What: Free Webinar
When: May 6, 2021 at 11:00 am EDT
Pest Alert: How to Keep Pests Out of Your Facility
When you think of pest management, your initial focus is on the inside of the facility, but what about those invaders that find their way in: birds nesting or insects planning to enter the first open door they find?
While inside pest harborage areas are critical to keep clean, outside pest invaders are also an important piece of the pest prevention puzzle.
Protect your facility and products by joining the pest experts at IFC to discover:
- How to become aware of outside pest concerns
- Exclusion options to keep the pest invaders out
- Exterior facility grounds and maintenance tips to keep the pests away
- Sustainable strategies available through integrated pest management to control pests, both inside and outside the facility
Sharon Dobesh, Director of Technical Services, Industrial Fumigant Company, LLC
Sharon Dobesh is the director of technical services at the Industrial Fumigant Company. She has over 16 years of experience as an Extension Specialist at Kansas State University in pesticide safety and integrated pest management. She also serves as the Great Plains Diagnostic Network Associate Director. Prior to working in Extension, Sharon worked for 7 years for the Missouri Department of Agriculture as a plant protection specialist inspecting nursery stock, greenhouses, turf farms, and exports. She is currently working on her doctorate in stored product insects, specifically warehouse beetles and cabinet beetles, at Kansas State University. She has an M.Sc. in entomology from Kansas State University and a B.Sc. in crop protection-entomology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
Jerry Heath, Entomologist, Technical Services, Industrial Fumigant Company, LLC
Jerry Heath, BCE, is a staff entomologist at the Industrial Fumigant Company where he is involved with technical services for the food processing and commodity industries. He was previously on the Extension Entomology staff at Cornell University for seven years where he developed the Pesticide Impact Assessment Program. He has also worked in various aspects of both agricultural and urban/industrial pest management industries since 1984. He also has had several international consulting experiences in Africa and Central America. He earned an M.Sc. in entomology from the University of Nebraska and has B.Sc. degrees from Penn State and Washington State in agriculture and entomology, respectively.
Barbara VanRenterghem, Ph.D., Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine