IPMA hosts Bello for bed bug seminar

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February 4, 2020

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February 4, 2020


PHOTO: IPMA

PHOTO: IPMA

The Indiana Pest Management Association (IPMA), along with BASF, Univar Solutions and Target Specialty Products, sponsored a one-day bed bug seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn in Edinburgh, Ind.

More than 115 attendees from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky learned tips on the latest and most effective bed bug tools, equipment and control methods at the Jan. 29 event. Attendees also learned inspection techniques, how to figure costs and the most effective ways to communicate bed bug information. As a bonus, all attendees received a copy of The Bed Bug Combat Manual by Paul Bello, PJB Pest Management Consulting.

Bello also presented at the seminar, drawing from more than 40 years of experience in the pest control industry as a business owner and educator. He provides consulting services in the urban and industrial pest management markets for such clients as manufacturers, hospitality, health care, cruise ships, museums, warehouses and schools.

PHOTO: ANGIE RICHTER, IPMA

PHOTO: ANGIE RICHTER, IPMA

Bello holds a bachelor’s degree in entomology from the University of Georgia, as well as an MBA in accounting from Adelphi University.

The IPMA is composed of more than 200 members, providing and promoting training and education throughout the Hoosier State. It hosts a network of pest management companies that offer solutions for pests such as ants, cockroaches, termites, spiders, biting and stinging insects, and rodents.

The Bed Bug Combat Manual, available in Pest Management Professional‘s bookstore, features an extensive collection of techniques and methodologies that can be used for bed bugs right now. The book’s appendix includes 201 common bed bug FAQs, a travelers survival guide, guides to hiring a bed bug professional vs. DIY, preparing for bed bug treatment, canine inspection and more.

Read more about the event last year which also hosted Paul Bello.


Doug Foster is the immediate past president of the IPMA and owner of Burt’s Pest Control in Indiana. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board member for Pest Management Professional.

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Doug Foster is president of Burt’s Termite & Pest Control, Columbus, Ind. Reach him at pmpeditor@northcoastmedia.net.

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