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Rodent Biology, Behavior & Management SPANISH

ESTE CURSO ES LO MISMO QUE EL CURSO "BIOLOGÍA, COMPORTAMIENTO Y MANEJO DE ROEDORES" EN INGLÉS, EXCEPTO QUE ESTÁ TOTALMENTE TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL.*** Los roedores comensales son plagas muy inteligentes y adaptables que deben controlarse debido a su capacidad para causar enfermedades y dolencias. Comprender su comportamiento es la raíz del manejo efectivo de roedores. Después de completar este curso, debería poder identificar los roedores comensales y los ratones Peromyscus, reconocer las enfermedades que transmiten los roedores plaga, comprender cómo estos roedores perciben y navegan en su entorno y luego recomendar los métodos de manejo adecuados para cada uno.

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INDIANA only - Rodent Biology, Behavior & Management SPANISH

DEBIDO A LOS REQUISITOS DEL ESTADO DE INDIANA, EL PRECIO DE ESTE CURSO ES EL MISMO PARA TODOS LOS CLIENTES. ESTE CURSO NO SE OFRECE CON OTROS CEU ESTATALES Y NO GANARÁ CEU PARA OTROS ESTADOS. DEBE SELECCIONAR ESTE CURSO PARA OBTENER CEU DE INDIANA.*** ESTE CURSO ES LO MISMO QUE EL CURSO "BIOLOGÍA, COMPORTAMIENTO Y MANEJO DE ROEDORES" EN INGLÉS, EXCEPTO QUE ESTÁ TOTALMENTE TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL.*** Los roedores comensales son plagas muy inteligentes y adaptables que deben controlarse debido a su capacidad para causar enfermedades y dolencias. Comprender su comportamiento es la raíz del manejo efectivo de roedores. Después de completar este curso, debería poder identificar los roedores comensales y los ratones Peromyscus, reconocer las enfermedades que transmiten los roedores plaga, comprender cómo estos roedores perciben y navegan en su entorno y luego recomendar los métodos de manejo adecuados para cada uno.

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INDIANA only - Domestic Cockroaches SPANISH

DEBIDO A LOS REQUISITOS DEL ESTADO DE INDIANA, EL PRECIO DE ESTE CURSO ES EL MISMO PARA TODOS LOS CLIENTES. ESTE CURSO NO SE OFRECE CON OTROS CEU ESTATALES Y NO GANARÁ CEU PARA OTROS ESTADOS. DEBE SELECCIONAR ESTE CURSO PARA OBTENER CEU DE INDIANA.*** ESTE CURSO ES LO MISMO QUE EL CURSO "CUCARACHAS DOMÉSTICAS" EN INGLÉS, EXCEPTO QUE ESTÁ TOTALMENTE TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL.*** Las cucarachas alemanas y de bandas marrones son las únicas cucarachas estrictamente domésticas que se encuentran en el control de plagas. Después de completar este curso, debería poder identificar estas dos cucarachas, reconocer sus diferencias de comportamiento e impactos en la salud pública, apreciar la importancia de la inspección y el monitoreo, y comprender las diferentes opciones de tratamiento disponibles para el manejo de cucarachas domésticas.

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Domestic Cockroaches SPANISH

ESTE CURSO ES LO MISMO QUE EL CURSO "CUCARACHAS DOMÉSTICAS" EN INGLÉS, EXCEPTO QUE ESTÁ TOTALMENTE TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL.***Las cucarachas alemanas y de bandas marrones son las únicas cucarachas estrictamente domésticas que se encuentran en el control de plagas. Después de completar este curso, debería poder identificar estas dos cucarachas, reconocer sus diferencias de comportamiento e impactos en la salud pública, apreciar la importancia de la inspección y el monitoreo, y comprender las diferentes opciones de tratamiento disponibles para el manejo de cucarachas domésticas.

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Commodity Fumigation

***NARRATED COURSE*** Soft commodities are raw agricultural materials that are grown, many of which are used to manufacture food products.  They are often transported long distances and stored for several years in bulk.  Few practical solutions are available to remove insect pest infestations when they occur, and large quantities often need to be fumigated.  After completing this course, you should be able to identify the commodity fumigants and their attributes, understand how soft commodities are commonly transported and stored, and explain the basic procedures of a commodity fumigation.

