Menu
× You must be logged in to enroll for this course. Please login or Register here

Course Features



  • Lessons 1
  • Quizzes 1
  • Assignments 1
  • Discussions 0
  • Duration Unlimited
  • Students 390
  • Certificates Yes
  • Badges No

This Stewardship Training Module will contain certification for Card-O-Vap 8™, VAP-X™, Food Plant 5-1, and Pyre-X™ products.

Completion of this training module is required of all purchasers & applicators prior to use.

  • Stewardship Training

  • lesson
    ULV Fogging Insecticides COV8 and Vap-X Stewardship 2020 VIDEO
    Preview
    ULV Fogging Insecticides COV8 and Vap-X Stewardship 2020 VIDEO

    Cardinal Professional Products manufactures and distributes these products and we require annual training to insure their safe and effective use for every application. 

    Please be prepared to take an exam at the end of this presentation. You can review the presentation as many times as you need before proceeding to the exam portion of this training module.

    Before your certification is approved, you will also need to read and submit the Stewardship Agreement through this training module.  The Stewardship Agreement must be on file with Cardinal before purchase of our products.   The agreement and the instructions on how to submit it will be discussed later in the presentation.  Please read and follow all label directions, both federal and state regulations prior to use of these products.

    The product Card-O-Vap 8 is an organophosphate and its active ingredient is a liquid formulation of Dichlorvos.  These types of products are also known as DDVP or their most commonly used name of Vapona.  

    Card-O-Vap 8 distinguishes itself from other products with its new technology of solvents and a lower application label rate of 1/4 oz to 1 oz/ 1000ft3.  The maximum rate of application is 1.0 oz or 2 grams per thousand cubic feet.

    VAP-X has the same ingredients and same label application rate as Card-O-Vap 8.  Cardinal Professional Products released this product to the market at the 2014 NPMA meeting in Orlando, FL after several years of testing and data collection of its effectiveness.  Based on these results, Cardinal Professional Products recommends that in most situations an application rate of ¼ oz to ½ oz per 1,000 cubic feet can be used as long as the temperature in the treatment area is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  With temperatures between 60 and 70 degrees, a higher dose is recommended, but not more than 1 oz per 1,000 cubic feet.  Liquid carbon dioxide is used as a propellant to aid in the application and distribution of VAP-X throughout the treatment area.

    In areas with high insect infestations, it is recommended that you use a rate of application between ½ to 1 ounce per 1,000 cubic feet.

    Please contact your Cardinal representative for more detail and suggestions.

    Food Plant 5-1 is a pyrethrin (py-ree-thrin) product that is formulated with a 5% synergist known as piperonyl butoxide (pie-per-o-nill, bue-toxide).  This mixture of synergist to pyrethrin is the most effective combination as compared to other 1% pyrethrin products such as Pyrocide 100 or BP-100.  The bulk of the formulation contains a solvent carrier commonly known as “odorless mineral spirits”.

    The maximum label rate is 1 ounce per 1,000 cubic feet.

    PYRE-X is the exact same product as Food Plant 5-1, but packaged in a high pressure cylinder and pressurized with liquid carbon dioxide.  The carbon dioxide allows for a quick application of the required dose, and distributes the insecticide thoroughly within the treatment area.  By using the PYRE-X calculator, Cardinal will package the precise amount of insecticide in the cylinder that is needed within the area being treated.  This reduces potential misapplications such as over or under-dosing the insecticide in the specified areas.

    Moths and other soft-bodied insects such as fruit flies and gnats are easily controlled with ½ ounce per 1,000 cubic feet, but beetle species will most likely require up to 1 ounce per 1,000 cubic feet.

    Please contact your Cardinal representative for more detail and suggestions.

    Both products are registered in the same states, please note the states that these products are not currently registered in.  If you require these products to be registered in one of the states listed, please contact your Cardinal representative and we will proceed with the submission for registration.

    Card-O-Vap 8% and VAP-X are excellent space fogging products designed to control many different stored product insects.

    fogging products, nothing measures up to Vapona.  The only classification of insecticides more effective in controlling insects are fumigants.  These excellent fogging insecticides cost much less than any fumigant on the market today and are a very important tool to use in your integrated pest management program.

