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IPM for school grounds is a process for achieving long-term, environmentally-sound pest suppression through the use of a wide variety of technological and management practices. Control strategies in an IPM program include structural and procedural modifications that reduce the food, water, harborage, and access used by pests. The emphasis is on least toxic and least environmentally disruptive practices to solve pest problems. Conventional pesticides are used only when needed.
PA IPM aids in the coordination of IPM implementation and education throughout the state. School IPM-related activites of the PA IPM Program include: