Structure Invading Pest Management | Michigan Approved

$49.00

3 credits: 7A, 8, Commercial Core
As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

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Structure Invading Pest Management


Course Description

As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. Some pests like honeybees and spiders will generally live and reproduce outside but will also invade a structure if it finds a suitable living area. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common flying pests, describe their life cycle, and describe proper pest management procedures
  • Identify common spiders, describe the habitat and life cycles, and describe proper management procedures
  • Differentiate and identify common types of ticks, lice, and mites
  • Identify which types of ticks, lice, and mites carry disease
  • Identify miscellaneous structural invaders and describe proper management procedures

Chapter 1 – Structure Invading Pests

Lesson 1 – Houseflies and Their Relatives

  • Diseases spread by flies
    • Malaria
    • Sleeping Sickness
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Filariasis
    • Yellow fever
    • Typhoid
  • Houseflies, face flies, flesh flies, blowflies, and cluster flies
    • Appearance
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
      • Exclusion techniques
    • Pesticide applications
    • Non-chemical options
  • Fruit flies
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
  • Phorid flies
    • Management
  • Moth or drain flies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Midges

Lesson 2 – Stinging Pests

  • Paper wasps
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow jackets
    • Aerial nesters
    • Underground nesters
  • Common yellow jacket, Eastern yellow jacket, and German yellow jacket
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Aerial nests
    • Wall voids
  • Honeybees and Carpenter bees
    • Control and management
  • Mud daubers
  • Cicada killers

Lesson 3 – Spiders

  • Black widow
    • Control and management
  • Brown recluse spider
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow house spider
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Web-weaving spiders: Orb-weaving spiders, Cobweb spiders, and Spiders in boathouses
    • Control and management
  • Wandering spiders: Wolf spiders, Jumping spiders, Hobo spiders
    • Control and management

Lesson 4 – Ticks

  • Tick development and life cycle
  • Diseases
    • Lyme Disease
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ticks that carry disease
    • Brown dog tick
      • Inspection
      • Control and management
      • Inside pesticide application
      • Outside pesticide application
    • Deer tick
    • American dog tick
    • Lone star tick
  • Tick management
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Controlling ticks on pets
    • Tick removal

Lesson 5 – Mites and Lice

  • Human itch or scabies mite
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application and follow-up
  • Head lice
    • Control of head lice
  • Body lice
    • Control of body lice
  • Crab or pubic lice
    • Control
  • Contagious hysteria and entomophobia
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application

Lesson 6 – Bed Bugs

  • Common bed bug
    • Identification
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Control
      • Killing by hand
      • Vacuuming
      • Laundering
      • Steam cleaning
      • Freezing
      • Dry heat treatment
        • Fuel based heat units
        • Electric heating units
      • Pesticide application

Lesson 7 – Miscellaneous Invaders

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Field crickets, Camel or cave crickets
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Sowbugs and pillbugs
  • Earwigs – European earwig
    • Inspection and alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Western conifer-seed bug
    • Control
  • Box elder bug
    • Control
  • Clover mite
    • Control
  • Scorpions
    • Habitat
    • Stings
    • Scorpions as pets
    • Management
    • Pesticide application

Final Assessment


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to our website and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance and Privacy Policy).

Structure Invading Pest Management


Course Description

As a pest control technician, it's important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. Some pests like honeybees and spiders will generally live and reproduce outside but will also invade a structure if it finds a suitable living area. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common flying pests, describe their life cycle, and describe proper pest management procedures
  • Identify common spiders, describe the habitat and life cycles, and describe proper management procedures
  • Differentiate and identify common types of ticks, lice, and mites
  • Identify which types of ticks, lice, and mites carry disease
  • Identify miscellaneous structural invaders and describe proper management procedures

Chapter 1 – Structure Invading Pests

Lesson 1 – Houseflies and Their Relatives

  • Diseases spread by flies
    • Malaria
    • Sleeping Sickness
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Filariasis
    • Yellow fever
    • Typhoid
  • Houseflies, face flies, flesh flies, blowflies, and cluster flies
    • Appearance
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
      • Exclusion techniques
    • Pesticide applications
    • Non-chemical options
  • Fruit flies
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
  • Phorid flies
    • Management
  • Moth or drain flies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Midges

Lesson 2 – Stinging Pests

  • Paper wasps
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow jackets
    • Aerial nesters
    • Underground nesters
  • Common yellow jacket, Eastern yellow jacket, and German yellow jacket
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Aerial nests
    • Wall voids
  • Honeybees and Carpenter bees
    • Control and management
  • Mud daubers
  • Cicada killers

Lesson 3 – Spiders

  • Black widow
    • Control and management
  • Brown recluse spider
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow house spider
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Web-weaving spiders: Orb-weaving spiders, Cobweb spiders, and Spiders in boathouses
    • Control and management
  • Wandering spiders: Wolf spiders, Jumping spiders, Hobo spiders
    • Control and management

Lesson 4 – Ticks

  • Tick development and life cycle
  • Diseases
    • Lyme Disease
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ticks that carry disease
    • Brown dog tick
      • Inspection
      • Control and management
      • Inside pesticide application
      • Outside pesticide application
    • Deer tick
    • American dog tick
    • Lone star tick
  • Tick management
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Controlling ticks on pets
    • Tick removal

Lesson 5 – Mites and Lice

  • Human itch or scabies mite
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application and follow-up
  • Head lice
    • Control of head lice
  • Body lice
    • Control of body lice
  • Crab or pubic lice
    • Control
  • Contagious hysteria and entomophobia
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application

Lesson 6 – Bed Bugs

  • Common bed bug
    • Identification
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Control
      • Killing by hand
      • Vacuuming
      • Laundering
      • Steam cleaning
      • Freezing
      • Dry heat treatment
        • Fuel based heat units
        • Electric heating units
      • Pesticide application

Lesson 7 – Miscellaneous Invaders

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Field crickets, Camel or cave crickets
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Sowbugs and pillbugs
  • Earwigs – European earwig
    • Inspection and alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Western conifer-seed bug
    • Control
  • Box elder bug
    • Control
  • Clover mite
    • Control
  • Scorpions
    • Habitat
    • Stings
    • Scorpions as pets
    • Management
    • Pesticide application

Final Assessment


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

Student policies and procedures are always available by going to our website and scrolling to the bottom of the page (See Attendance and Privacy Policy).

 
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