Course ID   843
Course Name   Mosquito Control in Wastewater Treatment Plants
Sponsor Name   PA DEP: Training Section
Primary Contact   William J McNamara 
Website   Partner Website
The purpose of this training is to educate individuals about mosquito production and control in and around wastewater treatment plants. With the presence of West Nile Virus in Culex spp. Mosquitoes, this education is very important. Culex spp. Mosquitoes constitute > 95% of positive mosquito samples in Pennsylvania and this species complex is typically encountered > 99% of the time in sewage treatment plants. We intend to teach operators how to conduct inspections to find breeding mosquito populations in their plants and discuss methods of control. Methods of control will include both physical manipulation of plant operations and pesticide applications. Pertinent Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture regulations regarding pesticide applications in wastewater treatment facilities will also be discussed.
Course Level   Basic thru Intermediate
Course Content    
* Overview of DEP's West Nile Virus Program in Pennsylvania
* Presentation of video on DEP, Wastewater Systems & The West Nile Virus
* Group discussion on video presentation
* Instruction on and discussion of mosquito inspection protocols in wastewater treatment systems
* Powerpoint presentation on available pesticide products for mosquito control in wastewater treatment plants and application procedures
* Quiz, discussion
Approved Industry   Wastewater
Target Audience    
The target audience for this training is all individuals associated with operational activities at wastewater treatment plants in Pennsylvania.
Training Format   Classroom
Type of Media    
Contact Hours   2.0