ERIC Number: ED426569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Integrated Management of Structural Pests in Schools.
Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield.
The state of Illinois is encouraging schools to better inspect and evaluate the causes of their pest infestation problems through use of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) guidelines developed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This guide reviews the philosophy and organization of an IPM program for structural pests in schools, identifies ways to reduce dependence on pesticides in school buildings, and discusses alternative methods for pest management. It offers a step-by-step methodology for establishing an IPM program in schools that includes educating and training of staff, inspecting and monitoring for potential problems, setting action threshold levels for pest control conditions requiring remedial action, applying IPM strategies to control pests, and evaluating results. It is noted that these guidelines are not for lawn and turf pests. Appendices provide examples of a school pest management policy statement and pest management specification. (Contains 17 references). (GR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Pesticides, Pests, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Rodents, Staff Orientation, State School District Relationship
Illinois Department of Public Health, Div. of Environmental Health, 525 W. Jefferson St., Springfield, IL 62761.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois