Bed bugs are back and are here to stay. As they continue their resurgence all over the world, it is imperative that property managers and employees associated with multi-family housing understand bed bugs in an effort to control the costs and legal issues associated with them, identify infestations early-on and help eliminate them in a timely fashion.
The National Pest Management Association and BedBug Central know how difficult bed bugs can be for property managers, which is why together they designed a special one-day Bed Bug Workshop at Global Bed Bug Summit on Dec. 1.
The Bed Bug Workshop, held Dec. 1 at Global Beg Bug Summit, will provide property managers the best management practices and practical advice on how to deal with widespread outbreaks and legal issues that may arise. Property managers will have the opportunity to learn from the top bed bug experts on topics such as best practices for multi-family housing, legalities of bed bugs and community wide bed bug management. Below you can find a summary of the workshop classes.
- 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Bed Bug Best Management Practices for Multi-Family Housing
Dr. Dini Miller
Multi-family housing presents a unique challenge when managing bed bugs. Shared walls and close living conditions can allow one population to spread to several units, ultimately requiring the action of multiple residents to resolve an infestation. In this must-see session, learn the management practices that every property manager should know to keep bed bug infestations in check on any multi-family property.
- 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Leases, Lawyers and Lawsuits- Navigating the Laws of Tenants with Bed Bugs
A failure to understand the rules and regulations that affect tenants with bed bugs can have negative legal consequences for landlords and property managers. To make sure you are up to speed on today’s leasing standards, join Jeff Lipman in this candid discussion as he navigates the challenges surrounding the growing number of laws and lawsuits that affect tenants with bed bugs.
- 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Community Wide Bed Bug Management - How to Solve Widespread Problems and Stay Ahead of the Bug
Dr. Richard Cooper
Bed bugs are one of the most challenging pests to manage. Once they have infested a structure, it can take weeks to finally resolve a widespread infestation. By focusing on community wide management, the number of major bed bug infestations can be dramatically reduced. Do not miss this exciting session to hear industry expert Rick Cooper discuss how to stay ahead of bed bugs in order to solve widespread problems in multi-residential communities.
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Town Hall with Speakers
At this time, property managers will have an opportunity to engage with the speakers from the bed bug workshop and this will conclude the workshop.
Upon conclusion of the workshop, your admission for the workshop grants you access to additional education sessions as well as the exclusive networking events that the Global Bed Bug Summit is famous for!
- Exclusive Access to “Night Out with the Experts!”
Not only will you have the chance to learn the latest research, treatment protocols and legalities for bed bugs, but you’ll also have the opportunity to network and rub elbows one-on-one with the global leading bed bug university researchers at the “Night Out with the Experts” event held the same evening as the workshop. This casual event will allow you the ability to network with your fellow peers as well as ask the experts any questions you may have.
- Enjoy FREE Beer Tasting While Walking the Largest Bed Bug Trade Floor
Before you interact with the Summit’s leading speakers at “Night Out with the Experts,” be sure to visit the EXPOCentral where you’ll experience the largest trade floor dedicated solely to bed bug products and services. While you’re browsing some of the latest products and services, you’ll enjoy micro-brews and local fares with the free Beer Tasting that the EXPOCentral is famous for!
In addition to all the educational and unique, fun events that the Global Bed Bug Summit presents to property managers, NPMA and BedBug Central have made it the biggest bang for your buck you can get!
Attendance to the property managers’ bed bug workshop will only cost attendees $219 for the day and you’ll also have access to everything the Summit has to offer, including the Beer Tasting in EXPOCentral and the “Night Out with the Experts” exclusive experience!
Global Bed Bug Summit is the bed bug event of the year and for property managers, the special one-day workshop is the one event this year that you can’t afford to miss!