From a market that barely existed a decade ago, bed bugs have become an essential service offering for a growing number of PMPs across North America, generating millions of dollars in service revenue annually. If you’re considering entering this potentially lucrative field, or would simply like to learn more about the most effective IPM techniques and treatment protocols for bed bug control in commercial and residential accounts, you’ll want to attend the PCT Virtual Bed Bug Conference scheduled for Wednesday, June 28. The program will feature several of the nation’s leading bed bug experts who will offer valuable insights about the biology, behavior and control of this increasingly problematic structural pest. Featured speakers and sessions include:

“Bed Bugs: An Evolving Marketplace” Speaker: Dan Moreland, PCT Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio

In this opening session, Moreland will provide an overview of the rapidly-evolving bed bug market segment and talk about where the market is heading.

“Bed Bug Control in Commercial Accounts” Speaker: Dr. Dini Miller, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, Va.

In this informative educational session, one of the country’s leading bed bug authorities shares what she has learned both in the lab and in the field about controlling bed bugs in commercial accounts.

“Bed Bug Best Practices” Speaker: Larry Pinto, Pinto & Associates, Mechanicsville, Md.

In this session, Pinto will share a variety of “Bed Bug Best Practices” sure to pique attendees’ interest and provide insights about successful bed bug control strategies in both residential and commercial accounts.

“Hoarders & Other Psychological Challenges in Bed Bug IPM” Speaker: Gene White, Technical Director, Rentokil Steritech, Wyomissing, Pa.

White will address the challenges associated with controlling bed bugs in residential settings where hoarding is a problem or sanitation is poor.