Kalamazoo, MI (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Dr. Jerome Goddard (http://www.jeromegoddard.com/), national expert on the medical effects of bed bug bites will be the keynote speaker at The Bed Bug Invasion seminar, hosted by Griffin Pest Solutions, on April 27 at the Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend, Indiana.
Dr. Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist in the Bureau of Environmental Health, Mississippi Department of Health, will present his study, “Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) and Clinical Consequences of Their Bites,” published by the Journal of American Medicine Association.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Goddard as our keynote speaker,” stated Jeff Spencer, Associated Certified Entomologist and Vice President for Griffin Pest Solutions. “His presentations are very entertaining and more importantly, very informative.”
The seminar will target area departments of community health, hospitals, multi-unit housing communities, colleges and universities, assisted living facilities and the hospitality industry. There will be in-depth, expert discussions about medical issues associated with bed bugs and strategies for prevention, detection, control and management.
In addition to Goddard, attorney Jeff Lipman (http://www.lipmanlawfirm.com/j/) will present on bed bug litigation. Lipman is a Polk County Magistrate Judge and practices law in Des Moines, Iowa. Lipman is currently involved in the nation's first class action involving bed bugs. Attendees will learn what claims generally consist of and what steps should be taken to avoid potential bed bug lawsuits.
Other expert speakers will provide an overview of bed bugs, including their history and current status. A recommended plan of action will be presented to businesses that may suspect or find bed bugs in their establishments. Participants will gain knowledge of they types of treatment available and the pros and cons of each. Information will also be presented on bed bug scent detection dogs.
“Nationwide, bed bugs are a significant issue,” Jeff Spencer, Associated Certified Entomologist and Vice President for Griffin Pest Solutions, explains. “And, while many equate bed bugs with poor sanitation, this is a myth. A five-star resort is just as susceptible as a local motel.”
And, once an infestation occurs, without the expertise of a pest professional, they are extremely difficult to remove. Bed Bugs are not picky about where they live. They can travel easily from beds to sofa cushions; room to room; and in suitcases during travel. They can occur in a hotel room, college dorm or even a movie theater.
The seminar registration fee is $39 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials; pre-registration is required due to seating limitations.
For more information, contact Denise DeVries at: 269-585-1025, or visit: http://www.regonline.com/BedBugSouthBend for the event outline and agenda.
About Griffin Pest Solutions
Griffin Pest Solutions, Inc. (http://www.GriffinPest.com) services Northern Indiana and Michigan. They are certified Bed Bug FREE as well as GreenPro and QualityPro certified by the National Pest Management Association and are a Copesan partner company. Since 1929, the company has been locally owned and operated by the Griffin family with offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor and Livonia Michigan.