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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools: Complete List of Reference Documents
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A Mouse- And Pesticide-Free House [PDF]
Abstract: This two-page article provides valuable background information on mice, biology, harborage, and pesticide-free techniques for control.
Source: Journal of Pesticide Reform
URL: http://www.pesticide.org/mice.pdf

Action Thresholds in School IPM Programs [PDF]
Abstract: "An action threshold is the point at which an IPM technician takes action to reduce a pest's numbers. Sometimes an action threshold is a number, sometimes it is qualitative." This document discovers factors to consider for establishing thresholds.
Source: Maryland Department of Agriculture
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/doc/MD_thres.pdf

Administrator Information, School IPM
Abstract: Administrator Information includes sample policy statements, organization directories, sample IPM training outlines, school IPM questionaires and surveys, as well as forms and regulatory information.
Source: School IPM
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/admn_nfo.htm

Developing an IPM Policy Statement for Your School District
Abstract: A first step in developing your integrated pest management (IPM) program is drafting an IPM policy. An IPM policy is a valuable way to clearly and concisely state the district's approach to pest management and pesticide use issues. An example IPM policy statement is provided.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/plants/pestmanagement/ipm/scho
ol-ipm-policy.aspx

Educational Presentations for School IPM
Abstract: News releases, video-based presentations, coloring-puzzle book presentations, and posters offer education content for IPM in schools.
Source: School IPM
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/pres.htm

Guidelines for IPM in School and Child Care Pest Management Contracts [PDF]
Abstract: Safer Pest Control project offers guidelines for incorporating IPM specifications into an exisiting contract with a pest control professional.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/factsheets/schcnt.pdf

IPM in Schools News
Abstract: Lists of school IPM news.
Source:
URL: http://schoolipm.tamu.edu/resources/News/Inthenews.asp

IPM Institute of North America, School IPM
Abstract: Comprehensive source of information for schools that includes standards for school buildings and grounds, pest control options, fact sheets, policy, and more.
Source: The IPM Institute of North America
URL: http://www.ipminstitute.org/school.htm

IPM Institute of North America, School IPM
Abstract: Comprehensive source of information for schools that includes standards for school buildings and grounds, pest control options, fact sheets, policy, and more.
Source: The IPM Institute of North America
URL: http://www.ipminstitute.org/school.htm

Minnesota IPM in School Legislation
Abstract: Updates on Minnesota State Legislations.
Source:
URL: http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/IPM/ipmMNlaw.html

Ohio School IPM Program
Abstract: Ohio's school IPM contacts and some background information is available through the North Central IPM Center.
Source: North Central IPM Center
URL: http://www.ncpmc.org/school/resources.cfm

Ohio School IPM Program
Abstract: Ohio's school IPM contacts and some background information is available through the North Central IPM Center.
Source: North Central IPM Center
URL: http://www.ncpmc.org/school/resources.cfm

Pest Management Policy/Child Care IPM
Abstract: Updates of regulations and legislation in regards to IPM in child care facilities.
Source: IPM Technical Rseource Center
URL: http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/outreach/schoolipm/1ki
d/kid1b.htm

Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Valuable information for setting IPM priorities in schools and tips for effective pest management.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
URL: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pdf/schoolpests.pdf

School IPM for Parents and Teachers
Abstract: Background information and guidance offer suggestions for implementing an IPM program at schools. This link is directed to parents and teachers. Included are examples of school IPM programs, information on pesticide hazards, regulations, sample policies, and suggestions for notifiying parents.
Source:
URL: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/cfdocs/apps/schoolipm/parent_teacher/
main.cfm?crumbs_list=1,15

Schooling of State Pesticide Laws -- 2002 Update [PDF]
Abstract: This is a review of state pesticide laws regarding schools with a table that summarizes how states around the country protect children from exposures.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/publications/School_
report_update_2002.pdf

State School Pesticide Law - Illinois
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Illinois.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/il.htm

Ten Reasons Not To Use Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: This four-page document lists ten of the primary reasons for not using pesticides.
Source: NCAP
URL: http://www.pesticide.org/TenReasons.pdf

