Bed Bug & Pest Management Seminars

This material is considered essential for Property Managers, Health Department Inspectors, Administrators, landlords, hotel operators, facilities personnel, and medical professionals.

Contact Ecologic Entomology for details about scheduling a training workshop for your organization. Find out why past attendees rate these programs as among the most important and relevant workshops they’ve attended. The workshops are fact-based programs and contain NO solicitations for products or services. The programs are presented by Jonathan Boyar, Associate Certified Entomologist and Pest Control Operator for more than 35 years.

Three Currently Offered Programs:

An Old Problem in a New World: Bed Bugs 101 (2019, 90 minutes)

“An Old Problem in a New World” is a popular seminar that professionals from all over the country have attended to educate themselves about the bed bug epidemic. The seminar covers all aspects of the problem, making attendees better informed to make important decisions with respect to hiring pest control companies, choosing methods of control, educating stakeholders, and protecting themselves. This is a soup-to-nuts examination of the epidemic. It’s presented in a compelling format that is both entertaining and informative. The program has been called one of the best of its kind by national audiences. The ninety minute workshop is a fact-based and contains NO solicitations for any products or services.

Workshop Style: Lecture with multimedia
Workshop Level: All (Management, Resident Service Coordinators, Facilities Personnel)
Workshop Track: Professional Development & Supervisory/Management
HUD Core Area: Disease Prevention

Topics covered:

  • History of bed bugs and pesticides
  • Anatomy of the bed bug
  • Biology and ecology of bed bugs
  • Injury and damage caused by bed bugs
  • Symptoms of bed bugs
  • How to identify and inspect for bed bugs
  • Treatment options for bed bugs
  • Do I have to throw my furniture away?
  • Documentation
  • Pesticides available to battle bed bugs
  • Treatment failures
  • Fraudulent products and services
  • Common issues and problems that thwart control
  • Owner’s responsibility vs. tenant’s responsibility
  • HUD’s revised (amended) guidelines on bed bug control and prevention (Notice H 2012-5)
  • Insecticide resistance
  • Canine scent detection
  • New technologies
  • How to protect yourself from bringing them home
  • Much more
Curriculum Vitae for Jonathan Boyar, A.C.E.

NEW!  Getting the Bugs Out of a Modern-Day Pest Control Strategy (2019, 120 minutes)

The one constant in pest control is change. Products change, pests adapt, and programs must evolve to effectively control pests in multifamily housing settings. The discussion includes an examination of modern day pest control strategies, synanthropic (peridomestic) animals such as bed bugs, German cockroaches and mice. Attendee’s will emerge from the 2-hour presentation with a clear understanding of the challenges posed by these resilient pests and the tools needed to elevate the pest control operations at the property.

Workshop Style: Lecture with multimedia
Workshop Level: All (Management, Resident Service Coordinators, Facilities Personnel)
Workshop Track: Professional Development & Supervisory/Management
HUD Core Area: Disease Prevention

Bed Bugs Are Back: What You Need to Know (2019, 60 minutes, for residents in multifamily housing)

“Bed Bugs Are Back: What You Need to Know” is a one-hour information seminar for tenants of multi-family housing properties. It provides tenants with “street smart” info on prevention and identification of bed bugs.

Workshop Style: Lecture with multimedia
Workshop Level: All (General public, residents/tenants)
Workshop Track: N/A
HUD Core Area: N/A

A sampling of organizations that have already hosted our seminars:


“I just wanted to share with you that the survey results from our annual conference have come back and Jonathan stole the show! Out of all the responses we received from our various sessions, there was not one negative remark. Great job! Some of the remarks from attendees:

“Entertaining presenter, very passionate about what he knows.”
“More than I wanted to know, but a terrific presentation! I’m still having nightmares. Very useful.”
“This was excellent and extremely informative.”
“Awesome presentation! Very informative and the materials provided will be a great resource for our management company and property managers.”

-Dee Sacchetti, Director of Administration, New England Affordable Housing Management Association (NEAHMA)


On behalf of the New England Resident Service Coordinators Inc., I’d like to thank you for your participation in our annual conference that took place in Groton, CT. The positive feedback from our attendees has been overwhelming and I want to personally thank you for helping make the conference a success. Here are some of the comments we received about your program:

We hope you will consider taking part in next year’s conference!

Sincerely, Andrea Dobras