Tennessee Category 08 Commercial Applicator Bundle - Public Health Part 2

This course bundle is designed for the Tennessee Public Health Commercial Applicator (C08). The course bundle contains 9 points of training approved by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. These courses are approved as external training and must be completed on business days between 8am and 8pm Eastern. Click on course details for a list of specific courses.


  • History of Integrated Pest Management – 1 point
  • German Cockroach Control – 1 point
  • Intro to Mosquito Control – 2 points
  • Public Health Pest Control – 3 points
  • Mosquito Management and Control – 2 points


History of Integrated Pest Management

Course Description

What is integrated pest management? The reality is nobody can agree on what integrated pest management is. This course will cover what IPM is and what isn’t and how to be practical about IPM strategies. There is economic viability, the environmental safety of IPM, and social acceptability. As pest control professionals we have a huge responsibility to protect the entire environment. We’re responsible for protecting people, their pets, their property, the plants that they install and, ultimately, the planet from pests with the responsible use of pesticides. That is where IPM comes in.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the principles of integrated pest management
  • Identify common reasons why a pesticide application may fail

German Cockroach Control

Course Description

German cockroaches can be a difficult pest to control. The temptation for most pest control operators is to reach for the pesticide right away, but there is much more involved in controlling a German cockroach infestation. This class will focus on an eco-friendly approach to German roach control strategies in the most difficult environments.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe German cockroach anatomy, biology, and preferred environment.
  • Outline common management tactics.
  • Describe the pesticides commonly used to control German cockroaches.

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.

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.

Mosquito Management & Control

Course Description

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:

  • 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.

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