83rd Annual
Pest Management Conference

The Top Conference for Progressive Pest Management

January 7-9, 2019

Registration will open October 1, 2018



ABOUT

Statement of Purpose

The Purdue University Pest Management Conference is committed each year to providing the information needed for our industry to move forward. The use of new ideas and technologies promote innovative and environmentally sensitive approaches to pest management. The foundation for progressive pest management is built upon strong programs in continuing education and advanced training. Thus, the Purdue Conference has been designed by an Industry Planning Committee to assist you and your company in meeting these goals.

HISTORY
All it takes is an inquisitive entomologist!
– J.J. Davis, Purdue Entomology Department Head.

Add the friendship of the national leader of pest control professionals, Bill Buettner, NPMA’s executive director, and you have the formula for building an educational system on ideals and ethics. J.J. addressed the 1936 NPMA Annual Convention in Cleveland on industry educational goals, which laid the groundwork for the first Purdue University Conference in January 1937. Being the first educational conference for pest control professionals, attendance was expected to be 10 – 15; instead there were 78 registrations from 14 states. J.J. commented “Never have I found a group of persons more eager to aid themselves.” A conference has been held each year since, including 2014’s blizzard conference (with the university officially closed); the desire for an educational update could not be denied as more than 100 professionals organized their own program for a 3-day conference, snowed-in at Purdue’s Memorial Union.

The Purdue Conference has continued to grow, and evolve, as have conferences, workshops, and other educational meetings across the U.S., as well as many countries world-wide. These educational efforts have paved the way for a professional pest management industry, utilizing a spirit of cooperation to address issues, new technologies, and sound pest management practices for the protection of health, property, and food.  Within this context, the Purdue Conference will continue to be cutting edge.

SPONSORS

Coming this Fall

Congratulations to our survey drawing winner:
Peter Gianakas

In-House Planning Committee

GARY BENNETT

Center Coordinator & Conf. Chair

HOLLY FLETCHER-TIMMONS

Conference Manager

MAT DITTMANN

Graduate Student Assistant

KAITLIN FLOYD

Conference Coordinator

Industry Planning Committee

Carrie Campbell - CHAIR

Hatfield Pest Control
LaPorte, Indiana

Dale Baker

J.T. Eaton
Twinsburg, Ohio

Brad Harbison

PCT Magazine
Richfield, Ohio

Sarah Hughson

University of Illinois
Urbana, Illinois



Lee Humberg

USDA Aphis Wildlife Services
West Lafayette, Indiana



Rob Jackson

Jackson Pest Management
Leo, Indiana



Phil Nixon

University of Illinois, Department of Crop Sciences
Urbana, Illinois



Leo Reed

Office of the Indiana State Chemist
West Lafayette, Indiana





Cheri Janssen

Purdue Pesticide Programs
West Lafayette, Indiana





Sara Kantarovich McGuire

Smithereen
Niles, Illinois





Dini Miller

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Viginia





Dave Mueller

Insects Limited
Westfield, Indiana





Mark Vanderwerp

Rose Pest Solutions
Troy, Michigan



ATTENDEES

CCH/CEU Information
  • General Instructions
  • A CCH/CEU guide will be provided at the conference registration window.  This guide will include information on all states’ requirements to receive credits.  Keep in mind that different states have different rules and may require you attend the entire conference, specific talks or sessions, or complete separate paper forms.  There is also information pertaining to state’s requirements on the interactive map which will be updated as states approve the conference for credit beginning late October.  The map will be updated early each week with the latest approvals.  In preparation for the conference, it is suggested that you review your state(s)’s requirements as it may affect your schedule while you are in attendance at Purdue.  


  • Completion Certificates
  • A completion certificate can be printed for conference attendees who request one during or after the conference.  We will confirm your registration and attendance with our conference department before providing a certificate. If you would like a completion certificate please complete the form below.




  • Office of the Indiana State Chemist
  • Visit the Office of the Indiana State Chemist if you have questions about your license or other accredited workshops in the area.

    If you are from outside the state of Indiana and want to view the applicator categories as defined by the OISC, see the list here.

 

Registration
    REGISTER ONLINE (registration opens October 1.)