    Due to its high toxicity, extreme care must be used when applying these products and you must make sure that the area treated has been cleared and deemed safe for re-entry of workers and plant personnel.  Keep in mind that Vapona products are organophosphates, and can easily penetrate through your skin and accumulate inside your body, so it’s very important that you use personal protective equipment required on the label when mixing, pouring or applying these products.

    DDVP has a very low LD50 (L D fifty) of 56 milligrams per kilogram.  This means it is a very toxic product to handle and apply.  So please use caution when using these products!

    When applying Card-O-Vap 8% you must have additional equipment such as a commercial fogger to produce the correct 5-15 micron droplet size and deliver the correct amount of dichlorovos to the insect. 

    VAP-X is blended with Carbon Dioxide and then released through the use of refillable cylinders to provide the same 5-15 micron droplet size.

    Card-O-Vap 8% is packaged in 3 different size containers, 2½, 5 and 55 gallon containers.  VAP-X is packaged in either a small or a larger cylinder and are custom filled with an exact prescribed dose for applicators.  The blending of VAP-X and Carbon Dioxide can be done at the job site in either the small or large cylinders, and the small cylinders can also be pre-blended with carbon dioxide and shipped ready to use.  These cylinders are to be returned immediately after use to a Cardinal facility.

    With Card-O-Vap 8% and VAP-X, the higher concentration of active ingredient allows for successful results with less volume of product applied. This higher concentration also means less solvents and less odor, which means less labor and fewer complaints.

    Card-O-Vap 8 and VAP-X has the signal word “Warning” and not “Danger” like most other vapona products.  It is also classified as a combustible liquid and not “flammable” due to the solvent solution Cardinal uses.

    that IGRs or Insect Growth Regulators have been found to be very effective when used with any type of fogging products.  With vapona products most growth regulators could not be tank mixed since most of these vapona products will react and degrade growth regulators.

    Recently, Cardinal Professional Products tested and found that growth regulators with an active ingredient of Methoprene was not affected by dichlorvos and therefore can be tank mixed with both Card-O-Vap 8 and VAP-X products.  Studies indicated that there is no degradation of Methoprene over a 30 day period at three different temperatures when mixed with our products.

    Please note that there have been some recent label changes to Vapona, which affect the use of Card-O-Vap 8 and VAP-X.  This presentation will discuss all of the recent changes but it’s important to remember to refer to the label before each application.  The regulation of these Vapona products can change frequently, which is another reason why Cardinal Professional Products requires annual training prior to its use.

    loading or applying this product, you must wear a long sleeved-shirt, long pants, shoes and socks, chemical resistant gloves and a NIOSH approved respirator with an organic vapor removing cartridge with a pre-filter.  You are not required to use a self-contained breathing apparatus while using this product. 

    When it comes to protective eyewear, mixers and loaders must wear safety glasses or a face shield.  Applicators should wear chemical resistant goggles or a full-face respirator with organic vapor cartridges and a pre-filter.

    In California, you must use a minimum 14 ml chemical resistant glove, such as nitrile.

    or applying the Food Plant 5-1 or the Pyre-X products, you must wear a long sleeved-shirt, long pants, shoes and socks and chemical resistant gloves.

    In addition to the is PPE, applicators using hand-held foggers in an enclosed area must wear a half-face, full face or hood-style NIOSH approved respirator with a dust/mist filtering cartridge or, a canister approved for pesticides or, a cartridge or canister with any N, R, P, or HE pre-filter.

     

    In California, you must use a minimum 14 ml chemical resistant glove, such as nitrile.

    To protect yourself, others, and the environment please follow all precautionary statements before, during, and after using Card-O-Vap 8 & Vap-X products.

    Vapona products, when handled carelessly, can penetrate the skin and absorb within your body to a point of poisoning.  Take special care to wear the appropriate clothing, eye protection and gloves when using or applying these products.  Make sure you wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling, and prior to eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet.  Remove and wash all contaminated clothing separate from the family laundry or use a commercial laundry service.

