IPM for Termite Prevention | Washington Approval #2021-024 Y

IPM for Termite Prevention


Course Description

Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the United States. They are responsible for more than 2 million dollars in damage each year. In many states, building codes require the use of liquid termiticide when constructing new structures. But there are several common-sense IPM practices that can be implemented to make a structure less inviting to termites from the start. This course will provide a review of IPM principles, termite biology, and several solid IPM practices to make any structure less attractive to termites.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of Integrated Pest Management and how they apply to termite prevention.
  • Describe the life cycle of a termite and be familiar with termite behavior.
  • Recommend several IPM practices that can reduce the risk of a structure being invaded by termites.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Review of IPM Principles
    • Identify Pests and Monitor Progress
    • Set Action Thresholds
    • Prevent Pests
    • Control Pests
  • Termite Fundamentals
    • Life Cycle
    • Identification
    • Caste System

Lesson 2 

  • Termite Fundamentals (cont.)
    • Caste System (cont.)
  • IPM Practices
    • Action Thresholds
    • Best Practices to Deter Termites
    • Physical Barriers
    • Liquid Termiticide Barriers
    • Baiting Systems

Final Assessment


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