We are please to offer three courses for pest management professionals this November and December at IPM Experience House. All IPM House classes provide a mix of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice.
The PMP Toolbox
Successful pest control requires being familiar with the tools of the trade. Tools of the Trade: Equipment and Materials for Pest Control, is a new class to be offered on November 8. This class will provide an overview of essential pest control tools, how they work, how to use them, and how to maintain them. We will also cover exclusion materials and techniques for pest proofing. All topics will be covered from the perspective of Integrated pest management (IPM) and new technologies will be discussed. This will be an excellent class for both new and seasoned technicians. Guest trainers include Randall Kennedy, with Dallas Fort Worth Wildlife Control, and Greg Orr with B&G Equipment Company.
This is a one-day class that runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Certificates will be given for 7 hours of verifiable classroom training for apprentices. Up to 3 Structural CEU credits will be awarded. Lunch is provided. Cost is $60 preregistration. Click here to register today, class size is limited.
We are proud to offer Rodent Academy for the third year in a row with Dr. Bobby Corrigan. Rodent Academy is in demand across the U.S. and this is your only Texas opportunity to take it. The course is intended for pest management professionals, municipalities, universities, public schools, and food safety personnel involved in the rodent control programs.
This year’s course will be held December 17-19. In addition to Dr. Corrigan, we will have distinguished presenters Dr. Claudia Riegel, from the City of New Orleans, Travis Gates with ABC Home and Commercial Services in Dallas, Scott Smith with Bell Laboratories, as well as the IPM House faculty, Dr. Mike Merchant and Janet Hurley. If your company does rodent control or exclusion, or would like to expand into this lucrative area, you’ll want to sit in on this fascinating three days of lecture and hands-on activities.
Note that Rodent Academy will be held in a new location this year. While still at the Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas campus, we have moved into the classroom located in the new Water Education building on the north end of the main parking lot. Check the map on the registration page for directions. Cost for the three-day class is $300, lunches and snacks included.
If you’ve been a pest control professional for five years or more and would like to be recognized by your peers and your customers for your hard work and professionalism, consider the Associate Certified Entomology program. This program is available to qualified professionals who can pass a certification exam. The ACE Prep class is an intensive one-and-a-half day class designed to help prepare you to take the ACE exam.
The ACE Prep class is really for three kinds of people. It’s for young professionals starting out who would like a succinct overview of the science of entomology and pest control. It’s for the ACE candidate who has studied hard on their own and just wants a final “cram” and confidence booster before the exam. And it’s for anyone interested in preparing for the ACE exam, but who isn’t sure how best to study. If you fall in this last category the ACE Prep class is just the thing to orient you to what to study, and get you pumped up to hit the books.
This year’s ACE Prep class will be held in the Healthy Living Building Classroom (formerly the Education Building) on December 12-13. Lunch is provided. Cost for the two-day class is $100. Mark your calendar now; registration is coming soon.