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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


The New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board offers a number of opportunities for citizens and professionals to educate themselves on mosquito, rodent and termite control.

Termite Academy 2016

February 23,24, and25, 2016



 Welcome to the eighth annual City of New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Pest Control Association (GNOPCA) Termite Academy!  The Academy started as an initiative of the Greater New Orleans Pest Control Academy’s Educational Committee and was approved by the Louisiana State Structural Pest Control Commission in April 2008.  It is now the second school in the state to be offered as a prerequisite for applying for a structural pest control license. 


     We are pleased to have a great group of speakers for this year’s Academy.  The list of speakers will include industry professionals, local and federal researchers, as well as state regulatory officials.  The list includes Dr. Thomas Chouvenc and Dr. Phil Koehler from the University of Florida. Both are experts in termite biology and behavior. Dr. Jason Meyers (BASF) is an expert in liquid termiticide treatments and will discuss and demonstrate best practices.  Lt. Elizabeth Belcher (New Orleans EMS) will discuss how to administer first aid. Mr. Milton Schleismann (LDAF) will discuss state rules and regulations and take us through best practices for completing wood destroying insect reports.  Also, Mr. Ernie Esteve (Billiot Pest Control) will discuss personal protective equipment and safety.  Mr. William Robinson (Train2Build) will discuss new construction and insulation techniques that may create challenges for us as termite inspectors. Each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly greatly benefit everyone in attendance.  We would like to thank each of the speakers for contributing their time and talents. 


     The Academy will also highlight hands-on field demonstrations on termite detection equipment, liquid termiticide treatments, baiting systems, and drilling and treating trees.  Identification laboratories will be set up with demonstrations of local termite species, wood destroying beetles, other wood destroying organisms, and related damage.  City of New Orleans entomologists and industry professionals will be on-hand to answer questions regarding pest and damage identification.

Termite Academy Agenda

February 23           Topic                                                   Instructor                   

8:00-8:25 am              Registration

8:25-8:30                    Introduction – Dr. C. Cottone

8:30-9:30                    Subterranean & Drywood Termite Biology & Identification –                                           Dr.C.  Cottone

9:30-10:30                  Invasive Termite Species – Dr. P. Koehler

10:30-10:45                Break

10:45-11:45                Termite Hybrids – Dr. T. Chouvenc

11:45-12:15 pm          Lunch

12:15-12:30                Identification Laboratory – E. Guidry & Dr. C. Cottone

12:30-1:30                  General Pest: Wood-destroying Organisms – E. Guidry

1:30-2:30                    Termite Colonies at Different Ages – Dr. T. Chouvenc

2:30-2:45                    Break

2:45-3:45                    Termite Defenses – Dr. T. Chouvenc

3:45-5:00                    Inspections & Inspection Tools – E. Freytag



February 24                  

8:00-9:00 am              WDIR – M. Schleismann

9:00-10:00                  First Aid for the Field – Lt. E. Belcher

10:00-10:15                Break

10:15-11:15                Liquid Termiticides – Dr. J. Meyers

11:15-12:00 pm          Calculations & Drawing a Site Map (field) – various

12:00-12:45                Lunch

12:45-1:00                  Identification Laboratory – E. Guidry & Dr. C. Cottone

1:00-1:45                    Fumigation – Dr. C. Riegel

1:45-2:15                    Baiting Technology – Dr. C. Cottone

2:15-3:00                    Tree Treatments – E. Freytag

3:00-5:00                    Post-Construction Treatment (field) – E. Freytag, P. Ponseti,                                         T. Madere,M. Schleismann, R. Landis



February 25        

8:00-9:00 am              Rules & Regulations – M. Schleismann

9:00-10:00                  The Label – Dr. C. Cottone

10:00-10:15                Break

10:15-11:15                Construction Practices & New Insulation Products – W. Robinson

11:15-12:15 pm          PPE & Safety – E. Esteve

12:15-1:00                  Lunch

1:00-1:15                    Identification Laboratory – E. Guidry & Dr. C. Cottone     

1:15-2:15                    Rodent Control – Dr. C. Riegel

2:15-2:30                    Exam Review

2:30-3:30                    Exam

*The agenda is subject to change

Mosquito Academy 2016

April 19-21, 2016


Past Workshops

Integrated Pest Management Workshop

July 2–3, 2014

The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Louisiana State University, would like to invite you to Write Your IPM Workshop and certification training for applicators in categories 7B and 7D. The workshop is tailored to school professionals, pesticide applicators with categories 7B and 7D, and pest control professionals.   

Mosquito Control Academy 2013

April 22–24, 2013

The City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association are offered the first-ever joint-sponsored Mosquito Control Academy April 22-24, 2013 in New Orleans. The Academy featured interactive and hands-on programs regarding mosquito biology and the methods used to manage them.

For more information about future Academies, please visit the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association or email the Board at

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