Termites: Beyond the Basics
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Participants will go beyond the basics and explore what termites do in their daily life, how they communicate, do they get sick like we do? how do they survive? what happens when they die? because the answers to these questions will give you the answers on how to develop an effective treatment protocol. The lecture and laboratory practice emphasize classification, identification, social systems, and the diverse roles termites play in ecosystems. The hands-on section will expose participants to different treatment methods, equipment and proper PPE. The course will also cover principles of integrated pest management and its components, including effective customer education and communication.
FEATURED PRESENTER: Dr. Michael Waldvogel, Entomologist NC State University
Dr. Waldvogel is the Extension Associate Professor/Specialist with the Department of Entomology and Plant pathology at North Carolina State University where he has served on the faculty since 1989. He is responsible for the management of structural, industrial and community pests including termites, cockroaches, ants, bed bugs, rodents, flies, mosquitoes and ticks. He is the instructor for the NC Certification course, the NC Termite School, as well as many other courses. Dr. Waldvogel brings years of hands-on experience in termite biology, structural construction for termite treatments as well as a sense of humor. This is a course you don’t want to miss.
Suggested training for this course is the completion of the NC Termite Technician Training Workshop conducted by NC State University due, however, it is not required. Anyone that hasn’t completed this course and is interested can view the description and register through the NC State University website at https://reporter.ncsu.edu/link/courseview?courseID=CALS-SPMC-TTP&deptName=CALS.