ACE PREP EXAM OCT 2019

  1. Pronounced physical differences between males and females of the same species are called:

    Sexual dimorphism. Genetic gender imbalance. Ecdysis. Scleritization.
    Sexual dimorphism
  2. Which of these facts about the house dust mite is not true?




    D) *Allergies to house dust mites are caused by ingestion of mites
  3. Bumble bees are typically ground-nesters.

    TRUE/FALSE
    TRUE
  4. Deer flies and horse flies belong to what family?

    Muscidae. Tipulidae. Tabanidae. Tachinidae
    Tabanidae
  5. Deer flies and horse flies belong to what family?

    Muscidae. Tipulidae. Tabanidae. Tachinidae
    Tabanidae
  6. Bed bugs are in what family?

    Cimex. Hemiptera. Cimicidae. Insecta
    Cimicidae
  7. Permethrin works via what type of mode of action?

    Metabolic inhibition. Overloading of nicotinic receptors. Preventing energy production. Nervous system toxin.
    Nervous system toxin
  8. Which of the following is not a route of insecticide exposure?

    Mouth. Skin. Breathing. Sublimation.
    Sublimation
  9. Which of these differences between drywood and subterranean termites is not true?

    Drywood termites do not need soil contact. Mature subterranean termite colonies are substantially larger. Drywood termites have a wider distribution. Drywood termite colonies lack true workers.
    Drywood termites have a wider distribution
  10. Pharoah ants in apartment....Which is the least effective control strategy?

    Use of carbohydrate-based baits. Use of protein-based baits. Thorough inspection, including pre-baiting and extensive monitoring. Use of a repellent insecticide spray in infested apartment units.
    Use of a repellent insecticide spray in infested apartment units
  11. Gloves with what should be avoided when mixing pesticides?

    Neoprene. Nitrile. Latex. None of the above.
    Latex
  12. The European starling, Sternus vulgaris, is considered a pest for all these reasons but one.

    transmit disease. leave feces and nesting materials. Nesting on and even in buildings. cause considerable damage to rigid foam board and soft insulation.
    cause considerable damage to rigid foam board and soft insulation
  13. Chloropicrin is commonly added to structural fumigants for what purpose?




    C) alert/deter that a fumigant is in use.
  14. What is the pair of appendages found on the tip of an insect's abdomen called?

    Tarsi. Palps. Sclerites. Cerci.
    Cerci
  15. What is the difference between first and second generation rodenticides?

    Different formulations. Multiple vs. single feedings required to kill. First generation no longer registered with EPA. no difference.
    Multiple vs. single feedings required to kill
  16. What order of insects contains the most species?

    Hymenoptera. Diptera. Lepidoptera. Coleoptera.
    Coleoptera
  17. Which of these is a type of biological control?

    gel bait against German cockroaches. ILTs. use of Ensign wasps to attack cockroach oothecae. Sealing all cracks and crevices on the exterior of a building.
    The use of Ensign wasps to attack cockroach oothecae
  18. Action thresholds are universal for each pest.

    TRUE OR FALSE
    FALSE
  19. Which of the following is required on every EPA-approved insecticide label?

    EPA registration number. Emergency contact phone number. A signal word and the following, "Keep Out of the Reach of Children". All of the above.
    All of the above
  20. The first step in an IPM program is what?
    inspection
  21. Which part of the body is most likely to be exposed to insecticides during typical use?
    hands
  22. 1/16"-1/8", are reddish brown, have clubbed antennae, and a head that is barely (or not) visible from above?

    Merchant grain beetle  Drugstore beetle  Corn weevil  Warehouse beetle
    Drugstore beetle
  23. IPM originated in what setting?
    agriculture
  24. "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. Argentine. Carpenter. Pharoah.
    Carpenter
  25. What is the most important identifying feature of spiders?

    Size. Genitalia. Number and arrangement of eyes. Arrangement of mouthparts
    Number and arrangement of eyes.
  26. Bromadialone is what kind of rodenticide?

