Wyoming Commercial Applicator Complete 24 Hour Bundle – Structural Pest Control

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This course bundle is designed for the Wyoming commercial applicator with an emphasis in structural pest control. This bundle contains 24 hours of continuing education approved by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a full list of courses.

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This course bundle is designed for the Wyoming commercial applicator with an emphasis in structural pest control and pesticide safety. This bundle contains 24 hours of continuing education approved by the Wyoming Department of Agriculture. Click on course details for a full list of courses.

BUNDLE CONTENTS:

  • General Structural Pest Management – 3 CEUs
  • Structure Infesting Pest Management – 3 CEUs
  • Structure Invading Pest Management – 3 CEUs
  • Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management – 2 CEUs
  • Cage Trapping Techniques – 3 CEUs
  • Wood-Destroying Pest Management – 6 CEUs
  • Bat Damage Management – 1 CEU
  • Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent – 1 CEU
  • Inspecting Structures for Wildlife – 2 CEUs

General Structural Pest Management

Course Description

As certified or licensed professionals we have legal responsibilities that we must fulfill in every job that we do. Not only do have to control pests, but we also have to do the paperwork and legwork that documents our applications. These are very important steps in the process of pest control, and following through is a must for any successful business.

As certified or licensed applicators it is so important that you can trust everyone on your team to be knowledgeable about their duties, and responsible for protecting your customers, the environment and your business. A solid basic training program for all technicians will help you work safer and more efficiently.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify and calibrate different types of application equipment
  • Identify different common structural pests
  • Describe how to implement integrated pest management in structural situations
  • Outline the special considerations needed for specialized facilities
  • Outline the key pests and pest hot spots for specialized facilities

Chapter 1 – General Structural Pest Management

Lesson 1 – Legalities of General Pest Management

  • Federal Laws
    • Endangered Species Act
    • FIFRA
    • OSHA
  • State Specific Regulations
  • Legal summary

Lesson 2 – Using Equipment in General Pest Management

  • Types of equipment
    • Inspection equipment
      • Flashlight
      • Monitoring traps
      • Flushing agents
      • Hand mirrors
      • Small toolbox
      • Inspection reports
      • Inspection diagram
      • Building plans
      • Cameras
      • Ladders
      • Moisture meters/sound detection
    • Spray tanks
      • Parts and nozzles
      • Backpack sprayers
      • Power sprayers

Lesson 3 – Equipment Calibration

  • How to calibrate sprayers
    • Calibration of hand-held single nozzle sprayers
  • Canned insecticides
    • Canned aerosol pesticides
    • Canned pressurized liquid sprays
  • Aerosol and fog generators
  • Dusters
    • Hand dusters
    • Power dusters
  • Traps
    • Bait stations

Lesson 4 – Pest Management and Control

  • Methods of pest control
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Follow-up
  • Approaches to pest control
    • Preventative pest control
    • Reactive pest control
    • Pest elimination or extermination
  • Integrated pest management
  • Integrated control methods

Lesson 5 – Pest Management in Food-Handling and Other Specialized Facilities

  • Special considerations
  • Laws and regulations
    • USDA regulations
  • Sanitation and inspection
    • Exterior areas
    • Interior areas
    • Storage areas
    • Food preparation areas
    • Lockers and restrooms
    • Vending machines
    • Utility areas

Lesson 6 – Pest Management in Food-Handling and Other Specialized Facilities (cont.)

  • Insecticides in food-handling establishments
    • Non-food areas
    • Food areas
    • General applications
    • Barrier applications
    • Spot treatments
    • Crack and crevice treatments
  • Pest management in supermarkets
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Supermarket inspection
    • Applications at supermarkets
  • Schools and day care centers
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Applications
  • Health care facilities
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Inspection
    • Applications
  • Zoos and pet stores
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
  • Computer facilities
    • Key pests
    • Pest hot spots
    • Applications

