Michigan General Pest Management 8 Credit Bundle

$108.00

Online HD Video | Category 7A
This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a General Pest Management (Category 7A) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. Topics include structure invading pests, structure infesting pests, and an overview of vertebrate pest management.

Description

This course bundle will fulfill the category recertification for Michigan Commercial Applicators holding a General Pest Management (Category 7A) certification. This course bundle must be paired with the Michigan Commercial Core 8 Credit Bundle to complete recertification requirements as this course bundle does NOT contain any commercial core training. Topics include structure invading pests, structure infesting pests, and an overview of vertebrate pest management.

BUNDLE CONTENTS

  • Structure Infesting Pest Management – 3 credits
  • Structure Invading Pest Management – 3 credits
  • Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management – 2 credits

 


Structure Infesting Pest Management

Course Description

Having a clear understanding of the hierarchy of insect classification is important. It helps us better understand the background of our pest decide the best course of action in controlling the pest. This course will cover some of the structure infesting pests commonly encountered by structural pesticide applicators and technicians.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different stages of insect growth, development and metamorphosis
  • Distinguish the different types of cockroaches and discuss effective management options
  • Distinguish ants and termites and discuss effective management options for ants
  • Distinguish the different types of stored product and fabric pests and discuss effective management options
  • Describe the difference between silverfish and firebrats
  • Describe the different types of fleas and discuss effective management options for each

Chapter 1 – Structure Infesting Pests

Lesson 1

  • Phylum Arthropoda
    • Principle Classes
      • Arachnida
      • ?Crustacea
      • ?Myriapoda
      • Insecta
  • Growth and Development
    • Simple metamorphosis
    • Gradual metamorphosis
    • Complete metamorphosis
    • Development considerations for technicians

Lesson 2 – Cockroaches

  • German cockroach

Lesson 3 – Cockroaches (cont.)

  • Brown-banded cockroach
  • American cockroach
  • Oriental cockroach
  • Australian cockroach
  • Brown cockroach
  • Smoky brown cockroach

Lesson 4 – Ants

  • The ant colony
  • Foraging
  • Ants vs termites
  • Control and management
  • Inspection
  • Pesticide application

Lesson 5 – Ants (cont.)

  • Carpenter ants
  • Black carpenter ants
  • Acrobat ants
  • Pavement ants
  • Odorous house ants
  • Pharaoh ants
  • Little black ants
  • Thief ants

Lesson 6 – Stored Product and Fabric Pests

  • Inspection
  • Habitat alteration
  • Pesticide application
  • Pests of whole grains and seeds
    • Rice weevils and granary weevils
    • Acorn weevils
    • Angoumois grain moth
    • Lesser grain borer
  • Pests of ground, milled, or processed grain, spices, seeds, and nuts
    • Indian meal moth
    • Saw-toothed grain beetle
    • Adult cabinet or warehouse beetles
    • Cigarette beetles
    • Red flour beetle and confused flour beetle

Lesson 7 – Stored Product and Fabric Pests (cont.)

  • Pests of moldy, damp, or out-of-condition grain and grain products
    • Psocids
    • Grain mites
  • Fabric pests
    • Carpet beetles
    • Larder beetles
    • Hide beetles
    • Black carpet beetles
    • Common, furniture, and varied carpet beetles
    • Warehouse and cabinet beetles
    • Webbing clothes moths and case-making clothes moths
  • Control and management

Lesson 8 – Silverfish and Firebrats

  • Common silverfish
  • Gray silverfish
  • Four-lined silverfish
  • Firebrats
  • Control and management

Lesson 9 – Fleas

  • Cat flea
  • Fleabite, allergy, and range
  • Inspection
  • Habitat alteration
  • Pesticide application

Final Assessment


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


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


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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