Facility managers perform many different functions to ensure that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people who work in them. Some of these include managing building and grounds sanitation and maintenance, upkeep of equipment and supplies, ensuring safety and security and even managing the budget for these services. Thus, facility managers can be very influential in a school IPM program because many of their responsibilities are linked to pest management. This module, conveniently divided into three learning lessons, will help learners to prepare for this important role.
This information will help greatly in decision making and effectively responding to a pest problem, along with your other duties. Use this module to develop your own presentation and educate your colleagues. Most schools place great importance to the landscape and grounds associated with their buildings. A healthy and functional landscape complements the school buildings and enhances the learning and working environment. Pests and pesticides used in the landscape can migrate indoors, or affect children and adults who play or work in the area. This module, conveniently divided into four lessons, is specifically organized for landscape and grounds staff who have an important responsibility in the school IPM plan. The lessons discuss practices to maintain healthy landscapes and turf, physical, cultural and biological pest control methods, and identification of common landscape and turf weeds, insects and diseases.
If your aim is to teach yourself this information, you will prefer this version of these presentations. They have been embedded in this page for your convenience, or they can be downloaded to your computer, tablet or phone to be viewed at a later time. The lessons are available for download in both a PowerPoint and a PDF version.
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LESSON 1 | LESSON 2 | LESSON 3
Check out these documents to develop your own IPM Policy
Model Pesticide Safety and IPM Guidance Policy for School Districts U.S. EPA website
This first lesson will guide you in preparing an IPM Plan and Policy for your school. You will learn about how to develop a comprehensive IPM Plan and Policy for your school district. The first step in developing your school’s IPM program is drafting an IPM policy. It is important to distinguish between an IPM policy and an IPM plan. A policy is defined as a course or principle of action adopted by a governing body. A school district might have a safety policy, for example, that states its commitment to providing a safe place for children to study and play. In order to implement such a policy, a school might implement a number of plans. A plan provides a detailed set of instructions on how to do something. Plans are often written to help an organization implement a policy with step by step instructions. DOWNLOAD THIS LESSON POWERPOINT
In this second lesson you will learn how to effectively link IPM with your facilities program with other departments. This lesson will focus on pest entry points, proper storage procedures to reduce pest problems, how clutter control and exclusion can reduce pest problems as well as indoor air quality issues. This lesson will also assist you in how to instruct school staff on how to inspect areas for pest problems and what you should expect from your pest control contractor when it comes to monitoring for pest problems. DOWNLOAD THIS LESSON POWERPOINT
In this third lesson you will learn about the most common pests found in your school environment. While some pests vary by region all areas of the United States have frequent pest problems with wasps, bees, ants, cockroaches, rodents, flies and wood-destroying insects. This lesson covers a little on common weeds, but our IPM for Landscape will cover this topic in more depth. DOWNLOAD THIS LESSON POWERPOINT
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The following presentations in this series were specially designed for your school faculty and staff.