Integrated Pest Management by ENOE41S7

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									          Incorporating an IPM Approach



VelRey Lozano, IPM Coordinator, EPA Region 8
lozano.velrey@epa.gov
303-312-6128
   Common sense approach to managing pests
    and pest control
   It’s a safer and more cost effective solution to
    pest control




    Useful in all situations; schools, homes, working establishments
   Children spend up to 80% of their time in
    schools.

   IPM is important because it looks for the best
    way to manage pest problems with the least
    possible damage to the environment, people
    and even property.

   IPM programs take advantage of all pest
    management strategies, including judicious
    careful use of pesticides when necessary.
   Head lice
   Bees/wasps
   Rodents
   Ants
   Flies
   Cockroaches
   Termites
   Weeds
   Potentially bed bugs
   70-93% use pesticide
   indoors, outdoor
   in-house, contract
   routine, calendar
    applications or as-needed
    applications
   What is the pest?

   Where is it coming from?

   Why is it coming?
    ◦ Food
    ◦ Water
    ◦ Shelter
   Visual inspections

   Sticky traps
   German Cockroach vs. Oriental Cockroach
   Pharaoh Ant vs. Pavement Ant
   European Paper Wasp vs. Yellow Jackets




    Identification is necessary for deciding how you are going to
                       manage your pest problem
   Part of an IPM program is setting pest threshold
    levels or tolerance levels.
    ◦ Vectors
    ◦ Nuisance
   Building repairs
    ◦ Installing door sweeps
    ◦ Screening
    ◦ Caulking

   Cultural changes
    ◦   Using storage containers
    ◦   Trash handling
    ◦   Modifying food access
    ◦   Minimizing materials
   Landscapes
    ◦   Mowing heights
    ◦   Watering regimen
    ◦   Fertilizer selection
    ◦   Rock and mulch barriers
    ◦   Plant selection and maintenance
   Ask them how they treat pest problems.
    ◦ They need to identify the pest

   Ask them about the products they use
    ◦ They should provide MSDS info on chemicals used

   Don’t expect a PCO to ”do it all.”
    ◦ Pest management in your school depends on all
      school staff
Depends on how you are measuring costs?
                           Short
                           Term



                    Long
                    Term


   Effectiveness of program, safety in pesticide
    reduction, reduction in illness
   Time, materials costs, routine monitoring
   The future of School IPM
    ◦ 5 year plan to implement “Verifiable” School
      Integrated Pest Management Programs
    ◦ EPA is developing national standards for IPM so
      understanding of the program expands and is
      consistent
    ◦ R8 – Support and expand the number of schools
      who are implementing “verifiable IPM”
Bleach - - Ammonia - - Acetone
VelRey Lozano, IPM Coordinator

EPA Region 8 (8P-P3T)
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202-1129

lozano.velrey@epa.gov
303-312-6128
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/player/animals/bugs-
animals/other-bugs/bedbugs.html
   Education
   How to identify bed bugs
   Prevention
   How to solve problem/What to do
A FEW BED BUG MYTHS
 “Only “dirty people” get bed bugs.”
 “Bed bugs are only found in places like
  apartments where people are crowded
  together”
 “Bed bugs are only a problem for low –
  income people.”
   Adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye
   They are brown and about ¼ – 3/8” long
    when full - grown.
   In the nymph stages, bed bugs are whitish
    and smaller, but they are still often visible.
   They don't fly, but they are adept crawlers,
    and they move FAST! –They scatter quickly if
    they’re disturbed
   Your school needs to decide upon and
    develop a bed bug awareness program.
   Providing identification information is the
    best info to provide.
   The biggest issue with bed bugs in schools is
    ostracizing students if they are suspected of
    having bed bugs.
   Prevention
   Heat treatment
   Steam treatment
   Chemicals

								
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