Interstate Pest Management Conference

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Date

January 31 - February 1, 2018

 

Location

Maritime Institute
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum, MD 21090

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This program has been approved for credits in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

 

Agenda

7:30  -  8:00

Registration and Coffee

Morning Session

 8:00  -  8:30

Welcome to the 2018 Interstate Pest Management Conference and Introduction of Exhibitors
Julio Gonzolez, Secretary, Maryland Pest Control Association

 8:30  -  10:00

State of the Union Address: Rodent Control 2018
Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D., Urban Rodentologist

10:00 - 10:30 Refreshments on the Main Concourse
10:30 - 11:15 Safety in the Workplace

Richard Spigler, FMC Corporation

11:15 - 12:00 Regulatory Updates

Veronica Johnson - Maryland Department of Agriculture
Alvin Harris  - District of Columbia
Ryan Rutherford   - Virginia Department of Agriculture

12:00 -  1:00 MITAGS Luncheon Buffet
1:00 -  5:00 Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
 1:00 -  1:50

Stinging Insects
Heather King, Target Specialty Products

Wildlife in Urban Areas
George W. Rambo

Cockroach Resistance
Kevin Connally, Bayer Environnmental Science

QualityPro
Allison Allen, BCE, QualityPro

Right of Way - Modern Herbicides Used in Right of Way
Todd Hagenbuch, Arborchem Products

Commodity Fumigation Options
Marty Morgan, Douglas Products

1:55 -  2:45

Mosquito-Borne Disease and Control
Nicola T. Gallagher, Ph.D., Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Pest Ant Species in the North East
Richard D. Kramer, Ph.D., LTC (USA retired)

Bed Bugs
Mark F. Feldlaufer, Ph.D.

Tick Management
James Butler

Understanding Wood Destroying Pest
Kevin Ulrich, BCE

2:45 -  3:10 Coffee Break on Main Concourse
 3:10 -  4:00

Stinging Insects
Heather King, Target Specialty Products

Wildlife in Urban Areas
George W. Rambo

Cockroach Resistance
Kevin Connally, Bayer Environnmental Science

QualityPro
Allison Allen, BCE, QualityPro

Right of Way - Modern Herbicides Used in Right of Way
Todd Hagenbuch, Arborchem Products

Fumigation Planning
Robert Verrico, Western Fumigation

4:05 -  4:55 

Mosquito-Borne Disease and Control
Nicola T. Gallagher, Ph.D., Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Pest Ant Species in the North East
Richard D. Kramer, Ph.D., LTC (USA retired)

Bed Bugs
Mark F. Feldlaufer, Ph.D.

Tick Management
James Butler

Understanding Wood Destroying Pest
Kevin Ulrich, BCE

4:55 Pick up Certificates of Attendance on Main Concourse
   

 

 

                                                                  

 

Learn About the Speakers

Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D.
Bobby Corrigan has been active in urban pest management for over 25 years.  He consults for several of the largest corporations in the USA and several of the USA’s largest city governments designing rat control programs as well as working in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and Canada.

Bobby ran a pest management route in NYC for three years full time doing while saving money for college.  After graduate school, Bobby become a member of the Purdue University Entomology Department for 16 years as a teacher and researcher.

Dr. Corrigan has published over 160 technical publications in urban pest management and has authored or co-authored four textbooks and chapters in pest control including: The Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations (2010); Food Plant Sanitation (2003); The Handbook of Pest Control (2011); and Rodent Pest Management (2001).

In 2005, he was awarded EPA’s IPM Award for his novel approaches to urban IPM and food safety. In 2008, he was inducted into the Pest Management Hall of Fame.  In 2011, Dr. Corrigan received The City of New York’s Distinguished Service Award for Innovative Research addressing the control of rodents in New York City.  In 2016, he was the recipient of the prestigious Cornell University IPM Award for excellence in Urban IPM.

Bobby has appeared in Time Magazine; the CBS Sunday Monday Show; has blogged about city rats for the New York Times, has interviewed several times for NPR and PBS and has made multiple appearances for the Discovery Channel. In 2016, he appeared in the Morgan Spurlock movie: Rats (Netflix) and the New Yorker magazine. His current work is scheduled to appear in the National Geographic magazine in 2018.

Bobby holds an A.A.S degree in pest control (SUNY); a B.S (urban pest control) from Purdue University, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in rodent control also from Purdue. 

