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OPCA Southern Oregon Seminar

At the Evergreen Savings "Bear Hotel"
2101 NE Spaulding Ave
Grants Pass, OR 97526

November 15, 2019

Our annual seminar in Southern Oregon is coming up. Last year we had a sold out room. To ensure your spot, register early. To register, Click HERE


7:30 - 8:15   Registration, Vendor Exhibits & Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30   Welcome, Introductions of the Vendors/Sponsor

8:30 - 9:30   Matt Bloom, BASF - Termite Control 

9:30 - 9:45  Vendor Break  

9:45 - 10:45  Matt Bloom,  BASF - IPM for Ant Control 

10:45 - 11:00  Vendor Break 

11:00 - 12:00 Dan Schlegel, Bell Labs - Moles, Voles, and Holes: Guide to Field Pest Management (1st hour) 

12:00 - 1:00  Buffet Lunch,  Vendor Break

1:00- 2:00  Dan Schlegel, Bell Labs - Moles, Voles, and Holes (2nd hour)

2:00-2:15 Vendor Break

2:15 - 3:15   Jim Shaver, from CatchMaster - IPM Rodents 101

3:15 - 3:30 Vendor break

3:30 - 4:30  Jim Shaver, from CatchMaster - Successful Pest Management in Commercial Kitchens 

4:30 - 4:45  Close /Door Prizes

Recertification Credits:  

ODA: 6.0 credits (3 am; 1 CORE + 2 regular pm)

ODFW: 0.75 credit (rodents, moles, etc)

WSDA: 7.0

OCHI: Est 4 (no credits for pesitcide application discussions)

Thank You Exhibitors! (space for 7):

Bell Labs
Univar Solutions
Briostack Software

Seminar Descriptions

Matt Bloom - Termite Control. 

Description: This session covers topics including termite biology and behavior, inspections, control measures, including liquids, dry chemicals, foams and baiting. 

Matt Bloom - IPM for Ant Control

This session covers Integrated Pest Management for Ant control. Following a discussion of biology and species identification, the session covers physical control measures, baiting, sprayable insecticides, and structural control measures.

Dan Schlegel - Moles, Voles, and Holes: Guide to Field Pest Management

This session deals principally with moles and related digging rodents. It covers biology and behavior, baiting methods that are no longer used, current solutions, baiting, trapping. It also includes related "turf rodents" including ground squirrels, pocket gophers, voles. This session is in two hour long parts with a break between.

Jim Shaver - IPM Rodents 101

This session covers rodent integrated pest management for rodents. Topics include IPM principles, baits nonrodenticide options, inspection techniques. monitoring, exclusion techniques. Session includes specific discussion of non reodenticide methods.

Jim Shaver - Successful Pest Management in Commercial Kitchens

Session begins with discussion of why commercial kitchens create challenging environnment. Session also covers inspection, monitoring, and types of control measures including repellents and no repellents, dusting, and baiting. Specific informaiton is provide on IPM for small flies and emphasis on sanitation prevention measures.

Accommodations – Grants Pass

Below are hotel options relatively close to the Bear Hotel. Note, the Bear Hotel is not actually a hotel, so if you plan to stay the night before or after, you’ll need to book a room somewhere else! Here’s some options:

Best Western Grants Pass Inn:  111 NE Agness Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97526 - 541-476-1117.

Holiday Inn Express: 105 NE Agness Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97526 - 503-363-4345

The Lodge at Riverside:  955 SE 7th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526 - 1-877-955-0600

About the Bear Hotel

OK, it’s not really a hotel. Let us explain. The name “Bear Hotel” began as a nickname local artists gave to the Evergreen rented warehouse which produced the first three “bearfests” in Grants Pass. Later a permanent facility was built by Evergreen Federal Savings, and the name stuck. Now it is officially called the Bear Hotel Artworks Museum with meeting rooms, artist’s studios and art displays. Talented local artists create the art that is housed in the Bear Hotel. So, it’s not actually a “hotel” but it’s a great place for a meeting! We will be in the Shield room. If you have any questions about the Bear Hotel contact Teresa Caschera 541-479-3351. Address, Evergreen Savings, 2101 NE Spaulding Ave, Grants Pass, OR 97526.

Directions  (for a Google map, click HERE)

From I-5: Take Exit 55. Off ramp leads onto Grants Pass Parkway Blvd. At Stop light (Agness Blvd.), take a left. Go across the four-way stop. The next left turn is NE Spalding Ave. Turn left, and Bear Hotel will be on your right-hand side.

Directions from Downtown Grants Pass: Take ‘F’ Street to Grants Pass Parkway. Turn left onto the parkway. After approximately 1 mile, turn right onto Agness Blvd. (past Applebees Restaurant on the right). Go across the four-way stop. The next left turn is NE Spalding Ave. Turn left, and Bear Hotel will be on your right-hand side.


Oregon Pest Control Association (C) 2017
PO Box 2244, Salem, OR 97308-2244

Email, G. Harvey Gail, MBA: Executive Director

Managed by Spire Management, LLC. 

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