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Thursday, July 8, 2021
11:00 am – 1:00 pm CDT

Presented by
Karey Windbiel-Rojas, Associate Director for Urban and Community IPM

Starting with preventative and non-chemical methods of control
What makes an insecticide “natural” or “organic”
Natural or organic does not mean less toxic
Measures of toxicity to pests, plants, animals and humans
Environmental persistence
Insecticidal soaps and oils
Botanical insecticides
Microbial insecticides
Other methods

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Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:  (AIA credits only available for attending live webinar)
2.0 LU|HSW

Landscape Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

LA CES:  (LA CES credits only available for attending live webinar)
2.0 HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

Individual courses for landscape architects, engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Sponsor No. J885)
International Code Council (Preferred Provider No. 1232)
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
Course-by-Course Organizations:
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters
Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for landscape architects, engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §79-1.5(i)(2), §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to all prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Karey Windbiel-Rojas

Karey Windbiel-Rojas, Associate Director for Urban and Community IPM

Ms. Windbiel-Rojas is the Associate Director for Urban and Community IPM and Area Urban IPM Advisor with the University of California Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program (UC IPM). In her role as Associate Director, she provides leadership and coordinates communication and collaboration to address pest issues around homes, structures, landscapes, gardens, schools, and public areas and works with various audiences who live in or serve these areas.

Ms. Windbiel-Rojas oversees UC IPM’s statewide urban educational materials, including content for the UC IPM website, training materials, and printed resources. As a cooperative extension advisor, she conducts research and provides educational resources on local pest issues in the three counties she serves.

Ms. Windbiel-Rojas earned a Master’s degree in Integrated Pest Management from UC Davis in 2006, where her studies focused on entomology, biological control, and pesticides, and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: How to Use Less Toxic Insect Control in Exterior Spaces

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course explores insect control strategies that minimize toxicity to plants, animals and humans. Preventative and non-chemical methods of control are examined and evaluated. Insecticide claims of “natural” and “organic” are critiqued to show they are not necessarily less toxic than other products.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify and describe preventative and non-chemical strategies for controlling insect populations.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to explain why “natural” and “organic” assertions by insecticide manufacturers do not mean less toxic.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be reference measures of toxicity of insecticides to pests, plants, animals and humans.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify discuss the advantages of insecticidal soaps and oils, botanical insecticides, microbial insecticides, minerals, and other methods to control insect populations.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: An appreciation and concern for environmental issues

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date:  05/04/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.

Webinar Price: $100.00