Webinars

Upcoming Webinar

 

The Outsiders: Tips for ID and Control of Occasional Invaders

Free 60-Minute Webinar

Date: Thursday, Dec. 7 2017
Time: 1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Sponsored by: Control Solutions Inc.

Occasional invaders are pests that enter homes when the outdoor environment is less than ideal. Typically, these pests show up unannounced and unexpectedly, causing call-backs and frustration to pest management professionals (PMPs) and our customers. In this webinar, you will learn ID tips for some common pesky occasional invaders and how to focus your off-season control efforts on these pests. You’ll also learn some tips & tricks for managing specific, tough to deal with, arthropods.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What makes an invader occasional.
  • Identification tips.
  • Why they are interested in coming indoors.
  • Actions PMPs can take to control these pests.
  • How targeted IPM and chemical control can make all the difference in control.

Speaker:

Janis Reed Dr. Janis Reed, BCE
Technical Services Manager
Control Solutions Inc.
Reed has more than a decade of experience with a large, independently owned pest management company as staff entomologist and technical director, as well as several years of research and pesticide education experience. She brings a rare combination of pest management experience and expertise to the CSI team. She has her bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in entomology, with a focus in urban entomology, from Texas A&M University. Her research and interests include social insects, especially ants, as well as foraging and feeding preferences of insects.
 

Moderator:

Heather GOoch Heather Gooch
Editor
Pest Management Professional

Editor Heather Gooch first joined the PMP team as an assistant editor in 1995. After 10 years with the magazine, she “retired” to become a freelance writer and full-time mom. In 2015, however, she heeded the call to come back as managing editor. Gooch never really left the industry, however — having worked behind-the-scenes for PMP during her freelance years.
 
 


 

Previous Webinars Available On Demand

You can download the following webinars that have already taken place. Simply follow the link in the headline to the registration form. Once filled out, you will be able to launch the presentation. Webinars older than one year are available on our YouTube channel, and are listed below this section.

7 Secrets to Cockroach Management Success
Live Date: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
On-Demand Until: Sept. 14, 2018
Sponsored by: Control Solutions Inc.
In this webinar, Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, of Control Solutions, Inc., is shared her seven secrets for managing these pests. It starts with an introduction to cockroaches, then she discusses some difficult challenges in cockroach management and finally, she dives into different treatment options.
What you’ll learn:

    • Tips for better management.
    • Non-chemical control options.
    • Types of pesticide resistance in cockroach populations.
    • Resistance management in cockroach populations.
    • 7 secrets to cockroach management success.

Speaker: Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Diane Sofranec, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Sponsor: Control Solutions Inc.

Protecting Pollinators: What PMPs Need to Know
Live Date: July 27, 2017
On-Demand Until July 27, 2018
Sponsored by: Control Solutions Inc.
In this webinar, we discuss what pollinators are, why they are important and what you as a pest management professional (PMP) can do in your daily work life to protect them. Confused about new “bee” labeling you have seen on a pesticide? We talk about the labeling and what it means. We also will discuss current and recent events that have shaped laws and regulations as they pertain to bees and other pollinators.
What you’ll learn:

        • Pollinator types, their importance, health factors and more.
        • Insight into the EPA’s protection efforts and risk assessment.
        • New “bee advisory box” labeling and what it means.
        • New laws and regulations — and the recent events that drove their creation.

Speaker: Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Diane Sofranec, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Sponsor: Control Solutions Inc.

The Lost Art of the Pretreat
Live Date: May 4, 2017
On-Demand Until May 4, 2018
Sponsored by: Control Solutions Inc.
Pest Management Professional and our expert panelists cover the history of termite pretreats — complete with the pitfalls, pain points and questions associated with providing a proper pretreat. You’ll learn label application techniques, the answer to the “How many trips?” question, and helpful math shortcuts for improving your pretreats and your business.
Speakers: Marie Knox, Technical Manager, Product Development, and Dr. Janis Reed, BCE, Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Heather Gooch, Editor, Pest Management Professional
Sponsor: Control Solutions Inc.


