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Managing Head Lice in Schools - EPA Webinar, October 20

For Release: September 24, 2015

EPA's Center of Expertise for School Integrated Pest Management (IPM) will host a webinar, "Managing Head Lice in Schools," on October 20 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

This webinar will explore the epidemiology, public health significance, diagnosis, treatment, and control of head lice. An emphasis will be placed on IPM-based control strategies. The webinar will feature:

  • Richard Pollack, Senior Environmental Health Officer, Harvard University
  • Nicole Bobo, Director of Nursing Education, National Association of School Nurses
  • Deborah Pontius, Health Services Coordinator, Pershing County (Nevada) School District

Register for the webinar: https://epawebconferencing.acms.com/headlice_ipm/event/event_info.html

This webinar is one in a series of EPA presentations offering information on IPM to help school districts adopt a proactive approach to pest control. The presentations are geared specifically to the school community: facility managers, buildings and grounds managers, staff, nurses, administrators, and IPM coordinators. Our IPM webinar series has already reached more than 1,200 school officials, representing more than 12 million students across the country. IPM is a smart, sensible, and sustainable approach to managing pests that takes action to address the underlying causes that enable pests to thrive.

Upcoming webinars include:

  • Writing an IPM Policy for Your School District - November 10, 2015
  • ​Bed Bugs in Schools - December 15, 2015
  • "Stop School Pests" and "iPestManager" - school IPM educational programs - January 26, 2016

Find information about upcoming and past School IPM webinars.

Learn more about IPM in Schools.

Watch these videos from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation on IPM in schoolsExit