IPM for School Facility Managers

Pest Management In and Around Structures May 01, 2017 Print Friendly and PDF

School facility manager.

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.    

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Presentations to Help You Teach

Is this a topic that you would like to teach in a classroom setting?  These presentations provide talking points in the slide notes and keep the slides concise. You can customize the PowerPoint versions to fit your needs.

DOWNLOAD TEACHING KIT FOR SCHOOL FACILITY MANAGEMENT STAFF
LESSON 1 | LESSON 2 | LESSON 3 

Check out these documents to develop your own IPM Policy 

FilePreparing Your School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan.docx

Sample Comprehensive IPM Policy (PDF)

Model Pesticide Safety and IPM Guidance Policy for School Districts U.S. EPA website 

 

LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
Lesson 1 of 3  

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

LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
LESSON 2 of 3  

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

LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
Lesson 3 of 3  

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

More Presentations

Looking to educate specific personnel at your school? Look no further.
The following presentations in this series were specially designed for your school faculty and staff.

SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS    ●   TEACHERS   ●   CUSTODIAL STAFF
NURSING STAFF  ●  FOOD SERVICE STAFF   ●   MAINTENANCE STAFF
FACILITY MANAGERS  ●   LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS STAFF

 

 

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