Keeping Your School Free of Stinging Insects

May 19, 2015 | 2 – 3:30 PM Eastern | Register Now

Join EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM as we explore the ways to keep students and staff safe from stinging insects at your school. Stinging insects, mainly yellow jackets and wasps, present risks from their painful stings to potentially severe allergic reactions. In this webinar, you’ll learn to identify these pests and the steps you should take to manage them as part of your Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. IPM is a smart, sensible and sustainable approach to pest management recommended by EPA.

A Cornell University study on reducing stinging insects on school grounds will be discussed. An overview of the tools needed to monitor, exclude, remove, and trap yellow jackets and wasps will be provided along with their effectiveness and costs. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of a school district’s experience with these pests and the steps they took to prevent exposure to stinging insects. The featured presenters will be:

  • Justin Schmidt, Entomologist, University of Arizona
  • Lynn Braband, Community IPM Educator, Cornell University
  • Mark Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard Co. (Maryland) Public School System

This webinar is part of a series sponsored by EPA’s Center of Expertise for School IPM to assist school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control by offering guidance on Integrated Pest Management. Theses presentations are specifically targeted for the school community – facility managers, buildings and grounds managers and staff, nurses, administrators, IPM coordinators.

Space is limited to the first 1000 to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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