Protectors of Oregon
Health & Property

OPCA Fall Beach Seminar

Best Western Agate Beach Inn
Newport, OR
September 20-21, 2019

Fun Agenda, Friday

Golf Tournament, 10:00 am: The golf tournament will be at Salishan Golf Club. Tee times start at 10:00 a m, every 15 minutes.   

Fishing, 6:30 am: A bottom fishing trip will be arranged to go out of Depoe Bay through Dockside Charters. Meet at 6:30 am, boat leaves as soon as everyone arrives.  Boat limit 25 people SOLD OUT. 

Welcome Reception, 6:00 pm: Save your golf and fishing stories for our Welcome Social on Friday night. Graciously hosted by our friends at UNIVAR SolutionsBegins @ 6:00 pm at 645 SE 4th Street, Newport, OR 97365. Directions: The house is 2.2 miles from Best Western Agate Beach. Head NE toward US 101 N – 384 ft. Turn right onto US 101 S – 1.5 miles. Left onto E. Olive Street - 0.4 miles. Right onto SE Fogarty Street - 0.2miles. Left onto SE 4th Street.

Education Agenda, Saturday (speaker order subject to change)

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

8:15 - 8:30 Welcome,  vendor introductions

8:30 - 9:30  Nick Grisafe, Syngenta - The Plight of the Bees (1 hr)

9:30 - 9:45 Break , vendor introductions

9:45 - 10:45 Greta Binford, Ph.D, Spiders, Part 1

10:45 - 11:00  Break

11:00 - 12:00 Greta Binford, Ph.D, Spiders, Part 2

12:00 - 1:00  Morning Sign out for credit, Lunch, OPCA Business Meeting

1:00-2:00 Dan Schlegel, Bell Labs - Rodent Harborage Reduction and Exclusion

2:00-2:15 Break  -Golf awards/ Fishing Prizes 

2:15-3:15 Roy Kroker, Oregon OSHA, OSHA Update for Pest Control Operators (1 hr ODA CORE credit)

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30 - 4:30 Jeff Weier, Sprague Pest Solutions - Bird Identification, Deterrents and Control.

4:30 - 4:45  Wrap up, raffle prizes, afternoon sign out for credit.

CE Credits: 

ODA:  morning 3 reg hours, afternoon 1 CORE, 2 reg hours.

WSDA:  7


ODFW: 1.25

Sponsors and Exhibitors:


Bell Laboratories - Seminar Sponsor
Briostack Software
Corteva Agriscience
Control Solutions - Seminar sponsor
Nisus Corp
PelGar USA
Sprague Pest Solutions - Golf Sponsor
Target Specialty Products
Univar Solutions - Reception Sponsor

Exhibitor Information: 

Register your sponsorship online. Skirted tables will be set up, one per exhibitor. An extra table can be purchased as an option. Set up can start late afternoon on September 14 or 6:30 am on Sept 15. If you have any questions, call 503-363-4345.

Book Your Hotel Room:

This year we blocked 87 room nights at Best Western PLUS Agate Beach Inn.


Ocean View $119 / Hillside view: $109

Book: 1-541-265-9411 mention Oregon Pest Control Association. Rates are plus tax. Block cut off date August 19, 2019.

Seminar Descriptions:

The Plight of the Bees - Nick Grisafe, Syngenta

This session covers Colony Collapse Disorder, bee decline in the news, bee colony biology, neonicotinoid insecticides, regulatory protection of pollinators, label changes for protection of bees, new EPA Bee Box, IPM practices, and the PMP’s responsibility.

A healthy respect for spiders - Greta Binford, Ph.D.

Spiders are everywhere in our worlds. The fear they evoke is to some degree well-reasoned given that they are tiny, elusive, venomous predators. However, the value of spiders is incalculable as they play critical roles in maintaining ecosystem balance and their silks and venoms inspire new drugs, pesticides and biomaterials. Navigating the relationship between humans and spiders is complex and should be done with clear understanding of the risks and benefits of spiders. In this talk I will discuss some of the things I find inspiring about spiders, in particular the chemicals in their venoms. After a general introduction, I will focus specifically on spider diversity in the Pacific Northwest and discuss the known risks of spiders in this area, including hobo spiders.

OSHA Update for Pest Control Operators - Roy Kroker, Oregon Occupational and Safety Administration

This presentation addresses three different sections of Oregon’s OSHA rules including consultation, enforcement and technical aspects. Mr. Kroker will help pest control operators understand what to expect from an Oregon OSHA consultation visit, how to request one. Also, the sessions covers what to expect from and enforcement visit and ways to make that experience more educational. The session cover the types of questions that the Oregon OSHA Technical Section can answer for PCOs. There will also be an open question and answer period.

Rodent Harborage, Reduction and Exclusion - Dan Schlegel, Bell Labs

This session covers destruction and disease, rodent biology, behavior, inspection tools and inspection techniques. Extensive time will be spent on harborage reduction and exclusion including gaps, vegetation, sanitation issues, tools and techniques for rodent proofing structures, and monitoring.

Bird Control Basics - Jeffrey A. Weier, Sprague Pest Solutions

This presentation will discuss the basics of structural bird management. Mr. Weier will discuss the different pest species and some of their relevant biology. He will discuss the best practices for exclusion, repelling birds and dispersing existing populations. The primary focus will be on protecting structures. Some techniques that will be discussed include netting, spikes, electrical systems, light flashing systems and methyl anthranilate dispersion. Also, he will cover how to select the most effective system and some if the implications dealing with native species.

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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