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A questing blacklegged tick on the tip of foliage, with its forelegs stretched out. Understanding and Managing Ticks – A Guide for Schools, Child Care and Camps: On school and child care facilities, ticks may be found on school yards located in and around wooded areas, paths, and cross-country trails. Ticks are a public health risk because they feed on the blood of humans and other animals, and can transmit several diseases, including Lyme disease.
What's Bugging You? What's Bugging You? How to manage common pests in and around the home, including bed bugs, mice, cockroaches, flies, fleas, white grubs, and MORE.
illustration of a tick with a line slashed through it Frequently Asked Questions About Ticks: Ticks and tick-borne diseases have become a significant public health issue in New York State, with different tick species and diseases currently present and spreading within the state and region. This document addresses frequently asked questions about tick biology, the prevention of tick bites, and management of tick populations.
Tick Infographic Posters Tick Infographic Posters: These 10, full-color, 18 x 24" posters can be downloaded for free. They cover these topics: How to check yourself for ticks, and remove a tick safely; how to monitor and minimize ticks in your backyard or school yard; how to prepare children for camp; how to protect your pets from ticks; the most common habitats for ticks; how to use repellent effectively; and how to treat your clothing to repel ticks.
Bed bug feeding. Photo: Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series Bed Bug FAQ Sheet: Answers to your most pressing questions about bed bugs.
Bed bug among clothing and backpack How to Get Bed Bugs Out of Your Belongings: This document provides non-pesticide treatment recommendations for household items, which are often overlooked or not treated by professional bed bug control services.
Bed Bugs Illustrated Bed Bugs Illustrated: Using illustrations and few words, these fact sheets show how to prevent bed bugs from entering your home, and what to do if they are there already.
SCOPE logo SCOPE: The Scientific Coalition on Pest Exclusion (SCOPE) was founded to promote pest exclusion, a proactive measure that serves as the first line of defense against pests.
detail of painting by Brehms showing bees foraging on flowers Active Ingredients Eligible for Minimum Risk Pesticide Use: A collection of 31 active ingredient profiles are intended to help officials, practitioners, and the public to better understand the risks and benefits of the active ingredients in the minimum-risk pesticides.
Cornwall-on-Hudson High School School IPM Best Management Practices website: From basics for the novice to resources for the seasoned IPM practitioner, our new website at the Northeast IPM Center brings together all the school IPM knowledge we could gather into one site. Inspection forms, pest fact sheets, IPM protocols, and links to the best and latest from IPM experts. We also provide ways to increase communication between school staff, parents, coaches and the community.
Wasp and Bee Management Wasp and Bee Management: This 88-page full-color book is an in-depth reference based on the principles of integrated pest management (IPM). It includes detailed identification information for wasp, hornet, yellow jacket, and bee species. The risk for stings, swarms, and property damage is discussed and non-chemical recommendations are given if action is appropriate.
Head lice at various stages of development from egg to adult. Photo: Kevin Dyer/iStock Images. Head Lice—Frequently Asked Questions: How to identify, treat and prevent head lice.
NYS IPM Tick YouTube Playlist NYS IPM YouTube Playlist for Ticks: Protect yourself from ticks and the diseases they carry.
NYS IPM Videos for Homes & Other Buildings Videos for Homes and Other Buildings: Use IPM methods to manage pests where we live, learn, work and play.
NYS IPM Videos for Schools and Daycare Centers Videos for Schools and Daycare Centers: Use IPM methods to manage pests on playing fields.
Community IPM Fact Sheets Fact Sheets for Community IPM: How to manage pests of where we live, learn, work and play.
Community IPM Brochures Brochures for Community IPM: Topics include: Mice, Ants, Cockroaches, Mosquitoes, Grubs, Weeds, and Home IPM.
School bus Pest Management Practices: A Survey of Public School Districts in New York State. An evaluation of the status of IPM programs in NYS public elementary and secondary schools.
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