Webinar: Tools for Eliminating Mice in Multifamily Housing

All too often, mouse infestations in multifamily housing complexes persist for many years with histories of sporadic outbreaks followed by temporary quick fixes using glue boards, snap traps and baiting efforts. Unfortunately, these “traditional” efforts tend to merely address a monthly complaint list given to a hired exterminator. Rarely will such efforts address the harder-to-reach breeding sources of the building’s and the apartment’s population of mice. As a result, the surviving population members replace the individual mice harvested out from the complaint-driven pest control service. A more comprehensive program is needed, especially because mice in apartment buildings are important health pests carrying diseases and triggering asthma attacks.  Continue reading

Two job opportunities at the Northeastern IPM Center

The Northeastern IPM Center invites applications for two (2) open positions.

Grants and Partnerships Coordinator. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Center’s Partnership Grants Program, annually revising the Request for Applications for our Partnerships Grant Program, recruiting and leading the review panel, coordinating sub-award documents, and monitoring progress and expenditures. Resolve discrepancies that arise from financial reports and invoices, and track project data. Communicate the scope and goals of the projects to staff and others. Develop appropriate tracking and reporting procedures to determine the status of different projects. Assist the Center’s director in identifying funding sources as well as preparing proposals for funding to support the Center. Please apply through Cornell’s Taleo system at: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=26183

StopPests in Housing Trainer and Consultant. This position will engage, coach, and train participating affordable housing providers in order to address housing conditions that threaten human health. Specifically, they will contact designated housing providers to establish the status of their IPM program. Build relationships with fellow trainers, governmental agencies and Regional IPM centers. Collect and update records of contacts through the management system. Provide technical assistance as-needed to prepare for on-site IPM trainings. Coordinate with co-trainers and local support agencies for on-site trainings. Arrange training logistics with the housing provider and meal logistics with caterers. Travel to trainings and conduct on-site training with a co-trainer, using the already established Multifamily Housing Training. Collect feedback on the training and prepare it for analysis and reporting. Provide technical assistance to participating housing providers via email and conference calls. Assess the success of each housing providers’ IPM program. Contribute to a final report. Attend training and expansion of skills through participation in job-related courses, seminars and workshops.  Please apply through Cornell’s Taleo system at: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=26167

Bed bug webinar available online

The recorded webinar “Lowering Costs with an In-House Bed Bug Preventions and Management Plan” is now up online here: http://stoppests.org/vtechbedbug

On that same page you will find a link to the questions and answers asked during and after the webinar, the slides from the presentation, and other helpful links.

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