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Rocky mountain spotted fever is transmitted by:

A. deerflies
B. dog ticks
C. deermites
D. chiggers
B. dog ticks
What are the peak seasons for rats to breed in temperate zones?

A. Spring and Fall
B. Summer and Winter
C. Winter and Spring
D. Fall and Summer
A. Spring and Fall
Which one of the following pesticides can be legally used in the United States by the public?

A. Diazinon
B. Silvex
C. 2,4,5,-T
D. Mercury
A. Diazinon
Poison Ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac contain oleoresin that is found in all parts of the plant except the:

A. leaves
B. flowers
C. bark
D. wood
D. wood
Psittacosis is most commoly spread by:

A. bats
B. shellfish
C. rodents
D. pigeons
D. pigeons
Hay fever is correctly referred to as:

A. leguminosis
B. pollenosis
C. asthma
D. sinusitis
B. pollenosis
Which of the following is most effective for controlling ragweed?

A. Fenthion
B. Dieldrin
C. 2,4-D
D. Petroleum oil
C. 2-4-D
The term "endemic" means:

A. sporadic occurrence of an illness
B. constant presence of an illness
C. all illnesses present at any one time
D. an unusually large number of persons with the same illness
B. constant presence of an illness
The interval between exposure to an infectious agent and the appearance of the symptom is called the:

A. lag time
B. susceptible period
C. incubation period
D. primary period
C. incubation period
Schistosomiasis is a/an:

A. water contact disease
B. foodborne disease
C. milkborne disease
D. airborne disease
A. water contact disease
A disease transmitted by birds and bird droppings is:

A. dengue fever
B. psittacosis
C. tularemia
D. hurine typhus
B. psittacosis
An infected organism which does not exhibit symptoms during the spread of an illness is called a:

A. reservoir
B. parasite
C. host
D. carrier
D. carrier
The killing of an infectious agent outside the body by chemical or physical means is termed:

A. detoxification
B. deodorization
C. destabilization
D. disinfection
D. disinfection
Rocky mountain spotted fever is transmitted by:

A. flies
B. spiders
C. cockroaches
D. ticks
D. ticks
Many diseases and infestations have common names that can confuse the professional when referred to by lay indivduals and often children, the term cooties refers to a/an:

A. flea infestation
B. infestation of bedbugs
C. lice infestation
D. infestation of flies
C. lice infestation
When first considering the control of houseflies, roaches, and rats, the primary emphasis should be on:

a. pesticides that are not harmful to children and pets
b. basic community environmental sanitation to eliminate the conditions that make possible their survival and reproduction
c. types of diseases that could possibly be transmitted and the signs and symptoms of each
d. their resistance to various pesticide groupings
b. basic community environmental sanitation to eliminate the conditions that make possible their survival and reproduction
The objective(s) in pest control should be:

a. integrated pest management involving the use of a combination of educational, cultural, biological, physical, chemical, and legal measures, as appropriate
b. to control the life cycles and conditions favorable to growth of pests so they will not interfere or harm humans and the environment
c. to establish a worldwide network of professionals dedicated to the elimination of pest nuisance and annoyance
d. all of the above
a. integrated pest management involving the use of a combination of educational, cultural, biological, physical, chemical, and legal measures, as appropriate
_______________ appears to be the primary reservoir for the newly recognized (1993) Hantavirus in the southeastern United States:

a. rat
b. rabbit
c. house mouse
d. deer mouse
d. deer mouse
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act:

a. requires that an Environmental Protection Agency registration number be put on all pesticide products
b. provides for registration of pesticides manufacturing and formulating
c. provides for State certification of applicators who are qualified to use certain restricted pesticides
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
A pesticide that _______________ is referred to as a "Restricted Classification" pesticide and is generally not available to the homeowner:

a. is highly toxic
b. requires special knowledge for application
c. requires special equipment for application
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
Bacteria may be carried in the digestive system of the housefly for as long as:

a. 1 week
b. 3 months
c. 4 weeks
d. 2 days
c. 4 weeks
Malaria prevention programs have been losing their effectiveness in many countries mainly because of:

a. inadequate funding and research
b. adaption of mosquitoes to new environments
c. resistance to certain insecticides and resistance of Plasmodium falciparum parasites to drugs used to prevent and treat malarial infections
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is transmitted by:

a. cockroaches
b. dog ticks
c. mites
d. skunks
b. dog ticks
A “chigger" is the larval stage of the:

