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Our Next Special Event
To be announced


Previous Special Events

Building Wealth for Life –
How to Turn Your Pest Control Business
Into a Well Oiled Profit Machine

Presented by
Daniel S. Gordon, CPA of

February 24, 2011

PCO Business Owners looking for ways to grow their business more quickly with fresh new ideas spent an evening with an industry veteran who has personally been involved with growing pest control companies from start-up to over $15 million in sales in very short order.

Dan Gordon, CPA General Partner and founder of PCO Bookkeepers, brings over 20 years of experience in accounting, operations and managing high-growth pest control companies.  Visit his website at www.pcobookkeepers.com to learn more about his success stories with other PCOs.

Hall of Fame Ceremony
October, 2010, Hawaii

Allen James, who for 20 years led RISE — Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment

With PMP Publisher George Casey

Remarks to the venerable attendees

PMP Technical Editor Pete Grasso, George Casey, PMP Editor-In-Chief Marty Whitford, Direct Sales' Dean Stanbridge

Babe magnet? You decide.
A little R&R at Wild Irish Rose Pub in Honolulu

Dean prepping Irish Car Bombs

Wahinis love Andy

Social Media Summer School

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Take your business to the next level through the use of social media.
  • Set up a social media program for your business.
  • Learn the Dos and Don’ts of social media etiquette.
  • Identify opportunities in pay-per-click advertising, online business directories, client surveys, newsletters, blogging and podcasts.
  • Ensure the perfect marriage between SEO and social media
  • Get step-by-step instructions on how to maximize your business’ use of the major social media sites
    (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Linkedin, WordPress)
  • Find out how other PMPs have successfully leveraged social media to grow their businesses.
  • Bring it all together to establish and maintain a strong online presence.

 Andy's remarks

   Marty's presentation  Visiting with the Fabry's  Learning how to tweet

  Pete's presentation     Recess

General view of class

Dinner at Manolo's after the show with Mom & Sandy 


The Business Leadership Cruise
Navigating your business through this rough economy

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

With guest speakers:
Norm Cooper:
Lessons of a Lifetime in Pest Control
Lessons from the front lines of the pest control wars that you can use to make your company more distinctive, more effective and more valuable.

Dean Stanbridge:
Technology Solutions for the PMP
Up-to-the-minute information on the tools that will modernize your operations.Learn how to maximize their use. Compare key product features.

Harvey Goldglantz:
Recession-Proofing Your Company Using Sound Marketing Strategies
Establish a successful marketing plan.
Overcome adversity and raise your company's visibility and market share. Grow your business in a challenging economy.

A sail along the Hudson and East Rivers
enjoying views of the Manhattan skyline,
New York Harbor, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, The USS Intrepid, Brooklyn Bridge,
South Street Seaport, United Nations,
George Washington Bridge, The Palisades

Sponsored By



         Atrix International            
CLIMBUPInsect Interceptor  


Weisburger Insurance Brokerage

Watch the Cruise Videos!
Provided by PMP Magazine's Pete Grasso

Cruise Photo Album
(Photos provided by Pete Grasso, Sam Soto and Peter Stieglmayr)

Andy's opening remarks

Dean & Andy lookin' buff

Andy & Pete Grasso under the Brooklyn Bridge // Andy & Lady Liberty

Wanna buy a bridge? 

Dean & PMP Magazine's Publisher George Casey // Pete Grasso's standup routine


Norm Cooper making a point

The Star

Lucie & the Star
Andy & the Star // Andy, Liz & Lucie at the registration desk


All hands on deck

Lady Liberty

The Empire State Building

The Green Pest Management Summit
Click here for Summit video

    Thursday, June 19, 2008
    The Armory, site of the US Track & Field Hall of Fame
    New York City

    Presented by Dr. Thomas Green, President of the IPM Institute of North America, the Summit set the standards and criteria for green products and techniques from a science-based, industry-tested, common-sense point of view.  The goal of the Summit was to emphasize the role pest management professionals play as protectors of health and the environment, as well as show how to use "green" to increase revenue.

    Over 200 cutting-edge professionals attended the Summit eager to access the growing market for green services.    Attendees visited over a dozen exhibits by leading manufacturers; earned Green Specialist™ insignia and learned how to attain Green Shieldsm certification.

    A major event in New York City
    Dr. Green addresses the gathering
    Dr. Austin Frishman receives award from Dr. Green for his outstanding
    contribution to the promotion of IPM principles

    Dr. Frishman sharing his thoughts on the importance of incorporating green principles as an extension of IPM
    Andy sharing pearls of wisdom
    Making Eaton's Amie Meeken giggle
    Thanking Mom for not missing a major Bug Off event

    Dr. Bill Robinson mans the B&G booth

    Dave at the Bug Off station

    "You lookin' at me, Andorka?"
    "What're you lookin' at, Conroy?"

    Cryonite's Jonas Ahlberg chillin' at the Summit and
    John Murphy making the case for Liphatech's product line

    There's Zoecon's Jeff O'Neill wearin' the green

The Associate Certified Entomologist
Preparatory Course
Click here for audio-file on Course

The Entomological Society of America (ESA), the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and people in related disciplines, authorized Bug Off Pest Control Center to develop and deliver training for the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) exam.

The ACE Course was held March 25th in New York City.  Over 100 attendees from the New York Metropolitan area, New England and as far away as Florida attended this special event.  The Course covered the major categories of competency found in the exam and was presented by Joseph Barile, a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) and ranking member of the Society.

View the ACE Course Intro Film



Two great leaders. One outstanding meeting.

