WEBINAR 2024 #3

ENTO FOR PEST MANAGEMENT

PROFESSIONALS

Navigating Emerging Challenges in Pest Control Strategies

14 March 2024, Thursday 11am to 4pm (Singapore Time)

The Program

Welcome to our exclusive webinar series tailored for pest management professionals, aptly titled “ENTO FOR PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS.” Designed with your expertise and needs in mind, this series aims to provide comprehensive insights and advanced strategies to navigate the ever-evolving challenges in pest control.

In each session, we will delve into critical topics such as the behavior and control strategies of ectoparasites like ticks, fleas, and bed bugs. Furthermore, we will address the pressing issue of insecticide resistance, shedding light on its silent threat and implications for public health.

Led by industry experts, our webinars will offer invaluable knowledge, practical tips, and innovative solutions. To empower you in your pest management endeavors. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to the field, join us as we embark on this enlightening journey together.

Stay ahead in the dynamic world of pest management with “ENTO FOR PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS” webinar series.

SPEAKERS

Ts. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Ab Majid

Dr. Hafiz is a Universiti Sains Malaysia academic expert in Household and Structural Urban Entomology. He is a Certified Entomologist (Urban & Industrial Entomology) by the Entomology Society of America and his expertise in biological entomology is highly valued in the pest control industry. He has nearly 20 years of entomology research experience, has published 90 scientific publications, and owned a patent for the Anti-Termite Composition and Assay Kit. He received the “Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA)” Special Award for Bio-BacChi Termite at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2020, as well as the Gold Medal Award and Best Green Invention Award at the Invention, Innovation, and Technology Exhibition 2021 with Basilya Antverse. A Certified Entomologist by the Entomology Society of America and his expertise in biological entomology is highly valued in the pest control industry.

Topic: Overview of Bed Bug; Behavior & Control Strategies

Dr. Intan Haslina Ishak

Dr. Intan is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, specializing in Medical and Agricultural Entomology. Her research focuses on insecticide resistance in mosquitoes and entomopathogenic fungi. She has supervised 5 PhD and 4 Masters students, received multiple awards for research and inventions (2019-2022), and published 28 journal papers with an h-index of 11. Notable works include studies on Pyrethroid resistance in Aedes mosquitoes and insecticide susceptibility (2015-2022).

Topic: The Silent Threat: Insecticide Resistance & the Future of Public Health

Dr. Hamdan Ahmad

Dr. Hamdan is a former associate professor at the School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, specializing in Medical and Veterinary Entomology and Parasitology, and a PhD in Zoology. With extensive research experience, he has published 38 papers, secured over RM1.5 million in research grants, supervised multiple students, served as a reviewer, provided consultancy services, held administrative roles, and delivered presentations at various levels.

Topic: The World Of Ectoparasites Ticks & Fleas

PANEL DISCUSSION

Mr. Ridzuan Ismail

Mr. Ridzuan is a partner at Pestology and serves as the Director of Ento Works. With a distinguished career spanning 32 years, he is a seasoned entomologist in the household pesticide industry. For several years, he served on the Executive Council of the Malaysian Croplife & Public Health Association and represented Malaysia in the International WHOPES (WHO Pesticides Evaluation Scheme). His technical forte is leading organisations in initiatives for GLP and MS ISO17025. Currently, he is attached to several companies as a Technical Consultant.

The Moderator & Panel Chairperson

Ts. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Ab Majid

  Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia



Dr. Intan Haslina Ishak

  Senior Lecturer Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia



Dr. Hamdan Ahmad

  Former Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia



Mr. Ridzuan Ismail

  Director of Ento Works & Partner of Pestology Inc.



Panelist

COVERED TOPICS

Overview of Bed Bug; Behavior & Control Strategies
Ts. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Ab Majid
Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia

Over the recent years, bedbugs have crawled back into our homes, checked in into hotels, and gaining foothold in a modern world that many thought was free and clear from this pest.

