FIELD FUMIGATION FOR MANAGING VERTEBRATE PESTS

 

COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Fumigants are pesticides that convert to a toxic gas when introduced to the atmosphere. Fumigants are used to control pests in two main areas: structures, such as homes and grain bins and burrows, such as those created by prairie dogs, skunks or woodchucks. This presentation will focus on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in the field.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

•  Recognize the various types of fumigation devices and products used to control vertebrate pests in the
    field

•  Understand the advantages and disadvantages of fumigation as a control method

•  Know the best practices for effective use of fumigants

•  Abide by the label restrictions to protect non-targets and applicators from harm

 

Lesson 1

Definition of a Fumigant
Advantages of Fumigants
Disadvantages of Fumigants
Regulatory Categories of Fumigants
Carbon Monoxide Fumigation
Safety Concerns

Lesson 2

Ignitable Gas Cartridges
Endangered Species (EPA's Bulletins Live! Two)
Giant Destroyer Best Practices

Lesson 3

Rat Ice and Burrow Characteristics
Aluminum Phosphide (AP) Regulatory History

Lesson 4

Aluminum Phosphide (AP) Application
Target Concentrations
Burrow Conditions

Lesson 5

Fumigation Management Plan
Practice Application

Lesson 6

Aluminum Phosphide (AP) Testing
Postings
Insights
AP Safety

 

Final Assessment

 

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