Transcript: Environmental Pest Management | Mar 31, 1999

(People speaking)

A caption on screen reads “Katrina Van Osch. Enviornmental Pest Management.”

Katrina is in her late twenties. She has short blonde hair. She is wearing a purple long sleeve shirt and earrings. She is looking through a microscope in a laboratory.

Katrina says HI, MY NAME'S
KATRINA VAN OSCH.
I STUDY HERE AT SIR
SANDFORD FLEMING COLLEGE
IN LINDSAY.
AND I'M IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL
PEST MANAGEMENT COURSE.
I FIRST CAME TO SIR
SANDFORD FLEMING FROM
THE UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
WHERE I STUDIED FOR 3 YEARS
AND THAT'S WHERE I BECAME
INTERESTED IN THE STUDY
OF ENTOMOLOGY, WHICH IS
THE STUDY OF INSECTS.
THIS PROGRAM AT THE SCHOOL,
ENVIRONMENTAL PEST MANAGEMENT,
REALLY BECAME INTERESTING
FOR ME, SO I APPLIED,
AND HERE I AM.
RIGHT NOW I'M STUDYING
A COCKROACH THAT YOU CAN
SEE IN THIS
AQUARIUM BESIDE ME.

Katrina shows the cockroaches inside the aquarium.

Katrina says YOU CAN SEE THEM ALL
MOVING AROUND IN THERE.
AND WHAT WE DO HERE IS
RAISE THE COCKROACHES
SO THAT THE STUDENTS
ARE ABLE TO STUDY THEM
AT A LATER DATE IN A LARGE
AMOUNT, SO THEY CAN SEE
WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO
BE COMING UP AGAINST
IN THE JOB FORCE.
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE
STUDIED HERE AT FLEMING IS
A PROGRAM CALLED
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT,
WHICH DEALS WITH MANY DIFFERENT
FACETS THAT YOU COMBINE
TO CONTROL AN INSECT.
SO THE LAST OPTION
WOULD BE CHEMICAL CONTROL,
AND YOU KIND OF INVOLVE
MONITORING, THINGS LIKE THAT.
WITH USE OF THESE DEVICES
HERE, LIKE THE TRAPS,
YOU CAN GO AND WEEKLY CHECK
THEM TO SEE IF THERE'S INSECTS
INVOLVED, AND ONCE YOU DO
HAVE INSECTS INVOLVED
THEN YOU CAN LOOK TO
OTHER THINGS LIKE WHERE
THEY WOULD COME IN, AND
YOU WOULD TREAT THE AREA.

An insect trap shows on screen named “CATCHMASTER. Insect Trap and Monitor.”

Katrina says LIKE MAYBE CRACKS AND CREVICES,
YOU WOULD TREAT THEM
BEFORE SPRAYING.
IF THE PROBLEM PERSISTS
THEN MAYBE YOU WOULD LOOK
TO CHEMICAL TREATMENT.
BUT BECAUSE OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL
CONCERNS YOU TRY TO STAY
AWAY FROM THAT AND STRESS
MORE PHYSICAL CONTROL
THAT THE CONSUMER CAN USE
ASIDE FROM CHEMICALS.
HERE AT THE COLLEGE,
STUDENTS HAVE ABOUT
THREE OPTIONS THAT
THEY CAN GO INTO.
FROM THE INSECT POINT
OF VIEW, THEY CAN GO INTO
EITHER STRUCTURAL
OR LANDSCAPE.
THE OTHER OPTION WOULD
BE WILDLIFE CONTROL,
WHICH IS THE CONTROL
OF MICE, BATS, RACCOONS,
SKUNKS, OF THAT SORT.
SO HERE ARE JUST A FEW
TRAPS THAT WE WOULD USE
FOR BIRDS AND
LARGER MAMMALS --
SKUNKS, RACCOONS,
THINGS LIKE THAT.

Katrina shows the different types of traps as she speaks.

Katrina continues THE SCHOOL ALSO PROVIDES
TRAPS FOR RATS AND MICE
AND THINGS LIKE THAT.
BECAUSE URBAN POPULATIONS
ARE GROWING AT SUCH A
QUICK RATE TODAY,
PEOPLE THAT GRADUATE
FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL
PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
ARE IN HIGH
DEMAND RIGHT NOW.

Behind Katrina there is a chalkboard.

Katrina says WE HAVE A JOB BOARD HERE
AT THE SCHOOL WHERE YOU
CAN GO AND LOOK AT
ALL THE POTENTIAL JOBS
THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO
STUDENTS LIKE US.
AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS,
NUMEROUS POSITIONS THAT
HAVEN'T BEEN FILLED.
OUR SCHOOL DOESN'T EVEN
GRADUATE ENOUGH PEOPLE
TO FILL THESE POSITIONS.
ONE OF THE BONUSES,
I GUESS, THAT COME WITH
THESE POSITIONS ARE THAT
SOME COMPANIES WILL GIVE
YOU A SIGNING BONUS,
OFFER YOU MONEY,
JUST FOR SIGNING.
THE STUDENTS HERE AT THE
COLLEGE LEARN PROBLEM SOLVING
AND OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT
THAT MAKE THEM UNIQUE.
AND THAT'S WHY EMPLOYERS WANT
TO HIRE PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF.
AND THAT'S WHY I'M SO EXCITED
BECAUSE I REALLY ENJOY
THE STUDY OF ENTOMOLOGY,
AND I FEEL THAT I CAN
BENEFIT THIS JOB MARKET
WITH NEW IDEAS AND
THINGS LIKE THAT.

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