Fall Seminar Spotlight
Dr. Potter is an urban entomologist and Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Kentucky. Potter’s professional career began in industry, including serving as National Technical Director for Orkin. For the past 28 years, he’s been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky, where his program provides cutting-edge assistance to pest managers and their clients worldwide.
Psocids to Silverfish: Pests Less Talked About
Lots of industry presentations hammer on cockroaches, ants, and rodents. This talk is devoted to several of those
pests less talked about at industry meetings, including identification, biology, habits, and especially, what to do about them.
Bugs Behaving Badly- Extraordinary Infestations
In pest control, we often encounter extraordinary things: A bug in a biscuit, a spider in a soda straw, maggots in a maternity ward… insects have a way of showing up in the oddest places with unfortunate outcomes. This interesting presentation includes a series of case studies featuring bugs in “all the wrong places.” Some will involve litigation, many will be memorable, and all reinforce the challenge of pest control and its importance to society. Practical tips will be provided for managing infestations.
You Don’t Have to Be an Entomologist to ID Insects
your basic bug “ID” talk! It is designed to help owners, managers, technicians and salespeople do a better job diagnosing pest problems and prescribing the right solution. Examples and case studies are given illustrating what can happen when pests are misidentified, along with many practical tips on how to identify insects with less hassle. Useful information will be provided on collecting and processing of specimens, magnification aids and the best reference tools available. A real confidence builder, underscoring the fact that you don’t have to be an entomologist with lots of initials after your name (B.C.E., M.S., Ph.D.) to identify insects!