On August 3rd, the 8th Annual Bed Bug, Cockroach, and Rodent Management Meeting was held at the UT Conference Center. The event, which Extension Urban Entomologist Karen Vail organized, provided pest management professionals, housing personnel, social workers, healthcare personnel, and others the opportunity to hear university researchers speak on various subjects. These topics ranged from the effects of bed bugs, cockroaches, and rodents on mental and physical health to solving bed bug and cockroach problems in multi-unit structures.
If you missed this year’s meeting and would like to stay up-to-date on future events, visit Upcoming Events – Entomology & Plant Pathology (tennessee.edu).
Other training opportunities for household and structural pest management professionals offered by the UT Entomology & Plant Pathology Department are summarized here, https://epp.tennessee.edu/urban-ipm-newsletters/.
For more information on bed bugs in Tennessee, visit the Department of UTIA| Bed Bugs in Tennessee website.