PA Schools IPM Manual
Revised 2007 Edition
In the six years since this manual was first published, legislation has been passed requiring each Pennsylvania school district, intermediate unit, and area vocational/technical school to develop an integrated pest management (IPM) plan (Act 35 of 2003), and to notify parents and guardians 72 hours prior to any pesticide applications and post warning signs 72 hours prior to and 48 hours after any pesticide applications in school buildings or on school grounds (Act 36 of 2002). Therefore, this edition has several important changes as well as some minor editorial revisions.
The PA IPM Program's School IPM Manual is available free as a PDF file. Direct links to pest information within the manual are listed below also. To view or print these files you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader software. To download a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, follow the download directions on Adobe's web site.
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Ordering a hard copy
Others may obtain the manual from the Publications Distribution Center, Penn State University, 112 Agricultural Administration Bldg., University Park, PA 16802. The cost is $7.00 (includes shipping and handling). Call 1-877-345-0691(toll free) to order by phone. Order Form (PDF)
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Pests Found In and Around Schools
Pests Found In and Around Schools (cont'd.)