Western Maryland Recertification Training


October 31, 2017



Residence Inn
5230 Westview Drive
Frederick MD 21703

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7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, Hot Breakfast & Opening Remarks

Breakfast sponsored by

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  
 Have We Made Progress in Bed Bug Treatment Strategies Now That It’s 2017?

Barry Pitkoff, Allergy Technologies  
Attend this session for an overview of bed bug history and to discover how bed bugs are changing the landscape of the pest control industry.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Fall Invaders

John Bradford, Univar Environmental Services
In this session, you will learn which pests to target as we move into the Fall season and which techniques and products will help control these pests.

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.  
Refreshment Break

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Situational Termite Treatments: A Guide to Overcoming the Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Ugly

Michael Bentley, Ph.D. National Pest Management Association
Decades of research and expertise have shaped how the pest management industry controls termites today. However, despite the amount of termite work done over the years, unexpected treatment challenges still arise that can stump even the most veteran PMP. This session provides an overview of the most challenging situations faced when treating termites and provides an opportunity to discuss your options for overcoming challenges uyou fafce on the job every day.  

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
A Comprehensive RPM Approach to Rodent Control

Brian Hensel, Bell Laboratories
Learn about Bell Laboratories' program on commensal rodent control including identification, inspection, baiting & trapping, and more.


Learn About the Speakers

John Bradford / Univar Environmental Sciences
Technical Sales Representative for Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia responsible for educating and training PMP’s on the use of products and equipment available through our vast distribution network. Over 25 years of experience in the pest management industry working in sales, training and operations capacities for both national and local companies in the Washington DC Metropolitan area.

Barry Pitkoff / Allergy Technologies
Barry Pitkoff currently serves Allergy Technologies as their East Coast Sales Specialist supporting accounts from Maine to DC. Before coming on board with Allergy Technologies he worked for Rentokil as a Commercial Sales Representative in the Philadelphia Region, primarily specializing in bed bug related work. His extensive bed bug experience combined with his MS in Counseling Psychology  gives him a unique perspective and understanding  from both the pest control professional’s and customer’s point of view.

Brian Hensel / Bell Laboratories
Brian Hensel currently serves Bell Laboratories as a Technical Representative for the Mid-Atlantic US. He has presented educational and practical rodent control programs implementing the latest IPM practices in the Eastern part of the U.S. Instructed PMP’s on proper methods of integrating rodent control tools into a successful and comprehensive Rodent Control Program. Has provided technical expertise in assisting PMP’s to develop Rodent Control Programs in several situations, including urban and rural areas where IPM practices assure the best solution in sensitive areas.

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October 24-27, 2017

Western Maryland Recertification Training
October 31, 2017

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November 16, 2017

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