Lawrenceville, N.J. — As bed bugs spread across the nation, BedBug Central will travel to help prepare pest professionals on how to successfully treat bed bugs in an interactive environment. This July, BedBug Central will collaborate with the Kansas Pest Control Association to offer the Kansas Bed Bug Boot Camp.
The Kansas Bed Bug Boot Camp is an off shoot of BedBug Central’s BedBug University: Boot Camp. The Kansas Bed Bug Boot Camp will be held on July 30 and 31, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO.
This boot camp will focus on the necessary knowledge and skills needed to create, run, or manage a successful bed bug program. The boot camp offers a series of courses that provide in-depth, practical and actionable knowledge regarding pertinent areas surrounding bed bugs and effective treatment.
“This is a unique opportunity for pest management professionals in the Mid-West to learn how to treat for bed bugs in an interactive and hands on environment,” said Jeffrey White, Technical Director for BedBug Central. “The bed bug epidemic is growing and proper training and information is needed to prevent and treat these pests.”
The boot camp sessions’ will include Bed Bugs 101: Basics of Bed Bug Biology, Bed Bugs 102: Protocol Overview, Bed Bug 201: Tools of the Trade, and Bed Bug 301: The Business of Bed Bugs.
Boot camp will also focus on the concepts of minimal preparation and the principals of least disruption. This technique will increase productivity by reducing labor and will ultimately reduce costs for pest management industries while increasing the value and convenience for customers.
“Learning about new processes and technologies, including the no prep method, was intriguing. It was one of the main reasons I wanted to come to the boot camp,” said Dena Burg of Northwest Exterminating in Arizona. “The information and expertise shared will be easily integrated into the day-to-day aspects of our bed bug business.”
All individuals involved in bed bug detection, prevention or remediation are invited to attend. The four sessions are designed to help staff understand and implement a more effective bed bug strategy.
"We are new to offering bed bug services and I’m glad we were able to receive top-of-the-line education through Bed Bug University’s Bed Bug Boot Camp,” said Will Bullard of Dayton Pest Control in Tennessee.
In addition to the educational sessions, attendees can visit exhibits that showcase various products and services from leaders in the bed bug industry.
The traditional BedBug University: Boot Camp is a four-day course offered six times per year and is designed to shorten the learning curve of companies that want to increase their bed bug revenues and enhance their bed bug business model. The program examines the most effective and efficient treatment protocols in addition to providing hands-on training with industry-standard tools for bed bug remediation.
Kansas Pest Control Association members can attend this boot camp for only $250 (early bird booking before July 1, 2012). KPCA members who register after the early bird date will be charged $265. Non- KPCA professionals can attend the Kansas Bed Bug Boot Camp at a rate of $295 (early bird booking before July 1, 2012). Non-KPCA members who register after the early bird date will be charged $325. Call and reserve your spot now to get the best rate!
For more information about the Kansas Bed Bug Boot Camp, please visit http://www.bedbugcentral.com/bedbuguniversity/kansas_boot_camp.cfm or call (877) 411-1142. For more information about the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza, click here.
About Bed Bug Central
Bed Bug Central serves as the nation’s most authoritative information resource and website available to the public for information concerning bed bugs and bed bug related issues concerning health, prevention, and treatment methods.More information can be obtained at www.bedbugcentral.com.
About Kansas Pest Control Association
The Kansas Pest Control Association (KPCA) is the statewide voice in Kansas for pest control professionals. KPCA promotes general standards and ethics, fosters research, uses multiple platforms to spread information and promote the industry and works closely with government officials on the national and state level to create an atmosphere beneficial to our communities and industry. Founded in 1948, KPCA provides programs and services which assist its members in achieving success in the operation of their businesses as protectors of the health, environment and property of Kansans. KPCA is comprised of members from every region in Kansas and represented by a 10-member Board of Directors and Officers, along with Executive Director Spencer Duncan. KPCA is an active member of the National Pest Management Association. KPCA holds training statewide for all pest management professionals, and has been recognized for its comprehensive training programs. The Association is also home to the Kansas Pest Control Hall of Fame. More information can be found at www.kansaspest.com