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Pest Control Operators course offered Dec. 7

Nov 15, 2016

Jefferson County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course Dec. 7 for commercial pesticide applicators.

The program is offered at office locations across Iowa through the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program. The local attendance site for the Dec. 7 CIC is Jefferson County Extension and Outreach in Fairfield.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by sessions from 9-11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $60 on or before Nov. 30, and $70 after Nov. 30. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Colleen Matson at the Jefferson County ISU Extension office at 472-4166.

The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7A (General Household Pest), 7B (Termite), 8 (Public Health), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). The course will cover bed bug, ant, rodent and termite control while emphasizing ways to reduce human exposure in sensitive locations.

Presenters include Eric Benson of Clemson University and Fred Whitford of Purdue University.

Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through PSEP can be accessed at www.extension.iastate.edu/PSEP.

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