Category Archives: School IPM

EPA offers virtual trainings for schools

Spotlight on a IAQ Schools Resources: Virtual Trainings Upcoming Energy Savings Plus Health Webinar Energy Efficiency Plus Indoor Air Quality: Strategies for Improving Health and Reducing Energy Costs in Your School Date: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 Time: 1 – 2 … Continue reading

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EPA: Keep those pests out of school this winter (and year-round!) with Integrated Pest Management

Cockroaches, rodents and other pests found in school facilities can be hazardous to student and staff health. Cold winter weather encourages these pests to seek refuge indoors. If schools are not prepared, pests can find their way into school buildings … Continue reading

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EPA: Winter is coming: seasonal tips on school indoor air quality

In many areas of the United States, colder weather means spending more time indoors, making indoor air quality (IAQ) even more of a concern. On average, schools are more crowded than many other indoor spaces—they often have four times the … Continue reading

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Bed Bugs in Chicago: Expert Webinar Series starts Dec. 14

Bed Bugs in Chicago: Expert Webinar Series Click here for details.

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Video: Challenges in School IPM

Re-posted from IPM inthe South Growers and consultants on the farm typically use integrated pest management to save money and prevent unneeded pesticide applications. In schools, however, IPM is seen as “extra” expenses and work. As Auburn University Extension Specialist … Continue reading

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Webinar: Combating Cockroaches in your school

Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency, this webinar will break down the simple steps of implementing a comprehensive integrated pest management program. Presenters will address monitoring, sanitation, maintenance and exclusion — actions that, when performed regularly, will result in a healthier … Continue reading

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SPN: Online IPM Resources to assist IPM Professionals with their Programs

In 2014, a number of collaborating institutions led by Dawn Gouge, University of Arizona and Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension received two separate grants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide online resources on integrated pest management (IPM) … Continue reading

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Register for Oct. 18 webinar on Managing Bats Effectively in Your School District

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM will offer a webinar titled Pest Control Should Not Drive You Batty: How to Manage Bats Effectively in Your School District. Bats are one of nature’s best insect predators, … Continue reading

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CDC announces Zika virus response planning for schools

CDC: Zika Virus Response Planning – Interim Guidance for School Administrators http://www.cdc.gov/zika/schools.html The CDC has developed interim guidance for kindergarten through grade 12 (K–12) district and school administrators for public health actions pertaining to Zika virus infection. This guidance is … Continue reading

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Research reveals the hows and whys of bed bug control

From IMP in the South by Rosemary Hallberg In StopPests IPM in Multifamily Housing Blog Since the U.S. bed bug  resurgence of the 1990’s, entomologists have been researching these elusive pests to better understand their behavior and improve control techniques. Despite … Continue reading

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