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Want to teach school staff some simple IPM techniques in just a few short minutes? Orange County Public Schools, in conjunction with Orlando Tech Animation, created several video “shorts” on IPM topics. The videos, which feature a cute animated mouse named Scruffles, run from one to two minutes long and include IPM basics, bed bugs, head lice, ants, rodents and cockroaches. In addition to presenting useful IPM tips, Scruffles has a tongue-in-cheek charm. In the rodent video, he comments that as a mouse himself, “I have certain expertise in these matters.”
Free Webinar, Thursday, February 21, 1 EST, 12 CST, 10 PST.
Asthma in America is epidemic among children, impacting nearly 25% in urban areas and becoming the leading cause of hospital visits in low-income neighborhoods each year. Pest allergens and pesticides are contributing factors, with cockroaches being among the most potent asthma triggers. So how can you utilize best management practices to effectively control pest allergens through integrated pest management (IPM)?
Researchers from NC State have developed a technique that uses an electronic interface to remotely control, or steer, cockroaches.
“Our aim was to determine whether we could create a wireless biological interface with cockroaches, which are robust and able to infiltrate small spaces,” says Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and co-author of a paper on the work.
As summer winds down and we prepare for fall and winter – are your school buildings ready? Did you know a typical house mouse only needs the size of a dime (1/4 inch) to squeeze into your building? The average roof rat or Norway rat only needs the size of a quarter to enter a structure. Crickets, outdoor cockroaches and other crawling pests can gain entrance into your structure with less than ¼-inch gap under a door.
DATE: Thursday, September 6 at 10 AM Central Time.
Learn more by registering for the Green Strides Strategic Collaboration for Effective Asthma Management in Schools webinar on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT. Leading asthma experts will discuss best practices for asthma management in schools and how they collaborated with key partners to expand the reach of their school-based asthma management programs.
Spring is here and the critters are coming out. Learn how to proactively manage pests at your property using integrated pest management (IPM). Attend a free webinar on April 26, 2012 or view the recorded session afterwards. This webinar is for anyone interested in beginning an IPM program at a multifamily property. Property owners/managers and staff at organizations that work with multifamily properties are encouraged to attend. Viewers will gain an understanding of IPM and learn the resources available to support their efforts.To register, go to http://www.stoppests.org/ipm-training/training-opportunities/stoppests-webinars/managing-pests-in-multifamily-housing/
NEW ORLEANS — There are many children and teens in the New Orleans area living with asthma. And now, for the first time, a local researcher is testing something very common in this area that might be the reason children are going to the hospital with severe asthma attacks: cockroaches.