2024 Urban Pest Management Conference


The Nebraska State Pest Control Association invites you to join us for the 2024 Urban Pest Management Conference! Spend two days networking with vendors to learn about the best products and services in the industry and earn those valuable continuing education credits by attending sessions with our top-notch speakers!


Conference Registration Form Available Here

Registration Fees


Early Bird Pricing

(through 1/31/24)

Regular Pricing

(2/1/24 - 2/16/24)

Onsite Pricing

(after 2/16/24)

Member Registration $235 $250 $300
Non-member Registration $365 $375 $450






Exhibitor & Sponsorship

The NSPCA Urban Pest Management Conference brings together Nebraska’s top pest control companies for two days of business & management programs. NSPCA welcomes your business, and offers supplier companies customized sponsorship opportunities, to gain exposure and recognition with top customers.

Please download the exhibitor registration form and submit one of three ways:

Email form to bcrawley@pestworld.org

Fax form to 703-352-3031

Mail form to NSPCA, 10460 North Street, Fairfax, VA 22030

Exhibitor Registration Form

  • 2024 Inaugural Sponsor 
  • 2024 Reception Sponsor SOLD
  • 2024 Luncheon Sponsor 
  • 2024 Breakfast Sponsor SOLD
  • 2024 Refreshment Break Sponsor  SOLD
  • 2024 Exhibit Booth



Credits have been approved for CO, NE, OK, KS and pending in SD. View credit information.



The Nebraska Pest Control Association has held a block of rooms at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. To make your hotel reservations, call the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson at 402-476-5353 and mention the “NSPCA Conference” or book online to get the group rate of $94/night. After Friday, January 26, 2024, rooms and rates are subject to availability.


Hotel Information:

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson | Lincoln North Hotel

5353 N. 27th Street

Lincoln, NE, 68521

(402) 476-5353



All live sessions are in Central Standard Time (CST)


Wednesday, February 21, 2024


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CST

Board Meeting


Thursday, February 22, 2024

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST



7:30 AM - 8:30 AM CST

Breakfast & Exhibits


8:30 AM - 8:50 AM CST



8:55 AM - 9:55 AM CST

Pest Assessment in Action

Kevin Thorn, Thorn Pest Solutions

There are no standard pest control services. Every home and property requires a unique strategy to prevent pests. A detailed assessment is how we decide on the prevention strategies. In this session, we will hone our assessment skills to create dynamic pest prevention programs.


9:55 AM - 10:10 AM

Refreshment Break


10:15 AM - 11:15 AM CST

2024 Pest Solutions: Rodent Management in the Current Regulatory Climate

Sylvia Kenmuir, BASF

A discussion of the importance of understanding modes of action and formulation. Best management practices and the latest update on the Biological Evaluation and the EPA Proposed Interim decision.


11:15 AM - 12:15 PM CST



12:20 PM - 1:20 PM CST

Let’s get buggy! Insect Identification for Fumigators, Life Cycles, Biology, Behaviors, Habitats, & Population Control

Greg Poppe; Georgina Bingham, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Identifying specific grain pests that should be fumigated for, what they eat, how they eat, how they multiply including the grain conditions that affect reproduction (inc. tempt, humidity, mold, etc.). Discussion on pesticide stewardship, labels, and the emergence of and issues with Phosphine resistance.


1:25 PM - 2:25 PM CST

Pesticide Safety and Human Health

Jennifer Weisbrod, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Pesticides can pose risk to people. Using the best personal protective equipment and safest chemicals can reduce the risks to human health and the environment. 


2:25 PM - 2:40 PM CST

Refreshment Break


2:45 PM - 3:45 PM CST

IPM of Cockroaches

Kait Chapman, University of Nebraska

Review of cockroach species present in Nebraska, other species of concern, and current best management practices.


3:50 PM - 4:50 PM CST


Ric Voelker, Nebraska Safety Council

Learn to recognize the villains to your safety program and how to defeat them before they claim and employee.


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST

Exhibitor Reception


Friday, February 23, 2024

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST



7:00 AM - 8:00 AM CST

Breakfast & Exhibits


8:00 AM - 8:35 AM CST

Welcome and Annual Membership Meeting


8:45 AM - 9:05 AM CST

2024 NDA Regulatory Update

Elizabeth Smith, Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Update on emerging issues in FIFRA as they relate to pest control operators.


9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

The Struggle is Real: Battling Bed Bugs

Jody Green, University of Nebraska- Lincoln

We’ve been battling bed bugs for a few decades now and it doesn’t look like it will be stopping anytime soon. In this presentation, we will discuss the state of the bed bug industry; all about the bug (biology, behavior, ecology, life cycle); inspection and management techniques; updates in bed bug research and insecticide resistance; and how to work with clients for better bed bug management.


10:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Refreshment Break


10:20 AM - 11:20 AM CST

Baiting for Termites and New, Relevant Research

Jason Meyers

We will discuss termite biology and behavior as it pertains to termite baiting. Some new studies have helped to inform our industry on how termites find structures and how they interact with baiting systems. Much has changed, yet much has remained that same.


11:20 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Lunch Break


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CST

Protect Yourself from a PR Nightmare by Protecting Pollinators

Jody Green, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Over the last few years, the concern for attracting and conserving pollinators and beneficial insects has increased, putting the activities of pest management professionals under the lens. In this presentation, we will discuss how we can work effectively with our clients, to manage the pests of concern while continuing to protect pollinators in the ecosystem.


1:30 PM - 1:40 PM CST

Refreshment Break


1:40 PM - 4:40 PM CST

Recertification Test


1:40 PM - 2:40 PM CST

Wood-Destroying Organisms

Sharon Dobesh, EPA

This session will discuss non-termite wood-destroying organisms including beetles, ants, bees, and fungi showing damage caused, life cycle, and control options.


1:40 PM - 2:55 PM

Informing management by trapping stored product insects at food facilities and in the landscape with pheromones

Rob Morrison, PhD, USDA

Regarding hazardous materials used in pest control


2:55 PM - 3:40 PM

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Sergeant Benjamin Schropfer, Carrier Enforcement Division

Demystifying compliance with transportation laws and regulations.


2:40 PM - 3:40 PM

Fumigation Best Practices

Greg Poppe; Georgina Bingham, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A review of fumigation good practice, safety, exposure, and efficacy. Including some notes on current labeled fumigant resistance issues and new/ alternatives/ complementary insect control techniques that provides Safe and effective options for a successful fumigation. 


3:40 PM - 3:50 PM CST



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