1. Chloropicrin is commonly added to structural fumigants for what purpose?

    A) To alert/deter people that a fumigant is in use and the area is dangerous
  2. Bromadialone is what kind of rodenticide?

    B) Second-generation anticoagulant
  3. Which ant has an odor when crushed that can aid you in identification?

    Carpenter ant
    Tawny crazy ant
    Larger yellow ant
    Odorous house ant
    Odorous house ant
  4. American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana, are most likely to be found where?

    B) Sewers
  5. If you monitor and inspect properly and can't find anything, yet your customer is complaining of being bitten, they almost certainly are experiencing delusory parasitosis. TRUE or FALSE
  6. Which of these beetle families is not considered a WDI?

  7. When an insect molts, it loses the contents of its gut in the process. TRUE or FALSE
  8. The key to controlling small flies in structures is what?

    A) Improving sanitation
  9. IPM originated in what setting?

    C) Agriculture
  10. Brown widow spiders, Lactrodectus geometricus, are most likely to be found where?

    A) On the exterior of buildings and barns
  11. The "I" in IPM stands for integrated. What is the best definition of integrated as is applies to the principles of IPM?

    Only using non-chemical control strategies only
    Following state and federal pesticide applications
    Considering and using a variety of control strategies including cultural, behavioral, chemical, and non-chemical
    Using the least-toxic chemicals regardless of effectiveness
    Considering and using a variety of control strategies including cultural, behavioral, chemical, and non-chemical
  12. What is the order of life stages for insects with complete metamorphosis?

    B) Egg, Larva, Pupa, Adult
  13. "Tramp ant" is a term that is applied to species that reproduce at least in part by budding, have multiple queens, and may share workers between colonies. Which of these species is not a tramp ant?

    Odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile
    Argentine ant, Linepithema humile
    Carpenter ant, Camponotus spp.
    Pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis
    Carpenter ant, Camponotus spp.
  14. What is the next level of classification of living things underneath Kingdom?

  15. Which of these is a part of each step in an IPM program?

    Documentation and communication
    Correct pest ID
    Documentation and communication
  16. Permethrin works via what type of mode of action?

    D) Nervous system toxin
  17. Cockroach oothecae typically contain 2 eggs per segment. TRUE or FALSE
  18. Black/roof rats, Rattus rattus, can be differentiated from the Norway rat by all of the following physical traits except:

    B) Tail shorter than the head and body
  19. Which of these insecticides is derived from a plant?

    Boric acid
  20. Indian meal moth pupae are typically found where?

    B) In crevices or at wall/ceiling junctures
  21. What is a reasonable course of action when environmental conditions are not favorable for spray applications?

    B) Using a granular formulation if results are not expected to be dissimilar
  22. Which of these morphological traits is the least reliable in identifying ants?

    C) Number of leg segments
  23. Which part of the body is most likely to be exposed to insecticides during typical use?

    A) Hands
  24. Carpet beetle larvae have a very distinct appearance. What morphological feature is most noteworthy?

    C) Prominent setae (hairs) covering the body
  25. New carpenter ant colonies are founded by:

    A) Swarming
  26. Pronounced physical differences between males and females of the same species are called:

    B) Sexual dimorphism
  27. Which of these pests is not commonly associated with new buildings?

    C) Indian meal moth
  28. What type of metamorphosis do fleas experience?

    A) Holometaboly (complete metamorphosis)
  29. Which control strategy will be the most cost-effective method to reducing the impact of pigeons on a building?

    Chemical repellents
    Visual repellents
    Auditory repellents
    Mechanical repellents
    Mechanical repellents
  30. Which of the following active ingredients is not used as a fumigant?

    C) Sulfluramid
  31. Indian meal moths, Plodia interpunctella, are not attracted to light. TRUE or FALSE
  32. Exclusion is a major part of any IPM program. Which type of material would be best suited to seal any holes larger than 1/2" diameter?

    D) Plastic plugs
  33. In what region are you most likely to find the hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis?

    B) Pacific Northwest
  34. Which of the following may be an underlying cause for a customer complaining of bites.