  • Register by phone at 1-866-515-0023

  • Download a copy of the general registration form (will be available Oct. 1)
    send via USPS to
    Purdue Conferences
    Stewart Center, Room 116
    128 Memorial Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

  • Checking in at the registration desk
  • When you arrive at Purdue, please park in the Grant Street Parking Garage (PGG on the map) and enter the Purdue Memorial Union which is just across from the parking garage on Grant Street.  Signs will direct you from the parking garage to the registration window in Stewart Center.

  • Purchase a pre-printed copy of the conference manual
  • There will be an option to order a printed copy during registration. Pre-ordered manuals will be available at the registration window.

  • Bar code scanning/CCH forms
  • The Purdue Pest Management Conference uses barcode scanning to track attendance during the conference.  In conjunction with this technology, we use a simple paper form for attendees to manually track the courses they have attended.  It is important for attendees to use both methods to insure they receive credit for the courses they attend.  The hard copy form is meant to serve as a record for attendees to track their own attendance and can be used in the event that errors occur during the bar code scanning process.

 

Travel

 

Lodging

 

Dining on Campus and surrounding area

 

Maps of Campus

 

Parking Maps

 

Maps of STEW & PMU


EXHIBITORS

Information
  • The exhibition is held in the Ballrooms of the Memorial Union. This year we will have exhibits open in the Exhibit Hall on Monday, January 7th from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.  This will be our Exhibit Reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar available.  Tuesday, January 8th, the exhibit hall will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Detailed information about the exhibition will be included in the conference registration materials that are distributed to each attendee when he or she checks in. 

    A reminder on the exhibitor registration procedure being used this year:  On Monday, January 7, 2019 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., all exhibitors must first report to the registration area, located in the east foyer of Stewart Center to pick up their credentials and passes for the exhibit area. Exhibitors may begin setting up in the Ballrooms at 10:00 a.m.  In order for your exhibit to be set-up for the Exhibition Reception on Monday, January 7th, we strongly suggest you plan your travel arrangements to arrive and complete registration by at least 4:00 p.m.  The exhibit area will close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  All exhibits must be removed before 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019.  

    2019 Exhibitor Brochure

    Download a copy of the exhibitor registration form


 

Registration
  • Registering online, over the phone and by mail
  • ONLINE EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION (will be available in October.)

  • Register by phone at 1-866-515-0023

  • Download a copy of the exhibitor registration form (will be available in October.)
    send via USPS to
    Purdue Conferences
    Stewart Center, Room 116
    128 Memorial Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907

  • Checking in at the registration desk
  • When you arrive at Purdue, please park in the Grant Street Parking Garage and enter the Purdue Memorial Union which is just across from the parking garage on Grant Street.  Signs will direct you from the parking garage to the registration window in Stewart Center. Be sure to arrive early so you can have your booth set up and ready by the time the exhibit hall opens at 10am. You will be permitted access to the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms at 8am on Monday. YOU MUST CHECK IN AT REGISTRATION BEFORE YOU WILL BE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE EXHIBIT HALL. All representatives must have a conference badge with an exhibitor ribbon to run the exhibit booths. If you are behind a booth without a ribbon, you will be asked to return to the registration window to register as an exhibitor.

  • Purchase a pre-printed copy of the conference manual
  • There will be an option to order a printed copy during registration. Pre-ordered manuals will be available at the registration window.

 

Travel

 

Lodging

 

Dining on Campus and surrounding area

 

Maps of Campus

 

Parking Maps

 

Maps of STEW & PMU

 

PROGRAM

  • Full Program
  • DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAM

    Monday, January 7
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    9:00 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
    East Foyer – Stewart Center (STEW)

    Monday, January 7 Mid-Day
    For Technicians ONLY (OPTIONAL) Loeb Playhouse Moderator: Dale Baker, J.T. Eaton


    10 am - 12 pmPi Chi Omega Presents: The Avengers of IPM & Why Techs are So Important
    Dini Miller; Virginia Tech, Arnold Ramsey; FMC & Mark Sheperdigian; Rose Pest Solutions
    Highlights the role of technicians in pest management including safety, importance of techs in protecting health, property and food.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 2 each in 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 & RT


