"An action threshold is the point at which an IPM technician takes action to reduce a pest's numbers. Sometimes an action threshold is a number, sometimes it is qualitative." This document discovers factors to consider for establishing thresholds.
A variety of documents, Web links, and other resources related to the California Healthy Schools Act of 2000 are available. This site is designed for school administrators, IPM coordinators, maintenance and operations staff, parents, and teachers.
Spanish fact sheets focus on topics such as how to protect yourself when using pesticides, reading a pesticide label, choosing a qualified pest management or lawn care company, and how to store and dispose of a pesticide.
This resource that presents the opportunity for K-6 educators to engage students in STEM educational objectives and interdisciplinary learning through Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The curriculum provides background information, hands-on activities, worksheets and links to additional sites that teachers can utilize to engage students in formal and informal real-world settings. While some of the lessons build on previous learning, most of the lessons can stand-alone. IPM can be used as a theme in the classroom for an entire year, or as enrichment to regular classroom activities.
On this site you will find information on practical pest prevention for schools in Minnesota. We are developing a unique and proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for schools in Minnesota to increase effectiveness of school IPM programs, reduce pesticide applications and increase cost effectiveness.
This model guidance for implementation of integrated pest management in schools can be used by administrators, educators, parents and others to help inform the development, adoption and improvement of policies for school districts. It represents our recommendations for best management practices for successful implementation of pesticide safety and IPM practices in kindergarten to 12th grade schools. It is not intended to supersede state, tribal or local requirements, where those requirements are more stringent or specific.
IPM Learning Modules from Nebraska include an introduction to integrated pest management, assessment/evaluation, asthma triggers in schools, IPM treatment strategies and mold and indoor air quality in schools; school ground pest modules; and more
The IPM Institute of North America is a rapidly growing independent 501(c)3 non-profit formed in 1998 to improve sustainability in agriculture and communities through market-based mechanisms based in Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and other sustainable practices. They also have an IPM in Schools working group.
Lessons designed for high school students to help them identify some of the synthetic chemicals they come in contact with, including pesticides, to consider how these affect people differently based upon a number of variables
This Web site is dedicated to protecting people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. They offer programs, publications, and information; they produce the Journal of Pesticide Reform.
This is a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. It provides specific pesticide information relating to health and environmental effects.
This site includes biopesticide active ingredient fact sheets, lasws, international issues, storage and disposal, adverse effects reporting, restricted and cancelled uses, pesticide tolerances, and registration information sources.
Table of Contents for this 60-page PDF includes an Introduction, Children's Exposure to Toxic Pesticides, School Pest Management, An In-Depth Look at IPM and the SAix IPM Program Essentials as well as case studies from across the country.
This guidance document represents U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations for the successful procurement of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) based services for kindergarten to 12th grade schools.
In this commentary, we describe the shortcomings of the current procedures for assessing the hazards of pesticide formulations and demonstrate that inert ingredients can increase the toxicity of and potential exposure to pesticide formulations.
Teachers and staff participated in the IAQ (indoor air quality) process by completing the Tools for Schools checklists on a regular basis, which helps school and district staff keep up with IAQ issues as they arise.