    D) All of the above
  35. The first step in an IPM program is what?

    C) Inspection
  36. When treating a ground-nest of a stinging insect, your methods are the same whether it is a social or solitary species. TRUE or FALSE
  37. Aerosol insecticides may contain solid or liquid particles. TRUE or FALSE
  38. To combat insecticide resistance, using varying concentrations is sufficient. TRUE or FALSE
  39. What are the openings on the insect body that allow for gas exchange to occur?
  40. Bed bugs are bat bugs and can be distinguished based on _ .
  41. Which of the following is not considered a condition conducive to ant infestations inside of a building?

    Tight building syndrome
    Cracks in foundations and walls
    Vegetation in contact with the building
    Poor sanitation
    Tight building syndrome
  42. Which of these house mouse, Mus musculus, facts is not true?

    B) They reach sexual maturity in 8 weeks
  43. Which of the following insects would least likely to be found breeding indoors?

    D) Mosquitoes (Culicidae)
  44. Which of these stored product beetles has adults that are 1/16"-1/8", are reddish brown, have clubbed antennae, and a head that is barely (or not) visible from above?

    Merchant grain beetle, Oryzaephilus mercator
    Drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum
    Corn weevil, Sitophilus zeamais
    Warehouse beetle, Trogoderma variable
    Drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum
  45. Which of these differences between drywood and subterranean termites is not true?

    B) Drywood termites have a wider distribution
  46. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is used as what in insecticides?

    Suspension agent
  47. Insects have a closed circulatory system. TRUE or FALSE
  48. Silverfish need access to water in order to survive. TRUE or FALSE
  49. Firebrats have what type of metamorphosis?
    Ametaboly (no metamorphosis)
  50. Red imported fire ants have # nodes
  51. What part of the insect body is responsible for locomotion?
  52. Which of these is not an ant worker morph scheme:

    D) Trimorphic
  53. Monitoring is essential when setting up _ _, and even more important after those decisions have been _ .
    • control strategies
    • implemented
  54. A developing immature insect always has the same number of instars during its development as other developing insects of the same species. TRUE or FALSE
  55. Subterranean termites soldiers are not capable of a r_ m_ to become a worker again.
    regressive molt
  56. When initiating a baiting program for Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus), what is the recommended distance between bait stations?
    25 feet
  57. Pscocids have what distinguishing morphological trait?

    D) Swollen clypeus
  58. Which of the following is most likely associated with moldy flour?

    Confused flour beetle
    Foreign grain beetle
    Cigarette beetle
    Merchant grain beetle
    Foreign grain beetle
  59. Which of the following is not a route of insecticide exposure?

    B) Sublimation
  60. Which inspection tool is most essential to perform a thorough general inspection?
  61. Centipedes have how many pairs of legs per body segment?
  62. Where are you most likely to find a brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa)?

    A) Behind a picture frame
  63. A pharaoh ant infestation has been identified in a large apartment complex. What of the following would be the least effective control strategy in this situation?

    B) Use of a repellent insecticide spray in infested apartment units
  64. The European starling, Sternus vulgaris, is considered a pest for all these reasons but one.

    C) They cause considerable damage to rigid foam board and soft insulation
  65. There are 4 categories of pesticide toxicity, which is the most dangerous?

  66. To what class of chemicals does noviflumuron belong?

    C) Benzylureas
  67. A good PMP can accurately date subterranean termite damage.

    True or False
  68. What is an LD50?

    D) The dose of an insecticide needed to kill 50% of insects
  69. In which location are you most likely to find moth fly larvae?

    Spilled syrup from a soft drink machine
    Near biotic film in floor drains
    Near biotic film in floor drains
  70. Sitotroga cerealella is the scientific name for what stored product pest?

    Saw-toothed grain beetle
    Angoumois grain moth
    Brown spider beetle
    Confused flour beetle
    Angoumois grain moth
  71. Which of the following is a known vector of chikungunya?

    Horse fly
    Brown dog tick
    Aedes spp. mosquitoes
    Culex spp. mosquitoes
    Aedes spp. mosquitoes
  72. Bed bugs are in what family?

  73. Most brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) bites are painless and result in minor, self-healing reactions.

    True or False
  74. Which of these best describes cultural pest management?

    C) Modifying the environment to make it less conducive to pest activity
  75. Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, are increasingly becoming resistant to insecticides. T OR F
  76. The house mouse, Mus musculus, typically gets over apprehension around new food and objects faster than Norway rats or black/roof rats. T OR F
  77. The rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, is what type of feeder?

    B) Internal
  78. Deer flies and horse flies belong to what family?

    A) Tabanidae
  79. What is required for pesticide resistance to develop in a pest population?

    A) Some individuals with a natural resistance to that chemical class
  80. What term is used to describe a restriction placed on importing certain materials?

    A) Quarantine
  81. Which of the following characteristics is not true of pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis?

    D) Most colonies are bait averse
  82. European honey bees and Africanized honey bees are difficult to tell apart. What morphological feature can you use to separate them?

    Wing length
    Hair on the abdomen
    Configuration of the pollen basket
    Wing length
  83. In what chemical class do you find fipronil?

    D) Phenylpyrazole
  84. What order of insects contains the most species?What order of insects contains the most species?

  85. Approximately what percentage of bats in North America carry rabies?

  86. What type of mouthparts do house flies (Musca domestica) possess?

  87. What is the most important identifying feature of spiders?

    C) Number and arrangement of eyes
  88. Which type of spray is more prone to unintended insectidal drift?

    They are all likely to drift
  89. Which of these active ingredients is used in a repellent termiticide?

    A) Bifenthrin
  90. Carpenter ants are in what sub-family and genus?

    A) Formicinae and Camponotus
  91. Pesticides must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as well as any states in which they are sold. T OR F
  92. Pheromone lures that attract Indian meal moths (Plodia interpunctella) will also attract which moth?

    Angoumois grain moth, Sitotroga cerealella
    European grain moth, Nemapogon granella
    Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella
    Casemaking clothes moth, Tinea pellionella
    Mediterranean flour moth, Ephestia kuehniella
  93. The cigarette beetle, Lasioderma serricorne, is well-known for infesting tobacco. Which of these things does the cigarette beetle not readily infest?

    C) Table beans
  94. Which active ingredient can successfully be used to flush cockroaches from harborages?

  95. Which route of pesticide exposure is most significant?

    B) Dermal
  96. Which termite is native to China but has been spreading across the southeastern United States for several decades?

    Eastern subterranean termite, Reticulitermes flavipes
    Powder-post termite, Cryptotermes brevis
    Conehead termite, Nasutitermes corniger
    Formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanus
    Formosan termite, Coptotermes formosanus
  97. Cigarette beetles, Lasioderma serricorne, most resemble what other stored product beetle?

    B) Drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum
  98. Bat eviction is a time-sensitive and labor-intensive process because bats are protected wildlife in most states. T OR F
  99. What federal regulation is most important for the registration and use of insecticides?

    A) FIFRA
  100. What is likely to result from an over-reliance on pesticides to solve all pest problems?

    D) All of the above
  101. Oriental cockroaches are most likely to be found where:

    Commercial kitchen
    At or below ground level
    In tree holes and mulch
    The same places as American cockroaches
    At or below ground level
  102. What is one disadvantage of using rodent bait pellets instead of bait blocks?

    C) Pellets are more likely to be scattered by rodents
  103. The active ingredient hexaflumuron is most likely to be found in what type of product?

    Commodity fumigant
    Termite bait
    Rodent bait
    Mosquito adulticide
    Termite bait
  104. The best way to differentiate between American, Australian, and brown cockroaches is what?

    A) The patterning on the pronotum
  105. Spiders have two body regions, what are they?

    Head and abdomen
    Head and thorax
    Cephalothorax and abdomen
    Thorax and abdomen
    Cephalothorax and abdomen
  106. The most important disadvantage of electrocuting light traps in and around food processing plants is:

    D) Potential contamination of food prep surfaces
  107. Family-level names typically end with what suffix?

