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School IPM Programs and Information Resources

Looking for resources for your school IPM program? Here is a great list of resources put together from across the U.S.

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...

IPM Action Plan for Stinging Caterpillars

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 27, 2016

Stinging caterpillars do not sting in the familiar manner of bees, yellowjackets, hornets, and wasps. Instead, stinging caterpillars bear specialized...

IPM Action Plan for German Cockroaches

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

German cockroaches are our most prolific cockroach species producing 3-6 generations per year. Besides its importance as a sign of poor sanitation used by...

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 Bats

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

Little Brown Bat Myotis lucifugus  LeConte, 1831   Whitney Cranshaw, Bugwood.orgMany species of bats are protected by state and federal laws. It is...

Structural and Public Health Pests Flies (Drain Flies, Fruit Flies, Fungus Gnats)

Drain flies (Family Psychodidae) and fruit flies (Drosophila spp) are often present in schools and other settings where food is stored, prepared or consumed....

School IPM Newsletters and Pest Presses

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: November 09, 2015

  Pest press newsletters are excellent resources to be added as part of your school IPM program. Each month features a different pest or common problem...

IPM Action Plan for Eastern U.S. Ticks

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 15, 2015

The black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), also known as the deer tick, is a small tick without white markings.  The abdomen of the female appears reddish....

IPM Action Plan for Nuisance Birds

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 29, 2015

Photo by striderp64 / CC BYBirds generally considered “nuisance birds” include feral populations of pigeons (Columba livia), house sparrows (Passer...

Bats, A Public Health Pest

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 21, 2015

Bats are an interesting and valuable component of our environment. A few species (Table 1) frequently roost in buildings. While tolerable under some...

IPM Action Plan for Yellowjackets

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

Western yellowjacket, Vespula pensylvanicaEastern yellowjacket, Vespula maculifronsSouthern yellowjacket, Vespula squamosaGerman yellowjackets, Vespula...

Forms for Your School IPM Program

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: September 10, 2015

 Here are a list of forms that may be useful in implementing and keeping your school IPM program up and running smoothly. Take these forms and pages of...

Why use Integrated Pest Management?

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

IPM programs accomplish this by using approaches such as sanitation, baiting for pests, trapping pests, and monitoring for pests and using the least...

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...

How does Integrated Pest Management work?

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

IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather, a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. In practicing IPM, people who are aware...

IPM Action Plan for Honey Bees

Bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow jackets are among the insects that can sting humans and other animals. Management of these insects should not be attempted...

School Integrated Pest Management for Parents

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: February 11, 2015

Parents across the U.S. are asking this question: "As a parent, how do I get Integrated Pest Management implemented (IPM) in my child's school?" Often...

School Integrated Pest Management for Teachers

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 16, 2014

Teachers are one of the most important links in an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program in a school system. Yet teachers are sometimes the last to...

School IPM Personnel Communication

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 09, 2014

Because IPM is an integrated approach to pest management, it's a team effort. The team includes the whole community involved. In the case of a school, it...

School Integrated Pest Management Thresholds

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 09, 2014

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a system of controlling pests that does not depend on automatic application of pesticides. A school IPM program...

School IPM Pesticide Storage Tips

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 09, 2014

School IPM Pesticide Application Tips

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 09, 2014

Pest Vulnerable Areas Within Schools

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 09, 2014

The building envelope can affect many aspects of a school's environmental performance. Many of our schools today are in poor condition and have areas that...

School Integrated Pest Management: Monitoring

Pest Management In and Around Structures Updated: October 09, 2014

One important component of pest identification is monitoring. An organism should not be considered a pest until it is proven to be one, and this can be done...

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