Final Assessment


Structure Infesting Pest Management

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


Structure Invading Pest Management

Course Description

As a pest control technician, it’s important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. Some pests like honeybees and spiders will generally live and reproduce outside but will also invade a structure if it finds a suitable living area. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common flying pests, describe their life cycle, and describe proper pest management procedures
  • Identify common spiders, describe the habitat and life cycles, and describe proper management procedures
  • Differentiate and identify common types of ticks, lice, and mites
  • Identify which types of ticks, lice, and mites carry disease
  • Identify miscellaneous structural invaders and describe proper management procedures

Chapter 1 – Structure Invading Pests

Lesson 1 – Houseflies and Their Relatives

  • Diseases spread by flies
    • Malaria
    • Sleeping Sickness
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Filariasis
    • Yellow fever
    • Typhoid
  • Houseflies, face flies, flesh flies, blowflies, and cluster flies
    • Appearance
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
      • Exclusion techniques
    • Pesticide applications
    • Non-chemical options
  • Fruit flies
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
  • Phorid flies
    • Management
  • Moth or drain flies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Midges

Lesson 2 – Stinging Pests

  • Paper wasps
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow jackets
    • Aerial nesters
    • Underground nesters
  • Common yellow jacket, Eastern yellow jacket, and German yellow jacket
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Aerial nests
    • Wall voids
  • Honeybees and Carpenter bees
    • Control and management
  • Mud daubers
  • Cicada killers

Lesson 3 – Spiders

  • Black widow
    • Control and management
  • Brown recluse spider
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow house spider
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Web-weaving spiders: Orb-weaving spiders, Cobweb spiders, and Spiders in boathouses
    • Control and management
  • Wandering spiders: Wolf spiders, Jumping spiders, Hobo spiders
    • Control and management

Lesson 4 – Ticks

  • Tick development and life cycle
  • Diseases
    • Lyme Disease
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ticks that carry disease
    • Brown dog tick
      • Inspection
      • Control and management
      • Inside pesticide application
      • Outside pesticide application
    • Deer tick
    • American dog tick
    • Lone star tick
  • Tick management
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Controlling ticks on pets
    • Tick removal

Lesson 5 – Mites and Lice

  • Human itch or scabies mite
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application and follow-up
  • Head lice
    • Control of head lice
  • Body lice
    • Control of body lice
  • Crab or pubic lice
    • Control
  • Contagious hysteria and entomophobia
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application

Lesson 6 – Bed Bugs

  • Common bed bug
    • Identification
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Control
      • Killing by hand
      • Vacuuming
      • Laundering
      • Steam cleaning
      • Freezing
      • Dry heat treatment
        • Fuel based heat units
        • Electric heating units
      • Pesticide application

Lesson 7 – Miscellaneous Invaders

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Field crickets, Camel or cave crickets
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Sowbugs and pillbugs
  • Earwigs – European earwig
    • Inspection and alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Western conifer-seed bug
    • Control
  • Box elder bug
    • Control
  • Clover mite
    • Control
  • Scorpions
    • Habitat
    • Stings
    • Scorpions as pets
    • Management
    • Pesticide application

Final Assessment


Structure Invading Pest Management

Course Description

As a pest control technician, it’s important to be familiar with the pests in the region as well as where they reproduce. Some pests like honeybees and spiders will generally live and reproduce outside but will also invade a structure if it finds a suitable living area. In some cases, it is difficult to determine if the designated living space is inside or outside. This course covers the identification and management of pests that generally live outside but will invade a structure if the conditions are favorable.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common flying pests, describe their life cycle, and describe proper pest management procedures
  • Identify common spiders, describe the habitat and life cycles, and describe proper management procedures
  • Differentiate and identify common types of ticks, lice, and mites
  • Identify which types of ticks, lice, and mites carry disease
  • Identify miscellaneous structural invaders and describe proper management procedures

Chapter 1 – Structure Invading Pests

Lesson 1 – Houseflies and Their Relatives

  • Diseases spread by flies
    • Malaria
    • Sleeping Sickness
    • Leishmaniasis
    • Filariasis
    • Yellow fever
    • Typhoid
  • Houseflies, face flies, flesh flies, blowflies, and cluster flies
    • Appearance
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
      • Exclusion techniques
    • Pesticide applications
    • Non-chemical options
  • Fruit flies
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
  • Phorid flies
    • Management
  • Moth or drain flies
  • Fungus gnats
  • Midges

