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December 13-15, 2021

Annual Conference & Exposition

Live Event at the

Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet

St. Louis, Missouri

December 13-15, 2021​

ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION​

Exhibitor Information

Professionals from across Missouri gather each year at the Missouri Pest Management Association and Greater Saint 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 non-profit and educational institutions. The MPMA and GSLPCA 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.

We are excited with our lineup this year! 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 2021 Annual Conference and Exhibition wants to ensure your time is well-spent and your experience provides you with information you can use.

Monday, December 13, 2021

5:30 p.m. – MPMA Board Meeting

6:30 p.m. – Exhibitor Set-Up

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

8:00 a.m. – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibitor Set-Up

ACE Training Schedule

8:30 a.m. ……………………… Registration
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  ACE Training
                                      Instructor: Jeffery Preece, BCE, ZipZap Termite & Pest Control
12:00 noon…………………… Luncheon with Exhibitors
1:00 p.m. ……………………… ACE Training continued – ACE Testing to Immediately Follow

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – MPMA General Membership Meeting

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Workforce Development: Recruiting and Retaining the Best Talent
Finding skilled, qualified workers remains one of the biggest challenges that pest control companies face. The National Pest Management Association launched the Workforce Development program to promote the pest control industry and show that our industry is a viable career opportunity. Attend this session to learn about our activities on social media and how we are attracting job searchers on pestcontroljobs.com. But most importantly, come to learn about NPMA’s job board and all the resources you can use to recruit employees and remain competitive in this very hot job market!
Speaker: Dr. Brittany Campbell, NPMA

11:00 – 12:00 noon – Risk Reduction in Pest Control Operations
This presentation will address the most common and costly risks associated with performing pest control in residential and commercial structures. Topics covered will include termite inspections and control, bed bug control, pesticide use, technician safety and technician training. Trends in pest
control related litigation will also be covered.
Speaker: Jeff Tucker, BCE, Entomology Associates, Inc. – Sponsored by BASF

12:00 noon – Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Recognizing Risk for Employee Safety and Business Protection
This presentation will cover General Liability, WC-Auto, Business Operations and HR.
Speaker: Allen Fugler, Director of Risk Management, Xterminator Pro, Aegis
General Insurance Agency Inc. – Sponsored by Graves Insurance

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Electric Rodent Monitoring (ERM): Panel Discussion
The panel discussion will cover high level overview of ERM-concept, value, improved IPM along with the role of ERM in food safety and commercial accounts and experience and value of PMPs perspective. There will be time near the end for a short Q&A.
Panelists: Jason Everitt, Rottler; Annie Carnie, Bell Laboratories; Matt Higley, Corteva Agrisciences; Scott Brodie, Bayer

4:30 p.m. – Introduction of Vendors

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors
Sponsored by PelGar USA and BWI Companies

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

7:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Small Flies: The Usual Suspects in Residential and Commercial Accounts
Five flies will be covered in this presentation; phorid fly, small fruit fly, moth fly, fungus gnats and the minute black scavenger fly. These are the most common small flies encountered by PMP’s in both residential and commercial accounts. Identification, bionomics, inspection techniques, non-chemical and chemical control techniques will be covered along with actual case histories.
Speaker: Jeff Tucker, BCE, Entomology Associates, Inc. – Sponsored by BASF

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Bed Bug Control in Residential and Multifamily Housing
The cryptic nature of bed bug behavior is one of the most troublesome aspects of bed bug detection and control. In the 20 years since bed bugs re-emerged as an important structural pest, they continue to plague residents of multifamily housing as well other residential settings. In this session, learn about recent bed bug related research into their biology and control and how you can use this knowledge for effective bed bug management in residential settings.
Speaker: Dr. Brittany Campbell, NPMA

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Controlling Nuisance Ants with Pesticides
This introduction to ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) is heavily geared toward familiarizing PMPs with all available tools used to control various pest ants. Students will briefly learn about key life history characteristics of common ants and how these can be used to effectively identify ants in the field. Students will then be introduced to the common ants found in urban environments, learn about their unique behaviors, and how these behaviors can be exploited to achieve control in an environmentally sound manner.
Speaker: Tommy Powell, Technical Field Specialist, MGK

