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Integrated Pest Management for Schools and Childcare Facilities

Teachers - Text Only Version

What is IPM?

IPM is a process for achieving long term, environmentally sound pest suppression through the use of a wide variety of technological and management practices. Control strategies in an IPM program extend beyond the application of pesticides to include structural and procedural modifications that reduce the food, water, living space and access used by pests. By eliminating potential food, water, and living space for pests, and sealing up their entry routes into buildings, the need for pesticides is greatly reduced. Pesticides are used only when a confirmed pest problem is present (no preventive treatments). Then, the least hazardous pesticide effective for control of a specific pest is applied using precision targeted treatments in areas not contacted or accessible to the children, faculty or staff. Every member of a school or childcare facility has a part to play in Integrated Pest Management. As a teacher, you play an important role in the education of students about pest management. More information about IPM practices for teachers is available below, or in the Pest Management Practices section of this site.

IPM Web Resources (Links)

IPM Links for Teachers

- IPM and insect-related resources for teaching ** These links below are in PDF format ** - Why use IPM? - IPM checklist - IPM for pests in the classroom - Reducing pests by reducing clutter

The following links will direct you to the main pages of text-only areas of this site. From the main page of each area, you can visit all area topic pages. Click the "Back" button on your browser to return to the main area page. Pest Management Practices | Administrators | School Staff | Teachers | Students | Parents | Pest Management Professionals

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