May 2016 (PDF, 1.1MB). Featuring Wild Honey Bees in Community Environments
Purpose of Work Group. IPM for Sensitive Sites in the Built Environment - Western Region Work Group was formed to provide a focal point for interactive communication and collaboration of community IPM stakeholders and change agents throughout the Western Region. Members include state, territory and tribal representatives, university, industry, advocacy organization, and federal agency groups.
Goal. Work 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)
2016 Education Management Regulatory Research Needs (PDF, 121KB)
Updated August 24, 2016
Work Group Steering Committee:
Dawn H. Gouge, Urban Entomologist - University of Arizona
Carrie R. Foss, Urban IPM Director - Washington State University
Tim W. Stock, IPM Education Specialist - Oregon State University
John F. Connett, School IPM Specialist - University of Wyoming
Tom Babb, Environmental Program Manager - California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Complete Member Information (PDF, 78KB) 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