IPM in Schools

Sixteen school districts, serving 58% of the students in Colorado public schools, participate in IPM.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a prevention-based, highly effective approach proven to reduce pest complaints and pesticide use by up to 90% in schools and other public buildings. IPM practices such as sanitation and exclusion also improve food safety, fire safety and energy conservation. The IPM Institute of North America School newsletter  can help you start an IPM program in your school district. For more information, visit www.schoolipm2015.com.

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What is School IPM?

School IPM is facilitated by the Colorado Coalition for School IPM (CCSIPM) and meets twice a year.  It’s a great opportunity to learn what’s happening with school IPM in Colorado and around the nation.

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Partners

School IPM in Colorado is funded by Colorado State University, the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Leaders from Colorado State University, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment,  school districts, National Environmental Health Association,  and private pest control companies all contribute to furthering school IPM’s mission in Colorado.

Education is the cornerstone of a School IPM program. We provide hands-on training, educational materials, and on-going expertise to help grow your program. Each school district in Colorado is unique and we offer tools and resources to help  develop a program that meets your school districts needs.

 

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