Richard D. Spigler II, BCE 
Richard is a 17 year veteran of the pest industry. He holds a BS in Biology from Loyola College and a MS in Entomology from the University of Nebraska and has been a BCE since 2004. He has held service, technical and management positions with companies at the top, middle and bottom of the top 100 list. In these positions he has trained over 500 new hires while at one company, created training programs to achieve QualityPro certification for another and has developed and facilitated many training programs. He is currently the Market Specialist, Professional Pest Segment for FMC Agricultural Solutions. He covers the Northeast U.S., from Maine to Virginia.

Richard has presented at a variety of industry meetings and in front of students from Kindergarten to High School. He has also been a college instructor of an upper-level biology course on Urban Entomology. He enjoys the challenges the pest industry presents on a daily basis and getting others interested in insects and their control.

Veronica Johnson
Veronica Johnson is an entomologist with the Pesticide Regulation Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture.

Alvin Harris 
Alvin Harris is an entomologist  with the Hazardous Materials/Pesticides Branch, District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment. 

Ryan Rutherford
Ryan Rutherford is an investigator with the Office of Pesticide Services, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Nicola T. Gallagher, Ph.D., Syngenta Professional Pest Management
Dr. Nicky Gallagher joined Syngenta Professional Products in 2012 and serves as the Technical Services Manager for the Midwest and Northeast Professional Pest Management market. Dr. Gallagher has a strong background in urban entomology with over 15 years’ experience. Dr. Gallagher’s former positions include a Staff Research Associate position in the entomology department at The Ohio State University and as a Development and Technical representative for DuPont Professional Pest.  Dr. Gallagher maintains responsibility for all phases of field testing and technical support within her region and coordinates numerous research programs with university researchers and cooperators. Dr. Gallagher holds a B.S. from the College of Mount Saint Joseph (Cincinnati, Ohio), along with an M.S. and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio).

Heather King, Target Specialty Products
Heather recently joined Target Specialty Products as the Technical Training and Support Specialist for the East Coast.  She has worked in the Pest Management Industry for 11+ years mainly in the training capacity.  She is a Board Certified Entomologist and holds Certifications in Pest Control, Wood Destroying Organisms, Mosquito, and Turf and Ornamental.  She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences and is an avid Clemson football fan.  She currently lives in Watkinsville GA with her two children, Grace (13) and Aiden (7).

Richard D. Kramer, Ph.D., LTC (USA retired)
Richard D. Kramer, Ph.D., is the CEO and Lead Entomologist of Innovative Pest Management, Inc., a full service pest management company headquartered in Brookeville, MD and operating from Beltsville, MD.  He served in the US Army for 22 years as a medical entomologist.  He was the Technical Director for the National Pest Management Association for five years. In 2004 he started his own company with his son, Josh, and in 13 years they have grown that company to be in the Top 110 based on revenue and employ 47 persons.

He recently completed rewriting the fourth edition of PCT’s Technician’s Handbook - A Guide to Insect Identification and Management published October 2012.

Dr. Kramer received his BS in Agriculture, MS in veterinary entomology, and his Ph.D. in urban entomology from the University of Florida.  He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and a Board Certified Entomologist in Urban and General Entomology.  He has resided in Maryland for the past 30 years. 

Dr. Kramer has served as an expert witness in numerous lawsuits involving WDIs, personal injury and bed bugs.  He has provided pest management training both nationally and internationally.

George W. Rambo
George W Rambo started his career in 1974 as an Entomologist at the Maryland Department of Agriculture, he attended the University of Maryland and Purdue University. George spent time working with the NPMA as the Director or Research, Education and Technical Resources. He has a degree in Biological Sciences, Plant Pathology/Biochemistry and holds a Post Doctorate. George has been active in his Pest Management Consulting Business for over 20 years. He is also a former owner of a Wildlife/Pest Control business.

Kevin Connally
Kevin Connally is Mid-Atlantic US Area Sales Manager for Bayer Environmental Science, calling on Pest Management firms from Virginia to New Jersey. In his current role, he is responsible for the sales of Bayer’s Professional Pest Management line of products, the supervision of the distributors of Bayer products, and for the training of pest control technicians in their safe and effective use.

