Pest Management Consulting and Pest Control Supplies

Pest Management Consultants, Pest Control Supplies, and Integrated Pest Management

2017 IPM for Food Plants Seminar

Advancements in Pest Management Strategies”

June 7-8      Hershey, PA

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Program Agenda

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Day 1


7:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction


8:00 a,m,


From pesticide dependency to IPM and beyond!  Topics will include:  A review and update of Laws and regulations, methods of application and new technologies.  Developing and implementing IPM strategies and the role of the pest management professional.

Dr. Austin Frishman
AMF Pest Management

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m.


Conducting vulnerability assessments that identify pest management and food safety risks and weaknesses of an existing food facility with recommendations for improvement.

Rod Wheeler
Global Food Defense
 Institute (GFDI)

11:30 a,m.


Vendors provide an overview of new product developments available for the IPM practitioner (e.g., rodent control equipment & rodenticides, insect light traps, pheromones, air curtains, portable scopes, flashlights, pest control supplies, etc.).


12:15 p.m.



1:15 p.m.


IPM and food safety programs and regulations affecting the food industry; preventive programs (e.g., IPM, documentation, inspections, training & education).

Al St. Cyr
Clark Pest Solutions

2:30 p,m.


New generation pest management strategies (e.g., monitor, inspection, evaluate) for contractors and facility personnel working in processing, distribution, and retail food establishments.

Kim Kemp
Nestle Purina Pet Care

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.


Supermarkets and warehouses are always vulnerable to pest infestation. Working with the pest management contractor to develop and implement IPM strategies

Bret Gardner
Target Stores & Distribution

5:00 p.m.

Supplier Hospitality


Day 2

8:00 a.m.


What is the behavior and ecology of rodents in an urban environment? Proper procedures for trapping, monitoring, and developing an effective rodent management program.

Dr. Robert Corrigan
RMC Pest Management

9:30 a.m.



9:45 a.m.


Electronic remote monitoring devices (ERMD’s) are being developed as a supplement to traditional pest management devices. What advantages can ERMD’s bring to the pest management industry and how will their implementation enhance existing pest management programs? Hear the latest research development, methods of implementation and practical uses in the field.

Dr. Robert Corrigan

10:45 a.m.


A proven aggressive approach to solve roach problems. The importance of IPM strategies including pesticide baiting and new techniques, prevention and elimination.

Dan Collins
Collins Pest Management

12:00 noon


1:00 p.m.


Knowing the behavior, life cycles, movement patterns, and preferred landscape of stored product pests and occasional invaders. Implementing effective monitoring systems (i.e., pheromones, sticky traps, ILTs) into existing IPM programs can lead to early detection of low level activity and help pinpoint hidden harborage sites.

Richard Kammerling
RK Pest Management

2:00 p,m.


Birds pose a threat to the food establishments by carrying disease-causing microorganisms, contamination with excreta, feathers, or external parasites. This session will provide an overview of bird species along with new technologies including: physical, chemical, and biological methods of control.

Dan Collins

3:00 p.m.



3:15 p.m.


What are the unique challenges and special situations confronting food safety managers and pest management professionals? What is the message we take back from this seminar?

  • From pesticide dependency to IPM
  • IPM problem solving
  • Prevention

Pest management education & training

Al St. Cyr

4:45 p.n.

Conclusion and Certificates



June 7-8, 2017 * Hershey, PA


Dan Collins is President of Collins Pest Management, Inc. and has more than 20 years of experience with fumigation, bird mitigation, weed management and pest management consulting. His company specializes in designing and implementing pest management systems for the food and food-related industries. Dan has worked extensively with Dr. Bobby Corrigan as a field researcher and rodent management consultant. Part of his responsibilities include lectures on a variety of food safety and pest management topics. He also contributes technical articles to Pest Management Professional and Pest Control Technology magazines. Dan is a board-certified entomologist and holds a degree in Wildlife Science from Purdue University.

Robert M. Corrigan, PhD - President of RMC Pest Management Consulting, specializes in urban and industrial IPM programs. As Chief Entomologist and Rodentologist for the New York City Department of Health, he is responsible for developing and implementing pest management programs. Prior to this Dr. Corrigan served as Director of Educational Programs for the Center for Urban and Industrial Pest Management at Purdue University, and is a co-author of the popular industry textbook, Truman’s Scientific Guide to Pest Control Operations. His newest book is Rodent Control, a Practical Guide for Pest Management Professionals.

He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University where he conducted programs in urban pest management, with emphasis on rodent control strategies.

Dr. Austin Frishman, PhD – President of AMF Pest Management Services; educator, specialist, research scientist and pest management consultant. As a consultant since 1967, has traveled well over three million miles and has spoken to audiences totaling more than 350,000 persons in twelve + countries and 40+ states in the United States.A sample of clients who have engaged his consulting services follows:

Food Industry: Heinz, Lipton, Standard Brands, Coca Cola, M & M Mars, Pioneer Foods, Port Jersey Dist., Best Foods, Barton Candy Corp., Met Foods Corp., Hartz Pet Food, Lauhoff Grain Co., Pathmark, Nabisco, Uncle Bens, Durkee, Grand Union, Environmental Mgmt. Assoc. and American Institute of Baking.  Aside from developing and making critiques on pest control programs, he was instrumental in developing the pesticide certification manual now used for the food processing industry.  He also played a major role in writing the state examination in three of the subcategories currently used in different states. 

