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EPA Webinar: Pests of Public Health Importance and the Role of IPM in Schools

Recent developments in pest-borne diseases, such as the emergence of Zika virus and spread of Lyme disease, signal the need to continually assess the threat of urban pests to public health. Illnesses carried by insects, rodents, and other pests affect all races, ethnicities, ages and cultures. Vector-borne illnesses are an ever-present threat and efforts to… Read more »

US EPA Webinar: Cockroaches in Your School…You Rarely Find Just One

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… Read more »

Upcoming EPA Webinar on Creating a School IPM Program, with Dr. Thomas Green of the IPM Institute

Join the EPA, Dr. Thomas Green and School IPM experts Raul Rivas and Francine Locke on November 15th for a 90-minute webinar on developing a comprehensive Integrated Pest Management program for your school.  Like people, pests need food, water, and shelter to survive.  IPM removes these, controls existing infestations and reduces future invasions. Districts with… Read more »

EPA Back-To-School With IPM Webinar

It’s that time of year again and everyone can relate to the annual school supply checklist and the hours spent preparing for the upcoming school year. Notebooks – check. Pencils – check. But, how many school staff, parents or students stop to think about whether the school they will return to is a healthy learning… Read more »

New IPM Fact Sheet: Geese on School Grounds

The New York State IPM program at Cornell University has produced a new IPM fact sheet on nuisance geese, an increasing problem for schools and other facilities throughout much of the United States and southern Canada. Issues with geese include messy accumulations of feces, degraded water quality, the potential for disease transmission, traction issues on… Read more »