Factors that may impede the implementation of Integrated Pest Management plans at schools may include a lack of: The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools Topic Hub™ was developed by: Hub Last Updated: 5/2/2009
Barriers to Change Possible Position/Argument to Address the Barrier Resources Budgetary limitations Investment costs will provide future financial savings Fears that IPM is more expensive than traditional pest control(See page 166) Time necessary to draft and adopt an IPM policy and designate an IPM coordinator Pest management practices and policies can have an important impact on the quality of the school's environment. Writing an Integrated Pest Management Policy Support at the decision-making (district or state) level for implementation of an IPM program U.S. EPA is encouraging school officials to adopt IPM practices and supporting this with guidelines for beginning the process. Integrated Pest Management in Schools Legislative requirements or compliance directives from the state or district School pesticide policies and programs are being adopted across the country and are continually improving. State and Local School Pesticide Policies Awareness of environmental risks and health hazards associated with traditional pest management U.S. EPA uses the National Research Council's four-step process for human health risk assessment when evaluating health risks from pesticides. Assessing Health Risks from Pesticides Internal support and commitment for maintenance and monitoring Examples of school IPM plans and forms, as well as what to look for, assist maintenance with monitoring. IPM for Pennsylvnia Schools, A How-tp Manual Knowledge of the pest's biological requirements Cockroaches in schools can be better controlled with knowledge of their biological needs. Identification and Biology of Cockroaches
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Factors that may impede the implementation of Integrated Pest Management plans at schools may include a lack of:
The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)
The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Schools Topic Hub™ was developed by:
Hub Last Updated: 5/2/2009