  108. Which of the following is not true when it comes to the Pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis.

    B) They may swarm indoors
  109. Cockroaches experience what type of metamorphosis?

    B) Hemimetaboly (incomplete metamorphosis)
  110. Drywood termites are in what family?

    D) Kalotermitidae
  111. A moisture meter can be helpful when you are inspecting for what pest?

    C) Subterranean termites
  112. Ariel nests should be treated during the day time while workers are still foraging. T OR F
  113. The terms poison and venom can be used interchangeably. T OR F
  114. hat is the difference between first and second generation rodenticides?

    A) Multiple vs. single feedings required to kill
  115. Pigeons, or rock doves, are in what family?

  116. Which of the following is required on every EPA-approved insecticide label?

    D) All of the above
  117. Pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis, have 1 node. T OR F
  118. What best describes an insecticidal bait?

    C) Active ingredient + food/attractant carrier
  119. Which strategy is least likely to reduce carpenter bee damage?

    D) Treating exposed wood with a residual insecticide prior to carpenter bee activity in the fall
  120. Reticulitermes spp. termites are able to sustain aerial nests even if their contact to the soil has been severed. T OR F
  121. Action thresholds are universal for each pest. T OR F
  122. What word meets this definition: "A mixture in which one liquid is suspended as small droplets in another liquid" (Mallis Handbook, page 1285)

    A) Emulsion
  123. Which of these is a type of biological control?

    D) The use of Ensign wasps to attack cockroach oothecae
  124. Dinotefuran is considered a neonicotinoid. T OR F
  125. Which of these facts about the house dust mite is not true?

    A) Allergies to house dust mites are caused by ingestion of mites
  126. Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, must take a blood meal for each developmental stage (instar). T OR F
  127. What is the pair of appendages found on the tip of an insect's abdomen called?

  128. The brown marmorated stink bug is considered what type of pest?

    C) Overwintering pest/occasional invader
  129. Which signal word on insecticide labels reflects the least risk of adverse health effects to humans?

  130. Brown recluse spiders are distributed across the United States. T OR F
  131. Which sense is least developed in adult pest rodents (Norway rat, roof/black rat, house mouse)?

    B) Sight
  132. Gloves with what should be avoided when mixing pesticides?

    C) Latex
  133. Insecticides with higher vapor pressures evaporate faster than lower vapor pressure insecticides. T OR F
  134. What is true about the odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile?

    A) There is one flattened node and it is hidden from above
  135. Springtails belong to what order?

  136. Bumble bees are typically ground-nesters. T OR F
  137. What is an "action threshold" in an IPM program?

    A) The point when enough pests have been spotted to warrant pest control efforts
  138. Cockroaches have _ mouthparts.
  139. Silverfish have three long appendages called what?

    Caudal filaments
    Caudal filaments
  140. Pheromone lures typically work by attracting:

    C) Males with sex pheromones
  141. Where are you most likely to find a Surinam cockroach?

    Around museum specimen collections
    Commercial kitchen
  142. Ants are holometabolous (undergo a complete metamorphosis). T OR F
  143. American cockroaches glue their oothecae to the undersides of surfaces, like tables or shelves. T OR F
  144. Insects in the order Diptera, the flies, gnats, and mosquitoes, have what unique feature?

    B) Halteres
  145. If you are going to use ILTs to attract flies indoors, how far off the ground should the traps be placed?

  146. Hornets and yellow jackets are in what family?

    D) Vespidae
  147. The most prominent difference between house flies and stable flies is what?

    C) Mouthparts
  148. Acute pesticide toxicity is the effect of a single exposure to large amounts of pesticide that causes negative physical reactions within minutes to hours. T OR F
  149. Proper documentation includes:

    Distribution of the infestation (including maps)
    Location of conducive conditions
    Location and specifics of chemical and non-chemical control strategies
    All the above
    All of the above
  150. Which governmental agency is responsible for reviewing and approving uses for insecticides?

    A) EPA
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