Integrated Pest Management Green Pest Management Healthy Environment – Healthy Students
We want: A SAFE ENVIRONMENT! Safe from: • Pest organisms • Arthropod vectored diseases • Inappropriate chemical pesticide use
No Bad Bugs ? • Less than 5% of all insect species are ever considered pests
What is IPM? • IPM focuses on reducing pest conducive conditions and ecologically sound remedial action • IPM is people oriented and the most effective managementstrategy.
IPM Tactics Pesticides Exclusion Sanitation and habitat modification Education and communication
Prevention • Educate community • Inform people about IPM • Good sanitation • Don’t feed pests • Exclusion and pest-proofing • Don’t let pests in • Modify the habitat • Don’t give them a place to live Pests want the same things we want:Food Water Shelter
Relationships Communication The whole community needs to be involved
Pest Proofing Problems If you were a bug this would be an open door
Sanitation Corner crud can feed cockroaches and ants for weeks
Evidence of Clutter Bugs Pests have lots of places to hide
Food Storage Cockroaches live in and feed on cardboard boxes
Waste Management Good waste management practices are essential
Monitoring and Identification Find where and what organisms are sharing your space.
Pest Sighting Logs The community to reports sightings.
Education Share information of the biology and ecology of living organisms in our environment.
Maintenance Preventative maintenance orders take priority. If we can loose Jerry in the bushes, when else is in there?
Self Assess Have independent assessments done and get recognition for being a green school or child care facility.
Children are the most vulnerable members of society, they are the future. We are the custodians of their world