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New AgriLife Extension Service graphic guides target school pests

by Gabe Saldana, Texas A&M AgriLife

Three new infographics and two detailed publications from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service help demystify the best practices for controlling pests in schools, universities and other areas where humans occupy close quarters.

“The average person, while not a pest control expert, is definitely affected when an infestation occurs,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension specialist in school integrated pest management, Dallas. “That means the average person is integral to controlling pests, especially where large groups of people converge.” Continue reading

Topics at this year’s National Conference of Urban Entomology

Mike Merchant of Insects in the City gives the rundown of discussion topics during the National Conference of Urban Entomology, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico last week. I have included only the bullet points on the topics. If you’d like to read his entire post, go to The Insects in the City blog. Continue reading

New IPM course offered through Texas A&M

IPM specialists at Texas A&M AgriLife are offering a two-day course for colleges, universities and LEED building managers, August 6 & 7, 2014.

The purpose of this course is to train pest management technicians and college/university staff in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  All new technicians should receive IPM training and new and existing employees should be provided with continuing education emphasizing IPM.  Moreover, any person who applies pesticides for the college/university should practice IPM and be licensed as a non-commercial pesticide applicator by the state of TX. Pesticide applicators must follow state and federal regulations and apply pesticides according to the instructions on the labels. To assist college/university technicians, plus those who have LEEDs buildings and contract pesticide applicators in instituting IPM, this course includes developing a college/university IPM policy, specific IPM objectives, responsibilities of the college/university IPM Technician, and requirements for using pesticides and associated record keeping. Pest problems can be prevented by requesting that maintenance be performed, providing education for residents, conducting inspections and monitoring, what we call IPM.

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