Rodent Academy

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Rodent Academy comes to Maine!

School IPM Coordinators, facilities managers, custodians and others are invited to participate in Rodent Academy to be held at the University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus, October 29-30, 2019. This two-day event is an excellent opportunity to learn everything you need to know to keep mice and rats out of your buildings and protect your student and staff from rodent-carried diseases and respiratory illness such as asthma. 

Rodent Academy

Using a combination of classroom learning, hands-on exercises and real-world inspection activities, participants will learn best practice methods for monitoring, preventing and managing rodent pests in and around schools, homes, offices, parks, restaurants—any setting where these animals can become pests. This program is two full days of instruction.

Who Should Attend? Health officials, health inspectors, building inspectors, housing and facilities managers, school IPM coordinators, pest control professionals, colleges and universities, food industry professionals, building owners, sanitation professionals and Extension educators. Approximately two seats will be allocated per organization until the maximum capacity of 40 participants is reached. 

Thanks to financial support from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control we can make this valuable opportunity available at only $75/person. Registration includes morning refreshments, a notebook of materials, and two days of instruction from internationally recognized experts and Maine-based professionals. To enroll, click on the Registration Link below.


Featured Speakers:

  • Robert (Bobby) Corrigan, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized rodent expert specializing in solving complex rodent issues and establishing food safety programs. He conducts training for a wide variety of audiences including the pest control industry and public health agencies.
  • Janet Hurley, MS, BCE is an integrated pest management specialist at Texas AgriLife Extension. Over the past 18 years she has worked with schools and collaborators throughout the US to implement integrated pest management practices that promote healthy school and home environments.
  • Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Extension Veterinarian, Director University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory.
  • Lisa Silva, Program Manager, Health Inspection Program, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • John Pietroski, Manager of Pesticide Programs, Maine Board of Pesticides Control.
  • Pamela Bryer, Ph.D. Toxicologist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control.

For More Information: contact Kathy Murray,, 207-287-7616.

Questions/Comments? Contact us! 
Phone: 207-287-7616

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