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University of Southern Maine, Glickman Library

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Portland, ME 04103

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Learn effective 'best practices' to monitor, prevent and manage mice and rats to prevent rodent-vectored disease and property damage.

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Using a combination of classroom learning, hands-on exercises and real-world inspection activities, participants will learn best practice methods for monitoring, preventing and managing rodent pests in and around schools, homes, offices, parks, restaurants—any setting where these animals can become pests. This program is two full days of instruction. See agenda below.

Who Should Attend? Health officials, health inspectors, building inspectors, housing and facilities managers, school IPM coordinators, pest control professionals, colleges and universities, food industry professionals, building owners, sanitation professionals and Extension educators. Approximately two seats will be allocated per organization until the maximum capacity of 40 participants is reached.

Thanks to financial support from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Maine Board of Pesticides Control we can make this valuable opportunity affordable. Registration includes morning refreshments, a notebook of materials, and two days of instruction from internationally recognized experts and Maine-based professionals.

Featured Speakers:

  • Robert (Bobby) Corrigan, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized rodent expert specializing in solving complex rodent issues and establishing food safety programs. He conducts training for a wide variety of audiences including the pest control industry and public health agencies.
  • Janet Hurley, MS, BCE is an integrated pest management specialist at Texas AgriLife Extension. Over the past 18 years she has worked with schools and collaborators throughout the US to implement integrated pest management practices that promote healthy school and home environments.
  • Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Extension Veterinarian, Director University of Maine Animal Health Laboratory.
  • Lisa Silva, Program Manager, Health Inspection Program, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • John Pietroski, Manager of Pesticide Programs, Maine Board of Pesticides Control.
  • Pamela Bryer, Ph.D. Toxicologist, Maine Board of Pesticides Control.

For More Information: contact Kathy Murray, kathy.murray@maine.gov, 207-287-7616.

Agenda

Tuesday Oct 29

7:30-8:00 Check-in .

8:00-8:15 Welcome/Introductions-

8:15-9:00 Health and Economic Significance of Rodents-- Dr. Bobby Corrigan

9:00-10:00 Biology and Ecology of Rodents- Dr. Bobby Corrigan (include rats, house mouse, white footed/deer mice)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:15 Inspecting for and Identifying Rodent Activity -Dr Corrigan

11:15-12:00 Rodent Trapping for Monitoring and Control – Dr. Corrigan

12:00-1:00 Lunch on your own

1:00-3:15 Hands-On Learning Session 1:

3:30-4:00 Cleaning up After Rodents - Dr Anne Lichtenwalner, DVM, University of Maine

4:00-4:30 The Maine Health Inspection Program - Lisa Silva, DHHS

4:30pm Class dismissed for the day.

Wednesday October 30

8:00-9:00 The Science of Exclusion: Door sweeps, drain covers, escutcheon plates, sealants and more – Bobby Corrigan

9:00-9:30 Using game cameras to monitor and identify rodent activity – Janet Hurley, Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M University.

9:30-10:15 Selection and Use of Rodenticides and Bait Stations – Janet Hurley and Bobby Corrigan

10:15-10:30 break

10:30-11:15 Modes of Action and how they impact humans and animals including non-targets - Pam Breyer, Toxicologist , ME Board of Pesticides Control

11:15-11:45 Reading a Rodenticide Label - Use Restrictions, Regulatory Requirements - John Pietroski, Manager of Pesticide Programs, ME Board of Pesticides Control

11:45-12:45 Lunch on your own.

12:45-1:15 IPM: putting together a rodent IPM program – using schools as an example. Kathy Murray, ME Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and Janet Hurley, Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M.

1:15-3:15 Quiz (15 mins) (1:15-1:30)

Hands-On Learning Session 2 (1:30-3:15):

3:15-3:30 break

3:30-4:00 Group presentations

4:00-4:30 Certificates, quiz review, credits, wrap-up

4:30 Class dismissed

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