VCEHP107: Rodent Management

Course Description:

VCEHP107: Rodent Management is seventh in a eleven-course learning series. 

This course will provide environmental health professionals with basic knowledge about rodent biology and management.

Target Audience

Public Health, First Responders, Emergency Response and Preparedness Professionals and Healthcare Practitioners

Learning Objectives

  • Describe basic rodent biology and behavior
  • Describe the four most important steps in rodent control
  • Recognize the signs of rodent infestation and areas they are most likely to inhabit
  • Understand the role of environmental health professionals in using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for rodent management
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing VCEHP107: Rodent Management
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Bobby Corrigan

Bobby Corrigan, PhD

Bobby Corrigan has been active in urban pest management for over 30 years. He serves as a consultant who specializes in urban rodent pest management on a national and international scale and also as a rodent control consultant for several cities around the USA.

Bobby was a member of the Purdue University Entomology Department for 16 years as a teacher and researcher in rodent IPM. He also ran a pest management route in NYC for three years full time doing cockroach and rodent clean outs in restaurants, office buildings, sewers and apartment buildings while saving money for college.

Dr. Corrigan has published over 160 technical articles in pest control and has authored or co-authored four textbooks and chapters in pest control including: The Scientific Guide to Pest Management Operations (2010); Food Plant Sanitation (2003); The Handbook of Pest Control (2011); and Rodent Pest Management (2001) and The Encyclopedia of Pest Management (2008).

Dr. Corrigan has lectured in 45 states and 9 countries around the world. He has appeared in Time Magazine, The New York Times, National Geographic, The CBS Sunday Morning Show and multiple international radio shows and on-line magazines.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing VCEHP107: Rodent Management


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