18th Annual School of
STRUCTURAL FUMIGATION


Monday, November 14 through Friday, November 18, 2005
Florida State Exams: Saturday, November 19, 2005


University of Florida | Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Avenue
| Davie, Florida 33314

Post-Hurricane Wilma Update 

We are pleased to announce that Hurricane Wilma is not stopping us -- the 18th Annual School of Structural Fumigation is on as scheduled.

If you are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott please contact the Manager, Deron Haller, at (954) 626-5740 or e-mail him at riplantsales2@whitelodging.com.

For further information or questions about the Fumigation School, contact Dr. Brian Cabrera at (954) 577-6363; e-mail bcabrera@ufl.edu.

Thank you -- we look forward to seeing you November 14th.

Don't forget to bring a hat and sunscreen, there's less shade here now.

Site Index
l Introduction l Agenda l Registration
l Corporate Advantages l SPID and Fumigation Exams l Lodging Information & Directions
l Testimonials l Continuing Education Units l Weather

l For Further Information

l Printable Brochure (PDF format)

Introduction

This unique course offers:

  • a complete review of all technical aspects of structural fumigation

  • instruction by a team of over 15 qualified and experienced professionals, manufacturer reps and University of Florida faculty

  • a combination of classroom and field demonstrations

  • hands-on training with fumigation equipment including: fumiscope, interscan, detector tubes, rate calculators and SCBA

  • instruction in avoiding costly fumigation errors with “tips from the professionals”

  • updates on recent fumigation research and changes in labeling and regulations

  • limited class size allows more individual attention for participants

  • Florida’s SPID and fumigation examinations offered by DACS at the completion of the course

  • instruction in identifying structural pests controlled by fumigants
  • The Only Program Of Its Kind In The World

  • All Students Receive The “Florida Fumigation Manual” –The Most Comprehensive Guide To Structural Fumigation

  • Hands-On Instruction From Some Of Florida’s Top Fumigators

  • Scenic Tropical South Florida Location

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Corporate Advantages

JOIN THE MANY COMPANIES that have wisely taken advantage of this unique educational opportunity. There is a demand for highly qualified, trained fumigators. Significantly more people pass the Fumigation and SPID exam upon completion of the course and review.

This one-week course is organized and sponsored with the help of fumigation industry members, manufacturers, suppliers, DACS personnel, and University of Florida faculty. Instruction is given by a team of qualified and experienced professionals with expertise in structural fumigation.

All aspects of structural fumigation will be covered. Activities include more than 15 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours of labs and workshops, plus an actual on-site structural fumigation.

FUMIGATION PROFESSIONALS . . .
Are you missing business opportunities because you are unaware of recent technological changes? Are you taking advantage of improvements in fumigation practices? Are you aware of changes in rules, regulations, and fumigant labeling? Do you have the time and facilities to provide your employees a thorough education in structural fumigation techniques?

ENROLL NOW!
The opportunity is here — all you have to do is take advantage of it! Program is limited to a maximum of 44 students (minimum 25).

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Testimonials

"I was extremely impressed with the training at the…School of Structural Fumigation. The expert instruction, course work and opportunities for hands on learning … has direct applicability to those performing structural fumigation … or for [those] who regulate this pest control service. I fully recommend this course for both the fumigator and government official."

Michael J. Page
Chief, Bureau of Entomology & Pest Control,
Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services


"The UF Fume School is by far the most complete course for fumigation. The on-site instruction for the actual structural fumigation process is unbeatable for a direct and hands-on approach to learning."

Sean Brantley
Certified Fumigator and Chair,
Florida Fumigation Advisory Council

 


"I have attended 3 Fume Schools and they just keep getting better. The up-to-date information and the camaraderie amongst students and staff make for a most valuable and pleasant learning experience."

