Navigation Search Map (504) 658-4000

Translate this page

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.


Mosquito Academy 2016

April 19-21, 2016




City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Mosquito Control Association
Mosquito Academy Agenda

APRIL 19–21, 2016
Tuesday, April 19
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Introduction                                                                  C. Riegel
9:15 – 10:15 Introduction to mosquito anatomy and biology  J. McAllister
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 Bionomics and recognition of important species  S. Michaels
11:00 – 12:00 Microscope instruction & identification laboratory (adult)                                                                                                                      C. Harrison
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (provided)
1:00 – 1:45 Identification laboratory (larvae) various
1:45 – 2:15 Mosquito surveillance                                                   S. Michaels
2:15 – 3:15 Mosquitoes of medical and veterinary importance  G. Balsamo
3:15 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 Ecology of West Nile virus transmission                     K. Caillouet
4:00 – 4:30 Overview of Zika virus pandemic                                 D. Wesson
4:30 – 5:00 CDC national arbovirus surveillance & response     J. McAllister
Wednesday, April 20
8:00 – 9:00 Principals of mosquito control                                     J. McAllister
9:00 – 9:30 Biological control                                          C. Harrison /B. Carter
9:30 – 10:00 Larvicide applications                                                   S. Willis
10:00 – 10:15 BREAK
10:15 – 10:45 Ground & Aerial adulticide applications                  S. Willis
10:45 – 11:15 Adulticide efficacy for Aedes species                       B. Carter
11:15 – 12:00 Effects of adulticides on non-target species            K. Healy
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH (provided)
1:00 – 2:00 Public education in mosquito control programs        K. Healy
2:00 – 2:45 Resistance monitoring, bottle bioassays                   J. McAllister
2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 5:00 Hands-on training (additional mosquito identification, insecticide rate calibration, loading and PPE, property inspections, resistance monitoring)
Thursday, April 21
8:00 – 8:45 Roles and responsibilities after a disaster                J. McAllister
8:45 – 9:15 Planning for a mosquito-borne outbreak                    C. Riegel
9:15 – 9:45 Operational interventions following Zika travel case S. Michaels
9:45 – 10:00 BREAK
10:00 – 10:30 Incorporating technology in mosquito control    K. Caillouet
10:30 – 11:00 Personal protective equipment                              G. Balsamo
11:30 – 12:00 Rules and regulations                                              M. Pousson
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 1:30 Wrap-up and review                                             Michaels/Riegel
1:30 – 2:30 Academy exam
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 5:00 LDAF test registration & exams (General Standards, 8A-D, 8B, 8C, 11)
Agenda is subject to change

Past Workshops


Zika Planning Meeting

APRIL 18, 2016


Structural Pest Recertification Categories 7B, 7D

April 12-13 2016


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.

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.


Add to Twitter Add to Newsvine Add to Yahoo Bookmarks Add to Yahoo MyWeb Add to Facebook Add to LinkedIn Add to Terchnorati Add to Digg Add to Google Bookmarks Add to Reddit Add to StumbleUpon Add to Delicious

Last updated: 4/19/2016 11:18:57 AM

Was this page helpful?

 Security code