Public Health Pest Control Recertification – Mosquito Control | Mississippi Approved

$89.00

5 Credits: Category VIII
This course covers the basics of mosquito identification and management. Topics include preferred habitat, breeding grounds, and physiological differences as well as common methods of mosquito control as part of an integrated pest management approach.

Description

 

Mississippi Pesticide Safety

Public Health Pest Control Recertification Bundle

Mosquito Control
 


 

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Mosquito Identification:
Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Mansonia, and Psorophora

Course Description

Correct identification of each mosquito species is an important step to managing the mosquito population in your area. Each species of mosquito has its own preferred habitat and breeding environment. This course covers the preferred habitat, breeding ground, and physiological differences between five major species of mosquitoes found throughout the United States.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the differences between the five major mosquito species in the United States.
  • Identify each of the mosquitoes covered in this course.

 

Chapter 1 – Aedes

Lesson 1 

  • Mosquito Identification – Aedes
  • Aedes vexans
  • Aedes japonicus

Lesson 2 

  • Aedes togoi
  • Aedes angustivittatus
  • Aedes atlanticus
  • Aedes canadensis
  • Aedes dorsalis

Lesson 3 

  • Aedes infirmatus
  • Aedes melanimon
  • Aedes scapularis
  • Aedes serratus
  • Aedes sollicitans
  • Aedes taeniorhynchus

Lesson 4 

  • Aedes trivittatus
  • Aedes triseriatus
  • Aedes aegypti
  • Aedes albopictus

Chapter 2 – Anopheles

Lesson 1 

  • Mosquito Identification – Anopheles
  • Anopheles aztecus
  • Anopheles freeborni
  • Anopheles pseudopunctipennis
  • Anopheles punctimacula

Lesson 2 

  • Anopheles punctipennis
  • Anopheles quadrimaculatus
  • Anopheles albimanus
  • Anopheles darlingi

Chapter 3 – Culex

Lesson 1 

  • Mosquito Identification – Culex
  • Coquilettidia pertubans
  • Culex nigripalpus
  • Culex pipiens

Lesson 2 

  • Culex quinquefaciatus
  • Culex restuans
  • Culex salinarius
  • Culex tarsalis

Lesson 3 

  • Culx erraticus
  • Culiseta melanura
  • Culiseta inornata

Chapter 4 – Mansonia Psorophora

Lesson 1 

  • Mansonia titillans
  • Psorophora ferox
  • Psorophora columbiae
  • Psorophora ciliata
  • Psorophora howardii

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 


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.

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