Events 2018 Fall Rodent Academy (Dallas Center)

Dec 11-13, 2018

Three-Day Professional Training Course in Rodent Management

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service IPM Experience House along with Target Specialty Products offer a three-day, intensive rodent control training course for pest management professionals.

Time and Location

Fall Rodent Acedemy takes place at the IPM Experinece House, on campus at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Dallas, Dec. 11-13 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. 

Registration and Fee

Registration for the Fall Rodent Academy is available by clicking here or by visiting and searching "rodent." Class size is limited to 25 students per day to ensure quality instructor-to-student interaction. Two employees are allowed per company. A $300 tuition covers the cost of materials and meals during the training.


The goal of the Texas Rodent Academy is to provide a highly focused and standardized approach to managing rodent populations through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). After completing the course, graduates will be able to manage rodent populations more effectively, because they will have a better understanding of the biology, behavior, and habitat of rodents, as well as contributing factors to infestation, effective ways of evaluating site-specific responses and strategies, and effective communication strategies with the public to achieve lasting change and improvements.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for pest management professionals:

  • Municipalities
  • Universities
  • Public schools
  • Food safety personnel

This course is not for apprentice training.


Speakers for the event include:

  • Dr. Mike Merchant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service urban entomologist
  • Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension school IPM specialist.
  • Dr. Bobby Corrigan, New York rodentologist
  • Sylvia Kenmuir, BCE, PCA, Director of Technical Training, Target Specialty Products
  • Emory Matts, Technical Services Manager, Region 17, Rentokil - North America

Register for Fall Rodent Academy by clicking here 

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