What: Master Tech Bed bugs
When: October 13, 2021, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
Where: Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Calhoun Family Investment Center, 436 Calhoun St., Richmond, VA 23220
Recertification Credits: Credits have been applied for in categories 7A, 10, 8, and 60 in Virginia, Maryland, DC, North Carolina and West Virginia.

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Dr. Dini Miller, Eddie Connor, and David Moore will provide participants with hands-on experience in setting up and understanding the nuances of the most novel and important bed bug control methods. The first part of the workshop will discuss the basics of bed bug biology and behavior. It will also provide an overview of the current monitoring, prevention and control methods used for controlling populations of different sizes.


Your company may not use heat treatments or fumigation for bed bugs, but customers have heard of these methods, and they may even have bed bugs in their cars! You need to know how to address your customer’s questions, and how to successfully address bed bugs in cars. Therefore the second half of the day will focus on whole-home heat treatments, and what it takes to fumigate vehicles, and chambers filled with personal items that cannot be treated with insecticides.

Seats are limited to 25 people, so please register early to guarantee your seat.

Event Date 10-13-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-13-2021 5:15 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 7

What: Master Tech Occasional Invaders
When: October 14, 2021, 8:00 am - 5:15 pm
Where: Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority Calhoun Family Investment Center, 436 Calhoun St., Richmond, VA 23220
Recertification Credits: Credits have been applied for in categories 7A, 8, and 60 in Virginia, Maryland, DC, North Carolina and West Virginia.

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Dr. Dini Miller will be leading this training program with her laboratory members, Morgan Wilson (a former wildlife removal technician), and Dakotah Todd. This workshop will walk the technician through the identification, biology, and management of a diverse group of arthropods (and wildlife invaders) that like to enter homes. This group of pests will include mayflies, centipedes, crickets, beetles, stink bugs, bat bugs and other invading arthropods. Morgan Wilson will discuss the issues associated with wildlife entering homes, and what to do when they are found living in the attic. Learn why these animals and arthropods want to come inside and how to curtail their invasion. I mean, who wants an invasion of brown marmorated stink bugs year after year?

Seats are limited to 20 registrants, so register early.

 

Event Date 10-14-2021
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 15

What: In-Person VDACS Testing
When: October 14, 2021 - exact testing times will be assigned 1 week prior to event
Where: Location to be determined
Cost: Free! VPMA is covering the cost for both VPMA Members and Non-members in an effort to get as many technicians tested as possible during this time when DMV appointments are hard to come by.

VPMA and the Central Pest Management Association have coordinated this in-person VDACS proctored testing opportunity since DMV appointments are still difficult to secure.

If you hold an authorization to test letter, register for this event now. We want to accomodate as many people as we can during this event and need to ensure the space we have aquired will meet the need.

On the testing day every person will need to bring their Letter of Authorization, a photo ID and #2 pencils. A calculator is a good idea too. Cell phones are not permitted in the testing room.

Event Date 10-14-2021 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-14-2021 2:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 10

The VPMA State Technical Meeting will be held December 8th and 9th. We are planning to hold the event in-person, with virtual elements available for those who prefer the convenience of on-line training! Details will be forthcoming, but for now - put these dates on your calendar!

Event Date 12-08-2021 8:00 am
Event End Date 12-09-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited