Pest Control in Food Premises – Advanced Level

Course Duration: 3 Days

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  • Social need for pest control
  • Benefits of being a pest controller
  • Range of pest control services
  • Why safety is so important
  • Definitions and jargon
  • Pesticide categories and formulations
  • Protective equipment

 

  1. Pesticides – Health & Safety
  • Commonly used pesticides
  • Categories of pesticides
  • Safer pesticides formulations
  • Government registration
  • Registered pesticides labels
  • Pesticides measuring & mixing rates
  • MSDS

 

  1. Pest Control Equipment:
  • Protective equipment
  • Overalls
  • Gloves
  • Respirators
  • Mechanical application equipment
  • Sprayers
  • Fogging Machines
  • Bait station

 

  1. Pesticides Formulations
  • Liquid concentrates
  • Emulsifiable concentrates
  • Wet table powders
  • Rodenticide baits
  • Cockroach baits
  • Other pest baits

 

  1. Rodents
  • Species
  • Distinguishing features
  • Rodent senses
  • Physical abilities
  • Rodent life cycle
  • Types of rodenticides
  • Bait stations
  • Signs of infestation

 

  1. Cockroaches
  • Species
  • Life cycle
  • Common breeding sites
  • Habitat areas
  • Chemicals control
  • Non chemicals controls
  • Sanitation

 

  1. Flies
  • Species
  • Common habitat
  • Breeding areas
  • Preferred feeding habits
  • Life cycle
  • Chemicals controls
  • Pesticides permitted
  • Physical controls

 

  1. Ants
  • Species
  • Features
  • Life cycle
  • Ant behavior
  • Common breeding sites
  • Chemicals controls
  • Pesticides permitted

 

  1. Stored product pests
  • Species
  • Impact on food industries
  • Inspection techniques
  • Chemical control
  • Non – chemical methods
  • Physical controls

 

  1. Birds
  • Pigeons
  • Starlings
  • Other birds
  • Diseases
  • Permitted chemical controls
  • Non- chemical methods
  • Bird proofing option
  • Bird shooting
  • Bird capture

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