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 mosquito management and control. Chemical controls, non-chemical controls, and IPM approaches are covered for both topics along with a review of mosquito-borne diseases.

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


 

Mosquito Management & Control 

Course Description

Mosquito management is a daunting task for many applicators. When done correctly, outdoor areas such as parks and neighborhood common areas can be a perfect place for people to relax. When mosquito management is done incorrectly or isn't done at all, mosquitoes can make public spaces unusable. This course will discuss common methods of mosquito controls, everything from physical controls, to pesticides, to record keeping, all as part of a solid integrated pest management approach to mosquito control.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the different types of control methods for managing mosquito populations.
  • Discuss the different types of insecticides available for both larval and adult control of mosquitoes.
  • Identify and describe the different kinds of equipment commonly used for mosquito control pesticide applications.
  • Discuss several ways to evaluate the efficacy of the different mosquito control methods implemented. 

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 – Integrated Mosquito Management

  • Physical Control Methods
    • Drainage for Mosquito Control
    • Filling for Mosquito Control
    • Water Management
  • Biological Controls
    • Mosquito Pathogens
    • Mosquito Growth Regulators
    • Mosquito Parasites
    • Mosquito Predators
    • Sterilization in Mosquito Control
  • Molecular Mosquito Control

Lesson 2 – Insecticides

  • Insecticides for Mosquito Control
  • Safety Re-cap
    • LD50 & LC50
    • Signal Words
  • Insecticide Exposure Effects
    • Antidotes
    • Exposure Symptoms
  • First Aid
    • Dermal Exposure
    • Ocular Exposure
    • Inhalation Exposure
    • Ingestion Exposure
  • Insecticides for Mosquito Control

Lesson 3 – Larval Control Products

  • Larval Mosquito Control
  • Pre-Application Considerations
  • Choosing a Formulation
  • Basic List of Larvicides
    • Microbial Larvicides
    • Juvenile Growth Hormones
    • Organophosphate Larvicides
    • Monomolecular Films
    • Larvicide Oils

Lesson 4 – Adult Mosquito Control Products

  • Adulticides
    • Fog and Mist Applications
    • Adulticiding Considerations
    • Insecticides for Adult Control
  • Pesticides
    • Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids
    • Organophosphates
      • Malathion
      • Chlorpyrifos
      • Naled

Lesson 5 – Equipment for Mosquito Control Applications

  • Equipment Overview
    • Larviciding Equipment
    • Adulticiding Equipment
    • Ultra Low Volume
    • GPS/GIS Mapping

Lesson 6 – Program Evaluation

  • Evaluation and IPM
  • Insecticide Evaluation
    • Evaluating Mosquito Control Insecticides
    • Evaluation Procedures/Sampling
    • Evaluating Adulticide Application
    • Sampling Station Network
    • Sampling & Application Map
    • Evaluating New Formulations
      • Abbott's Formula
      • Mulla's Formula
    • Larvicide Pool Sampling
    • Evaluating Emergency Inhibitor Larvicides
      • E.I. Calculation
    • Non-Target Effects Studies
    • Resistance Management

Final Assessment 


 

Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Course Description

This course brings to light an up-and-coming issue within the United States and an issue that has been on-going 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 of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases. 

After completing this course participants will thoroughly understand:

  • Implement methods to reduce mosquito populations.
  • The Zika virus, how it is contracted, what effect it has 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. 

Chapter 1

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

Final Assessment 


12 HOUR PESTICIDE CORE STANDARDS
TRAINING COURSE AND PRACTICE EXAM

 


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course is intended as a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam administered by your state, tribe, territory, or federal department/agency. Passing the core exam is essential to becoming a certified applicator. This certification course benefits both you and the general public. By learning how to handle pesticides correctly, you will be able to protect yourself, others, and the environment from pesticide misuse.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and implement a broad range of pesticide application best practices.
  • Be able to describe and integrate important regulatory requirements related to labeling, hazard management, environmental issues, and application procedures.
  • Outline the different types formulations, equipment, and PPE used in the pesticide industry.

 


 

Pesticide Applicator Certification

1. Pest Management

Pest Control Over the Years
Pest Recognition

Pest Management Methods
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Effectiveness of Pest Management Programs

2. Federal Pesticide Laws

The Need for Regulation 
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Pesticide Registration
Tolerances
Pesticide Reregistration
Violations and Federal Penalties
Federal Pesticide Regulations under FIFRA
Other Federal Laws
Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

3. Pesticide Labeling

EPA Approval of Pesticide Labeling
The Label
Types of Pesticide Registration
When to Read the Pesticide Label
Parts of the Label
Other Label Resources
Safety Data Sheets

4. Pesticide Formulations

Formulations: An Overview
Liquid Formulations
Dry or Solid Formulations
Other Formulations
Pesticide Mixtures
Adjuvants

5. Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
Product Toxicity and Health Concerns
Factors Affecting Response
Symptom Recognition
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning
Antidotes

6. Personal Protective Equipment

Personal Protective Equipment
Good Work Practices
Protect Yourself from Pesticides
Protect Your Body
Protect Your Eyes
Protect Your Respiratory System
Maintaining Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

7. Pesticides in the Environment

The Environment
Pesticide Characteristics
How Pesticides Move in the Environment
Preventing Pesticide Drift
Sources of Water Contamination
Preventing Surface Water and Groundwater Contamination
Preventing Harmful Effects on Sensitive Areas and
Nontarget Organisms
Protecting Endangered Species

8. Transportation, Storage, and Security

Transportation
Storage of Pesticides in Buildings
Pesticide Site Security

9. Emergency Response

Emergency Response Planning
Fires
Pesticide Spills

10. Planning the Pesticide Application

Selecting the Pesticide
Reviewing the Pesticide Label
Determining Pesticide Compatibility
Following Safe Mixing and Loading Practices
Cleaning and Disposing of Pesticide Containers
Applying Pesticides Correctly
Cleaning up after Mixing, Loading, and Application
Professionalism

11. Pesticide Application Procedures

Application Methods
Safety Systems
Application Equipment
Equipment Calibration
Calculating Area
Calculating the Application Rate
Techniques to Minimize Drift

12. Professional Conduct

Pesticide Security and Supervision
Public and Customer Communications

13. Final Exam


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, Privacy and Refund Policy).

 
296,648 Courses Taken
 
 
I started your online 60-Hour program on September 1st and passed both parts of the State exam on my first try.  Thank you very much.  The course was great.  It was a tough test.  I don’t think I would have passed without your program.  You gave me everything I needed.  Your organization package walked me through every step.  I will be taking all of my continued education through you.
Larry Temme October, 2012
 
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