Pesticides and IPM

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Bill to Be Entitled: An Act to Enact the Schoolchildren's Health Act of 2006. This North Carolina legislation establishes guidelines for reducing exposures to pesticides, diesel fumes, mold & mildew, arsenic treated wood, and elemental mercury in the state's schools.... 04/20/2005
A Bug's Life. Explains the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to help make schools safer and provide a healthier environment for students and staff. Cost considerations when implementing an IPM are discussed... 01/31/1999
A Pest-Free Process. Discusses tight construction details, finishes, and techniques to prevent pest intrusion into schools, as well as building and grounds maintenance processes that can help deter pests after occupancy... 06/30/2009
A Pesticide-free School for a Chemically Sensitive Family in Boise, Idaho The efforts of one family to change the pesticide policy of their school district are described. Stressed is the need to educate teachers, physicians, and students. 12/31/1989
A Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools. This 3-part manual is designed to assist Illinois school officials understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management and aid them in implementing those principles into a comprehensive pest... 12/31/1998
A Worm in the Teacher's Apple. Illustrates the national problem of pesticide dependence, and outlines proven and cost effective alternatives to the exterminator approach to pest control. Also described are the actions of risk... 12/31/2005
Acute Illnesses Associated With Pesticide Exposure at Schools. Data collected by three national pesticide surveillance systems from 1998-2002 indicated acute illness associated with pesticide exposure at schools. Incidence rates for the period were 7.4 cases per... 07/26/2005
An Ill Wind: Methyl Bromide Use Near California Schools. A California study investigates the use of the toxic pesticide methyl bromide near the state's public schools, explains why proposed safety rules have failed to protect children and others from... 12/31/1997
Are Schools Making the Grade? School Districts Nationwide Adopt Safer Pest Management Policies. This report documents school districts that have adopted safer pest management policies, such as integrated pest management (IPM), in response to state requirements or as a voluntary measure that... 12/31/2001
Back to School Organizing for Safer Pest Management. Advises parents and school officials on how to implement an integrated pest management program that minimizes the use of pesticides. (Includes 8 references.) 09/30/2003
Be Educated about Green Pest Control in Schools. Identifies hot spots for pest infestations in schools, and describes five non-chemical methods for pest control. 03/31/2006
Bed Bug Policy. Describes actions by the federal government to assist in bed bug control without allowing the use of pesticides deemed toxic. 12/31/2010
Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides A non-profit national organization committed to pesticide safety and the adoption of alternative pest management strategies which reduce or eliminate a dependency on toxic chemicals. Includes useful...
Bird Prevention for Your Buildings. Discusses the threat of bird droppings to building materials and occupant health. Products that prevent roosting are considered, including netting, chemical repellents, pastes, pin and wire systems,... 05/31/2008
Birds, Bats and Rodents, Oh My! Cites examples of bird and bat infestations at educational institutions, the health hazards they present, and typical ways to repel them. 02/28/2009
Bug Off. Reviews seven components of a school integrated pest management program: inspection, preventive action, proper identification of pests, analysis of how pests gain access, treatment, monitoring, and... 04/30/2007
Bug Off: A Guide for Integrated Pest Management in Granville Schools. Describes options for the Granville schools when dealing with pests. The guide can be used to incorporate Integrated Pest Management philosophy into the school systems. The first section provides the... 03/31/2001
Building Blocks for School IPM: A Least-Toxic Pest Management Manual. This publication is a compilation of original and republished materials from numerous individuals and organizations working on pesticide reform and integrated pest management (IPM)--using... 03/31/2002
Bye Bye Birdie: Protecting Your Building and Occupants from Pest Birds. Discusses approaches to pest bird control and reviews bird-deterring spikes, gels, netting, and track systems. 02/28/2007
California Safe Schools California Safe Schools is a coalition committed to ensuring a toxic free environment for children, teachers and staff in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Their web site includes: the Los...
Chemicals in Classrooms. Pesticides and Maintenance Chemicals in Vermont Schools. This report is the second in a series of studies on the serious threat toxic chemical use may pose to the health of Vermont's children, teachers, and school staff. Of the sources of toxic... 12/31/1998
Children, Learning, and Poisons Don't Mix: Kick the Pesticide Habit. Examines basic information about pesticides and their use in and around schools, how children are exposed to pesticides and their health effects, and how a school can kick the habit of using... 12/31/2007
Chlorpyrifos Revised Risk Assessment and Agreement with Registrants Questions and answers providing summary information about chlorpyrifos and measures to improve public protection. On June 8, 2000, EPA released a revised risk assessment and announced an agreement... 05/31/2000
Colleges Undercover Battle against Bedbugs. Describes the use of trained dogs to detect bedbugs, a rising nuisance in college dormitories. The use of room heaters to kill bedbugs without chemicals, mattress design that discourages their... 07/31/2008
Distractions with Legs. Discusses the dangers that pests and pesticides pose in schools, and the many ways they are attracted to and find their way inside. Non-chemical suggestions for pest control include keeping... 04/30/2007