Unidentified Inert Ingredients in Pesticides: Implications for Human and Environmental Health
Abstract: By statute or regulation in the United States and elsewhere, pesticide ingredients are divided into two categories: active and inert (sometimes referred to as other ingredients, adjuvants, or coformulants) . Despite their name, inert ingredients may be biologically or chemically active and are labeled inert only because of their function in the formulated product. Most of the tests required to register a pesticide are performed with the active ingredient alone, not the full pesticide formulation. Inert ingredients are generally not identified on product labels and are often claimed to be confidential business information.
Source: Environmental Health Perspectives
URL: http://www.ehponline.org/docs/2006/9374/abstract.html

What is School IPM
Abstract: Parents: how to get IPM implemented in your child's school; administrators: how to get IPM implemented in school. How to overcome barriers.
Source:
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/what_ipm.htm

What is School IPM
Abstract: Parents: how to get IPM implemented in your child's school; administrators: how to get IPM implemented in school. How to overcome barriers.
Source:
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/what_ipm.htm

Where There's A Will, There's A Way [PDF]
Abstract: Printed in 1994, this seven-page article addresses cases studies and issues from around the country in regard to pesticide management and children's health in schools.
Source: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
URL: http://www.pesticide.org/WhereWillWay.pdf

Where There's A Will, There's A Way [PDF]
Abstract: Printed in 1994, this seven-page article addresses cases studies and issues from around the country in regard to pesticide management and children's health in schools.
Source: Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
URL: http://www.pesticide.org/WhereWillWay.pdf


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IPM How Do You Spell It?
Abstract: This is a slide overview of school IPM
Source: Environmental Health Watch
URL: http://www.ehw.org/Asthma/ASTH_schoolIPM-web_files/frame.htm
#slide0001.htm

IPM How Do You Spell It?
Abstract: This is a slide overview of school IPM
Source: Environmental Health Watch
URL: http://www.ehw.org/Asthma/ASTH_schoolIPM-web_files/frame.htm
#slide0001.htm


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William Blackstone Elementary School Case Study [PDF]
Abstract: Teachers and staff participated in the IAQ (indoor air quality) process by completing the Tools for Schools checklists on a regular basis, which helps school and district staff keep up with IAQ issues as they arise. Included is the establishment of an IPM program that is committed to using a non-toxic/least-toxic method of pest control. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/pdfs/casestudies/william_blac
kstone.pdf


- Chapter -    Top of Page

Glossary (Appendix B)
Abstract: Definitions for commonly used school IPM terms are provided by The IPM Institute of North America in the appendices for the School IPM Standards.
Source: The IPM Institute of North America
URL: http://www.ipminstitute.org/school_standards_appendices.htm#
Glossary

IPM for Schools - Appendix E [PDF]
Abstract: Appendix E contains sample monitoring forms for pests.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/append-e.pdf

IPM for Schools - Chapter 6 [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter discusses integrated pest management for cockroaches in schools.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/chap-6.pdf

Selecting Treatment Strategies [PDF]
Abstract: Pest managers need to consider many strategies for control and effective programs. This offers a simple explanation of key treatment strategies.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/chap-4.pdf


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ABC's of IPM Implementation in Your School District [PDF]
Abstract: This flow chart simplifies the process of implementing a program.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/factsheets/abcsofipmColor2.pdf

Alien Invaders, EEK
Abstract: Alien plants and animals in Wisconsin and the Great Lakes region are best eliminated if they can be identified and if their biological needs are understood.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/earth/aliens.htm

Alternatives to Using Pesticides in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Information on integrated pest management (IPM) definitions and policy to minimize or eliminate children's exposure to pesticides while at school.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/publications/What_Is
_IPM.pdf

How To Develop an IPM Program [PDF]
Abstract: Simple guidelines for developing a school IPM program; start-up and operational phases are described. (10-page PDF)
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/append-b.pdf

How To Implement an Integrated Pest Management Program at Your Child Care Facility [PDF]
Abstract: Basic steps that help guide child care facility operators through the process of establishing IPM.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/factsheets/childcareIPM.pdf

