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BIOLOGY AND CONTROL OF VECTORS AND PUBLIC HEALTH PESTS: THE IMPORTANCE OF
ID: 1627
Category: EHS-Environmental Health Services
Dates: 6/24/14-6/26/14
Location: Tucson, AZ
Description: This three day course was developed in recognition of the growing number of vector borne diseases adversely affecting major populations and the desire of the environmental health professional and other interested individuals to learn and understand the biology of insect and rodent pests. The course workshops involve a classroom lecture and group discussion on the biology of insects and rodents of public health significance effective physical and chemical insect and rodent control methods [including integrated pest and sanitation management] and insect and rodent-borne diseases of public health significance, including possible bioterror agents. Topics of focus also include bed bug biology and management, arthropod-borne diseases, health effects of pesticides, structural pests, and mosquito management. A field exercise will allow the application of the information provided in the classroom. Who should attend: IHS and tribal field staff interested in understanding the biology and control of insects and rodents of public health importance. Course length: 3 days. Continuing Education Units: Available from the National Environmental Health Association
Learning Outcomes: Learning Objectives: To increase the knowledge level of environmental health professionals by providing basic training and resource information and to increase their confidence and competence level on: • The identification, biology, and control of insects and rodents of public health importance when addressing pest infestations. • Commonly used insecticides in the control of insects of public health importance when addressing approved use of insecticides. • Commonly used rodenticides in the control of rodents of public health importance when addressing approved use of rodenticides. • Integrated pest management [IPM] techniques in the control of insects and rodents of public health importance when advising or monitoring the use of IPM techniques. • Understanding zoonotic diseases of public health importance that are transmissible to humans from insects and rodents and the associated risks of transmission to humans.
Prerequisites: None
Instructors: Natl Environmental Hlth Assoc  
Agenda File: IPM_Tucson_June_2014_Course Agenda_Hotel Information.pdf
CEU: 2 - Must Attend Entire Session
Status: Completed