Public Health Pest Control Recertification | Mississippi Approved

$89.00

5 Credits: Category VIII
This course is an overview of bed bug management and control as well as an introduction to mosquito management and control. Chemical controls, non-chemical controls, and IPM approaches are covered for both topics. This recertification course also includes a short review of pollinator stewardship.

Description

Mississippi Pesticide Safety

Public Health Pest Control Recertification Bundle


COURSE SYLLABUS

Bed Bugs:
Overview and Management

Course Description

Most people visibly cringe when they hear the words “bed bugs”. Structural applicators know that managing a bed bug infestation is difficult on many levels. This course looks at the history of bed bugs, current integrated pest management approaches to preventing and managing an infestation, and several of the chemical options available when your non-chemical controls and methods have failed.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Speak confidently to clients and residents concerning chemical and non-chemical controls.
  • Accurately differentiate between bed bugs and bat bugs.
  • Positively identify the signs of a bed bug infestation. 

Chapter 1  – Bed Bugs: Overview and Management

Lesson 1  

  • History of Bed Bugs
  • Bed Bug vs. Bat Bug
  • Early Treatment
  • Use of DDT
  • Bed Bug Resurgence
  • Urban Treatment Difficulties
  • Bed Bug Reproduction

Lesson 2 

  • Identifying a Bed Bug
  • Species of Bed Bugs
  • Living Conditions
  • Signs of Bed Bugs
  • Bed Bug Behavior and Habits
    • Feeding
    • Life Stages/Mating
  • Bed Bug Control
    • Killing Bed Bugs by Hand
    • Vacuuming
    • Laundering
    • Steam Cleaning
    • Freezing
    • Dry Heat Treatment

Lesson 3 

  • Using Pesticides
    • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
    • Combination Products
    • Total Release Foggers
    • Desiccants
    • BioChemicals
    • Pyrroles
    • Neonicotinoids
    • Insect Growth Regulators

Chapter 2 – Case Studies

Lesson 1 

  • Circulating Collections Returned from Infested Homes
  • Infestation in a Library Staff Area
  • Infestation in the Public Area of the Library

Lesson 2 

  • Pest Management Strategies for Bed Bugs in Multiunit Housing – Part 1

Lesson 3 

  • Pest Management Strategies for Bed Bugs in Multiunit Housing – Part 2

Final Assessment


Intro to Mosquito Control

Course Description

Mankind has been battling mosquitoes since before the first settlers landed on the continent. Mosquitoes are vectors for a multitude of diseases that are harmful to humans, livestock, and pets. To effectively manage a mosquito population as part of an integrated pest management plan applicators must be familiar with mosquito physiology, the lifecycle of the mosquito, and various collection and surveillance methods for both adult mosquitoes and larvae. It is also important to have a good understanding of the diseases that are commonly vectored by mosquitoes. The course will talk about surveillance methods, mosquito anatomy, and touch on the diseases that are most commonly vectored by mosquitoes in the United States.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different stages in the mosquito lifecycle.
  • Explain the differences between male and female mosquitoes.
  • Suggest different surveillance and collection tactics to efficiently trap mosquitoes in the target area.
  • List and describe several commonly mosquito vectored diseases.

Chapter 1 – Mosquito Physiology and Lifecycle

Lesson 1

  • Male vs Female Mosquitoes
  • Mosquito Lifecycle
  • Larvae Anatomy
  • Mosquito Pupa

Chapter 2 – Adult Mosquito Anatomy

Lesson 1

  • Basic Mosquito Anatomy
  • Tools for Identification

Chapter 3 – Mosquito Collection and Surveillance

Lesson 1

  • Capturing a Mosquito for ID
  • Strategies for Collection
  • Adult Mosquito Surveillance
  • Collecting/Storing Without Damaging

Lesson 2

  • Capturing a Mosquito for ID
  • Adult Trap Collection

Chapter 4 – Egg & Larval Collection & Surveillance

Lesson 1

  • Larval Mosquito Surveillance
    • Dipper Sampling for Larvae
    • Population Density
  • Mosquito Egg Surveillance
    • Oviposition Trap

Chapter 5 – Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Lesson 1

  • Encephalitis
  • West Nile Encephalitis Virus
  • St. Louis Encephalitis
  • Eastern Equine Encephalitis
  • La Crosse Encephalitis

Lesson 2

  • Jamestown Canyon Virus
  • Zika Virus
  • Malaria
  • Chikungunya
  • Yellow Fever
  • Dirofilaria immitis – Dog Heartworm
  • Wuchereria bancrofti – Lymphatic Filariasis

Final Assessment 


Pollinator Stewardship

Course Description

Honey Bee Stewardship. The primary concern plaguing the beekeeping industry is the decline of honey bees around the world. Colony collapse disorder (CCD) is the leading cause behind this steady decline in honey bee numbers. There are a number of different factors affecting this decline. This course provides an outline of the best practices concerning honeybee stewardship.

Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators. Whether applying pesticides in the home garden or in a commercial setting, many of the chemical pesticides used to control insects, fungal disease, and even weeds can hurt non-target pollinating insects, such as bees and butterflies. This section will ensure your ability to effectively and efficiently apply pesticides without harming beneficial insects. 

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the factors that contribute to colony collapse disorder.
  • Recognize the importance of beekeeper/grower communication.
  • Describe the importance of pollinators in agriculture and why protecting native pollinators is of great concern.
  • Outline the federal and state enforcement and compliance procedure as related to pollinator safety and alternatives to hard chemicals. 

Chapter 1 – Pollinator Stewardship 

Lesson 1

The Problem: Colony Collapse Disorder

  • Varroa mite
  • Viruses
  • Pesticide and drift
  • Agrochemical residues
  • Poor nutrition
  • Honey bee protection
  • Benefits of honey bees

Mississippi Pollinator Stewardship Program

  • Stakeholders
  • The best protection
  • Farmer-beekeeper partners
  • “Bee Aware” flag

Chapter 2 – Minimizing Pesticide Risk for Pollinators 

Lesson 1

  • Federal and state enforcement and compliance
  • Alternatives to hard chemicals
  • Organic-approved pesticides
  • Considerations when applying pesticides near beehives
  • Pesticide toxicity groups
  • Granular bait insecticide
  • Bait stations, pheromone lures, and sticky traps
  • Contact vs. systemic insecticides
  • Roadside habitat management

Final 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 info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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