Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Dr. Michael F. Potter

Department of Entomology

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40546-0091



Mike is a professor and urban entomologist at the University of Kentucky, specializing in pests infesting buildings, people and property. He received his bachelor’s degree in entomology from Cornell University, and master’s and Ph.D. with a specialization in integrated pest management from the University of Arizona.

Potter’s professional career began as a research entomologist in the agrichemical industry. After that, he worked in the professional pest control industry, serving as the National Technical Director for Orkin. For the past 23 years, Mike’s been a faculty member at the University of Kentucky. His program provides cutting-edge information and advice to clients worldwide. In recent years, Potter and his UK colleagues have been working on the front lines of the global bed bug resurgence, providing insights and advice to the public.    

In 2011, the National Pest Management Association honored him with their career Pinnacle Award and in 2012 he was inducted into the Pest Control Hall of Fame. In 2013 he was named “Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor” at the University of Kentucky.     


Bed Bug Research, Management & Mayhem (2 hrs)

Bed bugs are causing chaos throughout the country. In some cities, the phones are ringing off the hook like they once did for termites. What have we learned lately about their habits and impact on human health? What are the most effective products and methods available for battling infestations? How are pest managers and other stakeholder groups responding throughout the country? Cutting-edge research, prevention and management tips will be provided, along with thoughts for staying out of trouble  and where we may be headed in the future. 

The Itchy Client: Case Studies and Solutions (1 hr)

One of the most maddening (and mishandled) pest control events is when clients complain that they’re being “bitten” by invisible insects. This informative talk describes the most likely sources of such irritations, and provides a blueprint for helping to resolve them. Included are case studies from both residential and commercial accounts. An article, Mystery Bites: Diagnosis & Management, will be included as a handout to educate clientele.       



James Parker 
Greater Charleston Pest Control Association 





Carolina PCO


Atlantic Paste and Glue



Greater Charleston Pest Control Association Summer School

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                     Thermastore By Walker Mobly         Carolina PCO By Wheeler Ruff   

         Bayer By Joe Grippi              Atlantic Paste and Glue By  Micky Lyle


8:00 am to 8:15 am

8:15am to  8:30 am


School Starts

8:30 am to 9:30 am
Occasional, Seasonal  and MIsc Pests ( 1 hr )

Patricia Zungoli Professor of Entomology Clemson University


9:30 am to 9:45 am



9:45 am to 11:45 pm

Dr. Michael F. Potter
Bed Bug Research, Management & Mayhem (2 hrs)

11:45 am to 12:45 pm
Lunch ( off campus )
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm

Begin Afternoon Session Visit Vendors (In Vendor Room).

Great Product Raffle

1:15 pm to 1:45 pm
 Sponsor Introductions

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm




2:45 to 3:00 pm

Dr. Michael F. Potter  The Itchy Client:

 Case Studies and Solutions (1 hr) 



3:00 pm  to 4:00 pm 

LiphatechRodent Behavior & Control (1 hr,)

by Ted Bruesch 

4:00 pm to 4:05 pm  


pat z                             Dr. Pat Zungoli

Dr. Pat Zungoli graduated with a M.S. degree in Entomology from the University of

Maryland and received her Ph.D. which was also in Entomology from Virginia Polytechnic

Institute and State University.  Clemson University Interim Department

Chair for the Department of Entomology


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"Rodent Behavior & Control" by Ted Bruesch Liphatech


                       Technical Support Manager for Liphatech

Ted Bruesch is presently the Technical Support manager for Liphatech Inc. His responsibilities include classroom training, field training, Technical support publications and field research.

His background includes 3 years as a pest control service technician, 10 years as the Pest Supervisor with Wil-Kil Pest Control where his responsibilities included supervising 10 pest routes as well as fumigation, weed control and commercial kitchen cleaning departments.

Ted was also the National Technical Director for Copesan  where he provided technical support to sales and personnel throughout North America, developed training programs ,managed several key accounts as well as functioned as risk manager.

Member Registration Fees:

Members that pay prior to September 1st pay $65.00 per person. Members that pay after September 1stpay $95.00 per person.

Non-Member Registration Fees:

Non-Members that pay prior to September 1st  pay $125.00 per person. Non-Members that pay after September 1st pay $150.00 per person.

Note: Non-Members can join the GCPCA for the membership fee of $50.00 and then pay the member rate for all employees and be a member of a top rated association.

GCPCA Membership forms can be found on this link     www.gcpca.com or on the registration form above

Lunch will be on your own off the campus. More information will be provided at the school.


Trident Technical College 
7000 rivers Ave
The College Center At the Complex for Economic
The 1st building on the right #920. Educational
North Charleston, SC 29406

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