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INDIANA only - Commodity Fumigation

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES. YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Soft commodities are raw agricultural materials that are grown, many of which are used to manufacture food products. They are often transported long distances and stored for several years in bulk. Few practical solutions are available to remove insect pest infestations when they occur, and large quantities often need to be fumigated. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the commodity fumigants and their attributes, understand how soft commodities are commonly transported and stored, and explain the basic procedures of a commodity fumigation.

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INDIANA only - Modern Bed Bug Management SPANISH

DEBIDO A LOS REQUISITOS DEL ESTADO DE INDIANA, EL PRECIO DE ESTE CURSO ES EL MISMO PARA TODOS LOS CLIENTES. ESTE CURSO NO SE OFRECE CON OTROS CEU ESTATALES Y NO GANARÁ CEU PARA OTROS ESTADOS. DEBE SELECCIONAR ESTE CURSO PARA OBTENER CEU DE INDIANA.*** ESTE CURSO ES LO MISMO QUE EL CURSO "MANEJO MODERNO DE CHINCHES" EN INGLÉS, EXCEPTO QUE ESTÁ TOTALMENTE TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL.*** Después de una ausencia de décadas, las chinches regresaron a los EE.UU. a fines de la década de 1990, principalmente debido a la resistencia a los pesticidas, que, además de su comportamiento de escondite, hace que las chinches sean difíciles de manejar. Después de completar este curso, debe poder comprender la biología y el comportamiento de las chinches y utilizar este conocimiento para mejorar el monitoreo y el tratamiento.

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Modern Bed Bug Management SPANISH

ESTE CURSO ES LO MISMO QUE EL CURSO "MANEJO MODERNO DE CHINCHES" EN INGLÉS, EXCEPTO QUE ESTÁ TOTALMENTE TRADUCIDO AL ESPAÑOL.*** Después de una ausencia de décadas, las chinches regresaron a los EE.UU. a fines de la década de 1990, principalmente debido a la resistencia a los pesticidas, que, además de su comportamiento de escondite, hace que las chinches sean difíciles de manejar. Después de completar este curso, debe poder comprender la biología y el comportamiento de las chinches y utilizar este conocimiento para mejorar el monitoreo y el tratamiento.

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ACE Prep Series - #14 Review Exam

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This exam contains all 359 review questions from the ACE prep courses.Take it pre-study to see how much you already know and where you should focus more of your time studying.Track your study progress by taking the review exam multiple times.Go back to the ACE prep courses and review the content for the questions answered wrong and try again. The actual ACE exam asks 150 questions from a larger question bank and requires a 75% passing score.Attempting the actual ACE exam is not recommended if this review exam cannot be passed with a score of 75% or higher.

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ACE Prep Series - #13 Structural Pests VERTEBRATE PESTS

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of vertebrate pest content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #12 Structural Pests OCCASIONAL INVADERS

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of occasional invader content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #11 Structural Pests BITING & STINGING PESTS

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of biting & stinging pest content from Chapters 10 & 11 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #10 Structural Pests FLIES

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of fly content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #09 Structural Pests STORED PRODUCT & FABRIC PESTS

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of stored product & fabric pest content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #08 Structural Pests WOOD-DESTROYING INSECTS

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of wood-destroying insect content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #07 Structural Pests COCKROACHES

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of cockroach content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #06 Structural Pests ANTS

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of ant content from Chapter 10 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #01 Integrated Pest Management

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of content from Chapters 2-5 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #02 Insecticides

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of content from Chapter 6 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #03 Pesticide Safety

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of content from Chapter 7 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #05 Insect Morphology, Biology & Behavior

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of content from Chapter 9 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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ACE Prep Series - #04 Insect Classification

***SELF-PACED COURSE*** This course reviews and tests your understanding of content from Chapter 8 of “IPM for the Urban Professional: A Study Guide for the Associate Certified Entomologist” by Mike Merchant & Richard Levine.

