Mosquito/Health Pest Management course offered

     Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jones County office will offer the Mosquito/Public Health Pest Management Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators Thursday, Oct. 25. The program, provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

     The local attendance site for the Oct. 25 CIC is Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center, 800 N. Maple St., Monticello. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by sessions from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

     The registration fee is $35 on or before Oct. 18 and $45 after Oct. 18. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Nanci Null at the ISU Extension and Outreach Jones County office at 319-465-3224.

     The course will provide continuing instruction credit for commercial pesticide applicators certified in categories 7D (Community Insect Management), 8 (Public Health Pest Control), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). The course will cover topics such as: equipment calibration; reduction of off-target/drift of pesticides; and pests, pest management, and pesticides.

     Additional information about this and other courses offered through the Pesticide Safety Education Program may be accessed at



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