Paul Pilley
Fumigation School Student, 2004

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Agenda


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Registration

8:00

Orientation

8:30

Welcome

8:50

School History, Fumigation Manual

9:15

Break

9:30

Vehicles/Transport/DOT

10:30

Measure/Graph

11:30

Lab: Measuring Models

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:00

Group Lunch

1:00

Lab: Measuring Models

1:45

Team Assignments/Procedures

2:00

Outdoor Activities (30 min each)

1) Sealing Techniques

2) DOT Truck Demo

3) Clamping Techniques

4) Rolling and Storage

4:30

Clean-up

4:45

Review

5:00

Adjourn

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Quiz

8:00

Dosage Calculation - Dow Calculator

8:30

Dosage Calculation - Ensystex Software

9:00

Dosage Calculation Lab

9:30

Break

9:45

Physical Properties

10:45

Introducing Vikane

11:45

Monitoring

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:15

Group Lunch & Termite Detection Equipment

1:15

Equipment Workshop (30 min each)

1) Introduction of Vikane

2) Monitoring Equipment

3) Clearance of Vikane

4) SCBA

4:00

Fumigation Economics

4:45

Review/Homework Assignment

5:00

Adjourn

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Quiz

8:00

Safety with Fumigants

9:00

Interior Prep, Homeowner Checklist

10:00

Break

10:15

Vikane Aeration Procedures

11:00

Fumiguide Homework Review

11:45

Soil Classification & Characteristics

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:15

Site Lunch, Observe Tenting Procedures

1:00

First Fume Site Stations (20 min each)

1) Interior Preparation

2) Exterior Preparation

3) Dosage/HLT Calculation

4) Shooting Set-Up

2:30

Review

2:40

Vikane Introduction, Shoot Truck Setup

3:00

Second Fume Site Stations (20 min each)

1) RDA Fumiscope

2) Measuring Practice

3) Leak Checks, QAR

4) Standard Fumiscopes

4:30

Fog-Out, Damage Demonstration

5:00

Review/Homework Assignment

5:15

Adjourn

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Quiz

8:00

Site: Tarp Removal, Storage, Aeration

8:45

State Fumigation Inspections

9:30

Dosage Calculation Review

10:00

Break

10:15

Target Pests

11:15

Target Pest ID Lab

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:00

Group Lunch

1:00

USDA Quarantine Fumigations

1:30

Commodity Fumigation

2:30

Fume Site Stations (20 min each)

1) Clearance Testing

2) Interscan Calibration

3) HLT/Dosage Review

4) Site Clean-up Review

3:50

Target Pest, Landscape Toxicity

4:30

Review of Florida State Laws

5:30

Adjourn

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

~ Morning Schedule ~

7:30

Alternative/Partial Treatments

8:15

Local Chemical Treatment

8:30

Team Problem Solving

9:00

Team Presentations

9:45

Break

10:00

Specialty Jobs 1

10:40

Specialty Jobs 2

11:00

Fumigation of Insects

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

12:00

Final Exam

1:00

Awards Luncheon

CONCLUSION (if not taking State Exam Review)

2:00

SPID & FL Fume Exam Review (optional)

5:00

Adjourn

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

~ Morning Schedule ~

8:00

Fumigation Exam (4 hours)

~ Afternoon Schedule ~

1:00

SPID Exam (3 hours)

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SPID and Fumigation Exams

The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (DACS) is offering the Special ID Card (SPID) and Fumigation Exams on Saturday, November 19, 2005 in conjunction with the School of Structural Fumigation. If interested in taking either exam, please complete and submit a DACS exam application along with the required fees to: Bureau of Entomology & Pest Control, DACS, 1203 Governors Square Blvd., Suite 300, Tallahassee, FL 32301-2961, postmarked on or before October 11, 2005. For applications or if you have questions, please call the Bureau directly at 850-921-4177; ask for the “Exam Desk”.

FDACS EXAM FEES*:

$200 SPID Exam (Special Identification Card - Fumigation)
$225 Fumigation Certification Exam

* Fees are to be paid directly to DACS as instructed above.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The application deadline to take an examination is October 11, 2005.

