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On Demand

NPMA on Demand is designed to provide you with expert advice and information on the industry and management issues you encounter daily.

Upcoming Schedule

Join us for a 5-part technical webinar series 'Back to the Basics', each webinar is one hour and costs $10 to attend as this series is an opportunity to get CEU credits without leaving your home or office. Credits have been approved in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DC, ID, MA, MD, MI, MS, MT, NC, NM, SC, TN, WV, and WY. Check back periodically for details on credit approvals for your state. 

Please note you will need to register for each webinar separately. 

 

Back to the Basics: PMPs as Protectors of Public Health
Friday, April 17 at 4:00 PM EST | REGISTER

Faith Oi, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Professional pest management is one of three key factors attributed to providing the quality of life enjoyed in the United States. That’s because PMPs control dangerous pests such as rodents, cockroaches and flies that contaminate our food, spread disease, and damage our structures. In this unconventional session, see how a typical day in the life of two PMP’s can make a lasting impact on their community. Additionally, this session will dive deep into the biology and behavior of many structure infesting pests including flies, rodents, cockroaches and bed bugs to gain a better understanding of the health risks they pose and what makes them so successful as invaders.

Back to the Basics: Controlling Cockroach Infestations
Friday, April 24 at 4:00 PM EST | REGISTER

Zach Devries, Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Not all cockroaches are the same. You need to understand their biology and habitat to determine whether they are multiplying indoors, outdoors, or a combination of both to choose an effective strategy. This webinar will cover the habits of some of the most common cockroaches you may encounter as well as the public health threat posed from cockroaches so that you can give your customers the best service and knowledge for proper protection.

Back to the Basics: Winning the War Against Wood Destroying Beetles
Friday, May 1 at 4:00 PM EST | REGISTER

Dan Suiter, Ph.D., University of Georgia, Griffin, GA
This webinar will help you determine which wood-destroying beetle you may be dealing with using proper identification and then the next steps to solve the issue. Can't find the culprit right away? Then be aware of the other signs of these pests by learning to identify both tell-tale damage and frass. Informative, real-world solutions using integrated pest management methods will be covered so that you can safely and effectively win the war against wood-destroying beetles.

Back to the Basics: Ant Control Through IPM
Friday, May 8 at 4:00 PM | REGISTER

Karen Vail, Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
To successfully manage pest ants, more than one management practice is needed. PMPs often take great pride in properly identifying an ant and selecting the pesticide best suited for the situation. However, correcting conducive conditions is often ignored. In this session, I’ll demonstrate how altering the landscape and making other environmental modifications can result in a long-lasting decline in odorous house ant populations around a home. You’ll also learn when it’s suitable to use a hand lens and smartphone to identify ants and when it’s not by listening to the pest ant case studies presented.

Back to the Basics: Don’t Slack on Stinging Insect Management
Friday, May 15 at 4:00 PM | REGISTER

Jody Green, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Get the practical information you need to properly identify common wasps and bees in and around structures. This webinar will teach you when to pull out your insecticides or when it's best to leave these busy creatures alone. Additionally, the speaker will cover proper PPE for the management of a variety of stinging insects as well as stewardship of pollinators when controlling stinging insects.

 

Recognizing Counterfeit Pesticides in Pest Control
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Mike Weyman, Ph.D., Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Royan Teter, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC; Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA
Counterfeit pesticides are illegal but oftentimes are extremely hard to spot because they are produced and packaged to look identical to legal products. However, the contents in the package are not accurate and may have less active ingredients than advertised or even have different ingredients that are cheaper or maybe more toxic. It’s important to be aware of these products to keep customers and the environment safe. This session will cover the signs of counterfeit products and how you can help protect your company from potentially using these harmful products.

Urban Fly Warfare: Long-term Solutions for Fly Control in Urban Environments
June 3, 2020
Jimmy Pitzer, Ph.D., California State University, Sacramento, CA
They may be small, but flies can lead to big problems if left unchecked. Not only can they multiply quickly, but many species can contaminate food and spread disease making them an important public health pest that must be eliminated quickly. Discover the latest advancements in fly management and learn about call-back cures that deliver long-term results in this informative session as a leading fly researcher takes a scientific approach to fly control.

A Twisted Tale: Rodenticides and Wildlife
September 2020
Niamh Quinn, Ph.D., University of California Cooperative Extension, Riverside, CA
Rodenticides have been under heavy scrutiny in recent years, with high profile media reports implicating rodenticides in the poisoning of wildlife in California and other locations. In response, researchers have begun investigating different aspects of rodenticide use to better understand how wildlife are becoming exposed. Learn about the latest findings, what they mean for the industry, and what efforts every PMP should make to protect future rodenticide use in the U.S.

Digital Misinformation: How to Sort Through All of the Bug Fake News
December 2020
Nancy Troyano, Ph.D., BCE, Rentokil Steritech, Reading, PA
Digital misinformation is becoming more prevalent with the widespread use of social media. At any given time, you may log onto Facebook or twitter and see "the invasive kissing bug", "miracle ant cures", or “homemade insect repellent”. There is a lot of information to sort through and it’s tough to figure out what is accurate or misleading. In this day and age especially, we need to remain vigilant and educated onhow to use social media responsibly for science and science communication. Learn how to determine what’s a tall tale and find reliable sources so that you can have accurate information to tell your customers the next time they come across an alarming, not-true story

 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for NPMA’s webinars! Email Shane Holt for details.

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If you have any questions or would like to offer suggestions for the NPMA on Demand series, please contact Rachel Dittman at rdittman@pestworld.org.