UPMA 2023 Fall Conference


The Utah Pest Management Association invites you to join us for the 2023 Fall Conference! Spend 2 days networking with vendors to learn about the best products & services in the industry and earn those valuable continuing education credits by attending sessions with our top-notch speakers!

Thank you to our KEY SPONSOR


Credits pending in UT, NM, WY, CO, ID, and NV. Visit this page for updates!





  Early Bird Rate Ends 10/27 Regular Rate 10/28 - 11/10 Onsite/Late 11/14 - 11/15
Member $120 $145 $170
Nonmember $215 $240 $265


Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be made on the following schedule. All refund requests must be made in writing and submitted to meetingsteam@pestworld.org


More than 31 days before the first day of the event: 100% refund
Within 25-31 days before the first day of the event: 75% refund
Within 18-24 days before the first day of the event: 50% Refund
Within 11-17 days before the first day of the event: 25% Refund
Within 10 or less days out: No refund

Exhibitor & Sponsor Information

Looking to exhibit at the 2023 UPMA Fall Conference? Exhibitors will have a 6ft draped tabletop, 2 chairs, and a complimentary badge to the 2023 UPMA Fall Conference.

Set Up: Tuesday, November 14th | 6:30 am – 7:30 am

Tear Down: Wednesday, November 15th | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Purchase your booth online here – Booth Registration


Sponsorship & Exhibitor Pricing

  • Lunch Sponsor: $900

  • Session Sponsor: $700/session

  • Breakfast Sponsor: $550 (one available)

  • Refreshment Break Sponsor: $350/break Sold Out

  • Exhibitor Booth: $350/member; $500/non-member

Looking for a little more exposure? Check out the available sponsorship opportunities for a variety of ways to get your company out in front of the attendees. View the available sponsorship opportunities here.


SpringHill Suites by Marriott Lehi at Thanksgiving Point
2447 West Executive Pkwy
Lehi, UT 84043



UPMA Fall Conference attendees will receive a discount room rate of $124/per night plus taxes. Attendees can book online or call the Springhill Suites Reservations Team at 1-801-341-6970 and reference UPMA to receive the group rates. 

Reserve your room by October 30, 2023, to receive the discounted room rate. After October 30, rooms and rates are subject to change. 


Meeting Location

UPMA's 2023 Fall Conference will take place at Thanksgiving Point in the Show Barn. With gorgeous mountain and city views, the Salt Lake City Marriott University Park is located adjacent to the University of Utah and Rice-Eccles Stadium. Just minutes from downtown this hotel offers easy access to Temple Square, Salt Lake Palace Convention Center, and 6 major ski resorts! 

Thanksgiving Point is a unique destination where recreation, education, and peace come together. It is located twenty minutes south of Salt Lake City, Utah, off Interstate 15. Thanksgiving Point acts as a refuge from everyday life - a unique location showcasing the beauty and majesty of nature in countless ways...from dinosaurs to dahlias. Not only does Thanksgiving Point host events in Utah County, but it’s also the perfect destination for a variety of fun things to do and see including the 55-acre Ashton Gardens and the Museum of Ancient Life, which is one of the world's largest dinosaur museums. There's also dining at the Tower Deli and Harvest Restaurant. One of the most popular locations at Thanksgiving Point is the Museum of Natural Curiosity. This museum features more than 400 interactive exhibits for children of all ages to play, interact, and learn.


Thanks to the UPMA Fall Conference Key Sponsor:




7:00 AM – 5:00 PM         Fall Conference Registration


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM         Breakfast & Exhibits

                                             Sponsored by Target Specialty Products


8:00 AM – 8:05 AM         Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:05 AM – 9:00 AM         Stored Product Pests/Fabric Pests

                                             Ryan Neff, MGK, Minneapolis, MN


9:00 AM – 9:30 AM         Exhibitor Introductions


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM       Rodenticide Update

                                             Sylvia Kenmuir, BASF, Research Triangle Park, NC

                                             Andrej Branc, Pelgar, Saylorsburg, PA

On November 29th, 2022, the EPA released Proposed Interim Decisions (PIDs) for 11 rodenticides, with label changes that, if implemented, will have a major impact on the regulation and enforcement of all current rodenticide uses. This includes such proposals as All PCO rodenticides being classified as Restricted Use Pesticides (RUPs); PPE label requirement for gloves for all products being changed to chemical-resistant gloves; Endangered Species requirements, including mandatory record-keeping of Bulletins obtained from EPA Bulletins Live! Two for each application of any product other than a consumer pre-filled bait station, among other restrictions. Please join us for updates on this PID and how it will impact the regulation of rodenticides in the agricultural, non-agricultural, and structural pest control areas. 


