Education

MSPCA offers one-stop shopping for all your educational needs. Whether you prefer to absorb new materials through conferences and meetings or by reading, we have the solution for you. Our experts address topics of necessity for owners, managers, and technicians alike. Of course, members receive reduced rates for all educational resources available.

July 2020

Tue
14
2020
July 14, 2020
11:00AM-1:00PM

Webinar: The Bees’ Knees’

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

Bees are an essential part of our ecology. Do bees have knees? In this program pest management professionals (PMPs) will learn the A, Bee, C’s of Honey bee anatomy.

August 2020

Tue
11
2020
August 11, 2020
11:00AM-1:00PM

Webinar: Anatomy of an insect ID 

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

As an essential part of IPM, correct insect ID establishes the base upon which all-successive pest management decisions are made. Poor ID, poor pest management!

September 2020

Tue
8
2020
September 8, 2020
11:00AM-1:00PM

Webinar: Stupid Kills: The Art of Safety 7.0

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

Stupid can get you killed! A safe, healthy workplace takes teamwork. To keep the workplace safe, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set safety and heath standards.

October 2020

Tue
13
2020
October 13, 2020
11:00AM-1:00PM

Webinar: Eyes Wide Shut! A virtual rodent dissection 2.0

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

As both a reservoir and vector of numerous diseases, the rat is responsible for enormous loss of life, food, and property. Even today, in both agriculture and urban centers, there is a constant battle between humans and rats. It is difficult to determine which side is winning.

November 2020

Tue
10
2020
November 10, 2020
11:00AM-1:00PM

Webinar: Got Bugs? Get Sued!

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, have become one of the most notorious structurally infesting public health nuisance pests in the United States. Combined rapid re-emergence and insecticide resistant population strains have made bed bugs a formidable pest foe with considerable medical and legal significance.

December 2020

Tue
8
2020
December 8, 2020
11:00AM-1:00PM

Webinar: Pestiferous Lawsuits

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Mitchell

Integrated pest management (IPM) establishes a decision-making process that underwrites an industry standard of practice or standard of care. Given the increasing liability of getting decisions wrong, a reasonable degree of industry standard of care is essential. In some cases, getting it wrong may get you sued.