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Webinar: In-house Bed Bug Prevention and Management Plan: Research Update from Virginia Tech

September 10, 2014; 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET
Multifamily housing communities are on the front lines of the bed bug battle. Housing managers and staff have come a long way in managing this pest. Bed bug management can be expensive, frustrating, and time consuming. This webinar will help members of the affordable housing industry make decisions about how and where to spend time and money in order to be effective in prevention and management of bed bugs. Dr. Dini Miller and Molly Stedfast will be presenting the results of their research on bed bugs from Virginia Tech’s Dodson Urban Pest Management Lab and answering questions. Anyone involved in the decision making process around bed bug control in multifamily housing will benefit from viewing this presentation. Can’t make it? Register anyway and you'll be sent a link to the recorded webinar.
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School IPM Workshop: Lewiston, Idaho

September 23-24, 2014
EPA Region 10 and the University of Idaho will be presenting at a FREE two-day workshop in Lewiston, ID, aimed at the safe and effective management of pests in schools. Topics for this Integrated Pest Management (IPM) workshop include: how to identify pest problems and pest conducive conditions; how to communicate with school staff about IPM; and the biology and management of weeds, rodents, ants, wasps, and nuisance birds. This workshop is designed for school facility managers, custodians, administrators, groundskeepers, school nurses, pest management professionals, and others who are interested in learning more about school IPM for a healthy school environment. Contact Juliann Barta (206-553-1495, barta.juliann@epa.gov) to register or if you have questions. Space is limited. Recertification credits will be available for licensed pesticide applicators.


Past Events

Webinar: School Community Mosquito IPM

Join EPA's Center of Expertise for School IPM on August 20, 2014 at 2 PM Eastern for a 1-hour webinar on School Community Mosquito IPM geared to school facility managers, buildings and grounds managers and staff, childcare facility managers, and school IPM professionals. This webinar will present information on mosquitoes of concern, their biology, integrating mosquito management into a School IPM plan, and a decision-making rationale for mosquito management. Preferred mosquito breeding and feeding habits will be identified followed by a discussion of habitat modification to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. Common biological controls, mechanical devices, and pesticides will be discussed. Reserve your webinar seat now.

Learn How to Get Rid of Pest Workshops

EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection and the National Center for Healthy Housing are sponsoring two Learn How to Get Rid of PestsExit EPA Disclaimer workshops in Washington, DC. The workshops will take place at the District of Columbia Department of the Environment on May 17, 2013 and at the Benning Road Public Library Community May 18, 2013.

Webinar: Understanding Bed Bugs in Schools

On April 25, 2013 from 1-2 PM EDT, EPA and the National Pest Management Association will co-host the webinar, Understanding Bed Bugs in Schools. Presentations will describe proactive steps, such as how to plan for bed bugs, and how to manage bed bug hot spots in schools. Please take a moment to register for the webinar.

Webinar: Integrated Pest Management in Schools

EPA to host Webinar, Integrated Pest Management in Schools: Protecting Children in Schools from Pests and Pesticides, on March 6, 2013, 2-3 PM EST as part of the Department of Education’s Green Strides webinar series. Register for this webinar that will cover how to establish a school IPM program and tips for practical application of school IPM strategies.

2013 Tick-Borne Disease IPM Conference

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will co-host a conference on Tick-Borne Disease Integrated Pest Management (IPM) on March 5-6, 2013 in Arlington, VA. The conference will bring together representatives from numerous federal, state and local agencies, academia, and stakeholders to discuss the current state of IPM for the management of tick-borne diseases. March 5 is for federal partners only while March 6 is open to all interested parties.

EPA Region 2 Webinar: "Bed Bugs Go to School" - June 18, 2012

EPA Region 2 is offering a free webinar on bed bugs in schools from 1:00-2:30 pm (EDT) on June 18, 2012. This presentation will discuss why bed bugs are such a challenge and how you can be proactive. The presentation will review how and where to inspect for bed bugs, how to manage bed bugs with IPM tactics; and bed bug prevention. Reserve your seat now!

