By Brad Harbison
In the following podcast, Tim Madere, from the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent and Termite Control Board, discusses rodent issues in New Orleans, including some of his baiting research and use of 'game cameras' for rodent control. Madere, along with Bobby Corrigan and Matt Frye, are presenters for the Dec. 2 PCT Virtual Rodent Control Conference, sponsored by Bell Laboratories.
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PCT Rodent Control Virtual Conference Overview
Eliminating the occasional mouse or rat that enters a structure is typically not very difficult. But managing rodent infestations in complex urban settings or in and around commercial facilities is much more challenging.
The goal is not to kill individual rodents but rather to efficiently manage and, where possible, eliminate local rodent populations in an environmentally responsible fashion. This can only be done with both an applied approach using situational analysis, together with a sound understanding of the science behind rodent biology and behavior.
To assist our readers in successfully controlling rodents in urban settings and complex commercial accounts, PCT is pleased to host its Second Annual Rodent Control Virtual Conference. (**Register by Nov. 15 and receive a free copy of Dr. Corrigan’s universally praised book, Rodent Control: A Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals, a $29.99 value!)
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Rodent Control: A Market Opportunity
An Overview of the Rodent Control Market
Moderator: Dan Moreland, Publisher, PCT Magazine
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Essential Rodent Biology & Behavior for Control
Speaker: Dr. Robert Corrigan, President, RMC Pest Management Consulting
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. State-of-the-Art Rodent Exclusion: Key Points & Updates
Speaker: Dr. Matthew Frye, Pest Management Specialist, Cornell University
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Traps and Baits: A Guide to Controlling Urban Rodents
Speaker: Tim Madere, Pest Control Specialist/Special Projects Coordinator, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board