Public Health Pest Control

National Public-Health Pesticide Applicator Training Manual

Sixteen states and four Federal Agencies
cooperated in providing information for the manual.

The manual includes the following chapters:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Pests and Public Health
Chapter 3: Mosquitoes
Chapter 4: House Frequenting Insect Pests
Chapter 5: Mites and Ticks
Chapter 6: Flies
Chapter 7: Venomous Arthropods
Chapter 8: Vertebrate Pests
Chapter 9: Control Organization Responsibilities
Key to Acronyms

COST: A 144-page, spiral bound manual (SP 318), with a color cover depicting nine public health pests, is available from the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore by calling (800) 226-1764. The cost is $25. You may also order online at the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore.

Anyone purchasing 25 or more copies at a time will receive a 25% discount. A 40% discount is available to resellers purchasing 10 or more copies at a time. (Proof of reseller status required.)

Readability Rating: An analysis using Microsoft Word gave the entire manual a readability average of grade level 10.7. The individual chapters vary from a high of 12.0 to a low of 9.3. The higher ratings are found in those chapters with listings of species or habitats, as in Chapter 3 (Mosquitoes) which devotes a lot of space to these listings. These chapters probably inflated the readability average to a higher level than it actually is.

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