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.
February 24, 2015In this issue you will find articles on asthma, the leading cause of school absences and parent absences from the workforce; cockroaches, learn to identify cockroaches and manage them safely; and improving air quality in schools.
February 18, 2015Bed bugs infestations are on the rise in urban areas across the country, but one city is taking steps to control this growing problem. The Philadelphia Bed Bug Task Force held its first organizational meeting recently, including representatives from apartment associations, realtors, supportive housing, the Philadelphia Health Department, the Philadelphia Street Departments, pest control operators, landlords and residents.
February 10, 2015Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists in Philadelphia intercepted two insect species that were never before recorded in the U.S., plus a third one that has never been recorded in the Philadelphia area.
February 5, 2015Winter is a cold and windy season and this year is no exception. But people aren’t the only ones looking for a warm place to stay. Pests are looking for shelter, too, as well as water and food sources. This is a great time of year to practice IPM techniques to keep pests from becoming a problem in your school or child care facility.
February 3, 2015Greenhouse growers and educators who want reduce pesticide use by using predators and other biological controls can attend a workshop at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.
Growing Roots in Farm to School Webinar Series
March 3 - May 28, 2015
Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for School Building Upgrades
March 4, 2015
Winter Wednesday Lunch Series: Vegetable and Small Fruit Production Webinars
March 4 - April 1, 2015
Fire Ant Management Using Baits Webinar
March 6, 2015
2015 Watershed Congress along the Schuylkill River
March 14, 2015