Pesticide operators' CIC planned

     Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Jones County office will host a Pest Control Operators Continuing Instruction Course (CIC) for commercial pesticide applicators on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

     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 is the Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center in Monticello. Due to social distancing requirements, preregistration is required. Walk-ins on the day of the program will only be admitted if room allows.

     The course runs from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The registration fee is $60 on or before Nov. 25 and $70 after Nov. 25. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Shawnee Oswald 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 7A (General Household Pest), 7B (Termite), 8 (Public Health), and 10 (Research and Demonstration). The course will cover topics such as: safe handling and storage of pesticides, laws and regulations, personal protective equipment, and pests, pest management and pesticides, including nonchemical control methods.

     Additional information and registration forms for this and other courses offered through PSEP can be accessed at


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