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Upcoming Integrated Pest Management Webinars

2017 - 2018 IPM Webinar Schedule

Date Webinar Topic Registration
November 14, 2017  Cockroach Allergens, Baits and the Sweet Science of Glucose-Aversion
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Join us for an engaging, science-based webinar on cockroaches featuring North Carolina State University’s Dr. Coby Schal, a leading authority on cockroaches. Learn the science behind the allergens cockroaches produce, explore the pathogens cockroaches carry, and review the important role cockroaches play in childhood asthma. We’ll discuss the importance of cockroach identification as a key step in an Integrated Pest Management program. Delve into the practical aspects of cockroach aversion to certain sugars and insecticide resistance as they relate to your pest management program. Your participation will bring you up-to-date on the latest cockroach research and control strategies for schools and homes.

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December 12, 2017 Bed Bug Management on Tribal Lands
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Bed bugs - those insects that creep into your bedroom to steal blood meals. From Minnesota and Maine to New Mexico and Florida, learn about the bed bug issues and control challenges tribal leaders face. This webinar will showcase information on the current technologies to aid tribal communities in combating this unwanted pest. Presenters will describe the steps you can take to prevent and deal with infestations. While designed for tribes, everyone is welcome to join this webinar to learn more about controlling bed bugs in their unique locations and facilities.

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January 23, 2018 It Takes an Integrated Pest Management Village: IPM for a Healthier Home and Community
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Join us for an engaging and informative webinar on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for a healthier home and community featuring Dion Lerman of Penn State University and Dr. Thomas Green of the IPM Institute of North America. Learn the basics of IPM and gain an understanding of the many benefits this smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to pest control provides. Presenters will discuss the key steps for developing an IPM-based plan to combat pests in and around your residence. Your participation will empower you with the information needed to realize the benefits IPM can bring to your home and community.

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February 13, 2018  Why You Should Kiss and Tell About This: Kissing Bugs and Chagas Disease
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Join us to learn about the Triatominae - commonly known as kissing, conenose, or assassin bugs - that transmit the parasite that causes Chagas disease in humans. These bugs feed on blood during the night and are called kissing bugs because they prefer to bite humans around the mouth or eyes. Loyola University’s Dr. Patricia Dorn and University of Arizona Department of Medicine’s Dr. Stephen Klotz will describe kissing bugs, Chagas disease, their importance in the U.S., and the steps you can take to prevent being bitten. Your participation will bring you up-to-date on the latest research and strategies to protect yourself from kissing bugs and Chagas disease.

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March 20, 2018 Integrated Mosquito Management in an Urban Environment
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Hear from Ms. Jodi Holeman, Scientific Services Director, Consolidated Mosquito Abatement District in Selma, California as she discusses the integrated approaches for a successful mosquito management program in the urban environment with a focus on her agency's approach to integrated mosquito management at the local community level. Mr. Kenneth R. McPherson, US EPA Region 6, will discuss why integrated mosquito management is important to supporting healthier sustainable communities and how some creative approaches are more successful even where resources are often limited.

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March 29, 2018 Managing Mosquitoes Around the Home
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Join us for an informative webinar on the integrated approaches to managing mosquitoes around the home. Dr. Michael Merchant, Extension Entomologist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will describe the common mosquitoes that pose health risks in and around the home, as well as, the integrated solutions to control them. Mr. Kenneth McPherson, US EPA Region 6, will discuss the personal protective measures you should take to safeguard yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Your participation will empower you with the information needed to address mosquitoes around the home and the health risks they pose.

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April 24, 2018

Using GIS to Improve Integrated Mosquito Management

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Please join us on this timely webinar on how using GIS and other mapping platforms can improve your community’s mosquito abatement efforts.Mr. Chris Fredregill, Field Operations Manager for the Harris County (Texas) Public Health Mosquito and Vector Control Division will discuss how the integration of GIS, high resolution maps, inter and intra department data points, and other map based resources can improve your mosquito surveillance program, decision making for targeted versus wide scale control, historical pesticide use records, and locating high risk areas during mosquito-borne disease outbreak scenarios. Mr. Kenneth McPherson, US EPA Region 6, will also discuss the future of risk modeling through the use of GIS platforms to assist local health departments and mosquito control districts identify areas with the greatest potential for mosquito presence/abundance.  Your participation will provide you information on how your program can use GIS and mapping tools to improve your mosquito abatement program.

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May 1, 2018

Pesticide Resistance Testing to Improve Mosquito Management

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Join us to learn more about how pesticide resistance testing can assist your local health department or mosquito control district make mosquito management decisions and improve abatement success.  Dr. Janet McAllister, Research Entomologist with CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases will discuss the etiology of mosquito pesticide resistance, what pesticide resistance means to your mosquito abatement program, and ways to test for pesticide resistance mosquitoes. Mr. Kenneth McPherson, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator for US EPA Region 6, will present information on pesticide resistance testing as a critical component to the decision-making process for targeted or wide-scale mosquito abatement efforts. Your participation will assist you to identify pathways to help establish a pesticide resistance program

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May 15, 2018

Managing Canada Geese and Pigeons

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Join us for an informative webinar on the integrated approaches to managing Canada geese and nuisance pigeons.  Dr. Paul Curtis, coordinator of the Wildlife Damage Management Program, at Cornell University Cooperative Extension will describe environmental issues, habits and habitats associated with geese, in urban and suburban areas, as well as, a multitude of integrated solutions to control them.  Mr. Michael Beran will discuss the health and safety issues associated with pigeons along with habitat preferences, habitat modification and integrated bird management measures you could take to reduce pigeon roosting in and around your buildings.  Your participation in this webinar will provide you with the information needed to address these nuisance birds and the health risks they pose around your schools, buildings and parks. 

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