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Where can you take a pest control training course?

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Take pest control training courses through the Digital and Professional Education Program at Purdue University, the University of California's Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program, Pest Management University, Orkin or Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Some of the courses are available for free, whereas others have attached tuition costs.

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As of 2015, courses available from Purdue University include the Bed Bugs Mini Course, which students can take online or through correspondence; Termites and Other Wood-Destroying Pests IPM; and Invasive Borers IPM. The Bed Bugs Mini Course doesn't require prerequisites for enrollment, and students can enroll at any time. The course's topics include insecticide safety, the classification and identification of bed bugs, and the chemical and non-chemical ways to exterminate them.

As of 2015, online courses available through the University of California include Providing Integrated Pest Management Services in Schools and Child Care Settings, Urban Pesticide Runoff and Mitigation, and Pesticide Application Equipment and Calibration. Pest Management University is a project of the University of Florida and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the faculty of UF and other institutions teach these courses.

Orkin provides pest control training and certification programs that include accredited classwork from Purdue University. The Texas Structural Pest Category Online Training Course is available from Texas A&M.

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