Vertebrate Household Pest Control | Alabama Approved

 

Vertebrate Household Pest Control


Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent


Course Description

One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don't take house mice seriously. It's amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say "oh, it's just a mouse!" This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure. 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify preferred habitats of mice
  • Describe several IPM methods for controlling mice
  • Describe the differences in mouse traps and outline which trap is best in a given situation
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using rodenticides 

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Mouse Damage
    • ?Disease vectors
    • Infrastructure
    • Stored agricultural production
  • ?Mouse Biology and Behavior
    • ?Reproduction
    • Home range
    • Physical abilities
  • ?Inspection
    • ?Gnawing

Lesson 2 

  • Inspection (cont.)
    • ?Mouse nests
    • Insulation
  • ?Mouse Droppings vs Bat Droppings
  • Integrated Pest Management
    • ?Timing
    • Remove their homes
    • Modify bird feeders
    • Prevent entry

Lesson 3 

  • Rodent Responses to Control
  • Control Methods
  • Trapping Safety
    • ?Trigger traps
    • ?Glue boards
    • Placing traps
    • Evaluating misfires
    • Checking catch

Lesson 4 

  • Rodenticides
  • Personal Safety?
  • Rodent Control Safety
    • ?Hantavirus
  • ?How to Fail in Rodent Control

Bat Damage Management


Course Description

The site of a bat hanging around a structure can be unnerving to most clients. Finding one inside a home is even more unsettling and can send the homeowner into a panic. This course will talk about the identification of bat issues, fundamentals of bat control, and a few health issues that can be quite costly for wildlife control operators and clients.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Effectively pre-qualify a client to determine the potential presence of bats.
  • Outline to the client the necessity to capture the bat alive.
  • Describe the common signs found when bats are present.
  • Describe the common diseases and ectoparasites associated with bats.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Bat Identification
    • Ears
    • Tail
    • Feet
    • Coloration
    • Forearm
  • Bat Abilities
  • Rabies in Bats
  • Bat Capture
    • ?Tube Method
    • Hand Method
    • Elevated Bat Capture

Lesson 2 

  • Rabies in Bats (cont.)
  • Finding Lone Bats
  • Disease Management
  • Bats and the Law
  • Pre-Qualifying Clients
  • Bats Inside Homes
  • Locating Bat Exits
    • ?Droppings
    • Rub marks
    • Urine
    • Smell
  • ?Mouse Droppings vs Bat Droppings
  • Where Bats Roost
  • Bat Signs
  • Inspection
    • ?Bat urine
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Bat Guano

Lesson 3 

  • Histoplasmosis
  • Disease Prevention – Respirators
    • Histoplasmosis
    • How Much Protection?
  • Disease Management
    • Bat Traps
    • Roosting Bats
  • Eviction of Colonies
  • Bat-Proofing Buildings
    • Materials for Bat-Proofing
    • Excluding Bats – Net Method
    • Excluding Bats – Tube Method
    • Cautions
  • ?White-nose Syndrome
  • Ectoparasites
    • ?Bat bugs
    • Bat ticks
    • Fleas
  • ?Building Bat Houses
  • Marketing
  • Discussing Bats with Clients

Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics


Course Description

This training will cover many sections of a pesticide label and safety data sheets. Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present. Many examples of labels are used in this training that cover a variety of types of pesticides and also represent a variety of sites. It's essential that we look at REAL label language and not simply make generic statements to evaluate.

There is no endorsement for any company or product by representation of information in this training. All material presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended to purposefully include or exclude any company, tradename, product, use, proprietary, or any other information. Whenever you have questions about interpretations of label language, we encourage you to contact your local extension, land-grant university, department of agriculture, product dealer, or the manufacturer for more information.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of pesticide registrations.
  • Identify where to find specific information on the pesticide label.
  • Identify pests and site usage according to the label, and recognize information on safety data sheets. 

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Overview and Objectives
  • EPA Approval
  • Testing of Products
  • Types of Pesticides
  • Pesticide Registrations
  • When to Read the Pesticide Label
  • Parts of the Label: Required Information
  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement

Lesson 2 

  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement (cont.)
  • Agricultural vs Non-Agricultural Use
  • A Closer Look at Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respirator Requirements
    • First Aid Statements
    • Exposure Precautions
    • Physical and Chemical Hazards

Lesson 3 

  • Directions for Use
  • How to Use this Product
    • Target Pests
    • Soil Limitations
    • Integrated Pest Management
  • Other Product Specific Statements
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Endangered Species Protection
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Application Rates
    • Target Crop Rates
    • Host Plant Rates
    • Soil Type
    • Other Application Notes

Lesson 4 

  • Application Rates (cont.)
    • Deviation
  • Tank Mixing
    • Compatibility Test
    • Phytotoxicity Warning
    • Additional Protections
  • Storage and Disposal
  • Safety Data Sheets

Lesson 5

  • Label Review

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