The conference is virtual, meaning attendees can listen from their home or office. Sponsors include BASF, Bell Laboratories and Global Material Technologies.
Renowned rodent experts Bobby Corrigan, Matt Frye and Timmy Madere will provide an in-depth look at rodent management and discuss what today’s market can offer a pest control company. Here’s a closer look at our presenters.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Bobby Corrigan is a graduate of Purdue University, where he earned a master’s and Ph.D. in rodent pest management, as well as the State University of New York at Farmingdale, where he studied under Dr. Austin Frishman. Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Corrigan also worked as an extension specialist and researcher at Purdue. Early in his career, Corrigan also ran a pest control route for three years, so he understands the challenges faced by pest management professionals in the field. He is the owner and president of RMC Pest Management Conulsting located in Richmond, Indiana.
Timmy Madere began his career in the pest control industry early in life, crawling in attics and under houses for his Grandfather’s pest control company every summer. While in college, he drove mosquito fog trucks at night in his home town of Laplace, Louisiana. He went on to work for Terminix as a general pest control specialist for five years. In 2008, Timmy went to work for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent, and Termite Control Board as a general pest control specialist and research assistant and is still working there today as their special projects coordinator. Timmy has worked on research studies and urban pest issues concerning everything from termites and bedbugs to coyotes and raccoons; but his primary focus is on commensal rodents and urban rodent control. Timmy has been writing articles on rodent biology and control techniques for the National Wildlife Control Operator Association (NWCOA) for the past two years and continues to contribute now. Timmy has a BA in History from the University of New Orleans and is planning to attend graduate school.
Matt Frye is the Community IPM Extension Area Educator for the New York State Integrated Pest Management program based in Elmsford, N.Y. As an extension educator, he is responsible for enhancing the level of IPM adoption among pest management professionals, educators and the general public. A graduate of Muhlenberg College with a degree in biology, Frye also earned a Master’s and Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Delaware. His primary extension and outreach efforts include rodent IPM, bed bug control and tick management. A frequent speaker at industry events, he is a member of or served on the Nassau County Bed Bug Task Force, Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (SCOPE) and New York State Senator Sue Serino’s Lyme Disease Advisory Board.
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