IPM Standards for
How do you know if the pest management practices in your school are
the least risk, most effective available? Is your school doing as much as
possible to prevent and avoid pest problems? How many of the available
IPM practices is your school implementing?
Standards for Schools: A Program for Reducing Pest and Pesticide
Risks in Schools and Other Sensitive Environments" is a new
initiative that can provide answers to these questions.
165 page document lists more than 700 IPM practices for use in school
buildings and on school grounds, as well as more than 250 resources for
information on how to implement those practices, model legislation,
school pest management practice surveys, IPM curricula and project ideas
for teachers, directory of organizations with resources for school IPM,
school IPM-related headlines from US newspapers and other resources.
professionals and those working with schools to reduce pest and
pesticide risks in schools are invited to use the document as an
educational, motivational and self-assessment tool. The program
also offers IPM Certification on a voluntary basis to schools meeting a
high standard for IPM implementation.
Standards is a comprehensive list of practices and resources and should
be used as a reference, not as an evaluation for schools, or as a means
for them to achieve certification. For school evaluation and
certification measures, see our IPM
STAR site, complete with a IPM STAR Evaluation