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INDIANA only - Pesticides & the Environment

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves and registers pesticides after it is determined they won’t have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, non-target species and the environment when used according to the label.  After completing this course, you should be able to understand how pesticides move in the environment and appreciate how the EPA manages environmental risk through pesticide label language.

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Pesticides & the Environment

***NARRATED COURSE*** The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approves and registers pesticides after it is determined they won’t have unreasonable adverse effects on humans, non-target species and the environment when used according to the label.  After completing this course, you should be able to understand how pesticides move in the environment and appreciate how the EPA manages environmental risk through pesticide label language.

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INDIANA only - Compressed Air Sprayers: Troubleshooting & Maintenance

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Compressed air sprayers are still one of the most important pesticide application tools available. With proper use and some maintenance, they can work reliably for many years. After completing this course, you should be able to understand how a compressed air sprayer works, troubleshoot common mechanical problems, and properly use and maintain your compressed air sprayer.

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INDIANA only - Domestic Cockroaches

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** German and brown-banded cockroaches are the only strictly domestic cockroaches encountered in pest management. After completing this course, you should be able to identify these two cockroaches, recognize their behavioral differences and impacts on public health, appreciate the importance of inspection and monitoring, and understand the different treatment options available for domestic cockroach management.

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INDIANA only - Pesticide Storage, Transport & Disposal

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Proper pesticide storage, transport and disposal prevents human and animal exposure, avoids environmental contamination and protects pesticides –all reducing a PMPs liability. After completing this course, you should be able to know how to store, transport and dispose of pesticides properly.

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INDIANA only - Turf Insect Pests

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** A review of some of the most common or damaging turf insect pests: white grubs, weevils, caterpillars, “bugs”, crane flies & mole crickets. After completing this course, you should be able to recognize the turf pests discussed and recall how they damage turf.

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INDIANA only - Common Spiders & Their Management

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Of the many spider species that exist, those that actively hunt or spin webs are the most common in pest management. A very small percentage of species are medically important. After completing this course, you should be able to identify spiders that are common in and around structures, recognize which spiders are medically important, and know the different approaches to managing spiders that wander or build webs.

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INDIANA only - Mosquito-Borne Diseases & Adult Management

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** The most important mosquito disease vectors in the United States belong to the genera Aedes & Culex. Diseases transmitted by these mosquitoes cycle differently in human populations. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the important mosquito-borne diseases in their area, recognize common forms of adult mosquito and disease surveillance, and understand the different methods of adulticide application.

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases & Adult Management

***NARRATED COURSE*** The most important mosquito disease vectors in the United States belong to the genera Aedes & Culex. Diseases transmitted by these mosquitoes cycle differently in human populations. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the important mosquito-borne diseases in their area, recognize common forms of adult mosquito and disease surveillance, and understand the different methods of adulticide application.

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INDIANA only - Hard Ticks: Vectors of Human Diseases

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Ticks are the most important vectors of human diseases in North America and are second to mosquitoes worldwide. Most of the ticks that transmit human diseases are hard ticks. After completing this course, you should be able to understand hard tick biology, recognize certain ticks and the diseases they vector, and explain best practices for preventing tick bites and managing ticks on properties.

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Hard Ticks: Vectors of Human Diseases

***NARRATED COURSE*** Ticks are the most important vectors of human diseases in North America and are second to mosquitoes worldwide. Most of the ticks that transmit human diseases are hard ticks. After completing this course, you should be able to understand hard tick biology, recognize certain ticks and the diseases they vector, and explain best practices for preventing tick bites and managing ticks on properties.

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INDIANA only - Modern Bed Bug Management

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** After a decades-long absence, bed bugs returned to the U.S in the late 1990s, mostly due to pesticide resistance, which, in addition to their hiding behavior, makes bed bugs difficult to manage. After completing this course, you should be able to understand bed bug biology and behavior and use this understanding to improve monitoring and treatment.

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Modern Bed Bug Management

***NARRATED COURSE*** After a decades-long absence, bed bugs returned to the U.S in the late 1990s, mostly due to pesticide resistance, which, in addition to their hiding behavior, makes bed bugs difficult to manage. After completing this course, you should be able to understand bed bug biology and behavior and use this understanding to improve monitoring and treatment.

