Thursday, October 6, 2011
Child Care In-Service
Last night Clyde, Barb, Stephen Vantassel and I provided an in-service for child care providers about pests and how to control them through IPM. Gina at the Lancaster County Health Department coordinated this event.
We discussed IPM strategies (sanitation, trapping, exclusion, etc.) and common pests that might be found in child care centers, such as cockroaches, mice, head lice, and bed bugs. We also included examples of sticky traps, exclusion devices for mice, mouse multi-catch traps, and even dead bed bugs!
Our audience asked many questions and we hope that the information presented will help child care providers understand how they can better prevent and/or solve pest problems in their facilities.