Additional Resources for IPM Introduction

PA IPM SchoolChildcare Factsheet.11.2019 (1)EPA Conventional Reduced Risk Pesticide Program – Registry of commercially viable alternatives to conventional pesticides.

Minimum Risk Pesticides Exempted from FIFRA Registration – Pesticides the EPA has determined pose little or no risk to human health.

EPA Biopesticides – EPA registered pesticides derived from natural materials including animals, plants, bacteria, and certain minerals.

School Integrated Pest Management Thresholds – Guidelines for setting action thresholds which determine when action needs to be taken to control a pest.

Examples of Action Thresholds – Examples of prescribed action threshold for common school pests.

University of Nebraska: How to Conduct IPM in Schools – Video outlining how to perform IPM in schools.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: National Center for Health Statistics – Asthma health statistics in the United States.

Illinois Department of Public Health: Integrated management of structural pests in schools – Guide ny the Illinois Department of Public Health designed to assist and encourage schools to improve their pest management strategies.

Pesticide Safety Education Program (PESP), Cornell University Cooperative Extension – Early signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. School IPM – Collection of IPM guides and checklists.

Alavanja , M. C. R., J. A. Hoppin and F. Kamel. (2004). Health Effects of Chronic Pesticide Exposure: Cancer and Neurotoxicity*3 Annual Review of Public Health. Vol. 25: 155-197 – Review describing the routes of pesticide exposures occurring today, and summarizing and evaluating the epidemiologic studies of pesticide-related carcinogenicity and neurotoxicity in adults.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. (2012). The Conventional Reduced Risk Pesticide Program, About Pesticides, Pesticide Product Labels, Reducing Pesticide Risk – Glossary of pesticide information including regulations, worker and public safety standards, and common practices.

Alarcon, W. A., G. M. Calvert and J. M. Blondell. (2005). Acute Illness Associated with Pesticide Exposure at Schools. Journal of American Medical Association. – Estimates the magnitude of and associated risk factors for pesticide-related illnesses at schools.

eXtension (2012) Indoor and Outdoor School IPM Strategies – Simple control strategies for common indoor and outdoor pests.

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. (2013). New Jersey school Integrated Pest Management Program, Compliance and Enforcement – PowerPoints addressing different facets of IPM, including a general overview, laws, and guidance for administrators.

University of Nebraska: How to Conduct IPM in Schools – Video outlining how to perform IPM in schools.