ERIC Number: ED380283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Pest Control in the School Environment: Adopting Integrated Pest Management.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.
As the public becomes more aware of the health and environmental risks pesticides may pose, its interest in seeking the use of equally effective alternative pest control methods increases. School administrators and other persons who have pest control decision-making responsibilities for school buildings and grounds can use this guide to become aware of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), a pest control method that may be an alternative to scheduled spraying of pesticides. Each step in a seven-step procedure for implementing an IPM program is examined: (1) developing an official policy statement for school pest management; (2) designating pest management roles; (3) setting pest management objectives for sites; (4) inspecting, identifying, and monitoring; (5) setting action thresholds; (6) applying IPM strategies; and (7) evaluating results and record keeping. Includes an evaluation of the long-term costs associated with IPM programs. (LZ)
Public Information Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20460.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticide Programs.