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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 7, 2023

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 at

8:25-8:30 am
Opening comments from the WPCA President
8:30-9:30 am
Pesticide Use and Control Compliance*
Gary Napralla, Wisconsin DATCP
9:30-10:30 am
Constant Hazard Assessment Fundamentals for the PMP*
Jason Freels, Terminix Commercial
10:30-11:00 am
Vendor Introductions
11:00-11:15 am
Break, Vendor Room Open
11:15 am-12:15 pm
Insecticide Modes of Action*
Tommy Powell, MGK Insect Control Solutions
12:15-1:30 pm
Lunch Provided, Vendor Room Open
1:30-2:30 pm

Master Tech Panel: Wisdom From the Field
Sandy Ehlers, Batzner Pest Control

Joanna Matthes, Batzner Pest Control

Jerry Springer, Terminix

Nathan Hall, facilitator, Terminix

2:30 pm
Concurrent 7.1 and Master Tech Testing
2:30-3:30 pm
They’re Really Scary – Managing Spiders In and Around Structures*
Dr. Tim Husen, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

3:30-3:45 pm
Break, Vendor Room Open
3:45-4:45 pm
IPM in Food Facilities*
Dr. Cisse W. Spragins, Rockwell Labs Ltd.
4:45-5:00 pm

WPCA Business Meeting

5:00-7:00 pm

Reception, Vendor Room Open

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

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

7:00-8:00 am
Check In, Coffee & Pastries, Vendor Room Open
8:00-8:15 am
Welcome from the WPCA President
EPA's Proposed Rodenticide Mitigation Measures
Sara Knilans, Bell Labs
8:15-9:45 am
Keynote: Anyone Can Be an Astronaut
Beth Mund
9:45-10:00 am
Break, Vendor Room Open
10:00-11:00 am
Guide to Bird Control & Behavior*
Jason Apuli, Rentokil North America
11:00 am-noon
Rodenticides, Regulations and Redefining Rat Control*
Jim Fredericks, National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch Provided, Vendor Room Open
1:00-2:00 pm
Wood Destroying Insects and Where to Find Them –
Identifying WDI, Finding Signs and Concerning Conditions, and the NPMA-33 Form*
Nathan Hall, Terminix
2:00-3:00 pm
Using Company Culture to Grow Your Business*
Pete Schopen
, Schopen Pest Solutions
3:00-3:15 pm
3:15-4:15 pm
Bed Bugs: The Latest From Research and Industry, and a Review of Their Biology and Management*
John Kane, Orkin Pest Control

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

PO Box 26161
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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