Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is economical, effective as well as health and environmentally-sensitive.
IPM is a stepwise approach to pest management that combines accurate knowledge of the pest and level of potential harm with multiple tactics to prevent, reduce or eliminate pests.
An insect that attacks grapes, apples, stone fruits, and pines, and threatens Pennsylvania and the United States.
School IPM Newsletter - May 2015
May 27, 2015In this issue you will find articles on new IPM in childcare videos, managing pests in schools website, asthma awareness, mosquitoes, and a new publication on pests that infest our buildings.
Honeybee genetics fight pathogens
May 27, 2015Honeybees use different sets of genes to fight different viruses, bacteria and pathogens. According to researchers at Pennsylvania State University, these genes are regulated by two distinct mechanisms. Understanding how they work could help scientists develop treatments designed for specific infections.
Work to fight spotted lanternfly under way
May 26, 2015With nearly 20,000 Spotted Lanternfly terminated to date and additional egg masses hatching, officials from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States Department of Agriculture, Berks County and local community came together today to provide an update on surveillance efforts and work to eradicate this threatening invasive species.
Green Fruitworm Numbers High In Pennsylvania
May 20, 2015In their latest insect report, David Biddinger and Grzegorz Krawczyk, tree fruit entomologists discuss the timing of pest control applications following petal fall. They cover control options for Codling moth, tufted apple bud moth, brown marmorated stink bug, scale insects, and mites.
The increasing problem of yellow jackets and hornets
May 19, 2015Stings from yellow jackets and hornets are becoming an increasing problem for orchard workers who pick fruit and for customers who patronize outdoor farm markets. These wasps, like people, are drawn to ripe fruit and sugary drinks like apple cider.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs
May 2 - December 11, 2015
Clean Bill of Health: How Effective Cleaning and Maintenance Can Improve Health Outcomes in Your School Webinar
June 4, 2015
Reducing Lawn Fertilizer Use and Stormwater Runoff Workshop
June 9, 2015
National Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Meeting
June 16-18, 2015
Philadelphia Asthma Summit
June 26, 2015