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Maryland Industrial Rodent Control 8 Credit Bundle

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This course bundle is designed for the Maryland Industrial Rodent Control Applicator. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category specific continuing education approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Regulation Section. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.
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Description

This course bundle is designed for the Maryland Industrial Rodent Control Applicator. The course bundle contains 8 credits of category specific continuing education approved by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Regulation Section. Please click on course details for a list of specific courses.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • Understanding Rodenticides and Their Labels – 2 credits
  • Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent – 2 credits
  • Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management – 4 credits

 


Understanding Rodenticides & Their Labels

Course Description

Rodenticides are becoming a widely discussed and concerning topic in the pest control field. There is a growing public concern at the risk of secondary and non-target poisonings when rodenticides are used. As a pest control operator is it your responsibility to understand how rodenticides work and how to read their labels. This course discusses the common types of rodenticides, their appropriate application, the risks involved with the use of each type of rodenticide, and takes a look at specific label language.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline and describe the primary classifications of rodenticides
  • Describe the differences in toxicity and risk between first-generation and second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides
  • Describe how to use appropriate baiting techniques and the importance of carcass removal

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Rodenticides
  • Anticoagulant Mode of Action
  • Non-Anticoagulant Mode of Action
    • Cholecalciferol
    • Zinc Phosphide
    • Bromethalin
    • Strychnine
  • Reading the Label: What’s the Difference?
  • Rodenticides – Anticoagulants
    • First-generation (FGARs)
      • Application directions
    • Second-generation (FGARs)

Lesson 2 

  • Acute Oral (Mouse) Anticoagulant LD50
  • Acute Oral (Rat) Anticoagulant LD50
  • FGARs vs SGARs Summary
  • Toxicology Measure LD50
  • Weaknesses of LD50
  • Milligram to Kilogram
  • Relative Toxicity
  • FGAR Anticoagulant Toxicity
  • SGAR Anticoagulant Toxicity
  • Standard Rodenticide Label Instructions
  • Bait Stations Best Practices
    • Type of Station
    • Location of Station
    • Securing Stations

Lesson 3 

  • Prevention of Non-Target Exposure
    • Bait Station Size
    • Select Appropriate Formulations
  • Need for Formulation Variety
  • Modify/Monitor Your Bait Stations
  • Inverted T-Style Stations
  • Anticoagulant Poisoning
  • Structural Baits and Voles
  • Understanding Secondary Poisoning Hazard Risk
  • The Challenge of Secondary Poisoning
  • Biological Half-Life
  • Post Treatment Monitoring
  • Summary of Safer Rodent Control

Final Assessment 


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

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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