Three new infographics and two detailed publications help demystify the best practices for controlling pests in schools, universities and other areas where humans occupy close quarters.
“The average person, while not a pest control expert, is definitely affected when an infestation occurs,” said Janet Hurley, specialist in school integrated pest management, Dallas. “That means the average person is integral to controlling pests, especially where large groups of people converge.”
Each of the new offerings includes science-backed tips for integrated pest management, or IPM — the strategy of managing pests with multiple control tactics, emphasizing lower costs and lower environmental impact.
“An Introduction to IPM in Schools: A Manual for Facilities Maintenance Professionals” is an in-depth manual on the steps to successful IPM. It covers how to implement an IPM program in a school or business. The manual is available at the Texas A&M AgriLife Bookstore webpage http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Intro-to-IPM-in-Schools-p/b-6015.htm for purchase.
Go to http://bit.ly/2hiPgvb for electronic files of the poster series and the seven-page “Green Category Pesticides for Use in Texas Schools.”
Go to https://www.agrilifebookstore.org/category-s/1999.htm to purchase hard copies of the infographic poster series.
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