2021 Virtual Pest Management Canada

REGISTRATION | VIRTUAL EVENT FORMAT | VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL & PASSWORD GAME HUNT | PMC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGSCHEDULE OF EVENTS | EXHIBITOR & SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES | CONFERENCE SPONSORS

The Canadian Pest Management Association (CPMA) is proud to present the 2021 Virtual Pest Management Canada Conference! This two-day event will deliver top-level business and technical education, as well as access to supplier representatives ready to share the latest in product development and design. On Day One, sharpen your business skills in this owner/operator focused training series. Day two is all about technical training as industry leaders and researchers from across North America deliver advanced training on the industry's most challenging pests. Webinars will be presented live on February 22 and 23. All sessions will be available for purchase as on-demand training courses from March 1-5, 2021.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTER FOR PMC MANAGERS DAY

REGISTER FOR PMC TECHNICIANS DAY

 

REGISTRATION TYPE

REGISTRATION FEE

Live Event Registration

$75.00 - Managers Day

 

$50.00 - Technicians Day

On-Demand Registration (Available starting 2/26/21)

$25.00 per session

 

Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be available for the live event registration until the day of the event. No refund will be available on the day of the event. Refund requests can be made through GoToWebinar or by emailing Allison Barrett at abarrett@pestworld.org.

 

VIRTUAL EVENT FORMAT

This virtual conference will be hosted through GoToWebinar. Attendees can access this event through any computer, laptop, or mobile device. If you wish to attend using a mobile device, you must download the GoToWebinar app ahead of time. We recommend all users click HERE to launch a practice webinar to ensure your machine meets the minimum system requirements to attend this event.

If you are attending this event for continuing education credit/hours, please read the following guidelines carefully:

  • Only the registered attendee will receive credit for attending this event.
  • Each registered attendee must use the unique link provided by GoToWebinar in your confirmation email to access the event.
  • Each registered attendee must use your own computer, laptop, or mobile device to access this event.

Live Webinar Format (February 22-23, 2021)

  • Webinar trainings will be presented live and audience members will have the chance to engage with speakers through a moderated Q&A session after each presentation.

On-Demand Format (March 1-5, 2021)

  • A recording of each session that originally aired on February 22nd and 23rd will be made available on-demand from March 1-5.
  • Registration will be available for the on-demand sessions starting on February 26th.
  • The registration fee is $35 per session and allows the attendee access to the recording until all sessions expire on March 5th.
  • Recordings are not available for download and attendees do not have access to recordings after March 5th.
  • Only the registered attendee will receive continuing education credit for each session.  

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL & PASSWORD-HUNT GAME

Virtual Exhibit Hall – Free to Anyone

The virtual exhibit hall is your one-stop-shop for all your business needs. Shop for new products, network with vendors and discover the latest technology in the world of pest management. Click HERE to access the 2021 Virtual Exhibit Hall.

Password-Hunt Game – Available to Registered Attendees Only

Get out your notepad and pen because the hunt is on! This year’s 2021 Pest Management Canada exhibit hall features a fun and rewarding game for all registered attendees. Hidden within each exhibitor video will be a secret password. The objective of the game is to be one of the first three attendees to record and submit the passwords for all exhibitors. Exciting prizes and submission instructions will be provided to attendees in your registration confirmation email. 

 

WHO WILL EXHIBIT AT PEST MANAGEMENT CANADA 2021?

  • Manufacturers and Distributors of Products and Equipment for Pest and Wildlife Control
  • General Services and Products for Small Businesses

 

2021 Pest Management Canada General Membership Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2021, 1:30-2:30 pm PST

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All live sessions are in Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Session Key: M = Management T = Technicial

 

Monday, February 22, 2021 | MANAGER'S DAY

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. PST

Welcome and Opening remarks

Sean Rollo, Outgoing President, Canadian Pest Management Association, Orkin Canada, Quebec
Nicholas Holland, Incoming President, Canadian Pest Management Association, Peregrine General Pest Control Inc., Calgary
Scott Steckel, President National Pest Management Association, Plunkett’s Pest Control, Columbus, Ohio
Darcy Olds, Bayer Crop Science, Ontario


8:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. PST 

M | Keynote - Crunching the Numbers: How to Maximize Profitability, Growth, and Long-term Success for Every Business
Bobby Jenkins, ABC Home and Commercial Services, Austin, Texas
How many more customers can you handle before you should hire a new technician? When is your business ready to take on non-revenue generating staff? Have you properly budgeted to thrive during the leaner months if business slows down? Get answers to these questions and much more in this informative and engaging session led by business leader, Bobby Jenkins of ABC Home and Commercial Services as he breaks down the keys to growth and success that every business owner should know. 


9:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PST

M | How COVID-19 Has Permanently Altered the Candidate/Employee/Employer Relationship
Sara Cromwell, Abell Pest Control, Etobicoke, ON
With the arrival of Covid-19 to Canada in 2020, businesses were forced to make changes that altered the candidate experience and employee life cycle. As hope is on the horizon with the arrival of vaccines, many businesses wonder, will these changes be permanent? In this session, you’ll learn how the candidate and employee needs have changed and how to navigate the candidate and employment life cycle going forward to ensure future business success.


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

Break


11:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. PST

M | Vancouver Rodent Project Update
Chelsea Himsworth, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Kaylee Byers, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Vancouver Rat Project (VRP) is a research consortium that has been working since 2011 to better understand the health risks posed by urban rats and to develop innovative ways to monitor and mitigate those risks. The VRP was developed through a partnership between the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative and has since expanded to include a variety of national and international partners and collaborators, including pest control professionals. This talk will focus on the most recent findings from the group including new insights into the physical and mental health risks that can result from living with rats, the impact of lethal rat control on rat-associated health risks, and insights into barriers and opportunities for municipal rat control policy and programming.


12:10 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PST

M | Health Canada Regulatory Update – Business Information
Kaitlin Thomson, Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada
This session will provide an overview of the federal government's role in regulating pesticides, focusing on Health Canada's involvement in the structural pest control industry. Topics discussed will focus on information relevant to business operations, including national inspection results and industry compliance statistics, as well as information on enforcement actions that can be issued when non-compliance is identified. In addition, Health Canada resources for staying up to date on pesticide label changes and approved pesticide uses will be provided. Lastly, regulatory updates about finalized pesticide re-evaluation decisions that impact the structural pest control industry will be provided. Proposed re-evaluation decisions that have not yet been finalized will also be discussed.


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. PST

2021 Pest Management Canada General Membership Meeting

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | TECHNICIAN'S DAY

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. PST

Welcome and Opening remarks
Sean Rollo, Outgoing President, Canadian Pest Management Association, Orkin Canada, Quebec
Nicholas Holland, Incoming President, Canadian Pest Management Association, Peregrine General Pest
 


8:30 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. PST 

T | Keynote – Cockroach Control: Where We’ve Come from and Where We’re Going
Phil Koehler, Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Like so many things, pest management is constantly advancing. New products are being developed, improved tools are being manufactured, and management techniques are continually evolving. This makes for an exciting time to be in the pest management industry! These advancements improve our ability to control cockroaches and other dangerous pests that threaten public health, paving the way for a better quality of life for all of us. Learn where our industry started in cockroach control and what exciting advancements may lay ahead in this exciting session led by industry icon, Dr. Phil Koehler.


9:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. PST

T | When is a Pest a Pest: Understanding Arthropod Diversity in Structures
Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA
PCOs realize there are a lot of insects and arthropods indoors, but research has lacked real data on this information – until now. Explore the diversity of pest and non-pest insects found inside structures in this session reviewing the latest data regarding the insects that are living right under our noses and the factors that cause people to classify them as pests.


10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PST

Break


11:00 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. PST 

T | Ant Identification: Learning to Identify Ants Like A Pro!
Laurel Hansen, Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Ants are consistently ranked as the number one pest for call-backs and control challenges for several reasons. Colonies can be incredibly large and contain multiple reproductives, and control success often depends on proper identification to direct your management program. Learn how to identify one of the most diverse pest groups like a pro in this outside-the-box session that will walk attendees through key steps for proper identification. Be ready to take your ant management program to the next level!    


12:10 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PST

T | Health Canada Regulatory Update – Business Information
Kaitlin Thomson, Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency, Health Canada
This session will provide an overview of the federal government's role in regulating pesticides, focusing on Health Canada's involvement in the structural pest control industry. Topics discussed will focus on information relevant to applicators, including national inspection results and common non-compliance identified from applicator inspections. The session will also include tips for staying in compliance and information about standardization of structural pesticide label terminology. Lastly, the session will also provide regulatory updates about finalized re-evaluation decisions that have resulted in changes to approved structural pesticide uses.


12:50 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. PST

T | Caution: Slippery When Wet! – Avoiding Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace
Susan Agee, Rentokil North America, Redding, PA
Do you feel that your Colleagues are prone to accidents involving slips and falls?  Whether the common injuries are same level trips and slips or falls involving ladders this session will review provide some everyday tips on preventing these devastating accidents. 


THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!

Premier Sponsor

 

 

 

Questions?

Contact CPMA at cpma@pestworld.org or call 866-630-2762

 

 

Meetings and Schedule

February 22-23, 2021
2021 Pest Management Canada
Virtual 

February 22, 2021 
PMC General Membership Meeting
Virtual 

March 1-5, 2021
2021 Pest Management Canada 
On-Demand

May 6-7, 2021
Industry Safety Summit
Orlando, FL

 

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