Mosquito Biology & IPM

Date: Tuesday, January 30th, 2024

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

States Approved for CEU Credit: AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT & WV. Other states are currently being added.

Who should attend: Pest Management Professionals, Management & Maintenance.

Webinar Description:

Mosquitoes are the most important insect pests affecting the health and wellbeing of humans and domestic animals worldwide. Several key mosquito species cause a variety of health problems due to their ability to transfer (vector) viruses and other disease-causing pathogens, some of which are life-threatening. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) provides the most effective strategy to battle this insect pest. This webinar will give an overview of mosquito biology, the most significant mosquito vectors and disease threats, and discuss the integrated pest management strategies to reduce mosquito populations.

Insecticide Resistance in Bed Bugs

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

States Approved for CEU Credit: AZ, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IN, KY, MD, MI, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN. Other states are currently being added.

Who Should Attend: Pest Management Professionals, Management, and Maintenance.

Webinar Description:

This webinar will discuss the pesticide resistance and how the resistance is developed among a pest population. It will use bed bugs as an example to talk about several resistance mechanisms in detail and how we can use this information for resistance management. The discussion will pertain to an integrated approach for management of bed bugs, including non-chemical control tactics and chemical controls.

Occasional Fall Invaders

Date: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

States Approved for CEU Credit: AZ, GA, FL, KY, MD, MI, MT, NJ, NM, OK, PA, TN. Other states are currently being added.

Who Should Attend: Pest Management Professionals, Management and Maintenance.

Webinar Description:

Fall invaders are coming! As temperatures start cooling and the weather changes, fall pests are headed for structures. They are looking for a nice warm, safe spot to spend the winter months. Although these pests won’t cause any structural damage, customers do not want them in their spaces. Some companies think it’s too late to have any effect on these, but in this season, you will learn some of the tips to make treatments more effective and customers happier. Join us to find out how to change your perspective on occasional fall invaders.

Mosquito Control- How to Maximize your Performance

Date: Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

States Approved for CEU Credit: AZ, PA, NV, NM, MI, FL & DC . Other states are currently being added.

Who Should Attend: Pest Management Professionals, Management, and Maintenance.

Webinar Description:

Mosquitoes are not just an annoyance, they can potentially transmit many diseases that can be harmful, even fatal to people. Controlling mosquitoes isn’t an easy job though. The adults are flying and resting on vegetation while the immature stages are in water sources. This webinar will look at different methods of control, the benefits and drawbacks, and best practices. We will talk about green products and how to make those as effective as possible to provide a great customer experience therefore maximize PMP job performance.

Mosquito Awareness For a Healthy Environment

Webinar Held on: Tuesday, April 25th, 2023

CEU Credit Approved States: AZ, DE, FL, GA, NM, MI & PA. 

Brief Webinar Description: As the Pest Control Professional you can help homeowners and commercial clients reduce their exposure to mosquito bites by conducting thorough inspections of their properties for breeding sites, treating to control mosquitoes, or suggesting corrective actions. Educating your customer about mosquitoes is a vital role that you play in the overall reduction effort. Knowing the biology and life cycle of the pest is important to setting up your program for defense. This webinar guides you through the basics with pointers for improving your customer’s awareness of the overall problem and how you can work as a team to achieve great mosquito reduction.

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.