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Previous Special Events

Puerto Rico Pest Control Convention
August 21-23, 2014
El San Juan Hotel and Casino
San Juan, PR
Bug Off exhibited at the Puerto Rico Pest Control Association Convention at the El San Juan Resort and Casino from August 21-23, 2014. We were there to introduce the Cryonite System to the Caribbean market and to sit in on talks by Dr. Freder Medina, Dr. Bennett Jordan and Dr. Dini Miller, among others. We made great new friends and were able to find a couple of moments to relax.
Click here to check out some photos



 “A Celebration of Sweden with Cryonite”
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Coogan’s Restaurant

Owners, Operators, Managers and Supervisors joined us for an evening of education and relaxation as we celebrated everything cool about Sweden. We released our inner Viking and beat the New York City Summer heat chilling in our own private Valhalla. We mingled with our beautiful hostesses; feasted on Swedish delicacies; enjoyed flowing drinks and grooved to great music. Attendees received unique gifts, prizes, promos, discounts and special offers. The program began with a recertification workshop presented by Jeff McGovern.  We learned all about the Cryonite System and the use of freezing in pest management. Participants felt like Thor as they tried out the System hands-on. This program was for cutting-edge individuals serious about adding Cryonite to their arsenal. Many took advantage of the deep discount offered that day. Check out the pics from the event.

The Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) Preparatory Course  
Thursday, July 18, 2013


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, created the ACE program in order to make entomological certification possible for the practicing PMP. In order to qualify, the candidate must have at least seven years of pest management experience, a current Applicator's license and must be able to pass a rigorous exam designed to test PMPs on practical aspects of applied entomology. Bug Off's ACE Prep Course covered the major categories of competency found in the exam and was appropriate for anyone interested in becoming an ACE. The Course was presented by Dr. Stuart Mitchell, a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) and ranking member of the Society.  


Call of the Wild

April 12, 2012
New York City
Presented by
Alan A. Huot
(Wildlife Control Supplies)

Alan is a Certified Wildlife Control Professional (CWCP) with over 30 years experience in wildlife control. He is a founding member of the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA), former Vice President of the Connecticut Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators Association, member of the National Animal Control Association and member of the National Pest Management Association. In 1998, Alan and his wife Carol founded Wildlife Control Supplies (WCS) to fill the equipment and educational needs of the growing professional wildlife control industry.

Wildlife Management is a growing business. We are seeing a greater demand for this type of service, even in urban areas like New York City. At this special workshop, almost 90 attendees learned how to:
  • Add Wildlife Management services for greater revenue.
  • Get licensed in NY, NJ, CT and PA.
  • Trap, transport and dispose of the major animals.
  • Use the latest tools for trapping, handling and personal protection.

    Alan showing off the tools of the trade
    Andy & Alan making a great team

    Alan getting things started
    Nice turnout at another "Great Event"


October, 2011, New Orleans

Hall of Fame Dinner
With Dini Miller at the Hall of Fame Dinner
Presenting Award to Ehrlich's Vic Hammel
At the exhibits with Liz Velte and the boys from PMP Magazine 
Earning our beads on Bourbon Street

Waiting to board the Steamboat Natchez with my PMP Posse
Building Wealth for Life –
How to Turn Your Pest Control Business
Into a Well Oiled Profit Machine

Presented by
Daniel S. Gordon, CPA of PCObookkeepers.com
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.

Check out these classics:

Social Media Summer School

Business Leadership Cruise 

Green Pest Management Summit 

  Dynamic Duo Tour

Hall of Fame Ceremony
Pestworld, Hawaii, October, 2010


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