All videos and interactions were made by faculty of UF/IFAS, and are available free of charge as a service of PMU.
We conduct training at all times of year, but insects (pests and beneficial) are not always present or active. We hope these videos and interactions will help you get more out of PMU!
We have so many videos available they have been categorized by topic. Pick a link below to start exploring videos!
An Introduction to PMU – (2 minutes 29 seconds) An introduction to PMU’s integrated and sustainable science-based approach to Pest Management training, providing hands-on practical proficiency and acumen to reduce pests while minimizing the amount of pesticides in the environment. By Dr. Faith Oi.
PMU Engage Orientation – (4 minutes 31 seconds) This tutorial will help you navigate the Engage learning management system after you have purchased a PMU course
Like any tool, canines need to be used correctly to be effective.
Bed Bug Canine Detection: Start of Search and Indication – (1 minute 28 seconds) A hotel room is searched for bed bugs. A handler and canine detection team demonstrate the process. Includes behavior of canine detector and handler response when the canine encounters the scent of live bed bugs. By Dr. Faith Oi.
Bed Bug Canine Detection: Scent Pooling – (1 minute 18 seconds) Room conditions can impact the concentration of the scent of live bed bugs, creating “scent pools.” The effective handler will recognize each room’s unique conditions. By Dr. Faith Oi.
Bed Bug Dogs – North Central Florida pest control operator Pepe Peruyero discusses his experiences with his dogs Nudie and Gidget, which are specially trained to sniff out bedbugs. Peruyero worked with UF researchers to train and test the dogs. Produced by WCJB TV-20 News. Reported by Anne Imanuel.
Landscape Pests and Techniques
Azalea pests – (1 minute 30 seconds) Damage and diagnosis of azalea lace bug, azalea caterpillar, and azalea leafminer. By Dr. Eileen Buss.
Camellia pests – (1 minute 51 seconds) Damage and diagnosis of black citrus aphid, tea scale, and spider mites. By Dr. Eileen Buss.
Shumard Oak Problem – Damage and diagnosis in a parking lot. By Dr. Eileen Buss.
Soap flush – (1 minute 59 seconds) Mole cricket damage, sampling, and diagnosis on a bermudagrass golf course. By Dr. Eileen Buss.
FDACS Pest Control IPM Videos
Education and Communication: Pest Control IPM Step 1 – (1 minute 33 seconds) Work with your customers and enlist their assistance to keep pests at bay.
Identification: Pest Control IPM Step 2 – (2 minutes 38 seconds) Know the typical pests and their habits, and you can target your treatment accordingly.
Monitoring: Pest Control IPM Step 3 – (2 minutes 9 seconds) Use these tools for pest monitoring to determine the extent of pest populations so you can assess the need for treatment.
Prevention: Pest Control IPM Step 4 – (1 minute 17 seconds) Prevent pests from moving into a building.
Treatment: Pest Control IPM Step 5 – (2 minutes 39 seconds) A review of various equipment used for integrated pest management methods.
FDACS Vehicle Safety Videos
Identification and Locking Storage: Safe Vehicle Step 1 – (1 minute 52 seconds) Have your photo ID card with you on your pest control service vehicle at all times. Your safe pest control vehicle will be properly marked and will have locking pesticide storage that is in good working order.
Proper Pesticide Labels: Safe Vehicle Step 2 – (1 minute 20 seconds) Your safe pesticide service vehicle will have the correct labels on all pesticide containers you carry.
Spray Tank and Pesticide Storage: Safe Vehicle Step 3 – (51 seconds) Your safe pest control service vehicle will have a sufficient air gap OR an anti-siphon device on the spray tank.
Appropriate Pesticides: Safe Vehicle Step 4 – (37 seconds) All pesticides present on your pest control service vehicle must be appropriate to the category of license you carry.
Pesticide Labels and MSDS: Safe Vehicle Step 5 – (2 minutes 45 seconds) Know all pesticides you carry on your service vehicle and how to use them. Have a full label and MSDS for each pesticide present on your vehicle.
Spill Kit and Signage: Safe Vehicle Step 6 – (59 seconds) Your pest control service vehicle is nearly complete when you have a spill kit; you also need some signs to indicate foliage that has been treated with pesticides.
PPE & Triple Rinse Videos
Hand and Arm Protection: PPE – (1 minute 32 seconds)
Head and Neck Protection: PPE – (55 seconds)
Eye Protection: PPE – (51 seconds)
Respiratory Tract Protection: PPE – (1 minute 24 seconds)
Body Protection: PPE – (1 minute 31 seconds)
Foot Protection: PPE – (2 minutes 16 seconds)
Triple Rinse Step 1: Prepare a Pesticide Container (18 seconds)
Triple Rinse Step 2: Add Water (7 seconds)
Triple Rinse Step 3: Close Container and Agitate (8 seconds)
Triple Rinse Step 4: Drain Into Tank (18 seconds)
Triple Rinse Step 5: Step-by-Step Walkthrough (19 seconds)
FDACS Spill Control Videos
Put On PPE: Pesticide Spill Control Step 1 – (15 seconds) How to prepare yourself for the next three steps of the pesticide spill control process.
Control It: Pesticide Spill Control Step 2 – (20 seconds) How to control a pesticide spill site.
Contain It: Pesticide Spill Control Step 3 – (1 minute 17 seconds) How to contain a spilled pesticide.
Clean Up: Pesticide Spill Control Step 4 – (1 minute 13 seconds) How to decontaminate a pesticide spill site.
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Acknowledgments: Funding to produce these materials was provided by the UF/IFAS Office of the Senior Vice President, the Dean for Extension and the Steinmetz Endowment. All videos can be found on the UF Entomology YouTube Channel!