IPM in Schools-The Why and How of Implementation. Ann R.Waters Outreach and Training Coordinator NJDEP-Pesticide Control Program 609-984-5014 [email protected] http://pcpnj.org. New Jersey School Integrated Pest Management Act. Senate, No.137. Upcoming Deadlines.
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Treatments are not made according to a predetermined schedule
Inspect sites thoroughly.
Identify pest(s) accurately.
Monitor pest populations.
Proper screening or other devices should be in place around air vents, windows, doors, etc.
Any cracks in walls or around plumbing and electrical conduit should be well sealed.
Prevent pest populations through sanitation
Step 2: Designate Pest Management Roles.IPM Coordinator The Occupants (students and staff)The ParentsThe Pest ManagerDecision-makersIPM Advisory Committee
72 hour advance posting of area(s) to be treated
Step 3: Develop an IPM PlanCopy of pest management policy IPM Coordinator and Advisory Committee named Set goals and objectives Identification and monitoring of pests Action thresholds established Methods of control-sanitation, mechanical, biological and least toxic chemical Education of all
Step 4: Develop Bids for Contractors Step 5: Implement IPM components Step 6: Evaluate and Address necessary modifications
Ann R Waters, Outreach CoordinatorNJ DEPPesticide Control ProgramPO Box 411, Trenton, NJ 08625-0411(609) 984-5014email: [email protected]://pcpnj.org
Clay W. Scherer, University of Florida
Matthew B. Downey, University of Florida
School IPM World Wide Web Site http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/
Entomology and Nematology DepartmentCopyright University of Florida 1998