Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Classes for General House Pest Control (GHP), Termite and Core     

 

 

by Dr. John Warner, Ph.D. Entomology, University of Florida

 

Welcome to CEUHome.com, your Source for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the Florida Pest Control Industry. 

Because this website is new, we are only offering a few basic classes right now for General House Pest Control (GHP) and Termite categories, along with Core units. We plan to be offering more classes soon.

These classes are offered by me, Dr. John Warner, PhD entomology from the University of Florida. I have been working at the University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (FLREC) for 20 years. I have owned and operated a pest control company since 2000, and worked for both universities and companies in Urban and Agricultural pest management since 1975.  The classes that I am offering at CEUHome.com reflect my education, research and experience in the pest control industry. I hope that you will find these classes both educational and interesting. If you have questions or suggestions for future topics for classes, you can reach me at CEUHomeInfo@gmail.com.

Since we are new, the classes and their corresponding CEUs are presently being offered at discounted prices (see below)

 

About Our Classes

Our new classes allow you to pay online and download your attendance certificate from within the course. They do require that you create a CEUHome.com log-in, but once the account has been created you can use it for all your  CEUHome.com CEUs...forever!

All courses are Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service (FDACS) approved for CEU credit.

 

Choose available classes to the right >>>>

 

NOTE: If anything is not working as it should, be patient and contact me at CEUHomeInfo@gmail.comAll will be made right! 

You can choose to take a class that you have already taken in a previous year as a review; you will get valid CEUs.

 

Class length:

50 minutes x 2 CEUs = 100 minutes for each class.

In other words, a 2-CEU class will take (by law) a minimum of 100 minutes to complete. You are free to take a longer time; there is no rush, but you will not be able to take the quiz until you complete the 100 minute minimum.

 

If you need to exit a module before completion, you will be able to resume where you left off by returning to the website, to the class you selected and click on: RESUME THE CLASS. We recommend completing the class in one session. Bookmark this website to facilitate your return. Contact me at CEUHomeInfo@gmail.com for any issues. I will reply ASAP.

 

Cost:

We are offering each 2-unit class for only $20 (after the discount). Most other online classes are more expensive! The actual cost for each 2-unit class is $25, but when you go to the payment page, after entering your credit card info, use the following coupon code (no spaces):     FIRSTCODE

 

CLICK ONLY ONCE FOR EACH PAYMENT OR YOU WILL BE CHARGED TWICE!! Please wait a few seconds until the payment is processed!

If  are charged twice, that means you accidentally clicked the payment twice. Send an email to CEUHomeInfo@Gmail.com and I will refund one charge, but it will take about 5 days to appear in your bank account, so Please be careful and do not click twice!

 

You will automatically receive an email receipt showing the payment.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL.

Sponsor for all courses: Shalom Pest Control, Inc., Shalompest.com.

 

Reviews: I have already received some excellent reviews for these classes, which I will soon post here. Please send me your comments! My email: CEUHomeInfo@Gmail.com. Thanks!

 

Note: "...anyone completing this course under someone else’s name or applicator number is committing fraud and can be penalized accordingly." -FDACS.                                 Using this website indicates that you agree to this and all FDACS rules.

 

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Classes Available.

Core - A Brief History of Pest Control with an introduction to toxicology

This class presents a brief survey of pest control methods and techniques throughout history from the 1800’s to modern integrated pest management. An introduction to toxicology provides students with the concept that different substances and concentrations have different toxic levels as well as defining some important terms to assist in communicating with the public about chemicals used in the pest control industry. You must complete 100 minutes in order to be able to download the Attendance Form.

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Core - The Insect Orders: an introduction to taxonomy

This class presents a brief survey of insect taxonomy, starting with Carl Linnaeus, "The Father of Modern Taxonomy", a general description of the characteristics of insects, including life-cycle descriptions, followed by examples of the insects orders that are important to the pest control industry including GHP and wood-destroying organism concerns.

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GHP - The Bigheaded Ant: biology and control

The bigheaded ant (BHA, Pheidole megacephala) has been a pest in southern Florida for many years, and according to reports by pest control operators, it is becoming an even more pervasive nuisance as it displaces other ants, such as the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta). This class describes the BHA, where it lives, its life cycle, the concerns it raises with homeowners, and control methods.

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GHP - White-Footed Ant Biology and Control

The white-footed ant (WFA), Technomyrmex difficilis Forel, an invasive species from SE Asia, has become an important pest ant in Florida. This class examines WFA biology and control practices to assist PCOs to identify and control this pest ant. Similar ants found in Florida are described to help avoid confusing them with the WFA. You must complete 100 minutes in order to be able to download the Attendance Form.

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Termite - Preparing for Wood-destroying Organism Inspections

The basic concepts of doing an inspection for wood-destroying organisms (WDO) will be discussed, including identifying and distinguishing between drywood and subterranean termites, and beetles. Safety equipment and other tools needed to perform inspections will be examined. Appropriate principles and techniques for thorough termite inspections will be covered with actual examples. This class is an introduction and will only cover the general aspects of a WDO inspection, not the specifics of a “Wood-Destroying Organisms Inspection Report, Sec. 482.226, Florida Statutes,” which will be covered in a future class. You must complete 100 minutes in order to be able to download the Attendance Form.

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Termite - Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections: The WDO Report

The wood-destroying organisms (WDO) inspection report is discussed in detail, including all aspects of Florida Statutes CHAPTER 482, section 482.226 and Florida Administrative Code Rule 5E-14.142, that are of concern. The report is broken down into sections and each section is examined in detail, explaining what the inspector needs to do. This class also examines who can legally do WDO reports, the training they need, and all other requirements.

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