Right-of-Way: Pest Control

Instructor: Gene Merkl

Pest management in right-of-way situations needs to be approached differently than in other turf or ornamental situations. The treatment areas are visible to the public, vary greatly in vegetation, and require a more comprehensive knowledge of both pests and management strategies. This study guide was prepared from the Commercial Applicator Study Manual for Category 6, Right-of-Way Pest Control as published by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and approved by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify five main groups of pests and the pests specific to each group
  • Describe how pesticide can move through and harm the environment
  • Identify where on the label to find the minimum clothing and PPE requirements
  • Identify the various methods of vegetation management and recognize sensitive areas