Integrated Pest Management [PDF]
Abstract: The brochure identifies legal requirements for pesticide use in schools, health care facilities and public buildings (state of Michigan).
Source: Michigan Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mi.us/industry/ipm.pdf

IPM Overview
Abstract: This brief fact sheet identifies benefits of IPM and common barriers to implementing school IPM programs.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/ipm/definit
ion.htm

IPM Overview
Abstract: This brief fact sheet identifies benefits of IPM and common barriers to implementing school IPM programs.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/ipm/definit
ion.htm

Mosquito Control and Safe Pesticide Use
Abstract: Documents include "Don't grow your own mosquitoes--a home and garden checklist (English and Spanish), "Mosquitoes, How to Control Them," and "Safety of Pesticides Used to Control Adult Mosquitoes." Five additional documents are offered on mosquito control using safe methods.
Source: California Department of Pesticide Regulation
URL: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/westnile/

Pesticide Facts Sheets in Spanish
Abstract: Spanish fact sheets focus on topics such as how to protect yourself when using pesticides, reading a pesticide label, choosing a qualified pest management or lawn care company, and how to store and dispose of a pesticide.
Source: Pennsylvania IPM
URL: http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/NewsReleases/SpanishFactSheet.html

School IPM Inspection Checklist [PDF]
Abstract: The practices identified in this checklist will help keep pests out of school buildings and hinder their establishment, thereby reducing the need for pesticides.
Source: Maine Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.state.me.us/agriculture/pesticides/schoolipm/pdf/
Checklist.pdf

Statewide Integrated Pest Management Glossary
Abstract: Comprehensive list of IPM terms.
Source: University of California IPM Online
URL: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/glossary.html


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Glossary for Biological Control
Abstract: Glossary for IPM and entomology.
Source: Cornell University
URL: http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/glossary.html

Health Effects of 48 Commonly Used Toxic Pesticides in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: Insecticides, herbicides, fungicides commonly used in schools are identified along with known health effects (cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, kidney/liver damage, sensitizer/irritants).
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/publications/48%20Sc
hool%20Pesticides.pdf

IPM-Related Curricula and Resources for the Classroom [PDF]
Abstract: This is a list of resources for teaching about IPM in the classroom.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/append-a.pdf

Respiratory Insecticide
Abstract: Definition of a respiratory insecticide.
Source: University of Hawaii
URL: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~entomol/glossary/definition_respirat
ory_insecticide.htm


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All About Insects [PDF]
Abstract: Effective managemet of pests requires knowledge of their biology, habits, and abilities.. Students take notes and learn about the characteristics, capabilities, and life cycles of insects.
Source: Elementary Urban IPM Curriculum, Michigan Pesticide Education
URL: http://www.pested.msu.edu/CommunitySchoolIpm/curriculumpdf/l
esson12.pdf

Children's Health, Pesticides [PDF]
Abstract: A lesson for pre K-3 on pests and the five principles of IPM. (PDF Format; Length: 20 pages)
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/files/childrenshealth.pdf

Exploring Urban Integrated Pest Management: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-6
Abstract: The entire 76-page document is available in PDF format. Eleven chapters include fact sheets, introductions to IPM, and lessons.
Source: Michigan State Univeristy Pesticide Education, Elementary Urban IPM Curriculum
URL: http://www.pested.msu.edu/CommunitySchoolIpm/curriculum.htm

Greening Across the Curriculum
Abstract: High school and college-level Green Chemistry lessons that includes "Biochemical Toxicology of Insectides" and "The Road Towards Reduced-Risk Insecticides."
Source: University of Scranton Green Chemistry
URL: http://academic.scranton.edu/faculty/CANNM1/toxicology.html

Integrated Pest Management for Schools: A How-to Manual
Abstract: IPM principles and practices for schools, fact sheets, forms, curricula, and many resources. Available as PDF.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/

IPM for Pennylvania Schools: A How-to Manual
Abstract: In the two years since this manual was first published, legislation has been passed requiring each Pennsylvania school district, intermediate unit, and area vocational/technical school to develop an integrated pest management (IPM) plan (Act 35 of 2003), and to notify parents and guardians 72 hours prior to any pesticide applications and post warning signs 72 hours prior to and 48 hours after any pesticide applications in school buildings or on school grounds (Act 36 of 2002). Therefore, this edition has several important changes, as well as some minor editorial revisions.
Source: Pennsylvania IPM
URL: http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/schoolmn/contents.htm

