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Urban Pest Management Program

Getting the Best of Pests Webinar Series

Next Webinar - February 15, 2017

Biology, Identification, and Management of Wood-Destroying Fungi and Molds, Dr. Elizabeth Little, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Matching Your Termite Treatment to the Problem, Dr. Mike Waldvogel, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

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General Information

Although anyone, anywhere can attend, Regional mapCCU/CEU credit is granted for pest management professionals in GA, AL, SC, NC, TN, NJ, PA, and Canada (Labrador/ Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia).

Did you know that all Georgia Department of Agriculture-mandated training for Georgia’s certified operators and registered employees can now be obtained by attending webinars? The Depatment of Agriculture's policy on training and education does not limit the number of hours that can be acquired via live, online, interactive events. In Georgia, webinars are viewed no differently than face-to-face trainings.

To meet this demand, the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Center for Urban Agriculture offer an easy-to-access, interactive training program that allows pest management professionals to earn continuing education training credits from the comfort of their homes or offices, significantly reducing travel time and costs. All your computer needs are speakers, a microphone (recommend but not required) and the ability to access the internet; no special software is needed.

The cost of attending a 2 hour webinar is:
Individual pricing 1-10 participants - $10.00 per person
Group range of 11-20 participants - $7.50 per person
Group range of 21-100 participants - $5.00 per person
Groups over 100 pay a flat rate of $500

What PMPs are Saying about the Webinar Series

  • My first Webinar. More convenient than driving to classrooms. A better way to obtain CEU’s.
  • Great job!!! Best money spent.
  • Excellent and cost effective sessions, bring ‘em on!
  • I’m so glad that we are finally able to have some “live” online training resources. Thanks so much!!!
  • I look forward to the next set of Webinars – This format is more informative and personable than some of the [other] training and avoids travel – thank you for setting this type of program up.

Participant surveys have indicated that previous webinars were useful and informative; our presenters were knowledgeable regarding the subject matter; participants were able to connect to the session with minimal issues; and the webinars were largely considered a success.

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2017 Webinars

Date Speakers and Webinar Topics Credit

February 15, 2017-Wood Destroying Fungi and Termites

Dr. Elizabeth Little, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dr. Mike Waldvogel, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

GA: 2 WDO

AL: WDC/WDB; See note below

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 W Phase

TN: 2 pts. C07, C10, C12
NJ: 02 units in 7A, 02 units in 7B

PA: 4 in categories 12, 18

MD: 4 in Cat. 7B

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 2 pts. IPM

British Columbia: 1 credit IPM

April 19, 2017-Black Flies and Mosquitoes

Mr. Elmer Gray, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dr. Rosmarie Kelly, Georgia Department of Public Health, Vector-Borne & Zoonotic Diseases Team, Atlanta, GA

GA: 2 HPC & 2 Cat 41

AL: PH; See note below.

SC: 2 Cat 8

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 pts. C03, C05, C07, C08, C10, C12
NJ: 02 units in 7A, 04 units in 8A, 02 units in 8B

PA: 4 in categories 16, 18, 23

MD: 4 in Cat. 7A & 8

Labrador/NF: None

Nova Scotia: 2 pts. IPM

British Columbia: 1 credit IPM

June 21, 2017-Old House Borers and Fumigation

Dr. Rudy Plarre, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany; Dr. Ellen Thoms, Global Technical Leader, Pest Management Division, Douglas Products, Gainesville, FL

GA: 1 WDO & 1 FUM

AL: FC/FB and WDC/WDB; See note below.

SC: 2 Cat 7B

NC: 1 W & 1 F Phase

TN: 2 pts. C07, C10, C12
NJ: 01 unit in 7A, 02 units in 7B, 02 units in 7C, 01 unit in PP2

PA: 4 in categories 12, 18; 2 in categories 13, 20

MD: 4 in Cat. 7B & 7E

Labrador/NF: 1 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 1 pt. AT, 1 pt. IPM

British Columbia: None Granted

August 16, 2017-Fleas and Bed Bugs

Dr. Nancy Hinkle, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dr. Karen Vail, Department of Entomology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

GA: 2 HPC & 2 Cat 41

AL: HPC/HPB/HHC/IIHC; See note below.

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 1 pt. C03; 2 pts. C07, C08, C10, C12
NJ: 04 units in 7A, 04 units in 8A

PA: 4 in categories 11, 16, 18, 23

MD: 4 in Cat. 7A

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 2 pts. IPM

British Columbia: 1 credit IPM

October 18, 2017-Insecticide MOA, Fire ant, and Crazy Ants

Dr. Mike Scharf, Department of Entomology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Dr. David Oi, USDA-ARS, Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, Gainesville, FL

GA: 2 HPC

AL: HPC/HPB/HHC/IIHC; See note below.

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 1 pt. C03; 2 pts. C07, C08, C10, C12
NJ: 04 units in 7A

PA: 4 in categories 11, 18, 23

MD: 4 in Cat. 7A

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 1.5 pts. IPM, 0.5 pts. AT

British Columbia: 1 credit IPM

December 13, 2017-Termites

Dr. Brian Forschler, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; Dr. Faith Oi, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

GA: 2 WDO

AL: WDC/WDB; See note below.

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 W Phase

TN: 2 pts. C07, C10, C12
NJ: 04 units in 7B

PA: 4 in categories 12, 18

MD: 4 in Cat. 7B

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 1 pt. IPM, I pt. AT

British Columbia: 2 credits IPM

 

ALABAMA: Applicators must attend at least two of the six webinars in order to receive 10 CEUs. Applicators who have only one certification category can receive credit for attending two webinars (10 points), one of which must be approved in his/her certification category.

