General Structural Pest Management Exam Prep

$109.00

14 Hour | Online HD Video
As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. This exam prep course will help you prepare to pass the general structural pest management exam for commercial applicators. 

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General Structural Pest Management Exam Prep


Course Description

As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. These are very important steps in the process of pest control, and following through is a must for any successful business.

As certified or licensed applicators it is so important that you can trust everyone on your team to be knowledgeable about their duties, and responsible for protecting your customers, the environment and your business. A solid basic training program for all technicians will help you work safer and more efficiently.

 


Chapter 1 – General Structural Pest Management

Lesson 1 – Legalities of General Pest Management

  • ?Federal Laws
    • Endangered Species Act
    • FIFRA
    • OSHA
  • ?State Specific Regulations
  • ?Legal summary

Lesson 2 – Using Equipment in General Pest Management

  • Types of equipment
    • Inspection equipment
      • ?Flashlight
      • Monitoring traps
      • Flushing agents
      • Hand mirrors
      • Small toolbox
      • Inspection reports
      • Inspection diagram
      • Building plans
      • Cameras
      • Ladders
      • Moisture meters/sound detection
    • Spray tanks
      • ?Parts and nozzles
      • Backpack sprayers
      • Power sprayers

Lesson 3 – Equipment Calibration

  • How to calibrate sprayers
    • Calibration of hand-held single nozzle sprayers
  • Canned insecticides
    • Canned aerosol pesticides
    • Canned pressurized liquid sprays
  • Aerosol and fog generators
  • Dusters
    • Hand dusters
    • Power dusters
  • Traps
    • Bait stations

Lesson 4 – Pest Management and Control

  • Methods of pest control
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Follow-up
  • Approaches to pest control
    • Preventative pest control
    • Reactive pest control
    • Pest elimination or extermination
  • Integrated pest management
  • Integrated control methods

Lesson 5 – Pest Management in Food-Handling and Other Specialized Facilities

  • Special considerations
  • Laws and regulations
    • USDA regulations
  • Sanitation and inspection
    • Exterior areas
    • Interior areas
    • Storage areas
    • Food preparation areas
    • Lockers and restrooms
    • Vending machines
    • Utility areas

Lesson 6 – Pest Management in Food-Handling and Other Specialized Facilities (cont.)

  • Insecticides in food-handling establishments
    • Non-food areas
    • Food areas
    • General applications
    • Barrier applications
    • Spot treatments
    • Crack and crevice treatments
  • Pest management in supermarkets
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Supermarket inspection
    • Applications at supermarkets
  • Schools and day care centers
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Applications
  • Health care facilities
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Inspection
    • Applications
  • Zoos and pet stores
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
  • Computer facilities
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Applications

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 2 – Structure Infesting Pests

Lesson 1

  • Phylum Arthropoda
    • Principle Classes
      • Arachnida
      • ?Crustacea
      • ?Myriapoda
      • Insecta
  • Growth and Development
    • Simple metamorphosis
    • Gradual metamorphosis
    • Complete metamorphosis
    • Development considerations for technicians

Lesson 2 – Cockroaches

  • German cockroach

Lesson 3 – Cockroaches (cont.)

  • Brown-banded cockroach
  • American cockroach
  • Oriental cockroach
  • Australian cockroach
  • Brown cockroach
  • Smoky brown cockroach

Lesson 4 – Ants

  • The ant colony
  • Foraging
  • Ants vs termites
  • Control and management
  • Inspection
  • Pesticide application

Lesson 5 – Ants (cont.)

  • Carpenter ants
  • Black carpenter ants
  • Acrobat ants
  • Pavement ants
  • Odorous house ants
  • Pharaoh ants
  • Little black ants
  • Thief ants

Lesson 6 – Stored Product and Fabric Pests

  • Inspection
  • Habitat alteration
  • Pesticide application
  • Pests of whole grains and seeds
    • Rice weevils and granary weevils
    • Acorn weevils
    • Angoumois grain moth
    • Lesser grain borer
  • Pests of ground, milled, or processed grain, spices, seeds, and nuts
    • Indian meal moth
    • Saw-toothed grain beetle
    • Adult cabinet or warehouse beetles
    • Cigarette beetles
    • Red flour beetle and confused flour beetle

Lesson 7 – Stored Product and Fabric Pests (cont.)