Lesson 2 – Stinging Pests

  • Paper wasps
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow jackets
    • Aerial nesters
    • Underground nesters
  • Common yellow jacket, Eastern yellow jacket, and German yellow jacket
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Aerial nests
    • Wall voids
  • Honeybees and Carpenter bees
    • Control and management
  • Mud daubers
  • Cicada killers

Lesson 3 – Spiders

  • Black widow
    • Control and management
  • Brown recluse spider
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Yellow house spider
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Web-weaving spiders: Orb-weaving spiders, Cobweb spiders, and Spiders in boathouses
    • Control and management
  • Wandering spiders: Wolf spiders, Jumping spiders, Hobo spiders
    • Control and management

Lesson 4 – Ticks

  • Tick development and life cycle
  • Diseases
    • Lyme Disease
    • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Ticks that carry disease
    • Brown dog tick
      • Inspection
      • Control and management
      • Inside pesticide application
      • Outside pesticide application
    • Deer tick
    • American dog tick
    • Lone star tick
  • Tick management
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
    • Controlling ticks on pets
    • Tick removal

Lesson 5 – Mites and Lice

  • Human itch or scabies mite
    • Control and management
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application and follow-up
  • Head lice
    • Control of head lice
  • Body lice
    • Control of body lice
  • Crab or pubic lice
    • Control
  • Contagious hysteria and entomophobia
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application

Lesson 6 – Bed Bugs

  • Common bed bug
    • Identification
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Control
      • Killing by hand
      • Vacuuming
      • Laundering
      • Steam cleaning
      • Freezing
      • Dry heat treatment
        • Fuel based heat units
        • Electric heating units
      • Pesticide application

Lesson 7 – Miscellaneous Invaders

  • Centipedes
  • Millipedes
  • Field crickets, Camel or cave crickets
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Sowbugs and pillbugs
  • Earwigs – European earwig
    • Inspection and alteration
    • Pesticide application
  • Western conifer-seed bug
    • Control
  • Box elder bug
    • Control
  • Clover mite
    • Control
  • Scorpions
    • Habitat
    • Stings
    • Scorpions as pets
    • Management
    • Pesticide application

Final Assessment


Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pest Management

Course Description

An animal with a backbone or spinal column is called a vertebrate. A few vertebrate, such as rats and mice, are common pests in urban and industrial areas. Other are not pests in their normal habitats but may occasionally become pests when they conflict with humans. Public concern for the welfare of animals and the reis to people, pets, and other non-targets from poisons used to kill vertebrates have made rules governing vertebrate pest control particularly strict. Laws and regulations at the state and local levels may be much more restrictive than federal regulations. Be sure you understand all the regulations that apply in your geographic area before attempting to control vertebrate pests.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the lifecycle, inspection process, and health concerns commonly associated with vertebrate pests
  • Distinguish the different types of lethal and non-lethal options for managing vertebrate pests
  • Describe the various types of traps and baits used to control vertebrate pests

Chapter 1 – Rodents and Other Vertebrate Pests

Lesson 1 – Rats

  • Rats and Disease Carriers
  • Habits of Rats
  • Life Cycle
  • ?Inspection

Lesson 2 – Rats (cont.)

  • Control and Management
  • Habitat Alteration – Outdoor
  • Habitat Alteration – Indoor
  • Traps
  • Glue Boards
  • Rodenticides
    • Food baits
    • Water baits
    • Tracking powders

Lesson 3 – House Mice

  • Mice as Disease Carriers
  • Life Cycle and Social Behavior
  • Physical Abilities
  • Inspection
  • Control and Management
    • Sanitation
    • Mouse-proofing
    • Population reduction
  • Food Baits and Placement
    • Liquid baits
    • Tracking powders

Lesson 4 – Pigeons and Other Birds

  • Pigeons
    • Habits and Behavior
  • Starlings
  • House Sparrows
  • Health Hazards Associated with Birds
    • Histoplasmosis
    • Cryptococcosis
    • Ectoparasites
  • Managing Bird Pests
    • Inspection
    • Habitat alteration
    • Exclusion
      • Netting
      • Covers or ramps
      • Spikes or Nixalite
      • Sticky repellents
      • Ultrasonic devices
    • Trapping
    • Lethal Alternatives
      • Avitrol
      • Toxic perches
      • Shooting
      • Public relations
    • Dropping Removal and Cleanup

Lesson 5 – Other Vertebrate Pests

  • Bats
    • Disease
    • Inspection
    • Control and management
    • Bat proofing
  • Tree Squirrels
  • Ground Squirrels
  • Chipmunks
  • Moles
  • Snakes
  • Skunks, Raccoons, and Opossums
    • Nocturnal control and management

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 between 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 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.