IPM for Teachers Curriculum
Abstract: Topics including insects, weeds, vertebrates, soil ecosystems, biological control and tactics, pesticides, natural areas (invasive plants), buildings and schools, and more help students understand principles of IPM.
Source: Pennsylvania IPM
URL: http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/schools/courseguide.html

IPM for Your School
Abstract: Guidelines for understanding IPM and for adapting the process into the school are offered, complete with a general overview, suggestions for monitoring, indentifying target pests, making management decisions, and control methods.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
URL: http://schoolipm.unl.edu/ipmpolicy/creatingipm.shtml

IPM for Your School
Abstract: Guidelines for understanding IPM and for adapting the process into the school are offered, complete with a general overview, suggestions for monitoring, indentifying target pests, making management decisions, and control methods.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
URL: http://schoolipm.unl.edu/ipmpolicy/creatingipm.shtml

IPM Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: Included is a summary of state laws requiring IPM and notification, IPM sample policies, IPM forms (including monitoring, sighting logs, notification forms), and guidelines for pest tolerance levels.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/factsheets/IPM_handbook.pdf

IPM Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: Included is a summary of state laws requiring IPM and notification, IPM sample policies, IPM forms (including monitoring, sighting logs, notification forms), and guidelines for pest tolerance levels.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/factsheets/IPM_handbook.pdf

IPM in Schools Activity Book [PDF]
Abstract: A 24-page activity book (PDF) that introduces children to the concept of what is a pest and where to locate them.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/outreach/schoolipm/pdf
s/Act_book.pdf

Kids and Chemicals - Facts and Laws
Abstract: Lessons designed for high school students to help them identify some of the synthetic chemicals they come in contact with, including pesticides, to consider how these affect people differently based upon a number of variables; discussion on alternatives and assessing risks and benefits of living with synthentic chemicals.
Source: NOW, PBS Television
URL: http://www.pbs.org/now/classroom/classroom_kids1.html#object
ives

Pest Management Practices in Minnesota K-12 Schools
Abstract: This 147-page document resulted from a study on Pesticides - Use, Effects, and Alternatives to Pesticides in Schools. Included are detailed findings on demographics, current policies (1999), current services (1999), pesticide applications, most troublesome pests and increasing IPM use.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/ipm/ipminsc
hools.htm

Pest Management Practices in Minnesota K-12 Schools
Abstract: This 147-page document resulted from a study on Pesticides - Use, Effects, and Alternatives to Pesticides in Schools. Included are detailed findings on demographics, current policies (1999), current services (1999), pesticide applications, most troublesome pests and increasing IPM use.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/plants/pestmanagement/ipm/ipminsc
hools.htm

Pest World for Kids
Abstract: Fun activities designed for teachers in the classroom, informationon on health risks, interactive games, and facts on common pests are provided by NPMA. The introduction is animated.
Source: National Pest Management Association
URL: http://www.pestworldforkids.org/

Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats Visible Actions [PDF]
Abstract: This report discusses many aspects of toxic chemicals in schools, and included is pesticides, developing IPM programs and the Gold Standard School IPM Policy.
Source: Child Proofing Our Communities
URL: http://www.childproofing.org/PoisonSchoolsfinalForWeb2-27-01
.pdf

Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats Visible Actions [PDF]
Abstract: This report discusses many aspects of toxic chemicals in schools, and included is pesticides, developing IPM programs and the Gold Standard School IPM Policy.
Source: Child Proofing Our Communities
URL: http://www.childproofing.org/PoisonSchoolsfinalForWeb2-27-01
.pdf

Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools [PDF]
Abstract: This 31-page document identifies steps, sets priorities, and provides tips for effective pest management in Illinois schools.
Source: Illinois Department of Public Health
URL: http://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pdf/schoolpests.pdf

Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management [PDF]
Abstract: Table of Contents for this 60-page PDF includes an Introduction, Children's Exposure to Toxic Pesticides, School Pest Management, An In-Depth Look at IPM and the SAix IPM Program Essentials as well as case studies from across the country.
Source: Beyond Pesticicdes
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/publications/IPMSucc
essStories.pdf

Safer Schools: Achieving a Healthy Learning Environment Through Integrated Pest Management [PDF]
Abstract: Table of Contents for this 60-page PDF includes an Introduction, Children's Exposure to Toxic Pesticides, School Pest Management, An In-Depth Look at IPM and the SAix IPM Program Essentials as well as case studies from across the country.
Source: Beyond Pesticicdes
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/publications/IPMSucc
essStories.pdf


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Pesticides Glossary
Abstract: Glossary of pesticide terms; many are non-technical and linked for additional clarification.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/glossary/index.html


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Alphabetical List of Pesticide Fact Sheets
Abstract: This is a listing of U.S. EPA's fact sheets on pesticides.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/alpha_fs.htm

Assessing Health Risks from Pesticides
Abstract: This fact sheet is a brief overview of EPA's process for assessing potential risks to human health when evaluating pesticide products.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/riskassess.htm

Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies
Abstract: Cornell University offers a resource to identify and understand the biology of parasitoids, predators, pathogens, and weed feeders; they offer tutorials on insect biology and ecology, IPM strategy and control tactics, and much more.
Source: Cornell University
URL: http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/

Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies
Abstract: Cornell University offers a resource to identify and understand the biology of parasitoids, predators, pathogens, and weed feeders; they offer tutorials on insect biology and ecology, IPM strategy and control tactics, and much more.
Source: Cornell University
URL: http://www.nysaes.cornell.edu/ent/biocontrol/

California School Integrated Pest Management Program
Abstract: A variety of documents, Web links, and other resources related to the California Healthy Schools Act of 2000 are available. This site is designed for school administrators, IPM coordinators, maintenance and operations staff, parents, and teachers.
Source: California Department of Pesticide Regulation
URL: http://www.cdpr.ca.gov/cfdocs/apps/schoolipm/main.cfm

Children and Schools
Abstract: Beyond Pesticides' Healthy Schools Project aims to minimize and eliminate the risks posed by pesticides through the adoption of school pest management policies and programs at the local, state, and federal level, thereby creating a healthier learning environment.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/

Class: insecta
Abstract: This Web site is devoted to insects with photographs and information on insects including insect lore, a glossary, and a family tree.
Source: The Spencer Entomological Museum, University of British Columbia
URL: http://www.insecta.com/

Community and School Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: This Web site offers links to state and national school IPM information.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
URL: http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/IPM/ipmhome.htm

Community and School Integrated Pest Management
Abstract: This Web site offers links to state and national school IPM information.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension Service
URL: http://www.extension.umn.edu/pesticides/IPM/ipmhome.htm

Connecticut Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program for Schools
Abstract: The Connecticut School IPM Program is a five-step program that includes education and training, pest monitoring, non-chemical pest management, using pesticides, and record-keeping and evalutation.
Source: University of Connecticut
URL: http://www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm/general/scoolipm/ipm4school.ht
m

Ensuring the Health of Schools and Playgrounds
Abstract: Main school and playground topics include toxic metals, school pesticides, playground toxins, school siting issues, and school air quality.
Source: Generation Green
URL: http://www.generationgreen.org/schools%20playgrounds%20main.
htm

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
Abstract: Provides information on the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and EPA Pesticide Classification system.
Source: Texas A&M University
URL: http://schoolipm.tamu.edu/resources/fedlawsandreg.htm

General Pesticide Information
Abstract: Contents include a pesticide overview, pesticide safety, evaluating your pesticide risk, pesticide labels, food and pesticides, environment and pesticides, pets, wildlife and pesticides, waste disposal, and fact sheets.
Source: National Pesticide Information Center
URL: http://www.npic.orst.edu/gen.htm

General Pesticide Information
Abstract: Contents include a pesticide overview, pesticide safety, evaluating your pesticide risk, pesticide labels, food and pesticides, environment and pesticides, pets, wildlife and pesticides, waste disposal, and fact sheets.
Source: National Pesticide Information Center
URL: http://www.npic.orst.edu/gen.htm

