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SPN: News and Resources, you can use for your IPM program.

This month’s newsletter is aimed at helping you out with a few resources you can use, plus some news stories you might be interested in that you can share. Understanding how to obtain a commercial or noncommercial pesticide license in Texas can be very confusing. Over the years I have devoted newsletter space to this topic. Last month for the joint TASB/AgriLife Coronavirus Confusion Abounds Webinar Series we covered Pesticide Licensing in TX. This session was recorded and can be found on YouTube. The video is an hour… Read More →

SPN: Before you leave the campus remember these tips

It is that time of year. It’s time to clean out the classroom and get ready for the holiday break.  Before you take some time to be with family and just relax, let’s take some time to think about sanitation. When you close up the classroom, make sure that you don’t leave behind a picnic for pests. The pests we generally see in schools include cockroaches, mice, rats, spiders, ants, silverfish, and occasionally crickets. These pests are animals and they like the same things we do, food, water,… Read More →

SPN: Mid-year Clutter Control – Keeping it Clean at your school campus

As November comes to an end, and the weather starts to cool, teachers and staff start thinking about the holidays. However, what they probably don’t think about is their role in the IPM program. As parties are planned, decorations brought out of storage and cooler temperatures invite open windows it’s also a good time to remind everyone that mice, ants, and other critters are on the move. This time of year also brings out the clutter bug in all of us, it’s best to keep on top of… Read More →

SPN: Summer Tips for IPM

Summer in Texas means high temps and high humidity, it also means schools are busy cleaning, repairing and preparing for the next school year. For many of you this means several projects at once and can be overwhelming. This summer tips are ways you can share with your fellow summer school employees how they can help your IPM/IAQ program while you work this summer. Floor Drains – These are the nastiest places on school campuses, especially when floor drain covers have been repeatedly waxed and little or no water can… Read More →

School Pest News, Volume 12, Issue 5, August 2013

Why is IPM so important? Most of us in our everyday lives don’t give pest control a second thought. We only react after we see a roach or a mouse run through our house. Yet in our professional surroundings, some of us are asked to follow Integrated Pest Management (IPM) either by law or voluntarily. IPM is a strategy that provides quality pest control using the least hazardous chemicals and techniques.  IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycle of pests and their interactions with the… Read More →

School Pest News Volume 10, Issue 8

Contents Section 1 Crazy ants making tracks through South Central Texas. 1 Section 2 IPM and IAQ inspections can find open floor and wall penetrations. 2 Additional Information – University of Florida – Tight Spaces. 3 Section 1 Crazy ants making tracks through South Central Texas Travis County is one of the most recent areas of Texas to be invaded by crazies – in this case, Caribbean or Rasberry crazy ants, said entomologists with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Crazy ants get their name from their erratic movements… Read More →