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Dealing with Nuisance Birds Around Schools

February 24, 2015 | 2 - 3:30 PM Eastern - Register Now! Exit EPA Disclaimer

All over the nation, birds of all shapes and sizes attempt to make schools a their favorite hangout. Their arrival can lead to sanitation issues, added facility degradation, distracted students and health problems. They can cause headaches for everyone from teachers to facility managers. This presentation discusses the challenges that avian pests present and some tried-and-true ways to deter them from your school buildings and grounds. The webinar will include a brief overview of Integrated Pest Management and how bird management should be a part of an overall IPM program. The health and related sanitation issues caused by birds will be presented followed by a discussion of issues with birds and buildings, focusing on bird exclusion tactics for school facilities. Specific problems with sparrows, starlings, pigeons, vultures, osprey and gulls will be discussed along with solutions to the difficulties caused by these opportunistic avian pests. Management tips for Canada geese will also be provided.

Featured Speakers:

  • Mark Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard Co. (Maryland) Public School System
  • Dan Lisenko, Grounds and Maintenance Manager, Manatee Co. (Florida) Public Schools
  • Lynn Braband, Community IPM Educator, Cornell University
  • Marcia Anderson, Ph.D., EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM



  • Webinar - Keeping Rodents Out of Your School - January 27, 2015
  • Webinar - Bed Bugs in Schools - December 16, 2014
  • Webinar - The Basics of Schools IPM - October 21, 2014
  • Webinar - Creating Tick Safe Schools Using IPM - September 30, 2014
  • Webinar - School Community Mosquito IPM - September 10, 2014
  • Webinar: In-house Bed Bug Prevention and Management Plan: Research Update from Virginia Tech Exit EPA Disclaimer- September 10, 2014
  • Workshops - Learn How to Get Rid of Pests
    EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection and the National Center for Healthy Housing are sponsoring two Learn How to Get Rid of PestsExit EPA Disclaimer workshops in Washington, DC. The workshops will take place at the District of Columbia Department of the Environment on May 17, 2013 and at the Benning Road Public Library Community May 18, 2013.
  • Webinar - Understanding Bed Bugs in Schools - April 25, 2013
    EPA and the National Pest Management Association will co-host the webinar, Understanding Bed Bugs in Schools. Presentations will describe proactive steps, such as how to plan for bed bugs, and how to manage bed bug hot spots in schools. Please take a moment to register for the webinar.
  • Webinar - Integrated Pest Management in Schools - March 6, 2013
    EPA to host Webinar, Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides, on, 2-3 PM EST as part of the Department of Education’s Green Strides webinar series. This webinar that will cover how to establish a school IPM program and tips for practical application of school IPM strategies.
  • Conference - 2013 Tick-Borne Disease IPM Conference - March 5-6, 2013
    The Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will co-host a conference on Tick-Borne Disease Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Arlington, VA. The conference will bring together representatives from numerous federal, state and local agencies, academia, and stakeholders to discuss the current state of IPM for the management of tick-borne diseases. March 5 is for federal partners only while March 6 is open to all interested parties.
  • Webinar - Bed Bugs Go to School - June 18, 2012
    EPA Region 2 is offering a free webinar on bed bugs in schools from 1:00-2:30 pm (EDT) on June 18, 2012. This presentation will discuss why bed bugs are such a challenge and how you can be proactive. The presentation will review how and where to inspect for bed bugs, how to manage bed bugs with IPM tactics; and bed bug prevention. Reserve your seat now!
  • Webinar - IPM in Child Care Centers: Protecting Children from Pests and Pesticides - April 24, 2012
    EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs and Office of Children's Health Protection are offering a free webinar on Integrated Pest Management and Child Care Settings. This webinar will provide information on how child care programs can reduce exposure to pests and pesticides by addressing the underlying conditions that can lead to pest infestations rather than relying on pesticides for control of pests such as cockroaches, rodents, ants and flying insects


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