Integrated Pest Management in Schools
Abstract: This website contains several resources available that provide excellent reference information where you can learn more about Integrated Pest Management, and get the tools to start an IPM program at your school.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/

Introduction to IPM (Michigan)
Abstract: Requirements, procedures, and policies for IPM in public buildings, including schools, and applicator training requirements.
Source: Department of Agriculture, Michigan Gov.
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1566_2405_37164---,
00.html

Introduction to IPM (Michigan)
Abstract: Requirements, procedures, and policies for IPM in public buildings, including schools, and applicator training requirements.
Source: Department of Agriculture, Michigan Gov.
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/mda/0,1607,7-125-1566_2405_37164---,
00.html

IPM Basics
Abstract: This website contains links to fact sheets that will help you obtain the pest control services you want.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/ipm/

IPM for Nebraska Schools
Abstract: This Web site discusses "What is School IPM?", provides administrator information, and offers guidelines for getting started. Additional inclusions: IPM Learning Modules, IPM How-to-Manual, Teaching IPM in the classroom materials and on-line resources. These have been developed for Nebraska schools.
Source: University of Nebraska, Lincoln
URL: http://schoolipm.unl.edu/ipmpolicy/

IPM in Schools
Abstract: The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the University of Minnesota, because of the interest being expressed concerning IPM in K-12 schools, jointly established a voluntary IPM in K-12 Schools Working Group. This provides a comprehensive review of IPM in schools, complete with policies fact sheets, PowerPoint presentations, educator material, and additional links.
Source: Minnesota Department of Agriculture
URL: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/ipm/ipminschools.html

IPM in Schools Nationwide Directory
Abstract: During the evolution of IPM in schools, many states have taken many different approaches. Some states have passed mandates, while others push the initiative on a purely voluntary basis. This provides a clickable map to locate information on the status of school IPM in your state.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region5/pesticides/ipm/index.html

IPM Learning Modules
Abstract: The IPM Learning Modules from Nebraska include an introduction to integrated pest management, assessment/evaluation, asthma triggers in schools, IPM treatment strategies and mold and indoor air quality in schools; school ground pest modules (birds, spiders, stinging insects, snakes, rabbits, rodents and a few other mammalian pests); structural pest modules (ants, bats, birds, cockroaches, flies, head lice, silverfish, spiders, stinging insects, stored product pests, mice and rats, and snakes); and site specific modules (school grounds/landscape and school turfgrass). These are offered in both low and high resolution.
Source: University of Nebraska
URL: http://schoolipm.unl.edu/ipmmodules/

IPM Learning Modules
Abstract: The IPM Learning Modules from Nebraska include an introduction to integrated pest management, assessment/evaluation, asthma triggers in schools, IPM treatment strategies and mold and indoor air quality in schools; school ground pest modules (birds, spiders, stinging insects, snakes, rabbits, rodents and a few other mammalian pests); structural pest modules (ants, bats, birds, cockroaches, flies, head lice, silverfish, spiders, stinging insects, stored product pests, mice and rats, and snakes); and site specific modules (school grounds/landscape and school turfgrass). These are offered in both low and high resolution.
Source: University of Nebraska
URL: http://schoolipm.unl.edu/ipmmodules/

IPM Resource Center for Schools and Child Care Facilities
Abstract: Their mission is to promote IMP and provide technical support and IPM resources to schools and child care facilities throughout the US, but especially in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Resources include forms, list of products, IPM Inspections, Federal Laws & Regulations, Pest control information, and management plans
Source: Southwest Technical Resource Center for IPM
URL: http://schoolipm.tamu.edu/

IPM Resource Center for Schools and Child Care Facilities
Abstract: Their mission is to promote IMP and provide technical support and IPM resources to schools and child care facilities throughout the US, but especially in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Resources include forms, list of products, IPM Inspections, Federal Laws & Regulations, Pest control information, and management plans
Source: Southwest Technical Resource Center for IPM
URL: http://schoolipm.tamu.edu/

IPM Technical Resource Center
Abstract: The Midwest Technical Resource Center for IPM in schools and day cares offers information on improved pest management practices that enable schools to employ better techniques for maintaining safe and pest-free learning environments.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/outreach/schoolipm/

