Tag Archives: Spring ISD

School Pest News, Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2015

Spring ISD earns recertification for integrated pest management practices By: Paul Schattenberg Spring Independent School District has once again earned IPM Star certification for its sustainable pest management practices. The school district was given an intense inspection of its sustainable pest control practices by experienced integrated pest management professionals, said Janet Hurley, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service school integrated pest management specialist who served as one of the evaluators. “The IPM STAR program of the IPM Institute of North America evaluates school systems and childcare centers for their… Read More →

School Pest News Volume 11, Issue 2, April 2012

Learning Opportunities Abound By Janet Hurley Over the past ten years, we have watched school IPM information become more frequent. In addition to school IPM, we have seen IPM in public housing also increase. Rather than duplicate, AgriLife Extension will either be forwarding more emails or announcing more online training resources. Below is just a sample of what we have seen so far: During the month of March, the University of Florida released its Bed Bugs and Book Bags curriculum.  The curriculum is designed for third through fifth… Read More →

School Pest News VOLUME 10, ISSUE 7

SECTION 1 THREE TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR IPM EFFORTS By Steve Byrns Students aren’t the only ones in class this fall; unwanted insect and animal pests of all shapes and sizes also “attend school” at times, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service Program Specialist II. Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension school integrated pest management specialist in Dallas, said school districts across the state face a constant invasion of pests to the degree that since 1995 every independent school district in the state is required… Read More →