Monday, February 16, 2015

Dealing With Nuisance Birds Around Schools WEBINAR

  EPA Pesticide Program Updates


     From EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs

February 10, 2015

In This Update:

Dealing with Nuisance Birds around Schools -- February 24

On Tuesday, February 24, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, EPA’s Center of Expertise for School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) will host a webinar titled “Dealing with Nuisance Birds around Schools.” This webinar will present the health and related sanitation issues caused by birds, followed by a discussion how to keep birds away from schools. Webinar presenters include:
  • Mark Harden, IPM Specialist, Howard County (Maryland) Public School System
  • Dan Lisenko, Grounds and Maintenance Manager, Manatee County (Florida) Public Schools
  • Lynn Braband, Community IPM Educator, Cornell University
  • Marcia Anderson, Ph.D., EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM
This webinar is one in a series of EPA presentations offering information on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control. The presentations are geared specifically to the school community, including facility managers, buildings and grounds managers, and staff, nurses, administrators, and IPM coordinators. Our IPM webinar series has already reached more than 900 school officials, representing over 7 million students across the country. IPM is a smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to managing pests. IPM takes action to address the underlying conditions that enable pests to thrive.

Future webinars will cover the following topics:
  • Controlling Bed Bugs in School Environments – March 19, 2015
  • Managing Outdoor Vertebrate Pests at Schools - March 31, 2015
  • Avoiding Stinging Insects in School Environments - April 21, 2015
Find information about future School IPM webinars:

Watch this short video from the Colorado School IPM Coalition to learn more about IPM:   
Read the IPM Institute of North America’s blog about school IPM:

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