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, safe spaces for children and staff using an Integrated Pest Management approach. Choose from nine online courses each created for different school staff groups.
Students spend a major part of each day in school – on average 30 hours each week. 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.