Webinar: "IPM in Child Care Centers: Protecting Children from Pests and Pesticides" - April 24, 2012

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs and Office of Children's Health Protection are offering a free webinar on Integrated Pest Management and Child Care Settings at 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (EDT) on April 24, 2012. This webinar will provide information on how child care programs can reduce exposure to pests and pesticides by addressing the underlying conditions that can lead to pest infestations rather than relying on pesticides for control of pests such as cockroaches, rodents, ants and flying insects.
Topics will include:
- IPM and pesticides;
- Protecting young children in child care centers from pests and pesticides;
- Actions to eliminate pests through IPM; and
- Essential steps for developing an IPM program in child care settings.
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7th International IPM Symposium - March 27-29, 2012, Memphis, TN

IPM on the World Stage-Solutions for Global Pest ChallengesExit EPA Disclaimer will address Integrated Pest Management (IPM) across disciplines, internationally, in the market place, agricultural, structural community settings, horticultural, and natural environments. Program proposals are due by April 29, 2011.

EPA's 2011 Community Involvement Training Conference - July 19-21, 2011, Arlington, VA

This dynamic conference brings together more than 450 people from EPA and its federal, state, tribal, and local partners who plan and implement environmental community involvement, partnership, stewardship, outreach, and education programs. Presentation proposals are due by February 18, 2011.

EPA's Promoting Community IPM for Preventing Tick-Borne Diseases Conference- March 30-31, 2011 (8:30 AM - 5:00 PM), Arlington, VA

This conference will bring together, under the auspices of EPA's Pesticide Program Dialog Committee, EPA and its federal, state, local, and non-governmental partners who plan and implement IPM programs for tick-borne disease prevention. Conference goals are to identify successful strategies for community IPM programs, Identify research priorities and knowledge gaps, and strengthen partnerships among participants.

Pollinators and North American Priorities: Why Pollinators Matter: Benefits Challenges and Outcomes - October 20, 2010, Washington, DC

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign's free, one day symposium Exit EPA Disclaimer to kick off their International Conference. Unique opportunity to get the latest insights on why pollinators matter, what you can do to help pollinators, and the benefits, challenges and outcomes anticipated in the next decade.

Bug Off Pest Control Center's 2010 New York Pest Expo: "The Complete PMP: IPM and Beyond" - November 11, 2010, Manhattan, New York

Join Bug Off Pest Control Center Exit EPA Disclaimer for the finest pest management training and exposition program in New York. Get connected with the metropolitan area's leading professionals. View exhibits and discuss product features with major manufacturers and business support providers.

Pollinator Conservation Planning will be offered in 36 states over the next three years by the The Xerces Society. The Pollinator Conservation Planning Short Course is an intensive, day-long training designed to equip conservationists, land managers, farm educators, and agricultural professionals with the latest science-based approaches to increasing crop security and reversing the trend of pollinator decline, especially in heavily managed agricultural landscapes. Follow the links below to register, or for more information on these upcoming training sessions:

National Pollinator Week - June 21-27, 2010 - In just three years, Pollinator Week has grown to be an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. Pollinating animals, including bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles and others, are vital to our delicate ecosystem, supporting terrestrial wildlife, providing healthy watershed, and more. Pollinator Week is a way to share the message of the importance of pollinators. Find an event in your state.

Pest Prevention: Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools Webinar - June 3, 2010
What is integrated pest management (IPM)? Why is it important for school health? This EPA webinar covered how to incorporate safe and cost-effective integrated pest management approaches in schools; how to reduce asthma triggers and allergic reactions in students and staff by implementing common sense pest prevention strategies; and IPM educational and training tools for school staff and faculty. See a replay of this event.

speaker addressing PESP national meeting

The New Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program (PESP): Building Stronger Partnerships for Effective Environmental Stewardship conference was held on November 17-18, 2009 in Arlington, VA. A summary of the meeting (7 pp, 3.4MB, about PDF) that highlights the various sessions is available.

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