National School IPM

What is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

People appreciate a comfortable environment in which to live and work. Environments comfortable to us may also provide food, water and harborage to pests. By using an integrated strategy for pest management, we can reduce numbers of pests as well as maintain a healthy environment.

IPM is a process for balancing the risks between pests and pesticides to achieve long term pest suppression. IPM uses a wide variety of technological and management practices. Control strategies in an IPM program extend beyond the application of pesticides to include structural and procedural modifications that reduce the food, water, harborage, and access used by pests.

Points of IPM

  • Communication
  • Identification
  • Monitoring
  • Exclusion
  • Sanitation
  • Treatment Strategy
  • Evaluation

IPM is common sense pest control.


Florida School IPM

Staff and Partners
National Listserv

What is IPM?

Information for Parents
Information for Administrators
Information for Faculty and Staff
Information for Pest Managers

National School IPM Toolbox

Teacherís Resources

Your IPM Program

Pest Vulnerable Areas
Notification Forms
Sample Letters
Sample Contracts
Sample Presentations
Newsletters (Pest Press)
Reference Books and Manuals
Certification - IPM Star Information

Common Pests

Treatment Strategies

Regulatory Information