School officials can easily integrate IPM into their existing pest managment and maintenance plans. Most pests need access to food, water, air and shelter. By removing the basic survival elements or by blocking access to a structure, pest populations can be lowered or prevented from establishing.

Download the School IPM Manual for thorough information on establishing a successful IPM program.

7 Steps to a Successful IPM Program

  • Develop an IPM Policy Statement
  • Define Roles
  • Set Pest Management Objectives
  • Inspect, Identify, Monitor
  • Set Action Thresholds
  • Apply your IPM strategy
  • Evaluate Results and Record Keeping

Writing a policy statement will insure that your facility stays on track when establishing an IPM program. You can download an example of a school IPM policy here. The document is a Microsoft Word .doc file so that you can alter the policy to fit the needs of your childcare facility.

Maintaining a logbook is vital to the success of your IPM program. Keeping accurate records can also help establish good communication between participants and offer a means to evaluate the success of the program. The logbook is in PDF form and is available as a complete file. For ease of logbook maintenance, we also offer each section as a seperate PDF file.

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