COVID-19

COVID-19 and Rodent Control: Practical Solutions to Address Rodent IPM in a Post-Pandemic World

June 10, 2020  1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT

 

Join the National Pest Management Association for a virtual rodent workshop examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on rodent behavior, rodent control and the pest management opportunities that have become available as a result of the “new normal” that our society is now operating in. 

Top rodent experts will address the hottest topics of the year related to rodents: What’s the public health link? Is rat behavior changing? Has human social-distancing behavior made it easier or harder to control rodents? This four-hour, online experience will answer all of these questions and more. 

Register early – space is limited!

 

The Public Health Impact of Rodents – Is There a Novel Coronavirus Link?

Presented by Matthew Combs, Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, NY

 

One thing about rats is very clear– rat populations are more than a nuisance, they are a very real public health threat.  Find out how new research into rat population biology can help inform the way the pest management industry performs rat control services and how we talk to the public about the threat of rat infestations. This session will address myths and misconceptions about rodents and SARS-CoV-2 and report on the latest thinking in rat-related health concerns.

     

Rat Behavioral Changes in Response to COVID-19

Presented by Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D., RMC Consulting, New York, NY

  Reports of rat cannibalism, brazen rats roaming the streets of cities, and rat activity in places where no historical evidence had previously been identified fill our newsfeeds each day.  But what’s the truth behind these stories?  Has rat behavior been impacted by the social distancing efforts of humans?  What’s the biology behind these behaviors? Get these answers and more in this unique exploration of applied rat behavioral ecology.
     

Rodent IPM Opportunities in Commercial and Residential Structures

Presented by Matt Frye, Ph.D., New York State IPM Program, Cornell University, Elmsford, NY

  The COVID-19 stay-at-home orders resulted in the shuttering of restaurants, bars, entertainments and other businesses across the country. The resulting stress placed on rodents that previously relied on the steady food source supplied by regular human activities has now created a unique pest management opportunity. In this session, learn practical steps that can be taken to get the upper hand in the battle against entrenched rodent populations and find how to help your clients jump start their IPM programs as they work to resume business following the shutdown.
     

Case Study: COVID-19 Shutdown Orders Create Rodent IPM Opportunities

Presented by Claudia Riegel, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, New Orleans, LA

  The City of New Orleans boasts one of the most comprehensive city-wide rodent control programs in the world. Find out how the “Big Easy” approached the integrated rodent management opportunity that presented itself when the novel coronavirus pandemic forced Bourbon Street to close and its citizens to shelter in place. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pricing:

NPMA Members $99
Non-members $149

 

Earn Credits!

Continuing Education Credits have been approved in the following states:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, PA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, RI, SC, VT, VA, WA, WV, WY

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