Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management is an alternative approach to traditional pest management that uses information on the lifecycles of pests and their interactions with the environment, in combination with available pest control methods, to manage pests by the most economical means while causing the least possible damage to people, property, and the environment.

The Department of Pesticide Regulation at Clemson University supports Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in South Carolina schools. IPM does not mean that pesticide use will be disallowed, or even discouraged. However, the need to protect children from exposure to pesticides dictates that emphasis must be placed on non-chemical pest management methods such as sanitation first with chemical methods being used only when necessary.

The links provided on this page describe ways to implement IPM in schools.  If you are a homeowner, please be sure to visit the U.S. EPA's information about implementing IPM in and around your home.

For more information about IPM or for information about including IPM in a pest management contract, please contact Leslie Godfrey, DPR Reduced Risk Specialist, at 803.736.7680.

Texas AgriLife Extension
EPA School IPM

Clemson Entomology Insect Information
Clemson Extension Home and Garden Information Center
Clemson DPR Licensing and Exam Information
Information on West Nile Virus
University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter Resource Center
Center for Disease Control Rodent Control Information
Center for Disease Control Hantavirus Information
HUD "Healthy Homes" - About IPM
Environmental Protection Agency - Managing Asthma
Medical University of South Carolina - Allergy and Asthma
SC DHEC Epidemiological Data & Reports
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences - Cockroach Allergens
Purdue University
Safer Pest Control Project
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
SC Green Steps Schools
IPM Institute
Auburn University Fire Ants
eXtension Fire Ants
IPM Cost Calculator
Stop Pests in Housing
Center for Green Schools
North Carolina State University IPM Resources

Center for Wildlife Damage Management
For Kids - EPA Help! It's a Roach
For Kids - Pest Control Information for Kids and Teachers
IPM in NC Schools and Child Care Facilities blog
Insects in the City blog
IPM in Multifamily Housing blog
Dr. Fire Ant's Musings blog

IPM in Schools: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

IPM Around the Home:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

IPM in the Lawn & Garden:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 

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