Examination Preparation: Throughout the course, we’ll cover most of the material on the certification exams. We also highly recommend that you register for the exam review session (for a nominal fee of $25) to be held on Friday, November 18 from 2-5pm. When registering for the Fumigation School, be sure to indicate if you are attending the review session.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
for Florida License Holders

After completing the course, certified operators and SPIDs can receive up to six CEUs (two Core, two Termite, two Fumigation). Requirements for awarding CEUs vary by state. Ask your state Certification Office about CEU and renewal requirements. Fumigators wishing to earn CEUs and have them applied toward license renewal must present a Commercial, Public and/or Private License. For questions about CEUs, email Aliska Akers at: akersa@doacs.state.fl.us

A Certificate of Completion and a copy of the program agenda are provided at the end of the course. To apply for CEUs from your state, contact your state's licensing office and provide them with these materials to determine if you are eligible for CEUs.

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Registration Information

 

    REGISTER NOW!      SPACE IS LIMITED!

  • Course is limited to a minimum of 25 and a maximum of 44 students.

  • To Qualify for the Early Bird Discount, register by October 14 and save $100!

 Cost:
(includes lunch each day, all course materials, certificate of completion, and much more!)

 Early registration by October 14, 2005  $475
 Late registration after October 14, 2005  $575
Optional Exam Review Course (Fri., Nov. 18)  $25
  • Space in program will not be reserved until payment is received.

  • Information packet will be sent to registrants including directions to the Fumigation School.

  • Remember to register with DACS if taking the state exam.

Refund Policy: Requests for registration refunds will be honored if written notification of cancellation is received by the Office of Conferences on or before November 2, 2005. A $125.00 processing fee will be deducted from all refunds. Sorry, no refunds will be honored for cancellations after November 2, 2005.

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Lodging Information & Directions

Two nearby hotels are offering discounted rates for those attending the Fumigation School:

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Residence Inn by Marriott
130 N. University Dr.
Plantation, FL 33324
Distance to Fumigation School: Approximately 4 miles
Price: $129 per night
Contact: Deron Haller (954) 626-5740
EMail: riplantsales2@whitelodging.com
 - When making reservations, be sure to tell them you are with the “University of Florida Event”, November 14-18.

 


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Homestead Studio Suites Hotel
7550 State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317
Distance to Fumigation School: Approximately 1.8 miles
Price: Queen Studio room, $59.99 per night
Contact: Kevin Axe or Natalie Mower (954) 476-1211 ext. 5002
EMail: mgr-ptn@homesteadhotels.com
- When making reservations, be sure to mention you are attending the “Fumigation Class” at the University of Florida, November 14-18.
 


 

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Weather

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has a sub-tropical climate with warm weather almost year round. November is the final month of the storm and rainy season. During the Fumigation School, it is usually warm with some humidity during the day with temperatures usually in the high 70s to mid 80s. Nighttime temperatures are in the 70s. Rain showers may occur at any time, especially in the afternoon. Check current, local weather conditions in Ft. Lauderdale below:

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For Further Information

Program & Training Information:

Dr. Brian J. Cabrera
Assistant Professor of Entomology
University of Florida/IFAS
Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center
3205 College Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314-7799
PHONE: (954) 577-6363
FAX: (954) 475-4125
EMAIL: bcabrera@ufl.edu

 

Renny Perez
Director, School of Structural Fumigation
University of Florida/IFAS
Ft. Lauderdale Research & Education Center
3205 College Avenue
Davie, FL 33314-7799
PHONE: (786) 302-4767

Registration Information:

Attn: Registration Department
University of Florida/IFAS
Office of Conferences and Institutes (OCI)
PO Box 110750
Gainesville, FL 32611 USA
PHONE: (352) 392-5930
FAX: (352) 392-9734
EMAIL:
khbrand@ifas.ufl.edu

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