January 02, 2014

Food in the Classroom
From The PNW Pest Press newsletter: Jennifer Snyder of Oregon State University's School IPM Program gives suggestions for teachers, students, and staff on ways to help prevent pest problems associated with food and food debris in classrooms.  
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a prevention-based, highly effective approach proven to reduce pest complaints and pesticide use by up to 90% in schools and other public buildings.  IPM practices such as sanitation and exclusion also improve food safety, fire safety and energy conservation.  Our newsletter highlights real-life examples of IPM in practice and can help you start an IPM program in your school district.  For more information, visit www.schoolipm2015.com

Additional tip: clean behind and under all school vending machines frequently. (EG)