For trainees in Georgia, these publications from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and from other extension organizations, complement study materials for the Georgia Commercial Applicator and Pest Control Operator Examinations as well as for applicator re-certification preparation materials that are published by extension agencies and other organizations. These materials can also be used by individuals of other states to prepare for their pest control resident exams and continuing education.
The publication describes the biology and control of pests that invade turfgrass. Published by the University of Nebraska Extension Service. Arthur Bruneau, et al. 1981. 31 pgs. 5 MB.
This resource details alfalfa plant biology with a discussion of relevant pests of this crop in GA. Published by UGA Extension. Authored by Dennis Hancock, et al. 2015. 56 pgs., 12 MB.
Albeit a study guide for the Kentucky Pesticide Applicator Examination, this piece on antimicrobials is also useful for studying for the reciprocal exam for Georgia. 2018. 19 pgs., 256 KB.
The manual published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlines common pests as well as the safe use of pesticides. 1978. 46 pgs. 20 MB
This flyer describes the biology of and control methods for bedbugs. Published through a collaborative effort of Georgia Departments of Agriculture and Public Health. Publication date unknown. 2 pgs., 445 KB.
This presentation covers mosquito biology, control and surveillance. Published by the California Department of Pubic Health. 2014. 303 pgs., 25 MB.
This publication describes the life of the carpenter ant. Published by UGA Extension Service. Authored by Daniel Suiter. 2017. 9 pgs. 2 MB.
This piece details the biology and behavior of the subterranean termite. Published by UGA Extension Service. Authored by Daniel Suiter, et al. 2016. 8 pgs. 10 MB.
This study manual describes the biology of the carpenter ant. Published by UGA Extension Service. Authored by Daniel R. Suiter and Brian T. Forschler. 2014. 2 pgs. 3 MB.
This study manual describes the biology and control of the carpenter bee.. Published by UGA Extension Service. 2014. 1 pg. 352 KB.
This manual is a review of common household pests and pesticide safety by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2005. 53 pgs., 4 MB.
This is publication from Virginia Cooperative Extension (Virginia Tech and Virginia State Universities), which useful in pesticide safety training to address proper clothing for the pesticide applicator. 1985. 4 pgs., 3 MB.
This is a publication that describes pests of Georgia cotton. Published by Carson Bowers, et al. UGA Extension. 2019. 2 pgs., 2 MB.
This flyer describes the biology and control of bed bugs. Published by UGA Extension Service. Authored by Pamela R. Turner et al. 2017. 7 pgs. 1 MB.
This publication by the EPA concerns pesticide regulation and e-commerce. 2004. 3 pgs. 123 KB
There are several types of larvicides approved for mosquito management, which are discussed in this publication by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 2000. 8 pgs., 36 KB.
This flyer by the Georgia Department of Public Health reports on injuries caused by pesticides within Georgia between 2006-2011. 2015. 6 pgs. 772 KB
This paper addresses the relationship of between mosquitoes as vectors and humans as well as the causes of mosquito extinction associated with the actions of man. Published by the International Journal of Engineering Science and Computing, Authored by Nahush Modak. 2018. 4 pgs. 412 KB.
This piece describes Formosan termite biology. It is helpful in preparing for the Wood Preservation and Wood Products Treatment and Wood-Destroying Organisms categories of the Georgia Commercial Applicator Exam. Published by UGA Extension. Authored by Daniel Suiter and Brian Forschler, 2017. 2 pgs., 6 MB.
This manual by the EPA provides the basis for institutional, industrial, and structural pest control. 1976. 15 pgs. 1 MB.
Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) is an extension of integrated pest management (IPM) wherein pest management specialists engage in the surveillance and control of mosquitoes. Published by UGA Extension. Authored by Elmer Gray. 2019. 4 pgs. 2 MB.
This pieces details best practices for pesticide safety as well as emergency protocols. Published by the UGA Extension Service. 2019. 9 pgs. 261 KB.
This publication details the regulation of restricted-use pesticides. Published by the UGA Extension Service. 2019. 6 pgs. 266 KB.
This publication details the biology of pests that are common in Georgia. Published by UGA. Authored by E.J. Moss, et al. 2016. 36 pgs. 1 MB.
