heavily focused on inspection, exclusion and the use of multiple products.

04:30 PM

Closing Comments
General Session