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Roof Rats: Guidance From The Experts To Overcome The Challange

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Join us for this bimonthly webinar series as industry experts present on the latest in food safety and innovations in pest management.

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It’s the other rat. The rat that prefers to stay high in the shadows. A rat that may never touch the ground its’ entire life. The rat that is causing headaches in a wide range of commercial facilities. Meet the roof rat.

Roof rat pressure is rising up and down the I-5 corridor, from Washington State to Southern California but because this elusive rodent remains hidden in high, out of the way locations within a structure, many facility and property managers are unaware of the threat.

To help facility and property managers responsible rodent management respond to this threat, this webinar will cover:

• An overview of roof rat biology, behavior and habitats, and what separates them from the Norway rat.

• The latest rodent trend data on where roof rat populations are most active and what type of facilities they are targeting.

• Proven strategies for designing an IPM-based rodent management program that emphasizes inspection, exclusion, monitoring, and sanitation.

• How is remote monitoring technology impacting roof rat management and is it right for your facility?

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Jeff Weier, B.C.E., began his journey into the pest control industry in May of 1973 after completing his Master's Degree at Northwestern University in Chicago. Jeff has been a Board Certified Entomologist since 2000. Weier is a published author penning articles for various trade publications and several book chapters including the Stored Product Pests chapter in the 10th Edition of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control. Through the years, Weier has sat on many committee’s including Copesan’s Technical Committee and the National Pest Management Association. In 2004 he was appointed Chairman of the Certification Board for the Entomological Society of America. Weier’s specialized knowledge and expertise includes Stored Product pests, Pesticides toxicology, Rodents including Roof Rats and has extensive experience solving problems in all areas of food processing, food warehousing, food packaging, Museums, Zoos and National Parks. Weier has served as the Technical Director for Sprague Pest Solutions since 1986, a position he holds to this day.

Bobby Corrigan, Urban Rodentologist, RmC Pest Management Consulting. Dr. Corrigan has been active in urban pest management for over 30 years. He serves a consultant who specializes in urban rodent pest management on a national and international scale and also as a rodent control consultant for several cities around the USA. Dr. Corrigan has published over 160 technical articles in pest control and has authored or co-authored four textbooks and several book chapters. He has lectured in 46 states and 12 countries around the world. He has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic, The CBS Sunday Morning Show, The New Yorker Magazine, and multiple international radio shows and on-line magazines. In the autumn of 2016, he will be appearing in the Morgan Spurlock (Director/Star of Super Size Me) Documentary: Rats!!

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