Integrated Pest Management

  • Environmental Protection Agency Columbia Public Schools Facilities and Construction Services utilize the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) IPM Tools for Schools (IPM) approach when dealing with pest management concerns in the district. The IPM strategy integrates preventive and corrective measures to keep pests from causing significant problems, with minimal risk or hazard to humans and desirable components of their environment. IPM programs have a proven track record of significantly reducing the risks related to pesticides while improving the quality, health, and welfare of the environment.