Links and Resources for School IPM
Abstract: The IPM Institute of North America, Inc. is a non-profit Institute whose mission is to help increase IPM awareness and adoption.
Source: IPM Institute of North America, Inc.
URL: http://www.ipminstitute.org/school_biblio.htm

MSDS Database
Abstract: Search various material safety data sheet (MSDS) databases: Cornell University, Vermont SIRI, Conform-Action Data Systems, Seaton Compliance Resource Center, Oxford University, University of Akron, National Library of Medicine Household Products Database, and many others that includes several foreign language MSDS databases.
Source: MSDS Search
URL: http://www.msdssearch.com/DBLinksN.htm

MSDS Database
Abstract: Search various material safety data sheet (MSDS) databases: Cornell University, Vermont SIRI, Conform-Action Data Systems, Seaton Compliance Resource Center, Oxford University, University of Akron, National Library of Medicine Household Products Database, and many others that includes several foreign language MSDS databases.
Source: MSDS Search
URL: http://www.msdssearch.com/DBLinksN.htm

National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
Abstract: The clearinghouse provides quick access to compliance tools, contacts, and information on planned activities available on the internet from across the EPA as well as other compliance assistance providers.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/clearinghouse.html

National Information System for Regional IPM Centers
Abstract: This site provides information about commodities, pests and pest management practices, people and issues in the U.S. It also provides links to sites for each of the four Regional IPM Centers.
Source: NSF Center for IPM
URL: http://www.ipmcenters.org/

National Pest Management Association, Inc.
Abstract: National trade association for the professional pest control industry. The Web site serves as a resource for their memberhsip, consumers, media, and teachers/students.
Source: National Pest Management Association, Inc.
URL: http://www.pestworld.org/

National Pest Management Association, Inc.
Abstract: National trade association for the professional pest control industry. The Web site serves as a resource for their memberhsip, consumers, media, and teachers/students.
Source: National Pest Management Association, Inc.
URL: http://www.pestworld.org/

National School IPM Information Source
Abstract: This website serves as a national database of information relating to School IPM.
Source: University of Florida
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/

Native Plant Information Network
Abstract: National link to native plant sources across the country. This includes native plant databases, image galleries, national suppliers, national events, native plant bibliography, and clearinghouse of publications.
Source: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
URL: http://www.wildflower2.org/index.html

Native Plant Society Associations
Abstract: The North American Native Plant Society fosters native plant initiatives across the country. This Web site provides links to native plant society associations throughout the Great Lakes as well as across the country.
Source: North American Native Plant Society
URL: http://www.nanps.org/associations.aspx

Native Plant Society Associations
Abstract: The North American Native Plant Society fosters native plant initiatives across the country. This Web site provides links to native plant society associations throughout the Great Lakes as well as across the country.
Source: North American Native Plant Society
URL: http://www.nanps.org/associations.aspx

Northwest Coalition for Alernatives to Pesticides
Abstract: This Web site is dedicated to protecting people and the environment by advancing healthy solutions to pest problems. They offer programs, publications, and information; they produce the Journal of Pesticide Reform.
Source: NCAP
URL: http://www.pesticide.org/

Pesticide Information Profiles
Abstract: This is a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. It provides specific pesticide information relating to health and environmental effects.
Source: EXTOXNET
URL: http://extoxnet.orst.edu/pips/ghindex.html

Pesticide Laws and Regulations
Abstract: EPA regulates the use of pesticides under the authority of two federal statutes: the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/regulating/laws.htm

Regulating Biopesticides
Abstract: Before a pesticide can be marketed and used in the United States, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires that EPA evaluate the proposed pesticide to assure that its use will not pose unreasonable risks of harm to human health and the environment. This regulation involves an extensive review of health and safety information. This site includes biopesticide active ingredient fact sheets, lasws, international issues, storage and disposal, adverse effects reporting, restricted and cancelled uses, pesticide tolerances, and registration information sources.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/

