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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August issue of School IPM 2015 available

The August School IPM 2015 eNewsletter features the following articles: Stinging Insects Are Getting Busy! ‘Tis the Season for Mice in Schools and Check Your Facts!

http://www.ipminstitute.org/school_ipm_2015/August29_Newsletter.htm

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New book available on bee and wasp management

Wasp and Bee Management: A Common Sense Approach is an in-depth reference based on the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). It includes detailed identification information for wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, and bee species. The risk for stings, swarms, and property damage is discussed and non-chemical recommendations are given if action is appropriate. The spiral–bound, 5-inch by 8-inch book is easy to use when scouting for wasps and bees around the landscape, home, school, or business.

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