a. mite
b. mosquito
c. louse
d. flea
a. mite
Pediculosis is an infestation of:

a. chiggers
b. mites
c. lice
d. roaches
c. lice
Storage of clothing, bedding, and any other lice infested items for at least _______________ cause the lice to die of starvation:

a. 10 days
b. 3 days
c. 6 months
d. 30 days
d. 30 days
_______________ is an infectious disease of the skin caused by burrowing of the female mite into the skin where it deposits its eggs:

a. tularemia
b. scabies
c. psittacosis
d. pediculosis
b. scabies
Wasps are usually attracted to:

a. bright-colored clothing
b. hair oils
c. smooth-textured clothing
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
The peak seasons for rats to breed in temperate zones are:

a. spring and fall
b. summer and winter
c. winter and spring
d. fall and summer
a. spring and fall
Rattus norvegicus is also referred to as the:

a. sewer rat
b. norway rat
c. house rat
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
The first step in a rat control program is:

a. a baiting program
b. code enforcement
c. a trapping program
d. a community survey
d. a community survey
Rattus Rattus is also referred to as the:

a. house rat
b. norway rat
c. roof rat
d. all of the above
c. roof rat
An adult rat requires approximately _______________ of food per day:

a. 1 pound
b. 1 ounce
c. 6 ounces
d. 8 ounces
b. 1 ounce
In order to control rats at open dumps, a poison-bait application program should be started _______________ before a site is abandoned or converted and before earthmoving equipment is brought to the site:

a. 10 days
b. 3 days
c. 3 weeks
d. 3 months
a. 10 days
The smallest diameter hole through which an average house mouse can pass is:

a. 1/4 inch
b. 1/2 inch
c. 3/4 inch
d. 1 inch
b. 1/2 inch
An example of a single dose rodenticide is:

a. red squill
b. warfarin
c. malathion
d. chlordane
a. red squill
The key to an effective, long-term rodent control program is:

a. poisoning
b. community sanitation
c. trapping
d. community sewage treatment
b. community sanitation
A female rat becomes sexually mature in:

a. 2 to 3 months
b. 2 to 3 weeks
c. 1 to 2 months
d. 4 to 6 weeks
a. 2 to 3 months
The Norway rat has a normal home range of:

a. 100 to 150 feet
b. 300 to 500 feet
c. 1 block
d. 3 to 5 blocks
a. 100 to 150 feet
A single pair of rats is capable of producing _______________ litters of young per year:

a. 4 to 7
b. 3 to 6
c. 1 to 2
d. 8 to 12
a. 4 to 7
An example of an anticoagulant rodenticide is:

a. red squill
b. cyanide gas
c. warfarin
d. malathion
c. warfarin
Psittacosis/Ornithosis is spread by:

a. bats
b. shellfish
c. rodents
d. pigeons
d. pigeons
A pigeon control program to eliminate nesting places should be preceded by:

a. baiting the area
b. ectoparasite control
c. trapping and humanely disposing of pigeons
d. installing ground electrical wires
b. ectoparasite control
Bat-proofing should be done in the _______________ when bats are hibernating in caves:

a. late fall through winter
b. late winter through spring
c. early spring only
d. midsummer through early fall
a. late fall through winter
Bats are a threat to humans because they carry:

a. encephalitis
b. rabies
c. psittacosis
d. pediculosis
b. rabies
The best preventive measure for poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac is:

a. recognition of the plant and its avoidance
b. wearing clothing that appropriately covers the body
c. applying an effective weed killer
d. none of the above
a. recognition of the plant and its avoidance
The poison of poison ivy, oak, and sumac is an oleoresin that is found in all parts of the plant except the:

a. leaves
b. flowers
c. wood
d. bark
c. wood
The symptoms from contact with poison ivy, oak, and sumac normally appear after:

a. 8 to 10 days
b. a few hours to 7 days
c. 10 to 15 days
d. none of the above
b. a few hours to 7 days
In general, there are three kinds of weeds. These are:

a. srads, clowds, and mullahs
b. bronzes, clorles, and direals
c. annuals, biennials, and perennials
d. milkweeds, bindweeds, and perennials
c. annuals, biennials, and perennials
The control of weeds is accomplished by:

a. preventing the spread of weeds into new areas
b. destruction of top weeds and underground parts of weeds
c. destruction of weed seeds in the soil
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
Soil sterilants are a type of herbicide which are:

