IPM Experience House is a new training facility designed to provide hands-on training experiences for pest management professionals (PMPs) doing structural pest control in Texas. Phase I of the facility is nearly complete and has been financially supported by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Texas pest control industry. Phase II fundraising is ongoing. To learn more about how you can support IPM Experience House, click here. Staffing and curriculum development for the house is being overseen by integrated pest management specialists based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas.
Phase One of the project involved the remodel and redesign of a former dormitory at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center. Phase Two of the project will involve construction of a nearby, covered pavilion and equipment storage area. The pavilion will provide outdoor space for real and simulated pesticide applications, emergency response training and additional demonstrations on building design.
For which important urban insect pest did 70% of pest control companies get more calls last year? For which pest are 88% of pest management professionals (PMPs) confident that control options are better than they were five years ago? For what pest do nearly 2/3 of companies have callback rates of 4% or less? According… Read More →
Yesterday’s IPM House training was designed for new technicians, but that didn’t stop a few seasoned veterans from turning out. Experience in pest control ranged from just a few days on the job to 30 years, making for a very diverse class. Anita Woessner, Affordable Pest Control of Denton, TX, brought in a termite ridden… Read More →