Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New School IPM Publications

New School IPM Publications by the Department of Pesticide Regulation

2010 School IPM Survey Report

The 2010 School IPM survey report, 2010 Integrated Pest Management Survey of California School Districts, prepared by the Institute for Social Research, California State University, Sacramento with assistance from Belinda Messenger of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), was recently published. In the survey, school districts answered questions about their pesticide use and pest management practices and about their compliance with the Healthy Schools Act requirements. This was the fifth survey conducted since 2000; therefore, the results were analyzed for trends in these areas. According to the survey results, over two thirds of school districts report adopting an IPM program, which were reported as more effective and saved districts money. The complete survey report can be found on the DPR School IPM Web site at

School IPM Article

The article, A Survey of California Public School Districts‘ Ant and Weed Management Practices and a Review of Their Use of IPM, co-authored by Larry Wilhoit and Belinda Messenger of DPR and others was published in the April 2012 edition of the Journal of Environmental Health. The article describes the use of IPM practices for ant and weed management in California schools. It is based on the results from the 2001, 2002, and 2004 DPR School IPM surveys. The article can be found on the DPR School IPM Web site at

For additional resources and information about the DPR School and Child Care IPM Programs, please visit the following Web sites:

School IPM-

Child Care IPM-


School and Child Care IPM Team

Pest Management & Licensing Branch

California Department of Pesticide Regulation

1001 I Street, P.O. Box 4015

Sacramento, CA 95812-4015


Making the grade on pest management.

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