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The Pest Management Career Training Course 

This course can be used for:

  • Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York.
  • New York recertification credits.
  • Apprenticeship training for new employees.
  • Category-specific credits for Applicators wishing to add more categories.
  • Category-specific credits for license upgrade.

 

For new students, this course consists of classroom lectures and 2 exams.  (more…)

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Description

  1. The deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) also know as the black-legged tick is found throughout the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, and some areas of the Southwest.
  2. Deer ticks are the primary vector for a variety of diseases including Lyme disease, babesiosis, and anaplasmosis.
  3. Over the past 10 years 100,000+ cases of disease transmitted by deer ticks have been reported. Deer tick populations continue to increase leading to increased risk of contradicting a tick-borne disease. As a consequence, there is an increased demand for effective deer tick control programs in both residential and recreational areas.

Deer ticks are parasites and must feed on blood to survive and reproduce. They begin their life as tiny eggs, which hatch into sexually immature larvae about the size of a grain of sand. The mobile stages of this pest climb onto foliage or structures such as fences or buildings where they wait for potential hosts to pass by. The larval ticks infest small animals, such as mice or birds. Over several days they take a blood meal until engorged and drop off the host, usually into leaf litter or thatch. The engorged larvae mold into sexually immature, eight-legged nymphs about the size of a poppy seed. These nymphs then take a blood meal, on a larger host such as a squirrel or rabbit, feeding for four or five days. The nymphs drop off their host and eventually molt into a sexually mature eight-legged adult. The adult ticks latch onto a large mammal such as a deer where they mate. The females subsequently attach and feed for about a week, drop off and lay eggs. This cycle can take two years with peak activity occurring in different seasons. From a public health perspective, it is most important to control the nymph stage since 90% of all Lyme disease cases are due to bites from this life stage.

Management: Ticks require a moist environment to survive and thus are most often found in wooded areas. Ticks can frequently be abundant in suburban edge habitats, in stone walls, fences, and even in lawns, so treatment for deer ticks involves treating broad areas.

Some simple steps can be taken to reduce the potential for ticks bites.

  1. Keep vegetation cut low
  2. Apply tick repellents to clothing
  3. Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts when frequenting places where ticks may hide.
  4. Wear light colored clothing to make personal inspection for ticks easier

Timing is critical when treating for ticks, as nymphs are most abundant from June to August. This is the time when people are more frequently outdoors enjoying their years. Focus on targeting larvae and nymphs in the spring and summer with granular treatments. Treat using Talstar® Extra Granular Insecticide Featuring VergeTM Granule Technology at 2.3lbs per 1,000 ft.2. From September through October use liquids such as Triple Crown T&O Insecticide applied at 0.46 – 0.8 fl. oz. per 1,000 ft2 to target adult ticks. Make treatments to areas where ticks are seen on harbor including; on foliage, fencing, tall grasses, overgrown areas, perimeter of homes where ticks may overwinter (under siding or landscaping). Remember adult ticks climb up to more easily attach to a host passing by.

If adult ticks have already been found on the property, it is best to treat the entire yard with a liquid application to knock down the infestation. Triple Crown T&O Insecticide applied at 0.46 – 0.8 fl. oz. per 1,000 ft2 or Talstar® Professional applied at 0.5 – 1.0 fl. oz. per 1,000 ft2 will knock down tick infestations. Be sure to treat buffer areas adjacent to wooded areas, and spray fences and building siding where ticks are known to hide. A follow up application can be made with Talstar® Extra Verge granular insecticide at a rate of 2.3 lbs per 1,000 ft2. (100 pounds per acre) to further control the current infestation and prevent re-infestation.

A good reference for deer ticks is the “Tick Management Handbook” developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, which can be found at the link below.

http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/special_features/tickhandbook.pdf

References
Photo Courtesy: CDC.Gov http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/transmission/index.html

Always read and follow label directions

Do not exceed more than 0.4lbs of Bifenthrin per acre per year.

