Public Health Pest Control Exam Prep

Public Health Pest Control


Course Description

Public health pests affect humans through discomfort and disease and can be found in homes and other buildings and structures. This course will outline control techniques and requirements for the most common public health pests which includes mosquitoes, flies, fleas, lice, bed bugs, cockroaches, wasps, ticks, mites, spiders, and rodents.

After completing this course users will be able to:

  • Distinguish between disease risks, how they transferred, symptoms, and techniques to avoid exposure.
  • Analyze the biology, signs, and behavior of each pest to identify the source of damage in the field.
  • Evaluate the best IPM control techniques for the type of pest, environment, and situation.

Chapter 1 – Public Health Pest Control

Lesson 1

  • Public Health Pest Control
  • Pest Management Options
    • Resource Management/Environment Manipulation
    • Prevention/Mechanical Barriers
    • Biological Control
    • Chemical Control
  • Integrated Pest Management

Lesson 2 – Human Disease Concerns

  • Transmission, Symptoms, & Protections
    • Fecal-oral Transmission
    • Respiratory Transmission
    • Direct Contact Transmission
    • Wound Penetration Transmission
    • Vector-borne Transmission
  • Transmittable Diseases
    • Hantavirus
    • Intestinal Bacterial Diseases
    • Leptospirosis
    • Lyme Disease
    • Plague
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
    • Tetanus
    • Tularemia
    • West Nile Virus

Lesson 3 – Entomology

  • Insect Growth & Development
    • Simple Metamorphosis
    • Complex Metamorphosis
  • Arachnids

Lesson 4 – Mosquito Biology & Control

  • Mosquito Biology
  • Surveys
    • Larvae Surveys
    • Egg Surveys
  • Management & Control
    • Mechanical Barriers
    • Biological Control
    • Chemical Control
      • Larvicides
      • Adulticides

Lesson 5 – Fly Biology & Control

  • Biology
    • House Flies
    • Lesser House Flies
    • Flesh Flies
    • Bottle & Blow Flies
    • Stable Flies
    • Biting Midges, No-See-Ums, & Punkies
    • Black Flies
    • Deer & Horse Flies
  • Surveys
  • Management & Control
    • Sanitation: Urban Areas
    • Mechanical Barriers & Traps
    • Chemical Control

Lesson 6 – Cockroach Biology & Control

  • Biology
  • German Cockroaches
  • Brownbanded Cockroaches
  • American Cockroaches
  • Oriental Cockroaches
  • Surveys
  • Management & Control
    • Prevention
    • Sanitation
  • Chemical Control
    • Baits
    • Dusts
    • Sprays

Lesson 7 – Bed Bug Biology & Control

  • Biology
  • Surveys
    • Habitat
    • Movement & Transport
  • Management & Control
    • Reporting & Recordkeeping
  • Inspections
    • Inspecting Mattresses
    • Inspecting Box Springs
    • Inspecting Bed Frames & Headboards
    • Inspecting Rooms
  • Control Strategies
    • Steam
    • Pesticides
    • Ineffective Strategies

Lesson 8 – Other Arthropod Biology & Control

  • Fleas
  • Lice
  • Stinging Insects
  • Mites
  • Ticks
  • Surveys
  • Personal Protection
  • Host & General Area
  • Spiders
    • Black Widow Spiders
    • Hobo Spiders

Lesson 9 – Rodent Biology & Control

  • Biology
  • House Mouse
  • Norway Rat
  • Roof Rat
  • Sylvan Rodents
  • Surveys
  • Management & Control
  • Prevention
  • Sanitation
  • Elimination of Harborage
  • Trapping
    • Wooden Snap Traps
    • Live Traps
    • Glue Traps
  • Chemical Control

Lesson 10 – Application Principles

  • Space Sprays or Bug Bombs
  • Residual Sprays
  • Mists
  • Fogs
  • Granular Pesticides
  • Microcapsules
  • Application Equipment
    • Fogs & Mists
    • Hand Plunger Duster
    • Rotary Dust Blowers
    • Dusters
    • Horn Seeders
    • Cyclone-type Spreaders
    • Granular Blowers
    • Compressed-air Sprayers
    • Hydraulic Sprayers
    • Mist Blowers
    • Thermal-fog Generators
    • Ultra-Low-Volume, Cold-fog Generators
    • Aircraft
    • Aerosol Dispensers
  • Sprayer Equipment
    • Tanks
    • Pumps
    • Strainers
    • Hoses
    • Pressure Gauges
    • Pressure Regulators
    • Agitators
    • Control Valves
    • Operating & Maintaining Sprayers
  • Equipment Calibration
    • Sprayer Calibration
    • Boom Sprayer Calibration
    • Compressed Air Sprayer Calibration
    • Granular Applicator Calibration
  • Treatment Types & Calculations

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