    First-generation anticoagulant. Second-generation anticoagulant. Neurotoxin. Stomach poison
    Second-generation anticoagulant
  27. Which of these is not an ant worker morph scheme:

    Dimorphic. Trimorphic. Polymorphic. Monomorphic.
    Trimorphic
  28. Brown recluse spiders are distributed across the United States

    TRUE OR FALSE
    FALSE
  29. 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
    FALSE
  30. What are the openings on the insect body that allow for gas exchange to occur?
    spiracles
  31. A good PMP can accurately date subterranean termite damage.

    TRUE OR FALSE
    FALSE
  32. Indian meal moths, Plodia interpunctella, are not attracted to light

    T OR F
    F
  33. Hornets and yellow jackets are in what family?
    Vespidae
  34. Carpenter ants are in what sub-family and genus?

    Formicinae/Camponotus. Formicidae/Camponotus. Formicinae/Crematogaster. Formicidae/Crematogaster
    Formicinae/Camponotus
  35. What is an "action threshold" in an IPM program?
    The point when enough pests have been spotted to warrant pest control efforts
  36. Which strategy is least likely to reduce carpenter bee damage?

    Painting/varnishing exposed wood. Treating exposed wood " " in the spring. Replacing exposed wood with plastic composite. Treating exposed wood " " in the fall.
    Treating exposed wood with a residual insecticide prior to carpenter bee activity in the fall
  37. Cockroaches have chewing mouthparts.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  38. Subterranean termites soldiers are capable of a regressive molt to become a worker again.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  39. Which of these is a part of each step in an IPM program?

    Documentation/communication. Inspection. Monitoring. Correct pest ID.
    Documentation and communication
  40. What is one disadvantage of using rodent bait pellets instead of bait blocks?
    Pellets are more likely to be scattered by rodents
  41. Cockroaches experience what type of metamorphosis?

    Ametaboly. Hemimetaboly. Holometaboly.
    Hemimetaboly incomplete metamorphosis
  42. To combat insecticide resistance, using varying concentrations is sufficient.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  43. The active ingredient hexaflumuron is most likely to be found in what type of product?
    termite bait
  44. Insecticides with higher vapor pressures evaporate faster than lower vapor pressure insecticides.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  45. To what class of chemicals does noviflumuron belong?

    Nicotinoids. Halogenated pyrroles. Benzylureas
    Benzylureas
  46. What is required for pesticide resistance to develop in a pest population?
    Some individuals with a natural resistance to that chemical class
  47. Which of the following may be an underlying cause for a customer complaining of bites.

    Allergic reaction. Electrically-charged paper fragments. Drug side effect. All of the above
    All of the above
  48. Which of these active ingredients is used in a repellent termiticide?

    Hexaflumuron. Bifenthrin. Imidacloprid
    Bifenthrin
  49. Reticulitermes spp. termites are able to sustain aerial nests even if their contact to the soil has been severed.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  50. The brown marmorated stink bug is considered what type of pest?

    Overwintering pest/occasional invader. Stored product pest. Blood-feeding pest. Stinging pest
    Overwintering pest/occasional invader
  51. What part of the insect body is responsible for locomotion?

    Tarsus. Cephalothorax. Abdomen. Thorax
    thorax
  52. The most prominent difference between house flies and stable flies is what?

    Size. Habitat. Mouthparts. Eye configuration
    Mouthparts
  53. Pheromone lures that attract Indian meal moths (Plodia interpunctella) will also attract which moth?

    Angoumois grain moth. European grain moth. Mediterranean flour moth. Casemaking clothes moth
    Mediterranean flour moth
  54. Where are you most likely to find a Surinam cockroach?

    Greenhouse. Around museum specimen collections. Airport. Commercial kitchen
    Greenhouse
  55. Dinotefuran is considered a neonicotinoid.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  56. Bed bugs are bat bugs cannot be distinguished based on morphology.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  57. 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
    TRUE
  58. What term is used to describe a restriction placed on importing certain materials?

    Prohibition. Quarantine. Invasive species. Security measure
    Quarantine
  59. What is true about the odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile?

    one flattened node and it is hidden from above. two sharply pointed nodes. antennae are 12 segmented with a 3 segmented club. antennae are 10 segmented with a 3 segmented club
    one flattened node and it is hidden from above
  60. In what region are you most likely to find the hobo spider, Tegenaria agrestis?

