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2015/2016 School IPM Technician Training

Earn a Certificate for School IPM Training!

Why should I attend?
- 6 CEUs of free training!
- Add to your pest control credentials and win the bid
- Improve pest management, indoor air quality and energy efficiency in Tennessee’s schools

Who should attend?
Category 7 certified pest control technicians servicing or intending to service schools

Enrollment limited to 25

When and Where?

October 14, 2015
Stone Memorial High School
2800 Cook Road, Crossville, Tennessee 38571

Submit registration form by Friday October 9 to Pat Barnwell, pbarnwel@vols.utk.edu

February 15, 2016
Chilhowee Intermediate School
5005 Asheville HWY, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914

Submit registration form by Wednesday February 10 to Pat Barnwell, pbarnwel@vols.utk.edu

March 21, 2016
Caywood Elementary School
162 Monroe St., Lexington, Tennessee 38351

Submit registration form by Wednesday March 16 to Pat Barnwell, pbarnwel@vols.utk.edu

March 22, 2016
Brentwood High School
5324 Murray Lane, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

Submit registration form by Wednesday March 16 to Pat Barnwell, pbarnwel@vols.utk.edu

March 24, 2016
Millington Central High School
8050 West Street, Millington, Tennessee 38053

Submit registration form by Wednesday March 16 to Pat Barnwell, pbarnwel@vols.utk.edu

March 30, 2016
West Greene High School
275 W Greene Dr, Mosheim, Tennessee 37818

Submit registration form by Wednesday March 16 to Pat Barnwell, pbarnwel@vols.utk.edu

 

2015 Regional School IPM Workshops

Reduce risks in your pest management programs. Attend a 2015 Regional School IPM Workshop to be held at Livingston Middle or Cocke County High.

The University of Tennessee Extension is encouraging all schools in Tennessee to adopt an integrated pest management (IPM) program in accordance with the National PMSP's (Pest Management Strategic Plan) call for all the nation's schools to be using IPM by 2015.

We would like to invite representatives (director of schools, custodial staff, facilities supervisor, grounds staff, kitchen staff, maintenance supervisors, and the pest management professional) from your school system to attend one of the following workshops:

Map of regional school IPM Worksops 2015

2014 Regional School IPM Workshops

2014 Regional School IPM Workshops to be held at Doyle Elementary and Clinton Middle.

The University of Tennessee Extension is encouraging all schools in Tennessee to adopt an integrated pest management (IPM) program in accordance with the National PMSP's (Pest Management Strategic Plan) call for all the nation's schools to be using IPM by 2015.

We would like to invite representatives (director of schools, custodial staff, facilities supervisor, grounds staff, kitchen staff, maintenance supervisors, and the pest management professional) from your school system to attend one of the following workshops:

Map of regional school IPM Worksops 2014

Mold and Moisture Control in Schools:

Potential Health Effects and Safe Clean-Up Practices

Free Webinar, Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 1 - 2:15 p.m. EDT. Register now!The presence of mold in schools can be a serious health risk to students and staff because molds are a major source of indoor allergens and can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals. Prompt and effective remediation of moisture problems is essential in order to minimize potential mold exposures and health effects, and is an important part of a comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management program. Learn more about preventing moisture intrusion and controlling and cleaning up mold by atending this webinar.

 

Webinar: Reducing Asthma Triggers Using

Integrated Pest Management Techniques

Free Webinar, Thursday, February 21, 1 EST, 12 CST, 10 PST. Register now! Asthma in America is epidemic among children, impacting nearly 25% in urban areas and becoming the leading cause of hospital visits in low-income neighborhoods each year. Pest allergens and pesticides are contributing factors, with cockroaches being among the most potent asthma triggers. So how can you utilize best management practices to effectively control pest allergens through integrated pest management (IPM)? Green Shield Certified®, an award-winning, independent certification for practitioners of effective, prevention-based IPM, will host a webinar on Thursday, February 21, at 12:00PM CST. Participants will learn ways to manage and reduce asthma triggers by controlling pest allergens using green pest management techniques.

 

2012 Regional School IPM Workshops

2012 Regional School IPM Workshops to be held at Caywood Elementary and Maury City Elementary.

The University of Tennessee Extension is encouraging all schools in Tennessee to adopt an integrated pest management (IPM) program in accordance with the National PMSP's (Pest Management Strategic Plan) call for all the nation's schools to be using IPM by 2015.

