2012 Bed Bug Conference San Mateo - Hosted by Clark Pest Control

Posted by Fred Speer on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 @ 11:41 AM

LODI, Calif. (January 11, 2012) – It’s no secret that bed bugs are still everywhere – in apartments, houses and hotels, college dormitories, hospitals, offices, retail stores, public transportation, laundromats and even movie theaters.  And since a majority of industry professionals consider bed bugs to be THE most difficult pest to treat (NPMA, 2010), Clark Pest Control is coming to San Mateo to help educate these facility managers with a free one-day seminar called “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth.”

Only 100 spots are available for anyone who manages a facility or property where bed bugs could be a problem.  The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event in San Mateo will be held on Thursday, February 2nd from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Marriott San Mateo (1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

“Because the Bay Area is a popular destination for both tourists and business travelers, it is even more susceptible to bed bugs than many other areas, so our goal is to help educate the community about solutions to this serious pest problem,” said Robert Baker, operations manager, Clark Pest Control.  “We want the people in charge of these facilities to be able to make smart and timely decisions if and when they are faced with having to identify and fight bed bugs.”   

The event will provide guests answers to many common myths about bed bugs, such as whether or not they transmit diseases and are a sign of poor sanitation, and if you can see them with the naked eye.  Experts will also educate guests on the newest ways to detect and control bed bugs, as well as how a bed bug infestation can affect a business’ bottom line.  Speakers include Jim Fredricks from the National Pest Management Association, Gail Getty from the UC Extension, and Jeff Lipman of the Lipman Law Firm that deals with bed bug litigation and other industry experts.

Anyone interested in registering for the San Mateo “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” event may call 800-936-3339 or email salesteam@clarkpest.com.

The “Bed Bugs: Know The Truth” events will also be held in Rohnert Park on February 1st and in San Diego on February 3rd

Clark Pest Control, headquartered in Lodi, Calif., is the West’s largest family-owned pest management company.  With more than 1,000 highly trained employees servicing more than 164,000 clients, Clark Pest Control provides California and Nevada residents the most effective and reliable pest control in the world by integrating technology with environmental responsibility.  Using personalized pest control programs for homes, schools, businesses industries and agriculture, the company specializes in pest and termite control, structural repairs, IPM for schools, fumigation and food safety.  www.clarkpest.com

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