CTPCA 2023 Fall Seminar


Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the CTPCA Fall Seminar on September 19, 2023, at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, CT. The Board of Directors are actively planning the education program, and we look forward to meeting for this event. 

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Registration Fees

  Pre-Registration Onsite
Member Cost $150 $175
Non-Member Cost $175 $200





Credits approved in CT, MA, NY, and RI. Check this page for details!



The Oakdale Theatre is a multi-purpose performance venue, located in Wallingford, Connecticut. Opened in 1954, the venue consists of an auditorium and domed theatre, known as The Dome at Oakdale. CLICK HERE





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Tuesday, September 19, 2023


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration, Continental Breakfast, Visit with Vendors


8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Welcome, Logistics, Raffle Info, Vendor Showcase


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

2023 Updates in Rodent Pest Management for Connecticut Pest Professionals Part I

Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D., RMC Pest Management Consulting

This presentation will review the key standings and updates in East Coast rodent pest management.  In Part I, the most recent updates in rodent behavioral research will discuss the issues of rodent aversions and disregard to rodent control equipment as well as research that demonstrates that the specific placement of equipment based on careful assessment of the activity is paramount towards achieving control.


9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

2023 Updates in Rodent Pest Management for Connecticut Pest Professionals Part II

Bobby Corrigan, Ph.D., RMC Pest Management Consulting

In Part II, the critically important topic of rodenticides, rodenticide applications, and their correct rates will be covered.  Finally, rodenticides and wildlife will be discussed including the steps necessary for Connecticut pest professionals to take on the job to minimize the impact of rodenticides on wildlife and all non-target animals.


9:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Invasive Species

Heather King, B.C.E., Target Specialty Products


10:35 AM - 10:50 AM

AM Break


10:50 AM - 11:50 AM

State Updates

Diane Jorsey, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection


11:50 AM - 1:05 PM

Lunch and Visit with Vendors


1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Winning the Bed Bug Battle

Brittany Campbell, Ph.D., Control Solutions INC

Bed bugs continue to be one of the most difficult insects that PMPs face. Unfortunately, successful control may be time-consuming and labor-intensive. However, there are ways to maximize control and improve efficiency. This presentation will cover some important bed bug facts and how to utilize different tools of the trade to help you win the bed bug battle.


1:05 PM - 2:05 PM

Termite Management: Simplicity Always Wins

Hamilton Allen, Ph.D., HomeTeam Pest Defense’s Florida Region

Without proper knowledge and a plan, subterranean termite control can prove difficult. During the course, termite biology, laws and regulations, product labels, and termite treatment methods will be discussed. With these tools, attendees will learn how to manage termites effectively and safely.


2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Occasional Invaders

Heather King, B.C.E., Target Specialty Products


2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Management and Public Health Updates

Hamilton Allen, Ph.D., HomeTeam Pest Defense’s Florida Region

Tick populations in the northeastern United States are growing annually in response to warmer winters and deer population increases. Upon completion of the course, attendees will learn about the life cycle of prominent ticks in the NE, identify common tick habitats, areas where ticks are common, identify common tick disease symptoms, and discuss proper/safe tick treatment methods.    


3:10 PM - 3:25 PM

PM Break


3:25 PM - 4:25 PM

Labels – Proper Reading & Understanding of Some Common Labels Today

Kevin Moran, B.C.E., Forshaw

This session will cover about Labels and the Proper Reading & Understanding of some Common Labels Today. The following topics will be discussed: 

What is the Endangered Species Act and  

How does the Endangered Species Act affect labels and EPA?  

What is label rate?   

What is 1000 sq/ ft.?  

How do we Interrupt – DO NOT on a label? 


4:25 PM - 4:35 PM

Raffle, Distribution of Credits


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