Chapter 1

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 


Wood-Destroying Pest Management

Course Description

Termites are just one of the many wood-destroying pests found throughout the United States. Carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and wood-damaging fungi can also cause severe structural damage if not properly managed. Often times the initial cause of any pest problem is the presence of excess moisture in the structural wood. The source of the excess moisture must be addressed for a permanent solution to the pest problem to be effective. This course will cover the primary wood-destroying pests found through the country, the recommended treatments for each of those pests, and the primary sources of excess structural moisture.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain the different laws that govern pesticide applications
  • Describe termite biology, caste system, and physical characteristics
  • Identify other wood-destroying insects such as carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and carpenter bees
  • Explain the different types of termite treatments
  • Describe the different types of wood-damaging fungi and outline standard treatment procedures
  • Identify common sources of excess moisture within a structure

Chapter 1 – Wood-Destroying Pest Management

Lesson 1

  • Applicator Responsibility
  • Federal, State, and Local Laws
  • FIFRA
  • Endangered Species Act
  • OSHA
  • Clean Water Act
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • State Specific Regulations
    • ?Recordkeeping Requirements
    • Right-to-Know Requirements
    • Rules Supporting the Label Requirements
    • Mixing and Loading Requirements
    • PPE Requirements
    • Drift Consideration Requirements
    • Notification and Posting Requirements
    • Service Agreement with Customer
    • IPM Training Requirements

Chapter 2 – Biology of Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Pests

Lesson 1

  • Scientific Classification
  • Class Insecta
  • Growth
  • Metamorphosis
  • Termite Distribution

Lesson 2 

  • Termite Fundamentals
  • Termite Identification
  • Termite Caste System

Lesson 3 

  • Colony Formation
  • Environmental Requirements
  • Communication
  • Other Termites
    • ?Drywood Termites
    • Dampwood Termites
  • ?Insects and Pests
    • ?Powderpost Beetles
    • Longhorn Beetles
    • Black Carpenter Ants
    • Carpenter Bees
    • Wood-Decay Fungi
  • ?Key to Insect Damage

Chapter 3 – Equipment and Methods

Lesson 1

  • Termite Application Equipment
  • Sprayer Components
    • ?Tank
    • Pump
      • ?Roller Pump
      • Piston Pump
      • Diaphragm Pump
    • ?Hoses
    • Applicator/Hand Gun
      • ?Subslab Injector
    • ?Drills

Lesson 2 

  • Calibration of Sprayers
  • Preventing Contamination of Drinking Water Systems
  • Inspection of Wells
  • Methodology
  • Inspection
    • ?Footer
    • Foundation
    • Crawl Space
    • Floor Joists
  • ?Inspection Report

Lesson 3 

  • Prevention
    • ?Sanitation
    • Preventing or Correcting Defects
    • Barriers
      • ?Mechanical
      • Chemical
  • ??Products Used in Termiticides
    • ?Pyrethroids
    • Borates
    • Organophosphates and Carbamates
    • Insect Growth Regulators
    • Biotermiticides
    • Foaming Agents
  • ?Fumigation
  • Bait Technology and Application
    • ?Ingested Toxicants
    • Microbes
    • Insect Growth Regulators

Chapter 4 – Soil Treatment for Subterranean Termites

Lesson 1

  • Building Foundations
    • ?Slab Construction
      • ?Floating Slab
      • Monolithic Slab
      • Suspended Slab
    • ?Crawl Space
      • ?Non-Plenum
      • Plenum
    • ?Basements
  • ?Soil and Foundation Treatments
  • Preconstruction Treatments
  • Postconstruction Exterior Treatments
    • ?Rodding
    • Trenching
  • ?Postconstruction Interior Treatments
    • ?Vertical Drilling
    • Short Rodding
    • Long Rodding

