The need for safe pest management in public areas is beyond question. Development and implementation of a specific IPM program, however, is often difficult, always site specific, and constantly in need of monitoring. This course will train professional pest managers and public building and landscape managers to work together to develop and implement safe, effective IPM programs in sensitive public areas such as schools, daycares, restaurants, museums, hospitals, and parks, where mismanagement could lead to serious human and environmental harm. You will learn why pests and pesticides can become safety issues; when, where, and how pesticides can be used effectively and responsibly; what is policy and what is law; and how to recognize the key pests of buildings and landscapes. Emphasis is placed on the importance of partnerships in developing effectibe IPM programs.
Who will benefit from this course?
Professional pest managers
Public building managers
Childcare safety advocates
EPA, USDA and regulatory personnel
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You may enroll at any time. There are no prerequisites. Students have 12 months to complete the advanced course. Participants in this class should expect to study three to five hours per lesson. If you cannot complete the course in 12 months, you may purchase a one-time, six-month extension for $50.
No textbook is required for this course, all readings are provided in the course materials packet or online.
To determine if these courses have been approved for certification, recertification, or continuing education credits in your state, contact your state's pesticide regulatory office or click on our interactive Pest State Certification map
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