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School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Home Page
Welcome to the California School IPM web site! This site has been created by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) as part of its implementation of the Healthy Schools Act. Here you will find a variety of documents, web links, and other resources related to the Act and to integrated pest management in schools.
What is integrated pest management (IPM)? Integrated pest management is a widely accepted approach to pest management that results in effective suppression of pest populations while minimizing human health and environmental hazards. more...
What is the Healthy Schools Act? The Healthy Schools Act put into code DPRs existing voluntary school IPM program and added some requirements for schools, such as parental notification of pesticide applications, warning signs, recordkeeping at schools and pesticide use reporting by licensed pest control businesses that apply pesticides at schools. DPR is committed to facilitating voluntary adoption of IPM policies and programs in schools throughout California, and will be assisting school districts with their implementation of the Healthy Schools Act. more...
School IPM Workshops: 2013-2014 Schedule
Registration is now open for DPR’s School IPM Workshops taking place during the 2013-2014 school year. Workshops are scheduled for Beaumont (Riverside County) on February 20, 2014; Red Bluff (Tehama County) on April 24, 2014; and Bakersfield (Kern County) on June 12, 2014. These workshops, which are mandated by the Healthy Schools Act, are designed specifically for California school district staff who are responsible for pest management, such as IPM Coordinators, Maintenance & Operations Directors, and Groundskeeping and Custodial staff.
List of Pesticide Products Prohibited from Use in Schools and Child Care Facilities
(English, PDF, 170 kb) (En Español, PDF, 80 kb)
Also known as the AB 405 list, this list provides users with product names and US EPA registration numbers of pesticides that are not allowed for use in schools and child care facilities. The list is updated quarterly.
Turfgrass IPM Workshops: Northern California workshop scheduled
Registration is now open for the next Turfgrass IPM Workshop in Chico (Butte County) on November 1, 2013. This advanced, half-day workshop focuses on IPM principles for turfgrass, such as proper irrigation and turf health. Attendees will receive analysis and evaluation of a turf-area soil sample from their school.
Accomplishments and plans: January 2013 - December 2013, PDF (162 kb)
Updated accomplishments and plans for DPR’s School IPM and Child Care IPM Programs.
School IPM 2013-2014 Recordkeeping Calendar, PDF (6 mb)
Now available! This updated calendar provides helpful pest management information for school staff managing pests of school buildings and grounds. Included are pest prevention tips, instructional images, and a handy location to record monitoring results and IPM practices completed during the school year.