Lesson 2 

  • Treatment Guidelines – Special Cases
    • ?Block Foundation on a Floating Slab
    • Poured Foundation, Floating Slab, Brick Veneer, Wood Frame
    • Monolithic Slab, Tile or Terrazzo Flooring
  • ?Treatment Guidelines – Crawl Spaces
  • Treatment Guidelines – Basements
  • Retreatment

Lesson 3 

  • Calculations
    • ?Example 1 – Crawl Space and Pier Construction
    • Example 2 – Monolithic Slab
    • Example 3 – Monolithic Slab with Patio and Pipe Penetrations

Chapter 5 – Other Treatments for Subterranean Termites

Lesson 1

  • Plenum vs Non-Plenum Crawl Spaces
  • Subslab Heating Duct
  • Special Considerations for Basements
    • ?French Drain or Sump Pump
    • Wooden Posts or Stairs Extending Through Concrete
    • Seepage Into Basement
    • Dirt Floor Areas
    • Basement Windows
  • ?Porches
    • ?Dirt-Filled Concrete Porch
    • Wooden Porch
  • ?Rubble, Tile, and Hollow Block Foundation
  • Well, Cisterns, and Other Water Sources
  • Foam Insulation
  • Wood Treatment

Chapter 6 – Other Wood-Destroying Insects

Lesson 1

  • Wood-Boring Beetles
  • Prevention
  • Powderpost Beetles
    • ?True Powderpost Beetle
    • False Powderpost Beetle
    • Deathwatch and Furniture Beetles
  • ?Control and Management of Powderpost Beetles
    • ?Inspection
    • Pesticide Application
    • Fumigation
  • ?Wood-Borning Weevils
  • Longhorned Beetles
    • ?Old House Borer

Lesson 2

  • Carpenter Ants
    • ?Carpenter Ant vs Field Ant
    • Colony
    • Damage
    • Food Sources
    • Biology
      • ?Carpenter Ant vs Termite
    • ?Inspection
      • ?Excess Moisture
    • ?Habitat Modification
    • Pesticide Application
      • ?Bait Stations
      • Control of Honeydew Producing Insects
  • ??Carpenter Bees
    • ?Habitat
    • Damage
    • Control

Chapter 7 – Wood-Damaging Fungi

Lesson 1

  • Food Sources
  • ?Wood-Decaying Fungi
    • ?Brown Rot
    • White Rot
    • Soft Rot
  • ?Wood-Staining Fungi
    • ?Sapstain Fungi
    • Mold Fungi
    • Chemical Stains

Lesson 2

  • Insects Associated with Wood-Destroying Fungi
    • ?Termites
    • Beetles
    • Carpenter Ants
  • ?Control and Management
    • ?Pick Test
    • Sources of Excess Moisture
  • Prevention
    • ?Ventilation
    • ?Vapor Barriers
    • Maintenance
  • ?Chemically Treated Wood

Final Assessment


Bat Damage Management

Course Description

The site of a bat hanging around a structure can be unnerving to most clients. Finding one inside a home is even more unsettling and can send the homeowner into a panic. This course will talk about the identification of bat issues, fundamentals of bat control, and a few health issues that can be quite costly for wildlife control operators and clients.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Effectively pre-qualify a client to determine the potential presence of bats.
  • Outline to the client the necessity to capture the bat alive.
  • Describe the common signs found when bats are present.
  • Describe the common diseases and ectoparasites associated with bats.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Bat Identification
    • Ears
    • Tail
    • Feet
    • Coloration
    • Forearm
  • Bat Abilities
  • Rabies in Bats
  • Bat Capture
    • ?Tube Method
    • Hand Method
    • Elevated Bat Capture

Lesson 2 

  • Rabies in Bats (cont.)
  • Finding Lone Bats
  • Disease Management
  • Bats and the Law
  • Pre-Qualifying Clients
  • Bats Inside Homes
  • Locating Bat Exits
    • ?Droppings
    • Rub marks
    • Urine
    • Smell
  • ?Mouse Droppings vs Bat Droppings
  • Where Bats Roost
  • Bat Signs
  • Inspection
    • ?Bat urine
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Bat Guano