Hospitals, Pharmaceutical Industry: Mt. Sinai, Gouverneur Hospital, Harlem Hospital, Bellevue, Bronx Developmental, Kingsboro Psychiatric, Pfizer in Brooklyn, N.Y., Conn., Ind., No. Carolina and Puerto Rico.  Also, Smith Kline and French, Lederle Labs, Eli Lily, Merck, Warner Lambert and Shering Plough Prod.

Government Agencies: State and Local Board of Health Agencies, Federal Food and Drug, Environmental Protection Agency, Public Health Service, Veterans Administration, N.Y.S. Dept. of Environmental Conservation, Internal Revenue Service, and the U.N.

Education: B.S. and M.S. - Cornell University, Ph.D. and Instructor - Purdue University, Prof. of Biology at SUNY at Farmingdale, N.Y. for 14 years, Teaching in Excellence Award and nominated for Distinguished Professor.

Publications:  Ten books, more than 1000 publications and columns in a National Magazine for over 40 years.National Geographic did a special called Dr. Cockroachfeaturing Dr. Frishman.

Awards:  1993 - PCT Professional of the Year, 1995-The John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology- Purdue Univ., 1998 - PCT/Zeneca Leadership Award, 2001- Honorary Life Member, Pi Chi Omega, 2002- Hall of Fame,PC Mag. and Minn. PM Assoc., 2013- Wall of Fame- Liberty Central School, Liberty, N.Y. 


Brett Gardner – As Food Safety Program Manager, Target Corporation, Brett has the responsibility for food safety and pest management programs at more than 1800 store locations. He has helped develop and implement "new generation" pest control, with emphasis on IPM, HACCP, GMPs and organic pest management. His previous work experience was with NSF International as a food safety auditor. Brett holds credentials as a Certified Professional-Food Safety and Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator and is an active member of FMI, IAFP and NEHA. He received his BS in human nutrition and food science from Colorado State and an MBA from the University of Minnesota specializing in management and strategy.

Richard Kammerling is President of RK Pest Management Services, Inc. His career spans more than 45 years in developing new pest control technologies, providing technical support and designing food safety and IPM programs. He has had an opportunity to work with a diversity of food establishments and related industries (i.e., bakeries, snacks and soft drink, confectionery and spice, pet foods and meat processing, pasta and dairy operations), grocery warehouses, pharmaceutical plants, packaging facilities, supermarkets and other retail food establishments. His time is devoted to in-house training, "troubleshooting" pest problems, and conducting pest management and food safety assessments. He regularly lectures at meetings organized by AIB International, National Pest Management Association, pest control companies, colleges and universities as well as conducting training programs for federal and state agencies.

Kim Kemp - Director Retail Food Safety for the Extended Enterprise Group at Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. He has over 35 years of service with Purina serving previously as the Product Safety Coordinator in Davenport, IA and Division Manager of Food Safety at Ralston Foods. From distribution to retail, Kim is responsible for pest management and food safety along the supply chain network. He regularly conducts Stored Product Pest Identification training programs for numerous national accounts and has lectured at AIB International, Purdue Pest Management Conference, Kansas State University, NPMA and Insects Limited. Mr. Kemp attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.

Alfred J. St. Cyr

, Director of Education and Food Safety, Clark Pest Control – His career spans more than 40 year. For more than 20 years Al served as Head of Food Safety Education of AIB International, Inc. In his responsibilities at AIB he developed training programs and seminars to address food safety and pest management issues. In 1984, he joined AMF Pest Management Services working as a consultant and educator with Dr. Austin M. Frishman. He has also was an Environmental Health Technician in the Preventive Medicine Group with the USN. After leaving the service, Director of Quality ... Assurance and Maintenance for baking companies on the West and East coasts.

Rod Wheeler, Founder & CEO Global Food Defense Institute which serves the food, agricultural and chemical industry in protecting products against intentional, deliberate acts of tampering and adulteration. Rod also serves as a Law Enforcement Analyst/ Contributor to the Fox News Channel.

Previously, Rod served as Homeland Security/Food Defense & Facility Protection Subject Matter Expert for AIB International. While serving as the Director of the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness with the Food Products Association in Washington DC, Rod created and developed an entire series of Homeland Security & Defense programs, to support many food processing, manufacturing and retail corporations in developing and implementing food safety and security plans, procedures, guidelines and food tampering investigations. Rod has conducted nearly 500 Physical Security Vulnerability Assessments and have written dozens of Security Response and Crisis Management plans for corporations large and small.

With a BA degree in Criminology/Criminal Justice from The Ohio State University, and a Key Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from American University in Washington DC, Rod has remained active around the United States speaking to several organizations on crime related issues, as well as advising and consulting on many major high-profile cases of national interest.

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