Course Information This 8 hour course is designed to satisfy the Apprentice Training Requirements as specified in Rule 7. 132 (i) (2) "8 hours of classroom training in each category in which the Apprentice is to provide pest control services." This course will cover common structural invertebrate and vertebrate pests of the United States, particularly in the state of Texas. Invertebrate pests are classified as insects and other arthropods, while vertebrate pests cover rodents, reptiles, opossums, etc. In addition, this course can be used to prepare for the Structural Pest Control Pest category examination. The $150 course includes the required category training manual (AES-5074), and online instruction. The manual will be mailed separately. *A printed manual will be shipped to all course registrants. Please provide a physical shipping address during registration. Manuals cannot be shipped overseas or to P. O. Boxes.
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