VPMA Recertification Webinar Training

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Event Date 05-29-2020 7:45 am
Event End Date 05-29-2020 2:00 pm
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Cut off date 05-28-2020 7:00 am

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When: May 29, 2020, 7:45 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: VPMA Members Free/Non-Members $50
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Webinar-based, live training during COVID-19 Crisis brought free to VPMA members by VPMA Gold Education Sponsors! Special thanks to the distributors among our Gold Sponsors, who worked with us to develop this

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With face-to-face meetings suspended, two webinar training events on May 29th and June17th have been created to keep your technician's trained and to provide opportunities to obtain recertification credits prior to the new, extended August 29th deadline. VDACS recertification credits have been applied for in categories 7a, 7b, 8 and 60, as well as MD, DC & WV.

Agenda includes a VDACS Update and the following sessions:

Residential Mosquito & Tick Management presented by David McCormick of Syngenta Professional Products, this session will cover the biology, habitats and conducive conditions of common mosquito species and ticks. The role of mosquitos as vectors and the types of diseases they spread will be reviewed. Chemical applications for mosquito and tick control, as well as IPM techniques for population reduction will be covered. Equipment handling and mixing, and PPE and pollinator protection will also be emphasized.

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A Comprehensive Approach to RPM Rodent Control presented by Trisha Shellenberger of Bell Laboratories, this session will provide a comprehensive Rodent Pest Management (RPM) approach to effectively protect public health and mitigate economic losses. Understanding the biology, behavior, senses and capabilities of three typical commensal rodents will allow PMPs to conduct rodent inspections that will lead to effective control measures including harborage reduction, rodent proofing, baiting and trapping and mechanical devices to achieve initial population knock-down, and subsequent monitoring and maintenance baiting programs.

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Controlling Filth Flies presented by Nathan Narsh of Brandenburg, this session will provide an overview of the most common filth flies of structures, their biology, behavior and development. What to look for when planning a filth fly program during the inspection process and implementing control techniques, including insect light traps for flying insect control programs will be covered.

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Successful Termite Inspections and Baiting presented by Jessi Allen of Corteva, in this session, attendees will hear helpful tips for termite inspections and an outline of basic termite biology. By using good inspections and understanding biology, implementation of a successful baiting strategy can be achieved. Attendees will learn about baiting techniques and tactics to add to their toolbox for termite control. Termite management relies on good inspections, understanding biology and using the right tools for the job. Corteva ezgif 1 931b6ad70713

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