This is the introductory course covering General Household Pests including ants, roaches, rodents, laws & regulations, flies, mosquitoes, and spill clean-up. Emphasis is on being able to perform pest management effectively and safely. This course is designed to benefit both people brand new to the industry and people with over 30 years of experience. Even experienced pest control operators are surprised by how much they learn.
This is the introductory course covering Termites and Wood destroying organisms. This course covers termite biology, product labels, laws & regulations, graphing, treatment techniques, slab types, treatment calculations, spill clean-up, and hands-on inspection of slab types & building elements. Emphasis is on being able to perform pest management effectively and safely. This course is designed to benefit both people brand new to the industry and people with over 30 years of experience. Even experienced pest control operators are surprised how much they learn.
Prerequisite: Must have completed the GHP Foundations Course This course builds on the GHP Foundations course and covers stinging insects, product labels, formulations, lice & ticks, rodents part II, fleas, laws and regulations part II, stored product/fabric pests, mites and bed bugs. By the end of this course, students have covered all critical topics that are required to know for the Florida Pest Control Certified Operator GHP exam.
This is Dr. Bobby Corrigan's 1-day lecture course. It is shorter that the 3-day Rodent Activity course and will not have the outdoor hands-on activities like in the 3-day course. The course covers the current hot topics in rodent control such as: Latest control methods Research into rodent behavior and biology Regulations and legal updates (i.e. 2nd generation rodenticide bans, etc.)
We are now bringing Dr. Bobby Corrigan's Rodent Academy to Florida! Rodent Academy is a specialized training event that provides attendees with in-depth knowledge of commensal rodent biology, behavior, and best management practices. Rodent Academy started 15 years ago in New York City. Small classes limited to 35 students per course. Learn how rodents affect people's health worldwide. Learn the biology and behavior of common pest rodents. Review the labels and regulations for commonly used rodenticides. Covers rodent control strategies for single-family, multi-family, and commercial structures. Take a field trip to analyze rodent issues at real life commercial buildings.
Prerequisite: Must have completed at least one Pest Management University (PMU) course to be eligible to attend Alumni days. This is an expert level annual course focusing on the latest science and developments in the pest management industry. The emphasis is on what is new in our industry to keep students on the cutting edge of their industry. Every year the curriculum is updated with the latest treatment methods, science, and research, new pest species, liability and regulatory issues, etc. Course will cover Termite, General Household Pests, Core, Business Development, and Lawn/Ornamental categories. CEU credit available for many states (email for details).
Prerequisite: Must have completed the Termite Foundations Course. This course builds on the Termite Foundations course and covers termite review with invasive species, measuring & graphing, laws & regulations part II, real-life liabilities in termite work, borate treatments, conducive conditions, wood-destroying beetles, wood-destroying fungi, and hands-on calculations. By the end of this course, students have covered all critical topics that are required to know for the Florida Pest Control Certified Operator Termite exam.
Prerequisite: None, but Termite Foundations is highly recommended. This course prepares students to perform WDO inspections (13645 inspections) as required by the state of Florida. This course covers: Biology of WDO's, laws & liabilities, review of required forms, hands-on inspection, how to properly complete the 13645 form, industry baselines, and all students will complete a full WDO inspection on the PMU Learning Laboratory. The Learning Laboratory is an 1800 square foot single family home with reportable evidence of over two-dozen WDOs present.
This course is designed to be an introduction to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Lawn and Ornamental Pests (L&O) in residential and commercial settings. Emphasis is on getting students capable of performing IPM safely and effectively. Topics covered include: Safety & PPE, Proper Measuring, Plant Health Care, Equipment Use & Calibration, Weeds, Turfgrass Anatomy & Maintenance Requirements, Turf Diseases, Product Rotation, Ornamental Diseases, and Ornamental Pests. Learn the biology of common L&O pests Review the labels of commonly used L&O products and learn about label updates Learn the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Understanding the requirements of FS 482 and 5E-14 as it relates to L&O Practice pest scouting and inspections and develop treatment strategies focused on IPM Do a vehicle inspection and spill drill with Paul Mitola from FDACS
Prerequisite: Must have completed the L & O Foundations Course. This course builds on the L & O Foundations course and covers a review of insect pests, plant nutritional deficiencies, laws and regulations, soil sampling, FDOT, application techniques, weed management, formulations, turf maintenance, product rotation, and fire ant management. By the end of this course, students have covered all critical topics that are required to know for the Florida Pest Control Certified Operator L & O exam.