    To protect yourself, others, and the environment please follow all precautionary statements before, during, and after using Food Plant 5-1 & Pyre-X products.

    SLIDE 18 Users of Pyrethrin products should take special care to wear the appropriate clothing, eye protection and gloves when using or applying these products.  Make sure you wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling, and prior to eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet.  Remove and wash all contaminated clothing separate from the family laundry or use a commercial laundry service.

    Please always consider the environment when using this product and disposing of any non-refillable containers of the Card-O-Vap 8% product.  DDVP can be very toxic to fish in waterways, streams and ponds.

    Cardinal Professional Products is now providing VAP-X in re-fillable cylinders to help protect the environment.  These re-fillable cylinders will help reduce the amount of plastic pesticide containers being introduced into landfills.

    Please READ THE ENTIRE LABEL BEFORE USING.    USE STRICTLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH the LABEL AND WITH APPLICABLE STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

    target pests that Card-O-Vap 8% and VAP-X can be used for.  Also note the 7 day treatment interval for most applications except for cocoa beans or unshelled peanuts, daily use on these products can be done, but not to exceed 0.5 grams/1000 cubic feet which is equivalent to ¼ ounce per 1,000 cubic feet.

    Do not use these products when the temperature of the treated area is below 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

    This does not include all of the pests that these products are used for, please refer to FIFRA Section 2EE, which states that the exact insect does not have to be on the label specifically, unless you are in the state of New York.

    Card-O-Vap 8% and VAP-X products can NOT be used in residential sites, on lawns, turf or ornamentals.

    They cannot be used in bottling plants, such as in wineries, breweries, or soft drink plants, frozen food or feed facilities including pizza plants and ice cream plants. The products can be used in other areas of these facilities such as maintenance areas, support areas and non-food/non-feed processing areas only.

    Do not use these products in federally inspected meat and poultry plants

    It is important that you also refer to your state regulations for use of these products.

    Card-O-Vap 8% and VAP-X are a perfect solution to be used in warehouses, silos, bulk bins, food or feed processing areas, food or feed manufacturing plants, handling and storage plants containing non-perishable, package or bagged raw or processed food or feed commodities, or in bulk, raw or processed food commodities.  They can also be used in the non-food or non-feed areas of food or feed handling establishments

    Both products can also be in used in processing and manufacturing plants as long as it’s in non-food or non-feed areas such as; garbage rooms, lavatories, offices, locker rooms and other support type areas of facilities.

    Please note the definition of a non-perishable commodity is “any raw or processed food or feed not subject to rapid decay or deterioration that would render it unfit for consumption”. Examples of non-perishable commodities would be grain crops, animal feed, cocoa beans, dried beans, soybeans, peanuts and other nut crops.  You can not use these products on commodities such as eggs, dairy, poultry, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables.

    Please note the difference between processed food and non processed food. Some examples of processed food would be flour, sugar, cereals, packaged goods and crackers. Some examples of non processed food would be manufactured dairy products, frozen or refrigerated products, or hermetically sealed products.

    Only apply Card-O-Vap8 or VAP-X when the plant is not in operation, and no food/feed products are exposed.  You must remove or cover all exposed bulk or unpackaged food items.  All surfaces of the food/feed processing areas must be covered and/or thoroughly cleaned before using.

    All treatments must be made during the hours when buildings are unoccupied.  Buildings must be closed and ventilation kept at a minimum during the application.  Lock all entrances and do not allow unprotected workers to enter the building during treatment without respiratory protection and other personal protective equipment.  Warning signs must be posted at all entrances and properly filled out.  These warning signs can be downloaded from Cardinals website.

    size of VAP-X cylinders are re-fillable and must be returned to Cardinal Professional Products to be re-filled. Cardinal Professional Products is the only company that can legally refill these containers.

