Using the integrated pest management approach at schools and childcare facilities has many benefits. Research has demonstrated:
- IPM can be more effective than routine pesticide treatments,
- IPM can cost less over the long term, and
- IPM can reduce children's exposure to pesticides. That's important because children may be more sensitive to their toxic effects.
Many states have School IPM programs. There are many resources for people who want to start using IPM in schools, including sample forms for professionals and pest-specific action plans.
If you have questions about this, or any pesticide-related topic, please call NPIC at 1-800-858-7378 (8:00am - 12:00pm PST), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated November 14, 2017