Register for April 19 Webinar on Vertebrate Turf Pests on School Grounds

For Release:  April 13, 2016

On Tuesday, April 19, EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM offered a webinar titled Vertebrate Turf Pests on School Grounds. This webinar will provide insight on how you can incorporate vertebrate pest prevention and control in your school district’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Vertebrate turf pests include moles, voles, pocket gophers, prairie dogs, and groundhogs, and are found across the country

Featured presenters will be:

  • Stephen Vantassel, Ph.D., Vertebrate Pest Specialist, Montana Department of Agriculture
  • Samuel Smallidge, Ph.D., Wildlife Specialist, New Mexico State
  • Richard Kramer, Ph.D., President of Innovative Pest Management

This webinar is one in a series of EPA presentations offering information on IPM to help school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control. Our IPM webinar series has already reached more than 3,000 school personnel, representing more than 25 million students across the country. IPM is a smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to managing pests that takes action to address the underlying causes that enable pests to thrive.

Upcoming webinars include:

  • Stop School Pests and iPestManager - School IPM Tools – May 10, 2016
  • Ants - The #1 Pest in Schools – May 17, 2016

Actions you can take:

Watch these videos from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on IPM in schools