Join the US EPA on Tuesday, December 13 for a webinar on combating cockroaches in schools. Wherever there is food and water, cockroaches will thrive. Cockroaches hide in cracks, crawl spaces, cardboard boxes, between walls, in appliances and in false bottoms of cupboards. They inhabit school kitchens, cafeterias and break rooms and eagerly wait for school staff to leave for the day, emerging at night to feast on the spills and debris that are hidden under appliances and in cracks. Cockroaches satisfy their thirst from dripping faucets or sweating pipes, which can also contribute to mold issues in schools. Cockroach saliva, feces, and body parts also trigger allergies and asthma attacks–a serious health concern in schools.
Attend this webinar to hear from IPM experts who will break down the simple steps of implementing a comprehensive IPM program. Presenters Janet Hurley, Philip Koehler and Fred Koelbel will address monitoring, sanitation, maintenance and exclusion — actions that, when performed regularly, will result in a healthier school environment and a less likely place for cockroaches to call home.