ERIC Number: ED438705
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
IPM for Schools: A How-To Manual.
Daar, Sheila; Drlik, Tanya; Olkowski, Helga; Olkowski, William
This report presents guidelines for developing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach for educational facilities, and discusses the unique opportunities an IPM program can provide in the school science curriculum. This includes the hands-on experience IPM affords to students in the areas of biology, ecology, and least-toxic management of pests. Chapters 1 through 4 provide a full discussion of IPM concepts pertaining to schools. The chapters are written principally for school board members, administrators, principals, facility managers, and parents who are working to establish IPM policies, pest control contract guidelines, and other administrative systems designed to institutionalize an IPM program. Chapters 5 through 19, written for pest control personnel and others who may be involved in the school's pest control management, cover IPM strategies for 14 of the most common pests or problem sites in U.S. schools. Appendices include a listing of IPM-related curricula; a step-by-step guide for implementing a school IMP program, including a discussion of the psychological and institutional barriers to IPM; sample monitoring forms; ways to collect and preserve specimens for identification; pesticide information resources; a head lice information packet for schools; and an inspection checklist for detecting structural decay and structural pest damage. References follow each chapter. (GR)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Facilities Management, Guides, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Schools
For full text: http://www.epa.gov/region09/toxic/pest/school.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.