Tag Archives: NPIC

Disinfectant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

As you prepare to open your campuses to students and staff, here are a couple of items to help you prepare. 1. The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) will hosting a webinar on  Disinfectant safety during the COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, June 24  at  1:00 pm Central  In this webinar NPIC will address common misconceptions and questions about disinfectant safety. They will also tour EPA’s online tool for products effective against COVID-19. Topics include: Differences between cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants Why “contact time” is important for a disinfectant to… Read More →

School Pest News, Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2015

Texas School Health Advisory Committee (TSHAC) Resources, Recommendations and Research SHAC Guide for Texas School Districts – Revised July 2015 The School Health Program of the Department of State Health Services produced this helpful School Health Advisory Councils Guide for Texas School Districts for help to get started while building a successful SHAC.  The guide has been updated with the most current information available in support of efforts to provide school health education and services through the district’s SHAC. To access the guide, go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/sdhac.shtm. To find out if your school district has… Read More →

School Pest News, Volume 13, Issue 11, November 2014

The Importance of Educating Staff about Your IPM Program By: Janet A. Hurley, Extension Program Specialist II Integrated pest management (IPM) is a process that requires cooperation among all school staff members, faculty and students and pest management professionals within a school district. IPM is a strategy of managing pests using multiple control tactics that provide the best control with the least cost and environmental impact. IPM is based on thorough knowledge of the pests and the technologies used to control them and can be performed by anyone… Read More →