Hear from Industry Experts at PCT’s 2020 Bed Bug Virtual Conference

Hear from Industry Experts at PCT’s 2020 Bed Bug Virtual Conference

Judy Black, Brandon Gile, Stephen Doggett and Jeremiah Riopel headline this year's virtual event, which takes place Wednesday, from 1 p.m.-5 pm (EDT).

April 19, 2020

If you’re currently involved in the bed bug market or are thinking about adding bed bug services to your company’s offerings in 2020, you won’t want to miss PCT’s Virtual Bed Bug Conference, taking place Wednesday, May 13, from 1 p.m.-5 pm (EDT). 

PCT has assembled a speaker lineup with years of bed bug control experience: Judy Black, Brandon Gile, Stephen Doggett and Jeremiah Riopel.

The PCT Virtual Bed Bug Conference is sponsored by Aprehend

Register today for only $99.

CLICK HERE to register.

CLICK HERE for sponsorship information.

Here's a look at the speakers and sessions. 

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM EST
Pro-Active Bed Bug Control in Commercial Accounts

Plunkett’s Pest Control understands that multi-housing clients face unique challenges and have concerns that vary significantly from residential and commercial clients. As such, since 1989, the company has dedicated an entire division to listening to these concerns and developing innovative solutions to their bed bug problems. In this informative session, Jeremiah Riopel, multi-housing director at Plunkett’s Pest Control, will provide an overview of the company’s award-winning program for managing bed bug populations in multi-family housing.

Speaker: Jeremiah Riopel, Multi-Housing Director, Plunkett’s Pest Control

1:50 PM – 2:00 PM EST

A Word from our Sponsor

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM EST
How to Sell Bed Bug Work Profitably
Bed bug work can be lucrative, but to be sustainable over the long-term, profitability is key. Learn how Platinum Pest Solutions, a leading provider of bed bug services in the Chicagoland area, has grown this segment of its business through an innovative SMART selling program led by Brandon Gile, Director of Dales & Marketing for the family-owned business.


Speaker: Brandon Gile, Director of Sales and Marketing , Platinum Pest Solutions

2:50 PM – 3:00 PM EST
A Word from our Sponsor

3:00 PM – 3:50 PM EST
Lessons Learned in the Bed Bug Trenches

After more than 30 years of practical industry experience, Judy Black, vice president of quality assurance and technical services for Rollins, Inc., is considered one of the leading authorities in developing “real-world” pest management programs in commercial accounts. At the height of the bed bug resurgence, Black developed innovative inspection and treatment techniques that proved effective in controlling bed bugs in a variety of commercial accounts, including hotels, health care facilities, multi-family housing and government buildings. In this highly anticipated session, she will address “Lessons Learned in the Bed Bug Trenches.”

Speaker: Judy Black, VP of Quality Assurance and Technical Services, Rollins, Inc.

 3:50 PM – 4:00 PM EST
A Word from our Sponsor

4:00 PM – 4:50 PM EST
10 Top Tips from An International Bed Bug Expert
As one of three co-authors of a new book on the biology and management of bed bugs, Stephen Doggett, senior scientist at the Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital, will share his insights on the history and global resurgence of bed bugs. As an international bed bug expert, Doggett has a unique perspective on this ubiquitous pest, which continues to challenge pest management professionals around the globe. His co-authors include Dr. Dini Miller, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, and Chow-Yang Lee, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. Learn more at www.abmmbb.com.

Speaker: Stephen Doggett, Manager and Senior Hospital Scientist, Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital Westmead NSW
 4:50 PM – 5:00 PM EST
Conference Wrap-Up