School IPM—Training and Events

Mandatory Training for IPM Coordinator

  1. within one month of appointment complete Initial Training Module [PDF or PowerPoint Show] AND
  2. within 12 months of appointment attend a Comprehensive Training Workshop (see schedule below) AND
  3. earn 1 hour of Continuing Education credit per year. To earn CE credits:
    • Attend 1 hr or more of a Comprehensive IPM Workshop OR
    • Participate Complete 1 or more hours of training on any topic related to environmental health, pest prevention and management, or building and grounds maintenance offered by a reliable organization such as the recorded webinars, presentations, and videos listed below. Keep a record of your participation in your Pest Management Activity Log.

Upcoming Comprehensive IPM Workshops




October 9, 2019

Lincoln Academy

8:30am-11:30 am

Comprehensive IPM Workshop - Lincoln Academy

81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, ME

If no workshops are listed above contact  or 207-287-7616 to schedule a workshop in your area.

Questions? Contact Kathy Murray at or 287-7616.


  • Maine School IPM Coordinators Role [PDF or PPT)
  • Interpreting Pesticide Labels and Record-Keeping Requirements [PDF or PPT]
  • Pesticide Choice [PDF or PPT]
  • Turf Pest Management [PDF or PPT]
  • Ants, Mice, Bed Bugs and Other Critters: Solutions to Common and Challenging Pests [PDF or PPT]
  • Got Pests? Maintenance Solutions to Pest Problems [PDF or PPT]
  • Enhancing Your School IPM Program [PDF or PPT]
  • Pest Specific Strategies [PDF or PPT]
  • School Business Officials- New Resources for IPM [PDF or PPT]
  • Weeds: IPM Strategies for Long-term Prevention of Weeds [PDF]
  • Biocontrol on School Grounds [PDF]
  • Turf Insect IPM [PDF]

New! On-line Training Modules

  • StopSchoolPests On-line Training Modules (free professional development training modules from IPM Institute for custodians, maintenance staff, administrators, school nurses, food service, teachers, and more).


Webinar Archive

Got the Itch? Browntail Moth on Maine School Grounds: How to Recognize, Treat and Manage it.

(Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Aired 11/17/16). see also How to Remove Winter Webs

Tick Talk/ Tick Report Webinar Series

Ticks and Disease, How to Protect Yourself, and more (University of Massachusetts)


PestWise School IPM Webinar Series

School IPM Basics, Keeping Rodents Out, Dealing with Bedbugs, Tick Safe Schools, Managing Mosquitoes and more. (US EPA)

Green Shield Webinars

IPM and Asthma, Advanced IPM Techniques (GreenShield Certified program)

Indoor Air Quality for Schools Webinar Series


NEW! School IAQ Master Class Webinar Series


Healthy School Environments Webinar Series


Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environments Webinar Series

Includes assessment guides, job checklists and staff training videos on pest management, cleaning, mold, PCBs, mercury, and more presented by school facilities staff and other experts from around the U.S.


All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar 2019 Series

              Recorded Webinars - 2018 series

Recorded Webinars - 2017 series

Recorded Webinars - 2016 series

Recorded and upcoming presentations by experts on a variety of topics you can use to identify, prevent and management pests in gardens, buildings and grounds both at school and at home. (Extension Service)


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