For the first time ever, industry giants Lloyd Smigel, author of Bug People to Business People, and Dr. Austin Frishman, Pest Control Magazine columnist and industry icon, appeared on the same stage to present a one-day conference to teach pest management professionals both the technical and business sides of the industry.

Technology Track: Dr. Austin Frishman

  • Practical tools for practical people
  • Treatment techniques that save time and money, while bolstering service and sales
  • Trends and tips for better managing today's top pests

Business Track: Lloyd Smigel

  • Creating an overarching vision for your company so you don’t stand still
  • Moving beyond a mom-and-pop mindset
  • Gaining the knowledge to lead your team to the next level

At Bug Off Pest Control Center, it has always been our goal to provide our customer base with guidance in both the technical and business sides of the pest management industry.  It was therefore fitting for us to partner with Pest Control Magazine in presenting the Dynamic Duo Tour where both of these elements were addressed by such luminaries as Lloyd Smigel and Austin Frishman 

(Photos courtesy of Pest Control Magazine)

L:Andy with Pest Control Magazine's Frank Andorka
C:Lloyd Smigel and friend

Dr. Austin Frishman addressing the crowd

L:Dr. Frishman and Lloyd with Andy
R: Andy receiving a signed copy of Lloyd's "Bug People to Business People"





Previous Customized Programs

Introduction to Termite Baiting
A special program for individuals licensed in 7C (Termite) who did not perform baiting treatments but wanted to learn how. We reviewed proper placement, maintenance and monitoring of termite baiting systems and learned how to integrate baiting with foaming, wood treatments and soil applications.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
New York City


New York & New Jersey Core Training
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Tuesday, April 1, 2003
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Tech Center, Jersey City, NJ

Crawling Insects
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Tech Center, Jersey City, NJ

Rodent Control
Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Tech Center, Jersey City, NJ

Principles of Ornamental and Turf Pest Control
June 4, 5, 6, 2002
New York City Housing Authority
Brooklyn, New York

Proper Practices in Food Establishments
May 14, 15, 16, 2002
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
Port Authority Technical Center, Jersey City, NJ

Public Health Pest Control
This special course was customized for the
New York City Parks and Recreation Department
It was  presented in 2 sessions - May 15 and May 16, 2001.  Attendees  received the necessary credits to be eligible to take the Category 8 (Public Health) exam administered by New York State.

Mosquito Awareness Class
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 
contracted us to provide this  special Mosquito Awareness Program for its staff. We  present an overview of mosquito biology and habits; survey methods and treatment options; diseases associated with mosquitoes and tips on preventing mosquito infestations and exposure.
Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at the Holland Tunnel facility.
Thursday, October 25, 2001 at the Lincoln Tunnel facility.
Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at the Holland Tunnel Facility.
Thursday, April 11, 2002 at the George Washington Bridge Facility.
Thursday, April 18, 2002 at the Staten Island Teleport.
Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at JFK Airport.
Tuesday, April 8, 2003, George Washington Bridge,Fort Lee, NJ 
Wednesday, April 9, 2003, Tech Center, Jersey City, NJ
Wednesday, April 16, 2003, Newark Airport Facility, Newark, NJ
Thursday, April 17, 2003, JFK Airport
Wednesday, April 7, 2004, Newark Airport

Ornamental and Turf Training
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 
contracted us to provide this three-hour workshop on the basics of
Lawn and Turf Pest Control for its personnel.  
April 17, 2001 at JFK Airport. 
October 11, 2001 at JFK Airport.
October 17, 2002 at the Tech Center, Jersey City, NJ.
Wednesday, April 23, 2003, JFK Airport, Jamaica, NY 
Wednesday, April 30, 2003, Newark Airport, Newark, NJ 

Public Health Pest Control
This special course was customized for the
New York City Parks Department
It was presented in two 8-hour sessions.  The 14 attendees received the necessary credits to be eligible to take the Public Health exam.  All participants passed the state exam.  
March 28 & 30, 2000

Public Health Pest Control
This special course was customized for the
New York City Department of Health. 
It was presented in two 8-hour sessions. The 41 attendees received the necessary credits to be eligible to take the Public Health exam.  
March 16 & 22, 2000

Public Health Pest Control
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
April 3, 2003, Tech Center, Jersey City

Pest Control Supervisor Training
This special workshop was customized for the
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
It was designed for supervisors who oversee pest control operations. Training included principles of IPM, worker safety, quality control, designing contracts, evaluating performance and coordinating control measures. 
April 3, 2003, Tech Center, Jersey City
October 9, 2003, Tech Center, Jersey City
April 7, 2004, Newark Airport

Previous Special Courses
30-Hour Ornamental & Turf Course
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
October 3 through October 30, 2002
April 22, 2004 through May 20, 2004

30-Hour Public Health Eligibility Course
This is a 30-hour eligibility course with an emphasis on public health training. 
It was customized for the
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
May 31, 2001 through June 28, 2001. La Guardia Airport.
May 1, 2002 Through May 29, 2002. George Washington Bridge.

Special 30-Hour Basic Training Course

The NYC Parks Department 
contracted Bug Off Pest Control Centerto provide basic training for its new hirees in October, 2000. The 30-hour course  prepared Parks personnel for the certification exams offered by New York State. Topics covered were label interpretation, safety, environmental protection, pest identification and biology, pesticide types and uses, equipment, application techniques, laws and regulations.   
The individuals who passed this course  received a Certificate which  allowed them to take the state exams.

Bug Off Pest Control Center
1085 Saint Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-781-2304 Fax: 212-781-0225