UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Pennsylvania IPM Program received a multi-year grant to continue its mission to reduce pesticide use in agricultural and urban settings.
Maria Gorgo-Gourovitch will continue her work with the Spanish-speaking community in the Philadelphia as she joins the Pennsylvania IPM Program as its new Latino IPM Coordinator.
In this issue you will find articles about: - Immigrant Environmental Health Forum Cosponsored by PSCIP - PSCIP Partners Host EPA Director of Children's Environmental Health - New EPA Rules for Toxic Rodent Control Products - PSCIP Expands Latino Outreach via Radio, TV - Philadelphia Childcare Care Directors Featured - PSCIP Annual Meeting Canceled - PSCIP offers IPM Education and Training - Useful Websites and Information
In urban areas of Pennsylvania, asthma rates are rising, affecting one out of every ten people. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that, for many individuals, can be controlled by avoiding “triggers” such as cockroaches, mice, pesticides and other allergens.
In celebration of National Healthy Schools Day on April 26, two webinars will be held that focus on the most effective and safest control of pests in schools and childcare facilities.
The bedbug workshop "Bedbug Biology and Control Methods" is being held July 1, 1-3 p.m. at the Resources for Human Development facility at 4700 Wissahickon Avenue in Philadelphia. The seminar is being offered through a partnership of Penn State University’s Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management Program (PA IPM) and RHD’s “Partnership for Employment” Program.
Bed bugs are becoming a city-wide problem, especially in multi-family housing, shelters, apartments, and senior living centers. Health educators can learn about preventative practices as a first line of defense to protect themselves and their clients from a bed bug infestation by attending a workshop sponsored by Congreso de Latinos Unidos.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Bed bugs and other urban pest problems were the focus of the Philadelphia School and Community Integrated Pest Management Partnership (PSCIP) annual meeting held recently at Concilio (Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc.) in Philadelphia.
October, 2010 Concerned citizens, school and childcare staff, city and federal agencies will meet to discuss urban pest problems, such as bed bugs, cockroaches and mice, the health issues related to these pests, and how to safely solve pest problems. The group is coming together as part of the Philadelphia School and Community Integrated Pest Management Partnership (PSCIP) on its seventh annual meeting on October 27, 10 a.m. to 3p.m., at Concilio (Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc.) at 705-09 N. Franklin Street, Philadelphia.
Philadelphia was recently rated the second worst city in the country for bed bugs. That’s bad news, but you can fight back. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has some great information on identifying and treating the problem:
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Bed bugs are becoming an emerging public health issue after years of relative invisibility. These nocturnal bloodsuckers do not discriminate and will infest any environment with beds and sleeping people. Bed bugs cannot fly and either walk or hitchhike to new location on used mattresses, furniture, clothing, backpacks or suitcases.
Concerned citizens as well as city and federal agencies will meet to discuss pest problems and solutions when the Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership holds its sixth annual meeting on Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the School District of Philadelphia at 440 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Following the meeting will be an educational session on bed bugs from 2 – 3 p.m. with Changlu Wang, urban entomologist, from Rutgers University.
Urban populations include large numbers of individuals at-risk of chronic pest infestations as well as over and misuse of pesticides and pesticide poisonings. A Penn State collaborative in Philadelphia is joining forces with health education, advocacy and outreach networks to create a model partnership for conveying pesticide safety messages to urban at-risk populations.
Animals can provide important opportunities for entertainment and learning. However, there is also a risk for getting sick or hurt from contact with animals, including those in school and daycare classrooms.
With the school year about to start, now is the time to think about providing students a safer and healthier school environment. Students miss about 12.8 million school days annually because of asthma and asthma-related issues, largely contributed to indoor air quality (IAQ).