    The tare weight or empty weight for the small cylinder is approximately 40lbs. The large cylinder is approximately 104lbs.  Currently the small VAP-X cylinders can be ordered Non-Pre-Blended with carbon dioxide or Blended with Carbon Dioxide prior to shipment.  Pre-Blended VAP-X cylinders require special DOT requirements for transporting over public roadways.

    two different types of valves, a dual port or single port valve.  The dual port valves were installed in all of the original VAP-X cylinders from 2014 to 2018.  All newer cylinders will have a single port valve. 

    The dual port valves have a “liquid” valve, and a “gas” valve.  As the applicator, once you have placed the cylinder in the facility and attached the application nozzles, you will want to open the “liquid” valve.  This valve will dispense the insecticide as well as the carbon dioxide.  If you open the “gas” valve, only carbon dioxide will be dispensed.

    All of the newer cylinders will have a single port valve.  By using a single port valve, it takes away the confusion of which valve to open so there are fewer applicator mistakes.  Originally, Cardinal used dual port valves to make the cylinder filling process easier.

    calculations of the area to be treated, each cylinder can be filled to a pre-determined amount prior to shipment.

    A small cylinder at a ¼ oz per1000 cubic foot application rate filled to maximum capacity of 7 lbs will treat approximately 500,000 cubic feet

    A large cylinder at a ¼ oz per 1000 cubic feet application rate filled to its maximum capacity of 16.7 lbs will treat approximately 1,280,000 cubic feet.

    In the blending process Carbon Dioxide is used as a propellant in the cylinder when the valve is opened.  Please note these maximum allowable amounts for the small and large cylinders.  Failure to blend the proper amount of Carbon Dioxide to less or greater than the threshold amounts may cause ineffective product output and possible valve and cylinder damage.  

    There are two options of VAP-X cylinders; pre-blended with carbon dioxide prior to shipment and non-pre-blended with carbon dioxide prior to shipment.

    Non-pre-blended cylinders are available in both small and large cylinders, they require an additional Carbon Dioxide cylinder with a siphon or dip tube to be blended properly.  The Carbon Dioxide must be a liquid Carbon Dioxide cylinder and it transfers as a liquid not as a gas.  When this transferring is being done you must wear a face-shield to protect your face during the transfer. Once blended, these cylinders can not be transported on public roads.

    Pre-blended cylinders, currently available only as small cylinders are shipped ready-to-use already containing the proper amount of Carbon Dioxide in them.  These cylinders can be transported on public roads with the proper CDL license, vehicle placarding and you must have a copy of the DOT Special Permit in the vehicle that allows for transportation of these cylinders.

    When transporting 8-50 lb cylinders or less of the Non-Pre-Blended VAP-X cylinders, a CDL License is not required.  If you transport more than 8 cylinders at one time or a total weight is 1,000lbs or greater, you must have a CDL license and are required to placard “Poison 6” on your service vehicle.

    When transporting 5 or less 50 pound cylinders of Carbon Dioxide you are not required to have a CDL License.  If you transport more than 5 – 50 pound cylinders at one time or if the total weight is 1,000lbs or greater, you must have a CDL license and are required to placard “Non-Flammable Gas 2” on your service vehicle.

    When transporting Blended VAP-X cylinders with Carbon Dioxide you are required to have a CDL License with HAZMAT Endorsement for any amount you are carrying. You must also have in your possession the special permit DOT-SP20434 available through Cardinal Professional Products.  Note that the Product Description and placarding is different than non-pre-blended cylinders as before.  “Inhalation Hazard 2” is the proper placarding for your service vehicle.

    The DOT Special Permit can be downloaded from Cardinal’s website.

    Please note all of the labeling required on a charged Vap-X cylinder.  These labels are ALWAYS required to be on the cylinder when transporting and applying the product.  Please reference the cylinder number and lot number if you have any concerns of the cylinder or product while using.  Do not remove any of this labeling.

    Please note the location of the Lot Number and Cylinder fill date.  Use this number for all required documentation of the applied product.

    To better serve our customers both safely and on time, we have created new packaging and shipping requirements for our cylinder product lines.  The new packaging provides for easier use, safer transportation and less damaged shipments than before.

    All packaging material must be returned with used cylinders back to Cardinal Professional Products. It is your responsibility to return the packaging material and the used cylinders back to us, additional charges will apply if not returned.