    Pacific Northwest. Great Lakes/Upper Midwest. Desert Southwest. Southeast
    Pacific Northwest
  61. Pheromone lures typically work by attracting:




    B) Males with sex pheromones
  62. Which governmental agency is responsible for reviewing and approving uses for insecticides?

    EPA. FDA. Department of Agriculture. Health and Human Services
    EPA
  63. 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
  64. 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
  65. Which termite is native to China but has been spreading across the southeastern United States for several decades?

    Eastern subterranean termite
    Powder-post termite
    Conehead termite
    Formosan termite
    Formosan termite
  66. 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
  67. In which location are you most likely to find moth fly larvae?

    Carrion
    Garbage
    Spilled syrup from a soft drink machine
    Near biotic film in floor drains
    Near biotic film in floor drains
  68. Family-level names typically end with what suffix?

    -dae
    -nae
    -era
    -da
    -dae
  69. What is an LD50?




    A) The dose of an insecticide needed to kill 50% of insects
  70. 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
  71. Silverfish need access to water in order to survive.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  72. The "I" in IPM stands for integrated. What is the best definition of integrated as is applies to the principles of IPM?
    Considering and using a variety of control strategies including cultural, behavioral, chemical, and non-chemical
  73. Pigeons, or rock doves, are in what family?

    Chordata
    Columbiformes
    Columbidae
    Aves
    Columbidae
  74. What type of mouthparts do house flies (Musca domestica) possess?

    Chewing
    Sponging
    Siphoning
    Piercing-sucking
    Sponging
  75. Approximately what percentage of bats in North America carry rabies?

    5%
    10%
    15%
    20%
    5%
  76. When initiating a baiting program for Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus), what is the recommended distance between bait stations?

    5'
    25'
    50'
    100'
    25'
  77. Piperonyl butoxide (PBO) is used as what in insecticides?
    synergist
  78. 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.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  79. Which of the following active ingredients is not used as a fumigant?




    D) Sulfluramid
  80. What is likely to result from an over-reliance on pesticides to solve all pest problems?




    D) All of the above
  81. Which active ingredient can successfully be used to flush cockroaches from harborages?

    Fipronil
    Cyfluthrin
    Indoxacarb
    Imidacloprid
    Cyfluthrin
  82. Pesticides must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency as well as any states in which they are sold.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  83. Centipedes have how many pairs of legs per body segment?

    1
    2
    3
    4
    1
  84. What federal regulation is most important for the registration and use of insecticides?




    C) FIFRA
  85. Spiders have two body regions, what are they?
    Cephalothorax and abdomen
  86. When an insect molts, it loses the contents of its gut in the process.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  87. Where are you most likely to find a brown-banded cockroach (Supella longipalpa)?




    D) Behind a picture frame
  88. Which type of spray is more prone to unintended insectidal drift?

    Mist
    Fine
    Corse
    They are all likely to drift
    Mist
  89. If you are going to use ILTs to attract flies indoors, how far off the ground should the traps be placed?

    1-2'
    2-3'
    3-5'
    5-7'
    3-5
  90. Monitoring is essential when setting up a control strategies, but less important after those decisions have been implemented.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  91. New carpenter ant colonies are founded by:



    C) Swarming
  92. 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
  93. Which signal word on insecticide labels reflects the least risk of adverse health effects to humans?

    Caution
    Warning
    Danger
    Caution
  94. Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, are increasingly becoming resistant to insecticides.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  95. Pscocids have what distinguishing morphological trait?




    D) Swollen clypeus
  96. Which of the following ants has two nodes?

    Crazy ant
    Carpenter ant
    Odorous house ant
    Red imported fire ant
    Red imported fire ant
  97. Which of the following is not true when it comes to the Pharaoh ant, Monomorium pharaonis.




    D) They may swarm indoors
  98. Ants are holometabolous (undergo a complete metamorphosis).

    T OR F
    TRUE
  99. The best way to differentiate between American, Australian, and brown cockroaches is what?




    C) The patterning on the pronotum
  100. Firebrats have what type of metamorphosis?



    B) Ametaboly
  101. Drywood termites are in what family?