  • Pests of moldy, damp, or out-of-condition grain and grain products
    • Psocids
    • Grain mites
  • Fabric pests
    • Carpet beetles
    • Larder beetles
    • Hide beetles
    • Black carpet beetles
    • Common, furniture, and varied carpet beetles
    • Warehouse and cabinet beetles
    • Webbing clothes moths and case-making clothes moths
  • Control and management

Lesson 8 – Silverfish and Firebrats

  • Common silverfish
  • Gray silverfish
  • Four-lined silverfish
  • Firebrats
  • Control and management

Lesson 9 – Fleas

  • Cat flea
  • Fleabite, allergy, and range
  • Inspection
  • Habitat alteration
  • Pesticide application

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 3 – Structure Invading Pests

Lesson 1 – Houseflies and Their Relatives

  • Diseases spread by flies
    • Malaria
    • Sleeping Sickness
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Filariasis
    • Yellow fever
    • Typhoid
  • Houseflies, face flies, flesh flies, blowflies, and cluster flies
    • Appearance
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
      • Exclusion techniques
    • Pesticide applications
    • Non-chemical options
  • Fruit flies
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
  • Phorid flies
    • Management
  • Moth or drain flies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Midges

Lesson 2 – Stinging Pests

  • Paper wasps
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow jackets
    • Aerial nesters
    • Underground nesters
  • Common yellow jacket, Eastern yellow jacket, and German yellow jacket
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Aerial nests
    • Wall voids
  • Honeybees and Carpenter bees
    • Control and management
  • Mud daubers
  • Cicada killers

Lesson 3 – Spiders

  • Black widow
    • Control and management
  • Brown recluse spider
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow house spider
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Web-weaving spiders: Orb-weaving spiders, Cobweb spiders, and Spiders in boathouses
    • Control and management
  • Wandering spiders: Wolf spiders, Jumping spiders, Hobo spiders
    • Control and management

Lesson 4 – Ticks

  • Tick development and life cycle
  • Diseases
    • Lyme Disease
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ticks that carry disease
    • Brown dog tick
      • Inspection
      • Control and management
      • Inside pesticide application
      • Outside pesticide application
    • Deer tick
    • American dog tick
    • Lone star tick
  • Tick management
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Controlling ticks on pets
    • Tick removal

Lesson 5 – Mites and Lice

  • Human itch or scabies mite
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application and follow-up
  • Head lice
    • Control of head lice
  • Body lice
    • Control of body lice
  • Crab or pubic lice
    • Control
  • Contagious hysteria and entomophobia
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application

Lesson 6 – Bed Bugs

  • Common bed bug
    • Identification
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Control
      • Killing by hand
      • Vacuuming
      • Laundering
      • Steam cleaning
      • Freezing
      • Dry heat treatment
        • Fuel based heat units
        • Electric heating units
      • Pesticide application

Lesson 7 – Miscellaneous Invaders

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Field crickets, Camel or cave crickets
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Sowbugs and pillbugs
  • Earwigs – European earwig
    • Inspection and alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Western conifer-seed bug
    • Control
  • Box elder bug
    • Control
  • Clover mite
    • Control
  • Scorpions
    • Habitat
    • Stings
    • Scorpions as pets
    • Management
    • Pesticide application

Chapter Assessment

Chapter 4 – Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pests

Lesson 1 – Rats

  • Rats and Disease Carriers
  • Habits of Rats
  • Life Cycle
  • ?Inspection

Lesson 2 – Rats (cont.)

  • Control and Management
  • Habitat Alteration – Outdoor
  • Habitat Alteration – Indoor
  • Traps
  • Glue Boards
  • Rodenticides
    • Food baits
    • Water baits
    • Tracking powders

Lesson 3 – House Mice

  • Mice as Disease Carriers
  • Life Cycle and Social Behavior
  • Physical Abilities
  • Inspection
  • Control and Management
    • Sanitation
    • Mouse-proofing
    • Population reduction
  • Food Baits and Placement
    • Liquid baits
    • Tracking powders

Lesson 4 – Pigeons and Other Birds

  • Pigeons
    • Habits and Behavior
  • Starlings
  • House Sparrows
  • Health Hazards Associated with Birds
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Ectoparasites
  • Managing Bird Pests
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Exclusion
      • Netting
      • Covers or ramps
      • Spikes or Nixalite
      • Sticky repellents
      • Ultrasonic devices
    • Trapping
    • Lethal Alternatives
      • Avitrol
      • Toxic perches
      • Shooting
      • Public relations
    • Dropping Removal and Cleanup

Lesson 5 – Other Vertebrate Pests

  • Bats
    • Disease
    • Inspection
    • Control and management
    • Bat proofing
  • Tree Squirrels
  • Ground Squirrels
  • Chipmunks
  • Moles
  • Snakes
  • Skunks, Raccoons, and Opossums
    • Nocturnal control and management

Chapter Assessment

Practice Test


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