    Monday, January 7 Afternoon
    General Session Loeb Playhouse Moderator: Gary Bennett


    1:00 pm – 1:30 pmOpening Ceremonies
    Gary Bennett; Purdue University

    1:30 pm – 3:00 pmGerman Cockroach: Assessment-Based Pest Management
    Dini Miller; Virginia Tech
    A new strategy in cockroach IPM - using bait placements based on population measurements.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1.5 each in 7A & RT

    3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Break - Please scan in at the end of break
    Loeb Foyer

    3:20 pm – 5:20 pm RODENT BLOCK
     Smile! You are on Candid Camera
    Claudia Reigel; City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board
    Smile, You Are on Candid Camera - using video and other electronics to measure rodent populations.

     New Technologies in Rodent Management
    Bobby Corrigan; RMC Consulting
    New Technologies in Rodent Management - new technologies to monitor and manage rodents - equipment, chemical, and non-chemical methods and materials.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 2 each in 7A & RT


    Monday, January 7 Evening
    Exhibit Reception Purdue Memorial Ballrooms


    5:30 pm – 8:30 pmExhibit Reception
    All conferees welcome.


    Tuesday, January 8
    _______________________________________________________

    7:30 am – 5:00 pmRegistration Open
    East Foyer – Stewart Center (STEW)


    Tuesday, January 8 Morning
    CONCURRENT WDO Session STEW 214 Moderator: TBD


    8:00 am – 9:00 amWDO: WDI, Inspections & Research
    Ed Freytag, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board
    New developments in monitoring and managing termites and other WDO.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7B, 12 & RT

    9:00 am – 9:20 amConcurrent Session Break
    Please scan in at the end of break.

    9:20 am – 10:20 amFuture of Termite Control
    Bob Davis; BASF
    There are new developments on the horizon in termite management. This talk will preview things to come.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7B, 12 & RT


    CONCURRENT Bed Bug Session Fowler Hall Moderator: TBD


    8:00 am – 9:00 amUsing Heat  
    Mark Sheperdigian; Rose Pest Solutions
    The latest tools and strategies in using heat to manage bed bugs.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT

    9:00 am – 9:20 amConcurrent Session Break
    Please scan in at the end of break.

    9:20 am – 10:20 amMaterials and Methods Update

    Gene White; Rentokil USA
    The latest chemical and non-chemical technologies for use in bed bug management and how to integrate these tools into effective programs.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT

    10:30 am – 2:00 pmExhibits Open
    Ballrooms – Purdue Memorial Union (PMU)

    Tuesday, January 8 Mid-Morning
    For Technicians ONLY (OPTIONAL) STEW 214 Moderator: TBD


    10:40 am – 11:40 amThe Insect Trifecta: Pests Sharing Space
    Jeff McGovern; The Resource Shop
    Conflicting pest problems and conflicting chemical labels - how to package progress.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT

    Tuesday, January 8 Afternoon
    For Technicians ONLY (OPTIONAL) STEW 214) Moderator: TBD


    12:45 pm – 1:45 pmBack to Basics with Safety
    Scott Robbins; Action Pest Control
    Developing programs that meet all the criteria for safety, that meet label requirements, and that meet IPM standards.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 & RT

    Tuesday, January 8 Afternoon
    CONCURRENT Technical Session STEW 214 Moderator: TBD


    2:00 pm – 3:00 pmAnt Update: Odorous House, Pavement & Carpenter Ants
    Mike Bentley; NPMA
    Ants continue as the #1 pest group. Update on behavior, biology, and management strategies.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A, 7B, 12 & RT

    3:00 pm – 3:20 pm

    Break - Please scan in at the end of break.
    STEW 202

    3:20 pm – 4:20pmDeath, Taxes and Flies
    Mark VanderWerp; Rose Pest Solutions
    Flies are a growing challenge. Tips and trends in monitoring and managing these pests.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT

    4:20 pm – 4:40 pm

    Break - Please scan in at the end of break.
    STEW 202

    4:40 pm – 5:40 pmIPM in Sensitive Government Accounts
    Kathy Heinsohn; American Pest
    Government buildings (including laboratories) involve a wide range of sensitive areas requiring specialized IPM services. Dr. Heinsohn will provide guidance of value to all PMPs.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT

