Stop School Pests are free online training courses for K-12 school employees to learn how to reduce pesticide use, prevent pests from entering schools and outdoor areas, and create healthy, save spaces for children and staff using an Integrated Pest Management approach. Choose from nine online courses each created for different school staff groups.
Students and staff spend a major part of each day in school – at least 25% of the time they’re awake. An unhealthy school environment with hazards from pests and pesticides has a profound effect on their health. Mice and cockroaches can cause and trigger asthma attacks and allergies, over-reliance on pesticides can lead to exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a long-term approach to preventing pests utilizing the least-hazardous, most effective, sustainable and cost-effective methods.
- Free and flexible: Take the courses you want, when you want in this online learning program.
- Credible: Learn the latest science and evidence-based management techniques to improve your awareness and understanding of IPM and how it applies to your profession.
- Practical: See real-life examples and pictures of schools using IPM in schools and get access to resources that help address issues affecting your school.
- Certifiable: Earn a certificate of completion upon completing the courses and a short quiz.