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Resources for Schools and Child Care Centers

Common pests in schools and child care settings

UC IPM’s Pest Notes series provides accurate, peer-reviewed information on identification and management of common pests found in schools and child care settings. Below is a list of select pests. See the Pest Notes index page for all titles in this series.

Online training

Providing IPM Services in Schools and Child Care Settings (UPDATED in 2016), informs pest management professionals about the requirements of the Healthy Schools Act (HSA), IPM services for managing pests in schools and child care centers, and practical ways to use IPM in business while complying with the HSA. This course meets the training requirement of the Healthy Schools Act that went into effect July 1, 2016. (CEUs: 1.0 hr "Other" and 1.0 hr "Pesticide Laws & Regulations" from DPR; 1.0 hr "Rules and Regulations” and 1.0 hr "IPM" from SPCB)

Child care training resources and curricula

California Department of Pesticide Regulation

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) School & Child Care Integrated Pest Management program offers support for Healthy Schools Act compliance and promotes the adoption of integrated pest management in schools and child care centers.