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IPM Toolkit for Child Care Providers

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There are over 13,000 licensed private child day care facilities (child care centers) in California, in addition to approximately 50,000 family day care homes. In 2007 the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) was amended to include posting, notification, and recordkeeping requirements for private child day care facilities, but excluded family day care homes. In 2010, a survey on pest problems and pesticide use in child care centers reported that ninety percent of child care centers experienced an indoor or outdoor pest problem, but that many providers were not aware of the term "integrated pest management."

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  • IPM Checklist (English, PDF, 270 kb) (En Español, PDF, 279 kb)

    The IPM Checklist was developed for child care staff or the pest management professional to inspect child care facilities for the presence of pests and the conditions that provide pests with food, water, and shelter. Also provided are ways to identify evidence of pests and a list of tools needed to complete an inspection.