Organizations join forces to educate
Last year saw an unprecedented spike in the resurgence of bed bugs, with one in five Americans reporting they have had an infestation or know someone who has encountered bed bugs at home or in a hotel, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
In response, the National Pest Management Association has partnered with the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the National Apartment Association, the Association of College and University Housing Officers International, and the U.S. EPA's Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program to deliver a series of workshops across the country to educate property and facility managers on how they can effectively respond to the threat of bed bugs.
From identifying bed bugs to inspection techniques to public relations issues and legal ramifications, NPMA has gathered nationally-recognized experts to provide management tips, both preventative and corrective, to help these groups make informed decisions and stay out of the newspaper - and the courtroom.
The Sprague Pest Solutions team will be on-hand to answer questions about bed bugs, treatments and canine inspection services.
For Event Details and Registration http://www.npmapestworld.org/events/bedbugworkshop.cfm.
Date: April, 29, 2011
Seattle Waterfront Marriott
2100 Alaskan Way
Schedule of Events
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Marketplace
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Introductions,including Special Recognition of our Sponsors: Why Are We Having This Meeting
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Basic Bed Bug Facts: What Are They and Why Are They a Problem Now? Gail Getty, University of California-Berkeley
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 Noon Bed Bug Control Options and Strategies
- NPMA Best Management Practices
- Canine Inspection
- Chemical/Non-Chemical Control
Scott Dideon, United Pest Solutions;
Jeff Weier, Sprague Pest Solutions;
Steve Rogers, Bug Busters;
Chris Gillies, Terminix;
Bob Rosenberg, National Pest Management Association
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Refreshment Break
12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Marketplace
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Legal & Regulatory Landscape: What You Need to Know, Joseph Puckett, Washington Multi-Family Housing Association
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Executing an Effective Media Response Plan, Bob Rosenberg, National Pest Management Association
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Hands On: Developing an Action Plan for Your Facility (Breakout Sessions)