    Cardinal Professional Products takes a picture of each shipment prior to loading, these are sent to the purchaser of the product.  Contact your local Cardinal representative for details or questions regarding the ordering process.

    We now will be shipping cylinders with new protective sleeves. This will keep the labeling from being damaged during shipment and use.

    When ordering these types of products it is essential that we have the proper information to deliver the product to your customer’s location safely and on time.  Please make sure that we have the correct contact information and your customer is expecting this delivery.

    If there is any damage or compromised product, please notify Cardinal immediately, you should not sign the BOL if there are any discrepancies.  If signed, we can not be reimbursed for damaged product by freight companies’ delivering the product. 

    Cardinal Professional Products provides all the necessary return paperwork and placards with every shipment in a large envelope.  Please open this envelope upon receiving. It will give you all the steps for returning the product back to us.

    If you have any questions, please call your local warehouse.

    As the shipper of these products it is your responsibility to secure the load and ready for pickup.  When the product is picked up, the Bill of Lading must be signed, this is a Department of Transportation violation if not done.

    These are the required equipment needs for using VAP-X & Pyre-X cylinders.  The scale and the Blending Setup are only required for the Non-Pre-Blended VAP-X only cylinders when transferring the “liquid” Carbon Dioxide into the VAP-X cylinder in the field.  The application nozzles are required on all VAP-X & Pyre-X Cylinders and are included with the shipments.  These nozzles are stainless steel and are installed with specific droplet size nozzles, DO NOT use any other type of nozzle unless it has been approved by Cardinal Professional Products.  Using the wrong nozzles may form large droplet sizes, more odor complaints, and possible contamination on processing equipment and commodities within the treatment area.

    When setting up VAP-X & Pyre-X cylinders within the treatment area, look for the labeling on the cylinder that identifies the area for proper placement within the facility.  Since each cylinder is filled with the exact dose required for specific areas, it’s important that you place the correct cylinder in the correct area.  You may need to reference the VAP-X & Pyre-X calculators to verify proper placement.  Place each cylinder in an open area within the site and make sure the nozzles are not directed at equipment or palletized goods.  Direct application of VAP-X & Pyre-X onto equipment or commodities in the area may cause contamination and food adulteration.

    Cardinal Professional Products provides many types of supporting material for these products.  You can download all of these documents and many more from our website at www.cardinalproproducts.com.  Contact your local Cardinal Professional Products representative for any questions.

    Cardinal Professional Products has also compiled years of Best Practices of our Card-O-Vap 8% into one, easy to use document, to assist you in the use of these products. 

    Cardinal Professional Products can also provide you with an odor mitigation checklist that can be used by applicators prior to any treatment and can also be discussed with your customer prior to any treatment.

    The Space Treatment Management Plan is a detailed “editable” worksheet that can be filled out and discussed with your customer prior to any treatment.  It contains very detailed information that an applicator must consider when using any fogging product and provides documentation of the application.

    Before any application can be provided, Cardinal has developed a very easy to use “calculator” that will tell you how many pounds of VAP-X you will need based on the cubic footage of the treated area and calculate the costs of the product for you.  It can be used when ordering the specific amount needed in each cylinder.  Simply send a copy of this to your Cardinal Professional Products office or representative to fill your order.

    We are currently working on a web application of this calculator to be used for submitting orders easier and faster, please check with your Cardinal Professional Products representatives for updates on this.

    After this training session please go through the specialized calculator training that has been designed especially for you.  This form is required when sending in all orders of our product.

    It’s also important to understand the custom blending policy for Vap-X & Pyre-X;

    Custom blending means the service of mixing pesticides to a customer’s specifications, usually a pesticide(s)-fertilizer(s), pesticide-pesticide, or a pesticide-animal feed mixture, when: 

    (1) The blend is prepared to the order of the customer and is not held in inventory by the blender; 

    (2) The blend is to be used on the customer’s property (including leased or rented property); 

    (3) The pesticide(s) used in the blend bears end-use labeling directions which do not prohibit use of the product in such a blend; 

    (4) The blend is prepared from registered pesticides; and 

    (5) The blend is delivered to the end- user along with a copy of the end-use labeling of each pesticide used in the blend and a statement specifying the composition of the mixture. 

