COLLEGE STATION, TX – Texas A&M University announced that the 73rd Texas A&M University Urban Pest Management Conference and Workshop will be held Jan. 16-18, 2019, at the Brazos Center in Bryan, Texas.
The keynote speaker will be Dr. Bobby Corrigan, a world renowned rodentologist who has been active in urban pest management for over 30 years. Corrigan serves as a consultant for multiple U.S. municipalities, has published more than 160 technical pest control articles, and has authored or co-authored multiple books and book chapters. His presentation will address modern approaches to solving rodent infestations.
Dr. Ed Vargo (Endowed Chair and Professor – Urban Entomology) and Dr. Robert Puckett (Assistant Professor and Extension Entomologist) will lead the conference that routinely attracts about 400 attendees from Texas and surrounding states.
This years topics will include Pesticide Safety, Weed Management, Termite Management, Lawn and Ornamental Pests, Structural and Commodity Fumigation, Ant Management, Wood Preservation, and others. Additionally, an 8-hour Technician Training Course will be led by Dr. Don Rechie (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension), Dr. Bob Davis (BASF) and Dr. Mike Merchant (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension) will provide A.C.E Training and Testing, and three 4 hr workshops will be offered that cover IPM in commercial kitchens, bed bugs, and commercial/commodity fumigation.
Registration for the 2019 Texas A&M University Urban Pest Management Conference and Workshop is now open. To register, visit the conference website at https://pcoconference.tamu.edu/.