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School IPM Best Practices

This online resource provides easy-to-use information to assist implementation of integrated pest management on school property and facilitate reduced dependence on pesticides. Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a science-based approach to dealing with pests that uses sensible methods to protect human health and the environment, and generally reduces the cost of traditional pest treatments. Pests can be insects, plant diseases, weeds, or animals.

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How to Practice Integrated Pest Management

IPM Basics

Why Is IPM So Important in Schools?

How Can Your School Benefit from Using IPM?

The Use of Pesticides on School Property

IPM Policies and Protocols


The Steps of IPM

Common IPM Terms

Related IPM Websites

IPM Resources

Pesticide Use and IPM Laws by State

Site Specific Best Management Practices for School IPM