Regulating Biopesticides
Abstract: Before a pesticide can be marketed and used in the United States, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires that EPA evaluate the proposed pesticide to assure that its use will not pose unreasonable risks of harm to human health and the environment. This regulation involves an extensive review of health and safety information. This site includes biopesticide active ingredient fact sheets, lasws, international issues, storage and disposal, adverse effects reporting, restricted and cancelled uses, pesticide tolerances, and registration information sources.
Source: US EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides/

Safer Pest Control Project
Abstract: The Safer Pest Control Project is dedicated to reducing the health risks and environmental impacts of pesticides and promoting safer alternatives in Illinois.
Source: Safer Pest Control Project
URL: http://www.spcpweb.org/

School Environmental Protection Act
Abstract: Support for the School Environment Protection Act (SEPA) - to introduce new federal legislation.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/sepa/

School IPM
Abstract: The School IPM section of this website is targeted to provide information to team members, including school administrators, facilities managers, teachers, students, and parents.
Source: Penn State - Integrated Pest Management Program
URL: http://paipm.cas.psu.edu/154.htm

State and Local School Pesticide Policies
Abstract: A clickable map provides links to current school and state pesticide policies and programs that are being adopted across the country.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/index
.htm

State School Pesticide Law - Indiana
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Indiana.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/in.htm

State School Pesticide Law - Michigan
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Michigan.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/mi.htm

State School Pesticide Law - Minnesota
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Minnesota.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/mn.htm

State School Pesticide Law - New York
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in New York.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/ny.htm

State School Pesticide Law - Ohio
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Ohio.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/oh.htm

State School Pesticide Law - Pennsylvania
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Pennsylvania.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/pa.htm

State School Pesticide Law - Wisconsin
Abstract: School pesticide policies and programs in Wisconsin.
Source: Beyond Pesticides
URL: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/schools/schoolpolicies/state
%20laws/wi.htm

Technical Information
Abstract: Technical information includes IPM design, pests, pesticides, and non-pesticides.
Source: School IPM
URL: http://schoolipm.ifas.ufl.edu/tech.htm

The Pied Piper
Abstract: Basic biology, great photographs, and links for rats, mice, cockroaches, fleas, bugs, flies, ants, and wasps, as well as textile pests, pest birds, casual intruders, and beneficial animals.
Source: The Pied Piper
URL: http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/index.htm

The Pied Piper
Abstract: Basic biology, great photographs, and links for rats, mice, cockroaches, fleas, bugs, flies, ants, and wasps, as well as textile pests, pest birds, casual intruders, and beneficial animals.
Source: The Pied Piper
URL: http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/index.htm

U.S. EPA: Human Health Research Program
Abstract: EPA's Human Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to chemicals affects people's health. The site is designed for the general public as well as for the scientific community. The site provides easy access to research and results on methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. Visitors to the site will find an overview of the research, information on how research has contributed to decision making, resource materials available in journal publications and reports, and a listing of meetings and conferences.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/hhrp/

What is IPM?
Abstract: This website addresses the principles of intergrated pest management.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/factsheets/ipm.htm#what

WhatisIPM
Abstract: Homeowners, schools, and businesses seeking more information for protection from pests and the health and property threats that they pose can visit www.whatisIPM.org for integrated pest management (IPM) information and techniques. The most popular feature on the site -- a virtual home tour -- gives web users a "hands-on" opportunity to learn how pests can enter their homes and how a properly implemented IPM plan can effectively prevent and control pests.
Source: National Pest Management Association
URL: http://www.whatisipm.org/schools_IPM.asp

WhatisIPM
Abstract: Homeowners, schools, and businesses seeking more information for protection from pests and the health and property threats that they pose can visit www.whatisIPM.org for integrated pest management (IPM) information and techniques. The most popular feature on the site -- a virtual home tour -- gives web users a "hands-on" opportunity to learn how pests can enter their homes and how a properly implemented IPM plan can effectively prevent and control pests.
Source: National Pest Management Association
URL: http://www.whatisipm.org/schools_IPM.asp

Writing an Integrated Pest Management Policy
Abstract: Pest management practices and policies can have an important impact on the quality of that environment.
Source: Purdue University
URL: http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/outreach/schoolipm/1pm
p/pmppol.htm

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