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Asthma is a long-term condition that causes inflammation of the lungs’ airways. Symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing, feeling of tightness in the chest, difficulty breathing, and itchy neck, throat, and ears.
Homeowners dealing with pests such as beg bugs, cockroaches and mice can now find helpful information in a new publication developed by researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Science.
The Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership: Who We Are: The Philadelphia School and Community IPM Partnership (PSCIP) seeks to empower individuals and communities to safely manage pests through education and training. Partners include state agencies, environmental groups, health practitioners, community groups, universities, schools, and childcare facilities.
Eliminate Ants with IPM...What's IPM? Integrated pest management (IPM) uses information about the pest in order to choose methods of control that are safest and most effective.
Bed bugs are making a comeback in apartment buildings, dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals, and homes. Why now? Both people and the things they buy are traveling greater distances more frequently, causing hitchhiking bed bugs to spread more rapidly.
What do you do if your child is sent home from school with head lice? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, head lice affect 6 to 12 million children between the ages of 3 and 11 every year.
Did You Know? . . . Common Pests and Pesticides Can Cause Health Problems Pests such as weeds, cockroaches, and rodents, as well as the chemicals we use to control them, can trigger allergies and/or asthma by contaminating our air indoors and out.
American roaches often come up floor drains and sewer pipes. They are found in hot, damp areas of the home. Oriental roaches like cool, damp conditions and inhabit wet basements. German roaches may come into homes in cardboard boxes or from adjacent units. They like dry conditions and are most commonly found in kitchens.
WHAT IS IPM? IPM manages pests by combining tactics that are most likely to be safe and effective, including prevention and alternatives to pesticides. Pesticides, if used, should be the least toxic to humans and target only the pest you have.
What Is IPM? Integrated pest management (IPM) uses information about the pest in order to choose methods of control that are safest and most effective. IPM methods include pest prevention, exclusion, and nonchemical tools first. If chemical pesticides are needed, products are chosen that pose the least risk to human health. With IPM, you start by asking, “Why is this pest here?” and try to remove the conditions allowing the pest to enter and live. This approach solves pest problems rather than just treating the symptoms. It also reduces the need to use pesticides repeatedly.
A Guide for Property Owners, Managers and Tenants, A Healthy Homes Guide: Bed bugs are making a comeback in apartment buildings, dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals and homes. Why now? Both people, and the things they buy, are traveling greater distances and more frequently, causing hitchhiking bed bugs to spread more rapidly.