This training is free for members of AHMA Northwest, NAHRO/PNRC, RHA of Puget Sound and Washington State CARH.
The Bed Bug Boot Camp will explore the bed bug epidemic and risk to housing organizations. Why are we experiencing a surge in infestations? Hear about their biology, how they hunt for us and the warning signs that bed bugs are present. Learn about the latest technology and strategies to combat bed bugs, canine inspections, traditional control measures and advancements in heat treatments. What is your plan of action when bed bugs are discovered and what does the future hold? Trainer Jeffrey A. Weier of Sprague Pest Solutions will cover the historical perspective; details of where bed bugs live and how they reproduce; THEIR HUNT (how do they find us and what is important to them); OUR HUNT (warning signs, how to inspect for infestation, and inspection tools that work); weapons we can use such as dustings, liquids, vacuuming and heat treatments; action strategies; and useful ways to educate your residents and managers. Education works when a resident reports an infestation early and management acts promptly based on established procedures that support a zero-tolerance policy for bed bugs. All people living and working in the building must know of the zero-tolerance policy and everyone must understand his or her part.
As a leading authority on stored product pests, Jeffrey A. Weier BCE is an accomplished speaker, technical trainer and author on several topics including pest prevention, stored product pests, pest population mapping and sanitation. Mr. Weier is a Board Certified Entomologist. He received his Bachelor of Science from Loyola University in Chicago and earned his Master of Science in Cell Biology and Neuroscience from Northwestern University.