Missouri Pest Management Association
Greater St. Louis Pest Control Association
Joint Annual Conference & Exposition
November 30 – December 1, 2023
Water’s Edge Banquet Center
200 Salt Lick Road
Saint Peters, MO 63376
Professionals from across Missouri gather every other year at the Missouri Pest Management Association and Greater St. Louis Pest Control Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, providing a unique opportunity for networking and reaching a wide group of customers. Participation in this event provides your organization with many opportunities to make direct contact with people working to provide the best in Pest Management Services. Those attending the conference represent all sectors of the industry from government and private industry to nonprofit and educational institutions. The MPMA and GSLPCA Joint Conference and Exhibition serves as one of the biggest gatherings of pest control professionals in Missouri, as well as those directly and indirectly involved in these efforts.
The educational opportunities provided offer up-to-date information you need to know and will offer you effective tips on how to improve your efforts. The planning committee has worked very hard to ensure your time is well-spent and your experience provides you with information you can use.
Thursday, November 30, 2023
ACE/PHE/CIT TRAINING SCHEDULE
The ACE Training will take place at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites.
8:00 – 1:00 pm ACE TRAINING | Instructor: Jeffery Preece, BCE, ZipZap Termite & Pest Control
1:00 pm Lunch Break (on your own)
2:00 pm ACE TESTING
Thursday, November 30, 2023
10:00 am Registration and Exhibitor Set-Up
12:00 noon Board Luncheon and General Membership Meeting
1:00 – 2:00 pm MOLES – Sara Knilans, Director of Sales Central, Bell Laboratories, Inc.
Moles and Voles can be very damaging to yards due to their extensive digging. Today we will be discussing the differences between moles and voles and which products work on each. We will be spending a large portion of the presentation on moles. What makes moles so unique, how we were finally able to develop a specific bait just for moles. We will conclude by discussing how to make mole and vole business profitable for your company.
2:00 – 3:00 pm RODENTS and RESIDENTIAL IPMs – Allison Allen, BCE, Executive Director, QualityPro, National Pest Management Association
The presentation will cover mouse and rat biology and behavior, as well as rodent management, inspection and monitoring, identification and action plans and other tools. We will also discuss what is in store for 2024.
3:00 – 4:00 pm TERMITES: Biology, Behavior and The Pros and Cons of Termite Treatments – Jamel S. Sandridge, MA, PhD, BCE, National Director-Technical Services, Nisus Corporation
Understanding how termites enter a structure and different treatment methods can be daunting. This seminar will provide an overview of Termite biology, behavior, distribution and damage. We will examine construction types, control options and strategies, equipment, tools and techniques for Preconstruction and remedial termite treatments. Understanding construction and the many variables that may impede or make treatments less effective can be game-changing in your communication with clients and your ultimate success.
4:00 – 5:00 pm STORED PRODUCT PESTS – Andrew Fisher, BCE, PHE, Business Unit Specialist, Neogen
Stored product pests, also known as pantry pests, pose a significant threat due to their highly destructive nature. These pests account for the ruin of approximately 40% of the world’s global crop production. With each passing year, the menace of stored product pests grows, placing them under an increasingly magnified spotlight. Recognizing the importance of identifying these pests, knowing where to inspect for them, implementing effective monitoring strategies, and understanding the various treatment options available becomes crucial.
5:00 pm Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors (provided with registration) Sponsorships Available
Friday, December 1, 2023
7:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided with registration) Sponsored by Ensystex, Inc., Oldham Chemical Company, PelGar USA, and Veseris
8:00 – 9:00 am MOSQUITO BIOLOGY and CONTROL – Jake Clabaugh, Envu
Biology: Eggs, Larvae, Pupae, Adults and The Mosquito Bite; Disease: Malaria, Yellow Fever, Filariasis, Dengue, Encephalitis, West Nile Fever and Zika; Control: How to generate customers and basic mosquito reduction program.
9:00 – 10:00 am CARPET BEETLES and OCCASIONAL INVADERS – Allison Allen, BCE, Executive Director, QualityPro, National Pest Management Association
This course will cover introduction and overview, carpet beetles and occasional invaders like flies, stink bugs and lady beetles. We will cover conductive conditions to watch for and management both proactive and reactive.