Previous Webinars Available On YouTube

Insecticide Resistance: Mechanisms and Management
Discover how (and why) insecticide resistance occurs – and learn practical steps you can take to manage it in this free webinar from Pest Management Professional and sponsor Control Solutions Inc. We also shared a number of free online resources and informational pieces for PMPs to arm themselves with.
Original Broadcast Date: September 8, 2016
Speaker: Marie Knox, Technical Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Will Nepper, Senior Editor, Pest Management Professional
Sponsor: Control Solutions Inc.

Products, Protocols and Procedures for Effective Mosquito Barrier Treatments
In this interactive webinar experts look at mosquito barrier treatments in depth — exploring various products, treatment protocols and application procedures. We discuss what steps pest management professionals (PMPs) can take to ensure they are making the most effective mosquito barrier treatments, including:
• Product selection based on chosen treatment schedule and site.
• Equipment choices available, and which fit your treatment strategy.
• Mechanical and non-chemical methods for reducing mosquito populations.
• Communication tips for speaking with home or building owners, including steps they can take in between your scheduled service dates.
• A photo-based virtual tour of a property that will show PMPs where to treat and what to look for when doing mosquito barrier treatments.
Original Broadcast Date: May 26, 2016
Speaker: Marie Knox, PCO Technical Manager, Control Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Will Nepper, Senior Editor, Pest Management Professional
Sponsor: Control Solutions Inc.

How to Develop Killer Training Techniques
In this interactive webinar, you will learn how to:
• Create standard operating procedures for your technicians to follow
• Develop a framework for effective interior and exterior general pest control inspection and application techniques
• Create an effective training schedule
• Equip your technicians with the information they need to solve problems onsite
Creating standard operating procedures and carving out the time to consistently train your technicians can seem like a daunting task. Now you can take the guesswork out of the who, what, where and when of teaching. Don’t have a set schedule yet for continuing tech training in your office? No problem! We will help outline how you can go about creating a sound and effective training schedule that fits your business and helps keep your technicians up to date and successful in solving the pest problems they encounter.
Original Broadcast Date: July 9, 2015
Speaker: Marie Knox, PCO Technical Manager, Control Solutions Inc.
Moderator: Will Nepper, Senior Editor, Pest Management Professional
Sponsor: Control Solutions Inc. and FUZE

TAP into the Growing Insulation Market
Summary: Have you looked at TAP as an off-season service? Stay busy cranking in those profits all year long! We know you have heard of TAP and most likely know others that are offering it, this is the year for you to TAP into this profitable service. Learn what it is, how to sell it, why it’s so profitable and how to explain the features and benefits to your customers.
Presenter Rick Harris, a 25-year veteran in the industry who has sold TAP insulation for more than 10 years for a major pest management company, will share his experiences in the field and give a clear overview of a successful business model that can work for your organization. Harris’ expertise has helped many PMP’s implement a profitable revenue stream, while strengthening customer relationships by saving them real money in energy costs.
Original Broadcast Date: October 2, 2014
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speaker: Rick Harris, Vice President, Sales, TAP Insulation

Technical Training: Basics for Better Business Habits
Summary: Looking for new and innovative ways to solve the training issues you encounter daily? While the previous “Tech Training” webinar provided tips for how to keep yourself “up” on current labels and products and explained how to begin creating operating manuals and formalized training for your staff, this latest installment will expand on these lessons and introduce new ones. We’ll tackle new topics, including knowing what to do when what is happening in the field versus what your training manual says should be happening isn’t meshing. You also will learn how to best handle customer relations in the field and help turn your technicians into “Brand Ambassadors” for your company. No need to catch up on the first webinar to be ready for this one, however, although you can watch Bad Habits Die Hard here. We want to help you run your business smoothly — and protect you from the potential liability hazards created by those pesky bad habits.
Original Broadcast Date: September 11, 2014
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speaker: Marie Ann Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Control Solutions Inc.