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Turf Insect Pests

A review of some of the most common or damaging turf insect pests: white grubs, weevils, caterpillars, “bugs”, crane flies & mole crickets. After completing this course, you should be able to recognize the turf pests discussed and recall how they damage turf.

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Compressed Air Sprayers: Troubleshooting & Maintenance

***NARRATED COURSE*** Compressed air sprayers are still one of the most important pesticide application tools available. With proper use and some maintenance, they can work reliably for many years. After completing this course, you should be able to understand how a compressed air sprayer works, troubleshoot common mechanical problems, and properly use and maintain your compressed air sprayer.

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Termite Biology & Pest Identification

***NARRATED COURSE*** Managing termites in structures requires some knowledge of their biology to understand how and why they do what they do and, also, how to stop them. After completing this course, you should be able to know the differences between termites and ants; know the differences between drywood and subterranean termites; recognize the termite castes and understand how they develop; and identify the drywood and subterranean termite pests that are most common in the United States.

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Stored Product Pests: Identification & Management with Pheromones

***NARRATED COURSE*** From farmers to consumers, stored product pests cause monetary losses from the destruction of valuable food products. After completing this course, you should be able to recognize and the twelve most common stored product pests, understand their biology and communicate how pheromones fit into management programs.

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Introduction to Sulfuryl Fluoride

***NARRATED COURSE*** Sulfuryl fluoride is widely used as a structural and food commodity fumigant. After completing this course, you should be able to understand the nature of gases and what fumigants are able to do, describe sulfuryl fluoride's mode of action and properties, and know basic sulfuryl fluoride safety and handling practices.

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Ant Biology & Management

***NARRATED COURSE*** Ants consistently rank as a top pest in the structural pest management industry. After completing this course, you should be able to determine how certain aspects of ant biology affect their management, identify the more commonly encountered pest ant species (depending on region), understand the importance of inspection, and recognize when the application of baits and non-repellent or repellent products are appropriate.

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An In-Depth Look at Pesticide Labels & SDS

***NARRATED COURSE*** A pesticide’s label is the manufacturer’s and EPA’s main method of communication to the user regarding safe and legal handling of the pesticide. The goal for all registered pesticides is to maximize efficacy and minimize risk, which can be guaranteed by following the label. In order to communicate this information effectively, pesticide labels are organized into specific sections. Pesticide safety data sheets, or SDSs, provide more detailed technical information than pesticide labels. SDSs are governed by OSHA and are intended to communicate chemical hazards in the workplace. SDSs are organized into 16 sections. This course explains the information provided in label and SDS sections.

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The California Aeration Plan: Aeration without an SCBA

***NARRATED COURSE*** The California Aeration Plan, or CAP, was designed by the California pest management industry and regulators to provide the highest level of worker safety without the need of a self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA. An SCBA is not required at the start of aeration or for clearing of the structure, although it is still necessary for equipment failures and other emergencies.

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Introduction to Small & Large Filth Flies

***NARRATED COURSE*** Small flies and large filth flies are public health pests that are often difficult to manage. After completing the course, you should be able to understand the basic fly life cycle, identify major small and large filth fly pests, recognize their importance in public health and recommend the appropriate fly management methods (including finding maggots).

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Mosquito Biology & Larval Management

***NARRATED COURSE*** Since immature mosquito stages are confined to aquatic environments, larval management is more targeted and often more effective than adult management. After completing this course, you should be able to understand the basic mosquito life cycle, identify the types of breeding sites, recognize differences in larval behavior and surveillance methods, and choose the most appropriate larval treatment method.

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

***NARRATED COURSE*** Personal protective equipment, or PPE, helps prevent injuries and illnesses while performing pest management. After completing the course, you should understand the general requirements of OSHA’s standard and be able to select the appropriate PPE for protection against injuries, infectious diseases and chemical exposure (dermal and respiratory).

