PS Structure Infesting Pest Management DEMO

Structure Infesting Pest Management

This course excerpt has been taken from the Structure Infesting Pest Management course. The lesson included in this demo is lesson two. To purchase the full course, please visit our website. The full course syllabus is listed below.

Course Description

Having a clear understanding of the hierarchy of insect classification is important. It helps us better understand the background of our pest decide the best course of action in controlling the pest. This course will cover some of the structure infesting pests commonly encountered by structural pesticide applicators and technicians.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the different stages of insect growth, development and metamorphosis
  • Distinguish the different types of cockroaches and discuss effective management options
  • Distinguish ants and termites and discuss effective management options for ants
  • Distinguish the different types of stored product and fabric pests and discuss effective management options
  • Describe the difference between silverfish and firebrats
  • Describe the different types of fleas and discuss effective management options for each

Chapter 1 – 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

Final Assessment

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