What is School IPM|Wyoming School IPM
What is IPM?
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is
a dynamic process that helps
schools to focus more on prevention than remediation. Generally,
the step-based process of IPM is the same for any pest problem in any location. IPM strategies emphasize common sense combined with a variety of
biological insights including the life
cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment.
in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest
damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to
people, property, and the environment. Biological,
cultural, physical, mechanical, and chemical methods are used in site-specific
combinations to solve the pest problem.
IPM programs take advantage of all appropriate pest management strategies like making the habitat less conducive to pest
development, improving sanitation, and closing off pest
entry points into buildings.
Other tools include plant varieties that are resistant to pests, sticky
traps and selecting products that are least toxic or need to be used less frequently. Correct application is always an important
aspect of IPM. Targeting pests
in a variety of ways greatly increases successful control. IPM includes prevention, action thresholds, monitoring, control and record keeping.
IPM is an approach to managing pests
in and around schools that helps maintain
a safe and healthy environment for students and staff and reduces exposure to pests and potentially harmful chemicals. Additionally, teaching IPM
to teachers and students can enhance pest prevention in schools.