We would like to invite representatives (director of schools, custodial staff, facilities supervisor, grounds staff, kitchen staff, maintenance supervisors, and the pest management professional) from your school system to attend one of the following workshops:


Upcoming Pest Management Webinars

1. Fire Ant Control Made Easy, on Thursday, May 10 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT (10 to 11 a.m. CDT or 8 to 9 a.m. PDT) that is brought to you by the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Community of Practice.  http://www.extension.org/fire_ants

Killing fire ants is actually easier than you think - if you understand how they live. This seminar will help you learn how to apply integrated pest management tactics that are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible. You'll also learn about fire ant biological control agents such as the Pseudacteon phorid flies.

Topics:

  • How Can You Tell if You Have Fire Ants? Dr. Jason Oliver,
    • Tennessee State University
  • Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Fire Ants, Dr. Kathy Flanders,
    • Auburn University
  • Managing Imported Fire Ants, Dr. Bastiaan Drees,
    • Texas A&M University
  • Biological Control of Fire Ants, Dr. Lawrence Graham,
    • Auburn University

To participate, log in as “guest" at http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/fireant

If you have specific questions that you want us to address during the webinar, post them to the Imported Fire Ant eXtension Facebook page (Fire Ant Info).
Find more information on fire ants at www.extension.org/fire+ants or on Facebook (Fire Ant Info), Twitter (@FireAntInfo), or YouTube (eXfireants).

 

2. Ant Management, on Thursday, May 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT (10 to 11 a.m. CDT or 8 to 9 a.m. PDT) and brought to you by the Urban Integrated Pest Management eXtension Community of Practice.  http://www.extension.org/urban_integrated_pest_management

Managing ants is actually easier than you think—if you understand how they live. This seminar will help you learn how to apply integrated pest management tactics that are as economical and environmentally friendly as possible.

Topics:
- How Can You Tell if You Have Odorous House Ants?  Dr. Karen Vail, University of Tennessee
- Understanding the Biology and Behavior of Carpenter Ants, Dr. Dan Suiter, University of Georgia
- Managing Problems with Pharaoh Ants, Dr. Michael Merchant, Texas A&M University

Find more information on Urban Integrated Pest Management at www.extension.org/urban_integrated_pest_management or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/urbanipm.page), Twitter (@URBANIPMtweets).

To participate, log in as “guest" at https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/urbancop

If you have specific questions that you want us to address during the webinar, post them to the Urban Integrated Pest Management eXtension Facebook page (Urban Integrated Pest Management: www.facebook.com/urbanipm.page)


School IPM Advisory Board Meeting

The 2011 school IPM advisory board will meet December 15th at the Central Region Extension Office in Nashville. The meeting agenda and directions for participating online are listed in this month's newsletter. An update of the UT Extension efforts to increase IPM adoption and A Sample Protocol for Limiting the Spread of Bed Bugs in Tennessee's Schools will be discussed. A list of other sources for bed bug control in schools can be found in the Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2010 newsletter.

 

2011 Regional School IPM Workshops

2011 Regional School IPM Workshops to be held at Waverley Elementary, Roan Creek Elementary and John Sevier Elementary Schools.

The University of Tennessee Extension is encouraging all schools in Tennessee to adopt an integrated pest management (IPM) program in accordance with the National PMSP's (Pest Management Strategic Plan) call for all the nation's schools to be using IPM by 2015.

We would like to invite representatives (director of schools, custodial staff, facilities supervisor, grounds staff, kitchen staff, maintenance supervisors, and the pest management professional) from your school system (from those areas indicated in brown or blue on the map below) to attend one of the following workshops:


















The purpose of the workshop is to showcase these pilot schools as model IPM systems for surrounding counties and to view IPM in action. The workshop consists of a short lecture on IPM and a demonstration on how to inspect the building and its perimeter. Lunch is provided for all attendees and mileage reimbursement are available for one vehicle from each school system. Please encourage your school system's pest management professional to attend too.

Save the date to talk to the staff at a pilot school and learn about simple things that you can do to improve pest management. All employees have an effect on their school's IPM program. Even staff with no formal responsibility for pest control can determine the degree of success of an IPM program; every employee has some influence on the school environment. We look forward to seeing you.

The Tennessee School Plant Management Association (TSPMA) Mini-Conference West (http://www.tspma.com/tspma-mini-conference-west-november-4-2011) will be held November 4, 2011 at Paris Landing State Park. We plan to present a lecture on school IPM at 9 am. Hope to see you there!