Taming the Social Media Monster: Part III
Summary: Social Media platforms make it easier for groups and individuals to communicate online.  They can also drive valuable traffic to your website or blog, which can turn into new accounts! Taming the Social Media Monster Part III will focus on how you can get your message across using eye-catching graphics and strong keywords to better reach your target market. We will also examine ways you can funnel more traffic to your website. Plus, we’ll cover how to use helpful social media tools, including Hootsuite, Fiverr and Canva. This webinar is for you if you’re interested in learning even more about using social media to boost your business while not letting it take over your life!
Original Broadcast Date: July 10, 2014
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speaker: Marie Ann Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc.

Back To Basics: Termites and Building Construction
Summary: Have you ever wished you had X-ray vision when inspecting a structure for termites? Or especially once you’ve found termites, wouldn’t it be great if we could see exactly what was behind all of the floors, subfloors, slabs, foundations, walls and framing? It would be wonderful and it would make treatment and product choices that much easier! But for those of us who lack the X-ray vision superpower, it is helpful to know how structures are built and understand the basic elements of building construction. In this webinar, we’ll cover various ways buildings are constructed including different slab types, foundation types, framing materials and all of the fun issues and problems with each when it comes to termite management and control. This content is valuable for virtually everyone in your company including: technicians, inspectors, sales people and management. Join CSI and PMP magazine as we explore this valuable and exciting topic right in time for termite season!
Original Broadcast Date: April 24, 2014
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speaker: Marie Ann Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc.

Taming the Social Media Monster: Part II
Diving a Little Deeper into Using Social Media to Reach and Retain Your Customers
Summary: Simply put, Social Media platforms make it easier for groups and individuals to communicate online.  They can also drive valuable traffic to your website or blog which can turn into new accounts! In Part I of this webinar series on social media for business we looked at the basics of using social media to market to and engage with your customers (and future customers).  We also covered how Social Media and online marketing can and should be a simple, fun and relatively inexpensive way to market to a wide audience. For “Part II” we’ll dive deeper into buying Facebook and Twitter ads as well as how to hone into your target audience; determining who they are, where they “hang out” online and how to reach them effectively through properly crafted tweets and posts.  In “Taming the Social Media Monster Part II” we will focus much of our time on using social media to drive quality traffic to your website and/or blog.  We will also review more time saving tips and organizational tricks to make the experience enjoyable and effective. This webinar is for you if you’re interested in learning even more about using social media to boost your business while not letting it take over your life.
Original Broadcast Date: October 31, 2013
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speakers: Marie Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc.

Taming the Social Media Monster: Part I
Summary: Simply put, Social Media platforms make it easier for groups and individuals to communicate online.  They can also drive valuable traffic to your website or blog which can turn into new accounts!  Did you know that using Social Media to market to and engage with your customers (and future customers) can grow your business significantly, but you’re not sure how or where to start?  Or, do you have all of your Social Media accounts set up, but feel overwhelmed by how much time you’re spending tweeting, posting and liking?”  Using Social Media and online marketing can and should be a simple, fun and relatively inexpensive way to market to a wide audience.  During this Webinar we’ll briefly cover the various ways to use Social Media to market your services online as well as time saving tips and organizational tricks to make the experience enjoyable and effective. This Webinar is for you if you’re interested in learning more about using Social Media to boost your business while not letting it take over your life!
Original Broadcast Date: August 29, 2013
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speakers: Marie Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc., Erica Cardenas, Marketing Coordinator, Control Solutions Inc.

Tech Training: Bad Habits Die Hard
Summary: A refresher course in industry training basics takes you through some math problems you encounter daily with new and innovative ways of solving them. Expert trainer Marie Knox also offers tips for how to keep yourself “up” on current labels and products and how to begin creating operating manuals and formalized training for your staff. This business seminar will help make your business run more smoothly — and protect you from the potential liability hazards created by bad habits and poor control.
Broadcast Date: May 30, 2013
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speaker: Marie Ann Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc.

Beef Up Your Knowledge of the EPA’s Pyrethroid Regulations
Broadcast Date: April 4, 2013
Moderator: Will Nepper, Managing Editor, Pest Management Professional
Speaker: Marie Ann Knox, PCO Technical Services Manager, Product Development, Control Solutions Inc.