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49 - AFLC - Agriculture, Fishery and Livestock

AFLC 106 - Rodents Controlling Strategy (10 days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
AFLC 106 06 November 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
AFLC 106 18 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

This course focuses on the application and implementation of mice and rats control tactics (cultural methods, biological control, pesticides, host resistance) for management of mice and rats. After completing this course, students will be able to manage rats and mice populations more effectively as they will have a better understanding of the biology, behavior and habitat of rats and mice, contributing factors to infestation, effective ways of evaluating site-specific responses and strategies and effective communication strategies with the public to achieve lasting change and improvements. 

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the essential components of mice and rats controlling strategy systems
  • Forecasting and monitoring methods
  • Being familiar with biological, cultural and other non-chemical means of mice and rat control
  • Applying development and implementation of mice and rat controlling strategy programs

Who Should Attend?

  • City employees
  • Pest management professionals, municipals, universities and exterminating personnel involved in the rats and mice control programs
  • Building owners, landlords and restaurant operators.

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Rodents
  • House mouse
  • Rats
  • Sylvan rodents

Day 2

  • Detection
  • Urine
  • Smudges or rub marks
  • Gnawing marks
  • Droppings
  • Pet excitement
  • Runways
  • Tracks

Day 3

  • Sanitation
  • Exclusion
  • Trapping
  • Trigger traps
  • Cage traps
  • Glue boards
  • Noise and electrical devices
  • Rodenticides

Day 4

  • Tracking powders
  • Fumigants
  • Rodent competition
  • Resistance to rodenticides
  • Rodenticide safety precautions

Day 5

  • Legislation relevant to those involved in public health pest control
  • Storage and transport of pesticides
  • Biology, behavior and control of rats & mice

Day 6

  • Control of other vertebrate pests including birds, rabbits, foxes, squirrels, moles and feral cats
  • Public health insect pest biology and control including cockroaches, ants, wasps, flies, biting insects, stored product insects and etc

Day 7

  • Pesticide application equipment
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Choice and use of insecticide and rodenticide formulations
  • New developments in active ingredients, formulations and application techniques

Day 8

  • Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of damage caused
  • The degree and source of the infestation
  • The legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rabbits and mice

Day 9

  • The lifestyle, habits and habitats of rats and mice
  • Effective control program for rats and mice
  • The most appropriate methods of rat and mouse control

Day 10

  • The effect rodent control can have on the environment
  • Ensuring risks to non-target animals are minimized