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Classes at IPM House in 2018

Just a short note to let you know about upcoming training opportunities at the IPM Experience House. In case you haven’t heard about us, the IPM House is a hands-on training venue at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center in Dallas.  We are offering some excellent opportunities for learning in 2018.

Registration is open for the next three classes, and dates are happening soon, so check them out: Continue reading

Don’t make it a Happy New Year for Pests

The following article is in the Texas School Pest News but contains tips for all of us who are anticipating a long break for the holidays.

As we come to the end of December and before you leave for the holidays please remember these tips so when you return you won’t be returning to unexpected guests. Continue reading

Author of ant book has book signing in Raleigh

by Chelsea Kellner, NC State University

For every human on earth, there are at least one million ants. North Carolina alone has at least 250 species — that we’ve identified so far.

Head to Quail Ridge Books at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, to get the lowdown on your closest (and tiniest) neighbors from NC State University alumna Eleanor Spicer Rice. Co-authored with CALS professor Rob Dunn, her new book, “Dr. Eleanor’s Book of Common Ants,” is full of surprising findings — from the tiny yellow species that intimidates even the mighty fire ant, to the shenanigans of those wee explorers on your kitchen counter. Continue reading

All Bugs Good and Bad webinar series begins Friday

The 2017 webinar series All Bugs Good and Bad starts this Friday. Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.   We will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, vegetable pests, and house dwellers as well as arachnids too.  Not all insects are bad, though, come and meet some of our native pollinators!   Continue reading

Assistant professor position open at NC State University focusing on wood-destroying insects

The Department of Entomology & Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. This faculty position is located on the main campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has a 70% research and 30% academic appointment. The position carries responsibilities for research relating to the biology and management of major wood-destroying arthropod pests of structures, mainly termites, but also including wood-infesting ants or beetles. Continue reading

Register for Upcoming Webinars on School Integrated Pest Management

EPA’s Center of Expertise for School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is excited to offer two upcoming webinars:

On Tuesday, May 10 − Stop School Pests and iPest Manager – School IPM Educational Programs, highlighting two new, free, online school IPM resources:

  • The Stop School Pests program, a standardized, peer-reviewed, national IPM training program for school communities, and
  • iSchoolPest Manager, an online hub for school IPM materials. These new resources, developed through EPA grants, are intended to help schools initiate and grow their IPM programs, thereby providing students, faculty and staff with healthier learning environments.
  • Featuring Dr. Dawn Gouge and Janet Hurley

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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.

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