IPM for Termite Prevention
Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. They are responsible for more than 2 million dollars in damage each year. In many states, building codes require the use of liquid termiticide when constructing new structures. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several solid IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the principles of Integrated Pest Management and how they apply to termite prevention.
- Describe the life cycle of a termite and be familiar with termite behavior.
- Recommend several IPM practices that can reduce the risk of a structure being invaded by termites.
- Review of IPM Principles
- Identify Pests and Monitor Progress
- Set Action Thresholds
- Prevent Pests
- Control Pests
- Termite Fundamentals
- Life Cycle
- Caste System
- Termite Fundamentals (cont.)
- Caste System (cont.)
- IPM Practices
- Action Thresholds
- Best Practices to Deter Termites
- Physical Barriers
- Liquid Termiticide Barriers
- Baiting Systems
Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 9am and 5pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.
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