    B) Kalotermitidae
  102. Ariel nests should be treated during the day time while workers are still foraging.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  103. Insects have a closed circulatory system.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  104. Which of the following characteristics is not true of pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis?




    C) Most colonies are bait averse
  105. Carpet beetle larvae have a very distinct appearance. What morphological feature is most noteworthy?




    A) Prominent setae (hairs) covering the body
  106. The rice weevil, Sitophilus oryzae, is what type of feeder?




    D) Internal
  107. 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?




    A) Plastic plugs
  108. Which of these morphological traits is the least reliable in identifying ants?




    B) Number of leg segments
  109. Aerosol insecticides may contain solid or liquid particles.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  110. 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
    TRUE
  111. Springtails belong to what order?

    Zygentoma
    Coleoptera
    Collembola
    Strepsiptera
    Collembola
  112. What is the next level of classification of living things underneath Kingdom?
    Phylum
  113. The terms poison and venom can be used interchangeably.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  114. Most brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) bites are painless and result in minor, self-healing reactions.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  115. What type of metamorphosis do fleas experience?



    A) Holometaboly (complete metamorphosis)
  116. Indian meal moth pupae are typically found where?




    D) In crevices or at wall/ceiling junctures
  117. 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
  118. Which route of pesticide exposure is most significant?




    A) Dermal
  119. What best describes an insecticidal bait?




    D) Active ingredient + food/attractant carrier
  120. Cockroach oothecae typically contain 2 eggs per segment.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  121. Which of these beetle families is not considered a WDI?

    Cerambycidae
    Buprestidae
    Carabidae
    Scolytidae
    Carabidae
  122. In what chemical class do you find fipronil?




    A) Phenylpyrazole
  123. What is the order of life stages for insects with complete metamorphosis?
    egg, larva, pupa, adult
  124. American cockroaches, Periplaneta americana, are most likely to be found where?




    B) Sewers
  125. Oriental cockroaches are most likely to be found where:

    Commercial kitchens
    At or below ground level
    In tree holes and mulch
    The same places as American cockroaches
    At or below ground level
  126. A moisture meter can be helpful when you are inspecting for what pest?




    A) Subterranean termites
  127. Which of the following is a known vector of chikungunya?

    Horse fly
    Brown dog tick
    Aedes spp. mosquitoes
    Culex spp. mosquitoes
    Aedes spp. mosquitoes
  128. Insects in the order Diptera, the flies, gnats, and mosquitoes, have what unique feature?




    B) Halteres
  129. The most important disadvantage of electrocuting light traps in and around food processing plants is:




    D) Potential contamination of food prep surfaces
  130. 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
  131. Which ant has an odor when crushed that can aid you in identification?
    odorous house ant
  132. Which of these best describes cultural pest management?




    B) Modifying the environment to make it less conducive to pest activity
  133. Black/roof rats, Rattus rattus, can be differentiated from the Norway rat by all of the following physical traits except:




    C) Tail shorter than the head and body
  134. A developing immature insect always has the same number of instars during its development as other developing insects of the same species

    T OR F
    TRUE
  135. Which of these inspection tools is most essential to perform a thorough general inspection?
    flashlight
  136. Which of the following insects would least likely to be found breeding indoors?




    A) Mosquitoes (Culicidae)
  137. Which of these house mouse, Mus musculus, facts is not true?




    B) They reach sexual maturity in 8 weeks
  138. Which sense is least developed in adult pest rodents (Norway rat, roof/black rat, house mouse)?
    sight
  139. Brown widow spiders, Lactrodectus geometricus, are most likely to be found where?




    D) On the exterior of buildings and barns
  140. Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, must take a blood meal for each developmental stage (instar).

    T OR F
    TRUE
  141. The key to controlling small flies in structures is what?
    improving sanitation
  142. Silverfish have three long appendages called what?

    Caudal filaments
    Urogomphi
    Spiracles
    Furcula
    caudal filaments
  143. What word meets this definition: "A mixture in which one liquid is suspended as small droplets in another liquid" (Mallis Handbook, page 1285)

    Adjuvant
    Solvent
    Surfactant
    Emulsion
    emulsion
  144. There are 4 categories of pesticide toxicity, which is the most dangerous?