FMC, FMC logo, Talstar, Triple Crown are registered trademarks of FMC Corporation. Verge is a trademark of Oil-Dri Corporation of America. ©2016 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Mosquitoes: Best Management Practices

Description

 Mosquitoes belong to the insect order Diptera (flies)
 Over 170 species in the U.S. with three important genera: Culex, Anopheles, and Aedes  Undergo complete metamorphosis: egg, larva, pupa, adult
 Require water for eggs, larval, and pupal development
 Only females take blood meals from their hosts, but both will feed on sugar from nectar

 Adults typically live for up to 14 days, but females can over-winter as adults

Mosquitoes may transmit diseases such as:

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The key to success in any termite job is to follow these principles:

  • Choose appropriate products and follow label directions to the letter.
  • Keep up-to-date with your state regulations.
  • Follow personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Carry a spill kit, and have a first-aid kit on hand.
  • Use the right equipment, and always invest in the highest quality tools you can afford.
  • Don’t forget your tool-repair kits, extension cords, cleanup materials and a drill interrupter.
  • Maintain the correct pressure when performing subsoil applications.
  • Calibrate your equipment so you maintain the proper flow rate.
  • Treat all access points, and space your drill holes properly so you ensure an uninterrupted barrier.
  • Incorporate foaming in your program.
  • Use as many treatment options as practical, such as subsoil, direct wood and gallery treatments, void applications, and baiting systems, among others.

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endoscope

Endoscope with snapshot and video function. For inspection of hard-to-reach areas and inaccessible cavities (drains, wall voids, etc.). Images are transmitted via Wi-Fi to tablets, phones and PCs. Variable light intensity at tip, 40″ flexible gooseneck. Comes with flashlight and plastic carry case. 4 AA batteries not included. $140.00.

miscope
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Race for the Bait

NYS DEC Credits: 7A – 2.0, 7F – 2.0, 8 – 2.0

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As see in the May edition of Pest Management Professional Magazine’s online publication

More research is done on termites than on any other pest. There’s always something new to learn about this enigmatic creature. That’s why we must always stay on top of the latest information. We can’t afford to be complacent about what we’ve learned, because our knowledge base changes so quickly. Never take termite control for granted.

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TrueTech 2000

True Tech 2000 Power Cart. 2-gallon compressed air sprayer with compressor mounted on rugged utility cart. Choose from dry foam, wet foam or liquid applications. Great for small fly control in drains; foaming in voids; termite treatments; and borate applications on bare wood. Trigger is attached to a 5-foot hose. Comes with additional 15-foot hose, liquid and foam tips and extension wand which stretches from 24″ to 44″.

 

PenaShield

Penashield. Fungicide, Termiticide and wood preservative. Kills and prevents wood decay fungi, termites, carpenter ants, wood-boring beetles and other wood-destroying insects. A ready-to-use version of Boracare. Contains 8.5% DOT. Apply only to bare, dry, unfinished wood. One gallon covers 150-250 sf of wood surface area. Always apply 2 coats.

 

ER 22 

ER-22 EcoRaider Concentrate. Natural, botanical, ready-to-use 25(b)-exempt insecticide concentrate. Fast acting and offers residual protection. Child and pet friendly. Great for crawling insects, especially bed bugs and ants. For indoor and outdoor use. Mix one-to-one for bed bug control; five-to-one for ants and other crawling insects.

TBS monitoring station 

TBS Monitoring Stations are back in stock!

  

New Promo

      

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EcoRaider pints, EcoRaider gallons, ER-22 Concentrate. Buy one case, receive a free additional container. While supplies last.

Existing Promos

ssentria broadcast insecticide

Buy 1 case, get 1 case free. While supplies last

 

 

FTP Fly Machine

FTP 30 Fly Machine. 

Bait Button
Bait Buttons

 

Prikka Stripsbird spikes

Prikka Strips.      Bird Spikes.

Buy any 4, get an additional one free. Through June 30, 2016

Cento Fly Machine

   Luralite Cento. Buy 3, get an additional one free. Through June 30, 2016

 

Ending Promos

Tempo SC Ultra 240ml

Tempo SC 240ml. $4.00 off per bottle. Through 5/31/16

quantum bait

Quantum Ant Bait 120gm. $2.00 off per tube. Through 5/31/16

 

Suspend SC 

   Suspend SC pints @ $35.00 per bottle. While supplies last.

Temprid SC (logo) 

  Temprid SC 400 ml @ $90.00 per bottle. While supplies last.

First Strike Bait

   First Strike 16 lb. @ $97.00 per pail. While supplies last.

 vendetta plus

 

Vendetta Plus: $7.00 off per case. While supplies last.

Advion cockroach 

 

  Advion Roach Gel. $15.00 off per case. While supplies last.

