Recent (or recently discovered) IPM articles and information
“Improving Environmental Health in Schools“ What’s needed and why.
Why do in-person IPM coordinator training instead of online training? The great majority of participants prefer in-person for a variety of reasons including networking, more time to share and discuss problems and solutions, group activities, and the in-person/hands-on IPM inspections and assessments which take up most of the afternoon. We know from research and experience that these methods are more effective at building and retention of knowledge and skills.
ODA Videos on Written Notices for Pesticide Application and Declaring a Pest Emergency
“EPA lists of Pests of Significant Public Health Importance” Many pests at schools are on these lists.
“Tips for Making Your IPM Plan Complete” Time to take a second-look at your “governing body”-approved plan and fix any deficiencies.
All you NEED TO KNOW about “Declaring a Pest Emergency“
Public Health Importance of Urban Rodents (Significance of city mice and rats on everyday public health).
Cleaning Up After Rodents (guidelines from the CDC)
“Domestic Rodents and Cockroaches: Pictorial Key to Droppings” (See pg. 3 of these Keys)
Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion
See the following under “General Resources” and “Materials Selection” sections:
“-Exclusion: The Future of Pest Management”
“-Of Rodents and Doors”
“-Rodent-Proof Constructions and Exclusion Methods”
OSU School IPM Program Director
“Everybody knows something. Nobody knows everything. Although the individual may know little, the group as a whole knows a lot.” Anon