Anatomy of an insect ID
As an essential part of IPM, correct insect ID establishes the base upon which all-successive pest management decisions are made. Poor ID, poor pest management!
Given the increasing liability of "getting the insect ID wrong,” it is important that the species is correctly identified through a "reasonable degree of industry standard of practice or standard of care." In some cases, getting it wrong may get you sued!
In this program attendees will learn about specimen chain of custody or insect preservation, and a basic entomological approach to ID. Never risk your reputation on a poor method of ID resulting in an incorrect ID.
Dr. Stuart Mitchell, Technical Director, PestWest USA LLC
Education: BS Physics, BS Forensic Psychology, Master of Public Health, PhD Entomology, PhD Zoology, PhD Biology, PhD Naturopathic Medicine, PhD Complimentary & Alternative Health Care, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Board Certified Physician, Veterinarian, Psychologist and others, including Board Certified Entomologist (Medical, Veterinary, Urban, Industrial)
Experience: Served the pest management industry since 1982, a technical specialist, technical director, consultant, expert-witness, columnist, author, lecturer, speaker, technical director for NPMA, and ESA-BCE Director in 2009
Contact: Dr. Stuart Mitchell
PestWest USA LLC