Schedule of Events

Pest Control in Food Processing & Commercial Facilities Virtual Conference

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM EDT
Conference Overview & Introductions
12:15 PM – 12:25 PM EDT
Never Check and Empty Trap Again
Sponsored By
What if pest control technicians focused their time on checking only the devices that had activity? iQ products allow the technician to only check and interact with the traps that have verified catches, all while instantly providing time stamps as proof of service on devices without activity, eliminating a time consuming and tedious task. With iQ devices PMPs never have to check an empty trap again.

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT
The Role of New Technology in Today’s Food Safety Standards and Regulations
Industry standards and government regulations are generally developed to meet current market conditions; thus the advent of new technologies and innovations can cause regulators and those responsible for developing industry standards to have to modernize their approaches to enable the appropriate “fit,” and allow for the advancement of ongoing innovation. In this informative educational session led by the Technical Director of the Safe Quality Food Institute, discover how new technologies are transforming the food processing and food safety landscape.

1:30 PM – 1:40 PM EDT
Simple. Reliable. Control. A Guide to Digital IPM from the Leader in Rodent Trapping
Sponsored By
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM EDT
How to Stay Audit Ready
With pest management accounting for up to 20 percent of an audit score, it’s important to be well versed in every aspect of pest control in highly sensitive food-processing accounts. In this informative one-hour educational session, learn the five principles for staying audit ready all the time from Chelle Hartzer, a Board Certified Entomologist with extensive experience making sure her clients are prepared to pass the pest control portion of their audits.

2:45 PM – 2:55 PM EDT
Data-driven Rodent Prevention in a LEED-certified Stadium
Sponsored By
Preventing rodents in sporting stadiums is important in both protecting public health and the stadium’s reputation. With so much ground to cover, these large-scale facilities can be a challenge to protect from rodents. Learn how Hoffman’s Exterminating is using ActiveSense® electronic remote monitoring to provide comprehensive brand protection, while leveraging the technology to meet the sustainability needs of LEED-certified facilities.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Key Inspection Points In Liquid & Dry Processing & Storage Facilities
Pest management is a critical component of food safety programs in food plants, which can be quite large and complex, causing challenges for those charged with managing pests in these environments. Knowledge of food plant equipment, process flow, and patterns is essential. This session will feature a comprehensive overview of key inspection points and strategies for controlling pests in both liquid and dry processing facilities from one of the leading experts in the field and a contributing author to the PCT Guide to Commercial Pest Management.

4:00 PM – 4:10 PM EDT
Sponsor Presentation
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM EDT
Rodent Exclusion and the Emerging Role of Electronic Rodent Monitoring Systems (ERM)

There are more than 2,000 species of rodents in the world, but it is the three defined as commensal rodents—house mice, Norway rats, and roof rats—that are of the greatest food safety and economic concern. Learn how to exclude these pests from complex food processing environments and other large commercial accounts by attending an educational session presented by one of the industry’s leading rodent control specialists, Dan Collins, Director of Pest Management at Rose Acre Farms in Seymour, Ind. The veteran trainer and longtime PMP will review the 5 key steps to successful rodent control:

1. Identify the pest present.
2. Determine the source, extent, and severity of the pest infestation.
3. Identify conditions conducive or potentially conducive to pests.
4. Implement pest management best practices.
5. Follow up.

You won’t want to miss this informative educational session from one of the leading minds in the rodent control field.


5:15 PM EDT
Conference Wrap-Up