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Advantages of soluble pesticides include:
Baits are a preferred type of formulation used in urban pest management, especially for the control of cockroaches and ants.
_________ insecticides are simply insecticides attached to a porous organic material such as ground up clay or corn cob?
Wettable Powders (WP) leave a visible residue and can clog spray equipment.
The food of termites is mainly cellulose.
Baiting systems are ideal for the following situations:
Trophallaxis is the transfer of food or other fluids among members of a community through mouth-to-mouth (stomodeal).
To increase the odds of discovery, subterranean termite bait stations are installed at fixed intervals – typically _______ feet apart around the perimeter of the home.
Neonicotinoids are a new class of insecticides chemically related to nicotine.
Insects have a relatively simple central nervous system with a dorsal brain linked to a ventral nerve cord that consists of paired segmental ganglia running along the ventral midline of the thorax and abdomen.
Non-repellent materials are those that are undetectable to pests, such as baits and insect growth regulators (IGRs).
Boric acid is most often used in pesticides, and can be found in ___________.
Applicators should place ant gel directly along the ant trail and at the entrances to buildings where you can see living ants.
Ant bait gels do not provide excellent ant control, and never result in total ant colony elimination.
Slow-acting insecticide baits are best for controlling ants; the ants carrying these baits and do not die before they return to the nest.
There are multiple methods in which ants can pic-up and transfer pesticides throughout an ant population.
Pyrethroid use restrictions include:
The old days of power spraying the sides of a building to stop fall pests are over.
Pyrethroid labels changed because of the following:
Prop 65 requires businesses to provide warnings about significant exposures to over 900 chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Signal words are found on pesticide product labels, and they describe the acute (short-term) toxicity of the formulated pesticide product.
Ocular is the most common type of chemical exposure for applicators.
There are four ways toxic materials can be taken into the body. They are: oral, dermal, inhalation, and ocular exposures.
The _____ the number, the ______ acutely toxic the pesticide..
CA Fipronil Use Restrictions state to NOT apply spray bandwidth at greater than 6 inches out or up from where the foundation meets the ground.
Crack and crevice treatments are applications of small amounts of insecticides into cracks and crevices where pests may hide or may move in and out of rooms or enter buildings.
It is important to ensure pyrethroids ARE NOT applied or allowed to drift to blooming crops or weeds if bees are visiting the treatment area.
Spot treatments are defined as any treatments which concern a limited, defined area less than ____ linear or 2 square feet that is intended to protect a specific location or “spot.”.
Inorganic pesticides are pesticides or elements that do not contain carbon.
Mode of Action is the way in which an active ingredient works to inhibit or eliminate the target pest organism.
________ acts by keeping open the sodium channels in neuronal membranes affecting both the peripheral and central nervous systems causing a hyper-excitable state?
Organic pesticides are usually considered as those pesticides that come from natural sources.