Introduction to School IPM

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Providing safe and healthy school environments is a high-priority for communities everywhere.  Schools are considered to be sensitive environments, in which effective pest management is an essential and critically important responsibility.  Students spend a major part of their day at school and the environmental standards set, have profound impacts on their health and academic success.  As with any high-traffic, built environment, schools face pest and pest management challenges that impact their proper functioning.  Integrated Pest Management or IPM is a strategy that ensures safe, cost-effective and sustainable pest management, reducing risks associated with pests and their management. 

Everyone in a school community plays a role in IPM because common human habits may create pest-conducive conditions. This IPM introductory module explains the most important simple IPM concepts and helps to increase awareness of how our everyday choices affect pest populations around us. This module will help learners to gain a basic understanding of IPM principles, which will be essential as they progress to more role-specific modules.  On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.

This 90-minute module covers:

IPM as a concept, the key elements of IPM and how IPM reduces risk.  Learners will also understand the benefits of practicing IPM and how members of the school community all have IPM roles and responsibilities.  Learners will understand how to perform the basic steps in an IPM program, such as pest monitoring, inspection, reporting, identifying conducive conditions and avenues of pest entry. Key pest groups and the signs of infestation will also be covered in this lesson.

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.

 

LEARNING ON YOUR OWN
Lesson 1 of 1

This lesson explains the importance of routine, proactive maintenance of buildings and property to maintain structural integrity and pest entry.  Key elements of IPM such as sanitation, pest-proofing, monitoring, and inspection are discussed.  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 IPM BASICS   ●    SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS    ●   TEACHERS
CUSTODIAL STAFF   ●   NURSING STAFF  ●  FOOD SERVICE STAFF   ●   MAINTENANCE STAFF
FACILITY MANAGERS  ●   LANDSCAPE AND GROUNDS STAFF

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