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 guide from PA IPM to aid schools in developing their IPM plan.
The school district shall utilize integrated pest management procedures to manage structural and landscape pests and the toxic chemicals used for their control in order to alleviate pest problems with the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment.
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.
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 State links to insect, disease, and weed fact sheets listed by specific environments.
School IPM Resources
About IPM in schools, establishing IPM programs, pest of concern in schools, and IPM training and certification.
EPA developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The 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.
Arrive at the before and after costs for IPM.
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.
The Community IPM Project has both experts and resources to help schools, local agencies, and house projects with pest management programs.
This brochure is intended for school and child care facility staff, parents, and pest management professionals. Everyone has a role in IPM to prevent and manage pests in and around schools and child care facilities.
Midwest Pesticide Action Center is dedicated to reducing the health risks and environmental impacts of pesticides by promoting safer alternatives.
School Health and environmental impact look-up resource.
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.
A 4-page brochure for schools, from Wisconsin Dept. of Ag Trade & Consumer Protection.
This document is intended to help you develop an implementable IPM Plan for your school/school district. From Arizona Cooperative Extension.