Schedule at a Glance

 

Thursday, July 21

8:30am - 1:30pm   Golf Tournament    
Sequoyah National Golf Club plays 6,660 yards from the back tees to a par 72 and features impeccable bent grass greens and a large practice area with putting and chipping greens. Jawdropping scenery from each tee box and green highlights the risk-reward design of this unique mountain venue. Spectacular elevation changes through the peaks and valleys of the Smokies provide stunning drop shot par threes, several drivable par fours, and a fantastic collection of go-forbroke par fives.

 

2:30pm - 6:00pm

 

  Registration

   

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm

 

  NCPMA Board Meeting

   

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm

 

  SCPCA  Board Meeting

   

 

4:00pm - 5:00pm

 

  NCPMA Membership Meeting

   

5:30pm - 7:30pm

 

  Welcome Reception & Exhibits

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We’re kicking off the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference with an authentic tribal dance performed by members of the local Cherokee tribe! Bring the family and spend the evening catching up with old friends,
networking with our vendors, and learning about the local Cherokee culture.

 

Friday, July 22

 

8:00am - 9:00am   Breakfasts & Exhibits    

 

8:00am - 12:00pm

 

  Registration Open

   

 

8:00am - 12:00pm

 

Exhibits Open

   

 

9:00am - 9:15am

 

Welcome & Introductions

   

9:15am - 10:15am

 

Taking the Bite Out of Backyard Mosquito Control

 

 Featuring Scot Hodges

Arrow Exterminators, Atlanta, GA
Mosquitoes have an uncanny ability to breed in almost any container in a yard. With so many areas conducive to mosquitoes, homeowners need extra protection of their homes and yards to protect themselves from life threatening illnesses. This session will cover how to ensure that you are maximizing your mosquito management program to be highly effective.
10:15am - 10:30am

 

 

Refreshment Break & Exhibits

  

 

 

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10:30am - 11:30am

 

 

Heat-Related Illness and New OSHA Initiative

 

 

Featuring Jay Yarsinske

 

Terminix Services Columbia, SC

 

To combat the hazards associated with extreme heat exposure, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is taking enhanced measures and expanding efforts to address heat related illnesses. Employers are encouraged to implement intervention methods on heat priority days proactively, including regularly taking breaks for water, rest, shade, training workers on how to identify common symptoms and what to do when a worker suspects a heat-related illness is occurring, and taking periodic measurements to determine workers' heat exposure. You won’t want to miss this session to stay up to date on the latest heat illness requirements to protect yourself and employees
11:30am - 12:30pm

 

 

Rodenticide Stewardship and Alternatives for Control

 

Featuring Ken Smith   Palmetto Exterminators and Mosquito       Control, Charleston, SC
Rodenticides are under increasing scrutiny and pressure, as evidenced by the situation on Kiawah Island. Protecting rodenticide use will require stewardship and for all companies and employees to ensure they are using best practices to ensure the safety of wildlife and the environment. This presentation will cover rodenticide stewardship and alternatives for control in situations that may not require the use of rodenticides.
 

 

1:00pm - 3:30pm

 

Mid-Atlantic Family Picnic

   
It’s a Mid-Atlantic Family Picnic! We’re looking forward to spending time with you and your family for an afternoon of fun and networking. Kick back and relax while getting to enjoy delicious food, or grab a drink and sign yourself up for the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Cornhole Tournament. We’ll be hosting a tournament for adults and a tournament for kids 17 and under, with prizes up for grabs for tournament champions. We’ll also have an arts & crafts station, face-painting, and a few other fun games kids can check out if cornhole isn’t their thing!
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Saturday, July 23

 

7:00am - 10:30am Registration Open      

7:00am - 8:00am

 

Breakfast

 

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7:30am - 8:30am

 

Situational Termite Treatments: A Guide to Overcoming the Good, the Bad, and the Just

 

  Featuring Michael   Bentley, Ph.D., BCE   National Pest Management Association; Fairfax, VA
Decades of research and expertise have shaped how the pest management industry controls termites today. However, despite the amount of termite work done over the years, unexpected treatment challenges still arise that can stump even the most veteran PMP. This session provides an overview of the most challenging termite-related situations and how to safely overcome many treatment obstacles. Attendees can also expect to gain a thorough understanding of how to manage difficult control challenges while working to reduce pesticide waste and improve groundwater protection.    

8:30am - 9:30am

 

Demystifying Cockroach and Bed Bug Allergens

 

Featuring Dr. Coby Schal   North Carolina University, Raleigh, NC
Cockroaches and bed bugs are significant public health pests that present a number of challenges to customers and pest control operators. Controlling these pests is vital to help alleviate the incidence of allergens in the home aside from other implications such as bites from bed bugs and sanitary cockroach issues. Attend this session to learn about the prevalence of allergens from these pests and the impact PMPs have on mitigating health threats imposed by bed bugs and cockroaches to keep homes more healthy and safe.
9:30am - 10:15am

 

Data-Driven Accounting Practices to Enhance Profit in your Pest Control Business

 

Featuring Dan Gordon, PCO Bookkeepers   Bookkeepers, Newton, NJ
Join this session to learn the crucial parts of building and keeping your company in excellent financial health. Attendees will walk away with actionable items to track data to ensure they are benchmarking their practices to the best in the industry to continue to improve their businesses for maximum profit.
10:15am - 10:30am

 

Refreshment Break 

 

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10:30am - 11:30am

 

 

Keeping Pantry Pests out of Stored Products

 

Featuring Sydney Crawley, Ph.D  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Keeping track of the vast numbers of stored product pests and their various food preferences can be daunting. Take this opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the numerous beetles and handful of moths that can quickly drive you crazy. This session will cover what you need to know about stored product pests and offer some new tips and ideas on how to manage them.
11:30am - 12:30pm

 

Marketing Tips and Tricks to Sell your Company's Services

 

Vault Communications Plymouth Meeting, PA  
Attend this session to learn how to grow your company and better sale your company’s services with intelligent marketing decisions. This session will cover digital marketing and other strategies to help get more leads based on targeted service marketing. You will want these tricks in your marketing bag to take your business to the next level!

 

12:30pm - 2:00pm

 

BBQ Lunch

 

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There’s no better way to close out another successful Summer Conference than with a good ole fashioned pig-pickin’ BBQ! Come join your industry peers and chow down on some delicious BBQ before hitting the road back home.