Purpose. The Western Region School IPM Implementation and Assessment Work Group was formed to provide a focal point for interactive communication and collaboration by school IPM stakeholders and change agents throughout the West. In 2012 the work group was renamed the Western Region School and Home IPM Work Group to more accurately reflect the investments made by the team. We continue to stimulate and facilitate collaboration between university, state agencies, federal agencies, industry, advocacy groups, public housing and school based staff working to encourage and enhance successful implementation of IPM in community environments in the NIFA western region.
Funding. In 2006, the work group was established with
funding from the Western IPM Center.
Our activities are leveraged by considerable resources and in-kind support from
many member institutions, including the Arizona
Pest Management Center.
School IPM 2020: A Strategic Plan for Integrated Pest Management in Schools in the United States. Green, T.A. and Gouge, D.H., editors. IPM Institute of North America website.
The Western School IPM Working Group is charged with creating an inventory of existing school IPM programs, resources, and laws throughout the West. These inventory documents are created and regularly updated by working group participants. They are meant to serve as a resource for established and nascent school IPM programs in the West and elsewhere.
School & Child Care IPM & Pesticide Laws (PDF, 37KB) A state-by-state checklist of IPM and pesticide laws for schools and child care facilities in western states. (Updated July 2011)
Updated June 1, 2015
Lead Contact: Dawn H. Gouge, Urban Entomologist (University of Arizona)
Elisabeth Alden, University of Arizona
Diane Alston, Utah State University
Rebecca Baldwin, University of Florida
Juliann Barta, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10, Washington
Donald Baumgartner, Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Stacey Bealmear, University of Arizona
Rick Bell Arrow Exterminators
Steven Blunt, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Lynn Braband, Cornell University
Gary Braness, Bayer Environmental Science
Sam Bryks, Integrated Pest Management Consultancy
Kaci Buhl, National Pesticide Information Center
Clark Burgess, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
Mary E. Burrows, Montana State University
Don Callaway, Arizona Organic Pest & Termite Control
Jorine Campopiano, Environmental Protection Agency- Region 9
Jon Carpenter, Nevada Department of Agriculture
Bob Cartwright, Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
Kari Christensen, Oregon Department of Health Services
Gilbert Chun, Hawaii Department of Education
Lydia Clayton, University of Alaska Fairbanks
John F. Connett, University of Wyoming
Pat Copps, Orkin, Inc., California and western states
Vince Craig, Office of Pest Management
William Currie, International Pest Management Institute, Arizona
Ryan Davis, Utah State University
Tiffany De Alva, Catalina Unified School District, AZ
Allen Demorist, EPA Region 9
Kevin Drake, Arizona Department of Agriculture
Diane Eckles, Arizona Department of Health Services
Fabiola Estrada, US EPA Region 9
Lisa Estridge, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Carrie Foss, Washington State University
Al Fournier, University of Arizona
Indra Frank, Board of Directors Improving Kid's Environment
Julie Finke, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Bruce Gazaway, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Sherry Glick, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs, Nevada
Kathryn Goldman, Pesticide Action Network of Blaine County
Fudd Graham, Auburn University
Tess Grasswitz, New Mexico State University
Tom Green, IPM Institute of North America, Inc.,Wisconsin
Nina Hapner, Kashia Band of Pomo Indians
Tony Harback, Office of Pest Management
Lyndon Hawkins, IPM Professional, California
Robert Hayes, Idaho Department of Agriculture
Mary Hintikka, Legal Nurse Consultant
Janet Hurley, Texas AgriLife Extension
Guinevere Jones, University of Wyoming
Janet Kirkland, Montana Department of Agriculture
Pat Kwiatkowski, Pat Kwiatkowski
Marc Lame, Indiana University
Alexandre V. Latchininsky, University of Wyoming
Shujuan (Lucy) Li, University of Arizona
VelRey Lozano, EPA Region 8
Jack Marlowe, Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, Washington
Thomas K. Matsuda, Hawaii Department of Ag
John McCown, Ecolab
Kenneth R. McPherson, US EPA Region VI
Belinda Messenger, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
William Miller, Army IPM Consultants
Tom Muhlbach, Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Stacy Murphy, US EPA Region 6
Kathy Murray, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources
Shaku Nair, University of Arizona
Angela O'Callaghan, University of Nevada
Chip Osborne, Osborne Organics
Lionel Puhuyesva, Hopi EPA
Clay W. Scherer, DuPont Crop Protection
John W. Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Kyrrha Sevco, Ecology Action, California
Mark Shour, Iowa State University Extension
Forrest St. Aubin, Augustine Exterminators
Tim Stock, Oregon State University
Andrew M. Sutherland, UCCE Alameda County
Cathy Tarutani, University of Hawaii
Cecil Tharp, Montana State University
Hank Uhden, Wyoming Department of Agriculture
Peter Warren, Pima County Cooperative Extension
Fred Willey, Invader Pest Managerment
Keith Willingham, Western Exterminator Company
Erick Wolf, Innolytics, LLC
Julian Yates, University of Hawaii
Deb Young , Colorado State University
Ricado Zubiate, Salt Lake City School District, Utah
Complete Member Information (PDF, 106KB) A list of work group members with complete contact information.
Preparing Your School IPM Plan (PDF Template).Generic School IPM Plan Template (Word, 171KB). Please check your downloads after you click the link. Appendix 1: Pest Monitoring (Word, 35KB). Please check your downloads after you click the link. Appendix 2: Inspection (Word, 115KB). Please check your downloads after you click the link. Appendix 3: Pesticide Application Notification (Word, 55KB). Please check your downloads after you click the link. Appendix 4: Hiring an Outside Contractor (Word, 101KB). Please check your downloads after you click the link. Tribal School IPM Plan Template 011515-v10 (Word, 274KB). Please check your downloads after you click the link. School Integrated Pest Management (in Chinese)
Fournier, A., T.J. Gibb & C.Y. Oseto. 2010. Go to the Head of the Class: A Research-based Approach to Understanding Adoption and Implementation of Integrated Pest Management in Schools. Purdue IPM Technical Resource Center, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. 375 pp.
IPM: Integrated Pest Management
August 2012 Issue 2, featuring Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus, in English (PDF, 678KB).
August 2012 Issue 1, Back-to-School Issue, featuring Head Lice in English (PDF, 65KB).
June 2012 Issue, Clear-Up and Clean-Out For Summer, in English (PDF, 396KB).
September 2010 Issue, featuring Bed Bugs, in English (PDF, 196KB).
October 2010 Issue, featuring Mice and Rats, in English (PDF, 156KB).
December 2010 Issue, featuring Pigeons in English (PDF, 298KB).
Previous newsletters can be found here.
EPA Announces New School IPM Initiative (1.1MB, PDF)
Regional School IPM Working Groups
Arizona School and Childcare
National School IPM Website (University of Florida)
IPM Institute of North America: School IPM 2015
Western IPM Center
eXtension: Urban Integrated Pest Management website
Spanish School IPM CDC NIOSH
AZ IPM Tip of the Week
Western School IPM Work Group Archive