Fact sheets and publications on preventing and managing pests. These can be used to educate and inform teachers, school staff, students, and parents.

Ants (short)

Ants (more comprehensive)

Bed Bugs (short)

Bed Bugs (more comprehensive)

Bees (.PDF)

Birds (nuisance birds) (.PDF) (Also see “Outdoor Mammals and Birds” below)

Cats (free-roaming cats) (.PDF)

Drain Flies (.PDF)

Coming Soon: Flies (short)

Coming Soon: Flies (more comprehensive)

Food in the Classroom (.PDF)

Head Lice (.PDF)

House Mouse (.PDF)

House Mouse (more comprehensive, detailed information)

Mosquitos (.PDF)

Outdoor Mammals and Birds (Bats, moles, voles, gophers, geese, pigeons and more)

Pest-proofing Before a School Break (.PDF)

Spiders (.PDF)

Spiders (more comprehensive, detailed information) (.PDF)

Turf Pests

Common Wasps (.PDF)

Wildlife Resources (.PDF)

Yellowjackets and Paper Wasps (more comprehensive, detailed information) (.PDF)


“IPM shifts our minds from looking at pests as a problem, and looks at the pests as a symptom of a problem.” Phillip Smith, West Virginia Dept. of Agriculture

“Most pests need food, water and shelter.  Reduce these and you reduce pests.”  Tim Stock, OSU School IPM Program Director

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