This Pest Academy Workshop training will consist of three 1-hour sessions that qualify for 3 total hours of structural pest control credit in ILLINOIS and INDIANA. The presenter for this training will be Michelle Wiesbrook, Maria Restrepo-Turner, Travis Cleveland and Dr. Phil Nixon. Topics covered include workplace safety and PPE, pesticide handling, carpenter ants and powerpost beetles.
The training will start at 8:15 am CDT, so be sure you are logged in a few minutes early.
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8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CDT
Workplace Safety and PPE
Michelle Wiesbrook and Maria Turner
Using and maintaining the right personal protection equipment not only reduces accidents on the job, but it also produces happy employees while reducing business costs. The key to establishing and maintaining an effective safety program is to build the right culture. Learn the ins and outs of using, cleaning, and maintaining personal protection equipment and workplace safety in this engaging session as subject-matter experts Maria Turner and Michelle Wiesbrook deliver a formula for safety success in the workplace.
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CDT
Pesticide Handling, Mixing, and Measuring
The use of any pest control product requires more than just the knowledge of how a product can be applied. You must also have a thorough understanding of how products should be measured, mixed, and how to properly handle pesticides. Don’t miss this informative session that outlines the critical steps to product use that every PMP should know before applying pesticides.
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CDT
Carpenter Ants and Powderpost Beetles
Dr. Phil Nixon
Carpenter ants and powderpost beetles are much less damaging as wood-destroying insects than termites, but they frequently cause significant wood damage and are required to be reported on WDI inspection forms. Learn to recognize evidence of hidden damage and whether an infestation is active. Develop an ability to identify these insects and recognize situations that make an attack by these insects more likely.
Michelle Wiesbrook – Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program
Michelle Wiesbrook has been an Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program for nearly 20 years. Her area of expertise is Weed Science. In addition to providing safety information to all users of pesticides in the state, she provides expertise and outreach in weed identification and control as well as herbicide drift injury.
Maria Restrepo-Turner – Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program
Maria Restrepo-Turner is an Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program. She provides subject matter training in pesticide safety and integrated pest management. She also has expertise in organic pest control.
Travis Cleveland – Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program
Travis Cleveland is an Extension Specialist with the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program. He has been in his current position since 2011. Travis provides educational information on plant pathology, as well as the effective, economical, and environmentally sound use of pesticides.
Dr. Phil Nixon – Entomologist (Retired), University of Illinois Extension
Dr. Phil Nixon has degrees from Lincoln Land Community College, Southern Illinois University, and Kansas State University. As a retired entomologist with the University of Illinois Extension, Dr. Nixon had statewide responsibilities for pesticide safety education and the integrated pest management of landscape and structural insect pests. He has over 40 years of experience working with Structural Pest Management Professionals.
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