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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board offers a number of opportunities for citizens and professionals to educate themselves on mosquito, rodent and termite control.

Pest Control Academy 2014

October 7, 8, and 9, 2014

Join us for a great learning experience at the City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association's 7th Annual Pest Control Academy.  The Academy is CEU accredited and will be held in New Orleans on October 7, 8, and 9, 2014. The Academy will feature interactive and hands-on programs regarding a variety of pest insects, rodents and the methods used to manage them.

Featured speakers this year include Dr. Bobby Corrigan, renowned urban rodentologist, and Dr. Dini Miller, bed bug and urban pest specialist. 

We will also cover a variety of topics which include rodent control, bed bugs, ants, fly biology and management, mosquito control, and much more.  Local pest management professionals will walk you through a commercial kitchen inspection, discuss the principles of integrated pest management, and much more.  

Pest Control Academy Agenda
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Topic Instructor
8:00 – 8:45 am Registration   
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome and academy overview C. Riegel
9:00 – 10:00 Introductory insect anatomy and biology C. Cottone
10:00 – 10:15  Break  
10:15 – 11:15  Rodent biology, basic science to practical application R. Corrigan
11:15 – 12:15  Termites and other wood destroying organisms E. Freytag
12:15 – 1:00  Lunch (provided)  
1:00 – 2:00  The house mouse R. Corrigan
2:00 – 3:00  The Norway rat R. Corrigan
3:00 – 3:15  Break  
3:15 – 4:00  The roof rat R. Corrigan
4:00 – 5:00  Rodent projects in New Orleans  C. Riegel
7:00 – 9:00  Night rodent surveillance (French Quarter and Riverfront) (optional) T. Madere
Wednesday, October 08, 2014 Topic Instructor
8:00 – 9:00 am Bed bug biology and control D. Miller
9:00 – 10:00  The world of flies C. Cottone/E. Guidry
10:00 – 10:15  Break  
10:00 – 10:45 Laboratory, bed bugs, rodents, termites, flies  
10:45 – 12:00  Bed bug control in multi-family housing and hotels D. Miller
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch (provided)  
1:00 – 2:00  Pest exclusion and pest-proofing T.Madere/P. Smith
2:00 – 2:30  Travel to commercial kitchen  
2:30 – 4:30  Inspection, pest-proofing, and treatment of a commercial kitchen  
4:30 – 5:00  Travel to classroom  
Thursday, October 09, 2014 Topic Instructor
8:00 – 9:30 am Cockroach biology and control D. Miller
9:00 – 9:45  The label and its components C. Riegel
9:45 – 10:30  Biology & identification ants (lab included) E. Guidry
10:30 – 10:45  Break  
10:45 – 11:00 Personal protective equipment  E. Esteve
11:00 – 12:00 Mosquitoes biology and control S. Michaels
12:00 – 1:00  Lunch (provided)  
1:00 – 2:00  School IPM C. Riegel
2:00 – 3:00  Rules and Regs M. Schliessman
3:00 – 3:15  Break  
3:15 – 3:45  Review for the test  
3:45 – 5:00  Exam  
*The agenda is subject to change

Past Workshops

Integrated Pest Management Workshop

July 2–3, 2014

The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Louisiana State University, would like to invite you to Write Your IPM Workshop and certification training for applicators in categories 7B and 7D. The workshop is tailored to school professionals, pesticide applicators with categories 7B and 7D, and pest control professionals.   

Mosquito Control Academy 2013

April 22–24, 2013

The City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association are offered the first-ever joint-sponsored Mosquito Control Academy April 22-24, 2013 in New Orleans. The Academy featured interactive and hands-on programs regarding mosquito biology and the methods used to manage them.

For more information about future Academies, please visit the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association or email the Board at

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