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Understanding SDSs

This course covers the different sections of the safety data sheets. This course is approved by the California Department of Pesticide regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal for QAL, QAC and PCA licenses. At the completion of this course, participants will: Have an understanding of how pesticides move from development to …

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Rodent Control Methods – Part B

Before you can effectively prevent or control rodent infestations, you must first arm yourself with information. Learning about rodent behavior, control materials and treatment tactics is essential to planning an effective strategy for controlling unwanted rats and mice. Rodent control is an important aspect of the pest control industry. Rodents are not only a nuisance, …

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Rodent Control Methods – Part A

Before you can effectively prevent or control rodent infestations, you must first arm yourself with information. Learning about rodent behavior, control materials and treatment tactics is essential to planning an effective strategy for controlling unwanted rats and mice. Rodent control is an important aspect of the pest control industry. Rodents are not only a nuisance, …

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Right of Way Pest Management

Rights-of-way are the areas involved in common transport. Rights-of-way weeds are undesirable plants (herbaceous or woody) that can become a hazard or nuisance or can harm humans, animals, or the environment. Some vegetation can cause safety and legal problems along roadsides and railways by hiding signs, reducing distance visibility, and reducing areas where motorists can …

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Understanding Labels

This course covers the different sections of a pesticide label. Labels are increasing in complexity and depth of information, and it is not suggested anyone try to memorize a pesticide label. By reviewing parts of a label and recognizing label language and use, applicators should feel more comfortable with the information on pesticide labels and …

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Turf and Ornamental Pest Control

Turf and Ornamental Control reviews the various types of equipment used to apply pesticides and herbicides to control ornamental and turf pests. This course is approved by the California Department of Pesticide regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal for QAL, QAC and PCA licenses. At the end of this course, participants …

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Understanding Fumigation

Fumigation is defined as the process of releasing and dispersing a toxic chemical that reaches a targeted pest in the gaseous state. This course is approved by the California Department of Pesticide regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal for QAL, QAC and PCA licenses. After completing this course participants will understand: …

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Turfgrass Weed Control

Managing weeds in a turf stand can be a tricky proposition. Often times the client fails to recognize that the presence of weeds in a turf stand is the result of poor turf, not the cause. Correct identification of the problem weed is a must of developing a management strategy, as is a working knowledge of …

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IPM for Turf Management

The goal of a turfgrass IPM program is to keep pest populations or damage at a tolerable level. This is called the pest response threshold level. It is determined by the number of pests or the amount of pest damage that can be sustained before an unacceptable reduction in turf quality occurs. This course is approved …

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Bed Bug Management

Bed Bug control is an important aspect of the pest control industry. Bed Bug Management focuses on providing the information needed to provide bed bug control services. The course covers six main topics: Bed Bug History. Bed Bug Identification, Biology & Behavior. Detection, Monitoring, and Treatment preparation of Bed Bugs. Inspection Techniques. Bed Bug Treatment …

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Cockroach Nonchemical Control strategies

Nonchemical techniques are used to reduce cockroach populations with the goal of minimizing the amount of insecticide treatments that may be necessary to eventually eliminate a cockroach infestation. Such techniques are important in situations where insecticide applications may not be permitted or recommended, and nonchemical methods may comprise the majority of the control efforts used. …

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Pesticide Selection and Consideration

Pesticides can be important tools in pest management, but by their nature, pesticides are toxic. Pesticide products can pose risks to humans, animals and the environment. Before choosing a pesticide, it is important to read and understand the directions on the product label. This will minimize your chance of having a problem with the pesticide …

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IPM for WDO

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management …

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IPM for General Pests

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management …

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Flea Control Methods

Flea control is an important aspect of the pest control industry. Fleas are not only a nuisance, but also are vectors of disease and health issues. This course is approved by the California Department of Pesticide regulation (DPR) for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for license renewal for QAL, QAC and PCA licenses. Upon successful completion …

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Pesticide Modes of Action

A mode of action (MoA) describes a functional or anatomical change, resulting from the exposure of a living organism to a substance. Some sources consider the mode of action to be only at the cellular level. In comparison, a mechanism of action (MOA) describes such changes at the molecular level. This course is approved by the …

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Mosquito Lifecycle and Control

Almost everyone has had the unpleasant experience of being bitten by a mosquito. Mosquito bites can cause skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva – this is what causes the red bump and itching. A more serious consequence of some mosquito bites may be transmission of serious diseases and viruses such as …

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Rodent Control Methods

Before you can effectively prevent or control rodent infestations, you must first arm yourself with information. Learning about rodent behavior, control materials and treatment tactics is essential to planning an effective strategy for controlling unwanted rats and mice. Rodent control is an important aspect of the pest control industry. Rodents are not only a nuisance, …

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