February 13-14, 2018
The Cornhusker Hotel
333 S 13th Street
Lincoln, NE


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The 26th Annual Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference will take place at the Cornhusker-Marriott Hotel (333 South 13th St, Lincoln, NE 68508) on February 13-14, 2018. This conference is a joint effort put forth by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and the Nebraska State Pest Control Association with support and guidance from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture.

We are continuing the tradition of excellence put in motion by Dr. Shripat Kamble by offering up-to-date information about pests, best practices and raising the potential for anyone involved in the pest management industry. This is a two-day meeting in downtown Lincoln to visit with peers, university educators, researchers, manufacturers, and industry professionals to share knowledge, network, and recertify for commercial pesticide applicators.

Some of the highlights of the program include:

  • Open laboratory of specimens and damage with Jim Kalisch and Robert Roselle from Department of Entomology, UNL
  • Tuesday Luncheon
  • Exhibit Hall and Exhibitor’s Reception with Hors D’oeuvres and drinks
  • Initial Commercial Applicator Pesticide Testing in General Standards and Specific Category
  • Recertification for commercial pesticide applicators in up to three categories
    • 08 Structural/Health Pest Control
    • 08W Wood Destroying Organisms
    • 09 Public Health Pest Control or 11 Fumigation (Videos in each category will be on the evening of February 13)

Some of the speakers this year include:

  • Matt Frye, PhD, Extension Educator, New York State IPM Program – “Rodentology and Pest Management” and “The Dirt on Filth Flies”
  • Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE, Director of Technical Training, Target Specialty Products – “Professionalism and Communication” and “Hybrid Training”
  • Karen Vail, PhD, Professor and Extension Entomologist, University of Tennessee – “Quick Inspections for Bed Bugs”
  • Tim Husen, PhD, Manager of Technical Services, Rollins – “Integrated Pest Management Today”, “Ant Control” and “Occasional Invaders”
  • Robert Davis, PhD, Technical Services, BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions – “WDO Inspections”, “Facts on Fleas” and “Spider Identification, Biology and Control”
  • Jim Kalisch, Entomologist and Diagnostician, UNL Department of Entomology – “Trends Throughout the Years”
  • Janet Kintz-Early, PhD, Entomologist, JAK Consultant Services – “Water Pests: Moisture and WDO”, “Federal Regulator Affairs”
  • Kristen van den Meiracker, PhD, Entomologist, JAK Consultant Services – “Biters: Pests That Make you Itch”
  • Janet Hurley, Extension Specialist, Texas A&M – “Pests in Sensitive Accounts”
  • Kacie Athey, PhD, Postdoc, University of Kentucky – “Insecticide Resistance in Bed Bugs”
  • John Fech, Extension Educator, Nebraska Extension in Douglas-Sarpy Counties – “Media Interview Tips and Tricks”
  • Kurt Goetzinger, Director, Omaha Advertising – “Using Social Media to Build Your Business”
  • Frannie Miller, PSEP and IPM Coordinator, Kansas State University – “Eyes on You: Someone is Always Watching”
  • Don Lewis, PhD, Professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University – “Carpenter Ants and Bees”
  • Jared Harris, Sales Representative, BASF Professional and Specialty Solutions – “What’s New in Construction”
  • Zach Morehead, Sales Representative, Dow AgroSciences – “Termite Baiting”
  • Carl Braun, Owner/Operator, Quality Pest Control – “NPMA Updates”
  • Clyde Ogg, Extension Educator, UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program – “Nebraska Recertification”

Please mark your calendar and be prepared to learn something new about the industry.

For hotel reservations please contact:

the Cornhusker Marriott, 333 S 13th St., Lincoln, NE 68508
Online Room Reservations at the Cornhusker Marriott for Urban Pest Management Conference Feb. 2018

Call: 1-866-706-7706 or 402-474-7474
Room Rate:
$92.00 plus tax — Discount rate good through January 29, 2018
Mention Nebraska State Pest Control Association Conference

For committed participants who want to plan ahead, the Nebraska Urban Pest Management Conference will be moving to a Thursday-Friday schedule, so be sure to save the dates February 21-22, 2019.