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Purdue Pest Conference kicks off 2021 virtually

|  January 13, 2021 0 Comments
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Dr. Gary Bennett, professor emeritus of Purdue University, pre-recorded welcoming remarks to Purdue Pest Management conference attendees. Stay tuned for live updates all week.

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“It’s incredibly important to frame all of your responses in terms of the word risk, rather than safety,” says Amy Cross, with the National Pesticide Information Center, during her Purdue Pest Management Conference presentation.

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The National Pest Management Association’s Ashley Amidon and Jake Plevelich gave a “50,000-foot view” of the state of industry regulations right now at Purdue Pest Management Conference.

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Carrie Campbell, Hatfield Pest Control and Indiana Pest Management Association, moderates attendees questions for the Monday morning speakers at Purdue Pest Management Conference via Zoom.

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Gene White, BCE, of Rentokil defines what a “5-minute fix” means for PMPs during his Purdue Pest Management Conference presentation.

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Jeff McGovern tells Purdue Pest Management Conference attendees that PMPs must strike the balance of taking care of all the necessary precautions for COVID-19, but “still make sure the pests don’t win” at customer accounts.

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Dr. Jason Meyers with BASF kicked off Day 2 of the Purdue Pest Management Conference with a look at termite applications. Here, he references Dr. Ed Vargo’s “famous” target chart from the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology.

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PMP “Callback Cures” columnist, and the National Pest Management Association’s Dr. Jim Fredericks, discusses the issues spray foam insulation poses for WDO inspections at the Purdue Pest Management Conference.

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The Office of the Indiana State Chemist’s Jay Kelley gives an overview of what Hoosier State PMPs attending the Purdue Pest Management Conference need to know this year about WDI inspections.

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“We don’t make a lot of the products you buy,” quips Purdue University Dr. Mike Scharf during his conference presentation of his research department’s termite work. “We make a lot of the products you buy better.”

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Blue cheese? Rotten coconut? Rancid butter? What do odorous house ants smell like to you? Dr. Grzesiek Buczkowski cites the North Carolina State University Department of Entomology survey exploring this very question during his Purdue Pest Management Conference presentation.

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Keith Markun, VP of NWCOA and wildlife company owner and expert, educates Purdue Pest Management Conference attendees on woodpeckers: biology, behavior and management.

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PMP Hall of Famer Dr. Bobby Corrigan kicks off the Purdue Pest Management conference on Wednesday Jan. 13 with a master class on rodent control. Although he’s considered the industry’s foremost rodentologist, Bobby reminded attendees he’s always learning: “We’re all students of this complex animal.”

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Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE, with BASF, and West Coast Rodent Academy, focuses on rodenticide toxicity for her Purdue Pest Management Conference presentation.

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Heather Gooch

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Heather Gooch is the editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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