PROGRAM

INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY. 2023 details will be available in September.


86th Annual Purdue University

Pest Management Conference

Week of January 10th, 2022

The Leading Conference for Innovative IPM

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*Presentations will be live-streamed.

All virtual content is available to Live Event Attendees. See the Virtual Event program for four (4) additional presentations.

**Pre-recorded presentations will be launched at times listed and will be followed by a live Q&A session.

All virtual presentations will remain available for on demand viewing and credit through Friday, January 21st 5:00pm, 2022

Monday, January 10, 2022


8:00 am - 10:00 am




8:00 am - 9:00 am





9:00 am - 10:00 am
CONCURRENT 8:00 am – 10:00 am Business Round Tables Sponsored by IPMA Various topics will be covered in this 2-hour session with rotating discussion groups.

What a New Tech Needs to Know About Bed Bugs* Changlu Wang, Rutger’s University Biology, behavior, and control for bed bugs; everything a new tech should know when dealing with these pests.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A & RT


Insect ID Gallery Open Adam Salyer, US Navy Center for Entomological Excellence & Mat Dittmann, Purdue University An interactive exhibit where attendees will move through microscope stations that feature various insects.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7B, 8 & RT

10:30 am – 11:00 am Opening Ceremonies and 2021 Review* Carrie Campbell, Hatfield Pest Control & Mark VanderWerp, Rose Pest Solutions
11:00 am – 12:00 pm IPM & The Public Health Connection* Allison Allen, NPMA What makes a great PMP and the future of IPM. Why IPM continues to be import¬ant including changes over the past 24 months.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 8 & RT

1:30 pm launch Most Important Things to Teach an Applicator** Jeff McGovern, The Resource Shop This talk will cover introductory topics that all applicators in the field should know including PPE, mixing, measuring, reading labels, etc.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8 & RT

1:15 pm – 3:15 pm Building Out Pest: Plumbing Problems Mark Sheperdigian, Rose Pest Solutions; Galvin Murphy, Yankee Pest & Reid Ipser, Nisus Covering cockroaches, rodents and flies in sewers and plumbing lines. Troubleshooting, pest movement, techniques and more.

Indiana CCHs: 2 each in 7A & RT

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Fly-By for Exhibitors Jeff McGovern, The Resource Shop New products and technologies will be introduced in a series of short presentations by registered conference exhibitors.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 12 & RT

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


8:00 am – 9:00 am





8:00 am – 9:00 am
CONCURRENT 8:00 am – 9:00 am Ladder Safety* Brian Bothast, OSHA How to perform roof work safely including an overview of best practices and OSHA requirements.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 12 & RT


Post Pandemic Business Lessons Pete Schopen, Schopen Pest Solutions What we have learned from the pandemic as well as creating a vision, mission and culture statements in our businesses.
9:00 am – 10:00 am Understanding Label Language Mike Scharf, University of Florida Explaining the process pesticides go through and how that translates into label language.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 12 & RT

10:00 am launch Turf and Structural Pest Control** Doug Richmond, Purdue University Nuisance turf invaders that move into structures.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A & RT

10:30 am – 12:00 pm Insect ID Gallery Open Adam Salyer, US Navy Center for Entomological Excellence & Mat Dittmann, Purdue University An interactive exhibit where attendees will move through microscope stations that feature various insects.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7B, 8 & RT

12:00 pm launch Invasive Vertebrate Pests of the Southeast U.S.** Chuck Bargeron, University of Georgia A look at current invasive pests in the southeast, including identification, control and case studies.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A & RT


2:00 pm – 3:00 pm





2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CONCURRENT 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Carpenter Bees* Mark VanderWerp, Rose Pest Solutions Biology and control strategies for managing these wood destroying pests.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7B, 12 & RT


Fumigation: EPA and Label Changes Jeremy Jackson, Douglas Products Vikane label changes.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7D & RT


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm





3:00 pm – 4:00 pm






4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
CONCURRENT 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm WDO Beetles & Borers Reid Ipser, Nisus A look at the different species of wood destroying borers and beetles including biology and control methods.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7B, 12 & RT


Fumigation: Safety & Alternates* Ed Hosoda, Cardinal Professional Products Proper use of fumigants and applicator protection; alternative fumigation strategies including CO2, temperature, inert gas and more.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7D & RT



Smith Lab Tour 1
Smith Lab Tour 2

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

8:00 am – 9:00 am Regulatory Update* Office of the Indiana State Chemist State and federal updates with a focus on impending rule changes that must be done to come into compliance with the new federal C&T rule.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 12 & RT

9:00 am – 10:00 am Solutions to Rodent Resistance Bobby Corrigan, RMC Consulting This topic will provide solutions to rodent pesticide resistance as well as behavioral characteristics that lead to bait avoidance.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7D & RT


10:15 – 11:15 am





10:15 – 11:15 am
CONCURRENT 10:15 am – 11:15 am IPM Partnerships in Audited Accounts Dan Collins, Rose Acre Farms; Judi Lazaro, AIB & Meaghan Meyer, CraftMark Bakery Panel discussion on how to achieve better audits through a look at the relationships between PMPs, auditors and clients.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A & RT


Chipmunks and Other Backyard Rodents* Jared Miller, Varment Guard Safety, damage and cleanup for management of chipmunks and other rodents (shrews, voles, etc.)

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7D & RT


11:15 am – 12:15 pm





11:15 am – 12:15 pm
CONCURRENT 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Mating Disruption & Pheromones* Tom Mueller & Ethan Estabrook, Insects Limited Strategies for managing food plant pest using various methods including remote monitoring.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 7D & RT


Odorous House Ants Karen Vail, University of Tennessee An update on these top pests, with a focus on control methods including an interactive activity.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A & RT

1:00 pm launch Stinging Insects** Kathy Heinsohn, American Pest Top tips on stinging insect management including identification, PPE, equipment, service and pollinators.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A & RT

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Vectors including Mosquito Control for Residences Gene White, Rentokil An update on top vectors in the US and a look at mosquito control for residences.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 7A, 8 & RT

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Pesticides 101* Mike Scharf, University of Florida Formulations including mode of action.

Indiana CCHs: 1 each in 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7A, 7B, 7D, 8, 12 & RT

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