The pest control industry owes much of its recent growth to the rapid expansion of several vertical niche markets, including mosquito control. Mosquito control has become top of mind for many homeowners as Zika and other mosquito-transmitted diseases have been in the news. If you’re considering entering this potentially lucrative field, or would simply like to learn more about effective mosquito treatment protocols and marketing techniques, you’ll want to attend the PCT Virtual Mosquito Conference scheduled for Wednesday, April 26. The program will feature a number of leading mosquito control experts who will offer valuable insights about this important public health pest. Featured speakers and sessions include:

Mosquito Control: A Market Opportunity, Dan Moreland, PCT Publisher

Mosquito control has become big business thanks to ongoing media coverage of the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses and smart marketing by business- savvy PMPs. In this informative introductory session, PCT Publisher Dan Moreland will set the stage for the day’s webinar and discuss how your company can take advantage of this growth opportunity.

Mosquito Management Best Practices, Dr. Grayson Brown, Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

In this informative session, one of the country’s leading public health entomologists, Dr. Grayson Brown, shares his best practices for controlling mosquitoes in urban and suburban environments, based on years of practical research devoted to integrated management of human disease vectors.

Marketing Mosquito Control Services, Sarah Thomas-Clark, Vice President, Thomas Pest Services, Albany, N.Y.

As a third-generation pest management professional, Sarah Thomas-Clark, vice-president of Thomas Pest Services, has been involved in sales and marketing of the company’s broad range of services, including its innovative mosquito and tick control programs. Join us for this valuable session as she shares how to successfully market your company’s mosquito control services in an efficient and cost-effective fashion.

What PMPs Should Do to Prepare for a Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreak, Dr. Claudia Riegel, Director, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board, New Orleans, La.

In this jam-packed session, Dr. Claudia Riegel of the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board will outline what steps PMPs should take to prepare for a mosquito-borne disease outbreak.