NAME VCEHP 104: Tick Biology and Control
COURSE STARTS Open Enrollment
COURSE ENDS 7 weeks to complete from date of registration
COURSE DESCRIPTION The environmental public health professional can assist in the management and control of ticks and their associated pathogens through their knowledge of tick biology and ecology. Information on the methods of control can be provided to the public and local officials when they are faced with tick-borne disease risk in their area. Knowledge of these tick species is essential since they feed on humans, animals, and transmit pathogens. This course summarizes the biology and disease associations of ticks and fundamentals of tick biology and control. After completing this course, users will be able to explain the basic biology and distribution of ticks in the United States, recognize recent trends in tick-borne diseases, describe prevention, management, and control measures for ticks and know how to use an Integrated Pest Management approach.