Schedule of Events

Bed Bug Virtual Conference

Times, sessions and speakers are subject to change.

1:00 PM – 1:20 PM
State of the Bed Bug Market

PCT magazine provides ongoing coverage of bed bugs in a series of quarterly editorial supplements devoted to this important topic. In this session, PCT Publisher Dan Moreland provides an overview of the State of the Bed Market, including historical information about the evolution of the bed bug market and future trends sure to be of interest to PMPs providing bed bug services in both residential and commercial accounts.

1:20 PM – 1:30 PM
A Word from our Sponsor: Delta Five
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1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Bed Bug Management: What We’ve Learned

As the battle against bed bugs rages on, research continues to push forward and uncover more and more insights about this insidious pest. While the majority bed bug facts remain consistent with the knowledge shared 10 years ago, there are new findings to discuss which can help us understand how to “tweak” bed bug protocols to make them more efficient and effective. This session will review bed bug biology and behavior as well as new techniques and technologies the pest control industry can use in the war on bed bugs!

2:30 PM – 2:40 PM
A Word from our Sponsor: MGK
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2:40 PM – 3:40 PM
Detecting Low-Level Bed Bug Infestations in Multifamily Housing

While bed bug management can be demanding in single-family homes, multi-unit structures present additional challenges. In this informative educational session led by one of the country’s leading urban entomologists, learn how detecting low-level bed bug infestations in multi-family housing is the first step in managing this ubiquitous pest. Dr. Karen Vail, with a master’s degree from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in entomology, will share the advantages of early detection, review various bed bug detection tools, and share how to perform a quick, yet effective visual inspection to enhance your company’s control efforts in these high-profile accounts.

3:40 PM – 3:50 PM
A Word from our Sponsor: Bed Bug Central
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3:50 PM – 4:50 PM
Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs: A Book Review

As one of three co-authors of a new book on the biology and management of bed bugs, Dr. Dini Miller, professor of urban pest management at Virginia Tech, is one of the world’s leading authorities on this important structural pest. In this session, Dr. Miller will share highlights from the eagerly anticipated book, offering new insights on basic and applied science, as well as advice for practical management strategies. Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs features chapters on the history of bed bugs; their global resurgence; how to control bed bugs and manage them in specific situations; legal aspects; the future of these pests; and more. Her co-authors include Stephen Doggett, Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, Australia, and Chow-Yang Lee, School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM
Q&A and Event Conclusion