a. absorbed by the plant root system
b. applied to the leaves of the plant
c. not effective while plant growth and development are taking place
d. both b and c above
a. absorbed by the plant root system
Which of the following is not a condition that encourages the growth of weeds:

a. soil abuse
b. over cultivation
c. deforestation
d. none of the above
d. none of the above
Relief from hay fever may be obtained by:

a. moving to a pollen-free area
b. acquired immunity
c. air conditioning and air purification with appropriate filters
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
Hay fever is correctly referred to as:

a. weedsidsis
b. pollenosis
c. asthma
d. sinusitis
b. pollenosis
A mature ragweed plant can produce up to _______________ pollen grams in one season:

a. 1 hundred
b. 1 million
c. 1 billion
d. 1 trillion
c. 1 billion
A pollen count index of less than _______________ pollen grains/cubic meter of air in a 24-hour period is considered practically free of ragweed contamination:

a. 1
b. 5
c. 20
d. 40
b. 5
Most ragweed pollen grains settle to the ground within about:

a. 48 hours after becoming airborne
b. 200 feet from their source
c. 24 hours after becoming airborne
d. 500 feet from their source
b. 200 feet from their source
The most practical way to control hay fever is to:

a. treat the environment
b. treat the patient
c. relocate the patient
d. all of the above
a. treat the environment
Which of the following has been proven to be most effective for controlling ragweed:

a. Spraying in early spring
b. Spraying in early or mid summer
c. Spraying in early or mid spring
d. Spraying in early fall
c. Spraying in early or mid spring
An effective pest management and weed control program focuses on the:

a. strategic application of pesticides and herbicides with greatest toxicity
b. use of a single pesticide or herbicide nontoxic to humans and pets
c. integration of a combination of methods
d. ability to acquire federal and state funding
c. integration of a combination of methods
The full potential of naturalistic and source-reduction measures should be applied before considering chemical means for controlling arthropods, rodents, and weeds:

a. True
b. False
a. True
DDT has been banned for use in all countries except parts of Africa, Sweden, Great Britain, and all South American Countries:

a. True
b. False
b. False
The World Health Organization considers DDT irreplaceable in public health at the present time for control of some of the most important vector-borne diseases of humans:

a. True
b. False
a. True
For a pesticide to be permitted for application on a raw agricultural food or feed, the residue must exceed the tolerance established for the product by the Department of Health and Human Services under the conditions of use:

a. True
b. False
b. False
In accordance with Food Additive Regulations, a pesticide added intentionally or incidentally to a processed food is considered an additive:

a. True
b. False
a. True
The housefly consumes only liquids, and therefore, must transform all other substances to the liquid state before digestion:

a. True
b. False
a. True
The prime feeding time of the anopheles mosquito is usually around midday:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Encephalitis has replaced malaria as the major mosquito-borne disease in North America:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Encephalitis is not communicable directly from person to person but only by the bite of infected mosquitoes:

a. True
b. False
a. True
The female and male mosquito feed only on the blood of humans and animals:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Because the pesticides lindane and malathion do not stain, they are excellent liquid insecticide sprays to use for controlling bedbugs in mattresses or other bedding:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Lice require human blood to live:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Blackflies are disease vectors for onchocerciasis:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Yellow jackets usually build their nests in the ground:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Rats have an extremely keen sense of sight but very poor taste and smelling ability:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Sodium fluoroacetate, also known as “1080,” is the most effective fast-acting rodenticide available for use throughout the United States:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Bats serve a useful purpose by keeping down the number of insects:

a. True
b. False
a. True
The rabies virus may be contracted from the aerosol of an infected animal's urine entering through the nose or mouth:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Bat-proofing should not be conducted in late spring or early summer because baby bats can be trapped inside:

a. True
b. False
a. True
The poison found in poison ivy, oak, and sumac is extremely volatile:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Items such as tennis balls, golf balls, gloves, and auto tires that come into contact with poison ivy, oak, and sumac may spread the poison as well as physical contact with the plants:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Burning off poisonous plants is not advisable because smoke will carry particles long distances and spread the infection:

a. True
b. False
a. True
The best time to apply a herbicide is in the late spring or early summer when plant growth and development is taking place:

a. True
b. False
a. True
Hormone or growth regulators, also known as systematic herbicides are toxic to the plant living cells they cover and are usually absorbed through the stem of the plant upon contact:

a. True
b. False
b. False
Some of the main sources of pollen are trees in the summer, grasses in the spring, and weeds in the winter:

a. True
b. False
b. False