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Pest Management Workshop

     Pennsylvania Integrated Pest Management (PA IPM) Program

                  City Council Chambers – One City Hall Place

                   March 22, 2013 – 9AM to 4:30PM

The City of Coatesville Codes Department is hosting an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) training to be conducted by the Philadelphia School & Community IPM Partnership of Penn State University on March 22, 2013.  This one day training is limited to 40 participants on a first come basis.

Integrated pest management (IPM) is a different approach than traditional pest control. It emphasizes eliminating nesting places, as well as sources of food and water for the pests, and it excludes the pests from the home. It uses the safest pesticide in the safest manner only when necessary. Studies by Purdue University and Virginia Tech show that it is more effective and, once pests are under control, cost effective.

The training will be modeled on HUD’s Guidance on Integrated Pest Management updated May 24, 2007. The guidance identifies 10 elements of an effective IPM program. It states that the “goal of IPM (per the Environmental Protection Agency) is to manage pest damage by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.”

This training includes all materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. The fee for the training is $55 per person.

Complete the registration form with a $55/person check made payable to City of Coatesville.

Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) RegistratioN Form