If you’re considering entering the lucrative field of bed bug control or would like to learn more about the most effective treatment techniques in both residential and commercial accounts, you’ll want to attend the PCT Virtual Bed Bug Conference on Wednesday, June 27. Sponsors of the event are BedBug Central, DeltaFive and MGK. Speakers and sessions include:

 Bed Bug Management: What We’ve Learned, Jeffrey White, Director of Innovation and Technical Content, BedBug Central and Cooper Pest Solutions, Lawrenceville, N.J.

As the battle against bed bugs rages on, research continues to push forward and uncover more and more insights about this insidious pest. This session will review bed bug biology and behavior as well as new treatment techniques and technologies.

Detecting Low-Level Bed Bug Infestations in Multifamily Housing, Dr. Karen Vail, Professor and Extension Urban Entomologist, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Learn how detecting low-level bed bug infestations in multi-family housing is the first step in managing this ubiquitous pest. Dr. Karen Vail will share the advantages of early detection, review various bed bug detection tools, and share how to perform a quick, yet effective visual inspections to enhance your company’s control efforts in these high-profile accounts.

Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs: A Book Review, Dr. Dini Miller, Professor, Urban Pest Management, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Dr. Dini Miller is one of three co-authors of a new book on the biology and management of bed bugs titled “Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs.” In this session, she will share highlights from the book, offering new insights on basic and applied science, as well as advice for practical management strategies.

State of the Bed Bug Market, Dan Moreland, Publisher, PCT Magazine, Cleveland, Ohio

PCT Publisher Dan Moreland will provide 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.