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WSU Entomology Extension Structural Pest IPM

Pest Management Professional Hands-On Workshops


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All courses will be held at the Allmendinger Center, WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center, 2606 W Pioneer Way.  View Driving Directions

February 19, 2020 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | 3 WSDA credits

Ticks and Wasps of Washington

Living in the Pacific Northwest is great, isn’t it?  Whether you live in an urban or rural environment there are arthropods that bite or sting.  Does the very mention of ticks and wasps cause you or your clients anxiety?  Proper identification is key for successful management.

Megan Asche, WSU Entomology, will discuss identification and life histories of commonly found Washington wasps.  Dr. Elizabeth Dykstra, Washington Department of Health, Public Health Entomologist, will provide the latest on ticks and tick-vectored diseases found in Washington.  Learning to properly identify these fear-inducing arthropods will lead to successful management and reduce pesticide misuse.

March 23, 2020 | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | 3 WSDA credits

Managing Commensal Rodents and Other Wildlife

PMP’s encounter all sorts of vertebrate pests including rats, house mice, birds and tree squirrels.  Stephen Vantassel will discuss management strategies for vertebrate pests including the use of rodenticides, traps, structural modifications, and other techniques.

Stephen M. Vantassel (Certified Wildlife Control Professional, ACE) is the Vertebrate Pest Specialist for the Montana Department of Agriculture.  He owned a wildlife damage control company in Springfield, MA.  He has also published several books including The Wildlife Removal Handbook Rev. edition,  The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook, 3rd edition, and The National Wildlife Control Training Program (vols 1-2), along with scores of articles on wildlife damage management related topics.

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