EPA Pest management webinars
A continuation of our popular 2019 rodent series featuring international rodent expert, Dr. Bobby Corrigan of RMC Consulting, who will address the bio-contamination hazards (allergens, pathogens) produced by rodent infestations and their public health threats. He is followed by environmental health expert Andrew Ruiz, from the CDC will identify the specific pathogens associated with rodent feces and urine and their potential public health risks. The presentation concludes with industry expert, Douglas Seemann who will discuss the steps you can take to minimize the health risks posed during post-infestation clean-ups. He will specify specific disinfectants and application equipment for decontaminating rodent infestations. The three presenters will conclude the webinar with a live Q & A, followed by the opportunity for PMPs from many states to earn CEUs from their state providers.
An addition to our outreach on IPM for tree pests, this webinar will review the two main classes of scale insects – armored and soft. Most shade trees, fruit trees and ornamental shrubs are subject to scale insect infestation and damage. They feed on the sap of plants and a large population can weaken, damage, and even kill a plant. Proper identification is critical to making informed control decisions and maintaining good tree health is equally important in preventing scale infestations. Join us to learn how to detect and identify scale. Hear about the latest in prevention and control strategies, including cultural controls and pesticides. Continuing education credits will be available through some tree/arborist and pest management associations.
Invasive Woody Plant Management – Part 1 of 2 (Dec. 1, 2020) 2-3:30 E
Encroachment of woody vegetation threatens the biology and ecology of many types of ecosystems. The loss of natural foragers, fires, human-caused disturbances, and the introduction of non-native plants combine to impact native vegetation and associated wildlife. Removing invasive woody species improves the function of local ecosystems and opens the landscape to provide more suitable habitat for birds and other wildlife. This two-part series is a continuation of EPA’s tree IPM webinars and will focus on managing invasive woody plants such as tree of heaven, buckthorn, and Japanese knotweed. Attendees will learn the IPM practices used to provide cost-effective management of these woody invasive plants that include mechanical removal (cutting and shredding), herbicide treatments, fire, and biological controls. Learn how to identify these species and to develop IPM-based strategies for their prevention and control in your region.
IPM for Spotted Lanternfly (Apr. 13, 2021) 2-3:30 E
This topic is a continuation of our IPM for Tree Pests webinar series and will review one of the newest invasive challenges to face trees in the U.S. ─ the spotted lanternfly. Join us to learn about the environmental and the economic devastation currently taking place throughout the mid-Atlantic states. Unfortunately, the lanternfly is on the move, expanding toward the northeast, Appalachia, and north-central states. This webinar will present the latest in prevention and control strategies used by arborists, including pesticides (biopesticides and conventional pesticides), cultural controls, and biological controls. Continuing education credits will be available through some tree/arborist and pest management associations.