2017 SPMAO Fall Workshops

 

Join SPMAO for one-day Fall Workshops in London on October 17 at the Lamplighter Inn and Confernce Center and Kingston Ontario on October 19 at the Resident Inn by Marriott.

A print registraton form with speakers and session descriptions is here.

Member Registration - $45.00

Non-Member Registration - $65.00

*Register early. Prices increase onsite*

Attendee Registration Link - https://personal.npmapestworld.org/Meetings/Registration.aspx?ID=2509

London Workshop Vendor/Sponsor Registration link - https://personal.npmapestworld.org/ExpoRegistration.aspx?ID=2512

Kingston Workshop Vendor/Sponsor Registration Link - https://personal.npmapestworld.org/ExpoRegistration.aspx?ID=2513

 

Schedule for October 17 Workshop

7:30 a.m - 8:30 a.m
Registration & Morning Coffee with Vendors

8:30 a.m - 8:45 a.m 
Welcome by SPMAO

8:45 a.m - 9:45 a.m
Wildlife with Darcy Alkerton, Nusiance Wildlife Control Inc.

9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m
Professionalism in the Industry with Jeff Twin, Pest Certified 

Is there a wrong way to approach a challenging pest problem with your customer? Can you effectively resolve an infestation without ever identifying the pest? Is it possible to grow your business in a competitively priced market? Get answers to these and many more questions at this informative session that will discuss the do's and don'ts of today's pest management industry that every PMP should know. 

10:45 a.m - 11:00 a.m 
Refreshment Break 

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m 
Chemical Chemistry or Equipment Application Techniques - What's More Important?
 with Mike Howe, NPD Products, Ltd. 
The chemical(s) you select to complete your treatment is very important. The equipment and how you apply it is just as important. Great chemicals need to be applied correctly to work. Liquid, Mist, ULV, Foam and Baits; all application techniques matter. Selecting the right treatment procedure will save you money.

12:00 p.m - 12:45 p.m 
Lunch with Vendors 

12:45 p.m - 1:30 p.m 
Protecting Your Employees and the Bottom Line with Chris Della Mora, HUB 

The pest control industry faces many significant risk exposures. The most common type of insurance claims stem from vehicle related incidents. These include claims by people in other vehicles that have been struck, physical damage claims associated with damage to company vehicles, and work related injuries that result from vehicle crashed. An additional risk to pest control companies from fleet activites can include negative public relations associated with critical crashes and the general public witnessing drivers practice unsafe driving habits in company branded vehicles. By design these vehicles are moving billboards! During this session, HUB International's Risk Control Specialist, Chris Della Mora will discuss general fleet safety, winter driving, distracted driving and how good safe driving habits are the key to any successful fleet safety program.

1:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m 
Ministry Update with Tom Cowan, Ontario Ministry of the Environment 

2:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m 
Health Canada Regulatory Update with Kaitlin Thomson, Pest Management Regulatory Agency 

This session will provide an overview of the federal government's role in regulating pesticides, including a look at Health Canada's involvement in the pest control operator (PCO) sector. Topics such as what to expect when Health Canada inspects, tips for stayng in compliance and compliance concerns noted in the PCO sector will be addressed. The presentation will also provide an overview of enforcement tools available to Health Canada inspectors, and will touch on regulatory transparency within the Government of Canada with respect to posting inspection results online. A regulatory update will be provided about re-evalution decisons relevant to the PCO sector.  

2:30 p.m - 2:45 p.m
Refreshment Break

2:45 p.m - 3:45 p.m 
Update on Termprid & Fly Spot with Darcy Olds, Bayer Crop Science

Two new innovative solutions, Temprid SC and Maxforce Fly Spot Bait, are now available in Canada for Pest Management Professionals. Find out more about these unique tools and how to best utilize them in an IPM program.

3:45 p.m - 4:45 p.m 
Managing Bed Bug Infestations: Treatment Stategies and New Products/Technologies with Tim Huesen, Rollins, Inc. 

This session will focus on the tools and products, both those currently available and what the future may hold, used to prevent bed bug introductions from becoming bed bug infestations, or to control infestations once they've occurred. Bed bug detection methods and control strategies/products will be discussed as well as aspects of bed bug biology, population dynamics, and insecticide resistance.

 

Schedule for October 19 Workshop

7:30 a.m - 8:30 a.m 
Registration & Morning Coffee with Vendors

8:30 a.m - 8:45 a.m 
Welcome by SPMAO with Sid Smith, President, SPMAO

8:45 a.m - 9:15 a.m 
Update on Temprid & Fly Spot with Darcy Olds, Bayer Crop Science

Two new innovative solutions, Temprid SC and Maxforce Fly Spot Bait, are now available in Canada for Pest Management Professionals. Find out more about these unique tools and how to best utilize them in an IPM program. 

9:15 a.m - 10:15 a.m 
Bedbugs with Dean Stanbridge, Direct Line Sales

Over the past decade, we've talked bedbugs and their biology to death! This presentation will serve as a "reality check" on what's working and what's not. Was our first research accurate in helping us deal with bedbug infestations? Have bedbugs had the disastrous effect on our populations that was first predicted? Have we found effective ways to control these insects? There are literally thousands of bedbug products advertised around the world. We know a lot of them don't work but can we use a few that might as a part of our overall program? 

10:15 a.m - 10:30 a.m
Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m
Professionalism in the Industry with Jeff Twinn, Pest Certified

Is there a wrong way to approach a challenging pest problem with your customer? can you effectively resolve an infestation without ever identifying the pest? Is it possible to grow your business in a competitively priced market? Get answers to these and many more questions at this informative session that will discuss the do's and don'ts of today's pest management industry that every PMP should know.

11:30 a.m - 12:15 p.m 
Lunch with Vendors

12:15 p.m - 1:00 p.m 
Protecting Your Employees and the Bottom Line with Chris Della Mora, HUB International

The pest control industry faces many significant risk exposures. The most common type of insurance claims stem from vehicle related incidents. These include claims by people in other vehicles that have been struck, physical damage claims associated with damage to company vehicles, and work related injuries that result from vehicle crashed. An additional risk to pest control companies from fleet activites can include negative public relations associated with critical crashes and the general public witnessing drivers practice unsafe driving habits in company branded vehicles. By design these vehicles are moving billboards! During this session, HUB International's Risk Control Specialist, Chris Della Mora will discuss general fleet safety, winter driving, distracted driving and how good safe driving habits are the key to any successful fleet safety program.

1:30 p.m - 2:00 p.m
Health Canada Regulatory Update with Kaitlin Thomson, Pest Management Regulatory Agency

This session will provide an overview of the federal government's role in regulating pesticides, including a look at Health Canada's involvement in the pest control operator (PCO) sector. Topics such as what to expect when Health Canada inspects, tips for stayng in compliance and compliance concerns noted in the PCO sector will be addressed. The presentation will also provide an overview of enforcement tools available to Health Canada inspectors, and will touch on regulatory transparency within the Government of Canada with respect to posting inspection results online. A regulatory update will be provided about re-evalution decisons relevant to the PCO sector.  

2:00 p.m - 2:15 p.m 
Refreshment Break 

2:15 p.m - 3:15 p.m
Chemical Chemistry or Equipment Application Techniques - What's More Important? with Mike Howe, NPD Products, Ltd. 

The chemical(s) you select to complete your treatment is very important. The equipment and how you apply it is just as important. Great chemicals need to be applied correctly to work. Liquid, Mist, ULV, Foam and Baits; all application techniques matter. Selecting the right treatment procedure will saave you money. 


 

 

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