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The Insect Head

***NARRATED COURSE*** The insect body is divided into three segments: a head, thorax and abdomen. In this course, we examine the head, from the part of the nervous system that innervates it, to the eyes, antennae and mouthparts. After completing this course, you should be able to understand how insects perceive color and light, recognize different antennal types for insect identification, and see how insect mouthparts have evolved from a basic type based on function.

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Animal Classification: Every Thing in its Order

***NARRATED COURSE*** What's in a name? What makes insects, bugs, flies, spiders and rodents what they are? The answer is in how science classifies animals (taxonomy). This course is a basic introduction to taxonomy, the purpose being to better understand what pests really are and how they relate to each other.

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Domestic Cockroaches

***NARRATED COURSE*** German and brown-banded cockroaches are the only strictly domestic cockroaches encountered in pest management. After completing this course, you should be able to identify these two cockroaches, recognize their behavioral differences and impacts on public health, appreciate the importance of inspection and monitoring, and understand the different treatment options available for domestic cockroach management.

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Understanding Pesticides: How They Work And May Affect you

***NARRATED COURSE*** After reviewing how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines pesticides, we delve into their different MODES OF ACTION. We then discuss the risks of exposure posed by different pesticide FORMULATIONS and the ROUTES OF EXPOSURE into the body. While explaining how pesticide TOXICITY is determined, we show how to find the information and communicate it to customers.

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Wood-Boring Beetles

***NARRATED COURSE*** Wood-boring beetles are one of several groups of plant decomposers and are separated into non-reinfesting and reinfesting types. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the different wood-boring beetles, recognize signs of their activity, distinguish between active and inactive infestations and recommend the proper treatment method(s) for each.

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Gophers & Moles Really Dig It

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Those piles of soil and raised tunnels that are messing up a lawn are likely from gophers or moles. Understanding them is key to controlling them. This course takes you through their identification, biology and management, offering the various options available for dealing with these subterranean animals.

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Aphids & Their Relatives

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Most of the course will cover aphids, due to their greater abundance and generally greater importance. However, we also will talk about their close cousins - the phylloxerans, psyllids and adelgids - all of which are similar in appearance to aphids and which do similar feeding and damage.

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Flies That Feed On Us

***READING-BASED COURSE*** This course explains the blood-sucking flies, the diseases they spread and how to manage them.

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Wildlife Management - The Mammals

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Mammals that enter our landscapes may also enter our structures and pose some serious health risks. Management of these is the focus of this course.

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Weed Management: The Basics

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Understanding the weeds - how they grow and reproduce - is important step in successful weed management.

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To Bee or Not to be a Bee

***READING-BASED COURSE*** This course explains Africanized honeybees and provides details on other social and solitary bees in North America, including their habits, benefits, potential to cause problems and management.

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The Sting of the Scorpion

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Is the scorpion's reputation accurate or exaggerated? We examine the different kinds of scorpions and close relatives that are found in the United States and learn to appreciate them when deserved and control them as needed.

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Wood-Infecting Fungi & Moisture Problems

***READING-BASED COURSE*** This course teaches about the kinds of fungi that attack structural wood and how to manage them.

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Fumigation Instruments & Safety Equipment

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Learn the use and maintenance of fumigant detection devices as well as PPE such as an SCBA.

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Fumigation from the Beginning

***READING-BASED COURSE*** A brief history of fumigants and fumigation, along with an overview of the current fumigants - properties, regulatory definitions, and safety equipment.

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Mites of Public Health Importance

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Proper mite identification of mites, myths associated with them and how to manage mite infestations.

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Stealth in the Night

***READING-BASED COURSE*** The various critters that can wander into the home or office as occasional invaders are studied in detail.

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Ouch!

***READING-BASED COURSE*** Stinging wasps - paper wasps, mud daubers and other wasps that occur around homes and gardens.

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The Patriotic Cockroach

***READING-BASED COURSE*** The American Cockroach is the star of this course. You will learn about the biology, behavior, and impact of this and several closely related species.

