Mosquito Identification | Alabama Approval

Mosquito Identification:
Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia, and Psorophora


Course Description

Correct identification of each mosquito species is an important step to managing the mosquito population in your area. Each species of mosquito has its own preferred habitat and breeding environment. This course covers the preferred habitat, breeding ground, and physiological differences between five major species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the differences between the five major mosquito species in the United States.
  • Identify each of the mosquitoes covered in this course.

Chapter 1 – Aedes

Lesson 1 

  • Mosquito Identification – Aedes
  • Aedes vexans
  • Aedes japonicus

Lesson 2 

  • Aedes togoi
  • Aedes angustivittatus
  • Aedes atlanticus
  • Aedes canadensis
  • Aedes dorsalis

Lesson 3 

  • Aedes infirmatus
  • Aedes melanimon
  • Aedes scapularis
  • Aedes serratus
  • Aedes sollicitans
  • Aedes taeniorhynchus

Lesson 4 

  • Aedes trivittatus
  • Aedes triseriatus
  • Aedes aegypti
  • Aedes albopictus

Chapter 2 – Anopheles

Lesson 1 

  • Mosquito Identification – Anopheles
  • Anopheles aztecus
  • Anopheles freeborni
  • Anopheles pseudopunctipennis
  • Anopheles punctimacula

Lesson 2 

  • Anopheles punctipennis
  • Anopheles quadrimaculatus
  • Anopheles albimanus
  • Anopheles darlingi

Chapter 3 – Culex

Lesson 1 

  • Mosquito Identification – Culex
  • Coquilettidia pertubans
  • Culex nigripalpus
  • Culex pipiens

Lesson 2 

  • Culex quinquefaciatus
  • Culex restuans
  • Culex salinarius
  • Culex tarsalis

Lesson 3 

  • Culx erraticus
  • Culiseta melanura
  • Culiseta inornata

Chapter 4 – Mansonia & Psorophora

Lesson 1 

  • Mansonia titillans
  • Psorophora ferox
  • Psorophora columbiae
  • Psorophora ciliata
  • Psorophora howardii

 


Pesticide Formulations


Course Description

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that form an end-use pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain why pesticides are formulated for end use.
  • List the factors to consider when choosing a formulation for a specific site or situation.
  • Discuss the properties of common formulations.

Chapter 1 – Pesticide Formulations

Lesson 1 

  • Formulations: An Overview
  • Liquid Formulations

Lesson 2

  • Dry or Solid Formulations
  • Other Formulations
  • Pesticide Mixtures
  • Adjuvants

Pesticide Hazards and First Aid


Course Description

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents,
fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term
and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated
with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common exposure routes for various pesticides and application methods.
  • Discuss the appropriate first aid response to oral, ocular, dermal, and inhalation exposures to pesticides.
  • Explain the hazard level classification system for pesticides, including the corresponding signal words.

Chapter 1 – Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Lesson 1 

  • Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
  • Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
  • Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
  • Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Lesson 2 

  • Factors Affecting Response
  • Signal Words
  • Exposure Symptom Recognition
  • Antidotes
  • First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

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