July 2024 Pest Academy Workshop


IPCA July 2024 Virtual Workshop Program

Friday, July 26th, 2024

The Illinois Pest Control Association presents the July 2024 virtual workshop! This 3-hour training is led by Jamel Sandidge, BCE, PhD, MA, Nisus Corp, Tim Husen, Ph.D., Syngenta, and Heather Patterson, Control Solutions. This workshop covers the following topics: Small Fly Management, Cockroaches, and Stinging Insects.

The training will start at 8:00 am CDT, so be sure you are logged in a few minutes early.







July Workshop

$35.04 USD


Refund Policy
A 100% refund will be available for the live event registration until the day of the event. No refund will be available on the day of the event. Refund requests can be made through GoToWebinar or by emailing 



Credits have been approved in IL and IN. 

Indiana Category Credit

This conference has been approved for 3 Continuing Certification Hours (CCHs) in the categories 7A and RT. Attendees need to be in attendance for the full webinar and answer all the poll and survey questions to earn credits.

7A, RT 3

The IPCA 2024 July Pest Academy Virtual Workshop has been approved for 3 credits. Attendees need to be in attendance for the full webinar and answer all the poll and survey questions to earn credits.




This is a live webinar training. All participants are asked to join the webinar via the link provided so their attendance can be properly recorded. There is no call-in option for this webinar. If you are seeking recertification credit for this training, please listen during the webinar for instructions from the moderator.



Recertification credit/hours will only be awarded to the individual attendee that has registered for the webinar.

Your email address will be used to track your attendance and participation at the webinar. Every attendee must participate individually using the unique link associated with their email ID.

Attendees must enter the webinar via your unique "Join" link from GoToWebinar.

Additional details on recertification will be provided during the webinar

Please send your questions, comments and feedback to Mike Bentley at coordinator@ipcaonline.org.

If you have any questions regarding continuing education credits, please contact Sowmya Rajeshkanna at recertification@pestworld.org



This virtual workshop will be hosted through GoToWebinar. Attendees can access this event through any computer, laptop, or mobile device. If you wish to attend using a mobile device, you must download the GoToWebinar app ahead of time. We recommend all users click HERE to launch a practice webinar to ensure your machine meets the minimum system requirements to attend this event.

If you are attending this event for continuing education credit/hours, please read the following guidelines carefully:

  • Only the registered attendee will receive credit for attending this event.
  • Each registered attendee must use the unique link provided by GoToWebinar in your confirmation email to access the event.
  • Each registered attendee must use your own computer, laptop, or mobile device to access this event.



All live sessions are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)


Friday, July 26, 2024

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. CDT

Opening Remarks


8:15 – 9:15 a.m. CDT

Managing Flies in Commercial and Residential Facilities

Jamel Sandidge, BCE, PhD, MA, Nisus Corp

Once you become well-versed in effective control strategies and products and develop a solid program for fly control, companies will seek you out and pay for established success. This seminar will discuss sanitation and bio-sanitation, implementing integrated pest management (IPM), insecticide applications, pesticide safety in commercial facilities, and customer communication. 


9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT 

We Got a Big Problem: German Cockroach Management Best Practices

Tim Husen, BCE, PhD, PHE, PCQI, Syngenta

German cockroaches are a key revenue producing pest, while simultaneously being the cause of many service callbacks due to lack of control.  What makes the German cockroach different from other pest cockroach species?  Who is your main German cockroach management target and where can it be found?  What is your management plan?  This session will answer these questions and more about this important pest.


10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CDT

Stinging Insects (What’s the Buzz?)

Heather Patterson, Control Solutions Inc.

Stinging insects can be alarming to the unprepared. The first step to being prepared is to learn about the public health impact of stinging insects, the associated PPE, and first aid. The other part of preparation is knowing who you are up against. This session will go through social and solitary bees and wasps and what causes them to sting. Round out your preparation package by learning about control options and managing nests.




Jamal Sandidge, BCE, PhD, MA, Nisus Corp

Dr. Sandidge has been involved in multiple levels of the pest management industry for the last 23 years. Dr. J. joined Nisus Corporation in 2019 as the Innovation Platform Leader for Pest Management Systems where he is responsible for driving the development and growth of new and existing products in the professional line. He is now the National Director of Technical Services, where he supports the industry through education, training and technical support. Dr. J. is a board-certified Entomologist who holds a Master's degree in Entomology and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Kansas. While attending grad school he launched a pest management business, starting from the ground up. He owned and operated BRS Pest Control and Consulting for 9 years, gaining practical experience in the field solving complex pest management issues. Dr. J. previously served as a Research Entomologist with responsibilities in product research and development, efficacy testing, and technical assistance.


Tim Husen, PhD, Syngenta

Dr. Tim Husen (BCE, PHE, PCQI) is the Technical Services Manager for Syngenta Professional Pest Management’s Midwest and Northeast US Sales Territories. In this role, Tim supports Syngenta PPM’s innovation and product launch platforms, as well as providing direct support to Syngenta PPM’s sales and marketing teams (and their customers).  Tim began his career in operational pest control at Waltham Services where he developed and directed technical and training operations and managed quality control procedures, personnel, and reporting. He also worked as a Technical Service Manager for Rollins Inc. where he provided a wide variety of technical support and guidance across the company including Operations, Marketing, and Training based out of Rollins Corporate headquarters in Atlanta, GA.  Prior to joining Syngenta, Tim was a Technical Services Representative covering the Southeast US for BASF Professional and Specialty Solutions.  Dr. Husen is a subject matter expert on insect and rodent pest control tactics, products, and equipment with 24 years of experience in entomology and structural pest management.  He is a board-certified urban and public health entomologist with 25 scientific or extension publications and numerous presentations at scientific and pest management related events.  Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, a master’s degree in entomology, and a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.


Heather Patterson, Control Solutions

Heather joined the Product Development team at Control Solutions, Inc in 2017 as Project Manager. In 2021, she became a Technical Services Manager where she currently supports research and development activities, works with university researchers and industry cooperators to test new formulations, and builds data packages for new product registrations. She also supports the sales team and the pest management industry on behalf of CSI. 



Contact IPCA at coordinator@ipcaonline.org or call 866-678-6722




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