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1 Developing an Integrated Pest Management Program Presented by: Juliette A. Travous,, CHMM Parkway School District

2 Integrated Pest Management IPM is a pest control management system based on communication IPM is a partnership between the company/building community and the pest control professionals IPM is an educational tool that enables the employees/building occupants to eliminate or reduce the root causes for pests

3 Integrated Pest Management Integrated Pest management (IPM) is an environmentally effective alternative to routine pesticide spraying. IPM uses alternative methods of pest removal/control such as cultural, mechanical, educational, biological and physical controls, as well as a prudent use of pesticides.

4 Integrated Pest Management IPM is used to manage pest control in an economically responsible approach with the least hazard to people, property & the environment

5 Benefits of an IPM Program Reduced pesticide use and reduced potential exposures Enhanced school environment for students, faculty and staff Regulatory compliance, currently at least 33 states have IPM regulations Cost savings over the long term Reduced potential liability

6 Developing an IPM Program Develop an IPM Policy Statement that goes beyond stating support for a program Designate a IPM manager or team leader Designate specific roles for building occupants, pest management personnel and key decision makers

7 Developing an IPM Program Develop a solid communication system between each of these groups Train the people involved on their respective roles Set pest control objectives for each site/building (may be different at each site)

8 Developing an IPM Program Inspect sites and identify and monitor pest populations for potential problem areas Set action thresholds that determine what actions will be taken when these thresholds are met

9 Developing an IPM Program Apply IPM strategies to control pests populations Evaluate results to determine if strategies are working and pest control goals are being met Keep written records of all pest control strategies

10 IPM Policy Statement Recognize the potential impact to health and the environment from the use of pesticides Company Administration acknowledges, supports and will advocate for the IPM program

11 IPM Policy Statement Resolve to use IPM methods when controlling pests Develop guidelines which specify the procedures to be used for IPM Program (usually a separate document referenced in the policy)

12 Designate IPM Manager The IPM Manager observes and evaluates the site, or directs others to complete the evaluation Determines the procedures needed to achieve the pest control objectives Takes into account occupant health and concerns as well as pest biology and site information to determine procedures

13 Designate IPM Manager Communicates to administration, building occupants and pest control technician Keeps accurate records of pests, populations, complaints, actions taken and pesticides used (if any) IPM Manager could be an administrator, facilities person, pest control technician or outside contractor

14 IPM Pest Management Roles Building Occupants Custodial Staff Facilities Staff Pest Control Manager and/or Technician Administration Outside Contractors

15 IPM Pest Management Roles Building Occupants Communicate concerns Food Storage Clutter/Sanitation Open windows & Doors Custodial Staff Communicate concerns Food Storage Clutter/Sanitation Open windows & Doors

16 IPM Pest Management Roles Facilities Staff Barriers to control pests Repair and maintenance of building envelope Pest Control Manager/Technician Inspect and identify pests Monitor and evaluate populations Choose appropriate method of control Communicate control efforts Keep accurate records

17 IPM Pest Management Roles Administration Authorize use of IPM Program Financial commitment for IPM Determine effectiveness of Program Outside Contractors Follow IPM Program requirements Communicate with IPM Manager Use licensed pest control technicians

18 IPM Communications System Work request system and/or pest complaint system Notification to building occupants of pesticide applications Notification from building occupants of any allergy/sensitivity to particular pesticides

19 IPM Training Specific instructions on what to do and what not to do in controlling pests Educate all building occupants on IPM procedures and their specific roles and responsibilities

20 IPM Training Specific tasks require specific training such as: Custodial Cafeteria/Food Service Maintenance Company health personnel (Nurse) Groundskeeping

21 Pest Control Objectives Site Control Objectives or goal of what you want an IPM to accomplish may be different for each building or area They can include a reduction in the use of pesticides A reduction in the number of pest calls received from a building or area Or, a combination of the two

22 Pest Control Objectives Examples of control objectives may include the following Place exterior rodent bait stations near warehouse to reduce the mouse population by 25% Gel baits will be used in all kitchen areas to reduce the need for spraying/fogging and reduce the pest calls by 40% To reduce the number of pest calls from the administration building by 50% door sweeps will be added to each door, caulking of windows, doorframes and other openings in the building and mouse glue boards will be placed in each room

23 Inspect, Identify & Monitor Inspect Inspect all areas of building/area for signs of a variety of pests Use glue boards and traps to help capture potential pests Identify Look for different species of pests found to determine the appropriate method for removal Use your local universities as sources of information for pest identification

24 Inspect, Identify & Monitor Monitor Once the pests have been properly identified and pest control methods are in place, continue to monitor their numbers through the use of glue boards and traps Determine if current methods are working to reduce number of pests

25 Set Action Thresholds Action Level Thresholds are use to determine what type of action will take place and are set using several factors: What number of pests would require the use of what IPM methods What number of pests would require the use of pesticide application What is the building/area used for (a hospital, food service or clean room may require more stringent pest control methods than a warehouse, office area or work room floor)

26 Set Action Thresholds One persons occasional bug is another persons infestation Some people have unreasonable phobias about particular pests (i.e. spiders)

27 Apply IPM Strategies Once you have identified the type of pests present and in what numbers, and; You have determined your action thresholds; You can apply a variety of IPM strategies depending on the pest and the area in which you are experiencing the pest problem

28 Apply IPM Strategies Examples of IPM Strategies Exterior and Interior Bait Stations Installation of door sweeps Caulking entryways, gaps & cracks in building exterior Removing moisture problems (i.e. leaking roofs & pipes, clogged condensate pans on HVAC systems, etc.)

29 Apply IPM Strategies Examples of IPM Strategies (cont.) Cleaning floor drain and grease traps Keep food stored in sealable containers Remove cardboard boxes from building as soon as possible Keep trash and recycling dumpsters away from the building instead of right up against the building

30 Apply IPM Strategies Empty trash daily on interior and exterior trash receptacles Keep doors and windows closed or use screens Do not over-water plants Keep pet food and bedding material in sealable plastic tubs Clean up food and spills as soon as possible

31 Apply IPM Strategies Examples of IPM Strategies (cont.) Use flying insect light traps in food service areas or areas where exterior doors are continuously open If you must use pesticides Use the least toxic pesticide that will accomplish the job Do a crack and crevice treatment only Remove or minimize fogging as a pest control option Used licensed pesticide applicators

32 Evaluate Results Monitor pest populations before and after each pest control action Determine which IPM action or combination of actions produce the greatest reduction in pest populations Give your IPM actions time to work, using bait stations and proper building maintenance to keep pests out will take a little longer to show results Don t t give up, if a method isn t t producing the results needed try additional or alternative IPM methods

33 Record Keeping It is essential that good pest control records are kept. Record what pests were a problem and in what areas Record the types of IPM control methods used Record any pesticides use, the name, strength used, amount applied, how applied, and number of applications

34 Working with Pest Control Contractors Contract with pest control company specifically requires IPM methods Pest control contractor has a copy of Company s s IPM policy and program and follows all associated guidelines Pest control contractor uses only state licensed pesticide applicators Application of pesticides only after authorization by Company representative

35 IPM Information Sources htm gives you the IPM contact in per EPA region IPM Star Institute of North America, Inc. A A Worm in the Teacher s s Apple,, Marc L. Lame, Indiana University s s School of Public and Environmental Affairs Missouri Dept of Agriculture, IPM Program Administrator, Check your state regulations for potential IPM requirements

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