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INDIANA only - An In-Depth Look at Pesticide Labels & SDS

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** A pesticide’s label is the manufacturer’s and EPA’s main method of communication to the user regarding safe and legal handling of the pesticide. The goal for all registered pesticides is to maximize efficacy and minimize risk, which can be guaranteed by following the label. In order to communicate this information effectively, pesticide labels are organized into specific sections. Pesticide safety data sheets, or SDSs, provide more detailed technical information than pesticide labels. SDSs are governed by OSHA and are intended to communicate chemical hazards in the workplace. SDSs are organized into 16 sections. This course explains the information provided in label and SDS sections.

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INDIANA only - Animal Classification: Every Thing in Its Order

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** What's in a name? What makes insects, bugs, flies, spiders and rodents what they are? The answer is in how science classifies animals (taxonomy). This course is a basic introduction to taxonomy, the purpose being to better understand what pests really are and how they relate to each other.

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INDIANA only - Ant Biology & Management

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Ants consistently rank as a top pest in the structural pest management industry. After completing this course, you should be able to determine how certain aspects of ant biology affect their management, identify the more commonly encountered pest ant species (depending on region), understand the importance of inspection, and recognize when the application of baits and non-repellent or repellent products are appropriate.

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INDIANA only - Insecticide Application: Equipment & Simple Calculations

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** The purpose of insecticide application equipment is safe and efficient insecticide application. After completing this course, you should be able to select the appropriate application equipment based on formulation or desired droplet size and calculate simple space treatment, exterior perimeter and broadcast applications.

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INDIANA only - Integrated Pest Management and the Green Movement

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a concept that has been ingrained into the structural pest management industry for a while. Even if a pest management professional (PMP) doesn't know what it is, they’ve probably heard of it. After completing this course, you should be familiar with the history of IPM in agriculture and structural pest management, be able to recognize the different control methods within IPM, as well as structure a “green” program to suit the specific needs of a customer.

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INDIANA only - Introduction to Small & Large Filth Flies

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Small flies and large filth flies are public health pests that are often difficult to manage. After completing the course, you should be able to understand the basic fly life cycle, identify major small and large filth fly pests, recognize their importance in public health and recommend the appropriate fly management methods (including finding maggots).

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INDIANA only - Introduction to Sulfuryl Fluoride

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Sulfuryl fluoride is widely used as a structural and food commodity fumigant. After completing this course, you should be able to understand the nature of gases and what fumigants are able to do, describe sulfuryl fluoride's mode of action and properties, and know basic sulfuryl fluoride safety and handling practices.

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INDIANA only - Mosquito Biology & Larval Management

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Since immature mosquito stages are confined to aquatic environments, larval management is more targeted and often more effective than adult management. After completing this course, you should be able to understand the basic mosquito life cycle, identify the types of breeding sites, recognize differences in larval behavior and surveillance methods, and choose the most appropriate larval treatment method.

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INDIANA only - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Personal protective equipment, or PPE, helps prevent injuries and illnesses while performing pest management. After completing the course, you should understand the general requirements of OSHA’s standard and be able to select the appropriate PPE for protection against injuries, infectious diseases and chemical exposure (dermal and respiratory).

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INDIANA only - Rodent Biology, Behavior and Management

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** The commensal rodents are highly intelligent and adaptive pests that must be managed because of their ability to cause sickness and diseases. Understanding their behavior is the root of effective rodent management. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the commensal rodents and Peromyscus mice, recognize the diseases carried by pest rodents, understand how these rodents sense and navigate their environment and then recommend the proper management methods for each.

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INDIANA only - Stored Product Pests: Identification & Management with Pheromones

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** From farmers to consumers, stored product pests cause monetary losses from the destruction of valuable food products. After completing this course, you should be able to recognize the twelve most common stored product pests, understand their biology and communicate how pheromones fit into management programs.

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INDIANA only - Subterranean Termites & Building Foundations

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Building foundations have areas that are susceptible to subterranean termite entry that vary with foundation type. After completing this course, you should be able to identify five basic building foundation types along with common subterranean termite entry points and treatment procedures for each type.

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INDIANA only - Termite Biology & Pest Identification

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Managing termites in structures requires some knowledge of their biology to understand how and why they do what they do and, also, how to stop them. After completing this course, you should be able to know the differences between termites and ants; know the differences between drywood and subterranean termites; recognize the termite castes and understand how they develop; and identify the drywood and subterranean termite pests that are most common in the United States.

