Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related Pest Control Re-certification | Mississippi

$89.00

5 Hour course | Approved for 5 Credits: Category VII(A) 
This course focuses on the fundamentals of wildlife damage inspection and will help you understand the risks involved with the inspection process and the PPE that should be used. It also covers a range of mosquito-borne diseases with an emphasis on the Zika virus, its effects and how to minimize transmission.
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Mississippi Pesticide Safety

Industrial, Institutional, Structural & Health Related Pest Control Re-certification Package

 


COURSE SYLLABUS

Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID

Wildlife damage inspection is a complex area. The information that follows is designed to focus ONLY on the fundamentals. This is not a book about running your business. It is a technical guide to educate readers about the process and interpretation of sign left by vertebrate animals in human-impacted environments. More information could have been added but would have cluttered the text with minutia only useful in extremely marginal situations.

After completing this chapter, participants will be able to:

  • Identify various vertebrate species based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and track information.
  • Understand and evaluate the physical, biological and legal risks involved in the inspection process.
  • Outline the different types of equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.

Lesson 1 – Getting Started 

  • Know the Wildlife in the Area
  • Equipment
  • PPE

Lesson 2 – Risks Involved and Phone Inspections 

  • Evaluating Risk: Physical, Biological and Legal
  • Phone Inspections: Information from Clients
  • Structural vs. Non-Structural Damage

Lesson 3 – On-Site Inspections 

  • Habitat
  • Owners
  • Systematic Inspection: Indoors and Out
  • Noises
  • Odors

Lesson 4 – Difficult Jobs and Damage Done 

  • Tactics
  • Traps, Glueboards, Track Traps, Cameras
  • Damage According to Time of Year
  • Landscape and Garden Damage

Lesson 5 – Scat Identification and Eyeshine 

  • Warnings
  • Procedures
  • Features
  • Inclusions
  • Eyeshine

Vertebrate Species

Lesson 6 

  • Bats
  • Eastern Chipmunks
  • Gray and Fox Squirrels

Lesson 7 

  • House Mice
  • House Sparrows
  • Norway Rats

Lesson 8 

  • Opossums
  • Pigeon
  • Raccoons

Lesson 9 

  • Red Squirrels
  • Shrews
  • Starlings
  • Striped Skunks

Chapter Assessment


Zika and Other Mosquito-borne Diseases

This course brings to light an up-and-coming issue within the United States and an issue that has been ongoing across the world. Many mosquito-borne diseases are specified within the course, with an emphasis on the Zika virus. Zika's extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. 

After completing this chapter participants will thoroughly understand:

  • How to implement methods to reduce mosquito populations.
  • The Zika virus, how it is contracted, its effect on the human body, testing and diagnostics, and what Congress is doing to aid in its prevention.
  • What can be done to prevent and control mosquitoes personally and from the source.

Lesson 1 – Biology of Mosquitoes 

  • Lifecycle
  • Treatment Options

Lesson 2 – Mosquito-Borne Diseases 

  • What is Zika?
  • Zika Symptoms
  • Zika Extent
  • Guillain-Barré
  • How Zika is Transmitted
  • Zika and Pregnancy
  • Zika Testing and Diagnostics
  • Mosquito Vectors of Zika

What Can Be Done About Mosquitoes? Personal Protection

  • Source Reduction
  • Larviciding
  • Adulticiding

Chapter Assessment 


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.

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

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