    Tuesday, January 8 Afternoon
    CONCURRENT Food Pest Session Fowler Hall Moderator: TBD


    2:00 pm – 3:00 pmPICS Technology & Stored Product Pests
    Dieudonné Baributsa; Purdue University
    How the PICS technology works and its impacts across the globe. Implications of this technology for the future of stored product pest management.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT

    3:00 pm – 3:20 pm Break – Please scan in at the end of break.
    STEW 202

    3:20 pm – 4:20 pmFSMA
    Dominique Sauvage; Copesan
    New developments in food pest managment and how FSMA is impacting IPM.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A, 7D & RT

    4:20 pm – 4:40 pm Break – Please scan in at the end of break.
    STEW 202

    4:40 pm – 5:40 pmThe Dirty Dozen; Insects in Food Handling Areas
    Pat Kelley; Insects Limited
    The most important pests of food and their related IPM practices and procedures will be updated.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A, 7D & RT

    Tuesday, January 8 Evening
    Purdue Entomology Lab Tours
    meet 10 minutes before tour start time in STEW East Foyer
    Grzesiek Buczkowski, Ameya Gondhalekar, Gwen Pearson & Mike Scharf; Purdue University


    5:50 pm – 6:50 pm

    Sign-up at Room 107 or the Urban booth during the Exhibit Reception

     

    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Sign-up at Room 107 or the Urban booth during the Exhibit Reception

     



    Tuesday, January 8 Evening
    CONCURRENT Fumigation Session STEW 218 Moderator: TBD


    7:00 pm – 9:00 pmFumigation Update
    Sean Brantley: Emory Brantley & Sons
    New technologies, equipment, strategies and laws and regulations in fumigation will be discussed.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 2 each in 7D & RT



    Tuesday, January 8 Evening
    CONCURRENT Wildlife Session STEW 214 Moderator: TBD


    8:00 pm – 9:00 pmUrban Wildlife: A Growing Concern
    Jared Miller; VarmentGuard
    An ever-expanding area of IPM will be addressed, with the new products, equipment and practices being highlighted.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A & RT


    Wednesday, January 9  
    _______________________________________________________


    7:30 am – 10:30 pmRegistration Open
    East Foyer – Stewart Center (STEW)

    Wednesday, January 9 Morning
    General Session Loeb Playhouse Moderator: TBD


    8:00 am – 10:00 amGoing Green: Products & Practices to Meet Consumer Demands
    Darren Van Steenwyk, Clark Pest Control & Mike Bentley, NPMA
    Green products and methods including exclusion and natural products. What works and what doesn’t. How to structure IPM strategies and programs to meet consumer needs.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 2 each in 7A & RT

    10:00 am – 10:20 am Break - Please scan in at the end of break.
    Loeb Foyer

    10:20 am – 11:20 amRegulatory Update & Drones
    Dave Scott, Office of the Indiana State Chemist
    New issues and developments in the pesticide regulations arena and use of drones in IPM (including regs and guidelines for their use).
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 12 & RT

    Wednesday, January 9 Mid-morning
    North & South Ballrooms Purdue Memorial Union


    11:30 am – 1:00 pmAwards & Recognition Luncheon
    Master of Ceremonies: TBD

    Wednesday, January 9 Afternoon
    General Session Loeb Playhouse Moderator: TBD

    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Fresh from the Purdue Labs
    Grzesiek Buczkowski, Ameya Gondhalekar & Mike Scharf; Purdue University
    Research updates from the Urban Center Labs at Purdue, and how PMPs can put this information to use.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A, 7B & RT

    2:00 pm – 2:20 pm Break - Please scan in at the end of break.
    Loeb Foyer

    2:20 pm – 3:20 pmInsect ID
    Adam Salyer; Purdue University
    What you need to know and why you need to know it before implementing an IPM program.
    Indiana CCH Credits: 1 each in 7A, 7B, 8 & RT


  • 2019 Block Schedule

 

Speakers

Information about the 2019 speakers will be posted in the fall.