10:00 am Break with Exhibitors
10:30 – 11:30 am SAFETY and LABELS – Harry Connoyer, Harry’s Consulting and Pest Supplies, LLC
Safety is a lesson to prevent problems, how to solve them and where you will get the answers if necessary. Knowing the correct use of your labels is a way of operating safely and efficiently.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm TERMITES – Liz Turner, Territory Manager, Corteva Agriscience
Termites are social insects and to understand why termites find their way to structures, it’s important to have a knowledge base about their biology, behavior pattern, how their division of labor effects their castes and more.
12:30 – 1:30 pm Luncheon (provided with registration) – Sponsored by R-Pro Partners & Solutions
1:30 – 2:30 pm SPIDER CONTROL: The Latest Research and Practical IPM Control Measures for Spiders – Jamel S. Sandridge, MA, PhD, BCE, National Director-Technical Services, Nisus Corporation
Why are spiders so difficult to control? Despite their similarities, spiders and insects have many behavioral and physiological differences that make them more difficult to control. Spiders are often difficult to manage until you change your approach to these pests. When dealing with nuisance ants, we identify each species to determine if ants will feed on sweet liquid baits, protein gel baits, or granular baits, and which species may completely ignore baits and require other methods. When it comes to spiders, many employ a similar broad-scale treatment irrespective of behavioral patterns, habitat requirements, or feeding preferences of different species. This presentation will focus on developing the essential elements of a successful spider program by evaluating how to use knowledge of spider biology, behavior, and physiology to your advantage.
2:30 – 3:30 pm ROACHES – Mike Weissman, Syngenta
This talk will outline understanding of cockroaches, anatomy, diseases, biology, behavior, habitat and IPM control strategies. You will be able to provide customers with the most effective roach control programs and increase customer satisfaction and increase sales and profits.
3:30 – 3:45 pm Break
3:45 – 4:45 pm RODENTS – Annie Carney, Bell Laboratories, Inc.
This presentation will discuss rodents and IPM, controlling rodents, disease and controlling the vectors of disease biology, baits, modes of action, safety, best trapping techniques and mush more.
4:45 – 5:15 pm MISSOURI DEPARTMENT of AGRICULTURE
Your support is important and we want to ensure your time is well spent at our Conference and that your investment in us is rewarding. We ensure exhibitors are recognized and have access to attendees in several ways such as multiple breaks to visit with exhibitors, special recognition in the Conference program, and in our digital newsletter. Exhibitors are also welcome to attend social events to visit with attendees and are provided with contact information of all attendees.
The Water’s Edge Banquet Center, 200 Salt Lick Road, Saint Peters, Missouri 63376, is the location for the MPMA/GSLPCA Joint Annual Conference and Exposition. There will be several opportunities during the two-day event in which attendees are encouraged to visit with exhibitors along with an evening reception.
Equipment & Booth Setup
Exhibitors with special needs, including electricity, need to contact the MPMA office well in advance of the Conference. Electricity will be an additional charge of $50. Exhibitors may set up booths beginning at 10:00 am on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Booths must be dismantled and materials removed by 1:30 pm Friday, December 1, 2023.
Each exhibit booth includes one conference registration, which includes registration to the full conference and all meetings and meals.
One additional exhibit staff may register for the conference, at an additional charge, see the registration form.
Late Fee & Cancellation Policy
MPMA and GSLPCA reserve the right to cancel this program and return all fees in the event of insufficient registration. Any cancellation made by an exhibitor must be submitted in writing to the MPMA office. A $25 administrative fee will be applied to all cancellations. NO REFUNDS will be given after November 15, 2023.
Exhibitor, on signing the contract for exhibit space, expressly releases the Missouri Pest Management Association, its members and representatives from any and all claims of injury, loss or damage that may occur to the exhibitor, exhibitor’s employees, or exhibitor’s property from any cause whatsoever.
Exhibitors will select their own booth locations this year. Select 1st thru 3rd choice based on the diagram provided. A space is not reserved until full payment is received. Space is limited and booth preference is not guaranteed.
A special hotel rate of $115.00 for a King/Queen Double occupancy will be available to those participating in the Annual Conference at the
Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 50 Richmond Center Blvd., St. Peters, MO 63376
Deadline for hotel reservations is Wednesday, November 8, 2023. For reservations call 636-387-7611 and reference “Missouri Pest Workshop 2023” to receive the group rate.