This publication provides a summary of ideal guidelines for IPM. Published by the Smithsonian Institute. 19 pgs. 321 KB
This manual presents a thorough discussion of pest control around livestock. Published by Michigan State University and the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Edward Walker and Julie Stacheki. 1996. 124 pgs., 1 MB.
This publication provides descriptions of several pest insect species and methods to control them. Published by Daniel Suiter, et al. UGA Extension. 2013. 36 pgs., 2 MB.
This manual, which was created through a collaborative effort between Louisiana State University and The University of Georgia, provides training over microbial organisms and can be used to study for the Georgia Commercial Applicator Examination. 1998. 44 pgs., 18 MB.
This flyer details mosquito biology, behavior, and control methods. Published by UGA Extension. Authored by Elmer Gray. 2019. 4 pgs. 1 MB.
This book chapter (5) from the Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings provides a summary of the chemistry and toxicology of organophosphate pesticides. Published by the EPA. Authored by Donald P. Morgan. 1989. 13 pgs. 927 KB
This is a publication of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with North Carolina State University, which is useful for studying for the corresponding Georgia Commercial Applicator Examination. Robert Robertson, et al. 1976. 18 pgs., 781 KB.
This publication is distributed by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Research Foundation with several contributors and can used to study for the general/core component of the pesticide applicator exam for many states, including Georgia. Second Edition. 2014. 206 pgs,, 19 MB.
This is an excellent piece on proper pesticide container rinsing and disposal, albeit some portions of it are in Spanish, which have been translated into English for your reading convenience. Published by the Washington State Department of Ecology and Agriculture and Washington State University. 2010. 2 pgs., 335 KB.
This publication describes pesticide emergency procedures. UGA Special Bulletin 48. 2019. 9 pgs., 261 KB.
This piece outlines various pesticide formulations. Published by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS). Authored by Frederick Fishel. 2013. 13 pgs. 4 MB.
This informative piece describes proper pesticide storage and mixing procedures. Published by UGA Extension and authored by Paul Sumner and Michael Bader, 2012. 16 pgs., 4 MB.
This piece of literature by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides best practices for managing pest species. 2014. 1 pg., 156 KB
This is an excellent handout on the proper procedures to rinsing, recycling, and disposal of spent pesticide containers. Published by the University of Nebraska Extension. Authored by Clyde L. Ogg, et al. 2018. 4 pgs. 1 MB
This is a short summary on silverfish and firebrat biology and management. Published by Kansas State University. Authored by Phillip Sloderbeck. 2004. 2 pgs. 66 KB
This document is an excellent study tool for understanding the mathematics of spray calibrations. Published by the USDA. 2016. 10 pgs. 130 KB
This piece specifies calibration best practices. Published by Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Texas A&M University. Authored by Gene R. Taylor, II and Jason Gray. 1999. 4 pgs. 322 KB
This document summarizes the biology and control of certain stinging and biting pests. Published by UGA Extension Service. Authored by Elmer Gray. 2015. 8 pgs. 2 MB.
This publication by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) details pests which invade stored food products. 2015. 75 pages. 2 MB.
Similar to the publication shared on this web page from the USDA, this piece describes the biology and control of stored product pests. Published by the UGA Extension Service. Authored by Daniel Suiter, et al. 2013. 13 pgs. 16 MB
This publication describes basic termite biology and control. Published by UGA Extension Service. Authored by Daniel Suiter and Brian T. Forschler. 2017. 16 pgs. 3 MB.
This color manual by the Southside Community Land Trust provides a detailed summary of common pests of plants. 2009. 50 pgs. 5 MB.
This manual by NC State Is an excellent resource for the study of turfgrasses, weeds, and related pests. Edited by Grady Miller and Emily Erickson. 2015. 108 pgs., 21 MB.
This bulletin summarizes the causes and the control of wood decay as the title implies. Published by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service. Bulletin 73. 1986. 25 pgs. 515 KB.
This study manual on wood treatment and preservation, which was published by Oregon State University Extension Service, was originally a publication of UGA Extension. Authors include G. Thomasson, et al. 2015. 18 pgs. 824 KB.
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