Pest control course set for Dec. 6

POCAHONTAS — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County office will host a pest control operators continuing instruction course for commercial pesticide applicators on Dec. 6. The program provided by the ISU Extension and Outreach Pesticide Safety Education Program can be seen at office locations across Iowa.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the course runs from 9 to 11 a.m. To register or to obtain additional information about the CIC, contact Dianne Dirks at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach office in Pocahontas County by phoning (712) 335-3103 or email

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). Topics covered will include information on safe handling and storage of pesticides; and pests and pest management, including nonchemical control methods; laws and regulations, and personal protective equipment.

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