Tuesday, July 24, 2012

IPM Workshop 9/12/12, Philadelphia


is an approach to pest control that is superior to conventional extermination and monthly spraying strategies for pest management. It emphasizes eliminating nesting places and sources of food and water for the pests, as well as excluding the pests from the property. It uses the least risky pesticide in the safest manner only when necessary. Studies by Purdue University and Virginia Tech show that it is more effective, and when the pests are under control, it is cost effective. Programs at Boston Housing Authority, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and in Salinas, California highlight the successes of IPM.

This FREE IPM training is being offered to multifamily property owners, property managers, and maintenance staff, pest control operators, and residents to educate them on implementing IPM in the properties under their care. It is based on a course that has been used to educate hundreds of public housing and health professionals since 2008.

Course attendees will learn:

· Their specific roles in supporting the least toxic and most effective measures for pest control in their communities.

· How to manage pests within a housing community using strategies that pose no risk or minimum risk of pesticide exposure to vulnerable, sensitive, and disabled populations, including infants and children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with chemical sensitivities.

· The major health risks posed by common pests, including the connection between asthma, cockroach and mouse allergens.

· The biology, behavior, and at least two least-toxic control measures for each of the pests covered in the training.

· Who to contact and what to do if there is a problem with or related to pest control.


Go to: http://www.nchh.org/Training/HealthyHomesTrainingCenter/TrainingPartners/PennState.aspx

This training is sponsored by the National Center for Healthy Housing and supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For information about IPM, visit: www.paipm.org or www.nchh.org/Training/IntegratedPestManagementIPM.aspx

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