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How To Implement Ipm In Your School District


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How to implement an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program in your School District.

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How To Implement Ipm In Your School District

  1. 1. How to implement IPM in your school District<br />Presented by Kathy Elkins<br />IPM Specialist <br />Eden Advanced Pest Technologies<br />
  2. 2. Senate Bill 637<br />Senate Bill 637 requires adoption of Integrated Pest Management plan in your district.<br />Specifies certain requirements for integrated pest management plans.<br />Authorizes governing bodies to adopt, improve or continue any integrated pest management plan that provides protection against pesticide exposure equal to or greater than protections required by act.<br />Makes public pesticide applicator license requirements applicable to pesticide applications at school campuses<br />
  3. 3. Requirements of IPM<br />Documentation<br />Monitoring for Pests<br />Evaluates the need for pest control by identifying acceptable pest population levels.<br />Sanitation<br />Structural remediation<br />Habitat manipulations<br />Biological and chemical pest control measures<br />
  4. 4. IPM does not mean you cannot apply a product to control pest populations.<br />Excludes making routine applications for purely preventive measures.<br />Excludes applications for aesthetic purposes.<br />Allows the use of “Low-Risk” products.<br />
  5. 5. What is IPM?(Integrated Pest Management)<br />IPM is a four level, decision making process. <br />Use these questions to solve the pest problem:<br />Can I stop the pest from getting in? (Exclusion/Access denial)<br />Can I change the environment to make it less inviting to the pest? (Habitat and harborage modification)<br />Can I stop the pest with a trap? (Physical and Mechanical trapping)<br />Can I control the pest with a product? (Limited product application)<br />
  6. 6. Exclusion &Access Denial<br />What should I fix?<br />
  7. 7. Repair ceiling tiles<br />Pests can drop down through ceiling tiles once inside the structure. <br />“Hello students,” says Rocky the squirrel.<br />
  8. 8. Repair or seal gaps around plumbing<br />Mice love to hide in wall voids. <br />Just think of how many babies they will have!<br />
  9. 9. Install door sweeps<br />Insects and rodents can gain access under doors. <br />They don’t ring the door bell.<br />
  10. 10. Caulk windows and doors<br />Insects such as ants can gain access through missing or deteriorating caulking.<br />
  11. 11. Repair holes in walls<br />Rodents and insects can enter your buildings through holes.<br />
  12. 12. Repair holes in walls<br />Rodents and insects can hide in wall voids. <br />Maintenance is key to avoiding pest issues.<br />
  13. 13. Seal around gutters and downspouts<br />Birds and rodents can gain access though gaps around downspouts. <br />Squirrels love to chew into buildings. <br />
  14. 14. Habitat & Harborage Modification<br />What should I change?<br />
  15. 15. Remove soil from bottom lip of siding<br />Water damage may appear from soil touching wood siding. <br />This is an invitation to unwanted guests.<br />
  16. 16. Remove ivy from foundation<br />Rodents will hide in ivy…just waiting to enter your school.<br />
  17. 17. Move garbage can further away from building<br />Rodents can feed from garbage cans, but talk about a fly condition waiting to happen!<br />
  18. 18. Trim trees and shrubs<br />Antswilltravel along tree limbs to gain access to the building. <br />They love bridges!<br />
  19. 19. Remove garbage and clutter<br />Great place to play hide and seek….just like rodents and ants do!<br />
  20. 20. Keep food in sealed containers<br />Yum… easy feeding for rodents and ants! Humans too.<br />
  21. 21. Remove bird feeders<br />You are feeding both birds and rodents.<br />
  22. 22. Physical & Mechanical Controls<br />What’s that mean?<br />
  23. 23. Snap traps for rodents<br />You didn’t think I would show you a real mouse did you?<br />
  24. 24. Glue boards<br />Great for rodents and insects.<br />
  25. 25. Interior rodent trap<br />Used in various places to control rodents<br />
  26. 26. Squirrel trap<br />Can catch other animals such as kitty cats.<br />Requires trap checks every 24 hours<br />
  27. 27. Limited Product Use<br />Low-Riskproducts<br />
  28. 28. What not to use.<br />Illegal substances.<br />
  29. 29. Do youremember this?<br />
  30. 30. How to hire a pest management company<br /><ul><li> Check references
  31. 31. Experienced with schools?
  32. 32. Knowledge of IPM</li></li></ul><li>Questions???<br />Thank you<br />