Category Archives: National School IPM News

A Safer Way to Keep Schools Pest Free; Stop School Pests Launches Free Online Courses

New Online Courses Help K12 School Employees Make Schools Healthier Places to Learn Stop School Pests, a new online training program, is now available to school employees across the United States and beyond at The training will help schools reduce pest complaints, pesticide use, and pest-related costs, and improve food and fire safety by teaching staff how to prevent pest problems before they occur. Students spend a major part of each day in school – on average 30 hours each week. Exposure to pests and pesticides can… Read More →

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Tips for More Effective Asthma Management in Schools

Asthma is a growing health problem, especially among school-aged children.  Asthma prevalence has increased from 7.3% of the population in 2001 to 8.4% in 2010 (CDC NCHS Data Brief no 94 May 2012).  In its 2011 Asthma & Children Fact Sheet, the American Lung Association reported that 7.1 million children under 18 had asthma.  The Association also reports that the annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $50.1 billion (Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet).  In 2008, there were more than 14.8 million asthma-related school absences (Meng… Read More →

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