Having the ability to assess pest problems in schools is essential for a successful integrated pest management (IPM) program. However, such expertise can be costly and is not available to all school districts across the United States. The web-based IPM Calculator was developed to address this problem. By answering questions about the condition of a building and the behaviors of individuals who use it, any pest management professional or building manager can use the IPM Calculator to assess pest risk at a school campus and obtain IPM-based solutions to reduce that pest risk. This new tool is available online at http://ipmcalculator.com.
Bennett, B., Hurley, J., & Merchant, M. (2016). An Integrated Pest Management Tool for Evaluating Schools. Journal of Extension, 54(2), Article 3. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol54/iss2/3