CONFERENCE EVENTS

  • Exhibition - The Exhibit Hall will be open Monday and Tuesday (hours TBD).  Pest Industry Vendors will be set up in the PMU ballrooms.  Stop by to learn about the latest in Pest Management Products.  Refreshments available.
  •  

  • Exhibition Reception - Monday evening the Exhibit Hall will host a reception which includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.  All attendees are welcome to attend.  Be sure to drop by and take this opportunity to meet our exhibitors and other members of the pest management industry.
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  • Luncheon - This short program will recognize attendee anniversaries and student scholarship winners.

    • Attendance Anniversaries and Awards – Long time conference attendees will be recognized with special awards given for 10 years, 25 years and 50 years of attendance. Recognized in 2018:

    • Bob Andrews (2017 and Mahsa Fardisi accepting their anniversary certificates at the 2018 Awards Luncheon.


    • 10-Year Awards

      Bob Andrews - 2017
      Mahsa Fardisi
      Kevin Gibson
      Brett Lee
      Charles McMahon



    • 25 Year Attendance

      Kevin Connelly
      David Edwards
      Ben Hicks
      Donnie Knight
      Phil Nixon
      Steve Smith

       


      Donnie Knight, Phil Nixon, David Edwards, and Kevin Connelly accepting their gifts and anniversary certificates at the 2018 Awards Luncheon.


    • Over 25-Year Recognition


    Mark

    Swihart

    26

    Tom

    Turpin

    26

    George

    Saxton

    28

    Dave

    Scott

    29

    Paul

    Petri

    29

    Tim

    Gibb

    30

    Pete

    Markham

    30

    Gene

    White

    30

    Tim

    Baietto

    31

    Lynn

    Frank

    31

    Mike

    Field

    32

    Kevin

    Puetz

    32

    Shep

    Sheperdigian

    32

    Bill

    Achramowicz

    33

    Steve

    Warren

    33

    Tim

    Kaforke

    34

    Jeff

    McGovern

    34

    Robert

    Golden

    35

    Joe

    Popham

    35

    Terry

    Rosenthal

    36

    Dale

    Fietzek

    37

    Ralph

    Hall

    37

    Lizbe

    Knote

    37

    Kim

    Mountain

    37

    John

    Vermillion

    38

    Mike

    Corbitt

    38

    Russ

    Ives

    39

    John

    Walton (Jr.)

    39

    Robert

    Corrigan

    41

    Dave

    Mueller

    43

    Carl

    Hinderer

    44

    Gary

    Bennett

    49

    Jim

    Haggerty

    55

    Chuck

    Haggerty

    55

    Robert

    Windler

    59



    • Scholarships - Over $50,000 in scholarships are awarded each year to graduate and undergraduate students in Purdue’s Entomology department.


    • Row 1: Julia Betz, April Grummer, Ziyan Jin, Hannah Quellhorst, Dr. Karen Plaut, Lauren Quatroche, Sohinee Bera, Samantha Hittson, Megan McCarty, Catherine (Caydee) Terrell, Brianna Pennell, Sudip Gaire, Dr. Linda Mason. Row 2: JoEllen McClain, Hannah Ritter, Ashari Zain, Trent Corby, Michael Clark, Zachery Wolfe, William (Andre) Le Van, Joel Johnson. Row 3: Daniel Edwards, Nicolas Cazzaniga, Dr. Stephen Cameron, Drew Wennmacher, Dayne Hill, Wenbo (Michael) Lee, William Austin, Mathew Dittmann, Michael Woodruff, Michael Crippen, Adam Salyer.


 

2018 Pest Conference Group Picture
student workers at exhibit reception
exhibit reception
Gondhalekar, Fardisi, & Mason
Turpin Luncheon
Mueller, Heiney & Yaninek
Cope, White, Bennett, & Robbins

Our Industrial Affiliates



Contact

Holly Fletcher-Timmons
765-494-5856
htimmons@purdue.edu

Department of Entomology
901 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Purdue Conferences: 866-515-0023

Speaker/Topic Suggestions & Inquiries

If you have a speaker or topic that you are interested in seeing at the Purdue Pest Management Conference, please share that information with us. We will include any suggestions in our presentation to the industry planning committee when we put together the conference program. All suggestions are considered.