Mosquito Basics

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023

CEU Credit Approved States: AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, IN, MI, MT, NC, NV, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN & TX.

Brief Webinar Description: One of the greatest defenses against mosquito-borne illnesses is you, the pest control professional. In this session, you will learn how to reduce clients’ exposure to mosquito bites. We will discuss inspection for breeding sites and treatment to control mosquitoes. You will also receive guidance for suggesting corrective actions as well as providing education to your customers to help combat mosquitoes.

Pesticide Resistance

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, January 24th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States: DE, FL, GA, NC, NJ & OH.

Brief Webinar Description:  In this webinar, we will discuss the meaning of resistance. Resistance can occur in several ways and we will explore how it happens. Then we will discuss resistance management for the PCO. Understanding the modes of action of pesticides is critical to resistance management and we will define and elaborate on many different modes of action. Following a discussion of what the EPA is doing to help with resistance issues, we will wrap up the conversation with suggestions on how biopesticides can help.

IPM for German Cockroach Control

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States: DC, DE, FL, GA, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC & TX.

Brief Webinar Description: This month’s webinar discusses IPM for German Cockroach Control and will focus on cockroach control in a commercial account. Managing your pest control service program in commercial kitchens can be both rewarding and/or a major headache based on the complex nature of these facilities. Problems arise because of the abundant resources that are found in these sensitive environments. The constant importation of goods into the facility opens the door to new infestations being introduced. Residual infestations can be difficult to eliminate due to the complexity of the account. You must also take into consideration the issue of insecticide resistance as your service program is implemented. These issues will be discussed as we visit a commercial kitchen during this month’s webinar.

IPM for Hotels

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, November 29th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States: DE, FL, GA, NJ, NM, NV, NY, PA & SC.

Brief Webinar Description:  Guests, hotel employees, and service deliveries will be the main vehicles that carry pests into a hotel. Pests may enter a hotel room from outside or from a neighboring infested room. Pests require food, harborage, water, and warmth to survive and may find all of these needs within a hotel room. Guest rooms share a network of plumbing, electrical, computer, and utility lines and cables. These lines travel both vertically and horizontally throughout the building and from room to room. You must think three-dimensionally when dealing with pest issues that may impact more than one room, area, floor, or even floors of rooms. Due to the sheer number of visitors to these facilities, you need to make sure your service frequency is in line with the potential for pest pressures. You must also understand the design of the facility to determine where pests may spread. Early detection and prompt, effective action is critical to prevent bed bugs from becoming established in a multiple-unit complex. Once established, bed bugs are among the most difficult and expensive pests to control. Success demands aggressive action and perseverance in tracking down and eliminating every last bug. In this webinar, we will explore the IPM methods for controlling this pest in a sensitive and busy environment.

Occasional Invaders

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States: FL, GA, NJ, NM, NV, PA & TX.

Brief Webinar Description: This month we will talk about Occasional Invaders and their control. Control is important to prevent the spread of disease, bites and stings, property damage, bad aesthetics, property contamination, and liability. The program will review the reasons for the attraction of Occasional Invaders into a structure and the reasons for proper perimeter control measures. We will review many of the key pests classified as Occasional Invaders and discuss treatment options. The key to control is recognizing conducive conditions and being able to reduce access to their entry points into a structure. The webinar will include special considerations that involve the selection of the right product for the environment and structure, and conclude with methods for treating by using correct volumes based on the formulation of choice.

Bed Bugs in Multi-Unit Housing

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States: DE, FL, GA, NJ, NM, NV, PA, SC, TX & WV.

Brief Webinar Description:  Multi-Family or Multi-Unit Housing can be a very lucrative aspect of your pest control business. Housing authorities award pest management contracts annually – so regular recurring revenue for treating their facilities provide you with stability, cash flow, and a great referral to grow in that market segment. This webinar will discuss how you can focus on multi-unit housing as a business and grow your company.

IPM for Schools

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States:  AZ, CT, DE, FL, GA, KY, NJ, NM, PA, SC & TN

Brief Webinar Description:  This webinar will explore all facets of a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program designed specifically for school environments. This discussion will touch on topics including decision making, program planning, and implementation, prevention, control methods, as well as chemical and organic options.

Bed Bug IPM

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States:  AZ, DC, DE, FL, GA, MD, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA & SC.

Brief Webinar Description:  Bed bug resurgence is a critical matter. This program will explore bed bug habits, the identification of bed bugs, their biology and life cycle, and their behavior. The discussion will pertain to inspecting for bed bugs, preparations for service, non-chemical control tactics, and chemical controls.

IPM for Healthcare Facilities

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States:   GA, NM, PA, SC & TX.

Brief Webinar Description: Pest control in healthcare settings brings a wide range of issues and limitations. This webinar discusses integrated pest management programs, communication methods, and the importance of reporting.

Ant Biology & Control

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

CEU Credit Approved States:  FL, GA, NM, PA & SC.

Brief Webinar Description: This webinar will focus on how ant colonies develop. We will discuss ants’ social behaviors and how they can help identify the pest ant species. Common species will be viewed with behavioral keys. Inspection tactics and control measures will be explored.