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Offering the Pest Defense website and online courses to schools for free is made possible with the support of sponsors and supporters. We work with dedicated organizations and companies that support healthy, pest-free schools for everyone so that children and school employees can learn, play and work in a safe, clean environment. For details on how to become a sponsor or supporter of the Pest Defense, please contact

Thank you to our sponsors!

The National Education Association (NEA) is the nation’s largest professional employee organization, representing 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. NEA is committed to advancing the cause of public education.


The North Central IPM Center aims to improve health, environment, and economic benefits by providing leadership and cooperating with our partners to facilitate the development and adoption of IPM solutions, based in the North Central region.


Xcluder Rodent and Pest Defense

Xcluder®, the global leader and innovator in pest exclusion solutions, offers a wide range of products for both commercial and residential applications. Their line of patented, rodent-proof products includes fill fabric for sealing gaps and cracks, entry door sweeps and vertical seals, overhead and roll-up door seals, and truck dock leveler kits.
Xcluder’s proven, cost-effective products are trusted by pest control and facility management professionals worldwide to prevent rodents and other pests from entering a building, thereby improving health and safety. Made in the USA, we work closely with customers and thought leaders in IPM to continually innovate pest exclusion products for the future.
PestBoss Integrated Pest Management Software helps Facility Operators coordinate and administer pest management inspections, programs and reporting. With PestBoss, Facility Operators set the rules, set the pace, and maintain ownership of all data and analytics.


Dr. Dawn H. Gouge, Dr. Shujuan Lucy Li, Dr. Shakunthala Nair. University of Arizona

Joseph LaForest, Elizabeth Moss. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Dr. Kathy Murray, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

Thomas Green, PhD, IPM Institute of North America

Erin Bauer, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Tim Stock, Integrated Plant Protection Center, Oregon State University

Carrie Foss, Washington State University

Lawrence “Fudd” Graham, Auburn University

See a full list of contributors here