VPMA Master Technician Series: Termites in Central VA

Event Properties

Event Date 04-21-2020 8:00 am
Event End Date 04-21-2020 5:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 0
Cut off date 03-15-2020 5:00 pm
Location Henrico Government Complex Office - Human Services Building

When: April 21, 2020
Where: Henrico Extension Office, Henrico Government Complex - Human Services Building, 2nd floor, 8600 Dixon Powers Drive, Henrico, VA 23228
Cost: $190 VPMA Member/$315 Non Member

Master Technician: Termites
Dr. Dini Miller will walk participants through the identification of the major termite species. Each participant will use a reference collection of specimens and a taxonomic key to identify pest termites by their physical characteristics under a microscope. Termite biology and behavior will also be discussed.
Afternoon sessions will provide technicians with hands-on training in calculating liquid applications, calibrating application equipment, evaluating construction types, and application techniques. Lab sessions will be conducted outdoors each day, so please dress accordingly.

Master Technician Program
This program provides technicians with in-depth, hands-on training using state-of-the-art microscopes. The series of eight workshops investigate eight major pest groups – Ants, Bed bugs, Blood Feeders, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Rodents, and Pest Flies.

At the completion of each workshop, participants will receive a certificate designating them as a VPMA Master Pest Ants, Bed Bugs, Blood Feeders, Termites, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Flies or Rodents Technician, respectively. Once a technician has mastered at least four of the pest groups, special recognition will be made at the final workshop designating them as a Master Technician.

The lead trainer for the VPMA Master Technician program is Dr. Dini Miller, assisted by her graduate students and staff from the Dodson Urban Pest Management Laboratory at Virginia Tech.

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