    1
    2
    3
    4
    1
  145. Which of these pests is not commonly associated with new buildings?




    B) Indian meal moth
  146. Cigarette beetles, Lasioderma serricorne, most resemble what other stored product beetle?




    C) Drugstore beetle, Stegobium paniceum
  147. Which of these insecticides is derived from a plant?

    Permethrin
    Cyantraniliprole
    Cyfluthrin
    Boric acid
    permethrin
  148. American cockroaches glue their oothecae to the undersides of surfaces, like tables or shelves.

    T OR F
    TRUE
  149. Pharaoh ants, Monomorium pharaonis, have 1 node.

    T OR F
    FALSE
  150. European honey bees and Africanized honey bees are difficult to tell apart. What morphological feature can you use to separate them?

    Wing length
    Size
    Hair on the abdomen
    Configuration of the pollen basket
    Wing length
  151. When a pesticide label states that it is "For sale to and use by professional pest control applicators only", it is considered a Restricted Use Pesticide. *

    T/F
    T
  152. Insect repellents are required to carry an EPA-approved label, subject to the same requirements of an insecticide or herbicide label.

    T/F
    T
  153. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act requires certain information to be printed on each pesticide label.

    T/F
    T
  154. A pesticide may be used to control a pest not specifically listed on the label as long as the site where the pesticide is to be applied IS listed on the label.

    T/F
    T
  155. The insecticide imidacloprid works through what mode of action?

    Nervous system toxin 
    metabolic toxin
    juvenile hormone mimic
    physical poison
    Nervous system toxin
  156. Which of the following ant species has two petiole nodes?

    odorous house ant. Tapinoma sessile.
    pharaoh ant. Monomorium pharaonis.
    field ant, Formica spp.
    carpenter ant, Campanotus spp.
    pharaoh ant. Monomorium pharaonis.
  157. Which of the following is NOT an identification character of Lyctid powderpost beetles?

    small, 1/4 to 1/8-inch long
    antennae nearly the same length as body
    head visible from above
    2-segmented club
    antennae nearly the same length as body
  158. Box elder bugs have what type of mouthparts?
    piercing sucking
  159. Which of the following is an example of biological control?

    use of hormone-mimic insecticide
    use of enzyme-based drain cleaner
    use of fungi to control termites in wall 
    none of the above
    use of fungi to control termites in wall
  160. What type of insecticide formulation consists of an active ingredient sprayed onto, or mixed with an edible substrate?

    emulsifiable concentrate
    bait 
    granular
    paste
    bait
  161. Which of the following insecticides are not considered a fumigant?




    A) methyl parathion
  162. Which of the following is an example of a benzoyl urea insecticide?

    priproxifen
    acephate
    noviflumeron 
    lambda-cyhalothrin
    noviflumeron
  163. What federal regulatory agency that partly oversees activities of the pest control industry was established by President Nixon in 1970?
    EPA
  164. A means of chemical communication whereby a substance produced by one species benefits both itself and a different species.
    synomone
  165. When choosing locations for light traps it is important to be very mindful of the average temperature at the location

    T/F
    F
  166. Chiggers are insects

    T/F
    T
  167. _ ant and _ ant are similar in appearance; but the _ ant is smaller and has a lighter color to the abdomen.
    Odorous House ant and Ghost ant are similar in appearance; but the Ghost ant is smaller and has a lighter color to the abdomen.
  168. Odorous House ant and Ghost ant are similar in appearance; but the Ghost ant is _ and has a _ to the abdomen.
    Odorous House ant and Ghost ant are similar in appearance; but the Ghost ant is smaller and has a lighter color to the abdomen.
  169. Which of the following lists of ants includes ONLY ants that have one node between their abdomen and thorax?




    A) Ghost. Crazy. Odorous House. Argentine.
  170. is NOT recommended for resistance management.

    Rotating insecticides from within the same chemical class. Mixing insecticides with different modes of action. Following standard IPM protocol. Rotation between insecticides with different modes of action.
    Rotating insecticides from within the same chemical class.
  171. The Hobo Spiders (Eratigena agrestis, formerly known as Tegenaria agrestis) is venomous spider that causes a slow-healing wound.

    T/F
    T
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