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INDIANA only - The California Aeration Plan: Aeration without an SCBA

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** The California Aeration Plan, or CAP, was designed by the California pest management industry and regulators to provide the highest level of worker safety without the need of a self-contained breathing apparatus, or SCBA. An SCBA is not required at the start of aeration or for clearing of the structure, although it is still necessary for equipment failures and other emergencies.

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INDIANA only - The Insect Head

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** The insect body is divided into three segments: a head, thorax and abdomen. In this course, we examine the head, from the part of the nervous system that innervates it, to the eyes, antennae and mouthparts. After completing this course, you should be able to understand how insects perceive color and light, recognize different antennal types for insect identification, and see how insect mouth parts have evolved from a basic type based on function.

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INDIANA only - Understanding Pesticides: How They Work and May Affect You

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** After reviewing how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines pesticides, we delve into their different MODES OF ACTION. We then discuss the risks of exposure posed by different pesticide FORMULATIONS and the ROUTES OF EXPOSURE into the body. While explaining how pesticide TOXICITY is determined, we show how to find the information and communicate it to customers.

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INDIANA only - Wood-Boring Beetles

***DUE TO INDIANA STATE REQUIREMENTS, PRICING FOR THIS COURSE IS THE SAME FOR ALL CUSTOMERS. THIS COURSE IS NOT OFFERED WITH OTHER STATE CEUs AND WILL NOT EARN CEUs FOR OTHER STATES.  YOU MUST SELECT THIS COURSE TO EARN INDIANA CEUs.*** Wood-boring beetles are one of several groups of plant decomposers and are separated into non-reinfesting and reinfesting types. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the different wood-boring beetles, recognize signs of their activity, distinguish between active and inactive infestations and recommend the proper treatment method(s) for each.

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Integrated Pest Management and the Green Movement

***NARRATED COURSE*** Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a concept that has been ingrained into the structural pest management industry for a while. Even if a pest management professional (PMP) doesn't know what it is, they’ve probably heard of it. After completing this course, you should be familiar with the history of IPM in agriculture and structural pest management, be able to recognize the different control methods within IPM, as well as structure a “green” program to suit the specific needs of a customer.

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Common Spiders & Their Management

***NARRATED COURSE*** Of the many spider species that exist, those that actively hunt or spin webs are the most common in pest management. A very small percentage of species are medically important. After completing this course, you should be able to identify spiders that are common in and around structures, recognize which spiders are medically important, and know the different approaches to managing spiders that wander or build webs.

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Subterranean Termites & Building Foundations

***NARRATED COURSE*** Building foundations have areas that are susceptible to subterranean termite entry that vary with foundation type. After completing this course, you should be able to identify five basic building foundation types along with common subterranean termite entry points and treatment procedures for each type.

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Pesticide Storage, Transport & Disposal

***NARRATED COURSE*** Proper pesticide storage, transport and disposal prevents human and animal exposure, avoids environmental contamination and protects pesticides –all reducing a PMPs liability. After completing this course, you should be able to know how to store, transport and dispose of pesticides properly.

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Weed Management: The Herbicides

***READING-BASED COURSE*** To avoid killing the wrong plants and making highly visible mistakes, it pays to understand the herbicides first. This course explains the products, their uses and how they affect weeds.

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Rodent Biology, Behavior and Management

***NARRATED COURSE*** The commensal rodents are highly intelligent and adaptive pests that must be managed because of their ability to cause sickness and diseases. Understanding their behavior is the root of effective rodent management. After completing this course, you should be able to identify the commensal rodents and Peromyscus mice, recognize the diseases carried by pest rodents, understand how these rodents sense and navigate their environment and then recommend the proper management methods for each. 

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Insecticide Application: Equipment & Simple Calculations

***NARRATED COURSE*** The purpose of insecticide application equipment is safe and efficient insecticide application. After completing this course, you should be able to select the appropriate application equipment based on formulation or desired droplet size and calculate simple space treatment, exterior perimeter and broadcast applications.

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