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Western Washington School IPM Event

On April 30, 2015 an exciting, free School IPM event will be held in Federal Way, WA. Dr. Tom Green from the IPM Institute of North America and Sherry Glick from EPA's School IPM Center of Expertise will discuss the importance IPM plays in healthy schools, how IPM can work for you, and the resources that are available to Washington schools to assist them in setting up and growing their IPM programs. For more information contact Carrie Foss of Washington State University (cfoss@wsu.edu; 253-445-4577). Register Now! Exit EPA Disclaimer

Webinar - Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects

May 19, 2015 | 2 - 3:30 PM Eastern | Register Now! Exit EPA Disclaimer

Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as we explore the ways to keep students and staff safe from stinging insects at your school. Stinging insects, mainly yellow jackets and wasps, present risks from their painful stings to potentially severe allergic reactions. In this webinar, you’ll learn to identify these pests and the steps you should take to manage them as part of your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. IPM is a smart, sensible and sustainable approach to pest management recommended by EPA.

A Cornell University study on reducing stinging insects on school grounds will be discussed. An overview of the tools needed to monitor, exclude, remove, and trap yellow jackets and wasps will be provided along with their effectiveness and costs. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of a school district’s experience with these pests and the steps they took to prevent exposure to stinging insects. The featured presenters will be:

  • Justin Schmidt, Entomologist, University of Arizona
  • Lynn Braband, Community IPM Educator, Cornell University
  • Mark Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard Co. (Maryland) Public School System

This webinar is part of a series sponsored by EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM to assist school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control by offering guidance on Integrated Pest Management. Theses presentations are specifically targeted for the school community - facility managers, buildings and grounds managers and staff, nurses, administrators, IPM coordinators.

Space is limited to the first 1000 to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.



  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Webinar - Smart, Sensible and Sustainable Pest Management in Your School - April 16, 2015
    Creating Green Clean and Healthy Schools requires mastering the indoor environment using a comprehensive approach. The IAQ Master Class Webinar Series, is composed of 10 technical,core competency web-based trainings designed to build the capacity of school district staff across the country to start, improve, or sustain an IAQ management program. More information on the Master Class Webinar series.

  • Webinar - Contending with Vertebrate Pests Around Schools - March 31, 2015
  • Webinar - Bed Bugs in Schools - March 19, 2015 (cancelled)
  • Webinar - Dealing with Nuisance Birds Around Schools - February 24, 2015
  • 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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