This learning track contains a series of Web-based Training courses designed for the Pest Management Professionals that want to know more about controlling bees and wasps. The 6-course curriculum is available for online certification.
It is always necessary to be able to identify an insect before any type of treatment can be rendered. This program goes into some of the techniques used to identify the common household bees and wasps.
A bee that is never noticed until they are observed to be drilling holes in our customer’s home. This is another one of the fascinating bees and wasps that often become a part of our customer’s lives. Its unique feature is its ability to build nests in solid wood where it will raise its young. Another bee that rarely stings but creates much fear in homeowners because of its nest building habits. This program looks into those habits that are unique to the carpenter bee and outlines some control strategies to eliminate them from burrowing holes in our customers’ buildings.
While basically beneficial, these three insects may cause more pain to mankind because of their stinging habits than any other group of insects. This program explores their biology and habits. The three insects are both compared and contrasted in their habits. The proper methods for controlling each one is also outlined.
Another fascinating and beneficial insect in the group of household bees and wasps. This wasp is another that very rarely stings. It has very unique habits of building mud homes and stinging spiders for its young to feed upon. This program explores all of those interesting and unique habits as well as the simple means of controlling them when those occasional encounters with man are disturbing to homeowners.
This is another beneficial insect that can occasionally inspire fear in the homeowner and do so just because of their large size. These solitary ground dwellers can sometimes nest in large numbers causing a homeowner to panic. They look ferocious but very rarely sting. This program explains how they live and how they occasionally come in contact with man. Although sometimes hard to control this program also discusses the techniques used to control them.
The honey could be said to be one of the most beneficial insects to man in the entire insect world. They are key pollinators to many plants that are crucial to the survival of mankind. The honeybee also provides us food as well as ingredients that are used to make many products used by us. Unfortunately our two worlds occasionally collide and the out come from a honeybee string can be very serious. In this program you will learn about the living habits of the honeybee and techniques used to control them when that becomes necessary.