Public Health Pest Control

Public-Health Pesticide Applicator Training Manual
for the USA and its Territories

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Chapter 1: Introduction - HTML - PDF (194 KB)
Chapter 2: Pests and Public Health - HTML - PDF (383 KB)
Chapter 3: Mosquitoes - HTML - PDF (537 KB)
Chapter 4: House Frequenting Insect Pests - HTML - PDF (347 KB)
Chapter 5: Mites and Ticks - HTML - PDF (236 KB)
Chapter 6: Flies - HTML - PDF (197 KB)
Chapter 7: Venomous Arthropods - HTML - PDF (226 KB)
Chapter 8: Vertebrate Pests - HTML - PDF (505 KB)
Chapter 9: Control Organization Responsibilities - HTML - PDF (266 KB)

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Each HTML chapter contains links to related Web sites. These links are not considered part of the manual but are added by the Webmaster to help visitors to this site find Web sites offering more details or the latest information on that chapter's subject.

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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