Rodents, bedbugs, fire ants and pollinators highlight Clemson pest management forum
CLEMSON — Pest control experts from across the Southeast will learn how to cope with the array of insects and rodents invading their clients’ homes and workplaces at Clemson University’s second annual Fall Forum for Pest Management Professionals.
Bedbugs are just one of many pests that will be addressed at the forum, takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Clemson’s Madren Conference Center and Inn.
It will feature presentations by Clemson researchers and industry experts in the areas of urban rodent control, bedbug control in health facilities, integrated fire ant management strategies, and termites and termite control. Forum participants will also learn how to effectively eliminate pests while still protecting ecologically valuable pollinators.
Exhibitors will be on hand to show off the latest innovations in pest management and answer questions.
“We strive to create programs that inform pest-control professionals about the most current research on urban pests and teach management techniques that help them provide the best service to their clients,” said Clemson extension entomologist Eric Benson.
Participants can register by Oct. 16 for $100 early-bird rate. Registration is $150 after Oct. 16. Recertification credits for South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia will be available. A total of five recertification credits will be offered in South Carolina. Three credits will be in category 7, one credit in category 3 and one credit in category 8.