Your contribution will support our work to reduce pest and pesticide risks in agriculture and communities.
In 2016, in collaboration with the University of Arizona, we launched Stop School Pests training for nine staff roles in K-12 schools, now available online to all school districts free of charge. IPM in schools is critically important:
- Allergens associated with cockroaches, mice and dust mites can cause asthma and trigger asthma attacks. Pest-related allergens can be higher in schools than in homes.
- Asthma affects 9% of children nationally and up to 25% in urban centers, and is the number one cause of student absences.
- School districts implementing IPM reduce pest complaints and pesticide use by up to 90% and have reported improved attendance and performance.
With the Entomological Society of America and the Public Tick IPM Working Group we formed in 2013, we organized a state-of-the-science summit in Washington DC, convening scientists, regulators and advocates to accelerate efforts to slow the spread of tick-borne diseases. Lyme disease alone accounts for over 90% of all reported human vector-borne disease, with an estimated 300,000 cases annually.
This year also marked our first push to make IPM subsidized multi-family housing a top national priority. Pest infestation in housing represents a significant health threat and economic cost for residents and communities. We aim to ensure that everyone has a safe, pest-free home.
This coming year we will be working hard to make the Ninth International IPM Symposium another successful event in the series. Scheduled for March 2018, the Symposium is the premier global gathering for professional development, networking with colleagues and leading scientists and learning the latest research and strategies for effectively managing pests in agriculture, communities and natural areas. Many of our projects including our work with Sysco, McDonald’s potato supply chain, Whole Foods Market and others will be highlighted at the Symposium.
Donate using the most convenient method for you:
- Pay online with a credit card
- Print the form and fax to 1-608-232-1440
- Send us an e-mail with your mailing address and we can bill you, or
- Call the IPM Institute at 1-608-232-1410.
All donations are tax deductible. IPM Institute is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization. IPM Institute’s Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 39-1938654. No goods or services were forwarded or offered in exchange for your contribution.