Tag Archives: monitoring

SPN: Licensing, monitoring, and deep cleaning- tips for you.

Howdy Readers, Before I embark on a much-needed vacation I wanted to share a few items with you so you will have some answers while I’m away. The most common question I get is “how do I get a license”. This newsletter article has all the information you need plus a YouTube video with detailed steps. But here is the basic information: Step 1 – Contact TDA to register online – don’t send information to Austin, as it might get lost, but if you apply online they will… Read More →

SPN: Preparing for Summer

The school year is rapidly coming to an end and that means cleaning, repairing, and reviewing your IPM records. This newsletter is to help you prepare for the summer and help your IPM program grow. Before school ends be sure to send out an email to your teachers and principals reminding them to take home classroom pets, food items (even the macaroni art), and other personal items you would like out of their classroom. At the same time, you might need to remind them to store those items… Read More →

SPN: Glue boards

Monitoring versus control, what you need to know when servicing food areas One of the key components of an IPM program is monitoring. Using some type of glue device that captures pests as they move around an indoor environment is essential. In most building settings, the building envelop is not sealed adequately to keep pests like ants, crickets, spiders, and occasionally mice out. At the same time, in certain areas, monitoring is the only way to know if you have a pest problem.   Monitoring is using visual… Read More →

School Pest News, Volume 11, Issue 7, December 2012

School IPM in Texas: How to Stay in Compliance with TDA. With 4.8 million students, Texas has the second largest student base among US states according to the Texas Education Agency. And with 1,237 school districts and charters and 8,435 campuses Texas has more school systems than California. Over 83% of Texas school districts, are public school districts, which are required by Texas law to adhere to the school IPM rules. School IPM in Texas began in 1991 with the passage of a law requiring that pests in and around… Read More →