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Welcome to the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with
links to additional on-line resources.
Background and Overview - This section introduces the subject of School Integrated Pest Management.
Operations - This section contains detailed information on pest management issues, and where pests are found throughout the school (interior) and outside the school (exterior--on the campus). It involves every aspect of the school, from the obvious locations (cafeteria) to the less conspicuous (lockers and desks).
Reasons for Change - This section outlines benefits and justifications for implementing integrated pest management plans in schools.
Barriers to Change - This section discusses factors that may impede implementation of integrated pest management practices at schools.
Case Studies - This section lists schools at varying stages of development in implementing IPM. Users will find information on best management practices and links to case studies, success stories, and integrated pest management guides.
Environmental Regulations - This section provides a list of existing regulations and new legislation that commonly apply to schools and pest management requirements.
P2 Opportunities - Information in this section includes activities and materials, specific to School Integrated Pest Management, that help reduce health-related issues and pollution prevention.
Curricula - This section identifies IPM instructional materials and standards-linked curricula for classrooms (grades K-12).
Glossary of Terms - Terms commonly used by both biologists and pesticide applicators are defined.
Key Contacts - This section lists key individuals and organizations able to assist with questions related to school integrated pest management. Additional help is available in the "Where to go for P2 Help" section of this topic hub.
Where to go for P2 Help - This section provides a broad, alphabetized directory of individuals along with national, state, regional, and local organizations that may be able to assist you with questions about integrated pest management in schools.
Acknowledgements - This section acknowledges contributions of integrated pest management experts to this topic hub.
List of Links - Lists all resources cataloged in this
hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let
us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub
if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.