Part 11 (Chapter 12) Introduction to Urban and Industrial Integrated Pest Management

  1. The [a] tick is the tick most commonly encountered by the PMP. This tick is a vector of the causal organism of [b].
    • American Dog Tick
    • Rocky Mountain spotted fever (R. richettsii)
  2. Tick paralysis occurs during the [a] process when the host is afflicted with a [b] that develops gradually and may result in death.
    • feeding
    • paralytic condition
  3. When dealing with suspected delusory parasitosis, the pest management professional must remember that it is illegal to use a [a] where no pest is present.
    pesticide
  4. The disease organism for [a] is a spirochete bacterium; it is vectored by the hard tick, Ixodes scapularis, which commonly attacks white-tailed deer and various [b] species.
    • Lyme disease
    • rodent
  5. House dust mites are not ectoparasitic, but rather they feed primarily on scales of [a], commonly called [b].
    • skin
    • dander
  6. The most easily seen external feature on ticks that distinguishes them from mites are the [a] which surround the external openings of the respiratory system.
    • spiracular plates
    • stigmatal plates
  7. The [a] flea is the chief carrier of the causal organisms of bubonic plague and murine typhus. [b] are the preferred host, but it does occasionally bite people.
    • oriental rat
    • Rats
  8. The [a] stage in the flea life cycle is often not killed during an insecticide treatment. For this reason, [b] fleas may emerge for several days up to a couple of weeks after treatment.
    • pupal
    • adult
  9. Parasites that live and feed within a host's body are called [a].
    endoparasites
  10. The itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causes a skin rash called [a].
    • scabies
    • 7-year itch
  11. Fleas have [a] mouthparts to penetrate the skin of the [b] and suck blood.
    • piercing-sucking
    • host
  12. Lice

    a.)are found on the host animal only when they are feeding

    b.)are wingless parasites of warm-blooded animals

    c.)occur only on people

    d.)do not suck blood
    b.)are wingless parasites of warm-blooded animals
  13. The human flea

    a.)is commonly encountered in homes on the Pacific Coast

    b.)is regularly found on swine

    c.)cannot survive exclusively on human hosts

    d.)is a normal carrier of disease organisms
    a.)is commonly encountered in homes on the Pacific Coast

    b.)is regularly found on swine
  14. Body lice

    a.)place their eggs on the body hairs of humans

    b.)remain on the host's body at all times

    c.)are vectors of typhus and relapsing fever

    d.)do not suck blood
    c.)are vectors of typhus and relapsing fever
  15. Adult fleas emerge from the pupal stage after being triggered by

    a.)vibrations from nearby footsteps

    b.)hot dry conditions

    c.)warm, humid conditions

    d.)cold, wet conditions
    a.)vibrations from nearby footsteps

    c.)warm, humid conditions
  16. The brown dog tick

    a.)has only one stage that feeds on dogs

    b.)can be found behind baseboards at all life stages

    c.)can be found outdoors in the cold months in the northern U.S.

    d.)can infest dogs by direct contact with other dogs
    b.)can be found behind baseboards at all life stages
  17. Mite control measures include

    a.)eliminating host animals

    b.)applying residual miticide sprays or dusts

    c.)removing bird nests

    d.)positive identifications by an acarologist
    a.)eliminating host animals

    b.)applying residual miticide sprays or dusts

    c.)removing bird nests
  18. Adult mites

    a.)have no antennae

    b.)have their head and thorax fused into a single region, called a cephalothorax

    c.)have mouthparts grouped together in a capitulum

    d.)have four pairs of legs
    a.)have no antennae

    b.)have their head and thorax fused into a single region, called a cephalothorax

    c.)have mouthparts grouped together in a capitulum

    d.)have four pairs of legs
  19. Cat fleas

    a.)are found on domestic pets

    b.)are intermediate hosts of the dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum (L.)

    c.)can cause a skin reaction in humans when they bite

    d.)prefer locations where dust and organic debris accumulate
    a.)are found on domestic pets

    b.)are intermediate hosts of the dog tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum (L.)

    c.)can cause a skin reaction in humans when they bite

    d.)prefer locations where dust and organic debris accumulate
  20. When treating for fleas, the pest management professional should

    a.)apply the insecticide under low pressure

    b.)treat the customer's pets

    c.)take precautions to avoid staining of carpets

    d.)treat behind and below furniture
    a.)apply the insecticide under low pressure

    c.)take precautions to avoid staining of carpets

    d.)treat behind and below furniture
  21. List three (3) management steps that can be taken to reduce house dust mite problems.
    • - lower humidity levels to below 50%
    • - eliminate loose - and long - piled carpeting and upholstery
    • - use benzyl benzoate to treat carpeting, upholstery, and other infested surfaces
  22. Besides treatment of fleas on the pet, insecticide applications are also required indoors and outdoors. Provide one relevant dog behavior to keep in mind, explain why it is relevant and then provide two actions to take when treating flea harborage areas.
    • Behavior: Dogs tend to shake themselves whenever they wake from sleeping
    • Explanation: Flea eggs deposited on fur fly in all directions, hitting walls and falling behind furniture. 
    • Behavior: Dogs frequently lounge on furniture 
    • Explanation: Adult flea droppings are concentrated there, providing substrate for larvae. 
    • Actions:
    • Move furniture to allow thorough treatment
    • Remove cushions from upholstered chairs or sofas
    • Treat undersides of cushions
  23. What should the pest management professional do if he/she suspects an imaginary infestation? Name three appropriate actions and one action that should not be taken.
    • Appropriate Actions:
    • Thorough Inspections
    • Give client collection vial
    • Suggest they speak to a physician
    • Explain that many things can cause itching.
    • Do Not:
    • Treat when no pest is found
    • Provide medical or psychiatric diagnoses.
  24. List five (5) non-chemical procedures that will help reduce tick problems.
    • - cut grass and weeds
    • - remove clutter/debris to reduce rodent harborage
    • - remove bird nests
    • - fence yard
    • - screen home
    • - seal cracks
    • - groom pets
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Part 11 (Chapter 12) Introduction to Urban and Industrial Integrated Pest Management
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