What: Under Siege: Perimeter Pest Control in the Midst of a Pandemic Business Booster Webinar

When: July 22, at 2 p.m. (EST)

Description: Perimeter pest control is one of the industry’s most popular service offerings. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, it has become even more essential as customers demand exterior-only and “no-contact” solutions to a wide array of pest problems. To assist PMPs in navigating this new business landscape, PCT is pleased to present “Under Siege: Perimeter Pest Control in the Midst of a Pandemic” featuring Board Certified Entomologist and noted author Stoy Hedges, editorial director of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control. CLICK HERE to register.

In this FREE Business Boosters educational session, sponsored by Bayer Environmental Science, Hedges will share how the industry is adapting its perimeter treatment practices in response to the challenges posed by the pandemic. In addition, he will review the most common types of pests found around structures, as well as discuss the non-chemical and treatment strategies involved in managing exterior pests.


With more than 35 years or practical field experience performing exterior perimeter services and developing treatment protocols for some of the leading pest control companies in the country, Stoy Hedges is ideally suited to lead this informative educational session as part of PCT’s Business Boosters webinar series.

Joe Barile is the technical service lead, pest management & public health for Environmental Sciences unit Bayer. Barile’s been involved in the pest control industry for 42 years, including time spent as a pest control technician, technical director and extension entomologist at the University of Massachusetts. He’s worked on the manufacturing segment of the industry since 1986. Barile will discuss the variables and considerations in choosing an effective insecticide product for your exterior perimeter service. Variables to consider include: target pests; seasonality; your service interval/schedule and more. He will also discuss formulation choices and the value they bring in performing on the surfaces challenging your efforts to prevent callbacks and how Bayer formulation science has provided innovation to the pest management industry. Barile will provide tips for optimizing your efforts and how using other formulations in combination can contribute to success.