by Gabe Saldana, Texas A&M AgriLife (Full Article Here) More than a decade of work alongside Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts in integrated pest management, or IPM, has culminated in the national certification of four Texas school districts as “IPM Stars,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension school IPM specialist in Dallas. IPM Star certification from… Read more »
The School IPM working groups strive to make schools healthier places with fewer pests and pesticides by facilitating the development and adoption of IPM solutions. A school environment with pest and pesticide hazards can have a profound effect on students’ and school employees’ health in the short- and long-term. IPM in schools reduces pesticide use, residues and toxicity, and lowers the number of pest complaints. Schools can direct their staff to receive free online IPM training tailored for their role at www.stopschoolpests.com or contact us directly to learn more about a professional in-person training. Learn more.