Termites and Other Wood Destroying Organisms

Pest Management University, is pleased to announce the following four classes for termites and WDOs:

  • Foundations of Termite Management
  • Master of Termite Management
  • Expert in Termite Management
  • WDO Inspections and Form 13645

CEUs and technicians hours offered are variable based on course. Classes will be taught by UF/IFAS, FDACS, and pest management industry experts who understand that increased professionalism and skill lead to increased profits and reduced customer conflict.

Courses are located at UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, 2725 S. Binion Rd. Apopka, FL 32703. Directions here.

Each class will begin at 8:00 AM. Please see the FAQ page for more information including dress code and smoking policy.

Foundations of Termite Management

April 10-12, 2019. Register here.
September 4-6, 2019

Learn how termites exploit over 50 building construction elements and how to treat them in a hands-on environment in 2-days instead of 2 years.
  • This course is designed to teach the basics of termite biology, behavior, and control with an emphasis on subterranean termites.
  • Learn how termites exploit >50 building construction elements and treatment techniques in the context of label directions
  • Do math! Learn how to do soil termiticide calculations of different slab types
  • Learn the requirements of Florida Statute 482 and 5E-14 with particular reference to vehicle inspections.
  • We also cover pesticide safety and do a practice spill clean-up.Program Comments: This course includes a lecture and hands-on portion. It is 2.5 days long and is team taught by FDACS, industry experts, and UF/IFAS.

Master of Termite Management

February 27-March 1, 2019. Register here.
October 2-4, 2019

Must have completed Foundations in order to attend this class.

  • Review termite identification, biology and control and learn about wood-destroying beetles and wood-decaying fungi.
  • Learn how
  1. To do a proper borate application, including calculating the amount needed
  2. Baits work
  3. To use foam and application techniques to optimize the distribution of liquid termiticides in soil with the Bayer University toys
  • Learn about the duties of a certified operator, contract requirements, surviving an FDACS inspection
  • Do an inspection for WDOs at PMU’s house designed to challenge even experienced inspectors.

Program Comments: This course includes a lecture and hands-on portion. It is 2.5 days long and is team taught by FDACS, industry experts, and UF/IFAS.

WDO Inspections and Form 13645

March 14-15, 2019. Register here.
August 22-23, 2019

Improperly completed 13645 forms are a leading cause of litigation for pest control. Foundations recommended, but not required.

  • Do an inspection at PMUs house for WDOs with Paul Mitola from DACS.
  • Learn the proper determination of “live, damage and evidence” and how to fill out FDACS 13645.
  • Learn about the legal ramifications of an incomplete WDOI.
  • Review WDO biology and behavior.
Program Comments: This course includes a lecture and hands-on portion. It is 1.5 days long and is team taught by FDACS, industry experts, and UF/IFAS.