Washington Private Applicator Re-certification 20 Hour Package

$249.00

PACKAGE CONTENTS:

20 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 20 Credits

  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
  • 3 Hour Turfgrass:  Keys to Disease Identification and Management
  • 3 Hour Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 3 Hour Cage Trapping Techniques
  • 2 Hour Aquatic Weed Control
  • 2 Hour Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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PACKAGE CONTENTS:

20 Hour | Online HD Video | Approved for 20 Credits

  • 4 Hour Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID
  • 3 Hour Turfgrass:  Keys to Disease Identification and Management
  • 3 Hour Management Strategies for Disease Issues in the Landscape
  • 3 Hour Cage Trapping Techniques
  • 2 Hour Aquatic Weed Control
  • 2 Hour Field Fumigation for Managing Vertebrate Pests
  • 2 Hour Balancing Pest Management and Pollinator Health
  • 1 Hour Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases

 

 


VERTEBRATE STRUCTURAL PEST CONTROL and ID


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Wildlife damage inspection is a complex area. The information that follows is designed to focus ONLY on the fundamentals. This is not a book about running your business. It is a technical guide to educate readers about the process and interpretation of signs left by vertebrate animals in human-impacted environments. More information could have been added but would have cluttered the text with minutia only useful in extremely marginal situations.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Become confident in the identification of various vertebrate species based on habitat, routes of entry, scat and track information.
  • Understand and evaluate the physical, biological and legal risks involved in the inspection process.
  • Outline the different types equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.

Chapter 1 – Getting Started 

  • Know the Wildlife in the Area
  • Equipment
  • PPE

Chapter 2 – Risks Involved and Phone Inspections 

  • Evaluating Risk: Physical, Biological and Legal
  • Phone Inspections: Information from Clients
  • Structural vs. Non-Structural Damage

Chapter 3 – On-Site Inspections 

  • Habitat
  • Owners
  • Systematic Inspection: Indoors and Out
  • Noises
  • Odors

Chapter 4 – Difficult Jobs and Damage Done 

  • Tactics
  • Traps, Glueboards, Track Traps, Cameras
  • Damage According to Time of Year
  • Landscape and Garden Damage

Chapter 5 – Scat Identification and Eyeshine 

  • Warnings
  • Procedures
  • Features
  • Inclusions
  • Eyeshine

Chapter 6 – Vertebrate Species

Lesson 1 

  • Bats
  • Eastern Chipmunks
  • Gray and Fox Squirrels

Lesson 2 

  • House Mice
  • House Sparrows
  • Norway Rats

Lesson 3 

  • Opossums
  • Pigeon
  • Raccoons

Lesson 4 

  • Red Squirrels
  • Shrews
  • Starlings
  • Striped Skunks

Final Assessment


TURFGRASS
Keys to Identification and Management


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management. Disease and pest management of turfgrasses involves multiple steps; identification of the disease or pest, various fungicides and pesticides available, application best practices, and prevention strategies. This course teaches the basics of pest and disease management for various turfgrasses, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the environment.

Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass. Preemergence herbicides are a common and useful tool that, when used appropriately, prevent weeds from establishing. This module discusses the basics of preemergence herbicide use in managed turfgrass systems.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in managed turfgrass.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of turfgrass.

Chapter 1 -Turfgrass: Keys to Identification and Management

Lesson 1 

  • Applying Turf Fungicides
  • Granular
  • Liquid
  • Modes of Action
  • Environment Modifications
  • Large Patch

Lesson 2 

  • Plant Ecology
  • Anthracnose
  • Gray Leaf Spot
  • Dollar Spot

Lesson 3 

  • Weather Conditions
  • Melting Out
  • ERI
  • Bermudagrass Decline

Lesson 4 

  • Bermudagrass Decline Management
  • Spring Deadspot
  • Take All Root Rot/Patch

Lesson 5 

  • Pythium Blight
  • Fairy Ring
  • Slime Mold
  • Nematodes

Lesson 6 

  • State Thresholds
  • Taking Samples
  • Nematicides

Chapter 2 – Preemergence Herbicides in Managed Turfgrass

Lesson 1 – Management Techniques 

  • Preventive Strategies
  • Preemergence Herbicides

Final Assessment 

 


MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
for Disease Issues in the Landscape


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Landscape maintenance is a cut-throat business. The keys to success lie in minimizing costs, and creating successful plantings through careful planning, disease prevention and maintenance of a healthy environment. This course teaches the basics of disease management of landscape plantings, and the different tools and techniques needed to successfully control the diverse world of landscaping.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling pests and disease in landscape plantings.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique needs of landscape plantings all within a reasonable budget.

Lesson 1 

  • Mapping
  • Key Pests
  • Annual Plantings
  • Long Term Planning

Lesson 2 

  • Disease/Pest Prevention
  • Transplanting

Lesson 3 

  • Pre- and Post-Treatments
  • Biological Fungicides

Lesson 4 

  • Symptoms
  • Fertilizers
  • Nutrients
  • Water

Lesson 5 

  • Cold
  • Root Symptoms
  • Mulch

Lesson 6 

  • Water Molds
  • Downy Mildew

Lesson 7 

  • Soil Borne Pathogens
  • Southern Blight
  • Interrupted Water Flow
  • Leaf Spot

Lesson 8 

  • Bacterial Diseases
  • Viral Diseases

Final Assessment 


CAGE TRAPPING TECHNIQUES


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Cage and box traps play an important role in the management of vertebrate pests in urban and suburban environments. These devices capture animals by imprisoning them in a wire cage or box with solid walls. Their simple construction and perceived humaneness lead many to mistakenly believe that these devices require little training to master. This course will review the differences amongst cage and box traps and how to use those differences to achieve control goals. Likewise, students will learn the three main trapping sets, effective baits, safe and humane use of the traps, and how to reduce non-target captures. After this class, you will never see cage/box trapping in the same way again.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the parts of cage and box traps.
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different features in cage/box traps and how retail traps differ from commercial traps.
  • Know foundational ways to use cage/box traps to improve capture efficacy and improve humaneness.
  • Understand the importance of disease safety for both the wildlife control operator and the client.

