New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn
MADISON, Wis., December 14, 2017 – Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at www.StopSchoolPests.com. The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and improve food and fire safety by teaching staff how to prevent pest problems before they occur.
Students spend a major part of each day in school – on average 30 hours each week. Exposure to pests and pesticides can create an unhealthy school environment. Mice and cockroaches can cause or trigger asthma attacks and allergies. Similarly, an over-reliance on pesticides can lead school employees and children to be exposed unnecessarily to dangerous chemicals.
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PESPWire, The e-bulletin of EPA’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program has been published. In this edition you will find the following articles:
In preparation for the Texas Rodent Academy Janet Hurley from Texas A&M has provided the two documents below.
At Entomology 2017 in November, the ESA Science Policy Committee approved the latest ESA fact sheet, focused on integrated pest management (IPM). This infographic fact sheet was created by a team of ESA volunteers to explain how IPM is practiced and why it is a critical tool in the agricultural, environmental, and urban pest management toolkit. This fact sheet can be used to help communicate what IPM is to members of Congress and their staff as well as for broader public outreach and education.
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