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Twelve pest control workshops over two days, presented by experts in the industry. Plus a keynote that will elevate your team’s performance. 


Wisconsin techs can take the test and earn the patch that assures your customers of your commitment to quality and safety. 


Connect with other members, pest control professionals, and vendors as you build your network of resources and professional advisors. 

The event you've known and trusted as Spring Training is now
Midwest PestCon, presented by the Wisconsin Pest Control Association.


Tuesday, February 13, 2024

7:45-8:15 am
7.1 Check in
7:45-8:25 am
Check In/Registration, Coffee & Pastries, Vendor Room Open
8:15 am
7.1 Certification Training
7.1 training requires separate pre-registration and is not included in your WPCA conference registration.
Call (608) 262-7588 or register online.

8:25-8:30 am
Opening comments from the WPCA President
8:30-9:30 am
Mosquito & Tick Control*
Gary Wagner, Central Life Sciences
9:30-10:30 am
Wildlife Damage in Urban Areas*
Erinn Kiesow-Webb, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
10:30-11:00 am
Vendor Introductions
11:00-11:15 am
Break, Vendor Room Open
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Pest Proofing: How to Read a Structure From the Perspective of a Pest*
Brent Towle, Spectrum Pest Control Eco-Tech
12:15-1:30 pm
Lunch Provided, Vendor Room Open
1:30-2:30 pm

Pests, PMPs, and Public Health*
J. Santos Portugal III, PhD, BCE, Mississippi State University

2:30 pm
Concurrent 7.1 and Master Tech Testing
Both tests require pre-registration. 7.1 registration is available here. Master Tech registration is an add-on when you complete your conference registration or can be purchased separately here.
2:30-3:30 pm
Bugs and Bodies: An Introduction to Forensic Entomology*
M. Eric Benbow, Michigan State University

3:30-3:45 pm
Break, Vendor Room Open
3:45-4:45 pm
Managing Flies in Food Facilities*
Jamel Sandidge, BCE, PhD, MA, Nisus Corporation
4:45-5:00 pm

WPCA Business Meeting

5:00-7:00 pm

Reception, Vendor Room Open
All registered attendees welcome

*Eligible for 1 IL CEU credit. Credits must be submitted in threes.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

7:00-8:00 am
Check In, Coffee & Pastries, Vendor Room Open
8:00-8:15 am
Welcome from the WPCA President
8:15-9:45 am
Keynote: Risk It! The Failed Concept of Playing It Safe
Arnold Ramsey
9:45-10:00 am
Break, Vendor Room Open
10:00-11:00 am
Stored Product Insects, Pheromones and Mating Disruption*
Tom Mueller, Insects Limited
11:00 am-noon
NPMA Legislative and Regulatory Update*
JD Darr, National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch Provided
1:00-2:00 pm
Never Close Your Opportunity to Catch Something with a Tail*
Bryan Nichols, Advanced Pest Control
2:00-2:15 pmBreak
2:15-3:15 pm
Building a Quality Service Team*
Ken Wundrow, Service Corps of Retired Executives
3:15-4:15 pm
2023 in Review: Highlights from the UW Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab*
PJ Liesch, UW Madison

*Eligible for 1 IL CEU credit. Credits must be submitted in threes.

PO Box 26161
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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