 

Previously Held Webinars. Also see GTBOP.COM for full length archived recordings of previous webinars.

February 17, 2016-Ants and Bed Bugs

Dr. Karen Vail is a Professor of Urban Entomology and interim Department Head in the Department of Entomology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. She trains and educates the pest control industry and has a research program on ants and other pests. Dr. Rick Cooper is a recent recipient of his doctoral degree in urban entomology, under the direction of Dr. Changlu Wang at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is also the owner of Cooper Pest Solutions, a pest management company in New Brunswick, NJ.

 

Dr. Vail will discuss the ID and biology of key pest ant species and why ID is important. Dr. Cooper will discuss the results his Ph.D. research dissertation on movement of bed bugs and canine detection.

GA: 2 HPC; 2 Cat 21 or 24 or 35

AL: See Below

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 Pts. C7, C8, C10, C12
NJ: 4 units 7A, 8A

PA: 4 credits in 11, 16, 18, 23

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 2 Pts. Pest Management

British Columbia: 2 Pest Management

April 13, 2016-Mosquitoes

Drs. Lounibos and Roxanne Connelly are entomologists in the Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida and are located at the Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, FL. Lounibos is a research entomologist and Connelly is an extension specialist. Both specialize in mosquitoes.

 

Dr. Lounibos will talk about the biology and ecology of mosquitoes, and some of the science involved therein, while Dr. Connelly will talk about the management of mosquitoes in the urban environment.

GA: 2 HPC; 2 Cat 31 or 41

AL: See Below

SC: 2 Cat 8

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 Pts. C7, C8, C10, C12
NJ: 4 units 8A, 8B

PA: 4 credits in 16, 18, 23

Labrador/NF: No credit

Nova Scotia: 2 Pts. Pest Management

British Columbia: 1 Human Health & 1 Applied Technology

June 15, 2016-Bed Bugs and Blattids

Dr. Jennifer Gordon recently received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Kentucky, under the supervision of Dr. Mike Potter. She currently is employed as a research entomologist with SC Johnson & Son. Ms. Sydney Crawley is a current graduate student, working on an advanced degree, at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Eric Benson is a Professor of urban entomology at Clemson University in Clemson, SC.

 

Gordon and Crawley will talk about their research on bed bugs at the University of Kentucky, while Dr. Benson will talk about the biology and management of Blattid cockroach species, including the American, Oriental, and Smokybrown cockroach.

GA: 2 HPC; 2 Cat 35

AL: See Below

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 Pts. C7, C8, C10, C12
NJ: 4 units 7A, 8A

PA: 4 credits in 11, 16, 18, 23

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 2 Pts. Pest Management

British Columbia: 2 Pest Management

August 17, 2016-Ticks

Dr. Phil Kaufman is a research professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Lance Durden is a research professor in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA.

 

Dr. Kaufman will talk about the biology and management of brown dog ticks, while Dr. Durden will talk about ticks and tick-borne diseases on a more global scale.

GA: 2 HPC; 2 Cat 24 or 31 or 35 or 41

AL: See Below

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 Pts. C7, C8, C10, C12
NJ: 4 units 7A, 8A

PA: 4 credits in 16, 18, 23

Labrador/NF: No credit

Nova Scotia: 2 Pts. Pest Management

British Columbia: 2 Pest Management

October 26, 2016-Flies

Dr. Jerry Hogsette is a research entomologist, specializing in flies, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s –Agricultural Research Service Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology. Ms. Erin Monteagudo has a M.S. degree in urban entomology from the University of Florida. She is employed, as technical director, by Univar Corporation. She specializes in small flies.

 

Dr. Hogsette will talk about the biology and management of muscoid flies, namely house flies and related species. Ms. Monteagudo will talk about the biology and management of small flies, such as vinegar flies and humpbacked flies.

GA: 2 HPC; 2 Cat 31 or 35

AL: See Below

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 Pts. C7, C8, C10, C12
NJ: 4 units 7A, 8A

PA: 4 credits in 11, 16, 18, 23

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 2 Pts. Pest Management

British Columbia: 2 Pest Management

December 7, 2016-Bed Bugs and Blattellids

Dr. Dini Miller is a Professor of research and extension Entomology at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA. The second speaker is to be determined. Dr. Chad Gore is the regional technical director and entomologist for Rentokil North American Pest Control and is based in Reading, PA.

 

Dr. Miller will talk about the biology and management of bed bugs while sharing some of her lab’s research on bed bugs. Dr. Gore will discuss the medical implications associated with German cockroaches, and how to mitigate allergen risks.

GA: 2 HPC

AL: See Below

SC: 2 Cat 7A

NC: 2 P Phase

TN: 2 Pts. C7, C8, C10, C12
NJ: 4 units 7A, 8A

PA: 4 credits in 11, 16, 18, 23

Labrador/NF: 2 Pest Management

Nova Scotia: 2 Pts. Pest Management

British Columbia:2 Pest Management

All Webinars are 7:45 to 10:00 AM, U.S. East Coast time.

Want to Register for a Webinar?

Our webinar series, Getting the Best of Pests, highlights expert speakers from around the world. Although anyone may participate, CEU/CCU credit for these Webinars has been granted for pest management professionals in GA, AL, SC, NC, TN, NJ, PA, and Canada (Labrador/Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia).

To receive credit, each credit-seeking individual must register and attend both hours. There is no partial credit allowed. All webinars are 7:45 to 10:00 AM, U.S. East Coast time.

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Contact Us

For more information on our programs, contact Dr. Dan Suiter at 770-233-6114 or email dsuiter@uga.edu. Watch this video (YouTube) for an overview of the training programs offered on the UGA Griffin Campus.

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