Flea and Tick Biology and Control
- Date of Publication
- July 7, 2021
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Course Information The information in this course is designed for pest management professionals who encounter flea and tick problems around homes, schools and parks. During this course, you will be presented with different scenarios that you will try to solve as a pest management professional. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:Describe the life cycle of cat and dog fleasDistinguish common dog or cat flea from other fleasIdentify areas where fleas are likely to live indoors and outdoorsRecognize signs of a tapeworm infestation from household petsIdentify common species of ticks and the diseases they're capable of transmittingExplain the prevalence and symptoms of tick-borne diseasesPrevent tick attachment and safely remove ticks if foundPractice appropriate flea and tick control measures, including selecting proper treatment chemicalsCertification RequirementsIn Texas, this course is approved for one structural pest control and one general agricultural CEU credit. You must score a minimum of 70% on the post-test to receive credit.
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