Lesson 1

  • Definitions: live trap, cage trap and box trap
  • Key parts of the cage trap
  • Varieties of cage traps
  • Retail versus professional traps 
  • How and why cage traps should be modified

Lesson 2

  • Concerns about the use of box traps
  • Legal issues involved with cage/box traps
  • Trapping principles: placement, location, safety  and timing

Lesson 3

  • Trap maintenance
  • Wildlife damage
  • Types of sets
  • Baited sets
  • Activity tests

Lesson 4

  • Baiting principles
  • Baiting for raccoons, skunks and squirrels
  • Trail bait or bait behind treadle
  • Audible lures

Lesson 5

  • Trap maintenance
  • Misfires
  • Euthanasia
  • Disease prevention

Lesson 6

  • Disease prevention and safety
  • Precautions

Lesson 7

  • Practical application

Final Assessment 


AQUATIC WEED CONTROL


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Managing aquatic weeds revolves around proper plant identification. Proper control relies on proper identification. This course teaches the basics of aquatic weed identification and the different approaches to aquatic plant management.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues involved in controlling aquatic weeds.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the unique identification and control approaches to aquatic plant life.

Lesson 1 

  • Plant Identification
  • Control Relies on Identification
  • Ask an Expert
  • Taking Photographs

Lesson 2 

  • Benefits of Aquatic Plants
  • Non-indigenous vs. Native
  • Effects of Humans

Lesson 3 

  • Off-Label Uses
  • Control Population
  • Biological Agents
  • Insects
  • Grass Carp
  • Pathogens
  • Systemic and Contact Herbicides
  • Submersed Herbicides
  • Herbicide Selection
  • Mechanical Control

Lesson 4 

  • Algae
  • Biological Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Mechanical Control
  • Physical Control

Final Assessment 


FIELD FUMIGATION 
FOR MANAGING VERTEBRATE PESTS


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Fumigants are pesticides that convert to a toxic gas when introduced to the atmosphere. Fumigants are used to control pests in two main areas: structures, such as homes and grain bins and burrows, such as those created by prairie dogs, skunks or woodchucks. This presentation will focus on the use of fumigants to effectively control burrowing animals in the field.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the various types of fumigation devices and products used to control vertebrate pests in the field
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of fumigation as a control method
  • Know the best practices for effective use of fumigants
  • Abide by the label restrictions to protect non-targets and applicators from harm

Lesson 1

  • Definition of a fumigant
  • Advantages of fumigants
  • Disadvantages of fumigants
  • Regulatory categories of fumigants
  • Carbon monoxide fumigation
  • Safety concerns

Lesson 2

  • Ignitable gas cartridges
  • Endangered species (EPA’s Bulletins Live! Two)
  • Giant Destroyer Best Practices

Lesson 3

  • Rat Ice and Burrow Characteristics
  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) regulatory history

Lesson 4

  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) application
  • Target Concentrations
  • Burrow Conditions

Lesson 5

  • Fumigation Management Plan
  • Practice Application

Lesson 6

  • Aluminum phosphide (AP) Testing
  • Postings
  • Insights
  • AP Safety

Final Assessment 


BALANCING PEST MANAGEMENT
and Pollinator Health


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

Balancing the need to manage agricultural pests with pollinator health is dependent on cooperation between beekeepers, farmers and pesticide applicators. This course outlines the importance of honey bees honey bee decline, and discusses some pollinator myths. Finally, the strategies required to coordinate the efforts of farmers, beekeepers and applicators is discussed.

After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the issues surrounding pollinator importance, decline and health.
  • Tailor a management strategy that addresses the cooperation between farmers, beekeepers, and applicators.

Lesson 1 

  • Habitat Loss
  • Pesticides
  • Diseases
  • Parasites

Lesson 2 

  • U.S. Agricultural Needs
  • Best Practices to Protect Bees
  • Farmer-Beekeeper Partnering

Lesson 3 

  • Reducing Bee Poisoning
  • Science Policy Field Tour
  • Row Crops as Major Honey Sources
  • Value of Pollination

Lesson 4 

  • Pragmatic Beekeeper
  • Pragmatic Farmer
  • Aerial Applicators
  • Mechanical Control

Final Assessment 

 


Zika and Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases


COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Description

This course brings to light an up-and-coming issue within the United States and an issue that has been on-going across the world. Many mosquito-borne diseases are specified within the course, with an emphasis on the Zika Virus. Zika’s extent, side effects, testing and diagnostics are detailed along with protection and reduction techniques of mosquitoes to minimize the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases.

After completing this course participants will thoroughly understand:

  • Implement methods to reduce mosquito populations.
  • The zika virus, how it is contracted, what effect it has on the human body, testing and diagnostics, and what the congress is doing to aid in its prevention.
  • What can be done to prevent and control mosquitoes personally and from the source.

Lesson 1 – Biology of Mosquitoes 

  • Lifecycle
  • Treatment Options

Lesson 2 – Mosquito-Borne Diseases 

  • What is Zika?
  • Zika Symptoms
  • Zika Extent
  • Guillain-Barré
  • How Zika is Transmitted
  • Zika and Pregnancy
  • Zika Testing and Diagnostics
  • Mosquito Vectors of Zika

What Can Be Done About Mosquitoes? Personal Protection

  • Source Reduction
  • Larviciding
  • Adulticiding

Final Assessment 

 


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