ERIC Number: ED238698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Urban Pest Management. Selected Readings.
Cowles, Kathleen Letcher, Comp.; And Others
These readings provide basic background information on urban integrated pest management and the development of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs for the control of rodents, cockroaches, and head lice. IPM is a decision-making process for deciding if pest supprssion treatments are needed, when they should be initiated, where they should be applied, and what strategy and mix of tactics to use. IPM combines a variety of approaches (tools) with which to manage pests. These include human behavior changes, habitat modification, physical controls, biological control agents, and least-toxic chemical controls. Using these techniques, an IPM program maintains the size of a pest population at or below an acceptable level. In addition, the amount of toxic material put into the environment is kept as small as possible. Included in the readings are scientific discussions of IPM as well as graphic handouts that can be reproduced and distributed. A bibliography suggesting more in-depth information and instruction in urban IPM is also included. (JN)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Elementary Education, Entomology, Environmental Education, Pesticides, Pests, Physical Environment, Resource Materials, Rodents, Urban Environment
Kathleen Letcher Cowles, Project Coordinator, John Muir Institute for Environmental Studies, Inc., 29 W. High St., (WO), Morgantown, WV 26505
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: John Muir Inst. for Environmental Studies, Inc., Napa, CA. Center for the Integration of Applied Sciences.