School Integrated Pest Management for Teachers

Pest Management In and Around Structures October 16, 2014 Print Friendly and PDF

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 know that an IPM program exists in a school and to understand the role that they play in the success of the program.

Pests need food, a place to hide, and water to survive. Removing any of these three necessities is required to get rid of the pest on a permanent basis. Removing clutter and keeping food out of the classrooms is essential to keeping pests out of the school.

We have links below to information that teachers may use to improve conditions in the classroom and to remove conducive conditions for pests.

Teaching IPM to Kids
Pest Presses and Newsletters
IPM and Asthma


(Archived short monthly publications on pest problems in schools)

Green Cleaning
School Gardens

Other School IPM Information


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.