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Speakers, Sessions Announced for 77th Purdue Conference

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The Purdue Pest Control Conference will be held Jan. 7-9, at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

| August 22, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The 77th annual Purdue Pest Control Conference will be held Jan. 7-9, at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Featuring cutting-edge topics presented by renowned industry speakers, the 2013 Purdue Pest Control Conference is packed with “progressive pest management” solutions for industry professionals. This year’s show includes two pre-conference workshops (“Small Business,” presented by Harvey Goldglantz, and “Safety Issues,” presented by Fred Whitford) and is highlighted by a presentation from Gene White titled “Bed Bugs and Their Threat to Public Health.”

Other topics and speakers include:
•    Brian Biedle - Small Flies
•    Dan Collins - Ant Control
•    Bobby Corrigan – Rodents
•    Tom Dobrinska - Green Products
•    Jim Fredericks - Regulatory Update
•    Stoy Hedges – Spiders
•    Carl Hinderer - New Technologies
•    Susan Jones - Termite Technologies
•    Sara Kantarovich - Bed Bugs & Heat
•    Kim Kemp - Food Pest Monitoring
•    Pete Markham - Bird Management
•    Dave Mueller - Fumigation Update
•    Glen Needham - Tick Management
•    Faith Oi – Cockroaches & Sensitive Accounts
•    Scott Robbins - Pyrethroid Labels & Perimeter IPM
•    Dominique Sauvage - Food Safety & Auditing
•    Mark Sheperdigian - Bed Bugs

Also, Purdue staff will present new research findings on ants, stored product pests, and occasional invaders.

For Registration:
Kathy Walters, Conference Division
765-494-2758 or 800-359-2968
email: kw@purdue.edu

For CCH & Program Info:
Holly Fletcher-Timmons
Dept.of Entomology, 765-494-5856

For additional conference information and to register online visit www.conf.purdue.edu/pest2013.

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