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Mission Statement
What is IPM?
Toll Free School IPM Hotline
School IPM Links

What is IPM?
Why use IPM?
Components of IPM (checklist)
Implementing IPM



Step 1: Develop an Integrated Pest Management policy

Step 2: Designate an IPM Coordinator

Step 3: Perform a pest management inspection of facilities

Step 4: Start a monitoring program for pests

Step 5: Work with a pest management professional

Step 6: Communicate with staff and teachers









IPM Fact Sheets

- Why use IPM [PDF File]

- IPM Cheklist [PDF File]

- Classroom Pests [PDF File]

- Pests and Clutter [PDF File]

- Trash Management [PDF File]

- Working with a Pest Control Service [PDF File]



Step 7: Evaluate the IPM program regularly


Training opportunities




Workshop Schedule

Purdue Pesticide Programs: Certified Pesticide Applicator Training


IPM Web Resources for Administrators

IPM Links for Teachers
IPM Fact Sheets:




Why us IPM [PDF File]

IPM Cheklist [PDF File]

Classroom Pests [PDF File]

Pests and Clutter [PDF File]


IPM Activity Book for Kids

Writing an Integrated Pest Management Policy




Why Write an IPM Policy?

IPM Policy: Factors to Consider

Example Pest Management Policy from Indiana

Notification ofPesticide Use


IPM Coordinator
IPM Inspections







Pest Vulnerable Areas

Tools and Access

Inspection Questions


Inspection Forms and Checklists

IPM Inspection of School Grounds






How are Pests Getting into the Building?

Dumpster Areas

General Landscpae Issues

Turf IPM and manintenance







The Quarter-inch Rule

Occasional Invaders

Seal it Up!

Recommendations for Using Caulks and Sealants

Common Pest Entry Routes

Cockroach "Special Delivery"





Pest Vulnerable Areas

Kitchens and Other Food Prep Areas

Kichen Storerooms

Dumpster and Trash management Tips

Teacher's Lounge

Janitor's Closets and Mop Rooms

Classrooms and Cutter Reduction

Seal it Up: Common Pest Harborages

Recommendations for Using Caulks and Sealants
Monitoring and Record keeping




Monitoring for Pests

Pest Signs

Pest Sighting Logs

Monitoring traps and tools


Past Management Strategies




Working with a Pest Control Service

The Decision-making Process

Pesticide Use in School IPM Programs

The Pest Problem Solver (pest species and control methods)


IPM Compliance Checklist