Domestic Insect Control

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Short Response Paper
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical demonstration
The expected duration for the course is two days, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.
Recognised by:
Lantra Awards

Gain vital knowledge of the key principles of insect control.

Overview in brief

Our two-day in Domestic Insect Control will equip you with the skills and knowledge to provide a commercial pest control service.

The finer details

As well as covering the basics of this diverse group of animals, we'll also cover:

  • The biology and behaviour of insects, current insecticides and formulations
  • The biology and control of ants, wasps, and bees
  • The biology and control of fleas
  • The biology and control of bed bugs
  • Use and maintenance of application equipment
  • The biology and control of cockroaches
  • The biology and control of domestic flies
  • The biology and control of fabric and food pests
  • Safe storage, transport, use and disposal of insecticides.
Who should attend?

Our course has been designed for all abilities, from complete beginners to those looking to provide a commercial pest control service.

What will be covered?

Walk away with an enhanced understanding of insect control. 

You'll be able to:

  • Understand how insects live, breed and develop and how they fit into the animal kingdom
  • Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of insect control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice
  • Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of the main insects found in and around domestic premises
  • Understand the way insecticides are applied and the importance of maintaining application equipment to a high standard
  • Understand the importance of storing, transporting using and disposing of insecticides safely and legally and with due regard to the environment.

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