Course Information Bed bugs began making a comeback as a common household pest in the early 2000s. Research suggests that this new version is more resistant to insecticides and requires special expertise to manage. This online course will teach you how to check for bed bugs, what they look like, how to get rid of bed bugs, and modern treatment options. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:List three reasons why bed bugs are making a comebackRecognize common signs of bed bugsList health impacts of bed bugsExplain life stage intervals including lifespan without a hostRecognize bed bugs and their signsExplain the importance of proactive detection to an apartment managerExplain the role of encasements in bed bug managementUse of pitfall traps in bed bug managementList five options for treating customers' bagged belongingsIdentify lethal temperatures for bed bugsCategorize insecticides labeled for bed bug control by their modes of actionCertification RequirementsThis course offers 1 CEU of pest control credit from TDA. You must score a minimum of 70% on the post-test to earn the certificate and CEU credit.
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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.
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