Register for November 15 Webinar on Developing a Comprehensive School IPM Plan

For Release:  October 31, 2016

On Tuesday, November 15, EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM will offer a webinar titled Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan – Learn How to Develop a Comprehensive IPM Program. Like people, pests need food, water, and shelter to survive. Removing these elements, using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) practices, will help control existing pest infestations and reduce future invasions. 

Successful IPM programs involve everyone in the school community working together for a healthier learning environment. How can your school reach this level of success in managing pests? It starts by having a plan – an IPM plan. Whether you are just starting an IPM program, reinvigorating an existing program, or sustaining an effective IPM plan, it’s helpful to take stock of your pest management assets so you can identify areas for improvement. Strive to institutionalize IPM in your district!

Join us to learn the principles of effective school IPM and the components of a comprehensive school IPM plan. Find out who should be involved in developing and implementing IPM practices in your district. Hear two facility managers discuss what motivated their districts to start IPM programs. See how administration buy-in and cross-program support led to district-wide success.

Attending this webinar will give you the foundation for developing and implementing a successful IPM plan for your district.

Featured presenters will be:
  • Thomas Green, Ph.D., President, IPM Institute of North America
  • Raul Rivas, Director of Facilities and Security, Metropolitan School District of Pike Township (Indiana)
  • Francine Locke, Environmental Director, The School District of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Upcoming webinars include:
  • Cockroaches in Your School…You Rarely Find Just One – December 13, 2016
  • How Integrated Pest Management Helps Control Pests of Public Health Importance in Schools – January 24, 2017
  • More Than Just a Firm Handshake: Bid and Contract Guidance for Securing IPM-Based Services for Schools – February 21, 2017 
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