Course Information This online training course is designed to assist Texas pest management companies in training new employees. It is also useful for untrained personnel from local and state governments, industry, and institutions (such as school districts) who will benefit greatly from participation in this course. By taking this course, apprentices and other employees will have the opportunity to receive 20 hours of in-depth training relating to the 20 hours of 'classroom' training required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service, or SPCS. This structural pest control training course covers topics such as:applicator certification and licensingstate and federal lawsenvironmental protectiongeneral safetyentomologypesticide mode of actionpesticide label comprehensionapplication equipmentand Integrated Pest Management (IPM)*A printed manual will be shipped to all course registrants. Please provide a physical shipping address during registration. Manuals cannot be shipped overseas.
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This Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. A PDF copy of the directions included on the first tab of the spreadsheet is also available for download here: […]
These directions correspond with the Excel spreadsheet titled "Herbicide and Insecticide Cost Per Acre Spreadsheet" (ANSC-PU-430). The Excel file has several spreadsheets that are designed to provide tools to aid in determining application rates and costs for herbicides, insecticides, and adjuvants (surfactants) commonly used in the management of pastures and hayfields. (3 Pages)Download the Excel […]
This 8 hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7.132 (i) (2) and will cover common structural invertebrate and vertebrate pests of the United States, particularly in the state of Texas.
Many insects feed and make their homes in the bark, trunks, and branches of shade trees and shrubs in Texas. Insect borers belong to several different insect groups including a variety of beetles, moths, and horntail wasps. This publication discusses the different types of wood-boring insects and the damage they cause. (12 pages)
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This online course covers the types of butterflies in Texas and how to attract them. Homeowners or garden enthusiasts will learn to invite new fluttery friends to the neighborhood.