Lesson 3 

  • Histoplasmosis
  • Disease Prevention – Respirators
    • Histoplasmosis
    • How Much Protection?
  • Disease Management
    • Bat Traps
    • Roosting Bats
  • Eviction of Colonies
  • Bat-Proofing Buildings
    • Materials for Bat-Proofing
    • Excluding Bats – Net Method
    • Excluding Bats – Tube Method
    • Cautions
  • ?White-nose Syndrome
  • Ectoparasites
    • ?Bat bugs
    • Bat ticks
    • Fleas
  • ?Building Bat Houses
  • Marketing
  • Discussing Bats with Clients

Final Assessment 


Mice: The Ubiquitous Commensal Rodent

Course Description

One of the challenges with house mice is that clients don’t take house mice seriously. It’s amazing how people will move heaven and earth when rats are around, but when it comes to mice they will simply say “oh, it’s just a mouse!” This course will help educate applicators on the risks of allowing house mice to remain in a structure.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify preferred habitats of mice
  • Describe several IPM methods for controlling mice
  • Describe the differences in mouse traps and outline which trap is best in a given situation
  • Discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using rodenticides

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Mouse Damage
    • ?Disease vectors
    • Infrastructure
    • Stored agricultural production
  • ?Mouse Biology and Behavior
    • ?Reproduction
    • Home range
    • Physical abilities
  • ?Inspection
    • ?Gnawing

Lesson 2 

  • Inspection (cont.)
    • ?Mouse nests
    • Insulation
  • ?Mouse Droppings vs Bat Droppings
  • Integrated Pest Management
    • ?Timing
    • Remove their homes
    • Modify bird feeders
    • Prevent entry

Lesson 3 

  • Rodent Responses to Control
  • Control Methods
  • Trapping Safety
    • ?Trigger traps
    • ?Glue boards
    • Placing traps
    • Evaluating misfires
    • Checking catch

Lesson 4 

  • Rodenticides
  • Personal Safety?
  • Rodent Control Safety
    • ?Hantavirus
  • ?How to Fail in Rodent Control

Final Assessment 


Inspecting Structures for Wildlife

Course Description

If you do not diagnose the problem correctly you will spend a lot of time treating something that is not there. Identify correctly and gather evidence and determine the extent of potential problems. This course will cover the basics of what to look for while inspecting a structure that has potentially been invaded by wildlife.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the different health risks associated with routine wildlife inspections.
  • Identify common wildlife pests and their sign.
  • Describe the differences between domiciled and transient wildlife damage.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Why Inspection Matters
  • Health and Safety Risks
    • ?Health Risks
    • Definitions
  • ?Clinical Expression of Rabies
  • Dumb/Paralytic “Hurt” Form of Rabies
  • Bats as Rabies Vectors
  • House Cats as Rabies Vectors
  • Common Rabies Myths
  • Rabies Testing

Lesson 2 

  • Hantavirus
  • Raccoon Roundworm
  • Histoplasmosis
    • ?Symptoms of Histoplasmosis
  • ?Sylvatic Typhus
  • Ectoparasites

Lesson 3 

  • Physical Threats
  • Snakes
  • Safety

Lesson 4 

  • Inspection Theory
  • Document Your Work
  • Wildlife Damage
    • ?Domiciled
    • Transient

Lesson 5

  • Inspection
    • ?Bird Feeders
    • Holes on Outside of Structure
  • ?Mice
  • Shrews
  • Bats

Lesson 6

  • Rats
  • Chipmunks
  • Squirrels
  • Raccoons
  • Snakes
  • Skunks and Opossums

Lesson 7

  • Bird Signs
  • Sounds
  • Odor
  • Tracks
  • Scat

Final Assessment 


Course instructors will be available by email or telephone between 8am and 6pm Eastern Standard Time. They will assist you with questions regarding course content.

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-727-7104 or send an email to info@onlinecti.com. Email responses will usually be returned promptly, but guaranteed within one business day.

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