Science-Based Pest Control
Aristotle once said, "The whole is greater than the summer of its parts." That saying describes the destructive potential of a termite colony well. Individually, these tiny insects may not seem menacing. However, if left unchecked, a colony of termites can damage (and sometimes destroy) homes, office buildings, wooden fences, decks, woodpiles, and other cellulose containing items.
The following course provides a foundation for anyone interested in termite biology and behavior. The course will discuss:
- A high-level introduction to build appreciation for this group of insects
- A general overview of termite biology and behavior
- A more focused discussion on the three broad groups of termites and one invasive species
- Evidence to look for and best practices when performing termite inspections
- A quick look at the broad categories of control options available
Learners taking this course will self-guide through a series of video lectures with audio and closed captioning, short assessments, a reading and comprehension section, and test their knowledge with a 10-question quiz. Participants who complete the course successfully will be awarded a unique certificate that can be used to show knowledge and growth to progress their career.