Structural Pests and Management: Safe, Green and Effective Wood Protection Strategies

Protect wood and health!

Your clients deserve (and demand) both.
In celebration of LaHouse Resource Center's 10-year anniversary,
we're offering this special topic seminar for only $10! This will be an interactive seminar, tour of LaHouse IPM exhibits, and hands on activity to provide you with answers and insights from experts.

Seminar Description:

Structural Pests of the Gulf Coast Region

  • Ants vs termites
  • Types of termites
  • Identification of termites
  • Biology of termites

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) of Termites

  • The problem, conducive conditions
  • Management and maintenance practices
  • Landscaping
  • Construction types and best practices
  • Barriers (shields, steel mesh, sub-slab sheeting, etc.)
  • Soil treatments/termiticides
  • Baits
  • Other

  • Tour of LaHouse IPM features

    Wood Treatments and Wood Destroying Organisms (WDOs)

    • Fungi and insect WDO’s
    • Structural Failure
    • Termite Uncertainties

    Borate Treatment and Management

    • Attributes and properties
    • Types, applications and proper methods

    Hands-on Wood Damage and Insect Identification (Dennis and Reid)

  • Identification of insects and broad groups (2) of decay fungi using damaged wood
  • Collecting specimens, images for identification

  • Dates, Time and Location:

    December 5, 2018

    **LIVE Session will be held at LaHouse Resource Center (located across from LSU Alex Box Baseball Stadium) on 2858 Gourrier Ave., Baton Rouge, La. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Program is 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break (on your own). Class size is limited, so register early to reserve your seat.

    **Online Session will be available to view and hear the seminar remotely on your computer. Registrants of online session will be emailed a URL link prior to the seminar.

    Who should attend:

    Residential builders and remodelers, home inspectors, pest control applicators, architects and specifiers, building officials, IAQ/green building consultants, suppliers, homeowners.

    Continuing Education Credits:

    Six (6) continuing education hours for Louisiana residential contractors (LSLBC) who attend the LIVE onsite session and La. Home Inspectors (LSBHI) who view either the live on site or online streamed seminar. A LaHouse certificate of completion will be issued to attendees.

    This seminar is pre-approved for 6 OF HOURS continuing education hours for Louisiana residential contractors (request LSLBC form) and La. Home Inspectors (“outside the scope” credit through LSBHI, up to 10 hrs.). A LaHouse Resource Center certificate of completion will also be issued to attendees.


    Dennis Ring, PhD, Entomologist, Extension Specialist and Professor of LSU AgCenter Dept. of Entomology. Dennis conducts educational outreach programs throughout Louisiana on integrated pest management (IPM) of structural and household insects, with emphasis on termites and the Formosan subterranean termite. He has worked with the French Quarter Operation Full Stop program, serves on the advisory committee of the Governor’s Task Force on the Formosan termite and is the LSU AgCenter representative at the Caffey Termite Training Center.

    Reid Ipser, PhD, Director of Technical Services, Nisus Corporation, Rockford, Tennessee. Reid holds multiple degrees in entomology and has extensive practical pest control industry experience in troubleshooting and technical services.

    Cost: $10 registration fee (lunch on your own) -- in commemoration of the 10-year Anniversary of LaHouse!

    Class size is very limited.

    Payment must be received to reserve your seat.

    For more information and to register, click here.

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