The Illinois Pest Control Association presents the October 2022 virtual workshop! This 3-hour training is led by Michelle Wiesbrook, Dr. Sarah Hughson, Maria Restrepo-Turner, and Travis Cleveland. This workshop covers the following topics: Appropriate PPE for Women in Pest Control and Proper Launering of Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing, Understanding and Targeting Insect Pests: From Cockroaches to Woodboring Beetles, and Pesticide Handling, Mixing, and Measuring.
The training will start at 8:00 am CDT, so be sure you are logged in a few minutes early.
Credits pending in IL and IN.
To view the CEU approvals, visit this page.
A 100% refund will be available for the live event registration until the day of the event. No refund will be available on the day of the event. Refund requests can be made through GoToWebinar or by emailing email@example.com.
This virtual workshop will be hosted through GoToWebinar. Attendees can access this event through any computer, laptop, or mobile device. If you wish to attend using a mobile device, you must download the GoToWebinar app ahead of time. We recommend all users click HERE to launch a practice webinar to ensure your machine meets the minimum system requirements to attend this event.
If you are attending this event for continuing education credit/hours, please read the following guidelines carefully:
All live sessions are in Central Daylight Time (CDT)
8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. CDT
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. CDT
Appropriate PPE for Women in Pest Control and Proper Laundering of Pesticide-Contaminated Clothing
Michelle Wiesbrook and Maria Turner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A woman’s physique is different than a man's. Traditionally the practice with protectiveequipment was for a woman to purchase a size smaller to ensure a correct fit. Since womenand men are shaped differently, sizing down doesn't necessarily work. PPE that is too big canlead to tripping hazards and exposureissues with spray particles or drift entering gaps. Onceyour PPE is contaminated with pesticides, do you know how to properly clean it? Possibleconcerns (beyond sorting reds from whites) and recommended practices will be discussed.Learn the ins and outs of selecting, using, cleaning, and maintaining personal protectiveequipment and clothing in this engaging session as subject-matter experts Maria Turner andMichelle Wiesbrook help make PPE easier and safer to use.
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CDT
Understanding and Targeting Insect Pests: From Cockroaches to Woodboring Beetles
Sarah Hughson, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Use your understanding of insect biology to better target some key pests, includingcockroaches and woodboring beetles. Learn some quick identification characteristics for eachinsect, then we will focus on insect behavior and life history to determine the best locations andtiming to apply a treatment. This information can help you closely target your pest to ensurethe treatment reaches the vulnerable life stage of each insect pest.
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CDT
Pesticide Handling, Mixing, and Measuring
Travis Cleveland, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The use of any pest control product requires morethan just the knowledge of how a productcan be applied. You must also have a thorough understanding of how products should bemeasured, mixed, and how to properly handle pesticides. Don’t miss this informative sessionthat outlines the critical steps to product use that every PMP should know before applying pesticides
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.
Sarah Hughson, PhD–Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program
Sarah Hughson is an Extension Specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is an educator in the University of Illinois Pesticide Safety Education Program, specializing in entomology. Sarah provides information to professionals and the public on ornamental, turfgrass, agricultural and structural pest insects. She looks forward to working with pesticide applicators and operators to promote safe handling of pesticides and good Integrated Pest Management practices.
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 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.
Contact IPCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-678-6722
October 11-14, 2022
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