Idaho Professional Applicator Complete 7 Credit Bundle – Structural

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This course bundle is designed for professional applicators and contains 7 credits of continuing education focused on structural pest management. All courses are approved by the Idaho Department of Agriculture. Professional pesticide applicators in Idaho may only complete 7 credits of online training each certification cycle. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

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This course bundle is designed for professional applicators and contains 7 credits of continuing education focused on structural pest management. All courses are approved by the Idaho Department of Agriculture. Professional pesticide applicators in Idaho may only complete 7 credits of online training each certification cycle. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • General Structural Pest Management – 3 credits
  • Bed Bugs: Overview and Management – 2 credits
  • Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management – 2 credits

 


General Structural Pest Management

Course Description

As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. These are very important steps in the process of pest control, and following through is a must for any successful business.

As certified or licensed applicators it is so important that you can trust everyone on your team to be knowledgeable about their duties, and responsible for protecting your customers, the environment and your business. A solid basic training program for all technicians will help you work safer and more efficiently.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and calibrate different types of application equipment
  • Identify different common structural pests
  • Describe how to implement integrated pest management in structural situations
  • Outline the special considerations needed for specialized facilities
  • Outline the key pests and pest hot spots for specialized facilities

Chapter 1 – General Structural Pest Management

Lesson 1 – Legalities of General Pest Management

  • ?Federal Laws
    • Endangered Species Act
    • FIFRA
    • OSHA
  • ?State Specific Regulations
  • ?Legal summary

Lesson 2 – Using Equipment in General Pest Management

  • Types of equipment
    • Inspection equipment
      • ?Flashlight
      • Monitoring traps
      • Flushing agents
      • Hand mirrors
      • Small toolbox
      • Inspection reports
      • Inspection diagram
      • Building plans
      • Cameras
      • Ladders
      • Moisture meters/sound detection
    • Spray tanks
      • ?Parts and nozzles
      • Backpack sprayers
      • Power sprayers

Lesson 3 – Equipment Calibration

  • How to calibrate sprayers
    • Calibration of hand-held single nozzle sprayers
  • Canned insecticides
    • Canned aerosol pesticides
    • Canned pressurized liquid sprays
  • Aerosol and fog generators
  • Dusters
    • Hand dusters
    • Power dusters
  • Traps
    • Bait stations

Lesson 4 – Pest Management and Control

  • Methods of pest control
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Follow-up
  • Approaches to pest control
    • Preventative pest control
    • Reactive pest control
    • Pest elimination or extermination
  • Integrated pest management
  • Integrated control methods

Lesson 5 – Pest Management in Food-Handling and Other Specialized Facilities

  • Special considerations
  • Laws and regulations
    • USDA regulations
  • Sanitation and inspection
    • Exterior areas
    • Interior areas
    • Storage areas
    • Food preparation areas
    • Lockers and restrooms
    • Vending machines
    • Utility areas

Lesson 6 – Pest Management in Food-Handling and Other Specialized Facilities (cont.)

  • Insecticides in food-handling establishments
    • Non-food areas
    • Food areas
    • General applications
    • Barrier applications
    • Spot treatments
    • Crack and crevice treatments
  • Pest management in supermarkets
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Supermarket inspection
    • Applications at supermarkets
  • Schools and day care centers
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Applications
  • Health care facilities
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Inspection
    • Applications
  • Zoos and pet stores
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
  • Computer facilities
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Applications

Final Assessment


Bed Bugs: Overview and Management

Course Description

Most people visibly cringe when they hear the words “bed bugs”. Structural applicators know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Speak confidently to clients and residents concerning chemical and non-chemical controls.
  • Accurately differentiate between bed bugs and bat bugs.
  • Positively identify the signs of a bed bug infestation.

Chapter 1  – Bed Bugs: Overview and Management

Lesson 1  

  • History of Bed Bugs
  • Bed Bug vs. Bat Bug
  • Early Treatment
  • Use of DDT
  • Bed Bug Resurgence
  • Urban Treatment Difficulties
  • Bed Bug Reproduction

Lesson 2 

  • Identifying a Bed Bug
  • Species of Bed Bugs
  • Living Conditions
  • Signs of Bed Bugs
  • Bed Bug Behavior and Habits
    • Feeding
    • Life Stages/Mating
  • Bed Bug Control
    • Killing Bed Bugs by Hand
    • Vacuuming
    • Laundering
    • Steam Cleaning
    • Freezing
    • Dry Heat Treatment

Lesson 3 

  • Using Pesticides
    • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
    • Combination Products
    • Total Release Foggers
    • Desiccants
    • BioChemicals
    • Pyrroles
    • Neonicotinoids
    • Insect Growth Regulators

Chapter 2 – Case Studies

Lesson 1 

  • Circulating Collections Returned from Infested Homes
  • Infestation in a Library Staff Area
  • Infestation in the Public Area of the Library

Lesson 2 

  • Pest Management Strategies for Bed Bugs in Multiunit Housing – Part 1

Lesson 3 

  • Pest Management Strategies for Bed Bugs in Multiunit Housing – Part 2

Final Assessment


Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management

Course Description

An animal with a backbone or spinal column is called a vertebrate. A few vertebrates, such as rats and mice, are common pests in urban and industrial areas. Others are not pests in their normal habitats but may occasionally become pests when they conflict with humans. Public concern for the welfare of animals and the risk to people, pets, and other non-targets from poisons used to kill vertebrates have made rules governing vertebrate pest control particularly strict. Laws and regulations at the state and local levels may be much more restrictive than federal regulations. Be sure you understand all the regulations that apply in your geographic area before attempting to control vertebrate pests.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the lifecycle, inspection process, and health concerns commonly associated with vertebrate pests
  • Distinguish the different types of lethal and non-lethal options for managing vertebrate pests
  • Describe the various types of traps and baits used to control vertebrate pests

Chapter 1 – Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pests

Lesson 1 – Rats

  • Rats and Disease Carriers
  • Habits of Rats
  • Life Cycle
  • ?Inspection

Lesson 2 – Rats (cont.)

  • Control and Management
  • Habitat Alteration – Outdoor
  • Habitat Alteration – Indoor
  • Traps
  • Glue Boards
  • Rodenticides
    • Food baits
    • Water baits
    • Tracking powders

Lesson 3 – House Mice

  • Mice as Disease Carriers
  • Life Cycle and Social Behavior
  • Physical Abilities
  • Inspection
  • Control and Management
    • Sanitation
    • Mouse-proofing
    • Population reduction
  • Food Baits and Placement
    • Liquid baits
    • Tracking powders

Lesson 4 – Pigeons and Other Birds

  • Pigeons
    • Habits and Behavior
  • Starlings
  • House Sparrows
  • Health Hazards Associated with Birds
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Ectoparasites
  • Managing Bird Pests
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Exclusion
      • Netting
      • Covers or ramps
      • Spikes or Nixalite
      • Sticky repellents
      • Ultrasonic devices
    • Trapping
    • Lethal Alternatives
      • Avitrol
      • Toxic perches
      • Shooting
      • Public relations
    • Dropping Removal and Cleanup

Lesson 5 – Other Vertebrate Pests

  • Bats
    • Disease
    • Inspection
    • Control and management
    • Bat proofing
  • Tree Squirrels
  • Ground Squirrels
  • Chipmunks
  • Moles
  • Snakes
  • Skunks, Raccoons, and Opossums
    • Nocturnal control and management

Final Assessment


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