Bed bugs have made a drastic resurgence over the past two decades. Therefore, it is imperative for us to understand their biology, especially the behavioral aspect. Their management methods have been constantly under discussion, whereas some aspects of control techniques such as heat treatments and pesticides are highly deliberated. A proactive and adaptable approach is crucial to effectively manage and reduce bed bug infestations which this presentation will showcase.

What follows is updated information on effectiveness of products, studies on insecticide susceptibility, concerns of insecticide resistance and chemical strategies proposed to overcome resistance in modern bed bug populations.

The Silent Threat: Insecticide Resistance & the Future of Public Health
Dr. Intan Haslina Ishak
Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia


The silent threat of insecticide resistance poses a risk to the effectiveness of pest control programs. To ensure success, a strategic resistance management approach, emphasizing the use of efficacious insecticides tailored to the resistance status of target pests. The limited choice of insecticides for public health, coupled with the lack of innovative control tools, underscores the pressing need to monitor and understand various insecticide resistance mechanisms. This is vital for maintaining the efficacy of pest control initiatives and ensuring a sustainable future in the battle against evolving resistance.

The World Of Ectoparasites Ticks & Fleas
Dr. Hamdan Ahmad
Former Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia



Ticks and fleas are some tiny, troublesome creatures. These pests are not only irritating to your pets but can also pose serious health risks. This presentation attempts to provide a better understanding of ticks and fleas and their impact on your pets as well as human wellbeing, and explore effective prevention and treatment measures.

Identifying flea and tick infestations early is crucial for prompt action. Some common signs include excessive scratching, biting, and licking, red or irritated skin, hair loss, and the presence of small dark specks (flea dirt) in your pet’s fur. Ticks are more visible and can be felt as small bumps on your pet’s skin, especially after outdoor activities.

Preventing fleas and ticks is easier and safer than dealing with an infestation

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?​

This webinar series is specifically designed for pest control professionals, public health officers, and veterans in the field. Whether you’re an experienced pest management expert, a dedicated public health officer, or a seasoned veteran in the industry, “ENTO FOR PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS” offers invaluable insights and practical strategies tailored to your expertise. Together, let’s explore innovative approaches to pest management, equipping you with the tools and knowledge needed to safeguard communities and ensure a healthier future.

THE PROGRAM

TimeAgenda
11.00 am – 11.05 amWelcome message from Ms. Fion Leong, Emcee
11.05 am – 11.15 amOpening Speech by Khun Su-Chart Lee,
President of APMA
& Ms. Regine Lim, President of MPMA
11.15 am – 12.15 pmOverview of Bed Bug; Behavior & Control Strategies
Ts. Dr. Abdul Hafiz Ab Majid
Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia
12.15 pm – 1.00 pm The Silent Threat: Insecticide Resistance & the Future of Public Health
Dr. Intan Haslina Ishak
Senior Lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia
1.00 pm – 2.00 pmLunch Break
2.00 pm – 2.45 pmThe World Of Ectoparasites Ticks & Fleas
Dr. Hamdan Ahmad
Former Associate Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia
2.45 pm – 3.45 pmPanel discussion and Q&A session
Mr. Ridzuan Ismail & The Panelist
Director of Ento Works & Partner of Pestology Inc.
3.45 pm – 4.00 pmAPMA – Asian Pest Management Forum 2024 & Closing Ceremony
4.00 pm – 5.00 pmOnline Assessment
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REGISTRATION

RESOURCE CENTER FOR INSECT IDENTIFICATION SERVICES AS RECOMMENDED BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

University Sains Malaysia
ASSOC PROF TS DR ABDUL HAFIZ AB MAJID
abdhafiz@usm.my
+604-6534893/+6019-5070808

Entoworks Sdn Bhd
RIDZUAN ISMAIL
ridzuan@entoworks.com
+6012-4930088

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