A native of upstate New York, Kevin returned to Virginia in July 1998 after having completed his graduate studies at the University of Virginia in 1980. He first joined the pest control industry in 1985 with Orkin in New York and New England, learning the business as a route technician, termite technician, and sales inspector. He was quickly promoted to sales and service manager positions, and became Branch Manager of two different branch offices in the Northeast. He also assumed duties as Regional Trainer for new technicians and inspectors.

Mark F. Feldlaufer
Mark Feldlaufer received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis. He conducted his postdoctoral research in insect physiology and natural products chemistry at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, and subsequently joined USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in 1982. His research initially focused on sterol metabolism in insects, followed by the study of honey bee parasites and pests. For the past nine years, Dr. Feldlaufer has devoted his research effort toward mitigating the impact of bed bugs. 

Allison Allen, Executive Director, QualityPro
Allison Allen is the Executive Director of QualityPro for the National Pest Management Association. QualityPro is the largest accreditation program for companies in the pest management industry and includes the QualityPro Food Safety, QualityPro Schools, and GreenPro service certifications. In her previous role, she developed and ran the StopPests in Housing Program for the Northeastern IPM Center at Cornell University.

Outside of Cornell, she has also worked for the NYC Department of Health, Modern Pest Services, BedBug Central, and the National Center for Healthy Housing. Allie is a board certified entomologist with degrees in teaching and entomology and is an active member of the Entomological Society of America and Pi Chi Omega.

James Butler
James Butler completed both a Bachelor’s (2002) and Master’s (2004) degree in Entomology from Texas A&M University.  His Masters research involved predicting secondary pest outbreaks in Texas cotton during boll weevil eradication.  He spent one year teaching in Baltimore City and completed a Master’s Degree in Education from Johns Hopkins University (2008).  James worked as a pest control technician in the Baltimore/Washington area from 2005-2009.  Noted accounts included Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Smithsonian Institute where he conducted strict IPM programs.

James began working as a Medical Entomologist for the US Army Public Health Command in 2009 where he writes installation pest management plans, conducts pest management program reviews, and conducts entomological training of preventive medicine personnel across a 22 state region.  James has conducted numerous quick response pest management and vector-borne disease surveillance consultations.  In addition, he serves on the Knowledge Management, and Installation Advisory Committees of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board, and has been involved in several inter-agency working groups focused on vector-borne disease. 

Mr. Butler serves as a voting board member of the Maryland State Pest Control Association, where he serves to protect the interests of the pest management community. 

Todd Hagenbuch
Todd Hagenbuch Is a Vegetation Management Specialist/Sales Manager for Arborchem Products.

Todd works with Contractors, DOT's, Utilities, and Foresty applicators all over the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West. Providing technical advice and consulting on weed and brush management. Todd has over 22 years of Vegetation Management experience

Kevin Ulrich
Dr. Kevin Ulrich is a Board Certified Entomologist and industry expert.  In his current role as Entomologist for Capitol Pest, Bethesda, MD, Dr. Ulrich is responsible for product selection, protocol development, and technical training.

Dr. Ulrich earned his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Following service in the US Air Force, Dr. Ulrich completed his PhD research at the University of Maryland in College Park where he investigated the alarm-defense system of bed bugs. While completing his degree, he researched new product chemistries at the USDA’s Invasive Insect Bio-control Laboratory in Beltsville, Maryland.

Marty Morgan
Marty Morgan is employed by Douglas Products as a Business Development Manager for fumigation products. He has 27 years of prior experience as Field Sales Specialist for DowAgroSciences in fumigation, pest control, agriculture, turf and ornamental. Marty is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S in Agriculture.

Robert Verrico, Training Officer, Western Fumigation
Bob has worked for Western Pest Services / Fumigation from 1987 to present. He has been a Service Supervisor for pest control and fumigation divisions for 30 years. He handles Western Fumigation’s compliance with USDOT (CDL Compliance, Security Plans and Alcohol and Controlled Substance Policies), USOSHA (Ladder, Lift Truck and Respirator Policies) and State Certified Applicator regulations (Initial and Recertification). He is responsible for technician training in the areas of IPM, applicator safety, worker safety, pesticide documentation and regulations and laws regarding all types of pesticides, including fumigants. Bob is currently licensed in CT, DE, MD, MA, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA and VT. He is also a New York Certified Course Instructor for fumigation.

 

Questions?

For additional information, contact Karen Frome at karen.frome@target-specialty.com.

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