History of Integrated Pest Management | Washington Approval #2021-26 Q

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

Chapter 1 – History of Integrated Pest Management

Lesson 1

  • Pest Control
  • History of IPM
  • Defining IPM Today
  • Goal of IPM
  • Principles of IPM
    • Communication
    • Identification
    • Sanitation
    • Monitoring
    • Exclusion
    • Treatment
    • Evaluation
  • Communication in IPM

Lesson 2 

  • Sanitation in IPM
    • General cleaning
    • Hoarding and Clutter
    • Pest Control Clean
  • Monitoring in IPM
  • Exclusion in IPM
    • Entry Points
  • Evaluation in IPM
  • Treatment in IPM
  • Pest Management
    • Prevention
    • ??????????????Pest Types
  • ???????Why Pesticide Applications Fail
    • ???????Correct Use
    • Dosage
    • Timing
  • ???????Application Equipment
  • Environmental Conditions
    • ???????Pesticide Degradation
    • Pesticide Resistance
  • ???????Tools and Methods of IPM
    • ???????Biological Control
    • Chemical Control
    • Cultural Control
    • Mechanical Control
  • ???????General Areas of Pest Control

Final Assessment


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