 Maxforce Select

 

Maxforce Select. $20.00 off per case. While supplies last

 Maxforce Magnum

 Maxforce Magnum. $15.00 off per case. While supplies last

kills bedbugs aerosol

  Kills Bed Bugs Plus @ $35.00 per case. While supplies last.

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EcoVia CA25(b), Minimum-risk, botanical, contact and residual aerosol. Good flush, knockdown and kill. Use in cracks and crevices, voids, spot treatments and space sprays. For indoor and outdoor use. Pleasant herbal scent.  For a variety of crawling and flying insects.

Nibor DVersatile insecticide/fungicide borate powder can be used as a dust, soluble liquid, foam or mop solution. Can be applied indoors, outdoors, down drains and in sewers. Labeled for roaches, ants, crickets, flies, fleas and occasional invaders. Also labeled for use on bare wood to control mildew, fungus and wood-destroying insects.

DSVBroad-spectrum disinfectant, sanitizer, viricide, mildewstat, fungicide and deodorizer. Concentrated formula is mixed 2 ounces per gallon of water and applied by spraying, soaking, foaming, fogging or mopping. Also kills small flies in drains on contact.

Niban FG5% boric acid fine granular bait for indoor-outdoor use. Broad spectrum: ants, roaches, crickets, silverfish, earwigs, slugs and snails.

dominantReady-to-use .47oz liquid ant bait stations contain 5.4% borax. Controls most species of ant (except pharaoh, carpenter, fire and harvester). Can be used indoors and out.

foam freshReady-to-use bio-remedial foam aerosol eliminates organic-based odors and organic buildup. The foam encapsulates odor molecules. Breaks down gunk on surfaces, drains, mops and garbage receptacles, urinals and lockers.

 

Existing Promos

Tempo SC Ultra 240mlTempo SC 240ml. $4.00 off per bottle. Through 5/31/16

quantum baitQuantum Ant Bait 120gm. $2.00 off per tube. Through 5/31/16

 

 

   Suspend SCSuspend SC pints @ $35.00 per bottle. While supplies last.

 

  Temprid SC (logo)Temprid SC 400 ml @ $90.00 per bottle. While supplies last.

   First Strike BaitFirst Strike 16 lb. @ $97.00 per pail. While supplies last.

 

 

vendetta plusVendetta Plus: $7.00 off per case. While supplies last.   Advion cockroachAdvion Roach Gel. $15.00 off per case. While supplies last.

Maxforce SelectMaxforce Select. $20.00 off per case. While supplies last

Maxforce MagnumMaxforce Magnum. $15.00 off per case. While supplies last

kills bedbugs aerosolKills Bed Bugs Plus @ $35.00 per case. While supplies last.

career Course

Pest Control and the Protection of Food and Public Health

2-Session Course. Prepare for the 7A, 7F and Category 8 exams.  Recertification credits for 7A, 7F and 8. Eligibility course for license upgrade.

 

DATES:           Session #1:     Tuesday, April 26, 2016                  Session #2:   Thursday, April 28, 2016

LOCATION:     The Career Training Center, 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10032

TIME:              8:30 am to 6:00 pm

CREDITS:       Session #1:    7A: 6.00,  7F: 6.50,  8: 6.00            Session #2:   7A: 7.00,  7F: 5.50,  8: 6.00

COST:             Entire Course:                $240.00                           Individual Sessions:      $125.00 each         

                        7A & 7F Manuals:    $49.00 each                            Category 8 Manual: $39.00

Payment is final

 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of this event, you will not receive a certificate.  Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Click here for complete information and to register online

 

Food Safety Training

The Pest Management Career Training Course

Required training for those wishing to become licensed in New York. New York recertification credits. Apprenticeship training for new employees.

Category-specific credits for Applicators wishing to add more categories. Category-specific credits for license upgrade.

 

DATES:               April 23, May 7, 21, June 4, 11, 2016

TIME:                  8:30 am to 6:00 pm

LOCATION:         The Career Training Center 1085 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032

COST:                 Entire course, including manuals:               $598.00             Individual recertification sessions for PCOs:     $125.00

Payment is final

 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. Under no circumstances will registration be allowed at the door.

Note: If you arrive late or leave early for the training portion of this event, you will not receive a certificate.  Persons without photo ID may not sign the roster or be issued a course certificate.

Click here for complete information and to register online