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IntereSTING IPM Webinar Topic: Controlling Yellow Jackets and Wasps on School Grounds

May 23, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 01:00 PM CDT – 02:30 PM CDT

Join the EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as they explore and discuss options to help keep students and staff safe from yellow jackets and wasps on school grounds. These insects present risks that range from painful stings to potentially severe allergic reactions. In this webinar, you’ll learn to identify these pests and the steps you can take to manage them as part of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. IPM is a smart, sensible and sustainable approach to pest management recommended by EPA.

A Cornell University study on reducing stinging insects on school grounds will be presented along with an overview of the tools needed to monitor, exclude, remove, and trap yellow jackets and wasps. The effectiveness and associated costs of these methods will be discussed. The webinar will also highlight a local school district’s experience with these stinging pests and the steps they took to prevent future dangerous encounters.

Presenters
• Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann, PhD, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University
• Lynn Braband, Senior Extension Associate, Cornell University
• Mark Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard County (Maryland) Public School System

Space is limited to the first 1,000 to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

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Please Note: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact the EPA at least a week before the event.

Register here.