10:30 AM – 11:00 AM     Refreshment Break & Exhibits

                                             Sponsored by BASF 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     Aerial Architects and Squatters

Managing Mud Swallows and Bats in Structures

                                             Ian Williams, Rollins, Atlanta, GA

Managing mud swallows and their nests, and bats which roost in buildings, can bring a variety of challenges. In this talk we’ll cover state and federal regulations, disease and damage factors, best management practices, and working at heights safely when helping customers with these birds and flying mammals.


12:00 PM – 1:00 PM       Lunch & Exhibits

                                             Sponsored by Forshaw 


1:00 PM – 2:00 PM          Insecticide Toxicology for Pest Management Professionals

                                             Michael E. Scharf, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The goal of this talk is to help increase general insecticide knowledge while keeping the content at a level that is not intimidating for non-scientists. This talk will cover the broad topics of insecticide classes and modes of action, formulations and what they accomplish, and the safety and symptoms of insecticide exposure. Under the mode of action topic, the talk will overview the basics of insect physiology and the different insecticide groups that target the nervous system of the insect as well as others that affect other processes in insects.


2:00 PM – 3:00 PM          Hickory, Dickory Dock: Understanding What Makes House Mice Tick

                                             Jim Fredricks, Ph.D., BCE, Professional Pest Management Alliance, Fairfax, VA

Just like the old-fashioned nursery rhyme, house mouse behaviors are predictable. Understanding what makes house mice tick is the first step in being able to predict their behavior. This practical session will focus on house mouse control in residential settings, explaining how to take advantage of rodent behavior to enhance your mouse control programs.


3:00 PM – 3:30 PM          Refreshment Break & Exhibits

                                             Sponsored by Veseris 


3:30 PM – 5:30 PM          Pest ID’s

                                             Kevin Thorn, Thorn Pest Solutions, Pleasant Grove, UT

The ability to identify common structural insects properly is a critical skill for pest management professionals. In this session, you will get hands-on practice with insect specimens. Come have fun, practice, and sharpen your pest identification skills with us. 





8:00 AM – 12:00 PM       Registration


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM         Breakfast & Exhibits


9:00 AM – 10:00 AM       Onboarding and Recruiting:  Every Detail Matters

                                             Leila Starwich, Sprague Pest Control, Tacoma, WA

The Professional Pest Management Alliance is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending the professional pest management industry. Learn about the creative ways the PPMA is engaging with consumers to drive home the “call a pro” message and the ways that your company can utilize PPMA resources to help grow your company.


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM     Pest Control Growth Powered by PPMA

                                           Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., BCE, Professional Pest Management Alliance

The Professional Pest Management Alliance is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending the professional pest management industry. Learn about the creative ways the PPMA is engaging with consumers to drive home the “call a pro” message and the ways that your company can utilize PPMA resources to help grow your company.


11:00 AM – 11:30 AM     Refreshment Break & Exhibits


11:30 AM – 12:15 PM     Inventory Management & Control (Virtual)

                                           Richard Cruz, Veseris, Moderated by David Wright, Veseris  

Overview of the Veseris Inventory Manager Software and how it benefits PMP's to reconcile and monitor chemical Inventories from the time of purchase to reconciliation to the truck level. It gives the PMP live inventory levels to make purchases based on demand and not speculation. With quick reporting to give you a view of cost vs. route revenue.


12:15 PM – 12:30 PM        Closing Remarks



Contact UPMA at upma@pestworld.org or call 866-678-6722


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Meetings and Schedule

UPMA 2023 Fall Conference

November 14 - 15, 2023

Lehi, Utah

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