Common Pests of Residential, Industrial & Institutional Structures | Indiana Approval #000SR9

Instructor: Sarah Racine

This course, which is approved by the Office of Indiana State Chemist, teaches pest managers how to identify and control pests found in residential, institutional, and industrial buildings. Exterior and interior pests covered in this course include weeds, insects, rats, mice, bats, fungi, and certain birds. The course also outlines management methods for the pests listed above.

To protect wood foundations, interior furnishings, stored food, and people, pest managers must know how to control these pests properly and safely.

After completing this course, Indiana pest managers will be able to:

  • Identify common stored-food pests and know how to avoid them
  • Identify common vertebrate and invertebrate pests and create effective management strategies
  • Describe wood-destroying pest damage and explain the importance of treating wood prior to use
  • Identify and manage common fabric pests Identify and manage common parasitic, biting, and stinging pests