Monday, July 27, 2009

School IPM Resources Page Available

The Resource page is a list of the best tools and curriculum for school IPM. The tools section consists of hands-on resources like audit sheets and inspection manuals, and the curriculum section focuses on fact sheets and training material.

Allergen Testing in Oregon and Louisiana Schools

In June, members of the Western working group traveled to the Salem-Keiser School District in Oregon to take mice allergen samples. An inspection team along with pest technicians will audit the facility and deliver another assessment report July 8th-10th.
Members from the Southern working group plan to test for cockroach allergens this week, July 9th-10th, at the Ascension Parish School District in Louisiana.

Planned PMSP Update

The pest management strategic plan will be revised at the end of July and will be available for viewing in August, 2009. Please visit to read the latest version.

Oregon Approves School Pest Management Law

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongski made Oregon the 38th state to approve a school pest management specific law or regulation when he signed Senate Bill 637 into law Wednesday, June 24, 2009. Click here to read the new law, which requires school districts to implement integrated pest management plans by July 1, 2012.

Beating Back Bed Bugs Workshop - Chicago, IL

"Beating Back Bed Bugs: Everything you need to know to protect your property" workshop will take place July 29, 2009 from 9:30am to noon at Loyola University in Chicago IL. This workshop is for hotel owners & managers, landlords & property management companies & college or university facility managers. Tops covered will include: the reemergence of bed bugs in the US, bed bug biology, practices to prevent & limit bed bug problems, communicating with tenants, staff & guests about bed bugs and how to hire a qualified pest control professional.

Monday, July 20, 2009

IPM in School Greenhouses

Stanton Gill, of the University of Maryland, recently created a Greenhouse IPM program for schools. The program includes text material and PowerPoint files to accompany the text. For more information, please email Ed Crow.