Tag Archives: child health

School Pest News, Volume 12, Issue 9 December 2013

Using the holiday break As the year comes to an end and students are out of school for two weeks. For most of us it’s a time to be with family and friends; however, before you go on break there are few items you should look into. 1) Winter is the time for colds and flu. Use the break for extra cleaning and disinfecting. According to the CDC, there is a big difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning with soap and water is adequate to remove dirt and… Read More →

October is Children’s Health Month

October is Children’s Health Month as you can see from a statement sent out by Lisa Jackson, Administrator U.S. EPA. EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP) posted this article (see link below) this month of October for Children’s Health Month.  From the University of PA, an article on the “Importance of a Safe and Healthy School Environment: Pests, Pesticides and Children” will be posted on the EPA website.  The article focuses on: What is IPM?, The steps of IPM, Head Lice at school and home, and bed bugs.  The… Read More →