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IPM in Schools for Food Service Staff

Food service areas are some of the most pest-vulnerable areas in a school because they provide pests with food, water, and shelter.  Clean and...

Introduction to School IPM

Providing safe and healthy school environments is a high-priority for communities everywhere.  Schools are considered to be sensitive environments, in which...

Natural Enemies of Fire Ants

Imported Fire Ants Updated: March 09, 2017

 Classical or self-sustaining biological control is the use of imported natural enemies to suppress pests.Self-sustaining biological control can be an...

Using Integrated Pest Management Action Plans

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 14, 2016

A successful IPM program requires that all pest management activities are conducted according to IPM principles. A policy statement can guide you, but you...

School IPM Manuals

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 11, 2016

IPM Action Plan for Fire Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 03, 2016

Imported fire ants deliver painful stings resulting in a white, bump-like pustule. They make prominent mounds from which they emerge quickly and aggressively...

IPM Action Plan for Bark Scorpions

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 03, 2016

There are approximately 90 different kinds of scorpions in the United States, most of which occur west of the Mississippi River. Bark scorpions (scorpions in...

Maintaining a Mean, Green Lawn using IPM

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 16, 2015

Most homeowners enjoy a thick, green lawn, and as the weather gets warmer, keeping that lawn green and clean will get more challenging. Too much water can...

I have small, dark ants in my house. How do I get rid of them?

The first step in any pest management plan is to identify the pest. With ants this can be quite difficult because of their small size. A microscope with...

What is Urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 03, 2015

According to the EPA, "Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a...

Integrated Pest Management for Bats

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 31, 2015

Bats are the second largest order of mammals (after the rodents), representing about 20% of all classified mammal species worldwide, with about 1,240 bat...

Integrated Pest Management for Ants

 Photograph is used with permission.  Charles Ray, Auburn UniversityAre you having ant problems? We have placed all of our resources concerning ants, their...

How to Bug Proof Your Home

More than 95 percent of insects that have been identified are either harmless or beneficial to humans. They live in an environment that is delicately...

How do I get rid of a woodchuck (groundhog) that has taken up residency under our shed, porch, and slab?

Updated: February 10, 2015

In order to control a woodchuck under a deck/shed/porch etc, you have to determine what is legal in your state along with what you want to do.So called...

Managing Small Hive Beetles

Bee Health Updated: November 05, 2014

What you can do to prevent or limit their damage

Bed Bug Information for Homeowners and Tenants

The way our homes are configured, owned, and organized varies across cultures and social groups but we all have in common the fact that we live in a home and...

Fire Ant Biology

Imported Fire Ants Updated: June 11, 2014

Home > How to Kill Fire Ants > Fire Ant BiologyImported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects...

Paul Nester

Imported Fire Ants Updated: June 06, 2014

Paul R. Nester is an Extension Program Specialist in Integrated Pest Management, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. He is co-leader of the Imported Fire...

Do I need a pest control company?

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: December 09, 2013

First, are you having trouble with pests in or around your home? If the answer is NO, then you don't currently need a pest control company. However, if the...

How can I tell if those are flying ants or termites swarming at the foundation of my house?

Termite alateIf the insects are ants or termites, you will see a number of winged individuals present in the mass of insects. These individuals are the...

Integrated Pest Management for Managing Fire Ants

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: August 13, 2013

Controlling fire ants on a site usually involves an ongoing effort, and is best referred to as fire ant "management" instead of fire ant "control."Integrated...

How do I know if I have rats/mice in my house if I don't see them?

Here are some signs to look for:If you think you have a rodent infestation, go to the links listed under related content for helpful information on how to...

Should I get a cat to help with my mouse/rat infestation around my house?

Although cats and other predators may kill rodents, they usually don't reduce populations enough to effectively control them, especially if there is a...

How do bed bugs spread?

Here are some common ways that bed bugs are spread:Make sure to check the seams of mattresses for bed bugs before bringing your luggage into a hotel room. ...

Where are bed bugs found inside my house?

Bed bugs hide in tight spaces, such as cracks in base boards and tube bed frames, behind picture frames and under mattresses. They can also be found behind...

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