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HOW GREEN IS YOUR PEST CONTROL PROGRAM? --INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT-- WAYNE WALKER UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & RESIDENCE EDUCATION
INTRODUCTION HISTORY DEFINITIONS ELEMENTS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS CERTIFICATION
HISTORY OF IPM Began in the agricultural community Driven by economics at first Many years later it became driven by worker safety issues
HISTORY OF IPM 1959 - Integrated Control Concept 1962 – Rachael Carson, “Silent Spring” 1970 – EPA established 1972 – EPA Cancels most uses of DDT
HISTORY OF IPM 1993 - The Clinton Administration called for implementation of IPM on 75% of America’s crop land by the year 2000 1996 – Food Quality Protection Act
HISTORY OF IPM 1998 – IPM Institute of North America formed 2003 – Green Shield Certification established Today – 33 states have IPM programs
DEFINITIONS Many and varied Most are associated with agriculture Depends on what outlook is represented Each organization will need to establish a definition that works for their facility
NPMA IPM is a process involving common sense and sound solutions for treating and controlling pests. These solutions incorporate three basic steps: 1) inspection, 2) identification and 3) treatment. Treatment options vary from sealing cracks and removing food and water sources to pesticide treatments when necessary.
CORNELL UNIVERSITY Integrated pest management, or IPM, is both a way of thinking and a way of acting in regard to pests. People who practice IPM try to prevent damage from pests or to manage them in ways that reduce risks to the environment and human health.
BIO-INTEGRAL RESOURCE CENTER IPM is a decision-making process that emphasizes prevention and non-chemical treatment, where treatments are selected from available biological, cultural, manual, mechanical, physical, educational, and chemical strategies. Reduced-risk chemical controls are included in the treatment program
PURDUE UNIVERSITY IPM is a process for achieving long term, environmentally sound pest suppression through the use of 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, living space and access used by pests.
SCHOOL IPM WEBSITE IPM is a process for balancing the risks between pests and pesticides to achieve long term pest suppression. 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.
DEFINITION What is your definition? What is the major difference between definitions? Do pesticides have a place in your IPM program?
ELEMENTS OF IPM Number is dependant on program There are 6 to 8 key elements There is no significance to the order that they will be presented in
ELEMENTS OF IPM Knowledge Communications Inspection/Monitoring Identification Exclusion Sanitation Treatment Strategy Evaluation
KNOWLEDGE Institutional staff Pest control provider Residents
COMMUNICATIONS Key element between participants May take a variety of forms Addresses problems, solutions, and prevention
INSPECTION/MONITORING Performed on a scheduled basis Results documented Provides prevention, early intervention, and validation of success
IDENTIFICATION Sample of pest is important Proper ID is vital Leads to proper plans for control
EXCLUSION First step in control May be the only steps required for control Can be performed by anyone
SANITATION A tenet of IPM,” deny food, water, and harborage” Should be part of inspection process Is normally an educational issue
TREATMENT STRATEGY Developed with safety as most important factor Utilizing all of IPM tools Can this strategy be sustained
EVALUATION All inspections documented Create a data base Analyze data on regular basis
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS Examples of products that might be utilized in IPM Views of problems you may face Elements of new construction that may not fit pest exclusion model
PRODUCT EXAMPLES A few videos of household products effectiveness on insects Plant extract (Botanicals) used for insect control
CERTIFICATION Establishes uniform standards Validates the IPM process Provides independent verification of programs
CERTIFICATION IPM Institute of North America –Green Shield Certified Facilities –Green Shield Certified Providers –IPM Star
CERTIFICATION CRITERIA Facility meets legal requirements All pesticide applications are strictly monitored and only applied when no other alternatives are available Least-hazardous pesticide product selection
CERTIFICATION CRITERIA The following IPM procedures are followed –Inspection/monitoring of structures and landscape –Sanitation –Exclusion
CERTIFICATION CRITERIA Establishment of the following types of written policies is required –Formal IPM program –IPM coordinator position –Open communications policy –Application notification policy –Record keeping
CERTIFICATION EcoWise Certified –Project of the Association of Bay Area Governments –Funded through state and private donations –Partnered with Bio-Integral Resource Center, NRDC, and Sacramento Stormwater Quality Parternership
QUESTIONS Share with us your IPM experiences Review
CONTACT INFORMATION WAYNE WALKER UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & RESIDENCE EDUCATION E-MAIL WAYNEW@HOUSING.UFL.EDUWAYNEW@HOUSING.UFL.EDU OFFICE PHONE 352-392-2171 EXT 10917 CELL PHONE 352-284-3963