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Prevention and Control of Termites in Buildings

COURSE NO: C02-084
Prevention and Control of Termites in Buildings
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides basic information on termites and the control measures taken to prevent damages in buildings.


Subterranean termites are the most important insect pest of wood in the United States. Living in large underground colonies, termites may attack any wood in contact with the soil and may even construct protective shelter tubes over nonwood materials to attack wood above ground.


Termite prevention begins with good building practices, which vary depending on the type of structure and how the structure is to be landscaped and decorated. Control of termites in existing structures involves periodic inspections for termite activity, remedial insecticide treatments, or use of insecticidal bait technology.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to environmental, structural, geotechnical, and civil engineers as well as other technical personnel interested in learning more about how to prevent and control termites in buildings.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with biological considerations of Termites
  • Familiarizing with good building practices to prevent attack by Subterranean Termites
  • Learning about the control of Subterranean Termites in existing buildings through inspection, sanitation, chemical control and termiticidal baits
  • Understanding chemical treatment of the soil around and under the foundation
  • Exploring other insects that damage wood in buildings
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, " Prevention and Control of Termites in Buildings”, which is based on the US Department of Agriculture document “Subterranean Termites – Their Prevention and Control in Buildings”.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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