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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

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

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

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

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

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

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/

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 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

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 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 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 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

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/

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

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

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/

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

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

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

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

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

 


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