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IPM School IPM Links and Related Resources

Related Publications

Pest Management Professionals

"Don’t Miss the Bus" by Lisa McKenna. School IPM Presents Opportunities for PCOs

"IPM for Childcare Facilities" by Bobby Corrigan

"7 Steps to Selling School IPM" by Jordon Fox, based on a presentation by David Harris John at School IPM Workshop, April 25, 2001.

"7 Steps to Selling School IPM" Powerpoint presentation by David Harris John

Pest Management Practices

"Rodent IPM in Schools" by Bobby Corrigan

"Head Lice Prevention and Treatment" - A New Publication from Ohio State University Extension

National School IPM Online Resources

The School IPM Website is a the number one resource site for School IPM. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and maintained by the University of Florida, this site provides helpful information for parents, school administrators and pest controllers. The National Directory for School IPM maintained by University of Florida lists activities relevant to school IPM on a state-by-state basis, along with contact information for each state. The School IPM Organization Directory maintained by the IPM Institute of North America lists national and state resources and contacts related to school IPM. Or visit U.S. EPA for a list of national IPM resources for schools.

IPM Manuals with Pest Control Tips:

The EPA Region 9's publication, "IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual" outlines in detail all the steps to creating an IPM Program in your school, and has specific sections on the management of key school pests such as ants, cockroaches, and yellowjackets. A bibliography is included for each chapter. The University of Florida's School IPM Design outlines the steps for implementing IPM in schools and on school grounds, and includes forms and tips on controlling the most common pests.

Turf and Landscape IPM for Schools

Turf maintenance, insect, disease, and vertebrate pest control tips can be found in the University of Florida's IPM Design
IPM for school lawns from The EPA Region 9's publication, IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual Landscape IPM on school grounds from The EPA Region 9's publication, IPM for Schools: A How-to Manual

Writing an IPM Policy:

EPA's guidelines for developing an IPM policy statement. Example of a policy statement from Florida
Indiana Pesticide Review Board and Indiana School Board Association's recommendations for writing a pest management policy for Indiana schools.

IPM and Insect-Related Resources for Teachers

School IPM Educational Resources from The Pennsylvania State University, IPM in Schools Program. Pennsylvania is the first and only state to include IPM in the state academic standards. This website hosts a comprehensive list of teaching resources related to IPM. Many of these cover the agricultural aspects of IPM, not just the application to schools. The list includes publications, videos, software, activities, classes for teachers, a teacher's "help desk" and more. Katerpillars (& Mystery Bugs) from the University of Kentucky Entomology Department. This site is fun and educational for younger kids. It includes sections such as "mystery bug," "bug food," "insect stories," "and links to teaching resources, including lesson plans for field and classroom experiments, an entomology newsletter for teachers, a detailed project from 4H on how to collect insects, and a teacher's guide to using insects in the classroom ("a teacher's guide to six-legged science"). Best of the Bugs This University of Florida site lists the top 5% of websites dedicated to insects, mites, and nematodes, as judged by a committee of professional entomologists and nematologists. Don't worry, these aren't stuffy research sites. Most of them have a very broad appeal and include topics such as insects in art, history and mythology. Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms From the University of Arizona Center for Insect Education / Outreach, this site includes 20 lesson plans for kŠ2 that utilize insects to teach all kinds of concepts to young learners: health and hygiene, human sexuality, self esteem,decision making, function of body parts, etc. Includes activity sheets and fact sheets on the various insects used. The same group at U of Arizona is currently developing a teaching resource for high school students that focuses on insects and plants in crop systems and is also cross-curricular.

Links to Indiana IPM and Children's Health Resources

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