    When getting each cylinder ready for treatment, Cardinal Professional Products has created a simple to use field instruction sheet for applicators.  It gives a step by step process for on-site blending (when necessary) and also for the proper use of the fittings on the valves.

    In the case of a cylinder malfunction, please mark the cylinder as faulty with a tag, and contact your Cardinal Professional Products representative immediately. Please be prepared to give a detailed description of what is wrong with the cylinder, as well as the cylinder serial number. The Cardinal Professional Products representative will instruct you on what actions need to be taken.

    Vap-X cylinders are designed to increase safety and decrease time and costs associated with your fogging treatment.  This change does come with very precise safety requirements, but Cardinal Professional Products has designed their products and supporting material with you the applicator in mind.  We strive hard to produce, distribute and support our Card-O-Vap 8 and now our new VAP-X cylinders for you, your customers or facility.

    Please read and follow all label and SDS documents prior to using any pesticides.  These contain first aid procedures for exposure to any organophosphate or pyrethrin based products, such as Card-O-Vap 8%, VAP-X, Food Plant 5-1 or Pyre-X.

    During an emergency, please make sure that either the product container, Specimen Label and SDS are available when calling any emergency personnel.  If you are dealing with a spill, contact Infotrac at 1-800-535-5054.  The phone number for the Poison Control Center is 1-800-222-1222. 

    During an emergency, please make sure that either the product container, Specimen Label and SDS are available when calling any emergency personnel. You may also contact 1-800-424-9300 for emergency medical treatment information..  

    The recent label changes require the applicator to use Draeger testing tubes to clear for re-entry into a facility treated with Card-O-Vap 8% or VAP-X only if you need to re-enter the treated area in less than 24 hours after application.  After 24 hours, the facility can be re-entered without using these clearance devices.  Please contact your company for their procedures of clearing and re-entry of the facility.

    There are a few extra steps required to use the Drager tubes intended for measuring Dichlorvos, so please refer to the instruction sheet that Cardinal Professional Products has provided from their downloads page at the Cardinal Professional Products website.

    VAP-X cylinders can only be filled by the manufacturer. It is illegal and against the label for any unauthorized person to re-fill these containers.

    Cylinders are the property of Cardinal Professional Products and must be returned immediately after use, even if the cylinder is partially full after it has been released, it must be returned with other cylinders. 

    All cylinders when returned are maintained by Cardinal Professional Products.

    We have been waiting for EPA to approve new DDVP labels that will require application from outside the treatment area.  Cardinal has already developed new application systems to meet this new requirement and will create training presentations to assist our customers to transition to these new application procedures.

    We are working hard to bring a more mobile application of our calculator to be used on phones, tablets as well as personal computers, this will allow you to create the calculator while in the field and an easier process for ordering the cylinders and equipment you need.

    Please read and print the Stewardship Agreement!

    Please take the test!

    Please enjoy using our Cylinder Fogging Product Line, as we know you will.

     

    30 minutes
  • assignment
    Stewardship Agreement Form
    File Upload
  • EXAM

  • quiz
    Cardinal ULV Fogging Insecticide Stewardship Training 2020 FINAL EXAM
    25 questions
4.0
2 ratings
5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 stars
0

    great online course

    ULV Fogging Insecticide Training 2020

    The video was very informative and educational. However, the step to upload the Stewardship Agreement to the module lacks adequate information and support. I had to call the office many times for support and contacted 3 different Cardinal Representatives before I could get help to upload the agreement and proceed with the exam to complete the course. To avoid prolong delays in the process I would appreciate if more clear instructions on how to upload the Stewardship Agreement to module were included. After completing the exam and meeting the minimum required passing score it took several days before I could get the certificate. It would also be very helpful if we could print the certificate immediately after successful completion of the training course. I wan to thank Shawn for all his help and support with the stewardship agreement upload!