Microorganisms are found nearly everywhere - in water, air, dust, and soil; in most non-processed foods; and in all decaying matter.
Most mothballs contain either naphthalene or paradichlorobenzene. Both chemicals are harmful to humans. This publication has information for childcare professionals and parents of children about the dangers of not properly handling mothballs.
Pesticides are chemicals developed to repel, control or kill pests. In addition to harming pests, many pesticides also can harm people. This publication has information about who is at risk, how people come in contact with pesticides, and what you should do if exposed to a pesticide.
This manual is a study guide for preparing to take the Pesticide Applicator Certification Core Exam. This manual satisfies the basic applicator training requirements of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Louisiana Pesticide Laws and Regulations. Cost: $15 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
Some pesticides are so highly toxic that accidental exposure to them without proper protection can sicken or kill humans. Even slightly toxic pesticides can irritate the nose, throat, eyes and skin of some people. This publication will help you learn about them, (PDF Format Only)
This manual and the core manual will provide information necessary for applicators to pass the core examination and the ornamental and turf category examination to be certified to use restricted-use pesticides in the ornamental and turf area in Louisiana. Cost: $8 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
Pesticides used by homeowners are not necessarily more dangerous than a variety of other household chemicals. All of these chemicals can be used safely if proper precautions are taken and all label directions are followed. (PDF Format Only)
Some pesticide labels are brief and easy to understand; others are more complex. However, they all contain the same types of information. One should carefully read and understand the pesticide label before purchasing the pesticide. Use this fact sheet to learn the parts of the pesticide label. (PDF Format Only)
Prompt disposal of empty pesticide containers can make for a more attractive farm, reduce the opportunity for criticism by the public, reduce the chance of injury to children, pets or livestock and reduce the possibility of pesticides damaging gardens or other crops. In addition, the possibility of surface water or groundwater contamination is also reduced. Use the recommended procedures in this publciation to dispose of your pesticide containers safely. (PDF Format Only)
Learn the difference between acute and chronic toxicity. Also includes a list of some naturally occuring toxicants. (PDF Format Only)
Back siphoning of pesticides into a water system is rare, but once pesticides are back-siphoned into a water system, the results can be catastrophic. Back siphoning can be easily prevented by following these few inexpensive, commonsense guidelines. (PDF Format Only)
Certified private applicators as well as commercial applicators must follow federal record-keeping rules. When the private applicator uses restricted-use pesticides, record-keeping entries must be made within 14 days of application. There is no required federal form for such records. The applicators assign their own systems as long as all required information is recorded. Use this fact sheet to learn the required information for your record keeping. (PDF Format Only)
Laws in all states require farmers to comply with all pesticide label requirements. Information on the pesticide container label pertaining to application procedures, container disposal and spray equipment washwater disposal must be carefully adhered to. (PDF Format Only)
Louisiana has stringent regulations concerning the transport of hazardous or toxic materials on public highways. Use this check list to make sure you follow the correct procedures for the safe transport of pesticides. Keep this checklist in your vehicle while hauling pesticides. (PDF Format Only)
Natural conditions often cause water quality to deteriorate to a point where fish cannot survive, especially during hot weather. Nonetheless, many incidents that involve the death of large numbers of fish are the result of our industrialized society. Learn what to look for when oxygen depletion is suspected. Contact information to report a large number of dead or dying fish and/or suspect that fish have been exposed to some sort of toxin is also included. (PDF Format Only)
Using chemicals to control pests is not a new idea; only the type of chemicals used today is new. The use of these chemicals is necessary to produce the food and fiber needed to feed, clothe and house an ever-expanding world population. These chemicals, pesticides, are sometimes referred to as “crop protection chemicals” because that is their function, to protect the crop while it grows. (PDF Format Only)
This study guide is for those wanting to become certified in Category 1: Ag Pest Control and/or Category 10: Demonstration and Research. Cost: $8 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
Subcategory 7d (Schools) -- This training manual contains basic information to help you meet the general and specific standards for applicators who are engaged in pest control in, on or around structures and grounds of schools that provide education in classes kindergarten through 12th grade. Cost: $8 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
A study manual for those who want to become certified in Category 7C: General Pests, Stored-Grain Pest Control and Vertebrate Pest Control. This certification is for the treatment in, on or around commercial grain elevators and other grain-handling establishments, feed mills, flour mills, food processing plants and other places where processed or unprocessed foods are stored. Cost: $8 plus tax plus shipping.
This study guide is for those wanting to become certified in Category 6: Right-of-Way and Industrial Pest Control. Category 6 includes those using or supervising the use of restricted-use pesticides in the maintenance of public roads, electric power lines, pipelines, railway rights-of-way or other similar areas. Cost: $12 plus tax and shipping. You can order a spiral-bound copy of this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
A study manual for those wishing to become certified in Category 5: Aquatic Pest Control. This certification is for commercial application or supervision of the application of restricted-use pesticides applied purposefully to standing or running water or sprayed commercially around large bodies of water, ponds, lakes, etc. Cost: $8 plus tax and shipping. You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
This guide for applicators and handlers of wood preservatives and wood treated products contains information you must know to meet categorical national standards. (Category 2c)
The information in this booklet is intended to provide the information you will need to meet the standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for certification as a commecial pesticide applicator and to prepare you to take an examination given by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry on Forest Pest Control: General Forestry. (PDF Format Only)
This manual focuses on how to apply pesticides properly and safely from an aircraft. It includes all the content found on the National Aerial Pesticide Applicator Pilot Certification Examination, as well as a glossary of terms and additional information that may prove useful as you prepare for the examination.. Cost: $15 plus tax and shipping. Order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication link below.
A study manual for those who want to become certified in Category 7B: application of any herbicide, rodenticide or insecticide for grass and weed control, rodent control or general pest control in, on or around structures or grounds of government subsidized and administered housing and multiplex housing. This certification is NOT for pesticide application around schools (K-12). Cost: $8 plus tax and shipping.
This 52-page pocket guide is designed to help you identify pests commonly found in and around buildings. It includes photos and information about various pests, such as ants, roaches, flies, rats, mice, termites, spiders, wasps, bees, bedbugs, fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and more. Diagrams and scales showing the size of some of the pests are included to help in identification. A spiral-bound, heavyweight, coated-paper copy is available for $12.