In 2002, the Pennsylvania public school code was amended to address IPM program implementation in schools and pesticide notification. See the PA IPM news release "IPM in Schools Now Law" for a summary of the new legislation. Links to the two bills are also listed below.
Resources for PA Schools
IPM for Pennsylvania Schools: A How-To Manual - A manual to help implement IPM use on school grounds with sample forms and specific pest control information, produced by PA IPM.
Includes: Notification Letter for Parents or Guardians, Pest Control Information Sheet, and Notice of Pesticide Application
Includes: Letter of explanation, Copy of the legislation (Acts 35 and 36), Sample Pest Control Information Sheet, Sample Notice of Pesticide Application, and Sample Notification Letter for Parents.
A packet of helpful information to aid schools in implementing an IPM plan according to PA legislation. This packet was sent out to administrators across Pennsylvania from the PA IPM Program.
An IPM reminder to post around school grounds, created by the PA IPM Program.
Offers current news on school IPM and extensive information on implementing IPM in schools, web site supported by EPA, National IPM Network, and Univ. of Florida.
EPA developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT) is designed to be customized and used by district-level staff to conduct completely voluntary self-assessments of their school and other facilities and to track and manage information on environmental conditions school by school.
The manual includes chapters about IPM, including monitoring and inspection, treatment strategies, action and injury levels, and how to develop an IPM program. It also has chapters on specific pests that cause problems in structures or on lawns and grounds, such as cockroaches, flies, lice, rodents, bed bugs and stinging insects.
A 4-page brochure for schools, from Wisconsin Dept. of Ag Trade & Consumer Protection.
Are you interested in learning how to avoid common pests? These fact sheets will help you to understand how to keep pests at bay as well as get rid of existing pests by using IPM.
A collection of Penn Stte links to insect, disease, and weed fact sheets listed by specific environments.
PA IPM Factsheets - Are you interested in learning how to avoid common pests? These fact sheets will help you to understand how to keep pests at bay as well as get rid of existing pests by using IPM.
Pest Problem Solver - A collection of PSU links to insect, disease, and weed fact sheets listed by specific environments, from PA IPM Program.