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. –German Roach Control as a Public Health Pest
About 3,500 species of cockroaches exist worldwide, with 55 species found in the United States. Cockroaches have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens. The organisms causing these diseases are carried on the legs and bodies of cockroaches and are deposited on food and utensils as the cockroaches forage. Cockroach excrement and cast skins also contain allergens to which many people exhibit allergic responses. The German cockroach is found throughout the world in association with humans. The availability of water, food, and harborage support or hinder the establishment of German cockroach populations. APM strategies are the key to any German roach control program in a residential environment. This presentation will focus on using behavior biology, proper use of inspection tools, and treatment techniques to develop a successful German roach protocol.
Speaker: Tommy Powell, Technical Field Specialist, MGK 

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Luncheon 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Mosquito Management
This lively and entertaining presentation will elevate your knowledge and skills when it comes to controlling mosquitoes.  We will cover aspects of mosquito biology and ecology that impact our ability to control them.  We will spend considerable time talking about inspections – the key to controlling any pest problem.  Other topics we will touch on include adulticiding, larviciding, non-target organisms, 25b products, and setting customer expectations.  Tips and tricks from over 40 years of mosquito work will be shared throughout the presentation.
Speaker: Stanton E. Cope, PhD, VP, Technical Products and Services, Catchmaster

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Rodent Biology and Behavior for PCO’s
This presentation focuses on the idea of getting a PCO to “think like a rat” in a broader sense. We are concerned about rodents because they contaminate and consume feed and stored crops, cause structural damage, create fire hazards and spread disease to humans and animals. The presentation offers insights into rat biology and how it affects how they operate in our world so that we can help solve rodent related issues for our customers.
Speaker: Andrej Branc, PelGar International

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Termite Biology and Control
This session will cover Missouri Termite Species ID, Behavior and Biology, Treatment record keeping, label compliance and GHS Training along with Communicating with Consumers and WDIR Inspections.
Speaker: Allen Fugler, Director of Risk Management, Xterminator Pro, Aegis
General Insurance Agency Inc. – Sponsored by Graves Insurance

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Safety and Labels
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.
Speaker: Harry Connoyer, Harry’s Consulting and Pest Supplies, LLC

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Missouri Department of Agriculture
Speaker: Stephanie Meyer, Certification Program Coordinator, Bureau of Pesticide Control, Missouri Department of Agriculture

5:00 p.m. – Adjourn

A Groundwater Protection handout will be available as well as a handout on
Endangered Species Protection Program for Pesticides in each attendee’s packet.

Exhibitor Registration Information​

Dear Exhibitors,
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, on the MPMA website and in our digital newsletters. Exhibitors are also welcome to attend social events to visit with attendees and are provided with contact information of all attendees.

Exhibitor Information
The Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis is the location for the Missouri Pest Management Association Annual Conference and Exposition. There will be several opportunities during the two-day event in which attendees are encouraged to visit with exhibitors and Tuesday evening attendees are invited to attend the reception with exhibitors.

Additional Equipment & Booth Setup
Exhibitors with special needs, including electricity, need to contact the MPMA offices well in advance of the Conference. Electricity will be an additional charge of $50. Exhibitors may set up booths beginning 6:30 pm Monday, December 13, 2021. Booths must be dismantled and materials removed by 1:00 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

Meeting Registration
Each exhibitor booth includes one conference registration, which includes registration to the full conference and all meetings and meals. Additional
exhibit staff may register for the Conference on the registration form.

Late Fee & Cancellation Policy
MPMA reserves 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 offices. A $50 administrative fee will be assessed, and the difference refunded, on any cancellations made. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after November 13, 2021.

Liability
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.

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Booth Placement
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.

Hotel Registration
The Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis is the location for the MPMA/GSLPCA Annual Conference and Exposition. A special hotel rate of $139.00 single/double occupancy will be available to those participating in the Annual Conference.
Deadline for hotel reservations is Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
For reservations call 800-325-3535 or https://bit.ly/3FuQcqW and reference Missouri Pest Management Association to receive the group rate.

Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel St. Louis 191 Westport Plaza - St. Louis, MO 63146

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For More Information

Missouri Pest Management Association
722 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-761-5771
Fax: 573-635-7823
missouripest@gmail.com
http://www.mopma.org/

Online Registration

Paper Registration

Please fill out and submit to:
Missouri Pest Management Association
722 E. Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65101
573-761-5771
Fax: 573-635-7823
missouripest@gmail.com
http://www.mopma.org/