Wyoming Commercial Applicator Complete 24 Hour Bundle – Structural Pest Control

$299.00

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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.

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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
  • Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID – 4 CEUs (narrated course)
  • Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics – 2 CEUs
  • Respiratory Protection – 1 CEU
  • Pesticide Hazards and First Aid – 1 CEU
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response – 1 CEU
  • Pesticide Formulations – 1 CEU

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 


Vertebrate Structural Pest Control and ID

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 of equipment and PPE used in the inspection industry.

Chapter 1 – Getting Started 

Lesson 1

  • Know the Wildlife in the Area
  • Equipment
  • PPE

Chapter 2 – Risks Involved and Phone Inspections 

Lesson 1

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

Chapter 3 – On-Site Inspections 

Lesson 1

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

Chapter 4 – Difficult Jobs and Damage Done 

Lesson 1

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

Chapter 5 – Scat Identification and Eyeshine 

Lesson 1

  • 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


Reading the Pesticide Label: Beyond the Basics

Course Description

This training will cover many sections of a pesticide label and safety data sheets. Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information. It is never suggested that anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, we hope that you feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and feel confident in understanding the information the present. Many examples of labels are used in this training that cover a variety of types of pesticides and also represent a variety of sites. It’s essential that we look at REAL label language and not simply make generic statements to evaluate.

There is no endorsement for any company or product by representation of information in this training. All material presented is for educational purposes only and is not intended to purposefully include or exclude any company, tradename, product, use, proprietary, or any other information. Whenever you have questions about interpretations of label language, we encourage you to contact your local extension, land-grant university, department of agriculture, product dealer, or the manufacturer for more information.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss different types of pesticide registrations.
  • Identify where to find specific information on the pesticide label.
  • Identify pests and site usage according to the label, and recognize information on safety data sheets.

Chapter 1

Lesson 1 

  • Overview and Objectives
  • EPA Approval
  • Testing of Products
  • Types of Pesticides
  • Pesticide Registrations
  • When to Read the Pesticide Label
  • Parts of the Label: Required Information
  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement

Lesson 2 

  • Parts of the Label: Use Classification Statement (cont.)
  • Agricultural vs Non-Agricultural Use
  • A Closer Look at Personal Protective Equipment
    • Respirator Requirements
    • First Aid Statements
    • Exposure Precautions
    • Physical and Chemical Hazards

Lesson 3 

  • Directions for Use
  • How to Use this Product
    • Target Pests
    • Soil Limitations
    • Integrated Pest Management
  • Other Product Specific Statements
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Endangered Species Protection
  • Pollinator Protection
  • Application Rates
    • Target Crop Rates
    • Host Plant Rates
    • Soil Type
    • Other Application Notes

Lesson 4 

  • Application Rates (cont.)
    • Deviation
  • Tank Mixing
    • Compatibility Test
    • Phytotoxicity Warning
    • Additional Protections
  • Storage and Disposal
  • Safety Data Sheets

Lesson 5

  • Label Review

Final Assessment 


Respiratory Protection

Course Description

Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Some pesticide labels require the use of a respirator as part of the personal protective equipment. This course outlines the types of respirators available, proper fit, and inspection/maintenance requirements.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the different types of respirators and when to use each type
  • Describe the steps of a successful fit test
  • Outline the necessary care and maintenance required for each type of respirator

Chapter 1 – Respiratory Protection

Lesson 1

  • Identifying the hazards
  • Training
  • Medical evaluation questionnaire
  • Fit testing
    • positive/negative pressure
  • Fit check

Lesson 2

  • Maintenance
  • Proper storage
  • Cartridges/gaskets
  • Types
    • half-face
    • full-face
  • Correct cartridges for toxin
  • Facial hair

Final Assessment


Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Course Description

Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents,
fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming nontarget organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term
and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated
with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify common exposure routes for various pesticides and application methods.
  • Discuss the appropriate first aid response to oral, ocular, dermal, and inhalation exposures to pesticides.
  • Explain the hazard level classification system for pesticides, including the corresponding signal words.

Chapter 1 – Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

Lesson 1 

  • Toxicity, Exposure, and Hazard
  • Potential Harmful Effects of Pesticides
  • Exposure—How Pesticides Enter the Body
  • Product Toxicity and Health Concerns

Lesson 2 

  • Factors Affecting Response
  • Signal Words
  • Exposure Symptom Recognition
  • Antidotes
  • First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning

Final Assessment 


Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response

Course Description

PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers understand the protections and limitations of PPE. Proper PPE selection, use, and care are essential.

Although pesticide accidents and emergencies are rare, they do occur. Pesticides spilled on the ground or burning in a fire can contaminate water, soil, and air; damage plants; injure livestock, wildlife, or pets; and endanger the health of the applicator and emergency responders. Pesticide spills and fires may lead to financial loss due to cleanup, liability claims, and fines assessed by government agencies. Do all that you can to prevent accidents, but be prepared in case of emergency.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify where on the label to find the minimum clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) required to handle a given pesticide product.
  • State the criteria to properly select skin, eye, and respiratory protection required by the pesticide label based upon your expected use and exposure.
  • Discuss how pesticide releases from spills and fires can endanger humans and the environment.
  • Explain how to execute an emergency response plan.

Chapter 1 – Personal Protective Equipment

Lesson 1

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Good Work Practices
  • Protect Yourself from Pesticides
  • Protect Your Body
  • Protect Your Eyes

Lesson 2 

  • Protect Your Respiratory System
  • Maintaining Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment

Chapter 2 – Emergency Response

Lesson 1 

  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Fires
  • Pesticide Spills

Final Assessment


Pesticide Formulations

Course Description

A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that form an end-use pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.

After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Explain why pesticides are formulated for end use.
  • List the factors to consider when choosing a formulation for a specific site or situation.
  • Discuss the properties of common formulations.

Chapter 1 – Pesticide Formulations

Lesson 1 

  • Formulations: An Overview
  • Liquid Formulations

Lesson 2

  • Dry or Solid Formulations
  • Other Formulations
  • Pesticide Mixtures
  • Adjuvants

Final Assessment


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