Northeastern IPM Center Resources for School Nurses: https://www.northeastipm.org/schools/resources-for-school-nurses/
Below is a collection of links to websites and presentations containing information on many of the most prevalent school pests.
- Bed bugs
- Bee and wasp stings
- Fire ant management
- Head lice
- Head lice management
- Mammal pests including rattlesnakes
- Mouse management
- Pests that sting, bite or injure
- Spiders and management guidelines
- Vertebrate pests-reptiles
- Widow spiders
National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) – Provides objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics to enable people to make informed decisions. Includes fact sheets on common types of pesticides and exposure situations.
American Association of Poison Control Center (AAPCC) – Works with America’s 55 poison centers to track poisonings and their sources, including household products, food and beverages, chemicals in the workplace and home, environmental toxins, drugs and medicine, and animal and insect bites and stings.
EPA Bed bug training presentation – Common bed bugs myths and information for school staff.
Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Bed bug resources for schools.
NYC Department of Education – Bed bug information kit for schools.
Pesticide Safety Education Program (PESP), Cornell University Cooperative Extension – Early signs and symptoms of pesticide poisoning.
Pesticides: Harmful Effects and Emergency Response – Types of exposure and symptoms of chronic and acute effects.
Pesticideinfo.org See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisonings, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8, page 88 for treatment information – Symptoms and signs of chemical sensitivity.
Pesticide Poisoning Registry – Recognizing and reporting pesticide-related illnesses and injuries.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Guidelines for creating a tick-free zone in yards.
WebMD: Asthma – Treatment options of allergy-triggered asthma.
DenGarden Pest Control – How to avoid bee and wasp stings.
CDC Novel H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You – How to clean and disinfect schools to help slow the spread of flu.
Stop Pests in Housing – Healthy schools start in the home. IPM resources for multifamily housing through Cornell and the NE IPM Center.