UGA workshop set for Aug. 23 will cover integrated pest management for schools

By Cristina deRevere for CAES News

Georgia has strict regulations and rules when it comes to managing pests at schools. The University of Georgia Structural Pest Management Program (SPM) offers a biannual workshop on integrated pest management (IPM) for pest control operators who have school contracts in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. The program will host the fall 2018 School IPM Workshop on Thursday, Aug. 23.

Registration is open until Wednesday, Aug. 22 for the workshop that begins at 9 a.m. at the Student Learning Center on the UGA Griffin campus. The workshop ends at 3 p.m.

The workshop will start with presentations from UGA entomologists and Georgia Department of Agriculture representatives. Attendees will receive hands-on training through insect identification practice in the SPM insect identification laboratory and regulatory requirements review at the Georgia Structural Pest Control Training Center.

Georgia pest control operators will receive five Household Pest Control (HPC) credits. Alabama operators will receive 10 HPC; Household Pest Control/Branch Supervisor (HPB); or Industrial, Institutional, Household Pest Control/Custodial (IIHC) points. South Carolina operators will receive one Core and four Category 7A credits. Tennessee operators will receive five C07, C08, C10 or C12 credits.

To register for the fall 2018 School IPM Workshop, submit an application online at The registration fee is $75 and includes the lectures, active learning and lunch. For more information, visit or call UGA entomologist Dan Suiter at 770-233-6114.

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