Mosquito Control Exam Prep

$89.00

8 Hour | Online HD Video
This course is intended as a study guide for the Mosquito Management category exam. This course will start you off on the right track and provide a solid foundation to mosquito managment and control the mosquito populations in and around your home or park. 

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Mosquito Control Exam Prep


 

COURSE SYLLABUS

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.

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.

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:

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

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

Chapter 2 – Adult Mosquito Anatomy

  • 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

  • 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

Practice Assessment 

Chapter 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – Mansonia Psorophora

Lesson 1 

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

Practice Assessment 

Chapter 9 – Mosquito Management and Control

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

Practice Assessment 


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